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Hello, I have 2 questions for you: -Is this a fully responsive theme with fluid width? -Is this suitable for ‘retina display’? -Is this theme high resolution?

If no to any of the above, do you have committed plans to release a new version?

I look forward to your rapid response.

Cheers,

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ldiano Purchased

By the way is there an easy way to search all the comments? I have 49 pages listed here for comments and would like an easy way to search it instead of flipping page by page. Thank you again.

SaurabhSharma

Hello ldiano,

Thanks for purchasing the theme.

In order to create Home page like the demo, you can follow these steps:

1. Create a couple of categories and publish some posts in it with featured images. This is required to show posts on Home page.

2. Create a new page (say, Home). Next, open volt/dummy_data/home.txt file and copy it’s contents. Paste this content inside “Text” mode of the editor in Home page.

3. Inside the page content, replace category IDs with the ones you have. For example, [slider num=”3” cats=”4,6”]. Here cats=”” parameter should be replaced by the categories you have.

4. Navigate to Settings > Reading > Front Page Displays > A Static Page. Set Home page as front page, and leave posts page to none.

You will see a Home page close to the one shown on live demo. You can further edit short codes and adjust the content as required. I hope you have also gone through the documentation/index.html file inside your download ZIP. That is a basic startup guide.

Regarding comments, unfortunately the comment system is not searchable. This feature has been a long overdue on ThemeForest. :)

Regards

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ldiano Purchased

Thanks SS! Will give this a try and let you know.

ylecrea Purchased

Happy New Year, Saurabh, and many thanks for this amazing theme you built – I will definitely recommend it!

I have a few questions for you (I couldn’t find answers in the forum, but please feel free to redirect me to existing answers if any:

1. How can I completely remove the very top menu (“Home | Sliders | etc.” in your demo), as well as the grey space just below, so that I can gain maximum space for the main body of the website?

2. How can I add my own social icons?

3. How can I re-format the B Slider titles (like “POSTS GALLERY”, “NEWS THIS MONTH”, etc., in your demo) so that they look & feel (background color, etc.) like the ones in the A Slider (like “Popular News”, etc.)?

4. How can I change the footer’s background color (from white to black, for instance), and then change the font color in the footer?

5. How can I remove the frame (thin grey line) around the main body of the website?

6. How can I add a Captcha or Quiz feature to the Contact page, based on Contact Form 7 you used?

Since I am not an expert in html, css or php language, could you please be as specific as possible in your answers, so that I know exactly what to change, and where?

Thanks for your very help!

Ylecrea

SaurabhSharma

Hello Ylecrea,

Thanks for the purchase and kind feedback. Please find my answers below:

1. Top menu can be removed by adding these rules at the end of style.css file:

.top_nav { display: none; }
.container_shadow { margin-top: 0; } /* Removes the gap */

2. In order to add your own social icons, it will be required to modify includes/social_links_widget.php file. You can also modify images/social_sprite_16.png file if you wish to replace a particular icon with your own. I would recommend adding social links using a Text Widget and simple anchor links with icon images.

3. Sidebar B titles are styled inside style.css file, section 6. Sidebar and Widgets:

h4.sbb_title { ... }

You can add a background color and modify font size inside this selector.

h4.sbb_title { font-size:14px; color:#444; border-top:1px solid #e5e5e5; padding:5px 8px 6px; background:#f5f5f5; margin-bottom:10px }

4. Footer area consists of secondary widget area and the footer itself. That can be modified inside section 9. Secondary, and section 11. Footer. The selectors are:

.secondary { ... }
.secondary a { ... }
.footer { ... }
.footer a { ... } and so on.

You can add background properties and color to these selectors.

5. The thin grey line is actually a semi-transparent shadow made on .container_shadow selector. You can add this rule at the end of style.css file:

.container_shadow { background: none; }

6. Captcha can be added using Contact Form 7 reCaptcha extension. For this plugin to work, it will be required to install WP reCaptcha too. You can follow plugin instructions to implement it successfully.

I hope these solutions will help you to some extent. If you find any difficulty, feel free to ask me.

Regards

Just purchased this theme! I had a few questions.

