Discussion on Ultra Responsive Multipurpose WordPress Theme

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rbuehler Purchased

How do you create custom content on the Home Page? If I enable the Tagline, I have very limited options (e.g. no ability to add images).

If I edit the “Home” page that I created (using Pre-Built Home Page template), that content doesn’t appear.

Not sure if that makes sense? Am I missing something obvious?

Thanks, Rob

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You could definitely add images to the tagline, but it would be via HTML…

I thought I had setup the homepage to show the content from the page editor, I double checked and I guess I was wrong ;(

If you edit templates/home-prebuilt.php you can easily add some code to show it…

<?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
        <?php if ( $post->post_content !== "" ) { ?>
            <div id="home-content" class="clearfix">
                <?php the_content(); ?>
            </div><!-- #home-content -->
        <?php } ?>
<?php endwhile; ?>

If you aren’t sure how to do so contact me via my profile page and I’ll send you the update file. I will definitely make sure this is on all future versions of the theme ;)

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rbuehler Purchased

That did the trick. Thanks!

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When I add a service, there is a space to upload an icon. Whatever image I upload for that icon will be resized to a very small size. How can I control what size that icon is?

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Correct. The design is setup so that they are “icons”. if you want to alter the size you would have to change your CSS or add some custom CSS…

example:

/*increase padding to allow larger image*/
.service-entry-with-icon { padding-left: 140px; }
/*increase size of icon to 100px wide */
.services-entry-icon { height: auto; width: 100px; }

Or you can completely remove all sizing and just have the image at the top..example:

/*remove left padding*/
.service-entry-with-icon { padding-left: 0; }
/*remove icon absolute position and size restriction*/
.services-entry-icon { height: auto; width: auto; position: inherit; left: auto; top: auto; margin-bottom: 10px; }
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ps: I recommend you use a plugin to add custom CSS to your site. There are some great ones on WP.org ;)

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got it. thanks…

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studioso Purchased

hi there! I love and highly recommend this theme, But I’m in a pickle and I hope you can help me: I had originally created the website and the WP installation in a subdirectory (ex. www.siteA.com/siteB/) while working on the site . now that the site can go live I changed the site’s url to www.siteB.com by changing the “Site Address (URL)” in the general settings of WP. (I then had to resave the permalinks). everything seems fine, except that the theme’s icons don’t show up properly: www.fedplast.com for example in the orange contact us button, or the UP arrow at the bottom of every page, the magnifying glass by the search button in the menu and in a few more places. did I do something wrong? what can I do to fix it? thanks!

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Oh I am pretty sure I know the issue ;) Since these seems to only happen in Firefox and my server also needs the fix.

Basically you’ll want to create a .htaccess file with the following code and upload it to your server inside the fonts folder.

<FilesMatch ".(ttf|otf|eot|woff)$">
  <IfModule mod_headers.c>
    Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin "*" 
  </IfModule>
</FilesMatch>

This will allow your server to use the custom fonts. Clear your browser cache and refresh to make sure it works.

Let me know if you aren’t quite understanding.

Here is a further explanation – http://www.fontsquirrel.com/blog/2010/11/troubleshooting-font-face-problems

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Contact page is dead http://wpexplorer-demos.com/premium-ultra-full/contact/ [contact-form-7 404 “Not Found”]
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Oh thanks, I’ll fix that ;)

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aemcmg9 Purchased

What kind of photos we need for the full width pages? Do you need panoramic photos? Please advise.

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You mean for the featured image?

The featured images for the full-width pages on the full-width style are 100% wide so yes, more panoramic is best. I did so that it would match the homepage slider style.

You can also create multiple sliders to use instead of just the featured image ;)

On the boxed theme style the images should be resizing to 1020px wide and it doesn’t really matter, just upload the image you want ;)

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aemcmg9 Purchased

I want to have one unique full width page on each page including the homepage (no sliders!), so I was wondering what size I need to buy for the photo files in this case.

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aemcmg9 Purchased

What are the pics width and height for full width pages that work the best?

