Were you abel to update fashionista for woo commerce?
This is still a work in progress. Once the theme has been fully updated you should receive an email regarding the update. If you don’t see any update in a few days you can leave a comment and I can give you a better estimate for when it may be done.
K sounds good
I’m updating from Fashionista 3.2 to the latest version 4. 1 it’s been running for an hour now. How long does it take?
It should update in just a few seconds. Try refreshing the page and clicking the button again.
Cool! That worked. Thx
I updated Fashionista from 3.2 now to 4.1 and loads the main quite a bit slower.
Please share the URL so I can look. The theme itself shouldn’t be any slower, but maybe there is something else going on and I can take a look and let you know
The site is taking a bit to load (about 5 seconds for me). It’s not terribly slow but it’s not that great either. When looking at the site loading waterfall – https://cl.ly/0B183c0n3G2R – it appears to be taking a few seconds just waiting for the server. Do you have proper caching setup for your site?
There are some other things you could tweak to help speed things up – https://gtmetrix.com/compare/Rq7UqM8h/0L1H13rR – but I think setting up proper caching if you don’t have any yet will make the biggest difference in overall speed. Also go to Settings > Reading and maybe show less posts per page on the homepage by default, it appears you may be loading a lot (how many?).
I’m not familiar with how to set up caching. It was pretty fast with the 3.2 version.
How do I set up caching. Can you point me in the right direction?
The changes from 3.2 to 4.1 wouldn’t cause any speed issues in fact we made things faster…hum. Did you install any other plugins recently, change any settings or are you getting any more traffic these days? Also did you double check your settings at Settings > Reading to see how many posts you are displaying?
One thing you can do though that may help with site speed is going to Appearance > Customize > Theme Settings > Image Sizes and if you haven’t entered custom image cropping sizes you can enter them here then run a regeneration plugin – https://wordpress.org/plugins/force-regenerate-thumbnails/
Most WordPress hosting companies have built-in caching that you can enable or disable via the WP admin. But if you hosting company doesn’t include that it’s very important to use a caching plugin. We have an explanation on WordPress Caching that you can take a look at. Basically there are many plugins you can use for this such as WP Super Cache, Total W3 Cache…it really depends on your server which would work best. I would recommend reaching out to your webhost to see if they recommend any specific one.
I just installed super cache and it does make it much faster. However as I understand it only does so for repeated visits but the first visit still remains slow. I didn’t install any new plugins or didn’t get more traffic after I changed it to 4.1. It seems like that the image are displayed at a higher resolution then in 3.2 maybe that’s what’s makes it slower then the 3.2 version.
You may want to consider editing the image sizes then as mentioned in the last comment. At one point I did remove the default image cropping so new customers would have images cropped before they added their custom options. So not you have to set your sizes first. Maybe your images were showing smaller before
If you have any questions or issues with the image size settings, just let me know!
The caching is setup on the first view but only for the first visitor it will then be cached for all future visitors to speed things up
At what size should I set the images up. You know what the default was in the 3.2 version? Like I said that looked like it worked good.
Hi, yes of course. Sorry I should have given you that
The original cropping sizes were (widthxheight):
I’m having another problem now. The page doesn’t load up properly on the mobile screen and there is no browser. Check it out please alexstenzel.com
Everything is working for me. I am not quite sure what you mean by “there is no browser”. What mobile device are you testing on?
Do you have the same issues when viewing my live demo? http://wpexplorer-demos.com/fashionista/
On an I-phone. It show up with three columns with tiny thumbnails and large type face. Sorry I didn’t mean browser but the menu bar. I can’t see the menu when I view it on the I phone.
Can you try clearing your iPhone browser cache? If you recently started using caching then you may have to clear the phone’s cache – Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data.
Let me know if that doesn’t work.
Coool!!!!! Just did it looks great!
Which regeneration plug in can you recommend so I can re render the images. -
There is one called “Force Regenerate Thumbnails” which is pretty good.
I just ran “Force Regenerate Thumbnails” and regenerated all my images. You know to what size they were scaled by default. The program didn’t asked me to put in any dimensions.
You need to set your image sizes at Appearance > Customize > Image Sizes before running the plugin. This is where you tell it what dimensions you want.
There are four different setting options. What you recommend for each of them?
There isn’t any recommended settings because it’s all based on the images you will be using as well as if you prefer large images that may look nicer on retina devices and mobile devices or if you prefer smaller images that load faster and don’t care too much about quality.
