I love Striking! I’m looking around and around… and always come back to Striking ! So many hours to search this and that, and nothing beat Striking.
For sure, it’s priceless all the tuning you can do. Bravo!
I love using Striking. It is a very powerful theme and I love that it is now responsive as well as the e-commerce functionality.
Thank you for creating this Theme. Also your support is outstanding. You respond in a timely way and that is a good thing.
A very happy user/designer
So I went from Striking 188.8.131.52 to Striking Responsive 184.108.40.206 and what a difference. Very impressive work. I did what was asked in that I installed the new version as a separate theme and I manually updated everything which only took me about an hour.
The one issue that is nagging at me is the image sizes. For some reason they do not seem to take and the images in my feature blog area end up expanding to be larger than what it is supposed to be and the the images in my blog entries are also not following the dimensions. I have 3 custom sizes that I used in the past and I recreated them without issue but they are causing all sorts of formatting issues. Any hints on how to solve this? (I’m using the image shortcodes from the theme)
I ask that you go to the forum, create a thread, and poste your url. We handle all our support from the forum (this is noted in the Support Tab above as well as why we have this policy).
Not sure what happened but once we have a conversation going we should be able to help you address the matter. We will have to see your site, customization and plugins.
When you updated, there is a particular method, which is described on the forum. A user had to update to 220.127.116.11 first, before making the switch.
We keyed MultiFlex to read, and 18.104.22.168 to write, a specific matrix so that when one switched to the other, all theme options were maintained. The issue could be here.
We will help you determine once you get a forum thread going.
MultiFlex = Your Site Your Way!
Okay..Thanks. I created a form thread under the “Striking Responsive Updating” forum earlier today as I figured it would be the better way to go. Wasn’t sure if it was the right forum to post in though.
Also, good to know about going to 22.214.171.124 first. I will attempt to do that as I still have the old 126.96.36.199 version installed. I’m being prompted to update to 188.8.131.52 but I’m leery about letting the install go ahead and do it’s thing because I know there were some special instructions to update (if not – let me know that I can simply click on update).
I just replied a while ago, sorry, i did not see your thread. we are in diff timzones I think.
I’ve just re-downloaded the Striker theme from themesforest.
Issue: Are you sure you want to do this? Please try again. This mesage displays when uploading the zip to WP > Apprearance > Themes > Upload.
Enquiry: Please could you advise on a solution or kindly specify what the problem may be. (Wordpress 3.9?) Fyi, Have also tried with V3.8.2.
Thanks in advance
You are installing incorrectly. Nothing to do with WP 3.9 (we are fully compatible).
I ask that you post a thread at the support forum (link is in the Support Tab above).
Please also advise what version of Striking or MultiFlex you have installed. And your url.
This way we can get you on the right path, by having all the necessary information.
As we note in the Support Tab above, all our product support is provided by a dedicated team at our support forum.
I don’t think we saw a post from you at the support forum. Themeforest has a help index on how to install a theme correctly which might also be of some assistance for you.
i dont know it look like crap. i just installed this theme and here your preview version look awsome but with me the installed one look like 1980 website
There is more then one type of demo content available for you.
Please post at the forum and include a url so we can see what you did install, and then we can guide you.
The demo folder in your themeforest download has a txt file which explains.
The front page of the default demo is to explain to absolute newbies some of what is going on around them.
If you want the rev slider content, install the rev slider demo.
There is a video on installing our rev slider demo to be found here:
Please post at the forum if you have any further questions.
Did you find the content to which I referenced? Please advise at the forum.
I have a problem with the new version of Striking responsive. Now the option of my plugin Private Content in the menu doesn’t works. Because Striking have had option in the menu too. There is a conflit between the plugin PrivateContent and the the wew version striking responsive.
Anyone can help me to resolve this inconpatibility. Thanks
PS: I have test the plugin Private content with an another Theme it’s works.
I have replied to you at the forum. The issue is not the theme or the plugin actually, but a restriction in the WP core which does not allow for two separate actions to the WP custom menu item simultaneously. We have already filed a bug report with WP on this matter previously.
More information can be found in my response to you at our Striking Support forum.
