Discussion on Cape Town - Blogging Theme

Discussion on Cape Town - Blogging Theme

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Hi! I’d like to make some of the content on my website more evergreen. Is there a way to selectively remove the date from some of the posts, but not all? My site is www.probookclub.com. Thank you!

Two final questions:

(1) How can I remove the dates from the carousel?

(2) Is there a way to remove the dates from all of the posts on the main page across the board without making them sticky?

Thank you again!

Use the code below to hide all dates on all posts.

.small-date, .post-date { display: none; }


Great. Thank you!

Re: “Can I get a link to your website please?.”


Thanks, Donovan

Hi Donovan.

It’s not the theme that’s making things slow, if you’re using shared hosting it could be that or third party scripts like Revive Adserver. I tested you’re website load speed and it loaded in under 2 seconds which is good: https://tools.pingdom.com/#!/ewrXF2/http://todayschristianliving.org/

PS: Please reply directly to this comment thread, don’t start a new one.


Hi Promola, thanks for the response and the site check.

The slowness is on both the back-end and in the front-end. We use the adserver on many of our domains without problems… so probably not that. I disabled all the plug-ins and that seemed to help a little bit.. but still slow. I’ve downloaded the latest capetown.. am I correct that capetown is not actively updated via wordpress? It appears the version I downloaded is about 2 years newer than the files on the server. If so, is there an update procedure somewhere I can look at? thanks! – D

You can update the theme via FTP by going into the “themes” folder and replacing the old capetown folder with the new one.

Hello, our WP site that uses this theme is running really sluggish.. wondering if it’s because we are using an older version?? I can’t tell for sure.. it says 1.2 in the ‘themes’ area.. we are running WP v. 4.6… looks like everything is from 2014.

Do I have to DL the newer theme, then upload it to upgrade?? There are no notifications for upgrade in WP.

Thanks, Donovan

Hi there.

Can I please get a link to your website please?.

Thank you.

how can I add the sharing buttons to pages, the same way it shows on posts ?

Hi there.

The theme does not have that option. You can try this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/add-to-any/

Thank you.

Hi! How can I change the order of the menu buttons on the home page just under the header image? It seems to be defaulting to alphabetical order, but I’d rather have “Home” be the first menu button, followed by the others. Your help is greatly appreciated.


Hi there.

In the admin go to Appearance > Menus and then drag the menu items to position them.

You can read more here: https://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Menu_User_Guide

Thank you.

Problem solved! Thank you!

Hi there,

Current Version: Version: 1.1.2

I noticed recently that my Theme Options >> Header Social has no configurable options.


The same problem with Theme Options >> Social Widget.

All other tabs appear to be fine, forms allowing configuration to be made.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks, Mike

Hi Mike.

Have you edited any of the files?.

How to add the latest update to the old version ?

can you give me step by step instructions ?

Hi there.

You can delete the old theme and upload the new one or use FTP to upload the files individually.


Thanks a bunch :)

but the size of new file is pretty small compared to the old one so will it be able to load all the functions ?

They are the same to me, You can keep the old one safe somewhere and install the updated theme.

is this compatible with the layer slider and revolution slider?

Hi there.

I have not tested those plugins, but they should work. Try them and let me know how it goes.

Thank you.

Hi I have been setting up my website with sidebars. Now when I go into appearance/widgets it is telling me that the sidebars are inactive and no longer available. Please can you let me know how to activate the sidebars as the info on them is quite crucial to the business.

Many thanks

No, I’m not using any sidebar plug ins, and the only editing I have done is colour changes across the whole site, so some css but not any files

Have you tried disabling your plugins one by one to see if one of them is causing the problem?. If yes then you will have to give me access to your admin, You can send me the login details using the contact form here: http://themeforest.net/user/promola

Thanks, it was a plugin – a pdf viewer one, so I’ll have to try a different option for that.

Hello, how do I use page templates? As soon as I activated your theme, it removes the ability to assign templates to pages and posts.

You can select a full width template in the page attributes section.

No, there is not a page attributes section for posts…only for pages. It used to be there prior to activating Cape Town theme.

Can you switch back to Twenty Fifteen and take a screenshot of the section you’re talking about?. If you can, do it and send it to me. I have never seen it before.


You’re theme is very beautiful, but i have two questions :

In the page “Blog”, currently there are 2 columns + 1 sidebar, it’s possible to have just 1 column + 1 sidebar ?