1. how to make the slider appear on the homepage it only shows post.

2. how to get rid of the bar that is over my “logo” i have a random bar that is up there with the original “orange” layout box over it

3. how do you get the subscribe option that you have in your widgets?

SaurabhSharma

Hello peteyyytran,

Thanks for purchasing the theme.

1. It will be required to create a Home page and set it as Front Page inside Settings > Reading > Front Page Displays > A Static Page. Set front page as Home, and leave posts page to none.

Open volt/dummy_data/home.txt file and copy it’s contents. Next, edit your Home page in “Text” mode and paste the dummy content inside it.

Inside dummy content you will see some short codes with parameter cats=” ”. Inside this parameter, replace category IDs with the ones you have. For example, [slider num=”4” cats=”3,5,7”]

2. The bar with orange line is for top navigation menu. You can set this menu inside Appearance > Menus. If you wish to hide it, open style.css file and place this rule at the end of file:

.top_nav { display: none; }

3. Subscribe form is created using Contact Form 7 plugin. After installing this plugin, create a new form with name and email field. A short code will be generated. Copy this short code and place inside a Text widget in any sidebar.

If you find any difficulty, feel free to drop me a mail at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com.

Regards

lexonet Purchased

Hello Saurabh Thank you for your previous reply that helped a lot! one more question, i am using Volt with the left side bare A, how can i change the width of side bare A from 300px to 250 and content bar from 620px to 670px.

thanks Iyad

SaurabhSharma

Hello Iyad,

You can add these rules at the end of style.css file:

.sidebar1 { width: 250px; }
.content_medium { width: 670px; }

However, I would like to mention that change in this width may affect other elements that are sized according to 620px width. For example, medium slider, or archive templates. You can also target these rules for a particular page using the body class.

Regards

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lexonet Purchased

Thank you Saurabh for your fast reply as usual, i think i need some help with the other element , post option, layout column and categories thanks

SaurabhSharma

Hello Iyad,

Kindly send me your site/page URl at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com. I will suggest appropriate CSS.

Regards

jordimkt Purchased

Hello SaurabhSharma.

Where I can translate ’’Montly archive’’ title of archives? I don’t find it in php code.

Thanks

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jordimkt Purchased

Yes, Saurabh Sharma, the code it’s correct (the same that I use in plain HTML), with correct URL’s. I tested it in a page of wordpress (in my site with volt online) and does NOT works either.

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jordimkt Purchased

Is it possible I have virus in my site? Just now I find that a page give me the result: ’’It’ was not found’’, while it’s online! (the rest works good)

SaurabhSharma

Hello Jordi,

Kindly send me your site URL and the page URL on which you are having these issues, at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com. I will check and suggest appropriate fix.

Regards

Hello SaurabhSharma,

Got 2 quick questions:

1) The shortcode “inverted dropcap” when used, the letter being “inverted dropcap” can’t show on the homepage, in the form of exerpt.

2) Can restrict the access of “post options” or the meta-box id as “new-meta-boxes” from being access by roles below administrator? Or at least restrict the access of setting the advertisement.

Thanks

SaurabhSharma

Hello solarWave,

1. When we display an excerpt, it strips out all the short codes or HTML. It won’t even show anchor links. That’s a limitation within WordPress when we choose to show excerpt.

2. Post options can be restricted for non-admin users. For that, kindly send me your functions.php file at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com. I will send you appropriate fix.

Regards

Default-user

1. Then is there anyway to generate the html code in the editor instead of shortcode? I’m now manually typing the html code as workaround, but is very troublesome, time consuming and error prone.

2. Have sent you an email.

Thanks

SaurabhSharma

Hello solarWave,

I’ve sent you an email with both solutions.

Regards

I really need to be able to change the image height in the medium slider. It’s currently cropping images at 460×200 and I need to increase it to 460×260 but I cannot for the life of me find where in the code that this size is being generated.

Please let me know how to do this

forget it, figured it out, thanks

SaurabhSharma

Hello drdavis74,

Thanks for figuring it out. I couldn’t reply early due to timezone difference. :)

Regards

Hi Saurabh,

Hope you had a good Christmas and New Year!

