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Great blog theme! GLWS! :)

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Cheers Matchthemes :)

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Nice work! GLWS! :)

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Thanks Stefan :)

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Unique touches, wish you the best with sales.
Kind Regards,
Bedros

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Thanks Bedros :)

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Awesome! Love the menu system mate :)

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Thanks Tom :)

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Thanks drupalet

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Looking good Chris! Best of luck

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Why thankyou! :)

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Thanks ThemeRox :D

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Thanks ThemeRox :D

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Super, thanks!!!

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Thank you for purchasing :)

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Great work, glws ;)

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Why thank you :)

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Great work! One question: Do fonts in this theme support letters like ?,?,š,?,ž and others?

meanthemes

Thanks you have the whole google fonts, adobe web fonts and typekit (you need an account for this and may need a paid plan) at your disposal. So as long as you find a font that has those characters then you should be fine. We allow you to paste in the code from your chosen provider which means you are not limited to the Latin subset of the font you will have full control :)

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I love this theme, it looks awesome. Question, however. How can I make it so the featured image is not shown at the top but rather wherever in the post it has been placed? And the title and other meta info, make it inline above the post instead of centered? I want to use this theme for a info oriented blog, not an image oriented blog, so how it does it currently will not do.

meanthemes

Hi there, so you basically want to lose the whole top area and have it look more like the homepage format?

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More or less, except I want to keep the sidebar. I want to use this theme for a tech blog/magazine so the whole center image/title doesn’t work for me.

meanthemes

Ok so, if it looked just like the homepage format, with Box with image and title inside + content and comments and all left aligned with a sidebar you’d be happy?

I’ll have a think about how that could work code wise and put it to the team.

meanthemes

Ok so, if it looked just like the homepage format, with Box with image and title inside + content and comments and all left aligned with a sidebar you’d be happy?

I’ll have a think about how that could work code wise and put it to the team.

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I’m looking for something like what you see here: http://themeforest.net/item/lolly-a-sweet-little-theme/full_screen_preview/3863263

See how the title, author, date, etc. is inline with the post?

meanthemes

Yep and http://www.meanthemes.com/theme/nerdy/2013/10/i-went-to-the-beach/

To be honest, thats why we did things a little different with Wharton as we have done those layouts before

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I can understand why you did but—but it wouldn’t hurt to have an option to change to the other way, right? Also, this theme is not IE8 compatible? That is a deal killer =O

meanthemes

ThemeForest have dropped IE8 compatibility as a requirement for submissions, you will see a lot of new themes no longer list it as supported.

We also haven’t fully tested in IE8, thats why it isn’t listed as a compatibility. Wharton will work in IE8 but not at optimal performance. For example, at the moment there are few “first of type” related issues and their may be some clearing issues in the CSS.

Unfortunately your suggestion is quite a major code addition so we need to make sure it will be worth the effort. When we review your suggestion we will also take a look at changes needed for IE8.

Obviously if the theme can be updated easily to support IE8 we will of course make those updates and list compatibility, please note though that any CSS3 will default back to CSS2 e.g. rounded avatars will be square – this is particularly noticeable on user avatars, this isn’t something that would be remedied in IE8 as it is a slight cosmetic difference and does not impinge functionality.

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I understand support IE8 is a pain in the ass but last I heard, still roughly 10% of the web uses IE8 so if I were to buy a theme then I would need it to be IE8 compatible.

As for the other changes, how hard are changes to make to your code? It may be a major code addition for you (since you would have to add options, etc.) but it wouldn’t be too major for me since I would be customizing the theme myself. However. I just don’t know how easy it is to modify your theme.