Thank you for reading the support instructions and cross posting.
Hello! The best theme of the bests!
Just want to ask if you planning to do 2 sidebars at once (left and right) ? It would be the best feature!
Thank you for your inquiry. We have many ideas under discussion. As you know Striking has a superb past history of updating and adding new features, over 60 updates in our past history and well over a hundred features added at the request of users. We believe we have the best record of such anywhere.
So who can tell what is in the pipeline! I cannot make any promises about any one particular feature, but I can advise we have a release in for approval Version 1.0.3 which introduces some new unique features not found anywhere in any wp theme (to the best of our knowledge).
In the future should you have questions of this nature I ask that they be made over at the support forum as that is where we discuss all matters regarding the theme in-depth with owners.
Fantastic theme. Out of dozens I worked with, easily the best!
Guys – I’m having a major issue with the demo content. The pages won’t install but all of the images do. I’m not a newb either, so I’m dying to know what is going on. I’ve tried both manual xml and one-click install with the same results. First tried it both ways on the child theme (one-click install and manual), then the parent, and same issue.
I have a VPS with tons of WP installs and no problems, so that’s not the issue.
We are now communicating on the support forum and thank you for cross posting.
Theme looks great. Will it work with woocommerce and wordpress multisite install? Have you tried it with the theme and multisite and woocommerce and everything without problems?
We run woocommerce in lots of multisite installs. Even a couple of the sites in the list on the Item Details page which are highlighted as Woo are on multisites (the south african car dealership for example, the wine store).
No issues whatsoever. We are a true, 100% multisite theme. Have been since inception in 2010.
Thank you for inquiring into Striking MultiFlex.
Hi guys- I just updated the theme to the latest version and WP to the most current 3.9. For whatever reason, now the top header widget has disappeared from the appearance > widgets area. The content that was in that widget is still visible on the site, but there is no way to see it or edit it in widgets as there are only sidebar and footer widgets available. Any ideas?
Nevermind! Duh.. I found it. Sorry.
Can This theme be adaptable to any website? for example a real estate listing or any other sort of website.
Thank you for inquiring into Striking MultiFlex & Ecommerce Premium WP Theme.
Yes, it can. Real estate, auto , community, etc are all possible. MultiFlex = Multi-Purpose & Flexible as the theme is highly adaptable to a wide variety of purposes.
I dropped you an email about a couple of pre sales questions, did you receive it?
We have email? LOL Someone still uses that dinosaur tech?
We are all real time with our users, via our forum and skype.
Post your questions here. You could try sending them to support @ strikingsupport .com (without the spaces of course). I am sure one of us has the password somewhere and can eventually find it and respond. Usually we draw straws, and once every few months one of us is exiled to the purgatory of email. We just don’t use it very often as we really do rely on real time support per the methods described.
The purpose of this comment thread is pre sales questions. Ask here, and one of us will respond on Wed. Just remember we may have a substantial time diff so it patience is important – the world is a big place.
All joking aside, thanks for your interest in Striking MultiFlex.
Thanks for your joke! I will assume we will have a good time making you pulling your hair!
a couple of questions,
1) can install latest visual composer or can only use the version integrate properly with theme itself?
2) Is the theme using jQuery tools or UI library if yes is it loaded itself or google or wordpress?
3) if yes on question 2, do you use any method as .tabs or .tab
4) do the theme requires some own version of plugin in order to make it work? My the other purchased theme, required to even just to make the footer column works.
Thanks (please answer properly in case I don’t get your joke. which most likely i will :D)
1) We do not have the visual composer integrated into Striking MultiFlex. You would have to buy it as a separate plugin. According to reports from other Striking MultiFlex owners, the plugin works fine in our theme.
I want to note something on this plugin. It works fine with Striking at this time according to user reports, but we provide no guarantees for the future, even though there is no reason it should not continue to work. Simply, we do not do not do anything special to support it.
The visual composer is a great plugin, but it is completely unnecessary for use to build a website with our theme. Our shortcode system works in both editors (visual and txt) and is much simpler to use. Furthermore, the VC can generate a lot of addtional inline html and css loading, which impacts page speed. Some of this can be countered with careful use, and also optimizing routines, but
it still imposes an additional burden that is unnecessary.
