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

Hi Brandon,

I need a little help.

Is it possible to have an item appear in both the slider and the blogspace areas?

When I categorise my post as ‘blog’ it shows up in the blogspace. However if I do both ‘blog’ and ‘slider’ then it only appears in the slider.

Also I can’t seem to find where the option for what the blogspace actually shows. How does it know to just show the ‘blog’ category? I feel like I’ve set this option somewhere but I can’t find it anymore!!

Any help you’ve got would be great. Steve

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Steve,

At the moment, no – the query basically runs through and searches for a single instance of a post – so if it shows up on the slider, it gets checked and won’t show up in the mini-blog feed. You could re-write the query script a bit to basically re-search for the post, but it gets a bit tricky if you haven’t messed with that stuff before so I’d recommend checking out the Codex.

This next part gets a little trickier – I’ll probably be adding this as an option in the future, but for now, the best option might be to set your blog “page” as the static front-page from the Settings > Reading panel, which will allow you to filter for just one category using the “category_filter” custom field :)

B

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
evan777 Purchased

Great theme, got it installed and set up after a few hiccups, and now just have a few tiny questions.

1. The “More Articles” section on the front page, I set up a Page which displays all posts that this link directs to. Works great. However, the slider shows up as a post in the blog list. Is it possible to to have a reverse feature of your Category_filter so that you can do an exclude of “Slider”.

Or, how about being able to add more than one category under this function? I tried this with “news, features, etc.” but it only worked with the first category. Maybe I shouldn’t be using a comma and my syntax is incorrect?

2. This one baffles me. Just creating a basic blog post seems to work strange with formatting. If I enter a picture, and use wordpress built in alignment tools (left, center, right) the text goes right over this. I have another wordpress install same version same server that works fine. The only workaround I’ve found is using [left_col].

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Evan,

1. There isn’t really an easy way to have an exclusion option at the moment (the query just doesn’t like to have an include AND exclude option together), BUT , you can do what I did on the demo, which is basically have a separate category called “Blog” (or whatever you like) and simply apply it to every post that you want to show up and then apply the “category_filter” to the “Blog” category. Keep in mind that posts can have multiple categories assigned, so this is a simple way to filter for just the “Blog” posts.

2. Let me check into this one for ya – the WordPress image alignment is notorious for doing some wonky stuff, so I might need to add a few extra style rules to force things in the 1.1 update.

Cheers! Brandon

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

argh. hate to ask such a basic question. i’m setting up my portfolio. following your walkthrough. (thanks for the great documentation) using the project gallery. set the “project_gallery_category” to birds i have 3 categories of posts. blog,birds, and uncategorized. i have 1 post in each category. all 3 posts are showing up on the portfolio page. its like its not filtering based on my category name. i tried switching to “blog” category and still all 3 are showing up. i’m hoping i missed something really basic and you’ll make fun of my ignorance and it’ll be fixed and i’ll be happy. what did i miss? thanks!

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Humara,

Just switch the custom field name to “category_filter” – it’s the correct one now, not “project_gallery_category” as it was once before :)

Cheers! Brandon

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

Hi,

Just 2 things:

1. I just do not love this flash photo viewer system in portfolio/gallery (with dark background). Can I use some other system of viewing photos in gallery in portfolio, ex: something similar to NivoSlider ?

2. Is it possible that Homepage have a structure like that:

NivoSlider (default location)

full blog posts below it?

Thanks for your reply. It’s quite important for me. And congratulations on launching this project. Respect.

Chris

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Chris,

1. You’re welcome to swap out the existing plugins with others, but it basically comes down to you having to make the changes. I’m more than happy to guide ya to the right spots in the theme to modify, but making the actual customizations are up to you – hope ya understand!

2. Yep – you’ll essentially just want to change line 52 in index.php from “the_excerpt” to “the_content” – read up on the WordPress codex for more details on different things you can do with this.

Cheers! Brandon

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years

Hy Brandon,

im building a website using your template. im a bit confused about using the widgets in the side bar. You have in your demo (home page) a link just with a image and title (featured theme). I tried to to the same to link to a internal page. The problem is that on the left side of the image shows the grey point normal used in the text links. My question is how can I take this point when using images without changing the css to the text links? is there a special widget to do that or, is that a different away to insert a link just with the title and an image? Maybe this is a silly question but im brand new to wordpress. you can check it out in www.lapp.kultivation.com

another thing is that I tried to import the xml file into another subdomain to see how did you build your demo. When I see it in the browser theres no navigation system, no slider and no pages, no sidebars. Is that normal? Do I need to configure it?

u can check it in www.themeology.kultivation.com

thanks a lot for your help and time

Joao

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Joao,

1. What widget are you using? In the demo it’s just a simple text-widget with an image placed inside… in your site, it’s wrapped in a list element, which is drawing up the bullet point.

