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Hi, I have a pre-sale question. Is your theme compatible with Visual Composer? I noticed that you have a full page template and I was hoping ot be able to use the plugin to build landing pages.


Soapbox was not built specifically for use with Visual Composer but Visual Composer is designed to work with just about any WordPress theme so I can’t think of a reason why the plugin itself wouldn’t work. You probably would need to do some CSS tweaks to get the VC elements to match the theme styling better.

Awesome. I just purchased it and it looks like I’m having the same problem that ericzentner had. Letters instead of icons are showing up in the menu. Suddenly instead of the menu icon, or arrow icons, it’s just showing me letters. I’ve tried reinstalling the theme twice now and it’s coming up the same. Any suggestions?

Post a link to your site please. The icon fonts aren’t loading and the only way to see why is by viewing your site’s code.

I think that if the images of left gallery will be shifting/displacing automatic, would have a good look. Sorry for my english.

Version 1.1.1 – 17 February 2016

  • Removed some unnecessary h1 tags
  • Updated plugin activation class
  • Updated language translation file
  • Updated theme options framework
  • Removed share buttons from posts and portfolio items (there are lots of plugins that can do the job better)

Thanks for the great update! love the h1 fix

One think I cant figure out at all is making my blog post show up like full page templates that you have already beautifully designed!

I like the blog roll page as shown here –

But I want the actual post to not be split screen-

Would rather have it be a page design like this one

Is there a simple solution to just allowing that template to be used for the blog post individual posts? Any help is much appreciated! T

To change the blog posts to a full page layout would require modifying the single.php template file in a child theme. You would mostly be using single-portfolio.php or page.php as a template. The problem comes when deciding what to do about the feature content that is normally output in the left half of the screen on posts. On posts and portfolio items the content is filtered to separate out the feature content (gallery, video, audio). The feature content is then added to the page separately using the funky_embed_feature_content() function.

Short answer: It’s possible but would require some tricky customization to merge template files.


Can you please help me out on this? I would like to permanently display the portfolio title instead of the mouse-over option which is default enabled.

This also counts for the mobile version.

Is this possible?


This should do it.
#post-grid .post-excerpt,
#post-grid .hentry:hover .post-excerpt {
opacity: 1;

Hi, EugeneO

It does not show portfolio title in the portfolio page in Ipad Safari and other browsers.

How to fix it?

Do you mean the portfolio item title on portfolio grid pages such as this one?

Touch devices do not have hover events in the same way as a desktop browser with a mouse does. This means when you tap a portfolio item in the grid there is no real hover state so the portfolio item title is shown briefly before the browser navigates to the new page. I have spent a few hours trying to get touch devices to interpret the portfolio item grid links as double tap event (show the title on first tap, navigate to the new page on the second tab) but so far I have not been able to get that to happen.

Hi, I noticed that I don’t have the latest version of this theme. I purchased it more than a year ago. How can I update?

Go to the downloads page of your themeforest account and download the latest version. Then just delete the existing version from your WordPress site and install the new version.

Ok Thanks, I did it. But, I think there is an error with the child theme. When I use the child theme, the logo in the sidebar is anchored in the upper left angle. If I use the original theme is centered. I really don’t understand how can it be possible.

I solved it by deleting history :)


I just bought the template and I cannot install it on Wordpress as there is “style.css” file missing. Can you help? Urgent. Thank you!

You are installing the wrong files. Refer to the documentation included in the complete download for installation instructions and you can also find help on this page:

Great! Yes, that was the issue.

How can I change the amount of Portfolio Items displayed on one page? There are 10 being displayer on each page, I would like to have at least 30 on one page. Please help, thanks.

I solved it, thanks! :)

Why photos are not being displayed on mobile’s portfolio single page? Please help, thanks.

I do not have access to a windows phone at the moment. I have checked through emulation and the issue is not reproduced. Either today or tomorrow I will test further but there isn’t much I can do until I have access to a windows phone.

Can you post a phone screenshot of the problem so I can see exactly what is happening? <- it’s not showing the photo …

I thought you were talking about the actual page you linked to. After looking at that screenshot and finding that specific page on your site I can see the problem is caused by missing classes on the body tag of your site. For some reason the body_class() function is either missing from the header.php template file or not returning any classes.

Have you made customizations to the theme?

Your site is also opening in an iframe (which could be related to the problem) which is unusual and probably shouldn’t be happening. I would recommend removing any plugins that might be causing that.

Hello EugeneO, I have a Problem with the Menu-Icon of my Site. It shows Letters instead of Icons (also the Social Media Icons). Site: Need Help, thanks. :D

Your server is returning a 510 error when loading the icon font files resulting in the files not being loaded. You should contact your host and ask them to investigate the 510 error that is occurring on that page when loading the font files.