2-3) We default to the WP core for jquery. This is as per the WP and Themeforest standards.
4) No. Everything you need is actually built right into the theme. We have some plugins that are integrated right into our core. I should explain.
We are aware that there are some developers who are selling themes, and much of the functionality is not within the theme itself, but rather you have to load up separate plugins, in order to gain functionality. Even then we have been advised there are many issues. The acceptablility of this method is not for us to comment on.
But this is not how we operate.
In MultiFlex, we do have 5 “plugins” operating, but they are all part of our core code, not separate and requiring activation. They and their functionality are integrated directly into the theme. The plugins are WP-Navi, Breadcrumbs_Plus, WP IMporter, Guar-sitemaps, and the Revolution Slider.
When you activate Striking, you have nothing else to do. They are all running already. wpnavi, breadcrumbs, wpimporter and guarsitemaps are not available as sep scripts. So what we did is build the plugins into the theme and treat them like they were just another script, but instead of being resident in our js folders, they are in a plugin folder. So we hook directly into the plugin apis and functions, for some theme abilities.
This is all invisible to you. I am explaining how our core works, but for you as a user, you just see that you have breadcrumbs, a one touch install for the demo content etc.
Unlike other themes, we also have built the Rev Slider plugin directly into our theme code as well. This is actually the preferred method (you can ask the Rev Slider guys) but it is rarely done, as it is harder. But for the user, it is better. You do not need to worry about placing a rev slider script in a page to get it to work, or about a theme conflict.
You do see the Rev Slider interface (slighly modified by us to remove stuff that is not needed given the integration) as part of your wpadmin menu, and you create your rev slider slides using that interface. But when you go to any page you have created and want to have the rev slider show in the feature header area, you get to select it from our native theme options just like you would any other slider we have built into the theme. All the integration and usage issues of a “3rd party” plugin are eliminated.
We are actual coders. Not designers who have hired coders to take some pngs and make it a reality. Thus we are able to make Striking MultiFlex do things that are not usually possible. And example is the recently introduced html portfolio type, the only one of its kind in the world.
Sorry, this was a very long answer, but I felt it necessary to address your point #4.
The summary of which is that all you see on our demo site (and much more since half the demo is not seen at this time while we redevelop it) is done using shortcodes and core theme functions. Nothing external that had to be loaded after installing the theme.
Again, thank you for your interest in Striking MultiFlex.
BTW, I am taking a stab in the dark that RTL might be of interest to you?
We are an RTL theme. Since the advent of WP 3.9 I want you to be aware that we are waiting upon WPML to firm up its beta for WP 3.9 compatibility (it is not compatible at this moment) in order to confirm “100%” rtl. We just recently did a huge review of rtl, for which we have custom stylesheets, even for woo as well. I would say we are 99% RTL for every function (we actually have some things correct that even WP itself screws up) but there may be the ocassional RTL matter we have not found. If you find one, you let us know, and we will correct it. Another rtl user kindly assisted us with proper semantics and rtl format on some matters just in the past week for which we are grateful – its one thing to code how you think it should be, and another to get the perspective of a true rtl user!
Firstly, for the RTL, i suppose looking and testing in terms of other languages, right? I will see if i can help, let me know after i purchase it.
I have some more questions and related to your answer, new one i will add as new number.
1) Thanks, i will take note of it.
2 & 3) I wanted if you if you loaded other sources etc. AND which one are you use UI libraries or tools
and are you using any jquery methods call .tabs in it?
though if you are loading the core for Wp jquery, the plugin i’m using should be fine but I will still ask
4a) can I disable some of the core plugin if i want to? And will your team guide me along on how to if I want
5a) for the page layout option such as with side bar on the right or without etc. is it using jQuery
5b) and where do admin make the tweak on that is it on each individual pages?
6) i want to see the shorcodes myself but your demo page is loading really slow i cant see
i did see some of sample pages its amazing!
Thanks for allowing me making you pulling your hair ( thanks in advance)
7) the mobile menu which methods are you using?
