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Hi bud, so assume that was a typo earlier no like function? (Yet?) would really like to see this, perhaps consider it please :-) cheers

ThemeBeans

Huh? lol

Are you referring to the suggestions/feedback earlier?

richpearsonwd

Yeah sorry originally on the features write up you had mentioned it had a like me function built in – cant see it though

ThemeBeans

Ohh yes, that was a typo – sorry about that. We’ll see what we can do :)

richpearsonwd

No worries please add the function in though one of my favs this :-)

ThemeBeans

We’ve decided to add likes in v1.1 – uploading soon. :)

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I’ve just browsed about 25 themes in 2 hours and after an exhausting exercise in eliminating some otherwise excellent options, have arrived at 2 very definitive conclusions.

1 – Richie P is like the rock star of run on recommendations.

(only without the rock star and killer command of sentence structure part, BUT with great shades and an abundance of free time to opine on everything – which is the hallmark of most rockstars – sort of like Bob Geldof if he were in perpetual pursuit of pixel perfection for $50 bucks or less, which I admire)

2 – I have themebeans theme envy. Everytime I think I’m going to buy the current one next week – another new and better one shows up – creating this endless cycle of indecision….and waiting…. and wondering what’s coming next.

It’s a tough life. But a great looking theme. And sometimes in life, you just have to stop and pick something.

So I think we’ve got a winner.

(you too, Rockstar Richie P – keep on keeping it real and doing what you do)

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Haha thanks emedia! It’s pretty much the same here on the dev side of things. Every theme is a new and exciting beast that we can’t wait to release.

Oh, and just to let you know – just cranked out some stellar progress for our next theme (though it’ll be a few weeks) ;)

Rich

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Haha emedia1 your right I do ask a lot of the same questions, this is because I thrive (short of writing a theme myself) for the perfect theme with perfect functions… Note though I only comment on specific themes, I have great taste :-) TF has a lot to answer for, too much choice leads to indecision.

All joking aside every now and then a theme comes up that is outstanding and this is one of those times, i can honestly say that I really only seriously consider purchasing a theme based on how an author responds and how quickly, the level of support and the manner in how they respond to me, I can gage from this what i am going to get in the future.

So theme beans I am adding you to my very select list of authors I would buy from – welcome to my top 5 club :-)

ThemeBeans

Thanks Richy, we really do appreciate it. We’re new but we’ve got some tricks up our sleeves yet ;)

Rich

richpearsonwd

Welcome guys I do mean it, I am picky and I take my time before buying I want to make sure that I’m getting a theme that not only can I develop but get good solid support back from and hopefully author updates and versions – too many out there that just don’t do that…

I have the perfect theme in my head maybe you can write it for me one day :-) good luck with this and ill look forward to using it!

ThemeBeans

Agreed there. Too many stick on ThemeForest for a year then cash out – leaving so many people stuck with themes that become near obsolete in a couple of years – at best.

Haha send us an email and we’ll see what we can do. :)

richpearsonwd

Whats the rough plan for a first update on this theme, and what do you have planned? Also any clues on what the next theme will be… :-)

ThemeBeans

Rough plan is in the works, we’ll have a solid one by Monday – mid morning. Looking to have the update in the queue by late Wednesday / Thursday – want to make sure it’s spot on.

Haha sure. The next theme will be more along the lines of a professional blog style – though far different from what we’ve done so far. We’re pretty excited about it. :)

Rich

richpearsonwd

Excellent – I would like to see a photography theme from you sometime? :-)

ThemeBeans

That’s definitely a type of theme we have in mind in the next month or so. Have some ideas, would love to hear some more if you have anything. rich(at)themebeans(dot)com if you’d like to email.

richpearsonwd

No worries not around for a few days now but yeah know exactly the sort of photo theme you should do! :-)

ThemeBeans

Awesome. Looking forward to it!

richpearsonwd

Will email you soon bud, sorry away at the mo, how’s the update going?

ThemeBeans

Going well Rich :)

richpearsonwd

Any sneak preview as to what your adding?

ThemeBeans

Sure, this is what we’ve added so far: http://assets.themebeans.com/changelogs/weblog.txt

More to come :)

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Still Awesome !! I’m a big lover of this kind of design ;) You do it well ! GLWS :)

FF

ThemeBeans

Thanks DoubleF!

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Is it possible to have a large background image in-place of the white header section?

ThemeBeans

Sure, you would have to add a background image to the #header-container container via CSS.

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Hey there, we recently purchased this amazing look theme. But our question is, can we add vimeo files on our homepage?