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To be honest its a bit tricky and there isn’t a correct width/size. You do mean like this page ( http://wpexplorer-demos.com/premium-ultra-full/full-width/) correct?

Because the image will span 100% and have a max-height of 400px it really depends on the image itself what size will look best.

For example on this page the image I’m using is only 980×442 and it gets stretched, but because of how the image looks it doesn’t matter too much if it blurrs a bit.

The reason I was saying you can use a slider, is not to necessarily have multiple slides…But you can create 1 slide for example give your slider a solid color then have some images on top of it and some text and not worry to much about the dimensions.

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aemcmg9 Purchased

yes that’s what I mean. I noticed the height of the picture is actually resizing automatically. Sometimes is more then 300 other times shows less than 300. Not 400. www.ameromedia.com/erp

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aemcmg9 Purchased

Now is there a way to get rid of so much empty space? Could we have the title of the page show over the image and not underneath?

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aemcmg9 Purchased

I see what you mean about the slider, but will the slide be full widht and can I have one unqiue slide on each page?

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aemcmg9 Purchased

Sorry yes, we can have unique sliders on each page. Will try that. Thanks for the quick reply and love the theme by the way.

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aemcmg9 Purchased

www.ameromedia.com/erp/contact-us the slide is not full width althought slider was set up as full width

WPExplorer

;) Let me know how that works out!

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aemcmg9 Purchased

the slider solution does not work, even if the slider is set up as full width it will not make the slide full width

WPExplorer

It should…just like does on the homepage. Are you using the “Above Page Content” meta option?

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aemcmg9 Purchased

the slider full width works, did not change the 960 by 350 custom size. Would like to know what happens when the site is seen on a large screen will the image automatically be resized to a larger width? Additonally have one more question. How can I reduce the size of the white empty space between page body and footer boxes?

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aemcmg9 Purchased

using header one

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To be honest It really depends on what you have done. My suggestion is to get a hold of a large screen and check it out. If you don’t have one head over to the apple store ;) lol.

This would be a CSS edit. Depends though on your layout settings. Link?

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Hey, I’m trying to upload a logo to the Ultra Theme but when I click the upload button to search for a picture, nothing happens. Any idea what could be wrong?

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Do you have any plugins active? There might be one incorrectly adding javascript causing the pop-up to break ;(

note: You can always paste in the URL to the image in the field.

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What’s the best way to add Google Analytics for this theme?

WPExplorer

In my opinion via the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast ;)

davidsterphone

Do you know where in WordPress Seo?

WPExplorer

Oh my bad, its no longer in there. Since a while back since he now has the following plugin:

http://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/

For something way more simple I do like this one:

http://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-google-analytics-for-wordpress/
davidsterphone

perfect thanks.

davidsterphone

Another question i have is… how can I control the pagination amount for this theme?

WPExplorer

For what exactly?

For the blog its under Settings->Reading. For the custom post types its either in the admin panel if its the archives or for the post type shortcodes there is a parameter you can use….

Example:

count="10" pagination="true" 
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msa1 Purchased

I’m having some issues with my clients site. How do I change the color of the title heading? I have it set to full-width and I entered my color into the custom skin color on both top and bottom. It doesn’t change the header color. I want the background left white and I don’t want to use the boxed layout. Also, how do I eliminate the use of any image on the blog page?

The site url is http://vanwanggaard.com/

WPExplorer

Hi there, Sorry you are having some problems.

I’m not quite sure what heading exactly you are referring to? The custom skin color option is used to replace all the default elements that are blue (service icons, hovers on portfolio entry icons, pagination hovers and active state, flexslider arrows, testimonial active bullets, faq hovers..etc).

The actually typography remains untouched by these settings. If you can be more specific as to which title you want to edit I can help you with the custom CSS for this.

To remove images on the blog page…Simply don’t use the featured image option. It appears you have already managed this though ;)

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ArtnArch Purchased

Newbie question… Where can I control the excerpt length for Services appearing on the Home page? Is this in the php code itself? Unlike other post types, it doesn’t seem to have a setting in the Theme Options area. I don’t see shortcode anywhere either…

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I think I just forgot to add the option in the admin panel ;( If you need it you can contact me via my profile page for updated files.

