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Hi Gerda

I know you get asked this alot, but this theme would be absolutley brilliant if it was responsive.

I appreciate that’s alot of work, but I’d be happy to re-buy it just for that. What I’m saying, is why don’t you build a ‘new’ theme, with some design tweaks, and a new name that we could overlay?



Hey Andy!

I do have plans on building a new music theme sooner or later, and it will be responsive and include improvements and all the things that Soundboard customers keep asking for…


Hi Red Sun, I would like to modify page widget: 1) I need a list of pages in one column (now in two columns). 2) You may not display “home page” (the page has no id) on the widget?

Thanks, Dave.

Hey Dave…

1. Put the following code into Theme Options > General > Custom CSS:

.widget_pages li.page_item {
    width: 220px;

2. Go to Pages > All Pages and hover with your mouse over the title of the page that is using the home template.


Website (on temp server):

I’m trying to set up both a NEWS page and a separate BLOG. The NEWS page would pull up only posts in the news category while the blog would pull up everything besides news posts. Would I have to upload a new template to the theme? What is the easiest way to do this?

Hey magikev!

1. NEWS page:

Create the “News” category in Posts > Categories.

Then hover over the “News” category title and note down the category ID.

Go to Appearance > Menus and in the top right corner click on “Screen Options”. Check the “categories” checkbox. Now in the bottom left corner you can find a box with all the categories. Add the “News” category to your Menu.

2. BLOG page:

Create a page and give it a title of “Blog”. In Settings > Reading choose the “Blog” page as “Posts page”.

Then, in the file functions.php, right before the very last line ( ?> ) paste the following code:

function excludeCat($query) {
  if ( $query->is_home ) {
    $query->set('cat', '-7');
  return $query;
add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'excludeCat');

(Replace “7” with the “news” category ID )


You just made my day. Thanks so much!

the twitter widget in my soundboard web doesn’t work and I don’t know what can I do.

Hey mouresoroll…

Twitter made some major changes to it’s API. The new API (1.1) only works with authentication of each user. This is why the Soundboard twitter widget stopped working and I am going to remove it in the next update. Please use this plugin instead:

In order for the feed to display nicely, you can put the following code into Theme Options > General > Custom CSS:

.really_simple_twitter_widget li {
    margin-bottom: 20px;
.twitter-timestamp {
    font-size: 10px;

Hi, i got 2 questions. I hope you can help. 1 How do i change the language in german? 2 How can i remove the news items from the homepage?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers Karim

Hey Karim!

1. A german translation is already included in the theme. Open your WordPress wp-config.php file (located in your WordPress root directory) in a text editor and search for:

define ('WPLANG', '');

and change it to

define ('WPLANG', 'de_DE');

2. Go to Theme Options > Home, remove the “News Title on Homepage” and set “Number of Headlines” to 0 (or remove the number).


Hai, I installed woocomerce with Soundboard theme, but the price filter slider is not working. What will be the reason. Please help!

Hey sheju… for questions regarding the WooCommerce plugin, please check out the WooCommerce documentation and forum:

Hi Gerda, there’s a tour date that’s published to my site but it’s not coming up in the tour date dashboard section. I’ve filtered by venue, city name, date, pub date but nothing is appearing. I need to remove it but don’t know how. Thanks for your help!

Hi! If you want you can send me me the link and login info via the user contact form on my profile page and I’ll take a look. Cheers!


How can I change the background of the Tags page through Background Manage which is the plugin I use?

It allows me to change the background in the single post page, but not in Tags page.


Hi! For questions regarding the Background Manager plugin, please check out the plugin’s FAQ and support forum:

Hi, I have a problem with the slider in Soundboard and I’m not sure what’s causing it. The white border on the slider is gone in MS Internet Explorer 10. I’ve deactivated all my plugins and the border is still not showing. How can I fix this? Here’s the site:

Thanks, Kristin

Hey Kristin!

Try adding the following code into Theme Options > General > Custom CSS:

#slide-bg {
        background:url('../images/fff90.png') repeat;

Bingo!! That worked!! Thank you so much :)

Hi Gerda Thank you so much for all the support so far. Our website is nearly finished now. I’m just wondering about one little thing. Is there a way to make a button link open in a new page? I tried to add some html to the button but it didn’t work. Thanks Mariska

Hey Mariska! Are you talking about the shortcode button?

Yes, sorry that wasn’t clear.

Yes I’d like to add the open in new page to the link in my button short code

Is that do-able? Thanks Mariska

Ok… in the file includes/shortcodes/shortcodes.php, line 268, change

 return '<a class="buttonS" href="'.$link.'"><span>' . do_shortcode($content) . '</span></a>'; 


 return '<a class="buttonS" href="'.$link.'" target="_blank"><span>' . do_shortcode($content) . '</span></a>'; 

Is there a way to remove the shadow box in the menu?

Hi! What exactly do you mean by shadow box? The background color behind the menu items? Or the actual very subtle shadow below the menu bar? This would be the code to remove both (add the code into Theme Options > General > Custom CSS):

#topnavi {
    background: none;
    box-shadow: none;

I just bought this theme yesterday. I have been trying to get it all setup and I had a question about the homepage. I added the widgets and the footer ones show up but the homepage ones are not. What do I need to do to change that?

Hey hope4africa.. thanks for purchasing Soundboard!

Did you make sure to set up the homepage properly? You can find the instructions in the documentation under “Setting up the Homepage” (especially step 6 is important!)


Thanks a bunch! That’s exactly what I needed!


