Discussion on Ultra Responsive Multipurpose WordPress Theme

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  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Howdy AJ, really having a good time with the theme. Question:

I need to display a certain services featured image in the sidebar image slider. The target services page is set to redirect to a normal WP page. Works when I click the menu item for the page, but when I click the image slider FI, it takes me to the placeholder page (no redirect. Any thoughts on how to fix? Can I paste an override manually in the Custom Fields?

Thanks! Andrew

WPExplorer

Glad you are liking the theme Andrew!

Maybe have a look at the following plugin – http://wordpress.org/plugins/page-links-to/

Default-user

Thanks! How do I give you a Buyer Rating?

WPExplorer

You are welcome!

Simply go to your “downloads” and click on the 5th star next to the item ;)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Your page redirect plugin recommendation worked like a charm. But my launch date is approaching and there is another tiny issue:

In the sidebar custom menu widget, the Active Page button color (in this case blue) doesn’t turn on until the seventh menu item. Here is a link to that page (Guardian Breathers). The sidebar menu button is blue and that’s great. Turns blue for all the rest, but not the previous menu items. What have I done?

http://jandmparts.com/services/guardian-breathers/
WPExplorer

Great!

To be honest I have no idea what to say about this issue…WordPress is supposed to automatically add a current-menu-item class to your menu items when they are selected.

My only guess as to why it wouldn’t work is if you added the link using the custom links in the WP menu dashboard. Can you double check? Best is to click on “screen options” on the top right of the menu dashboard, enable services, and add them over that way.

Default-user

Well this is rather embarrassing…I absolutely did not know about the screen options in the Menu area! So that’s how you add posts to a menu lol. Works like a charm now. Thanks!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
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  • Has been a member for 0-1 years
  • United States

I love this theme, thank you for designing it so well!

The only issue I am having is with the “Portfolio” and “Services” showing up on the homepage as single columns instead of 4 columns. The settings in Appearance>Theme Options>Home>Services & Portfolio are correct, but they do not change on the homepage itself. I am using the pre-built option (have tried custom and same results) and I can’t seem to figure out what is preventing multiple columns.

The interesting thing is that the Portfolio landing page is single column as well, but the Services and all other pages are multiple columns. Any ideas? I am sure it is something simple that I am overlooking. Perhaps in the responsive settings?

WPExplorer

That’s very strange…the only thing I can think of is some CSS overriding the theme.

If you want me to look, send me the details via my profile page contact form and we’ll get this sorted out asap.

craigwilliams3

Thank you PM has been sent.

craigwilliams3

Just wanted to say thank you again for your help and generosity. Everything is working great now. Cheers!

WPExplorer

No problem! Have a great weekend Craig ;)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hey there’s light at the end of the tunnel and almost finished this website. The company wants to include some “Vouchers” to print off and present before a service for discounts.

I have placed these vouchers in as Portfolio items, and set them as lightbox items on a page (six on the page). What would you suggest to include a “Print voucher” button or text at the bottom of each portfolio item when it is “lightboxed”?

WPExplorer

Forgive the delayed response,

Adding a “print voucher” would be a bit tricky, because you’ll need to edit the lightbox script. I would suggest adding a data attribute to links you want the print voucher on the lightbox for so you can check for it in the jQuery and display a print link.

It might be better/easier to create a custom field for your posts and edit the template to add a print link at the top of the post.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

I’ve searched everywhere on the site and can’t find anything about refunds. I’m not happy with this template. Have I just sunk the cost or do you issue refunds? Thank you.

WPExplorer

Hi,

I can not personally issue a refund because I am only an author. I have no way to verify if someone has committed payment fraud and also I only receive 70% of the sale. You would have to open a support request with ThemeForest.

http://support.envato.com/

Is there any particular reason you are not happy with the theme? I don’t remember receiving any questions/bug reports from you. ;(

Default-user

Oh I am just frustrated. I want it to work!! I am not a professional developer though have created multiple WP blogs and websites. I know enough to be dangerous.

