Discussion on Timeline Minimal Responsive WordPress Theme

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This is looking great! Which responsive framework did you use? Is it custom?

Serifly

Thank you very much. Yes, most parts of this theme are custom created.

Lovely stuff, really nice.

Serifly

Thank you.

Awesome theme Serifly, glws mate! ;)

Serifly

Thanks, much appreciated.

Nice theme and I love that unusual layout! Great job! :)

Serifly

Thank you very much.

Unique ideas , congrats ! :)

Serifly

Thank you.

This is a good looking theme! One question, is it possible to make the Blog style just like the projects (boxed style)?

Or maybe at least enable comment on the project entry? If i purchase this, most likely will use it for photography.

Serifly

Thank you very much for your interest. The blog and portfolio styles are different on purpose and can’t be changed. Unfortunately comments can’t be enabled for the project entries right now, I will however think about it for the next version.

fath

Thank you for your response. Appreciate it.

Thank you for this great theme ! Just a question… The scroll is very, very slow on google Chrome (not on the other browsers) ; is there any way to change that ? Thanks !

Here’s my portfolio for you to check the problem : http://www.guillaume-nicollet.com

It’s quasi-impossible to navigate on Google Chrome :( But it works well on Firefox

Serifly

Thank you very much for your purchase.

Indeed, the scroll seems to lag quite a bit using Google Chrome. Wasn’t noticable with less items. I will look into it and hopefully have a solution later today.

All I know right now is that there are in fact issues with scrolling performance even in the latest builds of Google Chrome.

Thank you for you answer, hope it will be fixed soon !

Serifly

I am pretty certain I have found the problem and fix for it. Would you mind sending me an email so we can test it together? You seem to have quite a lot of items and it would be nice to see any improvements before submitting an update.

Here’s my email : g.nicollet@live.fr

Thank you very much again !

Serifly

Thank you very much. I’ve sent you an email and submitted the update to fix the bad performance in Google Chrome.

Hello, very nice theme. I am in the middle of customizing it to fit my needs and I’m having a bit of trouble styling the “Post Comment” button on blog posts. I can’t seem to find where to give it it’s own class in the .php files so I can then style it accordingly in the .css. Any ideas? I was able to do it fine with the contact form button…

(also I am working offline on my local machine so I can’t link to it for you)

Serifly

Thank you very much.

You don’t need to add a new class to buttons as most of the times a parent element has either a unique id or class. The following should work to style just the “Post Comment” button.

#commentform input[type="submit"]
{
}
Default-user

Awesome. Worked great, thanks!

runa0609 Purchased

why don’t control widget your wordpress theme

Serifly

Thank you very much for your purchase.

I am sorry but I am not sure what you are trying to say. The theme supports up to four sidebars and every default WordPress widget.

runa0609 Purchased

When you install a theme, “The theme supports up to four sidebars and every default WordPress widget.” this is not control

Serifly

I am sorry but I don’t know what you are trying to say. What do you mean by “control”?

runa0609 Purchased

The theme supports the basic Wordpress widgets and includes two new ones. The “Latest Timeline Item” widget will display the last item you have added to your timeline. Please note that it has to contain at least one image. The “Twitter Feed” widget will display the number of tweets you set from any given profile. <== not control

please

Serifly

Please see answer below.

runa0609 Purchased

wordpress admin page seting wedget not control

runa0609 Purchased
http://hainaim.cafe24.com/ you find that side bar not setting widget
runa0609 Purchased

Please set up the Main Sidebar in your WordPress backend. <==

i send to mail id pw

i wont wiget setting

im korean english very well

Serifly

Please combine all your questions into one comment the next time.

The problem was the plugin “Comprehensive Google Map Plugin” which disabled all native Javascript/jQuery used by WordPress making it impossible to drag a widget to the sidebars. Please use the theme provided shortcode instead.

The twitter feed is most likely not working because of a restriction of your hosting provider. I will implement authenticated twitter requests in the next update.

DANBLIZ Purchased

Great Template! I have having some issues with permalinks and linking to timeline projects. I keep getting 404 errors for the timeline pages. It seems the link it is creating is: website.com/timeline/project. This brings up an error, but if you type in website.com/?timeline=project, it works fine. Do you have a fix for this, or did i set something up incorrectly. I am using wp3.4.1 with multisites so i have to use permalinks.

