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Im waiting slider…

Good, you get it very soon, we have it designed already ;)

Hi, as we promised, the slider is now ready, take a look at the demo page. And it is optional, you still use the front page without slider.

This is a theme that’s 100% perfect for ANY auto shop/mechanic. All it requires is a change of logo and color scheme… I’m happy with all the current functions but a slider will definitely make it better! :)

I am happy we created a great product ;)

The slider is coming monday/tuesday, no worries. And will be super super easy to setup, just upload a bunch of pictures and you are ready to go. Sounds good?

As I mentioned to other your comment, the slider is now ready.

And additionally I will appreciate if you can leave 5 stars for the item in the Downloads section of the TF: https://www.diigo.com/item/image/3rli1/3pjk?size=o

Thank you, that means us a lot!

I’m buying now and trusting that the slider will be coming soon;)

As promised, the slider is now ready, take a look at the demo page. And it is optional, you still use the front page without slider.

when will this download be ready?

Still pending the TF review, usually it takes just a couple of minutes, but now it is 2h already in queue. It should be soon, in matter of hours.

is demo online ? I dont see any slider in demo ..

Sure it is: http://carpress.demo.proteusthemes.com/

The images in the background can be easily changed.

ahaa.. maybe its good idea to add few images to slider on demo so I can see it in action. ARe there some transitions between images or it just change picture to differernt one ? Also is there some sliderf control like arrows , dots or something so user can change sliders quickly ?


The slider for now does not have any customization options, but we will be adding them shortly.

Can you change the content from slide to slide also or just the background images?

It looks like the slider has one set of content, but you can only change images. I’ve never seen a slider like that. Can you update the slider so we can change the content? Otherwise, what is the point?


Yup, the update where you will be able to change the content for each individual slider is coming by Friday.

I updated and now am having many issues. Google maps are no longer appearing and testimonials are appearing all at once? Also, can’t get gallery images to appear in the gallery widget, can’t get a pin placed on the google map when it did work and can’t figure out how to get the slider working. I have loaded images in for the slider, and the speed is set, but I don’t see any other controls available?

Also, where did you make the changes in contact form 7 to layout horizontally? mine is stacking vertically.

Can you please send a ticket and give me the url where I can take a look?

Ah sorry, I am looking at your page already. Sorry, no need to.

Hi, I see you didn’t add the location, I created one for you now.


How do i make the “Make an Appointment” tab in main menu blue like the demo?


Just by selecting the featured page in the theme options > general.

how do you get the menu to appear on the services landing page like on your demo. does not appear when you select the services layout?

HI, I am answering all the issues left tomorrow.

Yes, I noticed we forgot to add to the docs the code for the slider revolution. I will send it to you.

Meet the team section is coming the next week.

Just a couple items I’d love to see added to the theme when you’re deciding next updates;)

First off, GREAT THEME! You guys did excellent work! many of the issues I had were my fault while trying to figure out your back-end system. now that I’ve figured it out I love it and it is very intuitive. I will be giving this 5 stars one the one bug we found is fixed.

1. Exert length for the services home page widget, it would be great if I could easily select the character count per exert.

2. Font selector: an easy way to change fonts from the theme options area.

3. team member section

4. Gallery: I would like to be able to scroll through all the images in a gallery from the home page, not just show the number of images I select in the widget. not sure if this is an easy change or not, but its on my wish list;)

5. More mobile options. Specifically, I’d like to be able to have the google map on the home page on all devices except phones. the map gets in the way of scrolling on the phone. Also, some widgets would be nice to be able to leave off the mobile as well. maybe you could add a selector on each widget asking if you want it displayed on mobile? just a thought.


Thank you very much!

1. for the services you can write your own excerpt, if you don’t see the excerpt field you should toggle the view in the Screen Options (at the top) and check the excerpt.

