Discussion on Basic - Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Discussion on Basic - Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

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Hi, I’m hoping you can help me with something real quick, never had this issue before. I used to post images on my portfolio items and space them by just pressing enter and leaving a white space between them in the “edit post” page. But now, even if the preview shows this white space, on the website all images are crammed together, no space in between. Is there any way to solve this? Not sure why this is happening now all of a sudden. See here https://jorgemanesrubio.com/portfolio-item/spirit-vessels Thanks! Otherwise theme still working great!

Hey there

Did you manage to get this sorted? I’m not seeing any crammed images when I check, unless I’m misunderstanding what you’re saying?

Best, Caden

Hi Caden, thanks for your response. A while back the spaces I created in ‘visual mode’ were created on the website. It was quite easy to build portfolio pages. Now is quite random, sometimes it works, sometimes no matter how much space I leave in ‘visual mode’ that space doesn’t appear on the site. I’m now using   in ‘text mode’ as a fix in between images etc but the space that remains is quite large, specially on the mobile version of the site. Is there an easier way to fix this? I guess otherwise I need to get familiar with the text mode and code. Thanks

Can you send me an email through my profile page with link to an example of what you’re talking about?

Hi, I’m seeing a browser console error message regarding TweenLite: ReferenceError: Can't find variable: TweenLite"

You can see this in your demo when you scroll down on the page… http://basic.cadengrant.com/demo2/

I see the same error on my site with this theme, and when I try to use a caching plugin, the site becomes unusable. Can you look into this?

Hey there

I will look into this and get back to you ASAP.

Best, Caden

Hi, following up to see if you were able to look into this issue. Thanks

So it seems, there is some custom JS for the revolution slider that was imported with the demo. You can remove it by going to edit the slider, editing the Custom JS/CSS, and removing the custom JS code, and that should do it.

HI, I sent you a message for one problem but I have many problems : -When using the Revolution Slider, the logo has a fading problem compared to the top bar. Here is an example of my problem: https://youtu.be/BeyF8QLlzWk

-I would like to customize a page template but I don’t know where the alias calling the Revolution Slider is. Let me explain: I would like to create a page template to post photos and text on it WITHOUT USING the portfolio (which I use for anything else). So I would like to know where the code is to change the alias of the slider used so that I don’t have to create a page template each time the slider changes. Thanks for your help ! gabin

There is an error that I got reported from Wordpress:

An error of type E_COMPILE_ERROR was caused in line 13 of the file /home/......../wp-content/themes/Basic/admin/cmb/includes/types/CMB2_Type_File.php. Error message: Declaration of CMB2_Type_File::render() must be compatible with CMB2_Type_Text::render($args = Array)

It is probably related to the fact that I cannot switch between the Visual/Text editor in portfolio posts. Any thoughts?

Hello! I started some time ago to have a problem with editing Pages and Portfolio posts. The editor doesn’t work and looks like this – https://prnt.sc/112anmq. The buttons are missing, the text is white and I can’t switch between the visual editor and the text editor. I tried different solutions that I found online, but they didn’t work and it seems to be something related to the theme. Can you please help me with this problem? Thanks

Hello, thank you for your great theme!

We have problems with the website speed, it’s very slow.

Do you know that issue? And do you have some recommendation for optimizations that work with the theme?

Thank you very much!

Hey there. If you want to send me an email through my profile page I’d be glad to help you out with this and get your site running a bit faster.

Best, Caden

Any ideas can I use full screen (minus menu bar and footer) background image on basic home page? Thank you!

Are you just looking to have a logo and a background image with no menu and no footer?

Hi, I have installed your theme correctly and everything works. But I have two main problems

1- i don’t like that the homepage pictures are categories(meaning, you can click on them and it will take you to a different page) How do I make it so they are just photos without any links.

2-how do I replace the dummy images with my photos? I love the layout so I really didn’t want to change anything about your theme, just change your dummy images to my photos

Would you have to do this using visual composer? If so, how can I speed visual composer up.. it never loads the pages I want to edit. Thanks for the help.


1. If you want to disable links on the photos, you’ll need to create a child theme and remove the links on the portfolio page. I’d be glad to do that for you if you’re not sure how, just send me an email via my profile page.

2. To replace the images, click on the Portfolio tab in your dashboard, and from there you’ll see all the current portfolio posts, where you can edit and/or delete and just create new ones from scratch.

As for visual composer, it should work with the new update that’s coming out that should hopefully be approved shortly later today or tomorrow.

Hi there! I saw that the version provided for the revolution Slider is outdated. There are newer versions available . The latest one is 6.4.11. The one provided is the version 5.4.7.

I am having trouble installing the slider because of the version. Please help with this problem. Thank you for your time.

Hey there. Sorry about that, I forgot to add the newest version to the update. I just added it though and submitted the new update to ThemeForest. It should be approved shortly here. Once it’s approved you should get a notification, or you can check back on the theme page after awhile to see if the updates are listed.

Hey Caden! I was looking through the comments section to see if there was a way to just have the portfolio items pop up in just a light box as opposed to opening their own post page. I read somewhere that you may have files to accomplish that? I would love to have that feature.

If you would be able to help me out, I would bu truly thankful . Thanks for your time

Hey. I don’t believe I currently have those files but it should be pretty easy to accomplish using a child theme. I can do it for you for a small fee if you’d like. If interested, just shoot me an email through my profile page.

hello,I am having a hard time trying to change the images you have provided. This is for demo number 4. The home images are in a shortcode and I simply don’t know what to do in order to replace your stock photos.

Also I can’t seem to duplicate any pages. I wanted my home page to be the same as my other pages. How can I do this? Thanks


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Hi Caden, I have been advised to update my PHP version from 7.2.34 to 7.4. Will that be ok with your Basic Wordpress theme?

Hey there. Yes, the theme is compatible with PHP 7.4.

Hi CadenGrant, nice theme.

I have an issue with the lightbox in the portfolio. As I need the image details to show I installed an additional lightbox plugin.

Unfortunatly I know have two lightboxes. http://malche.ch.tiberius.sui-inter.net/portfolio/muscheln-kristalle-chrysaliden/

Do you see a way to turn off the default portfolio Lightbox?

Best Regards