397 comments found

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Thailand

Hi,

My name is Daniele, I am a new intern at Web Courses Bangkok and am emailing to say we love your Surplus theme and I was hoping you have the time to do a quick 10 Q&A interview with us.

Our agency side used your website for www.waste2resource.org and we found the coding and design to be very easy to work with and we hope that with your interview we can inspire our trainees to start making quality themes like yours.

You can see some examples of interviews here on our website: http://www.webcoursesbangkok.com/

I look forward to hearing from you.

Daniele

WPExplorer

Sure. I would be glad to do that. Please contact me via my profile page so we can converse via email.

^AJ

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hi WPExplorer,

You’ve designed a great theme. It works easy and fast.

I have only one question: Is it possible to give the portfolio-items a Titel in the overview modus (such as Staff overview). Because now you see only the images without the product titel

Thanks.

TRN

WPExplorer

Thank you for the purchase and also the kind words.

Unfortunately not by default – usually if I have something like that I would showcase it in the demo. You’ll have to get dirty and edit the template files.

includes/home/portfolio.php
portfolio-template.php
template-portfolio-with-filter.php
template-portfolio-toggle.php

best wishes, AJ

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Germany
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hi WPExplorer, one question about your nice theme. At contact page I think there are missing space between description and box in the form. Is that correct? If yes, I would like to change it. Please tell me how?

Thanks for answering. Werner.

WPExplorer

Seems that the latest version of Contact Form 7 screwed them up a bit. You can add the following css:

.wpcf7-form input{ margin-top: 10px; }

To give them some margins.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hello, i’ve buyed the theme, and then i realized that there are no PSD archives! Is there any place to download them? Thanks

WPExplorer

Hi.

The theme doesn’t include a PSD because it’s 99.9% CSS , so creating a PSD before designing isn’t necessary. Is there a particular graphic you require changing?

thank you for the purchase, AJ

Default-user

No, ok! I just need to know wich typography is used in the theme?

WPExplorer

The default Typography is Arial for PC users and Helvetica Nue for Mac users.

I hope that helps you. Again thank you for the purchase, you have been very understanding!

aj

WPExplorer

Sorry. Headings are “Droid Sans” : http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Droid+Sans

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • France

Wow, I really love your theme, WP Explorer, absolutely brillant by its simplicity !

I have one pre-sale question: do you think it’s possible without too much hassle to replace the slider on the home page by a parralax one ?

Can we hire you if we need to tweak the theme a little bit ?

Best regards, RadCon

Nous adorons créer et mettre en ligne de beaux sites internet sur la toile.

WPExplorer

Glad you like it.

In terms of how hard it would be to replace, it really depends…Depends on if you are replacing it with a slider that’s a WordPress plugin or if you are intending on manually adding the new slider. Also going to depend on your level of expertise.

I am currently unavailable for any custom work. Sorry. So this is something you would need to do on your own.

AJ

RadCon

Thank you for this reply AJ.

I was thinking of a very nice Parallax Slider plugin sold here on TF. Should be easier. I’ll do it with one of my colleagues if you’re not available.

WPExplorer

Maybe leave a comment on the plugin developer and see what they say. Maybe they could help you integrate it ;)

thank you for your interest!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Is there a way to get my home-tagline to display on every single page and/or select pages?

Thank you!

-matthew

WPExplorer

You will need to edit your templates. This is how you would echo it out though – http://pastebin.com/ig6kK8hC

thanks for the purchase, AJ

matthewbaltrusitis

And to do this for the slide show as well?

Thanks again.