ThemeBeans

Do you mean within a post or on a single page by itself? Either way it’s possible. Here’s a post example: http://demo.themebeans.com/weblog/a-vimeo-embedded-post/

You simply need the embed code provided by Vimeo.

Rich

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Thank you for the quick reply. I’m quiet new to Wordpress and I cannot seem to add pages just like the live demo. I want our website to look just like that live demo. Is there any tutorial I could follow as i’ve been struggling with my wordpress for over 6 hours or so, with no result at all..

Default-user

I’ve found the documentation on your beautiful new website, gonna take a look at that. thanks!

Default-user

Ok, I can’t figure this wordpress stuff out. God, it’s bugging me..

ThemeBeans

Haha what are you having troubles with? Did you upload the portfolio plugin and set that as your home page (WP Dashboard – General Settings – Reading)?

Default-user

Did you mean dashboard > settings > reading? I did upload the Bean portfolio post type plugin.

Default-user

I really appreciate the help you’re giving me so far. But isn’t there an easier way for me to understand how Wordpress works? I bet the Weblog design is pretty much straight forward, but somehow I’m not getting it right..

ThemeBeans

Yes, the reading settings is where you can set your home page and page for posts. You’ll need to create a page using the Portfolio template then another page with the default template (named Blog for this example).

When you go to settings > reading, you’ll see a Page for Posts and Home Page, set those pages there.

Default-user

Ok, so I managed to add an portfolio page. Now how do I insert a gallery on the weblog demo? Also the weblog demo shows different tabs; work / blog etc. etc. How do you create those?

ThemeBeans

To insert the gallery post format, you’ll need to create a post, select “Gallery” from the Post Format selector (right side, under publish button) and add your images. When adding images, just hit “Add Media” (above the WP post editor), and drag/drop your images in. You don’t need to hit “Insert into Post” because that would just add those images to your content. Close out of that modal and hit save/publish. That’s it :)

To add links at the top, go to WP Dashboard > Appearance > Menus and create a new menu. Hit save and upon refresh add that menu to the “Primary Navigation” selector to the left. Now you can add pages and menu links to that menu and it’ll show up at the top.

Default-user

Many thanks for the help! I’ve managed to create menus links at the top! Now how do link one of the menu links to a page? Like you would click on the “about” link that takes you to that page.

Also, when I click on add media, I can only click on “insert post” there is no other way to insert the pictures.

I’m almost there!

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this is what i managed to get so fat; http://camoanimations.com/

ThemeBeans

Are you trying to achieve this page: http://demo.themebeans.com/weblog ? If so, you need to set the page to use the portfolio template.

Email us at support(at)themebeans.com from now on – so we’re not confusing people with this thread :)

Default-user

ThemeBeans, thanks a ton for this amazing theme. I figured out how to set it all up. www.camoanimations.com

We’re happy!

ThemeBeans

Awesome glad you are! Kudos!

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Hey all! Big news here! We’ve released a solution to Twitter’s v1.1 API update (which has rendered most Twitter widgets useless – including our own). Check out our newest plugin – Bean Tweets.

ThemeBeans Bean Tweets Plugin

There’s a few more steps you have to take (per API requirement) but here’s a little guide I wrote to help you out: Click here to read it

Email us at support(at)themebeans.com if you run into troubles! Cheers!

PS: On a side note, our website just launched. :)

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Just sent you an email bud :-)

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Forgive me if I missed this in the documentation but how do I add an author avatar? Great theme! Easy to set up!

ThemeBeans

Awesome, glad you’re liking it! You’ll need to create an account over at Gravatar with your WP account email address – then it automatically places your avatar in the theme and on anyone else’s theme you comment on :)

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Hi there! I’m three answers before purchasing Weblog theme.

Here i go:

1. If the site is divided in three parts (header, main, footer), is it possible to change the colors of those? Dark/light/grey instead of Light/grey/light (which is the default)?

2. Is it possible on each project’s page to have a slider instead of many different images?

3. Also on each project’s page, can “possibly related” projects be like three of four instead of two?

Thanks!

ThemeBeans

You can do any of these with a bit of dev work (1 & 3 being easy, 2 being the more difficult one).

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Are there any plans to introduce a home screen that could display recent projects, blog posts and some personal info? That would be awesome.

ThemeBeans

Hey Noah, not at the moment – but if we hear enough requests we can add it in. :)

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cm86 Purchased

Heyho,

really nice theme, purchased it a few days ago. I`m wondering if its might be possible to disable the portfolio-category-archive without turning of the categories. I want to get rid of the archive but i dont want to lose the “possible related view”. Hope you can advise me.

Best regards, Chris.

ThemeBeans

You mean hide the clickable categories on the portfolio?

