Discussion on Solar - Video WordPress Theme

Discussion on Solar - Video WordPress Theme

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Hi, does this theme have a feature mouse hover auto play youtube video? especially at thumbnail on homepage.

Sorry but we do not have a mouse over autoplay option.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Hi there, i am looking for a very simple theme, it only needs to do two things:

1. accept a submission of video URL (tiktok video link from the app) and automatically generate the embedded code from it so that the video appear in the gallery. Same thing that you are able to do with youtube and vimeo.

2. video should play within the frame, without opening up an additional page.

3. on desktop must autoplay each video whenever the mouse is over that specific video, and on mobile must autoplay when the video is visible on the screen.

4. must have the infinite scrolling

5. videos should not be uploaded on the site, but just played remotely.

6. the size of the card where the video will be embedded should be customizable by admin.

Can your theme do all the above? Thanks.


1) Sorry but the gallery does not support TikTok videos. Only Locally hosted, Youtube, and Vimeo.

2) You can see the demo of how the videos display.

3-4) Sorry but these are not possible.

5) Yes, if you use Youtube or Vimeo then the videos will only be played remotely.

6) The size is set by the theme and shown in the demo.

We recommend checking out our Vayvo theme as well: https://themeforest.net/item/vayvo-media-streaming-membership-theme/23345572

Before buying this theme. I saw a comment from a few years back about sorting videos/posts. Does this apply to the sidebar on the slider where it shows 5-6 videos? Can this be sorted? While the latest videos at the bottom of the live preview still only sorts by newest videos/posts?

WOW JUST BOUGHT THIS THEME AND THIS IS NOT EASY AT ALL!!! I can’t get the slider to view. The homepage looks nothing like the theme that I bought on the live view. There’s some bull crap homepage instead that’s completely different then what is shown in the live example. I’ve spent over 3 hours going through the tutorial and youtube videos to try and just MIMICK THE FREAKING EXAMPLE LIVE PAGE THAT IS ORIGINALLY SHOWN!

THIS THEME DOES NOT COME THE WAY IT IS SHOWN IN THE LIVE VIEW PLEASE BEWARE!!!! The slider does not exist, I can’t get it to turn on over 3 hours of reading a tutorial and freaking youtube videos and still cant figure it out. I’m about to have to hire someone to work this theme for me so it’s setup properly because this is just a huge mess. I’m about to demand a refund so I can use the money I spent on this just to get someone to configure the theme so it looks like what they promised. This is insane.

Meanwhile I figured some of it out…. going to support page for further instructions on how to remove certain functions. 4 Hours later.

Sorry you are having trouble on the initial setup. The theme includes demo content which can be installed in a few minutes. Check out the documentation under “Importing Live Preview Files” for how to set this up. We also have a video walk through on this.

If you have any other questions, please reach out to us in our support forum. We can help you out with any questions in the support forum: http://support.progressionstudios.com

Hi there, on the preview image/video for each post, is it possible to show two previews instead of one?

We support one video in the preview per post. If you want multiple images, we do support multiple images per post. You can find examples of this here: https://solar.progressionstudios.com/?s=gallery&submit=Search

Note: You can add additional videos on the post page if you want multiple videos on the post page. The only limitation is on the main index, that only allows for one video.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

hello, thanks for great template

can i ask you before pay.. 1- this theme have admin panel to upload the video? 2- can you help me if i need?

thanks a lot

1. Yeah you can upload videos to this theme via the admin area. You can also upload videos to YouTube or Vimeo as well. This is our recommendation if you are planning on having a number of videos one your website.

2. Yes, all of our themes come with 6 months of support. You can purchase additional support at anytime as well.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Also would like to add a page where the customers can get custom quotes on new video projects. Can you recommend a plug-in for that that would work well with your theme?

We already have contact form support built-in. The form builder allows you to easily add/remove fields and create unlimited forms. This would make it very easy to create a page and allow clients to contact you for custom quotes.

The plugin we recommend for building custom page content is Elementor. It allows you to easily build page content via drag/drop & it is free! https://wordpress.org/plugins/elementor/

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Looked at a bunch of themes. Really love this one. Can I change the layout of the home page? I want to remove recent posts, and achieves and the ad button but add in categories on the front page. I’m using the theme for a videographer and he wants to make it easy for his clients to see work that’s similar to what they are interested in.

Yeah, you can easily remove the “Latest Videos” from the homepage. If you want to add content in that area that is possible. In terms of categories it depends on the layout you want to use. A basic list of categories with links is simple.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Great, i am using this theme for my site. Its very cool: Best outdoor solar lights

If you have any questions on using our Solar Theme, feel free to post in our support forums. We are happy to help: http://support.progressionstudios.com

Can i used m3u8 streams in this theme?

You can play any video or audio with the Solar Theme. The theme has a meta box that allows you to input any embed code. So if you want to stream m3u8, you would need to make sure a player supports this. If you want to use the default WordPress Player, then check to ensure it supports this format. There is not a player built-in to Solar so it is up to whatever play you choose to play this format.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Hi, this looks like a great theme. I am thinking of buying it. Just had a question. Can you please tell me if it is possible to have the homepage style box with list to the left and video to the right on all other sections also as in under Art, education, sports, etc, instead of the layout for those pages? Second question is also if it is possible to have like galleries, or blog in this list instead of just videos? Thank you!