After giving up on Ultra I went back to WP and found a free theme that will remain nameless. It had good reviews but not working and I’ll spare you the details.

SO, I just deleted all I had, which wasn’t much, and just installed WP brand new and I’m going to give Ultra another try! Because I chose it after looking at lots of themes, and it seemed to be a good fit. You may see me again….

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
Hello. Questions about the shortcode for Services. I’m trying to use the category_id=”” parameter to show specific services; however, this is not working for me. In fact, nothing shows up and I do have many services with the category listed in my code below. I’m trying to change this code: [symple_services count="12" columns="3"] into this [symple_services count="12" columns="3" category_id="Facilities"]

Any idea what I might be doing incorrectly?

WPExplorer

The ID is a number not words. When you are in the dashboard (services category editor) hover over a category or click on it to edit and you will see the URL in your browser will display something like “&tag_ID=30” within the URL, that is the ID number. Hope this makes sense.

Default-user

It worked. Thank you. Loving the theme so far. This is my first foray into WP and it’s coming along, but I’m sure I’ll have a couple more questions.

WPExplorer

Great! And this is a moderately advanced template, so I’m glad you are finding it good to work with!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Germany
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years

Hi AJ, I love this theme, i used wpexplorer Themes before and i always have been impressed by the straight Conceptual & Programming work you guys are doing on those Themes! A lot of good UI Design there.

But i have a small Problem on this one: I Like the they way of displaying Custom Post Types without even creating a Page. But iam losing the possibilty of puting some Content above the archive view.

I know i could create a Page and use a shortcode, but then: Breadcrumbs, Menu actives & co. redirect to the Archive not my created page. Wich is resulting in Problemes of different views for the same thing. Cant do that, thats not straight!

So basicly what i need is a way to display content above the archive view. Like a Dropdown in the Theme Options Tab to select a Page wich just gets injectet over the archive view. Or any other straight solutions?

You would help me so much with a simple but clever solution. Thanks a lot

Tobi

WPExplorer

Hi Tobi,

Thanks for the kind words…but there are no “you guys” it’s just me creating everything ;)

Currently there isn’t an option to add content as you have noted. The only way to do it is by editing archive-portfolio.php. It would be cool if WordPress had some area where you could add text to archives, just like how taxonomies have the descriptions, but sadly there isn’t.

I will add down on my notes to add in something on the next update, unfortunately I’m not sure when that would be. I suggest you just add your content for now manually in the template files mentioned above, you could even query a page as you mentioned so you can still access the content via the dash.

Default-user

Hey AJ, Respect, a huge mind work you are doing there! Keep it up!

Well i thought about that too. Kinda dirty way.. but i guess thats what i need to do. I just hope its gonna work with polylang. Thanks for your help!

BTW: i thought about that http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_dropdown_pages Where you can select a Page.. that would be a way to fix that in the theme options.. the selectet page should then just gets injected above the archive.. wich could be acomplished in the archive template.

WPExplorer

Ya, the idea of being able to select a page to insert content on an archive is not a bad idea. But you can also override archive-(posttype).php via a child theme, keeping things “not so messy”.

I guess in my head I assumed that people wanting content above their portfolio would just use the built-in portfolio shortcodes and use a page and ignore the archive ;)

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
  • United States

Are there any shortcodes for styling bulleted lists or using dropcaps?

WPExplorer

Symple Shortcodes at the moment doesn’t have these options at the moment. I am considering an update in the future, but if you want these now I would suggest just adding some custom classes to your site so you don’t have to bother with shortcodes as this sort of thing is probably best added with a simple classname.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

I have a coloured background in my site. Is there a way of making the background of the top header and footers a specific colour rather than a transparency? For example black?

