Discussion on Twin - Creative Portfolio and Photography

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Hi Saura,

Just purchased your theme today, and almost finished updating my website. Looking good, thank you!

Some things I notice:

1) If I add an image (of, say, 1024px wide) to a blog post and I ‘feature’ it, the thumb on the blog overview page is just a small corner of my photo. Is there a way to resize it? Other solution is to upload a thumbnail-size pic (250px, my estimate), but that will also be shown in a gallery then, off course. Or am I doing something wrong?

2) When using [dropcap] at the first letter of a blog post, the first letter isn’t shown on the blog overview page. Minor bug?

For the rest, great theme, the work is mainly in updating from the old one, your documentation is very clear, thanks!

SaurabhSharma

Hello ErikvanRosmalen,

The contact form uses JavaScript and php validation. If JavaScript is enabled on your browser and you click on send button without filling forms, it will show a red border across from fields. Error messages are not displayed, but only red border.

If JS is disabled, it will still show red border through php validation.

Regards

Default-user

Thanks, problem was indeed caused by the browser used, on all other browsers it works just fine. Everything works fine now by the way.

Just some troubles with loading of my about-page (www.erikvanrosmalen.com/erik), takes quite long. But I think that might be caused by something else.

Again many thanks for your assistance, great work, I’m really up-to-date now!

Regards, Erik

SaurabhSharma

Hello Erik,

I just checked the page. Right now it loaded at normal speed. In source code, everything seems fine. There is no video or script which might cause this delay. If you are on shared hosting, it may work slow for WordPress sometimes.

Regards

renand Purchased

Absolutely outstanding looking template :inlove:

Absolutely perfectly well documented, but

unfortunately extremely complicated if not even almost impossible handling :reallyevil:

Really frustrated about not being able to simply create in an easy understandable way menues and attach pictures just like that in categories.

Sorry about that, but I really love the template for it’s look but absolutely hate it at the same time for the useless handling about adding pictures.

The rest works perfectly fine but the main purpose for photographers, easily showing pictures is a pain in the neck.

Regards

SaurabhSharma

Hello renand,

Thanks for purchasing the theme. I appreciate your honest feedback (both positive and negative).

Portfolio and blog templates use WordPress featured images attached to a post. All you need is create some posts, each with a featured image, and use these posts on any of the available templates by providing a category ID.

The documentation/index.html file may be helpful in getting started, and I am sur eyou have already gone through it. If you are finding any particular difficulty in setting up a Home page or Portfolio page, kindly send me your WP login and URL at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com. I will set up those pages.

Regards

Hi! I don’t want the Portfolio page launch pretty photo function, and just show the ‘direct link image’ in the browse , how can I do that? Thx!!!

Regards

SaurabhSharma

Hello mrhopeland,

Thanks for purchasing the theme. Kindly send me a mail at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com. I will send you files with prettyPhoto removed from portfolio and blog thumbnails.

Regards

Hi SaurabhSharma,

Great Theme! I love it!

But…. I have troubles with the gallery.

Fist of all the Homepage looks perfect! When I click on one of the photo’s a gallery will appear. This is the exact type of gallery I also want on my pages under my portofolio page (drop down menu). I don’t prefer the lay out of de blog and portfolio page. Can i turn that off ? I don’t write articles, I only want to show photo’s. The gallery on my pages look good but when I click on one of them it will enlarge on the page and I can not click to the following photo.

A other problem that I have is that when I upload photo’s in the wordpress gallery also other photo’s that I did not select will appear. How can I solve that problem?

Thx!

Regards, Rita www.ritanaborn.nl

SaurabhSharma

Hello Rita,

Thanks for the purchase and kind feedback.

Home page is using a “Portfolio” page template which shows post images in masonry grid style. Now there is a difference between images used on Home page and the ones used under Portfolio menu.

Home page images are being fetched from individual posts Whereas images on your portfolio pages are inserted using gallery short code. So if you create posts for those images, you can show those images in same way as on Home page by using the portfolio template.

Regarding photos appearing in gallery. Whenever you add a photo to a post using drag-and-drop, it is automatically attached to the post. You can unattach them by opening media library panel for that post and Choose Images ‘Uploaded to this post’. Inside this section, delete all unwanted images and close modal box.

Regards

Hi SaurabhSharma,

Still very, very happy with the theme, and receiving great feedback on my new website design, so many thanks again!

A minor problem I’m experiencing is when scheduling future blog posts. For some reason I get the error ‘Missed Schedule’. Time is stated as follows behind all my blog posts: http://pic.twitter.com/QSBV7cohnm

Pic is in dutch, but check the times all begin 16:1, 23:1, etc. I’ve tried changing time formatting, but no luck there.

