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I’ve seen this covered, but I have not been able to implement the solution. Even though I’ve added captions to the photos, the caption does not show up in the lightbox in the galleries, although it DOES on other pages (??)

When you upload photos to one of the ‘post type: galleries,’ you never get the option of linking to the image, which is the solution that has been proffered.

Is there a way to disable pretty photo altogether so that I can use another lightbox in the galleries?

Hey johnclassick! The caption within the prettyPhoto lightbox on gallery pages works on my test page. You are not using a really old version of Soundboard, are you?

In terms of the lightbox, pretty photo: How do I disable pretty photo altogether? I’ve already taken line 4-14 out of functions.php, and I’ve deleted data-rel=’prettyPhoto[pp_gallery]’ from single gallery, and I’ve installed another lightbox which works on every page EXCEPT the gallery page, which is where I need it.

Something in the soundboard code is interfering with the ability of other lightbox plug-ins to work.

If I can get pretty photo to show the caption, that will work, too. I have the latest version, and it doesn’t work.

If you don’t want to load the prettyPhoto script or styles, remove the following code at the bottom of the file functions.php


Hi Gerda, Where can I change the caption for videos, in order to be a little longer than it is?

Hi! In order to show to lines, put the following code into Theme Options > General > Custom CSS:

.vid-size  {

Thank you very much, it’s showing the lines I need.

Hi !

Sorry if the question has already been posted (78 pages makes a lot to read !) : I wonder if it is easy to add a widget in the header, same level as the logo but on the right side of the page ?

Besides, is it possible to custom all colors of the website, not only the colors suggested in the demo setup ?

Hi ! VERY NICE and KIND of you, THANKS ! :))

Purchased ! ;)

You’re welcome! Thanks for your purchase. Hope you will enjoy working with the theme :)

Related to lightboxes and captions.

I manage to add to a sidebar, using a text widget, an image with “pretty_image” overlay, who opens a page, a gallery to be more specific. Now… I need a caption for that image, like that for videos for example, or audio albums, to show some title on mouse over.

Can you help me? I used the following code:

<a href=""><img alt="TarafulCleante La Concertul Lui Michael Bolton" src="" width="220" height="auto" class="pretty_image" /></a>

Thank you very much, Gerda!

I wanted to do so, but the Gallery widget doesn’t allow me to…

I can’t specify the gallery by ID ( because I want a specific one ), and the feature image I need to be a square 220×220px ( sidebar width )

Ok.. use the follwing code instead:

<div class="gallery_item mosaic-block bar">
     <a href="">                                       
           <div class="details mosaic-overlay gal-size">
                  TITLE GOES HERE
           <div class="album_artwork mosaic-backdrop">                                                
                <img alt="TarafulCleante La Concertul Lui Michael Bolton" src="" width="220" height="auto" />   

Works great, thank you!

Hi again Gerda,

In dark skin, all the links present in footer widgets, have a.hover colored with Predefined Theme Color or Custom Theme Color. In white skin they don’t have a.hover, they are white. They have only hand cursor on mouse over.

Where can I change that, in light.css? I see there the following code:

#footer-widget-area a,
#footer-widget-area a:link,
#footer-widget-area a:visited { /* Footer links color */        
        color: #fff !important;
It’s a !important there…

Kind regards

You are right! Remove !important and the hover color should show up. I’ll have to fix that in the next update as well.

Solved, thank you!


Hi again, and sorry for such bothering, but my ideas are comming as fast I enjoy working with Soundbord… :-)

So… Can I double the size of feature images for Gallery and Audio pages? They are ( I think ) 140×140 now and they are displayed 6 on a row. I need for example 4 on a row with doubled size, maybe 220×220 I don’t know for sure, they must be according to 960 Grid, isn’t it?

But only for Gallery and Audio, I don’t won’t to broke other things arround there… And maybe it must be modified and the caption in order with the new dimension? Like I’ve just did with the videos?

Thank you very, very, very much!

No problem. Glad you enjoy working with the theme :)

In order to increase the albums size to 220px (4 albums per line) make the following changes:

1. In the file template-audio.php, line 34, change “square1” to “square2”.

2. Put the following code into Theme Options > General > Custom CSS:
.audio .mosaic-block {width: 220px;height: 220px;}
.aud-size {width: 220px !important;}

In order to increase the gallery size to 220px (4 images per line) make the following changes:

1. In the file template-gallery.php, line 35, change “square1” to “square2”.

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

.gallery .mosaic-block {width: 220px;height: 220px; }
.gal-size {width: 220px !important; }

Thank you very much! Works great, like everything you do! And it’s more “eye catching”now!