WPExplorer

Yes of course, you would just have to add some custom CSS for this….Example:

/*make top bar black*/
.boxed-layout #top-bar { background: #000 !important; }
/*make footer black*/
#footer { background: #000 !important; }

This can be added to a child theme or via a custom CSS plugin.

Default-user

Thanks … works beautifully.

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hello AJ, I am playing around with your symple carousel. Nice little plugin! I have a test page running at http://jandmparts.com/carousel-experiments/

I really like the single vertical carousel down in the body area. Small issue: hover and click anywhere to the right of the carousel. The a tag is active all the way to page right. Any CSS add for this?

Also wondering which files control the timing of the carousel, and if there is a way to turn off the slide it and use the carousel like a gallery.

WPExplorer

I’m not seen the link issue you speak of, is this in a particular browser? Can you send me a screenshot of where i should be clicking?

Actually the shortcode is pretty powerful ;) You can control the spee in the shortcode in milliseconds…

Example for 5 seconds

speed="5000" 

You could also do:

ticker="true" 

To make it auto rotate slowly like a ticker

Not sure what you mean to turn off the “slide it”..

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

The vertical single carousel is beneath the full-width one. In all browsers, the area to the right of the vertical carousel is active and links to other pages.

Can you please post all the options and syntax for the symple carousel? I tried the snippets you sent and I don’t think it’s working right.

http://jandmparts.com/carousel-experiments/

Here is the shortcode I’m using for the full-width carousel with the ticker. It acts rather crazy on page load. Also wondering if there is a control for the ticker speed?

[symple_carousel post_type="services" taxonomy_name="services_category" taxonomy_id="" count="-1" lightbox_only="false" title="true" excerpt="false" excerpt_length="15" read_more="false" img_width="220" img_height="132" margin="20" min_slides="3" max_slides="6" pager="false" controls="true" ticker="true" ]
WPExplorer

There is a speed parameter..its just called “speed”

Example: speed=”600”

Thats why your carousel is so fast, you probably have to increase teh speed a lot.

Oh I see the vertical one. This is because the carousels are responsive, if you want them to one side you would want to add it in a column shortcode or add some custom CSS to give it a fixed width.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • United States

Hello, I purchased your Ultra theme.. Love it.. One issue is on android phones the responsive menu has an issue.. When you try to click on the menu, you have to click on the very top or it doesn’t open. It’s a very little area at the top of the menu bar. This is not intuitive as most users will click on the word menu or the menu area. This issue does not exist when using an iphone. I tried making the desktop version responsive to troubleshoot it but I can find the small “clickable” area I see on the android. Any thoughts?

WPExplorer

Great!

That is very strange. Do you mind contacting me via my profile page ( link to this comment) so we can troubleshoot this via email?

I don’t have an android (I use crossbrowsertesting.com) so I’ll see if I can locate the issue, but the best would be if I can send you some CSS to test and you can let me know if it helps or not.

Also please let me know which header style and layout you are using – thanks!

Its likely a fairly simple fix, maybe just adding a height to an element via CSS.

Default-user

I actually emailed you through your profile before posting here. As far as header style I have tried all styles and it happens with all of them but for this project we are using Layout: full-width, Header Style: Two. Let me know if you received the email this morning.. if not I will resend. Thanks

Default-user

I agree, it should be just adding height to an element, because I see the line.. probably about 10 px just on the top of the navigation area.. but I could not find it when viewed responsivly on my desktop.. Maybe you will have better luck

WPExplorer

Generally I respond to comments before email. Please try and contact me via one method only as it just slows things down – thanks! I’ll respond to your email when I get to it ;)

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • Israel
AviGil Purchased

Hey there guys, I was wondering…There is a way to update the plugins that I get with the theme? for example, Revolution Slider. I saw that the developer released an update but I don’t see it in my dashboard.

Thanks in advance, Avi.

WPExplorer

Hi Avi,

I usually update the theme download with the latest version. So you can re-download the theme and find it inside the theme’s “plugins” folder. If its not the latest version, just contact me via my profile contact form and i’ll zip it over.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

I love this theme! Great job and thanks for creating this awesome work.

