Discussion on Vanguard: Business & Portfolio WordPress Theme

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And another question regarding the list of icons that are included with the theme. Is it possible to create your own icons and import them? I tried replacing the image files in the WP folder but that didn’t seem to work.

Thanks again!

unisphere

Hi, if you notice the icon file names they are numbered, just add your own icons naming them for example “400” and “401” and use this ID on the icon shortcode.

Best regards

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Greetings…got the above question it figured out…sorry to be such a pest!

unisphere

Hey no problem mate :)

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I apologize if this question has been asked in advance, I looked a bit but didn’t see any mention of it earlier.

I’m having issues with the full width version of the layer slider… even though the template is set to full width, it’s constraining the slider inside the main body column, and shrinking the size of everything in the slider. Also, it’s not displaying the highlight color under the slider.

Thanks!

Has anyone else ever experienced this problem before?

unisphere

Hi, that’s very strange, could you post a link to your site so that I can take a look?

Best regards

Default-user

I’ll post it through your contact form! Thanks!

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miggitty Purchased

I want to change the position of the logo in the header. I made the following change to the style.css file:

#logo { margin-top:30px; }

But this is overwritten by some code you have written in the skin.php file.

How can I make this change as my logo is not aligned properly.

By the way awesome theme. Best one I have used over the last 3 years.

Thanks.

unisphere

Hi, thanks, glad you like the theme :)

Regarding your question, there’s no need to create custom CSS to position the menu, logo and set a header height, you can simply go to the “Skins Manager”, click the “Header Positioning” tab and set those options there :)

Best regards

Default-user
miggitty Purchased

Thanks for the tip. Worked perfectly. :-)

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Hi

It took me a while to get into this theme even though I had used similar but now I think it’s really powerful and by far the best around.

One question how to set-up a Gallery page like this http://themeforest.net/item/vanguard-business-portfolio-wordpress-theme/full_screen_preview/3562193 to show off a brochure on a separate page from my Portfolio?

Thanks for the updates and the great work.

Eugene http://brandlogik.com/
unisphere

Hi Eugene, thanks, I’m happy you like the theme :)

Regarding your question, and if you are talking about this page http://vanguard.unispheredesign.com/pages/gallery/ you can add a WordPress [gallery] shortcode. Edit a page or post and click the “Add Media” button, then select “Create Gallery” and upload the images you want to that gallery (note that you need to upload the images in that page, not just select images uploaded in other pages, this will be fixed in the next update).

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Default-user

Superb. That was a feature I hadn’t found. Thanks again.

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jwferne Purchased

After using your theme and working with it for about a week now, I can truly say this theme is outstanding. You’ve been prompt answering my questions and very helpful with your suggestions.

I hope you gain many future sales with it and look forward to seeing it develop further.

Thank you again for a great theme Unisphere! 5 Stars. *

Cheers, – John

unisphere

Hey John, thanks so much for your awesome testimonial, I really appreciate it :)

Cheers!

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CullenS Purchased

Having an issue with the “Add Media” button not working with WP 3.5. Clicking the button does nothing. When I change the theme back to default Twenty Ten the functionality works fine.

I’ve also tried editing my wp-config.php by adding define(‘CONCATENATE_SCRIPTS’, false ); as suggested by the WP forms.

Any idea why the “Add Media” button isn’t functioning?

unisphere

Hi, there might be a javascript error although it is strange since I haven’t received any feedback about a similar issue. Could you email me admin access to your WP installation so that I can take a look?

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Hello, great theme. Quick question, can I remove the right sidebar from the contact page? (recent posts, recent comments, archives, categories, etc)

unisphere

Hi, from looking at your comment below I see that you’ve managed to sort it our.

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nevermind, ah! I’m a WP newb, I figured it out..

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Abdo1509 Purchased

Hi, I want to make my slider behave like the one in the live demo, I want the same image effect. How do I make that happened?

Thank you very much!

unisphere

Hi, go to the “LayerSlider” admin panel and click the “Import sample sliders” button. You’ll then be able to edit the slider that you see in the demo and edit it to your liking. Keep in mind that to display the slider on a page you need to edit the page, click the “Slider” toggle on the “Vanguard Page Settings” and select the LayerSlider you wish to display.

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Abdo1509 Purchased

Nevermind, I figured it out, this theme is so complete I can’t begin dreaming of getting this good

unisphere

Ohh, I only saw this comment after answering your previous one :)

Glad you sorted it out though, have fun :)

Cheers!

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Abdo1509 Purchased

no but seriously, sorry for being a noob but I cant get the layerslider to show.. I have imported your samples but when I click on preview it just shows a blank page and even when I add the shortcode to a page.. Any Idea?

Thank you

unisphere

To display the slider on a page you need to edit the page, click the “Slider” toggle on the “Vanguard Page Settings” and select the LayerSlider you wish to display.

