Not only is this the most customizable theme I’ve ever worked with, it is very powerful and in the end you get beautiful results while saving a lot of time doing template modifications or designing a new template from scratch. My clients are delighted. Without support, any software is of far less value but you guys provide excellent support which further enhances the value of the product. I’ve purchased three templates so far and plan on getting many more. Love it. Keep up the great work!
Hey, can this theme be used on a multi-site for a few blogs with just the single license?
Striking is multisite compatible. In respect of licensing this is a matter for Themeforest. We ask that you refer to the Themeforest FAQ on licensing as all licensing matters and suitability of a license to a purpose are solely determined by Themeforest.
I updated the theme but after the update my slider is not visible anymore. Can you please help me because this is a site for my client. I hope to hear from you soon.
With kind regards,
Sounds to us like you simply need to go to the Striking Advanced Panel and use the Clear Cache function ->toggle it on and save the panel, and then check your sliders.
Please reply back that this resolved the matter. Should you have any further questions or if this does not work, please post at the Striking Support forum – per the Support Tab above, for this theme all support is at the support forum, and the comments thread here at Themeforest is for purchase questions.
Thanks for you fast reply. I tried it but it didn’t work. The website is www.glennsiegers.nl.
It was an other toggle but it works now. Thanks
there are some pre-purchase questions.
1, can i extend the width of the blog?
2, can i insert more than one picture in my blog? and how? (upload from my computer? from the internet? or select from my gallery?)
where can i see the interface that purchasers use while posting a blog article?
2, how do i build a gallery within this theme?
sorry i got so many questions, and thank you for answering them in advance.
One more question.
Do you support Chinese font in this theme?
Sorry i missed your reply.
We have chinese po and mo files, and there are chinese websites using Striking. So the answer is YES!
if ANYONE READING THIS … is On the Fence with Purchasing this THEME … let me help you off that fence.
If you are anything like myself … before I purchase any Theme … I try and do as much research as I can. I check the comments and any reviews on google to see what people are saying (good or bad). I try and find some websites that use the theme in question and see what they are doing with it.
I’ll also check out what kind of support the Theme offers and I see how long the theme has been around.
And if all the above has a higher percentage of positive stuff over negative … especially if the theme has been purchased by a lot of people and has been around for a while … then it’s probably a good purchase.
Finally I’ll ask the Theme Author/Support team … any concerns or questions I have … knowing what I will need the theme to be able to do for the website I will be building. And their response will say something to me about how their future Support might be.
So with all this said. This is by far the best experience I have had with a theme so far. That’s not to say I haven’t had really good experiences with other themes … because I have … but These guys are definitely top notch.
I’ll make this brief … but I’ll explain why they are top notch in my eyes.
I purchased this theme about a week ago (after my research process). The first few days of using the theme is always a process of getting aquatinted with how the author designed the theme and how it all works (pages/posts/design customization) (at least that’s my process).
Well everything was going smoothly … even though I was a little frustrated with the documentation help/instructions (I felt they could’ve been a little better put together as they left more questions then they seemed to answer). But when I asked a question to their support team they told me the original theme’s documentation is a little out of date due to how many updates have been made.
They then re-assured me that the new responsive version of the theme is much better documented with lots more help sections built into the theme … and they are also working on video instructions for the theme (I think this is one of the best ideas (VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS ) that i’ve seen in other themes I’ve worked with … and it is incredibly useful … something I think all good theme authors need to include).
On a side note … when I purchased this theme … I chose not to download/install the responsive version because it was/is still a BETA version. I don’t like using BETA versions of anything because I always feel like a test subject and I inevitably get frustrated with the bugs that always pop up.
That being said … after my last Customer Support experience … we’ve installed the BETA version and I will, in full confidence begin using it … this has been BETA testing for almost a year and i’m told it is extremely solid. I’m not an easily convinced person … but they’ve sold me with their Customer support … I know if I do run into problems … they will help find a resolution for me.
And that leads me back to this long Customer Support story (which I will now speed along).
