Discussion on Daisho - Flexible WordPress Portfolio Theme

Discussion on Daisho - Flexible WordPress Portfolio Theme

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Looks like fonts (and sizes) have changed since WP 5.8, which tend to ruin the global theme look. It definitely needs an update.

Thanks ! Hope to see an update quite soon :)

The update to the styling issue has been submitted to: https://docs.ikonize.com/daisho/repository.php

We may submit more updates in the coming days but so far it seems that the core functionality is working fine so there seem to be no urgent updates required.

Great ! Thank you very much :)

Could we expect a theme update at some point since I recently notice that some blocks are not displayed properly anymore in WP back-end (Latest Projects, Latest posts) ?

Thank you for letting us know, we usually do 1-2 reviews and updates a year.

Usually no updates should be required (because a theme is mostly styling an CSS language had more or less the same syntax for the past 10+ years) but it seems that, unfortunately, WordPress is sometimes introducing breaking changes.

We’ll do a review and update within a few days and the update will be first published on https://docs.ikonize.com/daisho/repository.php

I hope this wasn’t some kind of automatic reply, since there isn’t any news since WP5.8 is out.

Please accept our apologies for a delay.

It’s not an automated reply.

We’ll review that soon (this week), we’re currently working on a few other projects and that causes delays.

Normally the theme’s code should be stable but if it’s not then that means that WordPress and/or plugins change some significant things and introduce breaking changes.

I recently checked my website and the pictures on the homepage portfolio no longer appear. When I go to customise they show. I installed the latest version of the theme but the layout seems different and there is no instructions on setting up the portfolio with the latest theme edition. www.adventuretime.ie. Thanks

Also when I updated the Theme, a lot of the portfolio options that were there before disappeared. You used to be able to add a block colour and choose the thumbnail size etc. None of those options are available with the them theme version. Are they somewhere else. Thanks

The footer options are also gone from the customisation

1. You must import Advanced Custom Fields in Ikon Importer and you’ll be able to set thumbnail sizes and other options again.

2. Same with the footer: you can import the footer page in Ikon Importer and edit it. (You also need to set it to be your footer in Theme Settings.)

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Last Thursday (2021-02-04) we were informed by our server provider that the server we were using stopped powering on. They suspect that its motherboard or disk broke and they said it’s beyond rescue.

The most recent support forum posts (all from 2021) were permanently lost.

Please feel free to email us at support@ikonize.com and we’ll answer your questions.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress.

Hello, thank you for letting us know, we’re in the process of applying a server update and this should be resolved shortly.


I just bought Daisho, but the LayerSlider WP bundled is (also just) now outdated. Can you provide purchase/Activation code?

Thank you!

We’ve noticed that the newest version 6.9.2 of that plugin is already bundled with the theme.

So, only the bug fix will be uploaded.

The WP plugin manager warn about a 6.11.4. version…

Indeed, you’re right.

We have a developer license and the newest version is 6.9.2 for us.

6.11.4 version can only be downloaded via their API it seems.

We’ll have a look and reupload that one soon.

Hi there, great theme, but I have an issue after updating from 3.x to 4.2: I can’t seem to change the order of portfolio items.

They’re always sorted by date. I can switch it from ASC to DSC and vice versa, but I cannot set the sort order to “rand” or “none”, it doesn’t change the order at all.

Hello, thank you, we’re happy you like it!

So, you’re looking for “random” order?

The file responsible would be /wp-content/plugins/daisho-blocks/blocks/isotope/block.php and it seems it’s receiving $atts as the argument and then applies the change on line 24.

But there’s a bug there indeed. orderby should become orderBy on line 9 and 24 (only the second instance in square brackets).

We fixed it in the main package and we’ll upload it soon to https://docs.ikonize.com/daisho/repository.php

Since it’s a small change perhaps you could fix it in a text editor and re-upload that single file to your server.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

Yup. That did the trick. Thanks for your fast help!

https://www.bwd.co.za/portfolio/diphuti/ All the portfolio items are breaking and showing code where it’s supposed to show text and pictures. We’ve had this issue for months. We did a lot of troubleshooting and also extended our support. The issues still persists. What can we do to fix this ?

This shortcode is not a part of the theme.

It comes from “Visual Composer” plugin. Is it active?

Besides, if you’re only using simple elements like single images, videos and columns then you don’t need Visual Composer, you could replace these elements with native Gutenberg blocks that WordPress delivers.