But as you can see there are already default values defined – https://cl.ly/312N3N1x0w2V
My default settings are different –
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Sorry I need to clarify, the screenshot I sent you was a screenshot of the defaults before the recent updates so you can see what I am currently using on my live demos.
So you saying what’s in the screenshot that ’s what you are recommending?
It really depends on your site, your photos and your needs. There isn’t any specific recommendation. You can try the settings from that screenshot and see if it works out for you. Does that make sense?
If you share your URL and let me know if you prefer quality or speed I can give you a better recommendation.
I have lots of images and it just loads a tad to slow now. You should I use the setting from your demo in the screenshot? What you think?
You can always try it and see how you like it. When you use this plugin – https://wordpress.org/plugins/force-regenerate-thumbnails/ – it removes un-used sizes so you can always change the sizes and run it again until you are satisfied.
Cool, I play around with it. Did you have chance to get fashionista fully woocomerce supported. Would be great!
Sorry I haven’t been able to. Because this theme is much older and only makes a couple sales a month it’s hard for me to dedicate so much time and money into this update and it’s a massive edit. I can however, send you at least a woocommerce.php file if you want that will at least make it so the product page isn’t broken.
I really want to make the update but I also need to run a profitable business, I hope you understand.
If you check out my Noir, Chic or Total themes these all have full support for WooCommerce and can have the same “grid” style homepage as Fashionista – https://themeforest.net/user/wpexplorer/portfolio/
How difficult would it be to transfer my page from Fashionista to Noir or Chic.
Well, all the content is going to be the same no matter what theme you switch to it should pretty much function the same way because “Posts are Posts”. All your pages/posts are saved in the database, switching themes just switches the main design. You just upload and activate the new theme, re-assign widgets, re-assign menu and then go to Appearance > Customize to make any tweaks you want/need.
Of course if you have any issues I am here to help.
Great, I check out the themes again for my e-commerce websites. I still really like Fashionista as portfolio presentation.
Cool, if you have any other questions let me know. My Total theme has the most WooCommerce integration (more options and tweaks) and also the most complete theme – http://totaltheme.wpengine.com/ – so if you have multiple sites it can be modified via the Customizer to change the colors, layouts easily. My Noir/Chic themes also have a lot of styling options but not compared to Total, also Total includes the very popular Visual Composer page builder.
Great, because of time constraints I will use Total for my next product. For this one I’m gone stick with Fashionista. You said you can give me the php so it runs seamless?
I can give you a file – http://wpexplorer-themes.com/support/ – so that the main layout isn’t “broken” at least. Full integration is pretty complex especially providing options for layouts (sidebar/no sidebar) and of course the default WooCommerce design is pretty ugly so styling it takes several days of complex work
Thank you! I’ll try it out but will go with “Total” in the future. On another note, can I assign tags to pages or only to blogs?
In WordPress tags are for posts only. It would require some advanced tweaking to enable the tag taxonomy for pages.
O.K. Thank you.
I disabled show tags but on some post they still show.
Sorry for the delay, can you please share an example? Thanks!
What image sizes are you using for your demo?
Here are using the default values for the live demo: https://cl.ly/2F3N2b2y3d0n
So our settings are empty.
But if you are using full-width posts without a sidebar like this – http://alexstenzel-art.com/?p=524 – you should consider editing the image width for your posts to at least 960px but maybe a value like 1000px would be better so it’s a nice even number if you ever decide to tweak some things.
Actually here is a page that still has the tags even though I disabled them showing. http://alexstenzel-art.com/?p=524
I just double checked and the setting to disable them is working for me locally. Have you unchecked this customizer setting? https://cl.ly/0F2W3r0X1h0I
Yes, I had it unchecked.
Actually, I didn’t! I had it mixed up with another site. Thanks! It’s working now.
Would it make sense to go back to the image settings for the 3.2 version from which I updated. You what the settings were.
Whatever works best for your specific site and images.
For example I see some images are not very big – http://alexstenzel-art.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Chain-Knot-No.1LRP1C1-D2G1.jpg – if all the images you upload aren’t that big then you could just add 9999 to all the settings and regenerate the thumbnails and it won’t crop anything so your images will display at full original size. Of course if you do this make sure you don’t upload any massive images as it can slow the site down.
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