So … after a few days of building a site with this Theme … I stumbled on an issue where my Portfolio Page would not play a youTube video in Lightbox. And I tried everything (I mean everything … except diving into the PHP or JS pages).
So after a few Support Tickets back and forth … They got on Skype with me and jumped into the backend of my site (that sounds dirty) ... and after 45 minutes of searching around they discovered the issue.
Now most Support Teams would … after 10 minutes … begin to blame everyone but themselves. If they can’t find the issue … they begin to say … it must be your Host Server … or you might have screwed up the files … or one of a million excuses where they offer no solution.
That is not how these guys work … they took that extra time … asked educated questions about the Hosting Service we were using … and figured out that one of their PHP files had a simple small piece of code that was conflicting with the Host Servers Unix Files. Long story short they changed the code and … Voila !!! ... now it all works the way it was supposed to.
Again … most Support Teams would have stopped after 10 minutes and said if they have to dive in any further they will need to Charge for the Support Session. Not these guys … they spent almost an hour … and owned the issue (which wasn’t a coding “mistake” ... it’s just something that is unavoidable at times with code … ya can’t test everything with every unknown variable on the internet).
To wrap this novella up … These guys are the real deal … professional in every way … and I will definitely come back to them in the future when I’m in the need for a Website Theme.
I hope this helps those that are doing their research and are on that fence … get off the fence and feel confident in your purchase of this theme.
but please don’t judge me if you don’t like the theme … I never write reviews like this … unless I really have a great experience with something … and that was the case here Seacrest Out !!!
I’m using the Responsive beta (Version 0.9.9 dd 15 Aug 2013) and have just tried to alter the sub footer text in the theme settings and it has caused the site to crash on the front end.
Any ideas how I can fix this? I don’t want to have to re-install the theme and lose the settings, but I am stuck!...
(I’ve also posted a note about this on the forum)
Problem possibly our end…? Addressed in forum and now resolved. Thanks
I am a fan of your theme, i bought it several times now. And i know i can download the rsponsive version throught the support page. But i was wondering when the official release of the responsive version will be available here on themeforest?
We are currently aiming for a release date of Sept 22, just working on the help fields, vids, revamp of this sales page at TF, etc.
I have to say, I am a regular buyer and user of Striking theme and totday i took a look at the new Striking responsive options and it is unbelievable. I thought it could not get any better with the regular Stiking, but Striking-R is even more perfect. Of course with the regular one there where a few things of that i thought “I wish this or that was possible without custom CSS”. Most of my wishes was granted with Striking-R. Especially the option to change the width of the Nivo slider is a great new feature.
So thanks again for the great upgrade and for other customers of themeforest that are thing of buying this theme i can only say ” Do it and you won’t regret it”
Thanks Desch for the feedback.
Its very simple:
Baseline =on scale, then
Striking Regular 5.2.1 = 100% and
Striking Responsive = 250%
on that same scale. Delivering more value for your hard earned dollars.
One quick question. The client’s logo isn’t displaying in IE10. Can you shed some light on why? Site: http://www.astonshaw.co.uk/
I believe you have not posted at the right place. The theme on that site is not Striking. I believe you should ask that theme developer about this matter.
Well that’s embarrassing.
Yep, you should be using Striking, particularly Striking Responsive, in order to obtain the max out of your wordpress site…...
Is the new beta version compatible with woocomerce? because I am currently using striking 5.2.1 and woocomerce 2.0.13 and wordpress version 3.6 and the css is completely screwed up but the template says its woocomerce compatible.
Why is this?
Did you think to post at our support forum and ask this or any other questions, where we provide our theme support? As very clearly indicated in the Support Tab above as well as in the content of the Item Description Tab, theme support is not provided here.
I can advise we are fully woocommerce compatible to version 2.0.11 in Striking 521 which is what we last extensively tested. Woo 2.0.13/14 are brand new, and so we have not run any new additional detailed compatibility testing on it for Striking 521 as of yet.
However, I am looking at it in one of our test beds right now which has Woo 2.0.14 loaded – and as I eyeball it at first glance I am not seeing any overt issues, but I am much more used to working with Woo and Striking Responsive recently, and so perhaps I am missing something. I know the responsive version of Striking is compatible with Woo 2.0.14 as not only do we have another internal demo running of it where a lot of testing has been done very recently but I also did some work for a customer today and all was fine.
