Discussion on theGrid – Retina Ready One-Page Wordpress Theme

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murad00 Purchased

how do i change the color scheme

tommusrhodus

Hey there,

Go to “Appearence” => “Customise TG” and then use the 1-click colour controllers inside.

If you need any more help feel free to leave a ticket at http://tommusrhodus.ticksy.com

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God I love this theme, but the preload is just 5 seconds too long (10 seconds max on a regular connection speed) on the ipad. Any suggestions for getting that down to just 2-3 seconds?

tommusrhodus

The preloader is there as long as the site takes to load, my site gets a tonne of traffic from ThemeForest so it tends to slow down a little, but you can improve speed in a great number of ways, good hosting is a great starting point :)

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The page transition currently fades in, i wanted to “bounce” or grow in like you have in your demo. How do I edit that?

tommusrhodus

Hey there,

That’s odd, the transitions should be just as my demo, could you leave a ticket at our support site with your URL and I’ll take a look at this with you;

http://tommusrhodus.ticksy.com

Cheers!

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Oh, great template by-the-way. :)

tommusrhodus

Thanks :)

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These guys give amazing support and the theme is beautifully designed. I had quite a few questions and they have helped me with all of them which is really helpful. Thanks guys!

tommusrhodus

Thanks a bunch :D (There’s only one of me though, developer and support!)

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like a few others have noted, i would like the ability to select which blocks appear on the home page. my site will have many staff and projects but want those items to only show on the other pages (about and portfolio). any estimate when that ability to limit will be enabled? once it’s available i will definitely purchase. thanks, and nice work a very unique and attractive theme.

tommusrhodus

Hey there,

Thanks for the compliments! As you’ve noted, it’s in the pipeline, I can’t give a development date at the moment for the feature I’m afraid, but I’d expect this feature to go live in very early May.

Cheers!

Default-user

great, looking forward to that feature.

another quick question. is it possible to assign background colors to the various blocks – like the twitter block in your demo? is it possible to assign different colors to different blocks?

tommusrhodus

Hey there,

Yes this can be done with a tool like FireBug and very simple CSS; if you purchase the theme I’ll be happy to quickly show you this.

Cheers!

tommusrhodus

Gordon, the selective homepage feature is now live on my update server, and will be live on theme forest when the reviewers accept the update, likely within 24 hours.

Cheers!

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kurasawa Purchased

I am looking through The Grid WP Theme – Documentation. What is the difference between: The Grid Filtered Navigation and The Grid Standard Navigation? And which one are you using in your ThemeForest demo?

tommusrhodus

Hey there,

Filter Nav: This is only loaded in the page template – page builder template – this nav is ideal for #filter=.about type URLs for working with your main page of content.

Main Nav: This is loaded in Archives, Standard Pages, and the Page Builder with Standard Nav page template – this is useful for standard links on pages where you don’t want to filter down content, such s standard pages, category and tag archives etc.

In the demo I’m using the Filter Navigation on the homepage, and the Main Nav for archive pages etc.

I hope this helps!

kurasawa
kurasawa Purchased

Thanks for the quick reply, I will use your directions this weekend. A great designed template while important, it is the personal attention you give us here and at http://tommusrhodus.ticksy.com that really does make me a customer for life. You are as responsive as your templates…. pun intended.

tommusrhodus

Thanks! :)

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A note to any users upgrading to 2.2.0 – I’ve now included a selective update option, I’ve also updated the documentation to explain this process, the updated documentation will be live on ThemeForest in roughly 24 hours (waiting for reviewer.)

If you have an existing installation of theGrid, turning on the selective homepage will create errors on your site, this is to be expected and the documentation covers it, the error can be removed with literally two clicks of your mouse, but sadly, I cannot do this for you in the update process.

New Users; you should receive no errors regarding the selective homepage :)

Enjoy it everyone! Tom

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Hi, first of all I really appreciate this work, really nice theme. i was wondering if there is a possibility for the Blog Post Boxes on the Homepage if the Headline is too long. Would be great to have a ”...” just like in the text which is shown.

Thanks for helping me, Patrizius

tommusrhodus

Fair enough, I’ve added this to my development list :)

Cheers! & thanks!

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kurasawa Purchased

Oh boy…. please excuse the newbie question which follows. On my WordPress.org Dashboard I have been notified of an update to theGrid (2.2.1), this is great news except: “The following themes (theGrid) have new versions available. Check the ones you want to update and then click “Update Themes”. Please Note: Any customizations you have made to theme files will be lost. Please consider using child themes for modifications” As I am new to WP, I find out there are something called child themes. As I am making customizations to the original theGrid template, does this mean any update I do from you will result in erasing my changes? Should I (we) have been using child themes right from the start? Cheers.

tommusrhodus

Hey there,

Child themes are definitely a good idea unless you’re only making a few changes to the theme files here/there – and it’s only if you’re making direct code changes, anything in your theme options is safe, and obviously so are all your posts / pages and everything.

Barring the auto update, you can also do a manual update, the following article gives you a few ideas how to do this without losing customisations;

http://wpmu.org/how-to-upgrade-a-wordpress-theme-even-if-its-customized/

Cheers!

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kurasawa Purchased

To answer my own question above and to maybe assist another newbie in avoiding this situation I am posting a response from a Google search. I’ll only make this mistake once, so lesson learned, USE A CHILD THEME!

“Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, hack up core theme files to make changes.

Besides screwing up what someone has worked very hard to perfect, you will lose all of your changes when you update the theme.

Use a child theme!”

tommusrhodus

Hey there,

Yeah, it depends how sweeping your changes are though, a few little tweaks here and there can be easily made again after the update – large changes however, yep, child-theme :)

Barring the auto update, you can also do a manual update, the following article gives you a few ideas how to do this without losing customisations;

http://wpmu.org/how-to-upgrade-a-wordpress-theme-even-if-its-customized/

Cheers!

