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What is the optimum image size should I use when using full page slider for a home page image? Thanks

Hello, try 1600 × 1200.

Awesome thanks!

that worked a treat thanks!

AMAZING THEME guy! Keep the great work! Im really eager to buy this, but I’d like to know if there is anyway to make the default size of the portafolio items bigger. I dont have a ENORMOUS portfolio so I need my portfolio items to be bigger, anyway to alter the code to do so?


Hi, yes you can do that by selecting 3 columns instead of 4 http://demo.megathe.me/skylab/galleries-list/

this doesnt seems right to me: http://el8bit.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Captura-de-pantalla-2014-02-28-a-las-16.01.48.png Im in a 27’’ iMac and that’s what the three columns looks like.

Any toughts? Thanks.

Hi, please create a support ticket by following this link http://megatheme.ticksy.com/ and we will take a look.

HI there,

By the way, I’m thrilled at how fast the images load in the galleries. I have bought and tested several themes and your so far has been the fastest!!! Great.

Now to my small question. How do I make the + sign in the navigation bigger?

Cheers, Michael

Hi, thank you for the purchasing!

Hi, navigate to Appearance > Theme Options > Style and add these lines of code to custom CSS block:

#access .sf-arrows .sf-with-ul:after {
font-size: 11px;

Thank you, it worked perfectly. How about the code for changing the font size of the body text of the pages?

Another compliment: I’m impressed with the speed or your responses. It is really appreciated.

Cheers, Michael

Hi, use these lines of code:

body, input, textarea {
font-size: 14px;

hi really love this theme – very slick. for a wedding photography website, pre purchase questions:

1. is there a limit to the amount of images you can put in each portfolio item (want each one to display individual weddings / events) 2. can i mix video and photography in portfolio items, or do they have to be separate? 3. can i add in a client only, password protected section for individual weddings for clients? 4. is there a payment system option?

thanks in advance!

pcm photography

Yes you can protect each portfolio item.

great thanks for the quick reply – password protecting each portfolio item is a real plus point. looking at this example of someone using skylab, i am no developer, is this easy to achieve – having individual portfolio items with a slider once you click into them? also, are you able to add different text for each image (file name)?


  1. Yes it is.
  2. I’m sorry but I don’t quite understand your question.


I am having an issue where the images I upload to the ‘full width’ portfolio slider are being cropped at the top. They appear fine in the ios slider and the default slider.

I think this is a bug

Thanks Elliot

Hi, it’s not a bug, it’s impossible to scale a full size image without either the width or height being copped due to varying browser dimensions.


Love the recent updates – awesome work!

Quick question if I may…

On this page: http://demo.megathe.me/skylab/portfolio/new-look-new-hart/

Is it possible to make iOS slider fill entire page?

I can see it is already responsive, which is great!

I would just love to get rid of all the text on the page and make images fill entire screen area.

Please say this is possible to achieve! :)

All the best and keep up the great work

Hi and thank for your reply!

I am totally confused…

I have been trying to create same kind of slider as on linked page at the top http://demo.megathe.me/skylab/portfolio/new-look-new-hart/

But I simply can’t find this ‘iOS slider’ option anywhere?

Can you please let me know how did you create it?

Please ignore my previous post – figured it out :)

However, I have noticed that images in iOS slider are not scaling properly – even on your demo site…

First image scales fine all the way through, however some subsequent images in the row are all over the place, specially if we mix landscape and portrait orientation where portrait images often end up being badly cropped…

Is there any way to fix this so that all images retain their original ratios?

Hi, we would you suggest to use another gallery/slider type instead.

Hello again,

Amazing theme as always!

I am redesigning the imagery layout of my site, and would like to separate my photography work from my cine (video). I see on this example: http://demo.megathe.me/skylab/masonry-video-mixed/ – You have ‘Masonry-video-mixed’ and I would like to do this too. Is it an additional purchase? Or an update? As I don’t have it under my page templates.

Many thanks, -Charlie

Hi, you will need to use Fancybox Gallery page template.

hi, just bought your theme and like your work. like i told before i’m looking for a way to show my portfolio items in a lightbox style like the gallery works. i hope i can find a developer who can help my with this. i there a possibility you will include this kind of portfolio in an update of this theme? i think it would be great for many photographers.

right now i have one more question: i use the black style and everything seems to work fine exact active links in a sub menu. this links in the menu still are in dark color wenn they are active. heres a link to my site, you can find this problem at “behind the scenes” http://juliusise.de/gallery/bts-photo/


Hi, please create a support ticket by following this link http://megatheme.ticksy.com/ and we will take a look.


i just noticed that when i used your “black” style there is more distance between a sites content and the menu. which of the style code can i remove so that i still have the same distance? thx

Please create a support ticket by following this link http://megatheme.ticksy.com/ and we will take a look.