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To clarify, for IE8 compatibility I know some times just done work in IE8—such as the rounded avatars you mention. I just need the theme itself to work in IE8, don’t care about small cosmetics.

meanthemes

Ok thanks for clarifying, we’ll review in IE8 later today and get back to you on that and your other suggestion. The code is very clean in the theme, but you would need PHP and WP knowledge to make changes. If its easy enough to build in as an option, we’ll do it – I just need time to review your suggestion with the team.

meanthemes

Hi again, is this the kind of thing you had in mind?

http://www.meanthemes.com/Wharton-Subtle.jpg

We’ve checked in IE8 and there are a few tweaks needed, but nothing major so we’ll definitely get that compatible in the next release. Let us know on the above jpg though, we’ve done some of the work already to make sure it was possible so finishing it off shouldn’t take too long if you are happy with it.

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Yep, the above JPG is fine. Still a few tweaks needed but I can’t expect you to make it look exactly like I want—I can make the minor changes.

Any ETA on IE8 compatibility and the above mentioned changes?

By the way, what is the total size of the theme download? It looks like there isn’t much images.

meanthemes

Hi there, we’ll finish off the “Subtle” changes later today and test it all in IE8 again, so the next release will be within the next 1-2 days maximum. The theme currently weighs in at 438k zipped / 1.5mb unzipped but that will increase marginally with the new changes.

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Great, awesome! Thank you for the great support and great theme. it will look amazing on my website.

meanthemes

No problem. We’re on track to release it tomorrow and we will update this comment thread when it’s released

meanthemes

Hey there v1.0.4 is now available for download.

We’ve set up a new demo as well to show the subtle version with a sidebar. This version shows the additional desktop menu option, but you can still use the standard MENU link menu with the subtle layout, its just a tickable option through the theme customizer.

http://www.meanthemes.com/theme/wharton-subtle/
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Amazing! Thank you very much. I will be purchasing this ASAP. Great work MeanThemes!

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No problem at all :)

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looks great, very nice work :)

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Thanks Eric :D

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Love the look of this! A few quick questions:

1. is it possible to change the height and font size of the header (ex the “I’m Wharton I’m lean & I’m keen” part)? I’m assuming that like the posts, the header on the homepage can be either a photo or text?

2. is it possible to change font sizes for things other than body text (i.e., menus, “Comments”, post titles, etc)?

3. is the menu in the upper right included, or is that just there for your example page?

4. is it possible to integrate Pinterest? Ideally, when hovering over a featured image on the home page or any image in the body of a blog, a little pinterest icon will come up, allowing readers to pin it.

thanks!

meanthemes

Hi there, thanks for looking :)

1. This is just text, not images and is controlled via the theme options customizer. The font is dynamic based on the slabText plugin and can be tweaked with a little CSS if needed.

I guess we could allow this area to be a free for all text/image area controlled via the theme options if we made the index layout available as a page template that you could set as a static page? Does that sound useful/what you’d like?

2. Font sizes are all built in to the CSS as they change from mobile all the way to desktop. If you know some CSS you could amend these really easily and we can offer help via support for free. We can add font size controls in the theme options if customers feel that would be of benefit.

3. I don’t understand this one? Do you mean is the menu system built into the theme? If so, yes it is and you can turn it on/off and also update the “MENU” text from the theme options

4. Pinterest sharing is on all of the posts but no on the homepage image. Do you have an example of what you were thinking, it sounds like an interesting idea?

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Thanks for the fast response.

1. not sure what you mean by the second paragraph (i’m new to all of this), but essentially, I’d like the main text of the page to start a little higher up, if possible

2. I can probs figure out the CSS, but an easy font size fix would be nice. Maybe just my aesthetic, but i’d prefer to knock the font down slightly overall.

3. that’s what I meant. By “update the MENU text”, do you mean font size? Again, I’d like it to be a bit smaller, if possible

4. http://www.bohochiccafe.com/ something like this

meanthemes

Ok well apart from #4 all of those are tweakable with some CSS that we can help with via support. #4 would require some customisation work which we could point you in the direction of.