Striking Responsive has a number of new abilities and integrations for Woo, and it might be worth your while to check that out.
But in the interim, should you have issues, go to the support forum and post a thread, with the web link, and an explanation of your problem, and a support team member will assist you. Should there be an actual problem, if it is theme related we will of course fix it, as we have always done so in the past.
perfect thanks. Made the update and everything works perfectly!
I am very glad to hear this. Actually we are posting two new Woo sites done by users very shortly to our list of recent sites built with Striking Responsive and Woo. So I was going to say I have ample independent proof to back us up, but now we can add you to the list.
You should still hop on the forum and make a comment, at least with the link to your site so our community can see your work. We have many regulars, and I personally have actually spoken with about 3000 of our users.
Hi man, i need to change the color of the background of just ONE page, is this possible?, maybe editing the css files?, i know how to do this but for every page, i need this just for one…
Of course it is possible, and can be done without having to edit a css file! LOL that would be horrible if that were the only way to do such in the theme.
I am assuming you are using Striking 5.2.1 and will quickly advise all you need to do is post your custom css using page id as part of the CSS selector, in the custom css field in the Striking General Panel/Custom CSS tab.
If you are using the Striking Responsive Beta, then of course none of that is necessary, as you have settings for every page and post to customize such colors – no CSS required!
Should you have more questions about this matter, then you will have to go to the Striking Support forum and post any followup there, as we do not provide theme support via this comment thread.
As very clearly indicated in the Support Tab above as well as in the content of the Item Description Tab, theme support is provided at our support forum, and the comment thread here at Themeforest is for pre-purchase comments (and about half the comments are post purchase accolades from happy users…..).
I would like to purchase the striking theme but have a couple of questions first…
1. Is Striking compatible with wp estore, wp emember, and wp affiliate?
2. Are all of the sliders that you have as options mobile ready?
3. If I purchase now, do I get the mobile responsive version and html5 version?
To the best of my knowledge we are wp emember compatible. By estore, do you mean the following wp plugin:http://wordpress.org/plugins/eshop/
or this one?
Once you advise back I can test and confirm for you.
And are you interested for Striking 521 or Striking Responsive?
On WP Affiliate, it has not been updated in 5 years. Even if it is compatible, and I do not recall anyone testing recently, I suspect it would not be responsive compatible. Code that old is usually quite hackable so I would be surprised that anyone is using it.
I will await your response and then advise on the testing of the appropriate theme.
Hi James, Thank you for your quick response.
I need the site to be mobile responsive and have heard it should be html5.
Also, are all the slider options that are on the trial responsive?
Ok, these are paid plugins, and not the ones at the plugin codex. I do not know about compatibility. I don’t believe I know of any users who have these plugins, and if they do, we do not have feedback that I recall. So regretfully, I have no guidance on this matter.
If these plugins are well coded, and if they use unique classes for their css, then it will get down to js and potential conflicts.
In Striking Responsive, everything is responsive. This includes all sliders.
I am using them with a mysitemyway theme right now with no problems. Does that help at all? Id the theme refundable if there are conflicts?
No, it does not help regretfully. That is a simple theme in comparison to Striking, only a few steps removed from the default wp theme.
As for refunds, that is entirely up to Themeforest. They control all payment matters. But there policy is very clear – once a theme has been downloaded they do not provide refunds. I don’t know any software company that provides refunds on digital downloads.
Dear Striking Team,
I have purchased Striking Responsive about a month ago.
I have an important question and cannot log in on the Striking support forum since “my purchase” disappeared from my download folder, so I hope to find help here.
Overall, I am very please with the theme and can fully recommend it, but currently face an issue with the websites menu.
I am unable to access and modify the menu, the following error message appears: “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 262658 bytes) in /webspace/16/75502/-(websitename)/wordpress/wp-content/themes/striking_r/framework/plugins/phpQuery-onefile.php on line 503”.
I tried to re install the striking theme, but it did not work.