I think my reasoning was mostly because I assumed people would use the “Excerpt” box for the services instead of having the auto excerpt. For seo reasons.

But ya…contact me if you want an update for this ;)

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ArtnArch Purchased

No worries…I found the manual Excerpt box…rolled up (unchecked) from displaying on the edit services post. I actually like the manual control anyway – since you mentioned it. See, I told you it was a Newbie thing…sheesh!

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Hi, Thank you for the great “Ultra” theme.

I have chosen Header Style 2 in the Theme Options, and was wondering if there is a way of including a button or text within the Header, on the right side opposite the logo?

Regards,

Darren.

WPExplorer

Hi Darren,

The only way to add more “stuff” to the header would be to edit header.php manually. The second header style displays a searchbar by default on the right side, so maybe you can edit the file to display something else instead.

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Whats the best way to change the thumbnail size for the featured images? I have tried the default image size php file but no luck.

I sent you an email with the site name and more detail of the issue.

WPExplorer

I got your email. No need to comment on multiple locations ;)

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ArtnArch Purchased

Is there a way to add content to the auto-archive page (for Services as an example) without enabling the sidebar (from Admin>Theme Options) or creating a new static page?

WPExplorer

We’ll the only way to add to the archive pages is to edit the template file, in this case it would be archive-services.php.

Thats why the shortcodes are in place though, if you want to create a static page with some content then your services.

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ArtnArch Purchased

No problem. Rather than edit the archive-services.php, I’ll just create the static page. Thanks. I’m lovin’ this theme…Wow!

WPExplorer

;) Great, glad you like it!

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ArtnArch Purchased

Is there shortcode for the Navigation (by category) strip that appears on the archive-services header, or am I back to messing with the .php inorder to get that functionality?

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There isn’t because of the way it works its best left to the template files. The only alternative is to add a drop-down menu or a sidebar with a menu.

Not to mention that it’s outside of the content so now way to add it.

Oh you can have a “filterable” services though – http://wpexplorer-demos.com/premium-ultra/services-filter/ – with the services shortcode – not sure if that helps, but maybe!

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Thinking about purchasing… 1 Question… Does the “Page Builder” plugin work good for this theme?

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Which page builder plugin? There are a few out there…But my guess is any page builder plugin, since it is a plugin should work fine with any theme as long as it is coded correctly.

This theme does come with many great shortcodes though as well (not sure if you like using them) including all the custom post types as well.

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Hello,

I think this theme does pretty much what I need out of the box, except I would like a dark theme – is it possible to have black/dark pages, and white/light fonts… is it just a case of editing the style.css, or something else?

Apart from that, all I can think of right now is changing the logo, which I imagine is simple enough?

Thanks.

WPExplorer

You would have to edit the CSS file if you want all the inner elements dark, there is no theme option built-in for this.

For the custom logo there is of course a theme panel option for this.

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Actually, one more thing… do you have any examples and info about download speeds of the home page. I need a quick to load theme.

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A lot of this depends on your server. I have a good host combined with some optimizations I’ve done to ensure fast loading – if you see the image below the site loads in under 2 seconds ;)

http://cl.ly/image/1I2B0y1F0u1R

In terms of the theme, I have tried my best to optimize it for speed, but again, it will also depend how many images/content/plugins you have.
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geofract Purchased

Thanks for the replies. I went ahead and bought and installed the theme…. all ok, except I can’t remove the 1-800 number, and purchas buttons across the top. What did I miss?

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Great, thanks for the purchase ;)

  • The 1-800 number is a setting in the theme panel. Appearance->Theme Options.
  • The buttons on the right are a custom menu. Appearance->Menus
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geofract Purchased

Got it, thanks!

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geofract Purchased

Umm, I am struggling to get the Shortcodes for Services to work with category and ID tags… every service possible shows otherwise.

Do you have a support forum btw, or do users just post queries here?

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You can see how support is provided here – http://themeforest.net/item/ultra-responsive-multipurpose-wordpress-theme/4371217/support – I used to have a forum, but closed it for several reasons.

