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I have a pre sale question.
I love this template especially how you can filter by clicking on the animal breed to show only matches to that breed.
Is is possible to also filter by tag so you could for example only show Large dogs – http://screencast.com/t/xKBXWXSpsB
Or select multiple tags to filter by Large and House Trained etc.
Thank you and great work
Unfortunately you can’t do that. It’s something I’ve explored but implementing that in WordPress is no easy task. Honestly, it’s a can of worms I don’t want to open yet
hi, a presales question i didn’t find the answer to yet: what are the options of categorizing/sorting the pet collection? if you have eg a hundred adoptable animals, could i categorize and or sort them e.g. according age, or gender, or status, or a combination?
We opted to only be able to sort pets by animal type and breed. While you can add all those options (gender, age, etc.), you can’t sort them like that. It’s a feature we want to add, but honestly, it gets very tricky when trying to sort by multiple fields at the same time.
thanks. I see. Type is of course only useful when you offer multiple types (we only do cats), so that leaves only one option. However, i believe this site is made with your template: http://schnauzersplendor.com/siresdams/ and it seems to group the dogs into “sires” and “dams” (males and females i guess). is that not done through functionality you implemented?
That is not part of my theme. It looks like they customized it themselves or are maybe using a plugin for that section?
thanks for your reply.
so there’s no other option other than displaying all my cats in one long list? i’m fine with it being a third party option…
No, unfortunately there’s not any more options built into the theme. You could create a page template that grabs the pets by a specific meta key, but it’s not exactly an easy undertaking.
one idea: since you do filter on breed and type, could i just give those tags (or categories or whatever they are) another content? E.g. under “species” I create “male” and “female”? Same for breed, where i put the age categories or the color or whatever.
You could do that on Breeds, not on Animal Types (species) as those are not editable (a byproduct from the Petfinder integration). Just note that if you do that, you’ll have have the gender listed twice in the post.
right, but i guess i could change it in the language settings? anyway, i bought your template. works fine for now, except that when i click the featured pets, the url doesn’t seem to exist. do you know what’s going on? (http://126.96.36.199/~katzoekt/)
i’ll ask my question in the support forum, i see you want i there
Featured pets look fine to me!
But yes, let’s move over to the support forum.
I have a quick presales question: Is it possible to add a donation button to the posting of a specific dog if we load it manually (instead of petfinder integrtion)? We will have some dogs in our program that will need ‘sponsored’ for long term care. Thank you!
There’s nothing for donations actually built into the theme. So adding a link or a button into the post would be just that. You’d insert the link (or button) right into the editor.
I do have button styles in the theme, so you could put this right in the editor:
<a class="button" href="#">Donate</a>
Obviously, the href would need to link to wherever you take donations.
This looks great! Is it possible to try before buying? I’d like to use Rescue for an Animal Refuge in Auckland, New Zealand, and would like to set up a demo for them to see if it meets their needs.
Sorry, no. There’s not a way for me to give trials out of my themes. I can show you screenshots of the backend if that helps.
Understood, thanks. Pity. Can you point me at any live sites that are using your Rescue theme? I’d like to see what other people have done with it.
Sure! Here’s a couple I know offhand:
Thanks, that’s great.
Hello. Are the demo files included in theme files?
Yes they are!
I have a couple of pre-sales questions.:
1. One of which I believe I found the answer to. I did a search in the comments and saw that if the Petfiner sync is active and if I then edit the animal’s post, that it locks the post and prevents that particular animal from syncing with petfinder, correct?
2. If I have Petfiner sync on, can I also add animals in manually as well?
1) Yes, that is correct. If you manually add an animal to your site it will not sync with Petfinder. Likewise, if you edit an animal’s post, it will not sync with Petfinder. This is a failsafe to make sure pets created in Rescue that do not exist in Petfinder will not delete when the cron (sync) is run.
2) Yes, you can manually add animals even if your syncing with Petfinder. Those posts just will not sync with Petfinder.
Hope this helps!
Great! Will be purchasing soon!
Is there a tutorial to build out this theme? I purchased it but am not a developer and while I can do a great deal (and have), this theme seems to NOT be very intuitive. The shelter I’m doing this for doesn’t have the funds for a developer, so I’m doing pro bono.
If you follow the help file step by step it’ll walk you through set up. If you need additional help we’re happy to do so. Open a ticket at http://designcrumbs.ticksy.com and we’ll help you over there.
I cannot find the documentation to set up this theme. There are other docs for other themes but not this one. Share the link?
The help file is located in the folder you downloaded from ThemeForest. It should be called “Help File”. Please let me know if you are unable to locate that file.
Bryan – DC Staff
Pre sale question – can you choose what pages show the sidebar?
There is a full width page template included with the theme. However, it cannot be used on every type of page. For example, the All Pets page (and subsquent sub pages) use their own template which includes a sidebar. However, depending on what you’d like to do, we can help you out in the forum if you have questions about a particular template or making adjustments.
Hello. Do you have a detailed documentation? Is the one inside “Help File” index.html? I am trying to set the frontapage but I cannot find any details on how to add the frontapage banner, pets of the month, etc. Also where are the sample files? I ws unable to locate them.
Hello! Sorry for the delay.
Yes, the help file is Help File/index.html. The sample files is the rescue.xml in your download folder. You can upload that in your dashboard under Tools > Import.
Please open a ticket in at http://designcrumbs.ticksy.com if you have any other issues.
The site I’m having issues with http://rgtmidlands.co.uk – logo disappeared, menu drop downs not working and the slides won’t load. This happened after I updated to the latest version of wordpress and the theme
It looks like your jquery is not firing correctly, and I know why. It looks like you renamed the rescue theme folder from rescue to rescue 2_0_9. WordPress tends to break if there’s a space in the theme folder name. If you change that back to just rescue, you should be all fixed. You can read about updating the theme if you need help.
Let me know how that goes!
That hasn’t worked I’m afraid. I deleted the theme and re uploaded it both via ftp and through the theme admin panel.
Can you disable any plugins that you have except Options Framework? There could be a jQuery conflict in there.
Ah, actually I think I see it. It looks like your gallery plugin is broken Disable that and THAT should fix things.
That did fix it, and they’ve literally just rolled out another update. review has been updated as well
Great. Glad to hear it! And thanks for the updated review.
And just for reference, this is exactly why there’s paid support. I know it sucks to pay for, but I just took time out of my day to help you fix a problem that wasn’t caused by our product. I hope that’s understandable.
Let us know if you need anything else.
hi, i have a presales question,
can customer register to post their pets on this theme?
As i am making a website to let others to register and post their dog to be adopt on my website.
No, there isn’t anything like that built into the theme. You have 2 options for adding pets to Rescue: linking with an existing Petfinder account or manually adding the animals to the site as an admin user.
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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