1) You can re-use the homepage slider layout on other pages. You select which category gets pulled into the slider and which get pulled into the list below.

2) Yeah, you can have galleries or images in addition to the video. Here is a gallery example (See the list of posts at the bottom row): http://solar.progressionstudios.com/category/travel/

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Hello, Is it possible to add a background image to this theme?

Yeah, you can easily adjust all of the main theme colors from a front-end color picker. If you wanted to use a background image instead, that is also very easy :-)

Let me know if you have any other questions.

The option to upload background image is not there. How can I do it?

If you have purchased the theme already, feel free to post in our support forums. We can help you out with any questions: http://support.progression-studios.com

does this support latest WP update?

Yeah, all of our themes support the latest version of WordPress.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Great Theme – One Problem, the Homepage slider, under the video title and date reads “Sample Excerpt Tada!” on every single slide. And there does not seem to be an area to update this? I have added text to each post, which should replace the Tada! text, but it isn’t. Any suggestions?

Check out the documentation under “Post Formats (Video/Gallery/etc.)”. The first section under that heading shows you how to turn excerpts on/off and edit them.

If you have any other questions, feel free to post in our support forums. We are happy to help: http://support.progressionstudios.com

Never mind, I got it…excerpts are hidden in the screen options.

Hi, just to let you know there is a little omission in /solar/style.css #1160.

Actual -> background-image:url(royalsider/skins/preloaders/preloader-white.gif);

Should be -> background-image:url(royalslider/skins/preloaders/preloader-white.gif);

Note the missing “L” in “royalsider”


Thanks for letting us know. I went ahead and updated the files for this :-)

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Hi, there is another little style thing. If you use a square logo, the subtitle “Just another Wordpress site” will go over the logo on mobile devices.

Maybe as a future upgrade: It is actualy not possible to use it as a child theme since most of includes breaks off.

Keep up the good work, Cheers!

Thanks for the feedback. I’ve made note of these. If you have any additional questions or need help, feel free to post in our forums. We are happy to help: http://support.progressionstudios.com

Hi, I can not see the footer section in Widget area, where can I change the content of footer (besides the footer.php file)? Best, Agata

We can help you out with any questions in our support forums here: http://support.progressionstudios.com

Changing the footer text can be done in the Theme Options. You can adjust the navigation under Navigation > Menus if you want a menu at the bottom.

You mean I can change the Copyright text in Theme Option (or there is something more)? Actually I would like to add here also the box with social icons. Do I need to built it or there is some ready widget?

OK, I promise to ask the next question in yours support forum :

Yeah, you can adjust the copyright text in the theme options. The navigation can be adjusted in the Navigation Menus area. If you want icons or something else in that spot, you will need to customize it. Feel free to post in the forums if you need help with that. We are happy to point you in the right direction: http://support.progressionstudios.com/

Hi, Two more questions :) May I see somewhere more example of static page? Is there any tools to built slider which is not based on video content but typical slider with photo and some text on it? Best, Agata

Yeah, there are static pages under “Pages’ in the menu. Here is an example: http://solar.progressionstudios.com/full-width/ If you wanted additional page content other than those demoed, you can install a shortcode plugin or page builder. Any popular shortcode/page builders will work with our theme.


Hi, I would like to buy your theme, but I need to know is there any possibility to add a radio content; my client has an interviews in TV but also she speaks in radio and I need to add some icon with sound wave and play icon. Do you have some sounds plugin which is built-in your theme or could you recommend some plugin which will work with the theme? Thank you in advance for answering. Best, Agata

Yeah, this theme and WordPress allows you to play locally hosted content. Here is an example: http://solar.progressionstudios.com/2013/02/locally-hosted-video/

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you!

Good day . I noticed that my home page do not exist any longer . Please how can i recover that . My domain is http://entertainmentplanettv.com.ng/

We can help you out with any questions in our forums. We are happy to help: http://support.progressionstudios.com

Good day . i tried to register there but the system was complaining that my code is invalid. I bought this theme buy myself . can u give an email so i can send the purchase code for you check by yourself ? . thanks

Yeah, I would be happy to create an account for you in our forums if you are having trouble. Go ahead and e-mail me via my profile page contact form: http://themeforest.net/user/progressionstudios#from

Hello, my website home page slider is not working. She used to work.

We provide support via our support forums. If you have any questions, go ahead and post them in the forums. We are happy to help: http://support.progressionstudios.com

Hi, I have come across a issue when playing youtube video on homepage slider. I realised when you switch between videos all videos continue playing unless you stop them manually. Howver this is not the case when playing vimeo videos. Can you please comment on this. Thanks

We provide support via our support forums. If you have any questions, feel free to post in our forums. Make sure to include a link to your site when you post so we can see what is going on: http://support.progressionstudios.com

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