Discussion on Captain - A Brave & Invigorating WordPress Theme


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I love this theme but am having a hard time getting content to show up on a Page. I must be missing something obvious. Also, none of the descriptions in my Portfolio are showing up. Any help would be great!

Edit: All the sudden my pages are working. They weren’t working for like a week so I have no idea what I did to make them work. Perhaps include more info on Pages in the documentation?

I do still need help getting my Portfolio descriptions to show up.

Hello tribemind!

Yes, these were a couple bugs that can easily be fixed. Send me a WP login and I will fix them.

Fellow buyers and viewers!

I will answer all your questions and help you fix any issues next week starting Monday, May 6th. This weekend is going to be busy for me.

Thanks for your patience!

- Shorti

Can you please let me know if demo xml file in included? Cheers Vannessa

Hello Vannessa! Yes a .xml file is included in the theme.

I would also like a quick how-to on how to change the sidebar width, or if possible could it be added as a changeable item in the backend?

also a color picker would be awesome for future updates.


Hello lucascarter! The sidebar was not made to easily change the width. If you tell me roughly how wide you want the sidebar, I can change it for you.

Also, there is a color picker in the theme options. Is that what you are referring to?

Thanks! - Shorti

on another note, i’m having an issue where text on my about page isn’t showing up. any thoughts???


Yes, I know exactly what the problem is. Send me WP login and I will take care of this little bug for you.

(i really wish you could edit these comments) the text issue was resolved, plugin went crazy. would still love a tutorial on changing the sidebar width or changing the color overlay of that sidebar.

thanks a ton. LOVING this theme!

I’m glad you love the theme lucascarter! :)

See my previous reply to your comment. I can help change the sidebar for you.

Hi Shorti,

I sent you an email on Saturday… then saw your response above about your busy weekend. No urgency, but I did have a pre-sales question: do you provide customization support? If so, what is the rate? My principle interest is to have masonry search result and masonry category result.

Many thanks!

Hello hypergolica!

So you want people to be able to search the portfolio and still display masonry?

Hi Shorti,

What needs to be done to fix the issue with the content not showing up on the site?


Hello msipes! This is a small bug that can be fixed by editing the page.php file:



if (have_posts()) : while (have_posts()) : the_post();


<div id="page-<?php the_ID(); ?>" class="section fullwidth">

    <!-- #crumbs -->
    <div id="crumbs">
    <?php if(function_exists("bcn_display")) :
    endif; ?>

    <h1 id="page_title"><?php the_title(); ?></h1>

    <?php the_content(); ?>

    <div class="clearfix" />



endwhile; endif; wp_reset_query();


Use that to replace the current page.php file.

Thank you, Shorti! That worked perfectly!

You are very welcome! :)

Hi Shorti, I’d like to customize de buttons of the Captain theme, but don’t know how to do it. I’ve found the shortcode “button”, but it only shows an arrow. I’d like to write some text inside the buttons in order to use them as a menu in my main page.

Hello sergigar! To add a button, use the shortcode like this:

[button icon="icon-arrow-right"]Button Text[/button]

You can chose from 300 icons here: http://fortawesome.github.io/Font-Awesome/

Hi Shorti, I just purchased your awesome Captain Theme, and i love it! I would like to know if it’s possible to not display the “like” and “tweet” buttons at the bottom of an article (and I just figured out it displays on the main page too), because I already have a sharing plugin :p

I just sent you a mail. But i’ve seen that an update have been released today, should i install it first ?

Well, I just set up the 1.2 version of your theme and an option for my probleme has been added, so it’s not a problem anymore ! Thanks you very much for your quick support ! :D

Hey you are very welcome Far0s! :) Email me if you need anything else.

Hi there,

Great theme, however I can’t seem to get content on my contact page to appear. I re-added the code you posted for msipes to get my pages to show content but it doesn’t work for the contact page. Any ideas?

Cheers, JackMagic

Did you add CSS in the Theme Options or directly into the style.css file?

made the edits straight into the css… though i’m assuming to just make them into the theme options area, right?

Also how am able to have the homepage display my blog feed?

Yes, you can put your custom styles in the theme options, but make sure you have a copy of the styles on your computer for backup. :)

The homepage shows the blog feed by default.

This is a great theme! I’m a little puzzled as to change the font size with the tags on the right side of the main page. I’d like to reduce them to like 9px so they don’t ruin the flow of the site. Thanks!

Hello sharkseason!

Looks like you posted this comment 9 days ago, sorry for the delay.

Did you get this figured out? If not, I’m glad to help!


Is it possible to manage some languages with plugins like qTranslate or WMPL??


Hello ricardrovirag, yes you should be able to use WPML.

Hello! I have a few questions… - What is the recommended resolution for the sidebar background photo? - Is it possible to disable the hovering date stamp as you scroll? - Is there a “link” post format?

Thank you!

Hello kdsanders!

1. I recommend a minimum height of 1200px for the sidebar photo.

2. Yes I can disable this for you.

3. I can add a link post format for you.

If you have anymore questions, I will be happy to answer them via email (ThemeForest profile).

Hi Shorti,

Love the theme. One question:

Why am I getting the error “The Google Maps API server rejected your request. The “sensor” parameter specified in the request must be set to either “true” or “false.” ? This error pops up on every page of the website.

Please send a fix. Thanks! Theresa

Thanks for the link. Can you send me a WP login so I can try and fix this?

I’ll send you an email from your profile page with a wp login



Just bought the theme… and the smallest view doesn’t work well. The MENU drop-down icon only display 2 entries on click, instead of showing entries.

Can you please check this issue?

Thanks, Julien

Hello Julien,

Can you provide me a link to the website?

Thanks, - Shorti

Hi Shorti,

I gave up using this theme…

Have a great day, Julien

Sorry to hear that JulienB, let me know if you decide to go back.

My header is 185 pixels in height. It is cut off on the mobile version. Is there a way I can make the header to look normal on the mobile version or is it only possible to use shorter header images?

Hello slpublishing, can you send me a link to the website? Thanks! :)

Hello Shorti! Thanks for a wonderful theme, i thoroughly enjoy it. Exactly what i was looking for. However, Is there a way to change the background in the menu? When i look at it right now i se a number 5184 in a white square and a camera, Faded. I would like to change that. I did use the theme options for background images but it did not change any background, i tried them all and none were changed. Maybe because i used a URL or because the titles(any title i put to it) wasn’t accepted? Would love to see a Youtube social button as well!, and for instagram too. Great theme! Thanks / David

Just saw your most recent reply. ;)

Hi again! I found out how to change the background now! i simply had to change ALL of them! :D YAY! It looks beautiful! Thanks for great theme again!

I’m glad you figured it out davidnavi! :)

Beautiful design – very sophisticated.

You have issues on the portfolio page “database error”?

Thanks! ;)

That’s strange, can you provide a screenshot?