Hey, I wanted to know if I can set any page I want as the homepage? For example, would I be able to have a full-width page with text and images on the homepage instead of what the demo shows?

Hey mindfusionfx! Thanks for your interest in Soundboard.

Yes, you can set any page you want as front page.

Hello! Just wondering if it’s possible to use a custom font for the headers, as I have one which my client would like but it’s not on google fonts or on the predefined fonts list included in the Soundboard theme. Is this just a case of uploading the font file and then include something in the css somewhere?! I’m a bit stuck! :) Thank you so much and best wishes Lizzy


It is possible, but not as easy as it works with Google fonts.

You first need to load the fonts as follows:

Within the theme folder, create a new subfolder “fonts” and upload the font files (.eot, . woff, .ttf, .svg) into that folder.

Add the following code into Theme Options > General > Custom CSS. Replace “FontName” with the actual font name (needs to match the file name that you uploaded to the fonts folder)

@font-face {
     font-family: 'FontName';
     src: url('../fonts/FontName.eot');
     src: url('../fonts/FontName.eot?iefix') format('eot'),
          url('../fonts/FontName.woff') format('woff'),
          url('../fonts/FontName.ttf') format('truetype'),
          url('../fonts/FontName.svg#webfontZam02nTh') format('svg');

Now entering the font name into Theme Options > Typography should work.

Hi again and thank you so much for your time… I tried the method you mentioned but don’t seem to be able to pull up the font on the site. I’m writing the name (ShagExpert-Lounge) into the “Custom Google Web Font” field but to no avail. Maybe there’s another way of getting this to work? Sorry for so many questions. Thank you again and very best wishes x

Ok, try this: Add the following code into Theme Options > General > Custom CSS:

h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6,
        li.comment cite,
        ul.login li a,
        .sf-menu a,
        .nivo-caption p {
                 font-family: "ShagExpert-Lounge";

Hi again,

Got a problem with the slider : get a blank page when trying to add a slider (wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=slider).

Help please !

I work on local server…

Oh ok, that’s also the reason why the facebook button doesn’t work.

As for the audio button: If you want to change the word iTunes to something else in the album widget, you need to change the file includes/widgets/widget-album.php, line 95, change

<a href="<?php echo $itunes; ?>" class="button2 buy-itunes"><?php _e('iTUNES', 'gxg_textdomain') ?></a> 


<a href="<?php echo $itunes; ?>" class="button2 buy-itunes"><?php _e('NEW TEXT', 'gxg_textdomain') ?></a>   

For the audio page, make the same change in the file single-audio.php, line 49.

Ok thanks ! I’ll try and let you know. :)

Hello! Me again – sorry – thank you so much for all your help… I am just wondering if it’s possible to remove the “NEWS” heading and feed from the homepage of the site, so the news/blog is only shown on the news/blog page itself and not on the homepage? Thank you… So very appreciated! :) Lizzy

Hey Lizzy! Yeah this is possible. Go to Theme Options > Home, remove the “News Title on Homepage” and set “Number of Headlines” to 0 (or remove the number). Cheers!

Hey Gerda, is there a way to add a link/button at the bottom of the homepage News summary, which would take the visitor to the full News page? If not, a link which reads something like “more news” or “older posts” or just “continued” would be a great addition. Without such a feature, it appears that the news summary on the homepage is ALL the news there is. And I’m worried that visitors won’t bother clicking the “news” tab at the top because they don’t realize there’s anything else to read)


In the file template-home.php, right below
<?php endwhile; wp_reset_query(); ?>
(should be around line 102) add the following code:
<?php  echo do_shortcode("[button link=''] more news [/button]");  ?>

Replace with the URL of your news page.


Thanks so much for the great support!

Hi, just looking at your demo. Just wondering how the Buy Tickets works? IS there a payment gateway included in the theme or is an additional 3rd party plugin required. If I was to set it up so people could enter the event is it possible to have a form submitted along with payment for the event within the built in options of this theme?

Hey BC03.. thanks for your interest in Soundboard!

The theme does not include a ticketing system. The “Buty Tickets” button is just a button that you can link to any URL you would like, like for example an external page that sells tickets.

hi gerda,

links don´t work in the news section of my page:

they do work once i´m on the page of the post itself, but not in the news section.

any ideas?

thanks in advance for your help, michael

Hi Michael!

