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Skylab, superb theme…

I am trying to replicate the masonry-video-mixed gallery view. I cannot seem to make a gallery of videos that will display the video as a pop up/ lightbox… The same way it works on your “live preview”...

Many thanks in advance..

Hi, thank you for the purchasing!

To set up a masonry/video/mixed gallery, create a new page by navigating to Pages > Add New. Give it a title, select the “FancyBox Gallery” template from the Page Attributes section and click Publish.

Upload your images by using the “Add gallery images” link.

If you want to open a Youtube, Vimeo or Dailymotion video within the lightbox, specify the url in the “Video URL” custom input.

Great theme, thank you – as i heavily modified my theme from the off, i need to know what files to replace exactly from the new download please for the following updates;

=== 1.0.5 (Jul 14, ‘13) === Fixed: autoplay function in “Full Width of Window” page template.


=== 1.0.7 (Jul 19, ‘13) === Fixed: column’s width in portfolios list. Added: an updated version of Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin

Also, my full width slider displays images from the center – chopping off the top and bottom – how can the images display from top left please?

Thanks Again

Hi, thank you for the purchasing!

If you want to modify an existing theme, it is better to do it by creating a child theme than by modifying the parent theme directly. Read more

It’s impossible to scale a full size image without either the width or height being copped due to varying browser dimensions.

Thanks for the heads up on the child theme – this article is a real eye opener!

Thanks also for the quick reply – this theme and support is 10/10!!!

I am trying to change the background colour of my galleries from black to white. I changed the background in Theme Options to the colour I want but it does not change the galleries’ background.

If you haven’t already, please take a moment and rate the theme for us.

Since the update of the theme & Wordpress 3.6 my galleries have reverted to black even with the custom CSS.. is there any fix?

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


I’ve just purchased Skylab. Loving it so far.

I have few questions and am a complete wordpress novice…

I want to structure a site with a series of photographic ‘portfolios’ in the traditional meaning. Action, Portrait, Landscape and so on..

These could be accessed via a text heading on the left of page or an image/text representation.(yet to decide what i prefer)

At the moment I am setting these up as pages with page galleries. So each portfolio will be accessed via a text link to the left. (see portfolios in my build;

I’m just trying to establish the fundamental differences between what you call a ‘portfolio’, ‘gallery’ and ‘page’.

As i understand it only pages can be listed in text form in the left hand sidebar, is that right? and they cannot have a graphic display as a gallery and portfolio in the main page? but beyond that are there any differences in functionality? How fast they load images etc for the end user?

Also I am wondering if in fullscreen slider whether there is a way to stop the cropping top and bottom or to restrict the users window size? I’ve tried adding a white border top and bottom, solves the problem slightly but not a complete fix.

Also keen to remove the gradiation you have applied on under the text sidebar in full screen mode, how can I do this?

Love the way the text sits over the images with this function.

and one last thing, is there a correct way of creating a type logo with a clear background, photoshop giffs are proving jagged.

Can i specify a web font instead of logo graphic?

Many thanks, want to start off on the right foot.

Regards Richie

private build at:

Hi, thank you for the purchasing!

  1. You can add to a menu custom links, posts, pages, portfolio items,gallery items, blog post categories, tags and portfolio categories.
  2. It’s impossible to scale a full size image without either the width or height being copped due to varying browser dimensions.
  3. To remove the graduation you will need to hire a developer.
  4. You will need t save your logo in png format.

Do you know if the “add gallery images” section of custom post types has been giving users issues?

Whether I am in the Portfolio custom post type or in the Gallery custom post type, I often have trouble uploading images with the “add gallery images” function. Sometimes it will not allow me to add more than one image (at all). Other times, it will not let me upload any image whatsoever, even after I exit out and come back to the post.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

i think the problem was with the specific images, even though they were jpgs. when i reuploaded, i was able to select them and add them.

I really, really, need to use the URL “” for the Portfolio overview page (I’m using the “Portfolio Fixed Width” template), what can I do?

I can almost choose any URL I want, except “portfolio”. When /portfolio is visited, an archive page comes up that displays all the portfolio items in a blog format. This is the page:

But I would like this page display the “portfolio” URL:

Please help, this is very urgent for me.

Thank you for good theme!

Hi, open functions.php, find


on line 194 and replace it with


Navigate to Settings > Permalinks and click “Save Changes” button.

If that helps?

Hi, quick question before I purchase. Is it possible to make the navigation links on the left not expand/collapse when you mouseover? I.e. the subcategories are static? Or will that take digging into the coding?

Thanks in advance!

Hi, it would be possible to do, but would require some modification by a developer.

How possible would it be to make it so that when viewed on a phone, the portfolio page showed two columns instead of one?

It would be possible to do, but would require some modification by a developer.

After I change the Navigation background to black, may I know how to change the font and Icon to White colour so that it can be seen.