Have you heard of this issue before? I’m using WP-version 3.5. I’m not sure if this can be caused by a theme or plugins, but maybe you’ve heard from other users?

Again, no major problem, but maybe it sounds familiar to you!

SaurabhSharma

Hello ErikvanRosmalen,

I haven’t came across such issue before. But I can confirm we are not overriding any such functionality inside the theme. Post publish and schedule method is entirely controlled by WordPress. No matter which theme is installed, a “published” post is treated as published, because all this data is stored in database.

You can confirm by switching the theme to twentytwelve and schedule any post. I will further search if this is related to the theme. In theme, all we are doing is simply showing the publish date in posts. I can not be sure how that affects schedule time. But I will look into it.

Regards

Default-user

Thanks SaurabhSharma,

You never hearing this before confirms for me it must be something else, not the theme. I’ll do some more research, could maybe be some plugin or something. I’ll let you know my findings as well!

Hi there,

Your design is fabulous though before purchasing I need to know the following:

1. Can a static body of text be added somewhere on the homepage via a widget or other or perhaps added to one of the image boxes? This would be essential for the site to rank well for seo.

2. Can a slider be activated when opening up images from the image boxes on the home page as well as using the arrow forward buttons?

Thanks

Peter

Peter Smart Photography

SaurabhSharma

Hello Peter,

I have replied to your email. :)

Regards

I needed the demo xml.

I sent you an email from travis[at]travisreedmedia[dot]com already.

Thanks and awesome theme! =)

SaurabhSharma

Hello Travis,

Sent you a mail.

Regards

Does anyone have an idea if the theme is compatible with WordPress 3.5(.2) already?

SaurabhSharma

Hello ErikvanRosmalen,

Yes the theme is compatible with WordPress 3.5.2. The known issue is Twiiter widget which I have to update with new API 1.1. You can use Recent Tweets Widget if required. Kindly let me know if there is any specific issue you are facing with latest WordPress and the Theme.

Regards

Default-user

Thanks, I will perform the update later today, I’ll keep you informed on any bugs or issues!

SaurabhSharma

No problem. :)

And another question:

When using the same photo as a highlighted picture and added as media into the post itself, the colors tend to be very different. The highlighted picture is looking quite red compared to the other. Using Google Chrome and uploading sRGB/1024px/72dpi.

I tried to publish it privately, not sure it’s visible for you, but here goes. Check the first (highlighted) portrait and the last at the bottom of the post: http://www.erikvanrosmalen.com/2013/07/zomerse-fotoshoot-met-malon/?preview=true&preview_id=3207&preview_nonce=1422d770f8
SaurabhSharma

Hello ErikvanRosmalen,

The post isn’t visible at my end. You can send me the URL at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com. I will have a look.

Regards

Default-user

Just e-mailed you, with a link and screenshot!

(For all other readers: my previous question has been answered perfectly, great support!)

Sorry to bother you again, just another short question: do you have any experience in compatibility of the Twin theme and the Facebook social plugin? Adding the FB comments box works, but the comment section (theme-own comments and FB-commentbox) are placed over the highlighted image at the top, as soon as I activate the FB-plugins comment box. Looks like a css-issue. Any experience?

SaurabhSharma

Hello Eric,

That was a Masonry issue. I have emailed you the details.

Regards

Default-user

And great help – again – from SaurabhSharma in fixing the FB-plugin comment box! Works like a charm!

See http://www.erikvanrosmalen.com/2013/06/facebook/#respond for the result.

SaurabhSharma

Hello Erik,

That’s great. I’m glad I could help.

Regards

Hi Saurabh,

How do I make the images bigger? it seems it doesn’t matter what size I make the file the twin template downsizes them. On your screen shot example your images are appearing larger than mine see here: www.petsmartphoto.co.uk. Please forgive the state the theme is in at the moment…its work in progress.

Thanks

SaurabhSharma

Hello Peter,

While creating a post you can choose the grid width inside Page Options Panel > Select a grid width. The default one is ‘small’ which you can change to medium or large too. After selecting the grid width, update the post. It will appear wider in portfolio template.

Regards

Default-user

Hi Saurabh,

I noticed there is a area in each blog post with a profile that is blank of a headshot. Can I add a small pic of myself here?

Thanks.

