Hi there, I’m thinking of buying your theme can I just ask though as I’m not all that tech so may have a problem with downloading it to WP, do you have a document or can you advise how to make sure I can download it correctly?
Thank you for considering my theme!
The way themes work with WordPress is you simply log into WordPress and go to Appearance > Themes and there is a button you click to upload and install the theme it should be a breeze – here is the online documentation for this : http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/how-to-install-your-theme/
I would recommend though before purchasing any theme though that you get familiar with WordPress or that you are at least willing to take the time after purchasing it to learn how WordPress works. While we and other theme developers help as much as possible with issues/bugs it’s very important that customers do have an understanding on how basic WordPress functionality works (adding pages, posts, menus, using the Customizer, etc). It will make your transition to WordPress much smoother and not so stressful.
That said I am always willing to make new video guides for using the theme and WordPress if you do need some additional help
Please let me know if you have any further questions or doubts!
Thanks AJ, no I am familiar with WP have created a website before albeit a few years ago I just remember having problems installing it properly, files missing etc just didn’t want to go through that again so thanks for the link for your doc on this.
And no, you shouldn’t have any errors when installing the theme like files missing. If you do, please let me know so we can assist you.
The 2 most common issues when people trying to install the themes are generally:
But if you have issues like I said we’ll be here to help.
Thanks Again AJ
Hey AJ just 2 more Questions if I may when you download the demo you want if there are elements of another demo within the theme can you incorporate them?
And I’m in England so I’ve checked the conversion rate USD – GBP today do you use particular facility to convert it your end? hope that makes sense.
Sorry for the delay. I had some family coming into town and got a bit backed up with support! Hopefully you are still interested in the theme
1. You can’t import multiple demos (well you can but it will create a mess in your WP admin because you’ll have multiple menus). What most customers do is they setup a multi-site localhost on their computer to host WordPress so they can import various demos onto their localhost and see how things are setup then work on their live site from scratch or copy/paste from their local site. I think it’s the most efficient way to work as well.
That said if there is anything specific you like in a demo I can show you how we did it and/or copy/paste the code from that page so you can paste it on your site and see how the layout was done.
2. As an author I don’t have any access to the way the sales are done. This is all done by the “Envato” company that owns this site. I simply sign up to sell my theme’s here. All the sale transactions are done by the store. Make sense?
No problem AJ Many thanks for your responses to my questions
Oh course! And you have any other questions or doubts please let me know! I hope you had a wonderful weekend
Hello, I haven’t find in your demos a design style i’d like to use. First is a boxed image, for example a big image at the edge of the page, like half the size of the screen, and to its side a block of text. Is there an option to do that? Thanks!!
We’ll the theme includes a page builder so you can add text, images and columns anywhere on your pages. Do you have a screenshot of what you want? I can make you a quick video example showing how to recreate that with Total.
Where is the location of the single-product.php file for woocommerce?
Actually WooCommerce just uses the woocommerce.php file for single posts. What are you trying to alter exactly though? Because WooCommerce uses hooks and template parts for everything so you won’t really find anything to edit in that file.
I was just looking to add a couple of line breaks as the product title virtually touches the menu bar on my product pages – is there any easier way to do this?
Yes you can do this with custom CSS. Can you share your URL so I can see what’s going on?
There should be by default a space after the title and before the content. Example: http://totaltheme.wpengine.com/base/shop/accessories/artsy-round-sunglasses/
Hi There -
I’m currently working on my website – http://sevatruck.org/, and I would like to make the “Donate” tab on the menu highlighted, like the “Purchase” tab on the Samus demo site – http://totaltheme.wpengine.com/samus/. What is the best way to do this?
Thanks in advance!
You can use the menu-button class for this. Please see here: http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/header-one-menu-button/
Let me know when the site is done so I can share it with others as a nice example of the Total theme. Not only does it look great it’s also a great cause. Thanks
Hi can you use Total theme to create a content sharing website with social media login and follow users and users following feature. Have layouts in masonry and provide user ability to upload media such as images?