-matthew

WPExplorer

You’ll have to edit your template files. Take a look in index.php you’ll basically want to take the code to get the slides and the code to echo out the tagline outside of the “foreach loop” and put them at the bottom of header.php.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Exclusive Author
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Netherlands

Hey i bought your theme! Nice how all the options are so clean and simple. But still, i’m a newbie at wordpress. I installed wordpress and the theme with no plugins or anything. But i can’t upload a simple jpg. It says:

“Header.jpg” has failed to upload due to an error Unable to create directory /sites/haarlemmeezingfestival.nl/www/wp-content/uploads/2012/07. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

Than, i tried to put everything in the www folder to permission 777, and then I could upload an image. But i can’t leave everything at 777. What could this be? At google i only found stuff like that it’s probably a plugin that causes problems, but i have no plugins installed.

Thanks

WPExplorer

You should be able to set your folders to 755 and it should work. But it really depends on your server. You might want to ask your server. For example on my Media Temple dedicated server I need to actually use SSH to chmod my directories for it to work correctly with WordPress. I suggest contacting your host and see if they can help. Leaving the permissions at 777 is not good.

thanks for the purchase, AJ

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • France
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
vtubiana Purchased

Hi,

I have a question about inserting a multi language plugin. I would like to put the language choice on the homepage (on the header for exemple). I use the default homepage and i don’t know how to do that. It ’s very easy to put it on the sidebar on the other pages, but i can’t insert it on the homepage. Do you know how to do that ? Thank you for the help !

Vanessa

(i use the plugin qtranslate)

WPExplorer

I don’t have any experience with qTranslate, but I do know they have something called “quicktags” do those work for you at all?

Default-user
vtubiana Purchased

Thanks for the answer ! I’ve found how to put the language selector anywhere (by adding this code : <?php echo qtrans_generateLanguageSelectCode(‘both’); ?>). BUT … i have a problem with the HOMEPAGE . I can’t find how to create several versions of the homepage (english, french, etc.). Is there a way to do this ? OR is it possible to create a page (from the page menu) with the same characteristics as the home page (like highlights and tagline) ? Thank you,

Default-user
vtubiana Purchased

Forget my questions, i’ve just understand now what quicktags means and how to use it :-) Thank you for your help,

WPExplorer

Oh great!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
Rachie Purchased

Hi,

I have bought your theme today and really love it, however there is something weird going on with the navigation for my tags and categories.

I keep getting 404 errors or the links go to odd pages they shouldn’t.

Have I done something wrong?

I haven’t touched the categories or tags since swapping to your theme and assumed they would all just blend across.

Thanks, Rach

WPExplorer

There shouldn’t be any issue with that. Re-save your permalink settings (Settings -> Permalinks) to see if that refreshes them.

if you continue having issues, please open a ticket:

http://www.wpthemehelp.com/
  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

Hi AJ,

I like your theme! :)

I am currently configuring the theme for an older demographic. The client wants the fonts larger, making them easier to read.

The question I have is with the width of the child links in the main navigation. They seem to have a fixed width and I’m not sure how to make the width size to ensure my child page names don’t break into two lines.

Thanks in advance for your reply.

Jon

WPExplorer

Correct, they have a fixed width via css. You can increase it easily…here is a drastic example:

.sf-menu ul {
    width: 600px;
}
ul.sf-menu li:hover li ul,
ul.sf-menu li.sfHover li ul { top: -999em }
ul.sf-menu li li:hover ul,
ul.sf-menu li li.sfHover ul {
    left: 600px; /* match ul width */
}

thank you for the purchase, AJ

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
Rachie Purchased

Hi again,

Thanks for that and it worked :)

I was just wondering, I would like my blog post featured images to just be whatever size image I upload instead of the uniform image for each post. Is there a way to easily change that?

Rach

WPExplorer

Saw your message above that you’ve solved this, thanks for letting me know!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
Rachie Purchased

Hi – I worked it out – sorry to bug you! Rach

WPExplorer

Oh ok great! Thank you for letting me know ;)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Is it possible to add a video (YouTube/Vimeo) as one of the homepage slider slides?

WPExplorer

I have not enabled video support on this theme’s slider. Sorry ;(

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • United States

Is there any way to link to a URL in the Title and Image in the Content Slider portion? Great work. Thanks.

