Discussion on Vanguard: Business & Portfolio WordPress Theme

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  • Bought between 100 and 499 items
  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
  • United States

I have Mural and LOVE how I can change the background colors and/or images for the top header, main header, menu and sub-header. But this new theme comes with more sliders so I am interested in purchasing it just for that.

Does this Vanguard theme also allow the flexibility of customizing the background colors and/or images for the topmost and middle header as well as the sub-title area?

unisphere

Hi, this theme doesn’t have has much customization options as Mural because it’s more focused on corporate business sites. It does however provide a fair amount of customization.

Here are the color options for the theme: http://vanguard.unispheredesign.com/features/skins-manager/

Regarding background images, you can set them on the sub-header bar (title area).

Best regards

  • Australia
  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years

Awesome design work.

One question about BUDDYPRESS. I installed Buddypress ( knowing it was incompatible ) and even though Buddypress takes steps to install extra template files, they come out screwy. The BP team have provided instructions on how to update THEIR files so that it’s compatible with yours. Q. Without sounding lazy, would it be possible for you to run Buddypress, tweak the files and provide them as a download for your customers? I AM HAPPY TO PAY FOR THE WORK. Adjusting html is just above my skillset.

No problems if not. I will get the job done. I just thought it might cut a lot of work down for your future customers.

Brendan – Australia

unisphere

Hi Brendan, unfortunately BuddyPress is quite a complex plugin and integrating it will require quite some time in order to make it work seamlessly with the theme and to be responsive. I haven’t personally worked with the plugin itself and I’m afraid I’m unavailable to do this customization due to time restrictions. To make matters worse, adding BuddyPress support to Vanguard would flag ThemeForest to most likely raise the price of the theme to the $55 to $60 mark which is not wanted since it won’t be able to compete with the competition.

I hope you understand.

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

Greetings. Any advise on how to stick a link into a post or page that is for facebook and twitter? I the link to open up the person’s own facebook or twitter feed so they can insert my link.

unisphere

Hi, I believe your question is if there is any way of your users of sharing a post to Twitter or Facebook, and if that’s the case the theme already implements this on single post and portfolio pages. You just need to create a AddThis.com account and set your AddThis Profile ID in the “AddThis” tab of the “Theme Options” panel.

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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years

I really love this theme. I want to buy it and I can’t get myself to like another but I have a couple of questions. My website’s purpose is to present/sell forklifts and heavy equipment with pictures and plenty of technical information. I also need to have these categorized into different groups.

I don’t need a strict e-commerce page, since people would not normally add a 15,000 dollar machine to their cart and just purchase it. But, I do need the structure of an e-commerce website to present various products efficiently.

What can you recommend I do to reach this goal? Are there plug-ins that will help me do this? (I’m fairly new to WordPress.) I really want to use your theme and would love to see it work for my site’s purpose.

Thanks

unisphere

Hi, since you don’t need a strict e-commerce engine (I assume that you won’t need a cart, online payment, etc), you can use the theme to present your products any way you want, be it by using a portfolio item for each product or a static page. The theme comes packed with quite a lot of shortcodes (you can see them in the theme demo site) that would help you setup your content.

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

Hi,

I am trying to add a superior header with our contact details to sit in the top right corner of the website. I would also like a solid black bar to sit behind the white text.

Similar to your demo but with a solid line.

I can’t workout how to do this.

Can you please help?

unisphere

Hi, you need to go to “Appearance » Widgets” and add a text widget to the “Superior-header Bar (Right)” widgetized area.

Best regards

Default-user

Thanks for the response! I have just put the text widget into the appropriate area but nothing seems to appear?...

unisphere

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

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Default-user

Link is:

http://www.stagemasterproductions.com/home-2/

The same thing seems to happen in the footer bars…

Thanks!

unisphere

Hi, make sure that you add content to the text widget description field (titles in these areas are hidden).

Best regards

Default-user

Awesome – I have worked out how to get this on every page except for the home page.

How can I make this appear on the home page?

Also, is there a way to add the text in these headers and footers as a link? I’m hoping to add links in the footer to a terms and conditions page and a privacy policy page.

Thanks!!

unisphere

Hi, try going to “Settings > Reading” and set your “home” page as the “static home page”.