Default-user
cm86 Purchased

I dont want to hide the categories, just make them non-clickable.

ThemeBeans

I’ll look into the WP codex for displaying un-clickable categories.

Default-user
cm86 Purchased

Thank you. That would be great.

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More good news folks. With the latest update to Weblog, we’ve added compatibility with our Bean Shortcodes Plugin (free).

ThemeBeans Shortcodes Plugin

On another note, we just released our newest WordPress Theme, Spruce. A delightful Journal / Portfolio theme. Check it out if you have a sec!

Cheers all, Rich

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SamIngram Purchased

The Portfolio page (set as a portfolio category) is finding the portfolio items, but displaying them like a blog rather than the portfolio style shown on the demo. Have I done something wrong?

ThemeBeans

Check and make sure your URL is not http://www.yoursite.com/portfolio (it will pull an archive of sorts if the URL is the same as the post type).

That should do the trick!

Rich Bean Support Team

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SamIngram Purchased

Thank you. Works perfectly.

ThemeBeans

Awesome :)

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Is it possible to add a retina logo option? Also for mobile, is there an easy fix to have the logo link to homepage? Thanks.

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Hi, I just purchased your theme – a few days ago actually and I love it. I emailed you with a question but haven’t gotten a response. I had asked about why the title of my website is overlapping with my navigation menu items. Well right now I’m trying to figure out the pixel “size” of the portfolio pics on the weblog theme demo? I’d like my portfolio to look very similar to the demo, but I just need the pixel size (and I’m having a hard time finding them). Thanks.

ThemeBeans

Hey Writershrink – sorry about that, I’m not seeing an email from you. If your title is overlapping (if it’s text) you can shrink the h1 size via style.css line 605 – .logo_text.

For the demo we are using 803×562px for the portfolio images. This way they look crisp on retina screens and allow the media queries to work well. They don’t have to be this big though.

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See when I edited the images to that size (803×562) they do not look the same size as on the weblog theme demo. Could it be because I have a column going down at the right?

The tagline is what concerns me. It’s huge!!! I want to reduce the size. How do I do it?

ThemeBeans

For the portfolio page, ensure your page is not loaded on the www.yoururl.com/portfolio (this is the default WP archive page). The portfolio template does not have a sidebar.

Is your tagline huge text wise or font wise?

Email us at support(at)themebeans(dot)com with your URL and we’ll take a look at it.

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Hi there, I’m not as experienced in web design, so I’m not sure what you mean by “huge text wise” or “font wise”. To be honest, when I edit the tagline, whether that be in the theme options section or in the customize section where you can actually see the specific page, I don’t see an area to change the font size (as in on a Microsoft Word or Wordpad or Notepad program where you can go up from 12 to 14, 16 and so on).

Hmmm, so answer another few questions. Very quick, I promise. =)

1.) Where on dashboard can I find if the portfolio page is, in fact, loaded on www.yoururl.com/portfolio? I understand you have to delete the pages given and make your own.

2.) How do I create an “about me” page that corresponds to the “About Me” link in my navigation bar? Do I just attach it?

3.) I have this great shutterstock image that I want to edit the colours and then attach as my main page/home page picture in place of the white background. The header where the website title and tagline reside as well as the navigation bar. How do I ensure that the shutterstock image a.) fills the whole header section b.) doesn’t look grainy – maintains quality and resolution c.) is centered properly.

I hope this isn’t to much. Shawn – I’ll send you a link to my website via a direct email to you folks.

ThemeBeans

Responded via email :)

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Hi ThemeBeans,

Love the theme! Just a quick question.

When I go to upload a custom logo, it doesn’t save properly in the theme options, when I click ‘save changes’ it just disappears, Which obviously means I am unable to upload a custom logo.

Is there anyway around this?

Cheers,

Pete

ThemeBeans

Hey Pete, would you mind sending us login credentials to test it out for you – to see what’s goin on via the back end?

Rich support(at)themebeans.com

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Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know we released another WordPress Plugin (free): the Bean Instagram Plugin – with full Weblog compatibility.

ThemeBeans Instagram WordPress Plugin

Email us at support(at)themebeans.com if you run into troubles! Cheers!

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Hi themeBeans,

How do I get my site title to sit on the same “line” as the navigation menu? If you go to my website it looks like my first name, last name and the navigation menu were all written on different lines, as though they are not aligned properly. I want to fix it so that the last name part of my name/site title is on the same line as the menu and my first name is above.

Second, my portfolio pics are still smaller than in your demo. There should be three per “line” (like demo). What am I doing wrong? The pics are all 803×562.

I’ll send you an email of my site name. Thanks.

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