I am wanting to change my homepage to have just a sidebar A and I want to change the side of the ads I am offering to 250 WIDE X 125 HIGH instead of 125 X 125 – I have no idea how to do this as there does not seem to be a 250 X 125 option in your documentation.

Also do you have an Instagram feed like the Flickr widget?

Also, I noticed you have updated the theme – am I supposed to run an update and if so how do I do that?

Thanks so much!

Sal. :)

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Hi Saurabh,

Thank you again – I have some update questions. Now that I checked IBA guidelines on ad sizes I will stick with the 300 X 250 which is easy to add (please see www.peekaboomagazine.com.au) however I also want to add 4 ads under the two there now at 300 X 125 – how do I do the code for this so that it just has the white gap like between the two larger ads.

Also, I updated the slider – thank you very much for your assistance with this.

Re the Header – as you can see the Header has a large amount of white space above and below the banner ad/logo – I want to reduce this by at least half on the top and the bottom as the header is too high but I don’t want to reduce the size of this particular banner ad which I know would reduce overall header size. Can you please tell me where I do this?

Also, with the Search widget that I currently have in Sidebar A – I would like to have this on the very top menu bar aligned to the right – how do I do this please?

Finally (i am sorry for all my questions!) – I know we spoke about the Instagram feed to replace the Flickr feed or post image feed BUT are you also able to add Instagram to the Social Media widget so that we can add our Instagram accounts if necessary?

Thanks so much,

Sal.

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Sorry, one more thing – how to increase medium slider image to 400 HIGh as it cuts images off too short.

SaurabhSharma

Hello Sal,

1. For 300×125 ads, simply use two different text widgets. i.e. do not place all ads in same widget. Each text widget has a bottom margin, which will automatically create gap.

2. For gap on header, add this rule at the end of style.css file:

.header_widget_area { padding: 20px 0 }

3. For search form in top menu, it will be required to add it inside header.php file, just after the top menu. It will also require some CSS adjusting. For that, kindly send me your WP login at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com.

4. For Instagram, I will check it’s API and implement it if possible.

5. For medium slider, height can be set inside includes/shortcodes/shortcodes.php file. This file is not accessible via WP admin. So, send me this file as well. I will change the height.

Regards

kuduk Purchased

I have a problem with tabbed content, selected tab does not highligted. I send my webpage to your mail.

Regards

SaurabhSharma

Hello kuduk,

Inside style.css file, section 6. Sidebar and Widgets, look for this rule:

ul.ss_tabs li.ui-tabs-selected a { ... }

Change the CSS selector name to:

ul.ss_tabs li.ui-tabs-active a { ... }

i.e. instead of li.ui-tabs-selected, it should be li.ui-tabs-active.

For reference, with new version of WordPress, the jQuery UI classes were changed a bit fo rtabs and accordion. I hope this solution will fix the issue.

Regards

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kuduk Purchased

thank you, thats work.

Hi,

I have been trying forever to get my page to pull pics correctly to my sliders, however it’s obviously pointing in the wrong direction. Each time I try and add a slider, the titles come up but no images. Could you please help me with this? If you give me an email address I can create a log in for you – I love the theme but its driving me crazy!!

Many Thanks

Jay

SaurabhSharma

Hello Jay,

Thanks for purchasing the theme. If you are using timthumb version, it may happen that the file/folder permissions are not set for timthumb. For that, kindly send me your site URL or FTP details at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com. I will check and fix it.

Regards

Great theme! I managed to solve the issues ;D

SaurabhSharma

Hello photosandcompany,

Thanks for solving that. I’ve just replied to your mail.

Regards

My entire site has turned to italics. I asked my client what they edited and they said one page, I checked the page and didn’t see anything unusual. Any thoughts?

http://growingupinthevalley.com/
SaurabhSharma

Hello blind2uriz,

The site looks fine right now. I have checked in IE and other browsers. Kindly let me know if this is already solved.

Regards

Default-user

I went into the css and changed the em from italic to none. I’m not sure if that was the culprit, but it fixed it. Thanks for getting back to me though.