WPExplorer

Yes. The “Content Slider” simply echos out anything inside the post editor for that slide. In the demo all I’ve done is added an image aligned to the side then an h2 title and text. All in the post editor so you can easily add an image by clicking on the image and selecting the link in the WYSIWYG toolbar and entering your link. For the heading you highlight it and do the same.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hello, love this theme, quick question before i purchase. It is important that I am able to customize the bottom bar with widgets, icon links, etc. Is this possible with Next? I am also considering the need for an online form customers can fill out, fill in the field, click the circle. Doable here? Thanks so much -E

WPExplorer

You say… with “next”. Are you commenting on the wrong theme?

On this theme the footer region is a widgetized area. And for any forms you should look into using a plugin. I recommend Contact Form 7 as a free solution.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • United States
lisarae Purchased

Hello, I have a few questions about using your Surplus theme:

1) How can I show multiple FAQ categories on a page? (shortcode string?)

example: Faq category 1 (I would like to add a category heading to the page then feature the items) -item 1 displayed -item 2 displayed -item 3 displayed

Faq category 2 (I would like to add a category heading to the page then feature the items) -item 1 displayed -item 2 displayed -item 3 displayed

2) Is their a way to have the portfolio items on the homepage display in a random order upon page reload?

3) I need to change the Services page template to display full width. How do I do this (what code and where)?

Thanks for your help! The theme is working great…

WPExplorer

1. There is no shortcode for this built-in. You can have a look at “template-portfolio-toggle.php” for an example on how to loop through a custom taxonomy so you can create a FAQ ’s template that does the same or a shortcode as you mentioned.

2. In includes/home/portfolio.php or blog-portfolio.php (depending on which module you are using) you’ll want to add an ordery by parameter and an order parameter (using rand) to the get_posts function arguments – http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/get_posts

3. You need to edit single-services.php. First add the classname “full-width” to the div with a class of “post”. Then remove the get_sidebar() function near the bottom.

thanks for the purchase, AJ

Default-user
lisarae Purchased

Thank you for the response!

2) Would you mind telling me exactly what string of code (and where in the file) I need to add. I know just enough PHP to be dangerous :-) I would really appreciate it! It is an important function for my client.

3) Done. Worked great, thanks.

New question: In what file are the labels for the custom post types that show in the backend? ie: change Services to Newsletters (just the label)

Default-user
lisarae Purchased

I figured out the coding for getting the homepage portfolio to order by random :-) so I do not need help here, but I do need to change the height of the images in the portfolio. Where would I find the setting for the homepage (portfolio) and the portfolio with filter?

Thanks

WPExplorer

The height of the portfolio images would be changed in functions.php line 39:

add_image_size( 'grid-thumb',  230, 180, true );

The second value of 180 is the height attribute. After changing this number you need to either re-upload your portfolio images or install and run the “Regenerate Thumbnails” plugin.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

how do i change the font type for all my menus and headings etc? thanks

WPExplorer

Either via custom css or a plugin.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • United States
lisarae Purchased

Additional question:

4) How can I have the FAQ items display in alphabetical order?

Thanks!!!

WPExplorer

Open template-faqs.php and on line 51 add an orderby parameter with a value of “title” so that the the args look like this:

'post_type' =>'faqs',
'numberposts' => '-1',
'orderby' => 'title', //ADDED THIS LINE
'order' => 'ASC',
'tax_query' => $tax_query
  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

I am having a problem with the contact form 7 plugin with your contact page shortcode template on this theme.

For some reason, with or without the google map, the text in the form is being overlapped by the form boxes: http://annarbormoves.com/contact-ann-arbor-relocation-services/

How do I fix this?

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

I checked in the other comments and added the CSS you suggested:

.wpcf7-form input{ margin-top: 10px; }

and it worked.

WPExplorer

Oh great ;) Thanks for checking the comments!

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