Discussion on Total - Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

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Hi1 I’ve read the documentation and looked through coments yet I could not find the solution for my issue: I’ve imported everything but the ‘Services’ section doesn’t appear neither in the menu or as pages. Right now I need to create a page as http://totaltheme.wpengine.com/base/services-tour/ (Service 6) and probably others similar to services’ pages (1,2,3,4,5) Where can I find the xml file to import this particular page and also the entire services section ? Thank you !

WPExplorer

It’s possible your server timed out during the import :(

If you want, rather then trying to import everything again you can just copy/paste the code from my github repository – https://github.com/wpexplorer/total-sample-pages

So you would copy and paste into the “Text” mode in the standard editor then switch over to the Visual Composer.

Make sense? That would be much quicker then trying to re-import everything again.

Hi,

I was wondering if there will be an update so that this theme will be compatible with WooCommerce 2.2.1?

I keep getting this message: “Your theme has bundled outdated copies of WooCommerce template files – if you encounter functionality issues on the frontend this could be the reason. Ensure you update or remove them (in general we recommend only bundling the template files you actually need to customize). See the system report for full details.” How do I fix this?

WPExplorer

There shouldn’t be any necessary updates for 2.2.1 the last update 1.6.3 should still be working 100%. Are you having any issues?

If you see any warnings of outdated files its simply because I forgot to alter the version number, I’ll double check on that.

Default-user

I don’t have any issues as of now, but wasn’t sure if I was going to based on the message. So I should just disregard it?

WPExplorer

Yes. I always run the latest version of the plugin on my live demo and I haven’t seen any issues and no one has reported any.

Just make sure you are up to date – http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/changelog/

mrsouza Purchased

Hello there,

Quick question. On portfolio items such as this: http://totaltheme.wpengine.com/base/portfolio/portfolio-margins/

Is it now possible to link the “View”-button with an external link? I saw that you recommended a plugin for this earlier, but just want to check if this function is within the theme now.

Thanks.

WPExplorer

The functionality isn’t built-into the theme, the main reason is because if I added it…it would essentially work exactly like the plugin, so there isn’t much point to add the extra bulk to the theme.

That is unless I get more requests ;)

Sincere apologies if this has already been asked before, I can’t seem to find it if so.

How can I change the color of the font awesome social widget icons to match the color scheme of my site?

I don’t want to go into CSS if it’s just a simple matter of changing a hex code somewhere.

Thanks for all of your help!! I really love this theme and will purchase it for all of my clients

Default-user

also if you have a moment, I’d like to add an icon of my own to link to another site – how would I go into the back-end to make that an available selection in the current font awesome menu?

WPExplorer

- The social widget has multiple styles (black, black with color hover, color..etc). There aren’t built-in setting for custom colors, if you want to alter them you will need to use custom CSS.

http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/making-css-edits/

- There currently isn’t any filter in place for adding/removing/tweaking the social services array. I just added one though (wpex_social_widget_profiles) so it will be available in version 1.6.4 so you can add more options to the array. For now you can add it manually at framework/widgets/widget-social-fontawesome.php but make sure when you update your theme to version 1.6.4 to then go in and add the option via the filter via a child theme so you don’t have to keep modifying the template files whenever you update. And if you aren’t sure how to do that I can write up a quick tutorial.

Hi, did you know this?: Total theme is not tagged “Responsive”. If I use the Search box for “Responsive” on ThemeForest, your theme does show in the list. But if I click Category “Wordpress” and Tag “Responsive” your theme does not show amongst the other responsive themes! So the first day I missed your theme, and probably other buyers do to.

I am glad I found the theme in the end, because it looks great and I will buy it for my client.

WPExplorer

Oh, I added the theme into the “responsive” layout category but I didn’t add it as a tag, that’s actually really good to know! Thanks so much for the heads up, I’ll be sure to add it in the next update ;)

Thank you!!!!

Hi,

i have a problem that by a static image – the round hover animation is first getting cut arround and then transforming into a circle. Its looking weird. Could be, because when it gets bigger, it has to overlay to the other sections. See an example here: http://www.bonindesign.de/kunden/deineinsatz/ If you look at the calk-board – the two round buttons!

Can i fix this somehow ?