All of these things are basically things you would use 3rd party plugins for. I have never seeing a theme itself that can do all this and it’s really functionality best placed in plugins. If you can locate plugins that allow for social login, social sharing, follow/unfollow then that/those plugin(s) should work with any theme including Total.
Hi! Is it possible to show a link to the full portfolio in the portfolio single page?
Where are you looking to add it? It would be very easy to add a link via the theme hooks – http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/action-hooks/ – and I can assist with that if needed.
I am running the latest version of Wordpress, The Total theme and all plugins are upto date. I think however since the last upgrade of the Theme i have experienced issues with Visual Composer. Its installed but doesnt allow me to edit pages so have to manually enter code. I have removed the plugin and reinstalled and still no success. Jut wondering if there was any advice you could offer?
If everything is up to date it should work perfectly fine with the latest version of Wordpress. Can you please double check everything is in fact updated?
Also it may help to have a look here: http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/visual-composer-issues/
You can submit a ticket with temp WP logins so my support staff can look for you, but it does require a valid support license to be able to login and submit a ticket – http://wpexplorer-themes.com/support/
Hi! Just bought this theme yesterday and am having great fun playing around with it! I’m struggling with something though – I feel like I’m missing something basic, but how do you get a page header background when your home page is your blog, not a static page (like the “Nom Nom
Making people hungry one post at a time.” image in the blog.nom demo)? Hope that makes sense. Thanks!
Awesome, I am glad to hear that!
Oh, it’s very easy! So all you have to do is create a new standard page and select the “Blog” page template. Then under Settings > Reading select this as your static homepage. This will create a relationship between your homepage and a page so you can make use of the page settings – http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/page-settings-metabox/ – to customize it.
Let me know if you have any issues with that!
Oh wow thanks! You were right – that was easy!
Hmmm… OK now I’m wondering if what I really want is the hero slider thingie. Basically I want an image with text and an email sign-up box. Does that sound like a hero block? Is it possible to edit the size of the hero block? When I see them around they always seem huge – I don’t really want mine more than 250 or 300 px high. Willl that work?
Not sure what you mean exactly by “Hero Block”. But you can actually use the Visual Composer page builder for this since you can simply create a 2 column layout and add your image in one column and your form in the other. I you have a little mockup of what you want exactly I can guide you further.
Also you don’t “have” to use the Blog page template you can use the Visual Composer to display your latest posts inside via various modules included. Some users prefer this to display their posts in rows based on their category or to have a different style layout/design on the homepage to stand out…etc.
is there any way I can put the Category widget in a Text Box? Or are there any plugins or shortcodes I can use? I need to be able to place it in a Text Box. Thanks.
What are you trying to do exactly?
Because you could simply create a new menu at Appearance > Menu (this way you can order the categories how you want). Then you can use the Total Visual Composer Navigation Bar module to add it to a page.
Thank you, I’ll do that. I did not think of that.
With the rows I see you can make the columns full, two halves, thirds, forths and sithes and a varity, but there are no fifths. On one of my pages I would like to have 4/5 + 1/5 but it won’t allow it. it would be really cool if you could make the columns so they can be Custom Made. Just a thought, not a complaint, your theme is awesome.
I agree it would be nice to have 5th’s. The issue is the Visual Composer plugin uses the BootStrap CSS for the rows/columns which does not support fifths (according to the Visual Composer plugin developers). This is something I’ve mentioned to them several times.
And unfortunately it’s not something I can add via the theme using filters
I see. thanks for the response.
I have 2 questions for my site http://mediafactory.gr
1) I have an overlay header. How can I change the logo when it scrolls down to a different one ONLY for the homepage?
2) I want to change the overlay header menu color to something else apart from white, light or dark. How can I do that again ONLY for the homepage?
1. So to change the logo on scroll only on the homepage you can actually use theme filters. I wrote a little snippet for you here: http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/snippets/alter-fixed-header-logo-dynamically/
2. In that case you will need to use custom CSS. The CSS will depend though if you want the menu color the same for non-fixed and fixed-header or only for default header or only for fixed header.
ps: Tell me when your site is done so I can tweet it to my followers (if you want) it’s looking good!