2. will be added, probably the next week already

3. coming next week as well

4. that would firstly be difficult to achieve to keep the existing (more default) behaviour and secondly would lead to more confused settings, so we will leave it as it is

5. good option, I will see how we can implement that in some clever way

Looks great! :)

About the little calender that we see in the Make an Appointment page, is there a way to customise it?

Disable few days and hours, so the customer can select some specific available moment?

You stay cool! Best regards


Not yet for now, but I will add this to TODO.

I’m interested in buying your theme, but I see in comments that there are still too meny bugs. I think I’ll wait a month when it will be fixed. Have you solved all the problems that adholics writes?

Great that you are interested in!

We will definitely fix any bugs this week already. I can let you know when the update is up. OK?

We have solved everything already. There is only one small bug which will be fixed in the 2-3 days with the new update.


We keep getting ‘failed to import’ messages when trying to import dummy content, how can we fix this?

Hi, please open a ticket on http://support.proteusthemes.com and give us a screenshot or login data and we will be able to help you.

Hi again,

Some of the content has installed but not the home page content, also where is the page builder?

There is no page builder, but the front page can be made using the widgets. You can import the widgets too, with the widget import&export plugin and demo-widgets file in extras folder.

having an issue with resizing the contact form on the front page

Hi, submit the ticket on support.proteusthemes.com and we will help you!

You guys nailed on this one, nice job. If you can make versions of this for other trades, like construction or other types of small business, you be filling a need for many companies. There are few really good small business themes, tis is the first one, but too niche specific. Once again, great job on this one.


Thank you for suggestion. Maybe we presented it very niche specific, but if you change the color scheme, images and text it can be used really for many different businesses.

I bought the theme yesterday and I am loving it so far. I am very excited to there there will be a “Meet the Team” section.

I am having some trouble getting the markers to show up on the map. I am going to open a ticket so you can tell me what I did wrong. :) I am new to Wordpress.

Great, I love it that you love it ;)

I guess the ticket should be answered by now already.

Just updated. I personally preferred the previous slider. Any way to go back to that slider and keep the footer patch you just released? or at least bring back the option for the button on the sliders?

Also, arrows have now appeared above my home page gallery but they do not do anything? I only have one gallery of images.

will let you know if I see anything else.

The slider is basically the same. If you want the same text on all slides, than you can have the same content.

You simply insert the button with the [button] shortcode, the same will be [button type=”warning” href=”#”]Read more[/button]. More is in the docs.

For the arrows – will be fixed in the next version.


I have some issues creating the “services page”.

Do I have to create a Page called Services? I’ve installed the demo content but can’t seem to find the “services” page.

I want to duplicate this: http://carpress.demo.proteusthemes.com/services/


You just create a new Menu and then add the menu widget to the services sidebar. In this way you are not limited to link to just services.

Thanks for that. Managed to fix it.

Is there a way to change the blue color in the main nav menu? The “Make an Appintment” color. As well as the blue color of the wdigets with icons under the slider?

Yup, everything you mentioned can be changed in the customizer.

I’ve bought finally your theme, and I’m very happy with it. It’s just what I need for my client. One question, if possible: ¿how can I make a mark in google map? I can’t find the option. Great job, seriously.


In the Theme Options > Contact page you can select the center of the map and add the locations (and in the latest update the default location is created at the same point as the maps center if there is no locations).

Hi, does the theme come with a child theme, sample data and images? Thanks


Child theme – I’ll create it soon, ~2-3 days, yes for sample data, no for the images. In fact the ones from for the services and slider are purchased only, the others are free.

This theme’s files does not contain .psd files. My designer cannot easily customize without these files. Is this situation normal for some themes?

No, it does not come with PSD files as most of the theme was designed in the browser. But I answered you already on our ticket support.

Hello again,

- Menu text hover colour is blue, none of our colour options are set to blue, is there any way of changing this?

- Can services be linked to pages instead of service posts?

- ‘Read more’ on services image hover is off centre, how do we fix this?

- Can we turn off the persistent menu?


Hi, please open a ticket on http://support.proteusthemes.com and give us the link to your website, so we can solve this quickly.