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Hello Jesse….I’ve just updated to the new theme and have a number of error messages. I have some that I can see on the dashboard:
Warning: simplexml_load_string(): Entity: line 1: parser error : StartTag: invalid element name in /home2/fvcs/public_html/joemills.com/wp-content/plugins/vk-core/visualkicks-core.php on line 235
Warning: simplexml_load_string(): <!doctype html> in /home2/fvcs/public_html/joemills.com/wp-content/plugins/vk-core/visualkicks-core.php on line 235
Warning: simplexml_load_string(): ^ in /home2/fvcs/public_html/joemills.com/wp-content/plugins/vk-core/visualkicks-core.php on line 235
Warning: simplexml_load_string(): Entity: line 1: parser error : Extra content at the end of the document in /home2/fvcs/public_html/joemills.com/wp-content/plugins/vk-core/visualkicks-core.php on line 235
And then there are some on the individual portfolio pages that you can see here:
Are these there because of functions that are no longer available?
Let me know. Thanks!
1) Those warnings are coming from the old Visualkicks core plugin. Since the update the only plugin required by the theme now is the new JN Portfolio Post Type plugin. You can delete the core plugin which will get rid of those warnings.
2). That information on your posts is the custom meta fields being listed. You can hide custom fields from showing in the Customizer under “Portfolio > Portfolio Posts > Custom Meta”. Or you can delete that custom meta (which is no longer used by the theme) by editing your posts custom fields individually.
Thanks! That did the trick. Looking forward to playing with the new customization.
Hello! I updated the site but many pages now are unreachable, i need help please. My site is andreaverzola.com
the only page that work http://www.andreaverzola.com/blog/
Hi, I just checked your site and I can click into posts and pages, I assume you managed to resolve this issue?
Incase anyone else is reading this, if there are broken links on your site, be sure to first re-save your permalink options in the Settings > Permalinks page of your dashboard.
I solved it a little while ago, in practice the permalinks had corrupted and I handed the individual pages back to hand. Thanks anyway
I see, well im glad it’s resolved! Let me know if you need a hand with anything else.
I’m a huge fan of this theme, and I’m grateful for your continued support. I just upgraded to v3.x, and was able to quickly recreate most of my earlier theme customizations. However, for some reason, my tagline doesn’t appear below the logo (I’m using a fixed left sidebar). The field is filled out in the Site Identity section of the customizer, but the text just doesn’t appear. Any tips?
Hi Cooper, in the process of re-making the theme I took the site tagline out. I’ll look at re-adding it for you. I think the reasoning at the time was to reduce typography settings but I’ll figure out a simple way to manage that.
Thanks for letting me know,
Hey Jesse, I’m still using Version 2.6.2 and none of my Backlinks are working would this have something to do with the theme version?
I should say SEO Backlinks
Hi, is this a recent development? I dont believe the theme has any impact on SEO backlinks.
Hey Jesse, Does Version 2.6.2 still work with Wordpress ? Do I have to upgrade to Version 3 ?
There are parts of 2.6.2 that no longer work with the latest WordPress. Most of them within the customizer though. Last time I checked the old theme would randomly fail to load up in the customizer at all.
As I mentioned previously, you will need to spend some time re customizing your theme if you upgrade. I would recommend making a backup before doing that if you choose to.
WordPress updates fairly regularly and the more updates it has the less an older theme will work. So you will eventually need to update regardless.
Jesse One more question. How is the best way to Upgrade from version 2.6.2 to the new Version 3 ? Can I just do an upgrade and then fix the site from there? I don’t want to loose my SEO Title, SEO Description, and SEO Keywords. Is there documentation on how to upgrade the site ? Or can you just tell me the best course of action. Our site is http://www.raredigitalart.com
Hi, I take it you’re using a plugin for all your SEO work? Updating the theme wont change anything but the theme files (no database changes), so you wont lose your SEO work.
The safest course of action would be to install the Envato market plugin. The plugin connects to your Envato account and checks for theme updates at which point you should be prompted to update. Then it’s a simple matter of clicking update theme.
Heres the link to the plugin – https://envato.github.io/wp-envato-market/
How many problems will I have Upgrading from version 2.6.2 to version 3 ? Will the site look the same ? Or will I have to do a lot of construction ? Also I already have the Envato Plug In installed.
“How many problems will I have Upgrading from version 2.6.2 to version 3” – That’s not something I can answer, however other users have updated just fine without problem. As I’ve said previously, a theme does not impact your database, there wont be loss of data.
“Will the site look the same ?” – your site will look like the standard demo after the update, you will need to re-style your site in the customizer to your liking.
“Also I already have the Envato Plug In installed.” – If the automatic update is not coming up with the Envato plugin I would recommend simply activating a stock WordPress theme (ie twenty-sixteen) deleting crush and uploading the lastest zip file.