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Great looking theme. Quick question about the menu. Is there an option to have a standard menu (not click to open) on desktop and the drop down menu for mobile?

meanthemes

Hey grs, no there isn’t but there could be if enough people think its useful. We were trying something different for Wharton as all our other themes have a standard menu + mobile menu :)

grs

It’s definitely more aesthetically pleasing having a plain bar. However, I’m just not a fan of making my users go through an extra step to use the navigation, or even just view it.

meanthemes

Fair enough, if we added in a standard menu option that converts to mobile friendly as our other themes do, would you buy it? – thats the question :)

grs

Chances are I will buy the template regardless. I really like the overall layout, it’s just that menu that bugs me. I don’t mind doing a bit of dev to get the menu I’m after, but it would be great if it came like that out of the box :)

meanthemes

Hi there, 1.0.4 of Wharton will have a standard desktop menu option with a mobile “MeanMenu” powered menu. We’ll be finishing testing tomorrow and releasing later in the day :)

grs

Great news!

meanthemes

v1.0.4 is now available for download, you can see the alternative menu system on the new subtle link, you can still have the big and bold layout AND the desktop menu system, we just thought it would be easier to demo it on the new demo for you.

http://www.meanthemes.com/theme/wharton-subtle/
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Purchased!

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Yay thank you :)

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Absolutely love it! :)

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Thanks Creans :) And thank you for rating the theme too!

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nice & clean good job

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Thanks bbosa :)

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Does this theme include sharing to LinkedIn as well as the other standard social media methods? This would apply to each blog post as well as the entire site. Thanks!

meanthemes

Hi there is only social sharing on the posts, not the whole site. We’re planning on adding linkedin sharing in a future update as well as individual page sharing.

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ok, another question – I tried to install this after purchasing and got this error:

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

Theme install failed.

Any ideas?

Default-user

Nevermind – figured it out!

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Ok, now I’m having issues with my posts not being centered. Please get in touch with me!

meanthemes

Hi there please raise a support ticket and we will get you back on track, please send a URL in your ticket so we can see any issues as well http://www.meanthemes.com/support

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I submitted the ticket last night.

meanthemes

Thanks Johnny, we’ve just replied :)

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I have a new issue. I have updated the ticket. I can’t get the post background color to stick. see attached image in the open ticket. The post background has been set to an orange color, but it stays as white.

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... also, how do I install different fonts into this theme? I have web fonts ready to use… thanks!

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Third question: how do I create the “Contact Us” page?

meanthemes

Hi Johnny, there is no need to post your question here and in a support ticket. We tend to leave this comments for pre-sales questions rather than fill them up with support.

We’ve responded to your support ticket answering all of the above questions.

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ok, thanks

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Hi Guys,

Uninstalled the 1.0.3 and uploaded the new one. In both preview and live mode theme is ignoring the subtle menu option. I also noticed all my excerpts that I had to date are also ignored and all I can see on the front page are full posts. Is there a way to have own logo inserted in the place of the lead text?

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Hi there, we’ve just replied on support for you :)

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Hello, thanks for nice wordpress theme !

How to use shortcode in home page ?

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HI thanks for purchasing. Do you mean in the lead text part? This is just text only at the moment, but we’re thinking about making a separate page template which just has a content area at the top you can use like a standard page, would that work for you?

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Sorry for my bad english .. successful my problems but just when i write un post, i view only excerpt.. I see Reading Settings and the box is checked

meanthemes

The reading settings don’t set the excerpt length, that is just for the RSS feed. If you go to the theme customizer and in general settings there is an auto excerpt option you can configure. If there is anything else you need please do not hesitate to contact support and also don’t forget to rate the theme 5 stars :)

http://www.meanthemes.com/support
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thanks !

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No problem at all, happy to help :)

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Are you able to use a custom image instead of the “slab text” at the top of pages?

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To be more specific, I mean at the top of the blog page where the “i am warton” text is used.

meanthemes

Hi there, at the moment no – but I think we may add in a template that can be used as a homepage that makes that area into a fully content editable area via the usual WP content editor

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Cool, I’m basically looking to have a custom image above the blogroll. Would you have an ETA?

meanthemes

Yes, this week for sure.

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