I did have another question…When I go to add new menu items to any of my menus, it deletes other menu items from the menus. It’s like there is a limit set to how many menu items i can have, which isn’t good b/c there are going to be A TON of menu items. I found articles similar to this http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14134 about increasing max_vars, but I use Godaddy and they said they don’t use Suhosin. Any thoughts?

SaurabhSharma

Hello blind2uriz,

em should be styled as italic. The problem could be that there is some custom HTML markup with opening em tag, but no closing tag. Due to that, rest of the site elements were showing as italics.

For menu items limit, there is no satisfactory solution from WordPress so far. They do tell about asking ISP to set these values in php:

suhosin.post.max_vars = 5000
suhosin.request.max_vars = 5000

This has worked for some users, while others didn’t got it working even after making these settings. Some got it working by simply increasing the php memory limit. I will further search on WordPress forums and update here if I find a good solution.

Regards

We are seriously considering purchasing your Volt theme, and it is our favorite, by far. We do have a couple questions on functionality, however.

We have a written blog and a podcast. We would like to put them side-by-side on the front page. Will your theme do that? Also, we need to know if it is compliant with WooCommerce, and, if not, what e-commerce solutions it does play well with.

Thank you

SaurabhSharma

Hello TannimQ,

Thanks for browsing the theme and providing kind feedback.

You can show blog articles on left side of front page, whereas podcast link/items can be shown inside sidebar widget area. They can also be shown inside the left side content area. It depends how you wish to show entire content. i.e. in one columnar, two columnar, or with a slider. Since the front page content is created using short codes in a page editor, you are free to adjust these elements/content as required.

The theme is compatible with WooCommerce. This support was included in latest version 2.3. The styles will be inherited as provided by the plugin.

If you have more questions, feel free to ask. I would be glad to respond.

Regards

Default-user

Thanks for the reply. It really looks like this may be the theme we’re looking for. Do you know of anyone who’s doing blog, podcast and store, using this theme? We’d really like to see how it looks with all of that in use.

SaurabhSharma

Hello TannimQ,

Thanks for the consideration.

The WooCommerce support was added in latest version. So far, I haven’t came across any buyer who has used the theme for e-commerce purpose. Same is the case with podcast. I can send you screen shots of WooCommerce on this theme. For that, kindly email me at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com.

For podcast, if you have any links or code, you can send me that too. I will try to send screen shots of these as well.

Regards

I came here to look into updating my fabulous Volt theme, and noticed the comment by blind2uriz about their entire site becoming italicized.

Saurabh, since I can’t reply to blind2uriz directly, I’m hoping you can let blind2uriz know what has happened to their site.

I know what happened because this happened to me as well. I don’t believe it has anything to do with the Volt theme.

Sad news: you’ve been hacked.

If you look at your site’s source code, you’ll see a hidden link to Online Cash Advance with an unclosed “i” tag.

First steps are to update your Wordpress and all plugins. You probably have a user you didn’t create in your Wordpress called systemwpadmin – find and block that IP and delete that user. Delete unused templates (keep the Twenty Ten. There are hacker-installed php files you need to find and delete. I installed Wordfence plugin for security help. Change all your passwords, including Wordpress, hosting, and database/FTP (you’ll also need to modify your database password in wp-config.php).

Or there are firms and folks that can take care of this for you, as it is overwhelming and a lot of work.

SaurabhSharma

Hello sflboogie,

Thanks for updating about the issue. As far as I know, this may happen on a theme that is still using old timthumb.php file (which was vulnerable). If using timthumb version, kindly update to the latest version. Next, open header.php file and delete that suspicious block of code with i tag. Finally, open scripts/cache/ folder and delete all it’s contents.

For more security and performance, I would recommend using the non-timthumb version, which is available inside the download zip.

Regards

Default-user

I read about the timthumb issue, though I am using the other Volt theme. I suspect my issue was an outdated or otherwise vulnerable plugin (read about some issues with W3 Super Cache).

I had 3 php files hidden around my WP install that were hacker-made that also needed to be removed. Even one in my images folder, where no php file should be!

Stupid hackers.