Thanks

WPExplorer

This hover affect has a hidden overflow to prevent items from going outside their containers (in most cases its needed) to remove the hidden overflow it for your homepage you can just add a little custom CSS, example:

.home .vcex-img-hover-parent { overflow: visible !important; }
http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/making-css-edits/

Is it possible to have 2 elements within one row?

I want to have a background image that goes across the whole row but within the row show an image and text box. Is this possible?

WPExplorer

Definitely, see the guide for creating the full-width backgrounds: http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/full-screen-rows/

One you create a row (whether it has a background or now) you can insert any elements you want.

Hi AJ,

I have a problem with one of my WPML string translations. I contacted WPML but after looking into the issue they mentioned it might be an issue with the theme.

Basically, the “author description” string translations on my multi-user blog are constantly lost as soon as a post of an author is edited. For some reason the “translation is complete” checkbox gets automatically unchecked in these cases which is quite annoying as the author descriptions underneath the posts show up in the wrong language.

Here’s the WPML thread: http://wpml.org/forums/topic/how-to-permanently-save-string-translation/

Hope you have any insights to solve this issue.

P.S. WPML mentions the Authors-plus plugin but I deactivated this plugin and it’s still happening, so it can’t be source of the issue.

Thanks, Andreas

WPExplorer

Hi Andreas,

I highly doubt the theme is to blame, but I don’t mind testing locally with Twenty 15 to make sure. Can you send me a private message so I can get the latest WPML and string translations plugins from you so I can test? I just logged into my WPML account and it seems they have removed my access to the plugins for testing :(

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You can message me privately via the form on this page – http://themeforest.net/user/WPExplorer – and I will respond via email. Make sure to send me all pertinent data and context so we can get this sorted in a timely manner. A link to the original comment works ;)

buhlig Purchased

Hi there!

It’s great, that when using Woocomerce you automatically add the cart icon in the menue!

Unfortunately, this is now changing the URL when changing the language! using WPML!

Any workaround available, dear?

WPExplorer

If you aren’t using the custom url, then I am not quite sure what the issue is then…hum :( Can you explain? Maybe share the URL?

Default-user

Well, when you hover over the cart icon, it displays only the English URL …

Check it out: https://www.german-lighting-group.com/

WPExplorer

Oh I see, ok I added a fix for WPML for the next update.

dfsi Purchased

Hello, after updating the theme the visual composer doesn’t work correctly. I’ve also tried to update the visual composer to version 4.4.1, but only got an error message. Could you please telle me how to fix this? Thank you!

WPExplorer

Please use the version included with the theme as Total is not 100% ready yet for 4.4.1 (Total 1.6.4 coming soon). This version is 4.3.5 – http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/changelog/

Regarding your error. Is it on the front-end or back-end? Did you try this: http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/visual-composer-issues/

Hello!

I have a contact form that edited a bit with CSS

On Firefox seems ok like this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/eudrbcpnsl3u3di/fx.png?dl=0 But on Chrome is like this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h6o3ddulap1e3o3/ch.png?dl=0

How can I fix that?

This is the CSS I used for the submit button:

.ethelontissubmit{ }

background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #E5554F !important;
width: 96% !important;
color: #fff;
Default-user

is it possible to look at it? Do I submit a ticket?

WPExplorer

You can post the URL here or send me a private message.

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You can message me privately via the form on this page – http://themeforest.net/user/WPExplorer – and I will respond via email. Make sure to send me all pertinent data and context so we can get this sorted in a timely manner. A link to the original comment works ;)

Hi – Great theme! I am using the testimonial slider and would like the Company name to appear under the author’s name, but it is not. Can you help?

WPExplorer

You need to enable it via the settings: http://cl.ly/image/013n1r0i1l3x

Default-user

Oh good grief…so sorry to bother you! Thanks!

WPExplorer

No worries ;)

Hello, I am interested in purchasing Total but I have a question about the license first. I work at a university and we create 1 theme that is used for multiple departments as sub-domain sites.

I am looking to use aspects of this theme to incorporate into our custom theme. Would this be allowable with the given license?