In the same page, it’s possible to delete the picture of author in the news ?

Thank you


Hi there.

1. The answer for this one is no, But you can achieve this if you edit the code yourself.

2. Yes you can disable the author picture using the options panel.

Thank you.

Hi! I have some questions. Can you help me, pls?

1. How can I add more featured contents on homepage? I want to have 4 featured contents.

2. Can I decrease the excerpt of each content?

3. Can I add banner on the homepage? I mean in the middle of content list area.

Sorry for my bad English and thank you in advance for your help.

1. Yes :D that’s what I mean. Can you please tell me how to add them?

2-3 Thank you very much

Can I ask one more question?

How can I add more contents shown under the carousel?

1. This requires some coding and styling. Unfortunately theme customization is not part of the support I provide.

2. In the options panel’s basics tab enter the number of home page posts you would like to display.

Thank you.

Thank you very much __

Hi! I have a new question. The facebook like box is blank. Did I do anything wrong? http://www.uppic.com/uploads/14340537461.jpg

already fixed. thanks :)

Hi! I love your theme a lots. I don’t know how to enable slider as it doesn’t appear on my home page. Can you give me an advice, please?

I can fix it now. Thanks :)

G’day mate,

Long time user and fan of your great theme. Lately though I have been noticing some issues with the styling; article previews in the list sometimes do not place themselves appropriately, bleeding over each other or bleeding into the footer. I find if I refresh once or twice, it eventually gets there.

I am attaching two screenshots to show what I mean:


CWC15 – Australia v England article bleeds down into the footer.


Create a custom sort order in SSRS does not appropriately place below Twenty20 Big Bash – Last Ball Thriller

Any thoughts on what I can do? Thanks!

Hi there.

Which browser are you using?.


How to upload the update version for WP 4.2 Please guide. Since I tried in the morning. It said failed to upload theme :(


1. Switch to any other theme.
2. Delete the old Cape Town theme.
3. Upload and activate the new Cape Town theme.

Follow the above steps if you never edited the original theme files, If you edited the files then you will have to use FTP to upload only the files you don’t want replaced.


How do I upload a logo? There is no place to upload a logo at all. There is also no way to add the header advertisement either or any theme options at all. Am I missing something?

Hi there.

Did you install the Options Framework plugin?. When you install the theme you are prompted to install it as well. After this go to Appearance > Theme Options.

Thank you.

Hi Promola,

hope you’re fine! I need your support about featured area and CSS. After several months, I realized that many things in this area are not really important for me (not enought posts and cathegories…) So, I started by modificate homepage.php to keep only the Slider and remove all the rest, also the “Favorites” area on the top of the sidebar widgets area. Now I try to adjust style.css file, first I’ve done deletation of past things. I need your help for the last thing, if you can at least give me the way to follow; where in CSS file can I change the top of the sidebar, I mean, how to make start my sidebar in place of the old Favorites area? (and not as now it is, there’s a free hole on right of my slider).

I know it’s not a “regular” ask but if you can help me, I’ll be really grateful!

Best regards,


Hi there.

This is a bit more complicated, You will have to create a new widgetized area for that “hole”. You can’t move the sidebar up there because of the carousel.

Hi, ok thank you! It don’t exactly know how to do it, but i’ll try… New challenge! ^^ Cheers!

I would like to use a static custom page with my own content that but that has all the sliders and featured functionality of a front page. Is this possible??

Hi there.

That will require some coding, But if you’re familiar with php it shouldn’t be a problem. Just use full-width.php as your starting point.

ok what if i don’t know how to code it lol any options?

Maybe if you use shortcodes to build the layout using the full width page template. This might not look like the homepage but it’s the closest you can get without coding.

Hi Promola, I need your help about the responsive capabilities, how (and where in CSS?) to not auto-unroll the main menu on mobile view? It’s a problem for me because I’ve so many items in (about 30!). Thanks a lot and best wishes for 2k15! ;)

Hi there.

1. In the css folder you will find a file named media-queries, This is the file that controls all the responsiveness of the theme.

2. Open js folder and find a file named custom open this file and remove the following line of code:


Thank you :)


1. It’s not exactly what I wanted to do

2. but it solves my problem.

3. Never 2 without 3 (French idiom ^^) Thank you for your help !


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