Perhaps you created these elements before Gutenberg existed because it’s available only since 2019. So, you could reconsider that now.

Hi, I add portfolio items but Thumbnail footer text (optional) is not showing up on home page projects widget. I cleared caches but no solved? Also is there a way to re-order portfolio items ?

You can remove the old one and re-install it. Are you saying deleting theme and reinstaling theme?

Could you please write briefly I am really new into WP :)

No, you can re-install “Daisho Blocks” plugin that way.

We can confirm that everything works for us at present time on WordPress 5.5.3 and the theme and plugin versions from that repository.

So, we can’t reproduce the issue you’re reporting.

You can provide more information (like screenshots of what’s exactly happening) if you believe it’s an issue on our end.

Hi, 1-I can’t be able to change Recent Projects ’’VİEW PORTFOLİO’’ title as View Clients on Homepage wp:ikon/latest-projects

2-For Our team section I have only one person but arrows appears, is there a way to remove those arrows and use picture black to colour version?

We’ve responded to your emails.

The answer to both the URL and translation questions is the same: both WordPress and the theme don’t offer any option to change that by default.

But you can accomplish both with plugins.

There exist several that could be used but we don’t recommend any particular one since we didn’t review their code etc. to do such recommendations.

I find the solution by editing php. Thanks. How Can I remove search icon for portfolio? It is loaded on top for each portfolio

Editing the PHP files is not recommended because you won’t be able to update the theme later.

You can add .compact-search { display: none; } in additional CSS.

Hi, I just updated from Daisho 2 to daisho 4. I had an issue earlier with the portfolio grid not showing but that’s fixed. On my page I had a ‘News’ page which doesnt work anymore. The news pafe had the following shortcode ’’content_block post_type=”news” posts_per_page=”15″”.

The “news” post type together with this shortcode were removed a long time ago (possibly around 2013-2015).

What you could do now would be this:

  1. Copy the contents of the file /core/post-types/post-type-news.php ( it contains register_post_type() for “news” among others) and paste that in functions.php (without the opening <?php tag).
  2. Then you will be at least able to see your news in the administration. There exist blocks that are capable of displaying any arbitrary post type.
  3. To copy also the old shortcode you’d need to locate the PHP file with that shortcode and copy its contentsto functions.php, copy the relevant CSS, copy the JS library that was making it be a carousel and the JS snippet that enables that carousel.

(Or you could consider enabling some plugin that registers this post type, this claims that it registers “news”: https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-news/ but it probably doesn’t register “news_category”.)

For a typical developer that’s a 1 hour task to restore that.

Hi. We have just updated the Daisho theme and now our site seems to be broken. It doesn’t display correctly. Is there something we did wrongly?


You must have updated from 1.x, 2.x or 3.x to 4.x.

All information about updating to 4.x versions is available on: https://docs.ikonize.com/daisho/changelog.html

Thanks very much. I’ll check this out. Thanks again for your reply.

Hi, is there an easy way for users without a degree in coding to adjust fonts? I am using the Diasho-version of 2014 and find this job pretty horrific. Should I downlad (buy) the latest version? Thanks, Henk

Thank you for the link!

Yes, in such case all advice that you need is already written above:

1. Only you know your business model and your plans and needs so we can’t recommend anything specific.

2. But for most people who only need to have simple about, portfolio and contact pages any template is good.

Statistically speaking changing fonts or colors will hardly have any impact on anything.

(We understand that website owners certainly care much about their own websites but for your visitors it’s often a website number 100 that they visited this week. From their perspective such presentation as you have now should be fully sufficient.)

Hi, one last thing. Would you know how to make the font of the captions smaller? I have tried this css-code in the customizer but nothing changes,

.wp-caption-text { font-size: 10px; }

Thanks for your help! Henk

For new Gutenberg blocks it would be:

.wp-block-embed figcaption,
.wp-block-image figcaption {
    font-size: 0.75em;

Please see /wp-includes/css/dist/block-library/theme.css for the complete list of selectors. (This is a WordPress file, not a theme file.)

I am new to wordpress and web design. I can’t seem to activate the thumbnail grid view on daisho for the front page of the website.

Hello, Thank you for reaching out to us!

We will be happy to assist.

We have already replied with the same information in your other support request so here it is only for reference for others.