SaurabhSharma

Hello sflboogie,

Thanks once again for updating. A timely update on WordPress, theme, and plugins is must. :)

Regards

krizzii Purchased

Just wanted to say that this is probably the best theme I have ever worked with!

Please keep up this good work!

SaurabhSharma

Hello krizzii,

Thanks a lot for kind feedback and appreciation. :)

Regards

wptfv Purchased

Hello, Just purchased this theme and really like it! I do have a couple of questions though- 1. The logo on the site doesn’t appear to fit into the header section properly, it isn’t centred. Is there a way to edit this? 2. Every time a widget is edited or added to a side bar I need to update each page that the side bars are active on. Is this normal? Thank you!

SaurabhSharma

Hello wptfv,

Thanks for the purchase and kind feedback.

1. For logo alignment, do you mean vertically centered or horizontally centered. For vertical alignment, it’s padding can be adjusted by adding this rule at the end of style.css file:

.brand { padding: 20px 0; }

For horizontal alignment, it will align to the left side, whereas the right side is for header widget area. If you send me the site URL, I can tell further by looking at the logo width and header widget area.

2. For sidebars and widgets, it shall not be required to update the page when widgets are added or removed. I have just re-checked it with exclusive sidebars A, B, and header widget area. New addition of widgets doesn’t require page update. But this problem may arise if you are using any caching plugin. In that case, the browser is still using old cache, and the changes in widget area are not reflected immediately. You can try by disabling caching plugin (if using any).

I will further check the site source code once you send me the URL. :)

Regards

wptfv Purchased

Also, is there a way of changing the tag widget to change the colour of the words? Thanks!

SaurabhSharma

Hello again,

Tag cloud links can be styled by adding these rules at the end of style.css file:

.tagcloud a { color: #value }
.tagcloud a:hover { color: #value }

Regards

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wptfv Purchased

Thanks for your quick reply. I’ve sent an e-mail!

SaurabhSharma

Hello wptfv,

Sent you a reply.

Regards

xcloud Purchased

Hi, I’ve purchased this theme and I like it a lot. But I’ve some questions: since I put it in my blog I lost a lot of links indexed by google. Now my visits are much less than before. I set up home with a static page but the visits are very low. Now I tried to put a dynamic page layout but I can only use the blog style and I don’t like it.

Can I use the blog style (so it is dynamic for google) and use it as the template 2 for the archives? I like the home with the thumbnails and the title of the posts. Can you help me please?

SaurabhSharma

Hello xcloud,

If using front page as posts/blog, there will be h2 posts titles and excerpt. If using static front page with custom content, there are h2 posts titles, along with h3 titles too.

I have noticed that the content is not too similar as shown in live demo. for example, the ‘IN EVIDENZA’ heading should be wrapped in an h2 tag with a unique heading content. Currently it is wrapped in a quote div, which is not SEO friendly. The dummy content has an h2 tag with descriptive span section. You can refer to that inside dummy_data/home.txt file.

Further, if you use the default sidebar order, i.e. Content + Sidebar A + Sidebar B, results will improve. Currently, sidebar B appears first, which only contains category links. This shall be less prior than the main content.

I hope these points will help. :)

Regards

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xcloud Purchased

Hi SaurabhSharma,

I’ve made some modification to the static homepage (as you can see clicking on the previous link) following your instructions. Now it should be better for SEO, isn’t it?

Thank you so much for your help, keep up with te nice work!

Regards, Claudio

SaurabhSharma

Hello Claudio,

This layout and content is much better than previous one. Hopefully, it shall yield better search results in couple of days. You can also try the Yoast SEO plugin. This may help improving results.

Regards

Salve, non mi fa installare il template perchè il foglio di stile non esiste. Come procedo?

SaurabhSharma

Hello gaetanolaudicina,

Thanks for purchasing the theme.

It will be required to unzip the download first. Next, look for the folder named ‘xing’. This is the actual installable theme which you can ZIP and upload to WordPress. You can find more details inside the documentation/index.html file of your download zip. If you find any difficulty, feel free to mail me at xconsau[at]gmail[dot]com.

Regards

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