Is the View More link supposed to automatically show up under each timeline item? I cannot seem to get it to show.

Sorry one more question. On your demo you have a Project Tags widget on the About page. I cannot seem to find that widget.

Default-user
DANBLIZ Purchased

Thanks for the fast response! Everything worked great. I had to switch my permalink structure to post name. I thought it was already set to that, but that was the issue with the links.

Default-user
DANBLIZ Purchased

Sorry one more question. How do i get the Captcha code to show up? I do not have the hide Captcha checked in the theme settings. It shows the input but not the actual code. Thanks again.

Serifly

Good to hear it is working now.

Regarding the captcha code, this could also be a problem caused by the link structure. Is your link to the contact page something like “example.com/contact”? Are you working locally or could you send me a link to your site via email?

THEME REVIEW :

Beautiful-looking and I love the Timeline feature, very neat – but sadly this theme requires an awful lot of cleanup on the code-side.

Any blog post content not visible in the author’s theme preview will not be styled very nicely (I’m looking at ordered/unordered lists, blockquotes with multiple paragraphs, tables, etc).

The shortcodes work great with a bit of fiddling around.

The HTML markup is fairly unsemantic and so will need work before I can publish my site with this theme. E.g. every post title on the homepage is a H1 tag, and there are countless more examples like this. For SEO this theme will need a lot of work.

As for content styling: For the next version I highly recommend the author imports the standard WordPress Theme test-content and makes sure it’s all styled nicely (importing my content into the theme shows that much of it needs a complete style overhaul). It wouldn’t be a huge amount of work but would make a HUGE difference.

The PHP code is VERY poorly commented – luckily, I know what most of it’s doing, but any customers without lots of prior WordPress experience who wish to customise this theme for specific needs will struggle.

The CSS styles are fairly non-standard – they could be brought more into line with a more standard framework such as Bootstrap, Foundation or H5BP . This would be a huge improvement in itself!

The theme options are pretty standard, but sadly I’ll have to simply strip out all of the code they use and hard-code in the things I need because they’re not quite flexible enough.

On the whole, I’m happy to have bought it and enjoy being able to support the author, and I’m impressed with the aesthetic feel of the theme, but wouldn’t buy from this author again for the reasons above. Also, I feel $40 is too high a price for what you get.

Thanks, sorry I couldn’t be more positive but tried to give a balanced review!

Serifly

Thank you very much for your purchase and taking the time to write this quite comprehensive review.

Regarding SEO , I never had problems with any of my sites regarding search engines and their results. True I might not be an expert but WordPress itself assigns an H1 tag for every post.

The PHP code is not well commented which I have to admit and will change with the next update. I do have to say that someone shouldn’t be editing a theme without WordPress experience anyway.

I think using a CSS framework where you don’t need it is too much overhead. As for the code convention, I am using the Unix/C++ style.

The theme options are able to change what I think makes sense and shouldn’t overwhelm the average user. Sure there can always be more options but the question is what you really need. Advanced users will change it manually anyway.

I am sorry you feel this way but I am still glad you liked the overall looks of the theme. Thanks again for your opinion.

Default-user

Thanks for your replies – I’d definitely recommend switching away from the “Unix/C++ style” when writing CSS !

I did like the looks of the theme very much, and was inspired to redevelop my site based on it, so thanks for that.

You didn’t address the concern about styling of HTML post content – specifically, the UL and OL styles, as well as blockquotes when stacked together, are very strange and feel a little bit overlooked. I’m certainly not saying this to be negative – I believe that focusing on making all post content in the standard WordPress Theme Review content look great will improve this theme massively and hopefully make more sales for you :) I’ll do it myself for now in a Child theme.

When will the next version be available do you think?

Serifly

Thank you for your reply.

I really like having curly brackets always in a new line but I was actually thinking of dropping the lower camel case for identifiers for a while now.

Regarding the styling of post content I simply forgot to comment on that. The theme got soft rejected because of the way it handled shortcodes and I had to make some last minute changes. I will definitely look into it.

I hope to release a minor update by the end of the week.

love this theme! Just one question, can the images display captions? There is an example to see?

best, nelson

Serifly

No, unfortunately images can’t display captions in the current version of the theme.

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