Thank you for the quick reply! The problem was solved by the Host of the Website. I have another question: Is there an easy way to change the size of the portfolio preview-pictures?

Best regards.

On pages that are using the Portfolio template (which I believe you are) there is an option in the Portfolio Template Options metabox below the content editor that allows you to choose between landscape, portrait or square images in the grid. To change the actual image dimensions is a little more involved and would mean editing the existing custom thumbnail size or creating a new custom thumbnail size of your own in the functions.php and then applying the new size to the portfolio template itself.


hola EugeneO

Can you please help me out on this? Llevo utilizando este tema desde hace 2 años y tengo una web de fotografía, y tengo las fotos clasificadas por categorías. Pues bien, las imágenes no aparecen a no ser que pases por encima el puntero, así que en versión movil no se ven las fotos. Yo no quiero eso, necesito que se vean en todo momento. Gracias, un saludo.

Hello EugeneO

Can you please help me out on this? I have been using this theme for 2 years. I have a web photography, and have the pictures classified by categories. Well, the images do not appear unless the pointer passes over, so in mobile version not seen the photos. I do not want that, I need to look at all times. Thanks greetings.


Can you please post a link to the page on your website where the problem can be seen so that I can take a look?

Thanks, Obi

Hello Obi, Here you can see the problem. Thank you very much in advance.


The images are supposed to fade in after they have loaded but this is not happening because of a javascript error in the isotope plugin used in the theme. This error does not happen on the demo of the theme or our local test setup so is specific to something on your site.

It looks like another plugin is loading a different version of the isotope plugin so my first recommendation would be to disable plugins one by one to see if one is causing a conflict.

- Obi

Hello, this might have already been discussed. I’m sorry if so. I’m to turn off the scale effect on the portfolio page. Where can I do that?

Thank you.

I did find another question. Are the images scaled up in advance when added to portfolio? Is there a way to adjust the size so that the original size is not affected?

The images used on the portfolio grid need to be at least 480×320 (assuming you are using the landscape cropped grid layout) if the image is smaller than 480×320px the image will be scaled up to fit the grid and may lose quality depending on how much they need to be scaled.

480×320px is the original size of the image before the grid square is hovered over. When the grid square is hovered over the image is scaled up by 10%.

Hello. There’s a bug with the theme. It leaves me a “]” by default in video/audio portfolio elements. Here is an example:

How can I solve this?

I did it like that. Add Media – Insert from URL . the “]” is still there..

You don’t need to go to Add Media at all. You can literally just paste the vimeo video page URL into the top of the content editor and it should be fine. If that doesn’t work you’ll have to email us login details so we can take a look.

- Obi

The problem seems to be solved! Thank you so much!!

I can’t seem to make the portfolio page truly endless. It seems to auto force a 2nd page


Please provide a link to your portfolio page so I can check the page code.

You should see a Load more button at the bottom of the portfolio page unless you have a JS error in which case you’ll see the normal numbered pagination.

If you want all the portfolio items to be shown without any pagination at all you need to increase the “Blog pages show at most” value on the Settings > Reading page.

- Obi

that fixed it. Thanks


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I want a grid home and I don’t know how accomplish Plis, do you have any tutorial ?

Thank you!


To get make a grid portfolio your home page you first need to create a page and give it the “Portfolio” page template. Scroll down to below the content editor and you should see a box labelled Portfolio Template Options where you can configure which portfolio you want to show on this page and how the portfolio is styled.

Once the page is create you then need to set it as your Front Page on the Settings > Reading screen.

I hope that helps.

- Eugene

Hi, I was wanting to upgrade to version 1.1.1 but I cannot seem to get the update in Wordpress for the Soapbox theme, is there anything I have to do to have it update on its own?

nevermind! figured it out, :)

Hi there, is there any way to also have a photo gallery? is there a way to klick on a photo and have a lightbox pop up or something? I don’t necessarily need separate pages for the photos. If i were to make a page for every photo, is there a way to show it full size without cropping?




You can create galleries in post and portfolio items by selecting the Gallery post format on the Post edit screen and the Gallery layout type on the Portfolio Item edit screen.

With either of those options selected you can then either: 1.) Insert a gallery shortcode into the post content. 2.) Attach the images to the post. Note that attaching an image to a post and inserting an image in to the post content are no the same as explained here

There is no built in lightbox and the galleries output by the theme do not contain links so adding a lightbox would require you to modify the gallery output through your child theme.

Examples: http://localhost/development/soapbox/2014/03/01/the-london-chronicles/ http://localhost/development/soapbox/portfolio/gallery-portfolio-item/