Also, I’ve noticed that on the footer you’ve added the footer bar widgets to the “footer column 1” and “footer column 4”, you should add them to the “Footer Bar (Left)” and “Footer Bar (Right)”.

Regarding links, yon can add a link to a text widget like so:

<a href="http://www.google.com">Go to Google</a>

Best regards

Default-user

Thanks for the link! Your quick responses are awesome!

I have just adjusted the home page setting but still nothing…

I am also hoping to customize the colour of the top bar when it appear on the home page?

unisphere

Hmm, very strange… Could you email me admin access to your WP installation so that I can take a proper look at the issue?

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  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
Abdo1509 Purchased

Hello team unisphere, Ive been getting exellent support from you, Thank you! I need help on another subject, I’m trying to setup my blog, Im using the wide image template and it is showing the posts fine, only thing thats strange is that my posts links to my “about” page.. Any Idea?

unisphere

Hi, very strange, try going to “Settings » Permalinks” and make sure that you haven’t set any custom permalink structure and hit “Save Settings”. If this doesn’t fix the issue, could you post a link to your blog page so that I can take a look?

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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • India

hey unisphere, Hope u doing well for next update and I am waiting for that… :)

Now I back again for a new question. I want to make a page like “http://vanguard.unispheredesign.com/features/full-page-backgrounds/”

So what i have to do for left sidebar which is showing only tabs which I need ???

Thanx.

unisphere

Hi, the update is almost finished, should be out in a couple of days :)

To add a sidebar navigation with just the links you want you can create a custom sidebar in the Sidebars Manager, and add a custom menu widget to this sidebar. You’ll then need to edit the page and replace the “Main Sidebar” with your custom one in the “Sidebar” toggle of the “Vanguard Page Settings”.

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vivekgupta

thanx for quick response. I already solved this problem. I was working on it since last night. :)

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

Olá João, não sei se estou fazendo algo errado, mas não tenho conseguido adicionar ícones na página designada ao blog.

Se, eventualmente, eu retiro a função de blog [MODELO: BLOG], aí o ícone inserido volta a aparecer.

Será que estou fazendo algo errado?

Obrigado.

unisphere

Olá, está a referir-se ao shortcode [icon]? Pode linkar a pagina do seu blog?

Cumprimentos

Default-user

Olá,

Em primeiro lugar, obrigado pela resposta rápida!

Pois então, sim. Refiro-me a este shortcode mesmo. Estou trabalhando no projeto de um novo site, então está tudo fora da rede ainda.

Mas o fato é que não consigo usar o shortcode [icon] quando o modelo da página é “blog (half image)” ou “blog (wide image)”.

Assim que a página assume esse modelo, o código fica exposto na página, desta forma: [icon id=”111” floatLeft=”true” /]

O que será, João?

Abraço!

unisphere

Olá,

os modelos de página “blog” apenas listam artigos (posts), por outras palavras, o campo principal da descrição destas página é ignorado e não é mostrado.

Este erro acontece quando adiciona um artigo e o mostra nessa página com um dos modelos “blog”?

Abraço

Default-user

Compreendo, João.

Na verdade, não tem problema algum com os artigos. O problema é realmente na descrição que adicionei à página BLOG.

Nesse caso, o uso do [icon] realmente não é compatível, correto?

Se for este o caso, não há problema. Pensarei em outra alternativa.

Agradeço pela atenção!

Um abraço!

unisphere

Olá, é um bug mesmo, edite os ficheiros template_blog_half_image.php e template_blog_wide_image.php e substitua o seguinte código na linha 25:

if( get_the_content() != '' ) echo do_shortcode( get_the_content() );

Pelo seguinte código:

if( get_the_content() != '' ) { echo '<div class="portfolio-content">'; the_content(); echo '</div>'; }

Abraço

Default-user

Perfeito, João.

Funcionou normalmente. Obrigado!

Abraço!

unisphere

Ainda bem :)

Abraço!

  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 1-2 years
  • India

Hey John, I have a couple of questions in my mind: 1. I don’t want to show date, author name and category on blog post, so what can i do to remove it. AND if i want to remove only category then ?

2. On my site all button in yellow color and text is in white. I want to change the color of text and button.

3. In main navigation bar the list background color is white and text color is yellow so its not visible easily. I want to change the color of either list background or text. Most likely want to change the color of text.

Thank you.

unisphere

Hi,

1) You can go to the “Blog” tab on the “Theme Options” panel and choose what meta information you want to show or hide.