Thanks for the offer about RTL. We are good on the RTL. I was just guessing from your username that a type of arabic might be your native language and thus that RTL might be of interest to you, and letting you know this ability is something we actually code for in our theme (even for our woo customizations as well!).
We enqueu the wp default jquery library ver 1.11.0 to support native functions. But we also use a large number of other java scripts, to many to list here. Ours are all queued correctly,
Our tabs script uses .tab calls. A plugin should be using a unique call in its code as .tab is common class in a theme.
4) Not easily. We have toggles within the theme to turn off both the rev slider and the lightbox scripting within the theme. One could also deactivate breadcrumbs theme wide. But our plugins are otherwise integrated at the core. I am not sure why anyone would want to turn any of them off. We also have two of our own plugins, one for mobile and the other for google fonts.
5) the page templates are php. But the templates do make use of js for certain functions.
b) We have 3 types of settings. We have admin panels where one sets themewide defaults. There are 13 panels with several hundred settings. Then we have metaboxes which load in page and post admin edit panels. These metaboxes contain settings that allow you to override the theme settings that might be applicable to a single webpage. And then there are shortcodes. About 110-115 at last count, for actual page content level control.
This page at the demo has a view of the shortcodes:
and this page has a view of the panels:
7) The mobile menu is via a combination of our own js and 3rd party scripting.
Sorry, I did not notice that you had replied again, and we have been busy with users, our next update, etc. I hope we managed to touch upon all your questions.
Before settling on Striking I literally spent hours and hours researching various Themes. However I eventually bought Striking to use on our church website. Never for one moment have I regretted it. It is a superb Theme, well crafted, with so many options that I can’t imagine that I will use them all. Whatever facility you want on a website Striking has it. I can well imagine that this great Theme would be entirely suitable for using for any business, non-profit, or private use site, it’s that good.
I have to add that however good a Theme might be it would be nothing with the support staff, and my experience has taught me that the ‘Team’ at Striking are the best!! They are quite willing, when necessary, to get their hands dirty so-to-speak, and take a literal hands-on approach. I don’t call myself a ‘techie’, and in truth there have been a couple of occasions, when, due to my own ignorance, I have needed help to sort things out. The guys deserve a great deal of credit for this truly wonderful Theme. Anybody looking for a Theme need look no further, this is the one to get!
Hi!, i just can’t find the option to enable the masonry view for blog… please can you help me with this?
While we normally provide our product support by way of our support forum as your question has been here for some hours I will reply here.
When you select the masonry shortcode, a dialog box pops up for you to determine your options and settings for display.
The 2nd setting in the dialog box is Post Type and it has a dropdown selector. Choose “Posts”. Posts in wordpress are blog posts.
The 3rd setting is the Taxonomy setting. It is a dropdown selector. Click on it to bring up a list of options. Determine whether you want to select from categories or tags and select.
Now you will notice the next field Taxonomy terms has populated and shows your taxonomies. Select the one you wish.
Continue with the balance of options, and Insert.
Should you have any further questions about this, please do not hesitate to post at the support forum for help.
I will advise that had you followed the guidance we provide above in the Support Tab, as well as we note in the Item Details tab, and in the theme documentation, of posting at the support forum, your question would have been answered very soon after posting. We have a support team for the forum to assist users with their questions.
Striking MultiFlex version 1.0.3 is a great template, but it is NOT COMPATIBLE with WOOCOMMERCE version 2.1.7. I downloaded Striking MultiFlex version 1.0.3 on the day that it was released (a few days ago). If I had known that a new version was just released, then I would not have wasted my time.
The Striking developers are trying to blame the incompatibility on everything under the moon, to avoid admitting that their new release is not compatible with WooCommerce. I have uninstalled and reinstalled both WooCommerce and Striking MultiFlex many times today and yesterday. With no plugings installed, WooCommerce is not working with Striking MultiFlex version 1.0.3. At the same time, I have tried WooCommerce with 4 other themes and they all work perfectly with WooCOmmerce.
The problem that I’m having with WooCommerce is that some product pages load perfectly, some load partially, and some don’t load at all.