The difficulties some new users may be experiencing may likely in some part come from the interface of WordPress which many users don’t find easy to use as seen in the comments of the new editor on: https://wordpress.org/plugins/gutenberg/

Steps to follow for you:

1. Before we can help you please always download and use the newest version of the theme from https://docs.ikonize.com/daisho/repository.php – this URL contains all recent fixes and very often solves issues for our users.

If some user found a real bug (which sometimes happens but not too often) then the fix usually arrives on the same day or on the next day to that URL.

There were multiple small recent fixes and they may be affecting you so please make sure to download and install the newest version now before you move on to the next step.

2. Make sure to follow the installation guide: https://docs.ikonize.com/daisho/

2a. Especially make sure that “Advanced Custom Fields” and “Daisho Post Type Portfolio” plugins are active in [Administration > Appearance > Install Plugins] or in [Administration > Plugins > Installed Plugins] if they are already active.

2b. Make sure that Ikon Importer plugin is active.

2c. In Ikon Importer it’s enough to import the “Portfolio” page and then you can edit it in [Administration > Pages > Portfolio] and your grid is already there with no configuration of any kind required.

3. You can edit your portfolio posts in [Administration > Portfolio] section.

4. Please check the screenshots of each section to see how the demo website is configured by default: https://docs.ikonize.com/daisho/screenshots.html

So, to conclude all information that you need seems to be available to configure the grid and other components quickly.

Please let us know if you need further assistance (if so, please let us know what exactly would you like to have on your website and we’ll do our best to assist).

Hi Flow,

Some thumbnails on my portfolio tiles won’t show. do you know what the problem might be?.

Hello, currently there aren’t any known issues with that module and it works on the demo website which has WordPress and all plugins updated to their newest versions.

Therefore, there’s like a 99.9% probability that it’s a configuration issue.

We recommend that you try a standard set of steps first:

  1. Make sure that you’re using the newest development version of the theme from https://docs.ikonize.com/daisho/repository.php and that all modifications (if any) are done correctly and are not causing this.
  2. Make sure that all plugins are updated to their newest versions.
  3. Make sure that Advanced Custom Fields plugin is active and that all custom fields are imported.
  4. You need to have a page with ikon/isotope block.
  5. And the last thing you need are some portfolio posts with thumbnails uploaded (you can upload them into two fields: either as a media library item or as a external URL and when one is uploaded then the other one will not work). We speculate that this step is the most likely culprit.

Hi – If I add a “Gifs” tab to the Portfolio section, will animated gifs autoplay? So if you view “All Works”, will they autoplay there too? Thanks!

Hello, yes, they will autoplay.

That place is using a standard img tag and GIF and SVG formats with animations can be inserted.


My name is Sajjad from RTL-Maker . net

Are you have some themes or plugins that have no RTL support yet?!

But you have some customers that have RTL language (like: Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, …) and need RTL support for using your themes or plugins.

We have a service for adding full RTL support to your themes or plugins. Just look at our website at rtl-maker . net

Best Regards - Sajjad


I want a link to directly connect to a specific catogery on my portfolio page like a link pointing to a pre-filtered portfolio category

Pls help


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awiaitng for ur reply

The portfolio grid has a very good API and if someone is looking for some code snippets then there’s a chance that it already has what you’re looking for: http://isotope.metafizzy.co/

In this case such functionality is present in extras: https://isotope.metafizzy.co/extras.html

You’d have to copy and adjust the code snippet available on https://codepen.io/desandro/pen/vErxXj

The file that has to be modified is /daisho-blocks/blocks/isotope/front.js.

Please let us know if you need more information about this.

Hi, I’m trying to remove the social icons and after removing from single-porfolio.php it keeps re-popping up when I refresh my site. Where else do I need to remove? Thanks.

They are also present in the daisho-blocks plugin in the *.js file of the isotope block.

(Or if you’re using an older theme version that doesn’t support Gutenberg then in the /js/ folder of the theme.)


Is it possible to have a portfolio title split in two lines ? I tried to insert a “br /” or “div” tag in the title but since it looks fine on the project page, it doesn’t work as expected on the image thumbnail.

BTW, any idea when the theme will be officially released for WP 5.0 ?

Thank you.

It just displays the regular title field of WordPress. So, you can use whatever WordPress itself allows there.

With <br> it works on the thumbnails and inside posts for us.

The repository version is always up-to-date and anyone can access it anytime so it doesn’t make much difference. But we’ll be uploading it shortly. We’ll try to do this next week.


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