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Hi, looks very nice. I’m about to buy it but I need to know if I can easely translate it into french.

Thanks in advance

Yep, there are language files included for translation with a plugin like Loco Translate or an app like POEdit.

Please help! I’ve installed the theme and imported the files as the tutorial shows, but the banner image is not showing up! See here: Thank you!

Oh, disregard this! I was able to re-upload the banner image, now it works! One of those 2 am revelations. ;) I can’t wait to get this all set up. Thank you for such a simple, clean template!

Glad you got it working! Any future issues, shoot me a ticket and I can give you a hand:

Thank you! :D

The links to documentation for Self on ThemeForest don’t seem to be working?


and a few others mentioned in comments.

Could you provide working link, please? Need to have a look before purchase!


Sure thing, here are the articles for Self:

Hey guys. What’s the best way to remove the colour bar completely. I have a weird issue where the bar drops down a level and looks awful. I actually prefer the theme without it and so is there a way to remove it without having to re-fix everything update?


Sure you can add some custom css to the Theme Options panel:

.color-bar { display:none !important; }

Can I use this for creating multiple resumes for different users?

Only the site owner can create the resumes, but yes you could create as many as you need. :)

Hello again, I have an issue using multisite. The theme keeps resetting the options to default headers and colors after a few hours. Any idea why and have you seen this issue before?

Are you using the most recent version of Self? I think this was fixed in the most recent version, however I could be wrong. Shoot me a ticket if not, I’m happy to help:

Thanks I have re installed the latest version – Not sure if I had already done this. I did revert a few multisites back to default but i’ll see in the next few hours if this happens again. If it does I will need some assistance as I have clients spending big on Adwords with these sites. I’ll be back in touch – Thanks

Ciao, template looks really promising. I have 2 questions before going into purchase:

1) readiness for translation – I encountered many times problems while using WPML that not all the fields were ready for translation. How is it with this template? Should I expect problems here? Was it tested and verified on that?

2) recommendations – I would like to add some recommendations or endorsement for my CV. Frankly I was thinking on re-typing them here. What’s the best way to do this with this template?


  1. I have not fully tested WPML with Self, sorry!
  2. You can add them to the top/bottom of the page you put your resume on perhaps?

1) How to get rid of John Smith in a header?

2) How to install right sidebar on this page with Get in Touch, Technical Competencies?


Hi, I can’t load demo content for Envira. I locate the file and click Import Gallery and I keep receiving communicate it’s trying to connect my domain. It’s taking time and after all gives information about connection problems. Obviously I have no such problems while loading photos directly. How can I solve this?


jwvb Purchased

Is it safe to upgrade to Wordpress 4.3.1 with the current version of the theme?

The update should be available now!


jwvb Purchased

Is it safe to upgrade to Wordpress 4.4 with the current version of the theme?


Having WordPress 4.4.1, failing with installation due to theme missing style.css Anny suggestions?

Unzip the file you got from ThemeForest first.

I assume the main photo on the home page is customizable, but does this template allow you to change the background photo (of coloring pencils in the demo) without resorting to expensive Photoshop software?

What widgets are available aside from the resume widgets?

Also wondering if the social media icons at the top right can include YouTube instead of Vimeo?

Thanks in advance for your timely answers!

Yes, you can change the background image. There are Twitter/Facebook feed widgets. And yes, you can show Youtube instead of Vimeo.


K98 Purchased

Love this theme. Need some help. I have updated all of the plugins and Wordpress to the latest versions, but now if I enable “Envira Gallery – Albums Addon” my entire site does not load and I get “Internal Server Error- the server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request….Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.” Please help- I need to get my Albums working again ASAP. Thank you in advance!

I replied to your ticket.

Hi – I have just downloaded the Self theme, but when I tried a variety of sizes for the header image on the home page I either get a great white space or a cropped image (skinny and long so you only see the black at the top of the image) or it disappears entirely. How can I fix this to display correctly?

Please help. I have my menu set up correctly, but when I go to the actual pages, I get a 100% blank page (no header, no links, just a bunch of white). How do I fix this?

Sounds like a PHP error is showing up somewhere. Be sure to turn on debug mode to see what it is. Once you know, shoot me a ticket here:

jwvb Purchased


Is it safe to upgrade to Wordpress 4.5 with the current version of the theme?


Any chance of a reply on this matter?

Yes it’s safe, sorry about that!

Hi, your theme is great! I am a translator and I need to have it in Italian and Russian. Is it possible? Thnaks!

It’s possible with Loco Translate: