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Hello, we want to buy this theme for a company’s website. However, we have some questions.

1. I a nice menu in the right or left sidebar supported? 2. Is it compatible with WordPress 4.5.1 or should we downgrade? 3. Why does a SEO-tool dtecht too many H2-titles in this theme?

Thanks in advance!

Kindest regards, have a great time!

Hi there, thank you for your interest in my theme!

1. Yes. Here is an example in the features landing page showing a sidebar menu: http://totaltheme.wpengine.com/features/theme-features/

There are actually 3 different menu widgets you can use for your sidebar.

2. Yes, this theme will always be compatible with the latest version of WordPress.

3. Depends on the demo. On some demos I use more h2 tags then others because of how I wanted to set things up. Remember you have full control over what’s added on the page via the included Visual Composer page builder plugin so you can add h2’s wherever you want or choose not to.

- AJ


curtds Purchased

I don’t know if you would have the answer to this, but here goes. I want to add PeepSo to my site but when I do the Main Menu Bar vanishes. Have any idea why?


curtds Purchased

I haven’t purchased it yet and I have not heard back from them yet.

If you are using the plugin illegally then maybe they won’t want to help answer questions for it? Or do they have a free version I can check out myself and help you out? I didn’t find any.


curtds Purchased

It’s a free version.


gspeixe Purchased

Hi THe WooCommerce widget “Product Categories” shows all category tree with all subcategories. I would like to set a specific category and have it showing the subcategories for the one chosen. Is that possible?

You would have to use a child theme or a custom plugin to alter the way the WooCommerce widget works. Does this plugin help? https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-product-category-selection-widget/

- AJ

I installed Total, any changes made via the Theme Panel Customizer will not save or publish? I can make changes with Visual Composer and publish…but thats about it. My gut is it’s something basic that I’ve done wrong, but please help, I’m stumped.

One more question, why am I now being asked to purchase various Plugin licenses that were stated to be included with Total? “To receive automatic updates license activation is required. Please visit settings to activate your Visual Composer”, I did make an attempt of using the Total Purchase Code and WP said it was invalid.

Thank you very much for your assistance.


  • Please see here regarding all updates and plugin licensing:

- http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs-category/updates/ - http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/bundled-product-license/

Please let me know if you have any further questions or issues!

- AJ


curtds Purchased

It appears that I cannot put an accordion inside of another accordion. Is there a way I can put a Category and then sub-categories under it within the accordion?

For example: Accordion Name: Old Testament, and then inside list all the books as Categories and then under each categories the books of it. Like this:

Old Testament Genesis Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Exodus Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 and so on

I’m going to be honest this doesn’t sound very user-friendly is there another way you could possibly achieve what you want without using threaded accordions? Because not only is it not possible it would probably fairly icky from a users perspective.

If you have a link to the site you are working on maybe I can suggest something else.

- AJ


curtds Purchased

I don’t have to use the accordion, and I don’t even have to set it up that way, but I would like to. The way it is set up in my blog – www.jerryandgod.com – is I have a Table of Contents built in a table and they people click on that to get to what they want to read. I just thought the accordion, or something like that, would be cleaner. Any ideas that you have shoot the my way. Thanks.


webcentre Purchased

Is there a way to make the mobile menu top navigation (which has dropdown items underneath) clickable to display the dropdown? Right now, you have to click the arrow to the right of each item in order to make the item drop-down. We’d like the user to be able to click the top navigation item and/or the arrow.

How can we do this?

See attached image: http://www.webcentre.website/delray/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/menu-item-clickable-dropdown.png

Yes, due to some customer requests I added this ability. Please see here: http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/snippets/sidr-dropdown-target/


raesgo Purchased

Hey there, great theme!

Question: We have a client that wants to track clicks from a link that we have in the top bar of the website. I’m wondering if/how we can insert our tracking code to make this happen.

Thanks in advance

You will need to use a tracking service for this. Do you already have one and simply need help applying their tracking code? If so please share the URL of the service you are using so I can look at their docs and see how things are done.

- AJ


dbraphael Purchased

Post Grid Mobile: Touch to show hover state not working

Hi AJ,

In a mobile environment, the Post Grid hover states seem to not be visible by touch like the carousel. Is this correct? If so, will there be any updates to address this to make a more uniform experience?