2. That’s because you still need to fill out the Themeology settings page as well as the Menu panel :) It imports the demo posts/pages, but not the core database stuff like the logo URL , menu system, etc.

Cheers! Brandon

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years

thanks a lot for the fast response.

It seems that i was wasting your time with basic wordpress stuff. Im just a rookie. Sorry about that.

you deserve a 5 stars rating.

Cheers! Joao

MDNW
MDNW Author

Thanks Joao :)

Cheers! Brandon

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

Hi,

I’m buying hosting and a Wordpress theme for the first time, in order to create a website to showcase my illustration.

I love everything about Themeology so I will almost certainly buy your theme regardless of the answer to my question, but I would like to be able to slightly increase the height of the main header in order to accomodate my logo. Your example “Themeology” graphic appears to be about 160px high, with a gap of about 30 px above and below.

The description of this theme says the layout is “fixed”; will it be easy enough for me, a complete CSS ignoramus, to adjust the code to change this one part of the theme?

Thank you for any help you can provide!

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Otherhand – that particular section is actually flexible (it’s the column structure that’s “fixed”) – so if you put in a small or huge logo, it should flex to fit it just fine :) If you do run into any problems, the CSS adjustment is actually quite simple and I’ll be glad to write it up for ya.

Cheers! Brandon

Default-user

Bought it – just tidying up some graphics and reading up before I do the full install (no customer ribbon over my posts yet, I guess that’ll come later). Thanks for the advice, Brandon!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
evan777 Purchased

Re: The Image alignment issue. Its pretty necessary for me actually. You can see my site at www.bromeliopolis.com

I have long articles being posted which definitely require some break to make them functional. If I use your [left_col] command and the image is too large, then the text just displays right over it. Alternately, if I include the text in [right_col] next to the picture for alignment, then the text loses all proper paragraph formatting, and ends up looking like there is not enough space between each line.

its functional enough for me to begin using, but a really time waster to have to keep resizing images and dealing with the [col] command in order to post images and have them look proper. I’d feel a lot more comfortable with the traditional wordpress image alignment functions.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Evan,

I’m including this in the first update for next week, but until then, try dropping this into your “Custom CSS ” panel in the Themeology settings page:

.alignleft{float: left; margin-right: 12px;} .alignright{float: right; margin-left: 12px;}

That should help out ;)

Brandon

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

Hi Brandon,

I think here is the best place to make this clear.

I have to change the font and as you recommended to Jose I did those things. 1. Create the Cufon font file 2. Upload it to the JS folder of the theme 3. Reference it in the header.php (ref the file, and then ref the font-face in the activate lines) “

but nothing changes.

Header.php lines look like that: http://pastie.org/1205283

I don’t know what I’m doing wrong but it seems like header.php and admin panel doesn’t see those changes.

Please help. Thank you in advance.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Chris,

Do you have a link to the actual site? It’s hard to troubleshoot without seeing it in action :)

B

ChrisPeeks

Sure. http://www.cichuta.com/

But the problem is I can’t install new font (in admin panel I still can only choose between Avenir, Mido and No Font Replacement)

I need to have polish letters, that’s why I want to add new (cufon) font

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

Hi Brandon,

Sorry to be a pain but I’ve screwed something up and need help!

I was editing widgets.php to change the title of the Flickr widget, well I obviously did something wrong because it gave me an error:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_FUNCTION in /home/content/34/6796234/html/wp-content/themes/themeology/functions/widgets.php on line 15

So I went Back and pasted back in the original code, pressed update but it wouldn’t let me do it and took me straight to the error again.

Now obviously like this I can’t get into my WP-Admin either.

So I took the code, pasted it into Notepad and saved it as ‘widgets.php’ and tried to manually upload it through my GoDaddy File Manager. This has allowed me to get back to the site and onto WP-Admin but it is all messed up. Here I get the error:

Warning: include(functions/widgets.php) [function.include]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/34/6796234/html/wp-content/themes/themeology/functions.php on line 4

Warning: include() [function.include]: Failed opening ‘functions/widgets.php’ for inclusion (include_path=’.:/usr/local/php5/lib/php’) in /home/content/34/6796234/html/wp-content/themes/themeology/functions.php on line 4

It would be great if you could help me. Thanks in advance!!

Brett

MDNW
MDNW Author

Solved down below :) Hehe – Remember, when making changes to the theme template files, it’s always wise to keep a local backup that you can use to fix things if you break anything.