Can you help out?
Thanks very much in advance!
You should approach Themeforest about this matter of your purchase disappearing from your download folder. Until you obtain clarification from them we are constrained in respect of assisting you, per the guidelines provided to us by Themeforest.
I will advise your matter is hosting related. Once you have fixed your matters with Themeforest, you should be able to log into our Support Forum, and we can provide further assistance.
I see you made it onto the forum, and I am assuming you resolved the purchase matter with Themeforest.
We provided a detailed response to you in your thread you posted, regarding the changes to the host php that we assess may need changing. They relate to changes in wp 3.6 itself, if our assessment of your issue, based solely on the information you have provided, is correct.
So far I’m really interested in this theme. Is anyone using this for a photography themed website?? Can someone give me links to sites that are using it as a gallery type layout? Thanks!
Striking has been used for a gazillion photography sites in the past. My question, before digging up some examples is are you interested in Striking regular or Striking Responsive.
These are two quasi photography sites done very recently in different betas of Striking Responsive – neither is a pure photo site, but they are both good efforts by pure DIY users (Do it Yourself) which have photography portfolios :
The following is a link to a photography site still under construction, so be advised of that fact as features and implementation are not complete, but it features stunning imagery, and is built in Striking Responsive by another DIY who has a good eye, so I make you aware of it:
we have a catalogue of photography sites in Striking Regular 521 but as I would think it is the responsive version one would be most interested this is what I am aware off the top of my head.
Hope this is of some help.
Thanks James! What I should have done is shown you my website now and ask if I could customize Striking to appear like what I have now. My theme has a bunch of issues – that’s why I’m dumping it. But ya I think I would be interested in responsive. Here is what I have right now: www.fmkphoto.com/nature. Could I have a similar set up with Striking? Thanks for your time!
Yes and No. Yes you could certainly build something like this, but you would have to take some stock elements, and customize by css. For example our navigation styling is different and does not incorporate by default rounded corners -this is straightforward to change by a css snippet or two.
Our sliders are different, and so the hover icon effect where it says “view” we do not incorporate into our theme.
Our social icons are different, we have a different hover effect vs the sliding effect that theme incorporates.
One can do almost anything in Striking R, the base settings allow for a lot of range of customization. But some things are always going to be a matter of customization, and I will say right now, compromise, when switching from one theme to another. Off the top of my head I look at this design and say to myself yes for everything, but I want you to be aware I have not exactly tested, and so I cannot give 100% assurances.
I will say our users are wildly enthusiastic generally about Striking R and its abilities and flexibility, the only matter we are taking a beating on is how long it has taken to roll out the “official” release. But it has far more elements and customizability then other responsive themes and we just want things to be as right as possible. We are now on the cusp of the official release (thank goodness!) and I do suspect that you would be another satisfied purchaser if you decide to jump.
Thanks James! Funny how the coder in you looked at the details while I just wanted to make sure the layout would work. I think you’re saying yes though. So that’s perfect then! Thanks again! What’s the ETA on the responsive?
A qualified yes. I just don’t want to mislead you and say it will happen out of the box, as certainly you are going to have to do some custom css at a minimum. Striking in all its variations is a multipurpose theme with great flexibility, but I am reluctant to say that any look can be exactly duplicated without having gone through the actual exercise to attempt so myself.
Thanks James. If I end up needing to do some CSS (I’m clueless on that side of things) is that something you guys could do?
Very simple css snippets we have traditionally supplied on the support forum for free. More complex css and site design is a paid service. We speak with the user about what it is they wish, and then we quote on it.
Great, thank you.
Hello, interested in purchasing once becomes responsive, but a question….
Is the theme going to be responsive for “resolution” & larger “screen size” also?
What I mean is, is most people are making sites now responsive so they fit on phones and pads, but they’ve forgotten width and larger sizes and resolutions.
For example, I have a 15.6 inch laptop with a 1280×800 resolution screen, none HD. I recently purchased a laptop that is 17.3 inch and with Full HD 1920×1080 resolution, and I’ve discovered that many websites have become very “small”, no longer fill the pages and on the screen like they should and don’t look good at all anymore, even responsive sites (being only response down, not up). However, some websites, very few do responsive up also because they’ve been designed to.