Now, I’m sure that the Striking developers will respond and say that the problem is not a fault of their theme, and that they have proof that their theme works 100% of the time on hundreds of customers websites that are running WooCommerce, and they have not had any problems. So, I ask, how can you test your theme hundreds of times when you have just released your theme less than 5 days ago???
To fix this problem with Striking MultiFlex version 1.0.3, replace the files in your single-product folder with the original files that came in the single-product folder from WooCommerce. Next, avoid using more than 1 Up-Sell, because that will break your product page. Hopefully, Striking MultiFlex will release an upgrade that fixes this issue soon….
For the benefit of all reading, this user has a problem which as you can read, he feels very strongly about, and so he is entitled to do such. I will not deny or negate anyone’s right to express their thoughts on a matter.
From our perspective as developers, our issue is that while he has an issue, we cannot isolate it to the theme. It could be theme related, but we have a large woo installed base, and with MultiFlex 1.0.3 out for almost a week, we have no reports from any of that user base indicating an issue, other then MsJanoah/Matt.
We of course have our own testing demos, and no issues are apparent of the nature he is noting above. We did refer the user to one of the test beds, it is an open post on the forum and anyone can surf to it and click on items. They all open up fine.
I went a step further today. Whenever a user indicates they have an issue, the first step a good developer does is set up a clean install, and see if they can recreate the issue. In this case, as indicated, the user has some single product pages that are not opening so my goal was to check this out.
As it so happened, another user had contacted us about paid support, for installing and configuring woo. Her site was a fresh install.
So I did a screencast using her site as the test subject. I go through the whole process. I install our theme demo content using our one touch install process. I install our custom rev slider demo content package as you see on the theme demo here at Themeforest. I load the woo plugin, then the wp importer plugin, and then I upload the woo demo data set. I toggle through some products, and then I even demonstrate a few of our theme woo customizations and settings. At that point I stopped as with all those installs and explanations of what I am doing, the video has exceeded 25 minutes, about as much of my voice as I suspect anyone desires to tolerate at one time!
I invite you to watch the video for yourself at our video tutorial page:
so you can judge for yourself. Not a single hiccup or problem in sight.
This does not negate their contention of an issue. But in multiple installs we see no trace of it, and no other user has reported any problems. And as you can imagine, when a store goes sideways for any reason, users jump on them/us pretty quickly!
Respectfully, you are all welcome to review the thread at the forum with this user, as we run an open forum visible for all to read. I pointed out to the user that at the time of my visit to their site, they had many plugins running, and I could see in the page source that a non-theme script appeared to be aborting the loading of the single product page content div. I suggested to the user that they review the installed plugins, custom scripting etc to see if they could determine the culprit.
As indicated above, they contend that in a “bare install” they have the issue they are upset about. Fair enough, but neither we, nor any of our other users are experiencing it. Logic dictates that when an issue occurs in only one place, it is somehow related to that site. Why, what or how I do not know. Could I be incorrect? Of course. I am relying on empirical evidence. I go where it points. If it points the other way enough so that I can isolate an issue, then so be it. Other then this one instance, it has yet to do so.
Matt indicated on the forum that he had found the source of the problem, and corrected it, but he did not choose to share it.
I and the rest of the Striking Team can only pledge to our userbase that should any woo compatibility issue become apparent, we of course, as we have always done in the past, would correct it. I would also respectfully point out that a bug does not negate the fact we are a compatible woo theme. It simply means we have a bug, and like all bugs with any software, they have to be squashed.
The Striking Theme has the best record of updates, both for features, and for staying compatible with WP, browsers, and major plugins like Woo, WPML and WP SEO, of any theme in the marketplace. We have been around 4 yrs now (which is 3 yrs longer then the avg theme apparently) and will be around for many years yet.
Whenever a bug is found, we correct. Whenever WP updates, we update. When users request a feature that makes sense for the entire userbase, we add it.
Our philosophy has always been to be the most flexible and customizable wordpress theme with suitablity for all users and purposes. I invite you all to read the reviews that populate every page of the Striking comments, and judge for yourself. We have a very happy user base overall, and a very high rating as a result.