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nxlevel Purchased
I think there may be a bug with the Slider Short Code and Share This integration. I’m currently using the Slider Short Code on the following portfolio page: http://nxlevelent.com/charlotte/?portfolio_cpt=damu-winstons-30th-birthday-celebration

The slider, which is located in the 2nd column under the text, is visible upon visiting the link directly. However, if you refresh that page, the slider is blank. I notice that the “Share This” feature adds characters to the end of the URL (not sure why). But, I feel this may be causing the error.

As far as I’ve seen, this is only an issue when using the SLIDER shortcode in a portfolio page (after refreshing the page).

It’s not a deal-breaker. But, is there any feedback or fix for this?

GREAT THEME by the way.

unisphere

Hi, thanks for reporting this. I found a way of preventing the hash from appending to the URL when using AddThis and I’ll include it on the next update. Meanwhile edit the file social-buttons.php and replace the following line:

<script type="text/javascript">var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true};</script>

With:

<script type="text/javascript">var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":false};</script>

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Hi, I recently purchased the Vanguard theme and I ran into a few separate issues when trying to install the theme. Firstly, when I did it via Wordpress, it said “style.css is missing”, so I tried to troubleshoot it after looking at the tutorials and forums, which instructed me to either use FTP, or to remove the vanguard folder from the .zip folder that I downloaded initially. After finally having success in installing the theme, it just doesn’t look right – it doesn’t have any glamour to it, just basic text – it kind of appears like the stylesheet is missing, even though it is in the .zip folder? Can you help? Sorry I’m a bit of a newbie!

unisphere

Hi, try importing the demo data; then go to Settings > Reading and set the “Home” page as a static home page. Also go to the several theme admin option panels and click the “Defaults” button on the lower right in order to force the default settings to be loaded if for some reason they weren’t loaded in the activation process.

If you still experience any issues please email me admin access to your WP installation and I’ll take a look at any potential problems.

Best regards

Default-user

Hi, thank you thank you thank you! You were right, after importing demo data then resetting all defaults it worked! I think it didn’t have all the defaults set initially. Thanks very much.

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handrei Purchased

Hello,

Seems that i cannot figure it out how do i setup the portfolio to be sortable. Can you give me a hint?

Tks

unisphere

Hi, edit your portfolio page and on the “Portfolio” toggle of the “Vanguard Page Settings” you’ll find 2 fields, a multi-checkbox field where you select the categories to be displayed and a text field where you can set the number of items per page (pagination). Leave the pagination field blank and the sortable feature should appear.

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Hi again, I also had trouble when trying to create a gallery. I went “Add Media” and chose the respective items, but when I view the page, it is stretched and doesn’t open up with the lightbox – even though I have all the settings and code appearing to be the same as the sample gallery provided.

Thanks!

unisphere

Hi, this will be fixed in an update this week, meanwhile you can edit the file /library/gallery.php and replace the entire file code with this code: http://pastie.org/pastes/5681909/text

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Abdo1509 Purchased

Hi, How do I remove the comment field/post comment on pages?

I have the field on the page template with left sidebar that I dont need because its only a information page.

Thank you!

unisphere

To disable comments on a page or post, edit a page and on the top right you’ll see a tiny tab labeled “Screen Options”, click it and check the “Discussion” option (this will enable the “Discussion” panel and this has to be done only once). Then scroll down the page and you’ll see a new “Discussion” panel where you can uncheck the “Allow Comments” option.

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How can I change just the header background color? Everything from the top of the image slider and up …

This theme is great for molding into just about anything you can imagine – great framework

unisphere

Hi, thanks, I’m very happy you like it :)

To change the background-color of only the top header you can add the following code to the Custom CSS field in the Theme Options and adjust as necessary:

#header-container { background-color: #f00!important; }
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Hi,

I have just tried installing your template but each time I am presented with:

The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.

Theme install failed.

Do you have any suggestions?

Many thanks,

David

unisphere

Hi David, that’s a common mistake when installing themes, please take a look at the screencast on this page as it explains how to properly install the theme: http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/269/0/my-wordpress-theme-isnt-working-what-should-i-do

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Default-user

Awesome – all fixed. Thanks.

I’m now trying to work out how to create the top line/colour bar above the header and the bottom line /colour bar below the footer.

I have tried to work it out without much luck…

Cheers!

unisphere

Hi, glad you fixed it :)

To add content to the superior header bar and the footer bar you just need to go to “Appearance ยป Widgets” and add text widgets to the following widgetized areas: http://www.diigo.com/item/image/280x/2tw0

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coenie Purchased

Hi There,

It looks like the navigation on my Smartphone isn’t working, can you plese check it? www.speelplanet.nl/john is the website.

It does work when I resize my PC browser, but on my Galaxy s3 phone it isn’t working.

Thanks!

Coen

unisphere

Hi, try adding the following code to the Custom CSS field in the Theme Options panel:

#menu-bg { z-index: 92!important; }

I’ll include this fix in the next update.

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