I had a quick question about upgrading the theme, and in particular, upgrading the Options Framework. When there is an upgrade to the theme itself available down the road when you might have one, will you include the newest version of the Options Framework? Or can it be upgraded as it is right now with the current version of Ultra?

Was just wondering as the Options Framework is now at 1.6 and the Ultra version is still at 1.5.2. It’s no biggie, just thought I’d ask.

Thanks again!

esbmedia

And just FYI – I just noticed that Ultra is now at 1.2, I was running 1.1 and am currently upgrading. Yet the changelog at WP Explorer hasn’t been updated with the current change listing for 1.2, so not sure what exactly has been updated other than what the changelog here says, which I’m pretty sure would be the same right?

Anyhow – either way it still doesn’t look like the Options Framework was upgraded. Right?

WPExplorer

Thanks, glad you like it!

Oh sorry I didn’t mention it in the Changelog. Version 1.2 simply had the updated Symple Shortcodes – http://themeforest.net/item/ultra-responsive-multipurpose-wordpress-theme/4371217/faqs/17166

No I have not updated the admin panel yet. I have made several edits to it. Ill make note to update it in the next version, but you really shouldn’t need to worry about it, the changes aren’t that huge to create any real issues on your site.

Thanks for pointing this out to me!

esbmedia

Cool. Thanks for the reply and your time. Keep up the awesome work!

esbmedia

Hey AJ!

Having gone through as many pages of comments as I could with the minimal time I have right now, I have a question (that going through the comments was unable to find) about Ultra that I hope you or at least someone has tried and succeeded without me having to go through a huge setup and then it not work.

Is Ultra, in it’s stock state, compatible with Woo Commerce?

I have a client that wants to do an Ecommerce site and even though I have a ton of Ecommerce templates, frameworks, etc. I would LOVE to use Ultra instead of course because it’s so damn awesome – it would be perfect all around if it was compatible without much hacking to the code, etc.

If it is not compatible, yet someone was able to get it working with Ultra, your insight into how it was done would be awesome!

Any ideas or solutions or knowledge would be greatly appreciated!

WPExplorer

Hey there,

First just so you know this site would be much easier for searching through comments – http://searchinvato.com/

Anyway, Ultra doesn’t have any built-in styles/code for WooCommerce (it actually takes a lot of work to get WooCommerce looking nice with a theme because their CSS is massive and actually pretty messy).

That said, the plugin should work just fine. But you might have to create a woocommerce.php file so that you don’t have a problem with sidebars – I’m not sure, because I haven’t tested, but if you must you can see how here – http://docs.woothemes.com/document/third-party-custom-theme-compatibility/

The only theme I have (right now, because I am releasing a new WooCommerce theme soon) that has it all built-in is Thunder – http://themeforest.net/item/thunder-responsive-multipurpose-theme/5466969

esbmedia

Thanks a ton for your reply and time. I had that feeling about exactly what you mentioned above. I truly appreciate your comment and will see what I can do – if not, I’ll definitely be checking out Thunder! Cheers!

PS. Thanks for the tip on search the comments!

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years

Looking good, pretty clean set up. Thanks. 2 questions:

Can you show me where the documentation is for Filtered Gallery shortcode setup? I can’t figure out where the filterable ID numbers go versus the overall category.. I’ve created categories and tags, I see the ID numbers, but cant figure what goes where.. I’m missing something.. The examples in the demo just show ””, so I cant follow your demo model.. unless again I’m missing something! __ Also.. I’m using full screen layout, with a basic black background for MOST pages, but want to set a few pages to have white boxed center. Is that possible or does this set all pages globally only?

WPExplorer

1. Its very simple….

Example 1: I want to filter by category:

[symple_portfolio count="-1" columns="3" pagination="false" filter="category"...