Are you sure you are using the correct ID for the category? The functionality should be working just fine.

If you want me to double check in the back-end just contact me via my profile page with details.

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jshiller Purchased

The css changes I’ve made in my child theme are not taking effect. Can you please let me know what I’ve done wrong to the css file at http://www.marketextend.com/wp-content/themes/ultra-child/style.css ?

WPExplorer

I see you are using a child theme I provided in the past with the theme. If you notice the child theme dequeues the parent CSS and enqueues a new style.css located in the child theme at css/style.css.

Any edits you make are likely being overwritten by the file – http://www.marketextend.com/wp-content/themes/ultra-child/css/style.css

If you are using that child theme I had provided, have a look at functions.php, pretty sure I added a note in there explaining this.

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jshiller Purchased

Ah, got it. Thanks! Is there a way to see the answers to my questions in the old support center?

WPExplorer

They are closed. You can either ask again, or contact me via my profile page and I can un-draft the post you wanted to look at.

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bluesea7 Purchased

Hi, I have a question. Is it possible to display only two categories on a page with a portfolio? I will eventually have twelve categories, but I only want two to display on each page. I have been able to display only one category using a category ID in the portfolio shortcode, but I can’t figure out how to show two. Here is a link to the page if it helps to look at.

http://susanmonserud.com/dev/structures/
WPExplorer

Hi,

What you’ll need to do is create a “Parent” category then use this ID. It will create a filter with the 2 child categories.

bluesea7
bluesea7 Purchased

It works! Thanks a bunch!

bluesea7
bluesea7 Purchased

AJ – I forgot I had one other question…

How do I get a Portfolio Item like this to display ONLY the main image, WITHOUT the Featured Image too?:

http://susanmonserud.com/dev/portfolio/leaving/

Thanks!

David R

WPExplorer

duplicate question…I answered you above.

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bluesea7 Purchased

AJ – I forgot I had one other question…

How do I get a Portfolio Item like this to display ONLY the main image, WITHOUT the Featured Image too?:

http://susanmonserud.com/dev/portfolio/leaving/

Thanks!

David R ;)

WPExplorer

There is no option to disable the featured image / gallery on the portfolio items. I can add one though…contact me via my profile page if you want the update – not sure when I can do it because I’m out of town, but it definitely sounds like a good update for the future.

What you can do…is set your portfolio item to enable the slider. So if the featured image is not attached to the post then it won’t show up as well. You can use the new Gallery meta box added in the latest version to “x” out any images you don’t want – http://www.wpexplorer.org/changelogs/ultra/

bluesea7
bluesea7 Purchased

Thanks as always AJ – this is very helpful. I have another inquiry which I will send in a new comment. Best!

david r

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Hi – So I have tried setting up the slider on my home page both ways have failed – what am i doing wrong?

Both show this error – “Revolution Slider Error: Slider with alias Home not found. Maybe you mean: ‘Home page slider’”

I create the slider and cut and paste the in the visual editor in my home page. Please can you help?

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Sounds like the shortcode may not be correct. Its really hard for me to assist without looking. Contact me via my profile page with the URL and Login details if you want me to have a look.

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geofract Purchased

Hi,

I wonder how can I change the point at which the main menu changes state. As you know, it has three states, depending on the width of the browser. I would like the first state, where all menu items are visible across the top, to be visible until the browser width goes to 800px or less.

I hope that makes sense – please advise if how this can be changed?

Also, I wondered about a small favourite icon. How to add one? Maybe for another update.

Thanks.

WPExplorer

It’s a bit tricky for the menu. Have a look in css/responsive.css you’ll see on line 11 the media query for the first change at 1024. You can alter this value (max-width: 1024px) if you want or you can cut out the CSS for the menu from this media query and add it into the next one on line 117. The Navigation code is commented out so it should be pretty obvious the code to cut/paste.

For the favicon, there are many great free plugins for this on WordPress.org…personally I just put my favicon in my server’s root folder, your browser will see it there automatically ;)

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