I just want to take a moment to let you know that your work is amazing. I just switched to your template and just finished working on it. The speed that the images load is amazing!! I don’t know why I didn’t switch earlier!

To those skeptical ones. I have nothing to do with the creators of this theme. My website is http://www.calasstudio.com. I’m just so satisfied with the results that I had to go on about it.

I’m sure that there are improvements in the future but right now it is the fastest loading theme I have ever used.

Cheers, Michael :bigsmile::bigsmile::bigsmile:

Hi, thanks! :)

Hi guys,

Thanks for keeping adapting the theme, always great stuff! :)

I managed to make my homepage background white previously, thanks to the piece of code you provided me: .page-template-page-portfolio-php { background-color: #ffffff; }

However, since last update my homepage background turned blackish again despite the code still being in the custom CSS block of the style tab. :O

My website is guillaumebouteloup.com

Can you please help me there?


Hi, navigate to Appearance > Theme Options and click “Save Changes”.

It worked!

Many thanks!

thanks for this css

Hello. I’d like to know how install the update.

I downloaded the update. ( All files & documentation)

I deleted the theme skylab in my wordpress : Appearance > Theme.

And I installed the “slylab.zip” file.

Is it all that it is necessary to make?

I have to install anything else?

Thanks! :)

Hi, yes that’s right, you don’t need to install anything else.

Hey, great theme, lots of features. I did not see this in the demo, so I was wondering – how can I make galleries like this. Is this something that comes with the theme or do I need to modify?

Example: http://www.bm-photo.ch/portfolio/china-love-cutting-portraits-of-chinese-hairdressers/#ChinaLoveCutting- 1

Thank you!

Hi, sorry, what you’ve described isn’t possible without modification to the theme.

Hi, i want to change text “Continue reading article” how can i do that?

Hi, thank you for the purchasing!

To customize the message, simply add a space after <!—more, and turn it into something like this…

<!--more But wait, there's more!-->

Read more http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

Hi, I just bought the theme. All seems fine. I try to use the Slider Revolutuion plugin for the homepage, and the template I choose is “page_full_width.php”. But the page width is still 2/3 of the screen. How to fix this?

<?php /** * Template Name: Full Width * Description: A Page Template that adds a full width to pages * * @package WordPress * @subpackage Skylab * @since Skylab 1.0 */

get_header(); ?>

<?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?> <?php get_template_part( ‘content’, ‘page’ ); ?> <?php endwhile; // end of the loop. ?> <!- #content -> <!- #primary ->

<?php get_footer(); ?>

Hi, thank you for the purchasing!

Please read the documentation that comes with the theme, any common questions can be answered within the documentation.


I use portfolio preview images of different sizes, and it works well on the “portfolio” main page as the previews are arranged in masonary style.

But when it comes to “related projects”, it became strict “grid” style, i e the next three images start as a new row. I would like to have even here as “masonary style”. Is it possible?

Hi, sorry, what you’ve described isn’t possible without modification to the theme.

Hi Mega Theme,

I tried to make AddThis button behave like your demo did to no avail. I installed AddThis plugins, inserted <a class="addthis_button_compact">Share</a> to both custom button for top and bottom sharing in basic tab, but still I does not work like your demo did, I did change things at advance which I can’t remember the default setting. Can you guys help me?

Hi, please create a support ticket by following this link http://megatheme.ticksy.com/ and we will take a look.



Please help!

I have just noticed that my main menu on the theme is only showing up on Mac computers and not PC for some reason? I have both, and only get it on my mac. I have asked others, and they have received much the same.

Hope you can help!


Thank you, -Charlie Locke

Thank you for your response.. however this still has not resolved the issue. Still no menu on my Windows 7 Based desktop. But I get the menu fine on an OS X MacBook Air 13”.

HELP! :)


Please email us your username and password for your site and we will take a look.

Sent! Thank you.

Hi MegaTheme,

how can I prevent the submenu from collapsing when on one of the submenu’s pages? For example, this is my menu:




Now when I hover over “photo” i’ll see:


Photo - People - Nature


When I then click on People or Nature, I want the menu to look like above, so I don’t want the submenu to collapse when visiting one of the submenu’s pages. How can I do this?

Thanks in advance.

Hi, navigate to Appearance > Theme Options > General and add these lines of code to your Tracking code block:
jQuery(document).ready(function($) {
$('#access .empty-link > a').attr('href', 'javascript:void(null);');
$('#access .current-menu-item').parent().addClass('sub-menu-current');

Next navigate to Appearance > Theme Options > Style and add these lines of code to custom CSS block:

.sub-menu-current {
display: block !important;
overflow: hidden !important;
height: auto !important;