Example 2: I want to filter by tags:

[symple_portfolio count="-1" columns="3" pagination="false" filter="tag"....

Example 3: I only want to show items from Category X that has ID #2

[symple_portfolio count="-1" columns="3" pagination="false" category_id="2" 

Example 4: I want to show a filterable portfolio of the child categories from Category X that has ID #2

[symple_portfolio count="-1" columns="3" pagination="false" filter="category" category_id="2" 

I hope this examples help make sense of it. The category parameter allows you to pull items from that category and the filter parameter is to say if you want to filter by category or tag.

2. Even with the full-screen layout, the main content is centered. So you should be able to target the pages you want via CSS to do this.

Default-user

Yes.. thanks so much.. particularly on as Saturday! I was putting “true” into filter. LAst question on this.. the sizes .. right now there is only i column showing, I want 2, and want to specify the size.. about 370px should be able to fit two columns.. What am I missing here? Ive tried all combos I can think of…cant see any documentation.. thanks!

[symple_portfolio count=”-1” columns=”2” pagination=”false” lightbox_only=”true” thumbnail_crop=”true” thumbnail_hard_crop=”true” thumbnail_width=”” thumbnail_height=”” title=”false” excerpt=”false” excerpt_length=”0” read_more=”false” category_id=”108” tag_id=”” filter=”tag”]

WPExplorer

No problem ;)

If you want 2 columns all you need to do is columns=”2” if thats not working there must be some sort of bug. You can always contact me via my profile page with a link to the URL in question and I will gladly have a look, its the only way I’ll be able to see what might be wrong.

Default-user

Ok.. got it. Works great, thanks again. Very cool. Will rate your theme 5 stars, and your communication higher. if I could. All set. Best!

WPExplorer

Oh great!

No problem, I’m here to help ;) Thanks for the rating. If you loved this theme, you might want to check out my new one for the future – http://themeforest.net/item/thunder-responsive-multipurpose-theme/5466969 – I would say its Ultra “on crack”.

Enjoy the weekend, I’m going to now!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Hello all, I’d like to know how to apply the google font setting to

titles. So far, only “h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 Headings” are affected by the choice of font. I changed all the other parameters (except body witch has to be different), but I was not able to apply my font style to h1 titles. Any way to make this work ?

Default-user

Ok there is something going on here with my message, let me rephrase. I need to use google font feature. So far, I was able to customize parts of the site only. - I want to set the “H1” while only h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 and heading can be set. So where do I set font for H1 ? I tried to change all styles, no luck, H1 remains the same. - I want to change the font style of the widgets names placed at the bottom of the pages (it looks it is h6), and the title of the footer… still no luck. => So, how can I make the google font work ?

WPExplorer

Actually because of SEO the h1’s are only page titles so I named that setting “Page Titles” in the Google font options, so that’s the option you’ll want to edit.

Thanks for the purchase & sorry for any confusion!

Default-user

Ok then, so just tell me how to make it work for titles and H6 . Like I said, I’v changed all settings to my new font except for the “body” : again TITLES and other headings (widgets titles, footer navigation items) are not affected by the choice I made in the font setting. I need to know why the template is not working at that point. And please, take the time to read the entire question before answering : my point is not to ask for some feature that does not exist, I just need the to make feature that comes with the template to work.

WPExplorer

Hi,

- The h1 would be altered with the option that reads “Page Titles” I’ve double checked my local version to confirm and I don’t have any issues with the setting.

- You are correct about the footer widgets, there is a small bug here. I can send you the updated file via email if you want to contact me via my profile page contact form. Sorry for the troubles.

Default-user

- about H1 that is not working, try this code I’m using to place H1 with a link (because simply shortcodes does not allow link embed) <h1 style="text-align: left; font-size: medium; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"><a title="MY PAGE TITLE" href="http://www.thelinkofmypage//">MY PAGE</a></h1> - I’m ok to receive files, but let me know what do you changed in the code compared to the original pages : I’ve spent hours to customize my template, so I need to know what has changed so I can keep my mods. Thx. I’m sending you my mail.