Matt, we wish you the best in your endeavours. Hopefully we will eventually learn what you apparently already know, for the benefit of us and our userbase.
While I was posting the above, Matt was posting on the forum.
He identified the issue he has found. We will of course confirm, and should the matter be verified (and I have no doubt it will) we will correct.
It is for an option that I have seen so seldom used – multiple upsells on a variable product, that I would suggest that the avg user will have no issues. But we shall of course verfiy and correct for it.
Thank you Matt for finding this issue and sharing it with us.
seems that video shortcode is broken on the new site. Height is now always about 380. This looks really bad when video has small width controlled by page layout ( see example here – http://george-pfeiffer.com/portfolios/marketing-case-studies/the-pedcrawl-event/ ) - how do we fix?
I found a solution – you need to specify a width in the shortcode, something like [video type=”youtube” clip_id=”t3YxJoKTNrQ” width=”193”]
The video shortcodes have presets for height and width in the media panel which you can set (on install of the theme they are set at 630×380). The shortcode as well has optional height and width settings to override the theme defaults.
So any videos in your site by shortcode which did not have values in the shortcode, will default to the theme settings in the media panel.
I just quickly tested the youtube settings, and if no value in the shortcode, it defaulted to the theme size settings. And if I specified one or both size settings in the shortcode, they worked fine.
You did not advise theme or wp versions, but my test was for MultiFlex 1.0.3 and WP 3.9.
Also note that we support wp auto embeds, although then you must understand the youtube api to vary from the wp auto embed parameters.
I think there was no error here, but only semantics of usage.
Should you have any other questions about this or any other theme matter please post at our support forum, which is where we provide all help daily for theme usage questions – as outline in the Support Tab.
first of all I would like to say that i find striking theme one of the best one in the market. Until now i haven’t experienced any problems, but today after wordpress 3.9. update, my theme was suddenly broken.
It says “Fatal error: Cannot redeclare _verify_isactivate_widgets() (previously declared in /home/ungagai/public_html/zavod-emma.si/wp-content/themes/striking_r/functions.php:36) in /home/ungagai/public_html/zavod-emma.si/wp-content/themes/striking_r/framework/plugins/revslider/inc_php/framework/functions.php on line 60”
I went to ftp removed the theme and activated default theme, the dashboard was back, but when trying to upload the theme again same thing happened. I have checked functions.php file and saw the difference between the original and the one uploaded… tried to delete only that file and upload the original back on, but the suspicios files were there again…
Please help, what can i do about it? I’m not a wp expert, so detailed explanation would be great!!
Can I get you to hop over to the support forum, and create a comment in the following thread:
When I send you the private message we can discuss further.
To register at the support forum if you have not previously done so you just need your Striking license code from your Themeforest. account. This link shows you where you go in your themeforest account to obtain it:
This Striking User had some custom php in their functions.php file that was not compatible with WP 3.9 and this was the cause of their pain. We identified and corrected this matter for them. It was not theme related, and once removed their site was back up 100%.
Nice looking theme, I wanted to check out how the product carousel slider worked but it doesn’t load? can I put products straight into my shopping basket from the homepage using it please? Will you have a demo up anytime soon?
Hi 312 Media
We are working on adding woo demo to our main demo site – which itself is about to receive a big overhaul.
This is just one of our testing subsites, and in fact it has both Woo and Easy Digital Downloads, and Image Store, all active (although not in the menu as this is just one of our testing sites where we muck about when a user reports an issue or needs to know about a tweek), and this is a default theme woo product page. I put a product slider into the tab, and also we have the option to have the related products as a carousel
The product carousel is straightforward at this time. You can draw upon any product taxonomy, a custom title, display or not display the nav, choose the image size (up to 500×500). Hover Captions are displayed automatically.
Awesome theme! Been spending soooo much time and testing many different wp themes, but always ended up frustrated since i couldn’t achieve what i wanted. Striking has it all, flexibility, endless possibilites and fast and friendly support! Whatever you desire, you can achieve with this theme. I definitely recommend it to everyone!
It was very kind of you to post these remarks. Your matters where slightly more complex then most, and I hope you are making progress with adapting your custom code to responsive design. It can be a challenge!
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