The reason for this is, that the homepage only displays an excerpt of the post (no link, images, text styling are displayed). If you want to to display the full post instead of an excerpt, make the following changes to the theme files:

In the file template-home.php, line 86 and 94 , 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:

hi gerda,

me again (sorry).

the jw player shortcode at the top right on the following page works in firefox but not in ie:

any ideas?

thanks in advance for you help and sorry to bother you again.

I see you are using a plugin to display this audio player. Please talk to the plugin author about this issue.

I like the look of your theme for a client.


1. does the theme come with a child theme? 2. if not, does it work with a child (some themes are poorly coded and don’t so I ask now) 3. My client is a corporate/event band so they don’t really have tickets for sale. Is there way to have “Details” and link to a page for the event? 4. Is your theme fully responsive? 5. I see your last theme upgrade/update was back in October 2013. WP has now at 3.8 and I am wondering if there is any plans for an feature upgrade or a theme update in the near future?



Hey Mitch… thanks for you interest in Soundboard!

Here are the answers to your questions:

1. The theme does not come with a child theme.

2. Yes, the theme is child theme ready.

3. Yes, you can choose the button text, it does not have to be “buy tickets” and you can link the button to whatever site you want. Also the newer version of Soundboard has a “more info” link for each date, if you enter additional info about the event into the editor of the event post.

4. The theme is not responsive.

5. There will be an update very soon, I am working on it right now…


Thank you very much for the quick reply!

Soooo …. will it be responsive after the update? :-) :-) :-)

Not after the next one, I will first fix a few things and add a few features, and then after that I will start working on a responsive version…


Another question before I have my client buy the theme.

Is there a page designed for Band Members? I don’t see any shortcodes to create anything either.



There is no custom post type for band members, if you mean that. How did you want the page to look like? One other customer of Soundboard just created a band members page by using the column shortcodes (member image 1/3 on the left side, member description 2/3 on the right side)...

Hello :)

Is it possible to install a captcha on the contact form? My clients (using soundboard) are getting lots of spam emails via their contact form.

I tried a few different plugins including the “Captcha” plugin but they seem to either not work with contact forms at all, or require a different contact form and I like the default soundboard one!

I was wondering if you might be able to recommend a way of protecting the soundboard contact form from spam?

Thank you very much for your time…

Lizzy x

Hey Lizzy!

I recommend you to install the “Contact Form 7” and “Really simple CAPTCHA” plugin and use them instead of the built-in contact form. You can still make it look exactly like the Soundboard Contact Form by using the following coden when you create the “Contact Form 7” form:

[text* your-name] Name 
[email* your-email] Email 
[textarea your-message 70x10] Message
[captchac captcha-848] [captchar captcha-848]
<input id="submitmail" class="button1" type="submit"  value="Send" />

and add the following code to Theme Options > General > Custom CSS:

.wpcf7-form-control {
    margin-top: 8px;
.wpcf7-captchar {
    left: 8px;
    position: absolute;
    width: 100px;

hi gerda,

first of all, thank you for your SPLENDID Theme and your EXCELLENT support!!! soundboard keeps amazing me on a daily basis and so far satisfies every new need that comes up in the construction process of my website.

question: how should i modify the button link shortcode in shortcodes.php so that i can choose the target to be either “_blank” or “_self”?

thanks and best regards, michael

Hi Michael! I am glad you are happy with your puchase :)

I actually already put this on the To Do list for the next update. You can add this function right now by making the following changes to the file includes/shortcodes.php, line 262: Remove all the code from the /* BUTTTONS ----- */ section and replace it with the following:

function sButton($atts, $content = null) {
        'link' => '#',
        'target' => '_self',
        ), $atts));

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

No you can create the button as follows:

[button link="" target="_blank"]Click me![/button]


thank you, gerda! works perfect!!!!!

Hi Gerda, First let me start by saying I love this theme! I am doing some basic modifications and find that I cannot upload a new logo (I have set permissions on folders and files as required in documentation 755 and 644 respectively). When I try to upload, nothing happens… Any ideas? Is there a limit on the height/width for the logo? Mine is larger than the one listed (454×75… and around 12k).

Please let me know if there is anything other than setting file/folder permissions that might be causing this issue.. any help or advice would be really appreciated.

Cheers, Free