SaurabhSharma

Hello bigfoot1968,

That area is for Author Avatar image. This can be shown if your WordPress email address is registered on gravatar.com. You can create an account on gravatar.com and register your admin email address. Next, upload a picture and associate it with the email address. It will automatically show in Author profiles and comments section.

Regards

Hi Saurabh,

How do I add the banner and link below to a blog post?

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SaurabhSharma

Hello Peter,

Just replied to your email.

Regards

Default-user

Hi Saurabh,

Regarding Increasing the side bar width, I added the code at the end of style.css file:

.side_panel { width: 220px; } .content { margin: 0px 0px 0px 260px; } .content.classic { margin:0px 0px 20px 265px } and while it increased the width, the text in the side bar has remained the same width as before and hasn’t increased with it.

How do I get the text to increase as well?

Regarding “For auto slide show, open twin/js/custom.js file and look for line no. 91:”

Where is the twin/js/custom.js file to be found? in the style.css file?

Thanks for your help with this,

Peter

SaurabhSharma

Hello Peter,

I checked the same code again. The text expands automatically according to the sidebar width. Right now I can not see the styles being implemented. Have you again reverted back to old CSS?

The custom.js file can be found via FTP or File Manager of your Hosting account. Inside the root folder of your theme, i.e. wp-content/themes/twin/js/custom.js file. If you find it difficult to edit this file, kindly send me your FTP URL and login at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com.

Regards

Hi there Saura! Thank you so much for the awesome theme. I was just wondering, do you happen to have a demo version of the site that I can upload and work off of? I believe this is done through XML but I’m a little fuzzy on the details as it’s been a while since I’ve altered a site this way. I learn by doing so I figured I’d ask as it’s helpful for me to alter a demo version and understand how things work that way rather than starting from scratch.

SaurabhSharma

Hello Steve,

Thank you for kind words and feedback. Dummy text files are included inside twin/dummy_data/ folder. For XML file, kindly send me a mail at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com. I will send you the export file of live demo.

Regards

is it possible to have a mix of post styles on the homepage instead of the portfolio grid? e.g. images, quotes, blog posts, image galleries

SaurabhSharma

Hello redwither,

Thank you for purchasing the theme. Yes it is possible to show mix of all post formats on Home page. For that, create a new page, say “Home”, and assign the page template “Blog” to it. Category IDs of this page can be provided inside page options panel.

Once the page is published, you can set it as front page inside Settings > Reading > Front Page Displays > A Static Page.

Regards

is there a way to set the link of an image to go to the post rather than showing a larger version of the image – same as the image title that appears

SaurabhSharma

Yes it is possible with some changes in core files. Kindly send me a mail at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com, I will send you the fix.

Regards

is it possible for some of the images which make up the homepage grid to be galleries? like a gallery post where the images change automatically?

SaurabhSharma

Yes that is possible by creating a post using “Gallery” post format. The theme supports this format. You can find details on creating a gallery post format inside the documentation/index.html file.

Regards

Default-user

ive tried that and yes the gallery is created but only in the blog. I want to apply a gallery to the demo site style homepage images

SaurabhSharma

Hello,

The post formats (audio, video, gallery, etc.) will show on Blog page template or archives/categories. It will not show on portfolio template. The portfolio template is set to show only images. You can use the Blog page template on Home page so that it shows post formats.

Regards

can i remove “Permalink · 0 Comments · Edit” from the bottom of posts on the blog page?

SaurabhSharma

Yes that can be done. Kindly add this rule at the end of twin/style.css file:

.b_content .meta_row { display: none; }

Regards

how do i get the little image next to recent posts in the pop-up footer?

SaurabhSharma

Hello,

Make sure you are using the “Twin Recent Posts” widget, and not the default “Recent Posts” widget. Also, if the posts have featured images set, they will automatically appear as small thumbnails next to the title.

Regards

where will i find ‘category ID’s?’ is that the ‘slug’?

SaurabhSharma

Hello,

In order to find numeric category ID, navigate to Posts > Categories. Next, hover your mouse pointer on a category name and watch it’s link at the bottom left corner of status bar. You will see a link parameter as &tag=xx. This xx is the numeric ID of that category. Or you can use this useful plugin which shows IDs http://wordpress.org/plugins/reveal-ids-for-wp-admin-25/

Regards

thank you so much for all your prompt replies, it’s very much appreciated.

I have another question…did you receive my email regarding the editing of the link on images to match the link on titles so they both go to the full post?

SaurabhSharma

Hello,

Yes I received that email and replied at the same time with attachments. It was from “Paul” right?

Regards

Default-user

sorry, i didn’t receive it. I will send another email from a different address.

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