2) You can force the color of the buttons to another one by adding the following code to the Custom CSS field in the Theme Options panel; adjust the hex color to what you like:

body .custom-button, body button, body #submit, body .wp-pagenavi a, body .wp-pagenavi a:link, body .wp-pagenavi a:visited, body .wp-pagenavi span.current { background-color: #f00; color: #000; }

3) Add the following code to the Custom CSS field also and adjust the color to what you like:

body .nav ul a { color: #f00; }

Best regards

vivekgupta

ok thank u so much dear.

One more question is that can i change the text color on the button as the button color is good for me.

-> When I type in the form @contact page and blog post comment form then the text is in yellow color. I want to change that in other. so what should i do ???

I am making my company site by your theme. visit that@ http://marketingmindz.com/projects/mm/ and give your comments.

unisphere

Hi,

1) Add the following code to the Custom CSS field in order to change only the button text color:

.custom-button, button, #submit, .wp-pagenavi a, .wp-pagenavi a:link, .wp-pagenavi a:visited, .wp-pagenavi span.current { color: #333!important; }

2) Add the following code to the Custom CSS field also:

input:focus, textarea:focus, select:focus { color: #333!important; }

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

Tamanho do Logo

João, eu tentei encontrar uma forma de diminuir e centralizar o logotipo da minha empresa no cabeçalho, mas não consegui.

Existe alguma forma de fazer isso?

Obrigado!

unisphere

Olá Diego,

experimente ir a “Skins Manager” e no tab “Header Positioning” existem vários campos que permitem aumentar o tamanho do header e a margem de topo do logo e menu.

Para diminuir o tamanho do logo talvez precise de redimencionar a imagem.

Abraço!

Default-user

Olá João,

Realmente, eu havia tentado antes, mas estava esquecendo uma parte do processo.

De qualquer maneira, seria possível centralizar o logo e o menu logo abaixo?

Abraço!

unisphere

Olá Diego,

o theme não permite centrar o logo e o menu a partir do painel de administração, mas tente adicionar o seguinte código ao campo Custom CSS no painel “Theme Options” e ajuste o atributo “right” de modo a centar o seu menu:

#logo { width: 100%; display: block; text-align: center; }
#menu-bg { right: 250px; }

Abraço

Default-user

Entendi, João.

Obrigado mais uma vez!

Abraço!

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

Hello,

Pre-Sale question:

If I remove all the footer widgets, will I be left with only the bottom bar (TOS, Vangard link, etc..)?

Thanks!

unisphere

Hi, yes you are correct, in fact, the footer widgets area and footer bar area only appear if they have at least a widget inserted.

Best regards

  • Bought between 1 and 9 items
  • Has been a member for 3-4 years
cabalero Purchased

hello. I made a page, put it in no parent, full width page, and I have comments on the site. Isn’t there any option to turn this off in that page? i have another page that is made the same and it does not have comments. thanks.

unisphere

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

Hello mate, love your theme, but a question arose:

How do I translate the administrative part of the theme file via PO?

I await return

unisphere

Hi, translations are only available for the frontend portion of the theme I’m afraid.

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

Olá parceiro, adoramos o seu tema, mas surgiu uma dúvida:

Como faço para traduzir a parte administrativa do theme via arquivo PO?

Aguardo retorno

unisphere

Olá, respondi ao seu comentário acima.

Abraço

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

When I receive Contact Form submissions it shows the sender name as “Wordpress”. I can’t seem to find where this name/label exists. The email address displays correctly as the name of the contact submitter, but I’d prefer if it also displayed their name (which is required) instead of the default Wordpress sender name.

Thanks!

unisphere

Hi, by default WordPress sends email as “WordPress”. To change it you can install the following plugin to set your custom sender name: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/configure-smtp/

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  • Bought between 10 and 49 items
  • Has been a member for 2-3 years
  • United States
AreteAD Purchased

Hey, love the theme but I have run into a strange problem. I have made a custom menu to put in the left sidebar and I am trying to get the a hover effect on the individual items but it will only hover the whole menu.

http://nriclinicalstudies.com/

In the custom css section i have: .sidebar-home:hover li{ background-color: #fff; }
.sidebar-home li { background-color: #000; }

and I also tried it with #menu-homeleft tag and the same thing happens. Happens when i use a instead of li too, but I want the whole box to change so li is what I’m trying to get anyway.

unisphere

Hi, you should use:

.sidebar-home li:hover

instead of:

.sidebar-home:hover li

Best regards

Default-user
AreteAD Purchased

AH! Thank you so much!