I do kindly ask that you purchase a support license or another copy of the theme (that will also give you 6 month support license) if it has expired. I spend a lot of time and money supporting the product. Thank you!
Thank you. the first solution worked perfectly!
I dont understand though your second answer. I have an overlay sticky header that shrinks on scroll. I want the font color to be red only for the home page. is that fixed or non-fixed?
Also on the home page the menu on hover gets black and hides on the menu gackground. I changed it from the customizer but i dont see any difference. any ideas why?
Do you want the color to be red by default then when you scroll and the header becomes fixed the color is still red? Or do you want the text to be red then when you scroll it becomes white again or something else? Because that will depend on the CSS that gets added.
I generally will help with small CSS tweaks but only for customers with an active support license. So if you let me know which case you want and you update your support license I can provide the exact code for you
Looks like you have the default hovers to be red on the menu – http://cl.ly/0G1n463m0838 – Can you try editing the color option for the “Active Menu Item” as I don’t see any CSS inline for that.
ok AJ! I will update my license asap. thank you!
Great. And if you need any help with that custom CSS after please let me know!
I want to have a blog and I thought that for that reason I needed to make a page a Post Page. Is that correct? Also, the Visual Composer does not work quite the same with that and I have it checked for posts and pages. Thanks.
Never mind, I found the info in your Docs.
No, I do have a problem. In the docs it says to select the Blog template under page attributes, but it isn’t there.
Never mind again. I just had to unclick the Post Page and then the blog template came.
You can also use the Visual Composer page builder and insert either the Blog Grid, Post Types Archive or the Post Types Grid modules to display your posts and have a few more settings available to tweak how they look.
Can I customize the single portfolio page template? I want to use tabs, small image and 3 columns? Thanks a lot.
Well, you can actually use the Visual Composer page builder for your portfolio items if you wish, which means you can add anything you want on them. And there are built-in options for enabling the default sections as well as altering the columns for the related items.
And if you prefer to not use the Visual Composer to build your single posts you can actually use built-in theme filters and template parts to customize the layout via a child theme
AJ on my site http://mediafactory.gr/ i have 3 paralaz fotos. I can see that the site is not very fluent when scrolling over these areas. It glitches or something. Is there something I can do to make it ho smoother? The fotos are web optimized but I need it to be smoother.
I actually think what is slowing down the scrolling is the section that says “WEBSITE DESIGN”. All these images are 3550pixels wide which are massive. Browsers tend to get very slow when you scroll when images are very large. Can you try editing the Portfolio Grid to crop these images.
At the end of my blog I want to allow comments, but no matter what I do the box will not appear. Also, at the end of my blog is a list of posts which I don’t want there and everything I’ve tried will not remove them. Please help me out when you have time, but it’s no rush. Thanks.
It’s hard to know without looking. My guess is you have this page setup to display your recent posts via the settings at Appearance > Reading. Please double check. If you are using the Visual Composer module to display posts then this should just be a standard page.
Regarding comments, these are disabled on pages by default. Go to Appearance > Customize > General > Pages to enable comments.
I’ve almost got this done, but I did something else wrong. I am using the Tabs on two pages, for the old and new testaments and everything is great on those pages.
I used the Blog Grid inside the tabs. When I click on a tab, Genesis for example, all the Blog Grid pages for Genesis shows up and all is good, but then when I click on one of those the page opens up great but the comment box is on top of it and I want it at the bottom.
It wasn’t like that until I created my blog post and I messed around in the Customizer. Please tell me where to go to correct this. I know this is not a big thing, but there is so much in this theme I get lost. Thanks.
I did some more investigating and it is obviously something that I did with pages globally, because it doesn’t matter whether I used tabs or other things, when I click on a page the comment is above the article, and like I saId, I want it below the article.
Never mind this one, I found the problem. But not the one about the problems with the blog.
In terms of re-arranging your blog post content see here – http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/blog-single-post-builder/
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