The only real difference in terms of data change would be that the new theme only requires 1 plugin to be installed (which is packaged with the new theme). So after the update you can remove your visualkicks plugins.
The Envato plugin is showing the Update. If I go through the Envato plugin will I still have to remove the visual kicks plugins or will they be removed by the Update ?
You will need to do that manually, although it’s not a requirement as the new theme does not use them. I would:
1. Run the update.
2. Install the recommended plugins for the new theme
3. Activate the theme inside the Customizer (you will see the prompt)
4. Check your site is fine
5. Remove old visualkicks plugins.
Hi, I just upgraded to v3.0.5, and I wonder if there is a way to have all the Google font. There is only a small part of it in the theme customizer.
Hmm, the full list of fonts is in the code but I have disabled the bulk of the list for speed purposes on slow hosting. I did that a couple of years ago now though so I don’t see any harm in re-enabling.
Thanks for bringing this to my attention I’ll sort out a solution.
It would be great! Thank you for response.
Hi, the new update 3.0.6 has the full (and updated) list.
Thank you for your quick response!
No problem! If you haven’t already done so, please rate the theme It helps a lot.
Sure, I just did it
Thank you! Much appreciated.
Hi Jesse, I just want to hide page title, is there a way to do that simply ?
Oh, I just found out where it was in the theme customizer, sorry. (Pages > Page Title Position)
Hi Jesse, the new updated theme I find it really cute! In case it matches your path with this project it would be great to make it compatible with woocommerce and create a new home with more content than those in the portfolio, such as an integration of istragram!
Thank you! Im exploring ideas for future features and support so I’ll think about it
Hi Jesse, I am happy that you still work on your theme. And that you have optimized it for less plugins. I tried to update but all my styles and design options are getting lost and my website looks like your demo. So I returned back to 2.62.
Is there a quick and easy way to migrate? If I manually sign all options that will take me a lot of time – for having nearly the same as before…
p.s. is the Visualkicks – Core plugin really only for favicons, tracking code & update notifications? I got a lot of errors and so I tried to deactivate and the website still works.
1) The core plugin is not required so you can safely disable it.
2) The old 2.6.2 theme saved customiser settings as global “options”, which these days is bad practise. The new theme saves them as “theme_mods”, which is better for a number of reasons. However, this does mean migrating from the old theme to the new theme means you will lose your customizer settings. Unfortunately there really isn’t anyway around this, especially since many of the settings have new id’s any way.
I’m having some trouble with customization. There are some items that changing the selected option isn’t having any effect.
In addition to the above, Portfolio post images aren’t linking to the portfolio posts, only the Title text does.
Hi Matt, I can’t see the site as it’s under construction, would you be able to send me an email via my profile with some temporary login details for your site? Happy to take a look and resolve the issues for you.
No idea what happened but it all started working on its own. Thanks anyway!
haha, well okay then! Sometimes the WordPress customiser can be a bit finicky and just needs a re-save. Could have been it?
I’ve tried to instal the theme via wordpress and via ftp but always get this error…
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_FUNCTION in /websites/123reg/LinuxPackage21/ch/ri/s_/chris-mount.com/public_html/blog/wp-content/themes/crush/framework/functions/jnf-outputs.php on line 70
any idea what might be wrong in that file? I’ve opened it in sublime but php really isn’t my strong point and there is nothing obvious.
the site is at chris-mount.com/blog
It looks like your hosting is running a pretty old version of PHP. If you have a php.ini file in your FTP you can check which version you have and possibly change it, however it might be easier to simply contact your web host and have them update it.
I’ll look at what I can do on the code side to try and support PHP 5.3 and below, however PHP 7 is out and widely used.
If you do find out which version, let me know as I am only assuming it’s 5.3 as 5.4 supporst “closures” – which is what is happening in the code.
Thanks for the reply. I managed to login to my account and update the php version, it was 5.3 and the newest they listed was 5.6 which is some way off 7, but the theme is working.
Now to get them to actually update their hosting!
Thanks again for your help!
No problem, happy to hear it’s all working! The numbering system of PHP is pretty strange though, in fact the next version up from 5.6 is 7.
Not sure why they decided to skip 6 all together but you should be good with 5.6 for a while. With that being said there are noticeable speed improvements with version 7 and up
I’m trying to recreate my site, and I’m having trouble figuring out how to make my sidebar unlimited width while containing content to 1200px. Setting the body to unlimited and adjusting the content margin/padding doesn’t work once it is on a tablet or phone. I’m not sure if these were separate settings before or if I hacked something together which I’m not remembering.
Hey matt, Im pretty sure there was never an inner containing width, so I can only assume it was some custom CSS that got the job done However, there are some minor responsive changes, so send me the link to your site and I’ll see what I can do.
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