Hi Doug,

This is correct. The overlay hovers are done with CSS targeting the “hover” state. There is no such thing as a hover state on touch-devices.

If there was a touch action applied it would require custom javascript and also users would have to tap the item twice to open the post which is not very user-friendly (most visitors wouldn’t know to do this).

- AJ

Insert a custom Google JS code in the Custom JS panel. But after saving it, the code simply disappeared (although it is functional on my site). I thought it was a problem with my theme, and that the code was hidden somewhere … so after updating the theme to the latest version, custom JS panel disappeared, and I can not find the code anywhere. Can you help me?

What Google JS code? Most code from Google shouldn’t be added here because it’s their own script, it should be added under Theme Panel > Custom Actions either in wp_head or wp_footer.

The Custom JS panel is simply disabled from now on to be removed in the future. It can be re-enabled in the Theme Panel settings.


wawawp Purchased

Hi, your “Under Construction” demo isn’t responsive on a smartphone. Only about a third of the page is visible and the rest of the page is unavailable. This behavior occurs on not only my site, but on your “live demo” and on at least one other site I found. How to fix? Thanks!

Thanks for the heads up, I’ll make some tweaks and update the demo. It’s mostly due by the fact the main heading doesn’t have the responsive font-size option selected.

But also you can create any sort of under construction page you want using the theme, you aren’t stuck with that demo ;)

- AJ


otonolujan Purchased

My post is shortened with a Read More button. This seems like it should be an easy fix, but I can’t find out how to show the full post.


Thanks in advance. :)

I found the answer. It’s in here:

“In Customizer I have turned off “Auto Excerpts” under Blog -> “Archives & Entries”. I also turned off ”Read more” under “Blog” -> “Entry builder”.”

iLightbox show Titles of images.


I asked this back at version 3.3.1.

Just wondering when/if you intend to add the support for image Titles to show when using the iLightbox gallery feature?

My current setup: My Theme is 3.4.0 and WP is 4.5.1

Thanks Kevin

Previouse Question. 2. The Image titles aren’t showing, even when the option to show titles is checked. Image titles for the Gallery images aren’t showing on your example either? http://totaltheme.wpengine.com/base/visual-composer/advanced-lightbox/

Previous Answer 2. Yes. I didn’t add support for that basically it would require another data attribute just for the titles (impossible to get the alt value just from the image URL). I’ll put it on my todo list though – good idea. Would most likely grab the alt value of the image as defined in the media library – I’m not 100% sure if it’s possible yet with the iLightbox script I’m using, but hopefully it is ;)

Hi. We bought the Total Theme and are using the Bakery Visual Composer – but somethings wrong with the plugin? When clicking “back” from a page our site is not loading. It’s possible to update it from there, but it’s not working to simply go back. When disabling the Visual Composer it’s works fine again, but our entire site is builded on this.. What should we do?


Hi AJ,
I thought I wrote a comment about this 3 days ago but now I can’t find it :( I’m having an issue with setting up a static front page – when I choose the page I want to be the static front page, the title bar, nav, logo all vanish but when I choose the page as ‘posts’ all of those elements are there but then there is also the ‘hello world’ post. I’m just building a client website so I don’t want any blogging stuff.
I’ve gone through a lot of your documentation but I can’t find a lot of info about how to control static front pages… can you please direct me to this information? Also, any tips for places to get some basic wordpress knowledge that will help me not have to bother you with such things?
Thank you!!!

Hi. I have the following error in my log, wondering if you could assist with this. PHP Warning: getimagesize(/nas/content/live/wp-content/uploads/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web.jpg): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /nas/content/live/wp-content/themes/Total/framework/classes/image-resize.php on line 115

I’m using a portfolio grid and I was wondering if it’s possible to add a label that sits over the thumbnail for something that is “coming soon”. I’m not sure how to dictate to the system that it’s coming soon besides maybe adding a custom field and then based on if that is checked off the label would show. Could you point me in the right direction for achieving this? I know in the past I’ve seen instructions from you on creating custom overlays, so I assume this would be similar but again I only want it to show if I check off a specific option in the post. Thanks.