I bought your theme several weeks ago and it’s really great ! I have a lot of CSS questions but i try to find the solutions by myself. The dropcaps function works well on the news page but the “dropcapsed” letter doesn’t appear on the news section of the Home page. Do you have any solution ?

Hey Ekansnake.. thanks for purchasing Soundboard! I’m glad you like it :)

The homepage displays the excerpt only (the excerpt does not display any images, links, shortcodes, text styling,...) If you would like to display the content instead of the excerpt, follow these instructions:

In the file template-home.php, line 82 and 90 , replace

<?php the_excerpt(); ?>


<?php global $more; $more = 0; ?>
<?php the_content(' read more…'); ?>

(you can also change the text “read more…” to something else) And then you could manually insert the “read more” link with the help of the insert more tag:

Thank you. Exactly what i needed.

Hey red sun!

A few questions; 1) When setting a ‘Featured Image’. On the main news page, if you hover your mouse over the Featured Image, it displays ” ” – just a space. Is there a way I could replace that? It’s kind of bugging me.

2) Is there any support for pagination on the main news page? I have a crap-ton of news and I’d like users to have the ability to go back.

That’s all I have right now. Thanks red!

Hey TimboSlice0!

1) ..hmm, I can’t see this issue on my test page. Can you sen me a link to your site please?

2) By “main news page”, do you mean the actual news page? That one does support pagination. Or do you mean the news on the homepage? The homepage news section does not support pagination.



I mean the one on the homepage. Hmmm I’ll look into other options. I’m sure there’s a way, but would likely require heavy work (coding). Was just hoping for a simple answer.

I replied to your email.

Hi red_sun!

Ich habe hier schon durch viele Fragen und Antworten die Lösungen meiner Probleme gefunden!

Nun habe ich deinen Tipp umgesetzt, welchen du auch “Ekansnake” gegeben hast, bezüglich der Anzeige von News auf der Homepage!

Frage 1: Nun habe ich jetzt aber Bilder in den News, welche z.B. 550px breit sind. Wie kann ich diese auf der Homepage nur so breit anzeigen lassen, wie auch der News Bereich auf der Homepage ist?

Frage 2: Wie kann ich bei den Tour Dates das Datumsformat auf z.B. SA – 06 Jul 2013 ändern anstatt “SA – Jul 06, 2013”?

Danke schonmal im Voraus!

Grüße Markus

Hallo Markus!

1. Füge den folgenden code in Theme Options > General > Custom CSS ein:

#content .alignnone, #content .alignleft, #content img.alignleft, #content .alignright, #content img.alignright, #content .aligncenter, #content img.aligncenter {
    height: 100%;
    max-width: 100%;

2. Das müsstest Du in der Datei template-tourdates.php ändern (Zeile 93 mit 94 tauschen und 246 mit 247)


ich habe noch eine Frage: Wie kann ich innerhalb der “Shortcode Colums” Texte oder Shortcode Buttons vertikal zentrieren?

Mfg Markus

... einfach den Text innerhalb des shortcodes markieren und auf das “align center” symbol klicken.

Das ist für die horizontale Zentrierung. Ich möchte aber Vertikal den Text oder Bilder in der Mitte der Spalte haben (nicht immer, aber immer öfter). CSS mäßig ist es “vertical-align: middle;” Gruß Markus

Ich bin mir nicht sicher, vielleicht kannst Du ja im editor ein div mit inline styles hinzufügen um eine Höhe für die Spalte zu definieren und mit vertical-align: middle; zu zentrieren?

Hi, Only another question,

How I can sees the Facebook Likes in a post?¿


You mean you want to see the number of likes next to the facebook button?

You would have to change the width of the button (the number of likes is cut off right now) in the files loop.php and single.php, lines 59, 68 and 73.

Love this template! I have just a couple of questions.

Is the site translatable into French?

Also, on the contact page I can have links to download hi res press photo jpegs and pdfs?

Can any of the homepage slider images be video?

Will the background photos always be black and white or can I modify my photos?

Hey ryanreardon… thanks for your interest in Soundboard!

1. Yes the theme is translation ready.

2. Yes, by adding some html code.

3. No, the theme is using Nivo slider, which can not display videos.

4. You can change the background image to whatever you like.


I’m getting this error in the post excerpts on my front page:

Warning: call_user_func_array() []: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, ‘new_excerpt_more’ was given in /home/content/94/11264694/html/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 173

It seems that it started after I installed Floating Social Media Links and configured it. I deactivated it, but that didn’t fix the problem. I deleted all files associated with that plugin, but that didn’t work either. I’ve deactivated all my plugins several times but it doesn’t fix it. I renamed my plugins folder “plugins.hold” but that didn’t fix it either.

I changed the theme to Twenty Twelve and I don’t get the excerpt error. So the problem has something to do with the Soundboard theme, but I didn’t have this problem before the Floating Social plugin and the problem isn’t solved by deleting the Floating Social plugin files.

I’m not sure what to do. Here’s the site – scroll down toward the bottom under Headlines to see the error:

Please share any ideas you might have about this. Thanks!


Hey Kristin…

did you make any changes to the file template-home.php? Or are you using a plugin that sets the excerpt length?

It was a problem in the functions.php file. Thank you for your questions because they got me thinking in a new direction. I put code for a “Read More” link in the functions.php that would appear at the end of excerpts on the front page and something wasn’t exactly right with the code. It’s fixed now :)

Not a theme problem! Thank you.

sorry and the sidbar for posts?¿

sonica, please always reply to your old comments so that the conversation stays more organized. Thanks!

What exactly do you mean by “sidebar for posts”? Not sure what you need…