  • Bought between 50 and 99 items
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  • Has been a member for 5-6 years
campru Purchased

Lovely theme :) is it possible to remove the lines from an item list?

unisphere

Duplicate comment, answered above :)

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campru Purchased

Lovely theme :) is it possible to remove the lines from an item list?

unisphere

Hi, sure mate, add the following code to the Custom CSS field in the Theme Options panel:

ul.list li, ul.list ul { border: 0!important; }

Best regards

campru
campru Purchased

Thank you. I have also just updated the theme to latest version but none of the new shortcodes (accordian, logo scroller, testimonial scroller) are working as they should.

unisphere

Hey buddy, could you link me a page of your site where you have the new shortcodes so that I can take a look?

Best regards

campru
campru Purchased

it’s OK i deleted and reinstalled vanguard instead of overiting FTP, it’s working now. :) Great theme btw

unisphere

Glad to hear that mate :)

Cheers!

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

Want to say again this is a really superb professional theme easily one of the best on ThemeForest for agency and business use. Thanks for the new update – lots of great work there.

Have a few questions.

After upgrade the solid background has become a line. I’m actually very happy with that except where is leaves a large gap at the top of the blog page http://brandlogik.com/blog/ any fix for that?

Your earlier custom CSS fix for portrait tablet mode

@media only screen and (max-width: 1023px) { body .nav > li { padding-left: 20px; } body .nav > li > a { font-size: 12px; }

causes an intermittent problem in Safari (checked other browsers seems ok) where the site logo drops down as you slide cursor down dropdown menu. I tested this by removing the CSS. Any fix for this or is it an either/or?

I can’t find any control over appearance of UniSphere Social icons. Would prefer that they didn’t rotate when you hover. Any control for that?

Thanks again. Eugene.

unisphere

Hi Eugene,

1) That gap is there because you have some blank lines on your blog page description field. Edit your blog page and make sure to delete any content in the main description field.

2) Could you reapply the custom CSS so that I can take a look?

3) You can remove the rotation by editing the file /js/screen.js and replace the following line:

rotate: '25deg'

With:

rotate: '0'

Best regards

Default-user

Hi. Thanks for reply points 1 and 3 fixed within minutes.

Waited until I had a screen shot of the intermittent logo drop down issue in Safari and uploaded it here http://brandlogik.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Drop-down-logo.jpg As I said think it’s caused by this fix for the portrait tablet menu

@media only screen and (max-width: 1023px) { body .nav > li { padding-left: 20px; } body .nav > li > a { font-size: 12px; }

Curious. Any thoughts?

Eugene

unisphere

Hey mate, the problem might be caused by the fact that the code I provided earlier doesn’t include an ending curly bracket.

So instead of having the following code:

@media only screen and (max-width: 1023px) {
    body .nav > li { padding-left: 20px; }
    body .nav > li > a { font-size: 12px; }

Replace it with this:

@media only screen and (max-width: 1023px) {
    body .nav > li { padding-left: 20px; }
    body .nav > li > a { font-size: 12px; }
}

Best regards

Default-user

Thanks for getting back to me so fast. However that fix didn’t work. The Safari drop down problem is intermittent making it really hard to get to the bottom of it. Maybe there are others in the forum who have found a different fix?

Thanks again for the excellent support. Eugene

unisphere

Hi Eugene, too bad that didn’t fix it. Could you tell me exactly what version of Safari are you experiencing this issue and in what OS?

Best regards

Default-user

Good thinking! Safari 5.1.7 and OSX 10.6.8 – I had good reasons for not updating OS as I use older version of Adobe CS but I can see how that could cause the problem.

Thanks I think I know what to do now! Eugene

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

hey this is great themes actually .. most powerful .. a little minor problem here for me .. how to make blog index page only half image and the title .. without full content

thanks.

regards

unisphere

Hi, to make the blog page use the half-width image you should edit the blog page and select the “Half-image Blog” page template in the page template dropdown field.

Regarding question #2, can you explain a bit better, I’m afraid I don’t understand your question.

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