Cheers!

Brandon

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

OK, panic over! I’ve sorted it. wipes sweat from brow

Thanks anyway

:-)

MDNW
MDNW Author

:) Thanks for the update brett! B

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

Hi Brandon,

Any thoughts why I can’t install new cufon font?

Font’s name is geo.

and I changed header.php like that: http://pastie.org/1205283

+ I uploaded it to js folder.

But unfortunately I still have only Avenir, Mido and No Font Replacement to choose from.

Thanks in advance for help.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Heya Chris,

I’m out of the office for the night (iphoning it), but I’ll check this out first thing in the morning :)

Brandon

ChrisPeeks

Ok, I did it!

User named thejosetree helped me.

I just had to swap new font references under “Avenir” part of the script, not add new part of the script with new font name.

Thanks Brandon and thanks Jose.

  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years
  • Norway

Thanks for a great theme! Lots of possibilities and clean design:) Right now I only have one problem. I see Theoneisis has asked you for the same earlier, but I couldn’t find any answer to it:

When I first load my frontpage, the Nivo slider works perfectly BUT if I navigate away from that page to any other page in my site or if I hit refresh, instead of transitioning with effects, each image now just appears – no effect.

I have tried in both Google Chrome and IE, same problem in both browsers.

Hope you can help me out with this!

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Smith,

We haven’t been able to really detect the problem with this, outside of the fact that it seems tied to the first few times you use the theme in combination with the “Random Animation Effect” setting. If you switch the effect setting a few times, it seems to fix it :)

Brandon

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

Hi,

I just bought your theme and it seems great ! But I can’t install it because apparently the theme is damaged. On the Appearance>Themes page I can read “the installation is incomplete” and “the stylesheet is missing”. Even if I tried several times to install it nothing is changing. (BTW I’m using the french version of Wordpress)

Need your help !

In addition, I would like to change the doted lines by full lines and the jagged top and bottom background in a classic square shape.

Need your help again !

Thanks by advance for your reply.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years

Hi,

I was wondering if it’s possible to have the grid of blog post on the home page, under the slider, instead of the three featured posts.

MDNW
MDNW Author

Yep – you would just set the grid-view as the homepage in the Reading>Settings page :)

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • Referred between 1 and 9 users

I’m sure this is easy, but I can’t seem to be able to figure it out.

How do I add an image and make it a link in the sidebar?

Your the best, Fitz

MDNW
MDNW Author

Hi Fitz,

There are a few ways to do this, from using a custom widget plugin to the manual way. I’ve done this by using basic HTML inside a text-widget… the HTML looks like this:

<a href="http://yourlink.com"><img src="yourimage.jpg" /></a>

Cheers! Brandon

Default-user

Hi again,

I ended up making a post of what I wanted and then I swiped the HTML and pasted it in the text widget and it worked. I tried to come back and delete my question but wasn’t able to…

Thanks again, Fitz

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
cpaine Purchased

Hey man – can you please email me the PaintSplatter theme? I’m at cpaine@gmail.com.

Also, how big should I cut the logo to fit nicely into the top banner? I’m trying to figure out how to transfer my logo across once I install the theme…

(This is it currently: http://www.100daysofaction.net/)

Thanks! Love how the theme looks (I’ve still got to figure out a fair bit though :) )

CP

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

Hey,

You know the Social Media icons in the navigation bar – is it possible to get a YouTube one instead of Vimeo?

Thanks in advance,

Brett

MDNW
MDNW Author

Sure thing! I’ll include this in the 1.1 update coming in a day or two :)

Thanks for the feedback Brett! Brandon

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

Hi Brandon, I’ve just bought your theme, its very nice!

I didn’t find a .po file for translation, can you indicate how I might integrate this theme with my Italian language WP site?

Also, I want to make the text in the page and post body, not headers but content, larger. I’ve tried everything I know but its not working. Where should I change the size?

Thank you for your help!

Stefano

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

Hi Brandon,

Awesome theme! Love it.

I have a few questions, though:

1. I can’t seem to fashion the homepage so that under the Blurbspace I can simply have the footer.

2. Or, is it possible to have a grid view of blog posts directly beneath the BLURBSPACE , stretching across the entire span of the page (900 or so px), with just a single row of blogs?

3. How can I make the BLURBSPACE titles and icons linkable. The ‘More’ isn’t prominent enough, I’m afraid, for viewers.

4. How can I get a slide destination to open a new browser window instead of opening link in same window?

Site is in maintenance mode right now.

Thanks so much!

-Ryan http://www.theradiancefoundation.org

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