Thank you for your help! :: Rachel

WPExplorer

Hi Rachel,

That shouldn’t be a problem. Total is a very advanced theme though, so if you want to “extract” bits and pieces for your own custom theme I can’t really walk you through all the steps (way beyond the scope of support) I would only be able to offer support if you use the total theme in it’s entirely and then create child themes for your modifications (total is highly modular).

celaler Purchased

I try to find a solution but I could not find any positive answer which helps to me.

Problem is, my single posts are not showing. Sample is: http://bit.ly/1JXdeSg This page content is: http://postimg.org/image/usipvfl6r/ But on front page, nothing. On the web result is: http://postimg.org/image/6wreawc0d/

What should I do?

WPExplorer

1. Make sure your elements aren’t disabled: http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/blog-builder/

2. If you altered single.php via your child theme make sure it’s up to date. This file was highly modified in version 1.6.0.

ewarda Purchased

Hello… When on the THemeforest page, there are about 30 different homepage options shown, yet when I go into the Skins, there are only 5. If there is a certain one we like shown on the preview page, how do we recreate it the fastest way? thanks

WPExplorer

That’s completely different functions. The 30 different homepages on the live demo are just examples I created using the page builder. If you want you can import them via the sample data – http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/importing-sample-data/

Hello

Im considering buying this theme but i need to know that when editing the Icon Box shortcode information, it will be visual and i do not have to click back into Classic mode to see all the code. Please confirm this asap. Thanks

R

WPExplorer

*duplicate

Hello

Im considering buying this theme but i need to know that when editing the Icon Box shortcode information, it will be visual and i do not have to click back into Classic mode to see all the code. Please confirm this asap. Thanks

R

WPExplorer

Definitely, here is a screenshot: http://cl.ly/image/1e0I1H2z0S0m

You can do it all via the front-end page builder.

I implemented a Knowledge Base plugin on my site and had to download a third-party sidebar manager to control what appeared in the sidebar on knowledge base posts.

Here are three pages which show the problem. First two are ok, third one isn’t.

1) Knowledge base home page

http://englishteacherjonathan.co.uk/knowledge-base/

Looks as I want it in sidebar

2) http://englishteacherjonathan.co.uk/kb/teamviewer-connection-problems/

Looks as I want it in sidebar

3) http://englishteacherjonathan.co.uk/kb/

Doesn’t look as I want it in sidebar

I know the third one is the category page but is there no way to get control over what appears in the sidebar of a category page using this theme?

WPExplorer

Definitely easy to manage, I have the documentation here: http://wpexplorer-themes.com/total/docs/custom-sidebars-advanced/

What will interest you the most is the part that says “Overriding Main Sidebar With Custom Widget Area”.

emh1969 Purchased

Hey AJ – So I just added a tab to my website. I put a testimonial slider inside one of the tabs.

When I click on the tab (displaying the first testimonial), the navigation dots show up behind the text of the testimonial. When it then slides to the second testimonial, the dots move to where they should be (below the testimonial):

Any thoughts on what the problem might be? Thanks!

WPExplorer

Sliders won’t work inside tabs because the javascript can’t properly get the dimensions of the slider. I would never advice adding anything inside tabs/toggles/accordions that uses javascript because you’ll always find issues.

Default-user
emh1969 Purchased

Ah too bad! But the great thing about Total is that there are so many ways to get to the same place. I just went with a Testimonial Grid with a single testimonial followed by a Total Button, linking to my testimonial page. :)

WPExplorer

8-)

Ya it’s too bad, but just how jQuery works, it’s impossible to get the dimensions of a hidden element – which when you think about it, it is pretty obvious as to why.

Hello I have loaded a custom font “Caviar Dreams” following your custom fonts guide but I can see only english characters correctly and not Greek. In windows and adobe that I have used it, I can see them correctly. Could you explain that to me? is it something that can be fixed? I have noticed that many fonts do not show in Greek and in general, the grek characters appear different and bold like.

See the font Caviar Dream here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bcajjww6h0cbafn/greek.png?dl=0
WPExplorer

If you don’t see the Greek characters correctly, that’s because your Caviar font doesn’t support them. Nothing I can do about that.

When I search it – http://www.dafont.com/caviar-dreams.font – you can see all the list of characters included and Greek characters definitely don’t seem to be :(

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