WPExplorer

- The theme option doesn’t change any h1 if posted in the content, only the default page headers set my the template. I think thats the problem. Sounds like your H1 is within a post.

I’ll reply to your email.

Default-user

Just for the record (and for the readers), the problem was fixed in no time thanks again for the great support !

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  • Israel
AviGil Purchased

Hey there, I’ve just figured that I need to create a child theme for all of my modifications. So I did it, and it actually work amazing, but the only problem that I have is that the Symple heading etc. don’t work at all. I see the button but I can’t see none of the titles that I’ve created.

Tried to Re-install the plugin but no avail.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance, Avi.

WPExplorer

Hi Avi,

To be honest I’m not quire sure what you are talking about. Can you maybe send me the URL so I can have a look?

Are you saying that creating a child theme messed up the shortcodes somehow?

AviGil
AviGil Purchased

Hey there, Yeah, Like I’d thought so :)

So, I have created a folder for a child theme and dropped there only the files that I’ve made changes, for example: header.php Is that the correct way to create a child theme? or should I copy the original folder with all it’s containers?

For the Symple headings and dividers, here’s an example from my website: That’s the original theme – I’ve added a stroke around the divider: http://imageshack.us/a/img713/367/igah.jpg and here’s a screenshort from the theme after I’ve updated to 1.2 and created a child theme: http://imageshack.us/a/img89/655/a2k0.jpg

Can’t see none of them, I see the buttons though but no headings or dividers at all.

Any clue? :O

AviGil
AviGil Purchased

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AviGil
AviGil Purchased

Ok, after tons of attempts to solve the problem – I only needed to copy the “images” folder to the child theme.

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 4-5 years

Hey there,

I’ve been using this theme for a while now. On the latest update of WordPress I noticed that my visual editor is not working anymore, Im getting the error in my console “ReferenceError: sympleShortcodesVars is not defined @ http://www.domainname.com/wp-content/plugins/symple-shortcodes/includes/mce/js/symple_shortcodes_tinymce.js?ver=358-25336:11"

Any idea what is causing this?

WPExplorer

Please have a look at the FAQ: http://themeforest.net/item/ultra-responsive-multipurpose-wordpress-theme/4371217/faqs/17166

If you can’t figure out how to get it patched up or run into any problems, let me know!

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

Hello all. I’d like to customize the white-on-round icons that appears as overlay once you select a thumbnail of a portfolio. These are icon are currently a ”+” and a film strip when there is a video. Does anyone know where are located these image ?

Default-user

I’m replying to myself, and it might help those who love this theme (like me) because it is highly customizable : the theme uses a web font called “font awesome”. So if you want to change the icons, just edit the font and replace it (please keep your original files backed up). there are many instances of the font : .eot .woff as well as .ttf and .otf. All instances should be replaced. EOT AND WOFF can be built online, check : http://ttf2woff.com/ http://www.kirsle.net/wizards/ttf2eot.cgi good luck all.

WPExplorer

Glad you like the theme!

Instead of editing the font files you can just alter the CSS, it is very easy. If you look at the CSS for the font icons you can see all the values for the different fonts so you could change it like this for example:

/*make plus icon in overlay a minus*/
.overlay-icon .icon-plus:before { content: "\f056" }

Another way is editing the function that outputs the icons – see functions/post-types-taxonomies/post_type_helpers.php line 157 wpex_portfolio_icon()

Thanks for the purchase xzulien! AJ

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Hi, getting close to the end of this project. Is there an easy way to close up the space above the “Testimonials” on the front page here: www.test.creepycrawly.com.au?

WPExplorer

The space is coming from the second portfolio grid. You could use some CSS to alter the margin…example:

.home .portfolio-entry.grid-3 { margin-bottom: 0; }
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