Hi, use styles from black.css.

sorry I’m very new to CSS, where to change?

Got it, thanks

how do you change the title information for a page? I have noticed that it throws an ugly “Gallery 0” infront of my gallery names in the title. I want to just remove it. Link to here:

also the full width slider is super small on a mobile phone, is there anyway to make it view as a different gallery type if its on a mobile device?

Is there a way to shrink the menu down on a mobile device so it doesn’t take up the whole screen?

I don’t see the “Gallery 0” . Can you email a screenshot?

Please email us your URL, username and password for your site via our profile page and we will take a look.

IS there any way to play video on it’s own page instead of fancybox?

Just want to be sure its possible before i purchase it. I have coding knowledge, if you lead me or give me an idea how to do it then i can do it by myself.


Hi, thank you for the purchasing!

You can insert embed videos in “Full width” page template. Read more


When I upload photos to a gallery, it looks like it should click left to right, but when you click the next button, it goes top to bottom. Is there a way to make the next photo go horizontal instead of vertical?

Never mind again; I figured it out.

So here’s a follow up question to the same problem. Under Gallery settings, photos width/height; Is there a way to change the orientation to height, but still have the photos click from left to right, instead of top to bottom when you’re clicking through the lightbox?


Hi, sorry, what you have described isn’t available with the theme.

HI, How do you change the header color?.. I changed the background to black and would like the headers to be white if possible. I’ve already changed the Primary Link Color,and the Navigation Link Color — Hover/Active. but i dont see an option to change the header colors.. THanks!

Hi, please use styles from the black.css. Navigate to Appearance > Theme Options > Style and add styles from the black.css to custom CSS block.

Thanks, One more question.. where do i find the black.css coding to place in the CSS Block? Txs

You can find the black.css in the “styles” folder. You will need to download not Installable WordPress file but Main File(s) where you can find the black.css.

Great theme! I’m about to purchase your theme, but before I do I was wondering if I have more than one portfolio can have different options on each one? Or do the portfolio options have to apply to all portfolios? Thanks!

We would suggest to hire a developer to help you with this modification.

Thank you. I’ll be purchasing this theme tomorrow. Last question (for now – I think)... is this set up so be able to run two different themes? Or would I have to run a subdomain in order to do that? Thanks!

You can run a subdomain or simply create a separate folder in your server.

Hi I’ve accidentally deleted the pages with the short codes / templates in for tabs and accordion and buttons etc. Is there anyway I can get them back?! Please help!

Hi, sure, please email us via our profile page and we will send them to you asap.

I have successfully installed WordPress and uploaded the theme. However, I am having trouble importing the XML file. I am getting a “Failed to import Media” on a large number of the items. You can see the error message by clicking the link below.

Hi, thank you for the purchasing!

Images from preview are not included and they are for demonstration purposes only. You will need to upload your own images.

great work! although i’d like to make the fancybox appear like most other fancybox implimentations where there are buttons on left and right of images/page, instead of the text links at the bottom… using the “fancybox_sprite.png” that is typically used.. – Which .js code page is this located in?

then why did you just tell me that the fancybox is in default form… wow!

fancybox is not something that you have created, but you have included it in your theme.. i can understand a refusal to help someone who wants to change your code you created…. but you have NOT created fancybox…..

I’m not quite sure what you mean. Yes of course we didn’t create fancyBox and we have never claimed that we have created it.

Slider images on homepage not displaying on Android phone

Hi, I’m setting up my website and blog with the Skylab theme at – Everything seems to be working well except there are no images displaying on the homepage (I tried the Full Width Slider and the Full Width of Window Slider) as I view it on my Android phone. I waited untill the page had fully loaded, and only the header and menubar appear. All pages and posts other than the homepage seem to display correctly with all images on the phone.

Is it possible to implement a static image, like a fallback, if the slideshow doesn’t work because of the software or browser used?

It may well be possible with some modification but it’s not something which is available out of the box I’m afraid.

Ok, thank you for your answers.

Here is a question about the Galleries the clicking order.. When a Gallery is formatted as a regular “Image Gallery”, but then the Gallery Settings option set to width.. why does the clicking order, when enlarged, switch to going through the images from top to bottom, instead from left to right as it should normally… ?

Hi, it’s how plugin works. Use fixed height instead if you don’t need it.

maybe the plugin could be fixed then? because it’s not very logical..

It’s not possible I’am afraid.

Hi, Great theme and really enjoying it so far, I just have one small issue if you could help me resolve it?

On a portfolio page, where it says “client, date, type” is there anyway to change the title of these fields? For example, I’m using the portfolio to showcase photography and not related to clients, so instead of it saying “client: xxx” I want it to read “subject: xxx”

I poked around in the editor but couldn’t find where this is setup, Thanks!

Oops, spoke too soon, found it in single-portfolio.php :)