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kurasawa Purchased

^^ I am not certain a Child Theme is needed. The developer will need to make this clear. ^^

tommusrhodus

See my replies above, usage of a child theme depend on how large your changes are, little changes here and there can be made again after the update if you wanted.

cheers!

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Hello TR In version 2.2.1 with API plugin 1.1 oAuth Twitter Feed for Developers crash all site.

Fatal error: Cannot use string offset as an array aq-twitter-block.php on line 81

Any fix?

Thanks ;-)

tommusrhodus

Yep, double check the keys you’ve entered into the plugin, you should have 4 unique, keys that basically look like;

liagibvwoibweibg8924hfiubeiouwehfg892g

And a cache set to something like 3600

To be honest, given how horrible this new API is, I may not continue the twitter block within the theme.

If you need a little more help leave a ticket at http://tommusrhodus.ticksy.com

Cheers!

globalid

I have checked all settings… but too many errors and blocks,

I really agree with you to remove completely the twitter block in the next relases of theme.

Thanks again. Fabio ;-)

tommusrhodus

Thanks for your understanding Fabio :)

Tom

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Hi, could you let me know how to change the colour of individual blocks please? And is it possible to assign a different colour block for each category? Fantastic theme by the way!

tommusrhodus

Hey there,

Use a tool like FireBug and take a look at each block individually, they all have an id similar to;

#aq_block_5

Using that you can modify the colour of each element individually, e.g;

.home #aq_block_5 {background: red;}

Cheers! :)

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This site is awesome and Tom has been incredibly response to any questions. I highly recommend!

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daoran Purchased

Hola, no sé si me podrán contestar en español. Soy un poco principiante en esto. Acabo de instalar la plantilla y me encuentro que al visualizarla no se ve con el color gris oscuro de fondo sino blanco, los textos tampoco me aparecen con los colores que deberían de tener, y por más que busco en la plantilla no consigo personalizarla a mi gusto. Por favor, agradecería que alguien me ayudara para poder sacar todo el partido que tiene esta plantilla. Muchas gracias.

tommusrhodus

Hola, estoy utilizando el traductor de google para escribir esto. Si el tema no está cargando colores apropiadamente luego ir a “Apariencia” => “Personalizar TG” y utilizar los cambios de color en ese país.

Si sigues teniendo problemas después dejar un billete en mi wite soporte con una URL a su propio sitio;

http://tommusrhodus.ticksy.com

¡Salud!

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daoran Purchased

I think I just solved. Muchas gracias ;)

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Hi Tom,

I just purchased and installed. I created my menus and home page. When I try to install the demo data, I get a list of errors:

”...Failed to import Failed to import “pic2”: Invalid post type Failed to import “pic1”: Invalid post type…”

It’s a whole list of errors and it doesn’t seem like anything has imported at all.

Have you run across this issue before?

Best,

Mike

tommusrhodus

Hey Mike,

The WordPress XML install is slightly lacking in reliability I’m afraid, not to worry though, all those errors mean that the featured images have not imported. If you take ten minutes just to go through your posts / portfolio posts / and page builder template and swap out the images for your own then you’ll be able to sort this really quickly :)

Sorry for the inconvenience! Enjoy the theme :) Tom

Default-user

Thanks Tom,

I’m working on entering everything from scratch. No biggie.

I am having trouble with the portfolio pages, though. I would like to create portfolio pages like you have in the demo (http://www.madeinebor.com/tg/portfolio/some-project-title-5/)

However, even when using your demo photos, the gallery is upsizing the images so that they expand to full width, thus leaving no room for elements to the right of the image.

http://tucsonrealestatephotography.com/portfolio/aerial/

Ideas?

Thanks again,

Mike

tommusrhodus

Hey Mike,

Yeah that’s an easy one, go to “Appearance” => “Customise TG” => “Styling” and change the ‘portfolio item width’ drop down from ‘4 columns’ to either 2 or 3, whichever you want.

Cheers!

Default-user

Ahhhh! Sweet! Thank you!

Default-user

One more and I think I have everything figured out then time to do my other site with My Folio :)

On the portfolio pages (I am building pages with the page builder); is there a way to change the language on the text navigation that cycles between portfolios (Previous Project, Next Project)?

Thanks again!

tommusrhodus

Yeah, just open sidebar-portfolio.php in your theme files and CTRL+F search for the text you want to change.

Cheers!

Default-user

I have sidebar.php and single-portfolio.php but no sidebar-portfolio.php :/

Default-user

It was in single-portfolio. Thank you, Tom!

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Future feature request!!!

If possible, we would LOVE to be able to drop iframe embeds in a page using a page builder block.

PLEASE!!!

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kotos Purchased

Is possible to ad any captcha to contact form? I have tons of spam from it :(

tommusrhodus

Hey there,

I’ll add some spam detection in the next update which should help/remove the problem for you.

Cheers!

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First, congrats on the theme!!! It’s really spot on and beautiful. Now a question, is it possible to add a background colour to the blocks? I would love to play with patterns in the main bg, but it’s not possible at the moment cause the blocks are transparent.

tommusrhodus

Hey there,

Yeah really easy, just add a little custom CSS to your ‘custom CSS’ area of the theme options;

.element { background: red !important; }

Cheers!

Default-user

Thank you for the quick reply! :) Now I need to find a way to keep the ‘load more’ block with the same colour as the accent. Any pointers?

tommusrhodus

The easiest way is probably just to quickly set that manually also;

.element.load-more { background: orange !important; }

Cheers!

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