Thanks. Let me know….
Thank you for inquiring about Striking Responsive.
What you are describing is the fact that a theme still has a 960 grid framework, made responsive.
And this is the case for Striking Responsive as well. So on a large screen or higher resolution, the content area appears smaller as a result.
There is a paid addon coming out by a third party (Striking has enough of a user base that some independent products by designers and other developers are in the pipeline) which will apparently have 2 alternate widths – 1150 and 1450 px, according to what has been advised. But an alternate width native to the base theme licensed as Themeforest is not intended at this time.
What you are seeking ideally is fluid width. Fluid width is lovely, but has the issue that many more complex elements do not function in it well at this time (although that situation is changing as new code is developed). So its a tradeoff, if one wants fluid width, then the site elements and features are more basic, and if they want responsive width, then they pick up features, but it is not as wide.
Hi, I´m having problems with the Slider on the HOME page… there are no images shown up. can you please help me? I read your trouble shooting. but there is nothing which is working
thanks for your kind support
For an issue such as this, which is unique to your url and likely a setting, caching (plugin), permission or similar type matter, we have to have a url to assist you.
And I believe you are already aware that all such support is by way of our support forum – did you post there yet? That is the place to obtain support and the quickest most complete response.
Where is the area for the phone number in the header? is there one ?
Thank you for your interest in Striking. Striking has a Header Top Widget area which can be for html content, for widgets (or wpml flags, etc) .
I purchased my template and installed it. I’m setting up the pages now but when I go to fill out new SEO information for portfolios and such there is no SEO admin even though I’ve purchased the plugin. Can you tell me why this may possibly be that way?
PS: I LOVE these theme. I mean seriously. This is totally badass.
Thank you for your purchase and for your kind words. Did you head over to the forum and surf via the link in the responsive thread to the beta responsive download site? If you like Striking Regular, you are going to much love Striking Responsive, since it has many new and improved features in it.
As for SEO, I am not certain to what you are referring. I gather you purchased an SEO plugin, but its metabox that might appear below the content editor is not showing? If that is the case, you should chick on the Screen Options Tab in the top right hand corner of your screen, and see if the metabox option for your SEO plugin is showing, but is not checked.
If this is not the solution, then please head over to the forum and post a thread. But be advised we are now done until Monday (we try to take Sat Evenings and Sundays off – got to have a break sometime!) and it might not be until Monday that someone responds.
Haha, it was actually a lot simpler than that. Issue resolved. I searched, read, and all that jazz and then hopped back on my site ready to change some code. Took about 2.5 seconds and I was rollin’ again.
I’ll leave you guys a good review in a bit!
Enjoy your weekend!
Glad to hear it was resolved. Look forward to your review.
Hi. I have just purchased this and are in the process of setting it up. Can you please tell me where the images in the Gallery are stored? All I see is
Link=file. Where is “File”?
Gallery images, like all other images, are found in the media library. But they are “stored” in the uploads folder of the wp-content folder in your host (public_html/wp-content/uploads).
But I am confused (or having a brainfart) about the link equals file, as this does not come up either when using the default WP Add Media button/Create Gallery dialogue box, which gives you the option to Upload Files or Media Library, or Strikings own Gallery Shortcode.
So I do suggest you head over to the Striking Support Forum and post a thread about your question. But be advised we are now done until Monday (we try to take Sat Evenings and Sundays off – got to have a break sometime!) and it might not be until Monday that someone responds.
Striking bought in March 2011. Since this is my favorite template WordPress. I have worked with over 20 different templates WP, but only Striking allows to realize for absolutely any dream and plan. This is the most magnificent of all the template, what I know.
I recommend to all my clients only Striking! Almost 95% of customers buy the template and place it on their sites.
Now feel Striking Responsive beta. Emotions going wild. No words! These are exciting opportunities!
Thanks to everyone who works on this gorgeous, grand, grandiose theme!
Thanks for the kind words and best of luck to you in Russia with your business.
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