Discussion on The Essence - A Responsive WordPress Blog Theme

Discussion on The Essence - A Responsive WordPress Blog Theme

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I purchase this theme a long time ago. I never used it. What does it mean, “You have 1 license for this item.” I never published a website, so I do not think it was ever used. How do I know if I need to purchase another license? I don’t think I should have to.

You don’t need to make any additional purchases.

The purchase you made grants you 1 license for it.

“You have 1 license for this item” doesn’t mean you have used the license. It’s just how many licenses you own for the item.

Hi, How can i add WhatsApp share button?


At the moment the sharing functionality is limited to the ones that are shown (facebook, pinterest, twitter, linkedin and email).

But I’ll add whatsapp to the to do list for next update.

Thanks for your reply, and maybe your team add a “back to top” button :) Have a nice days..

Sure, added that to the to do list as well. Thanks, you have a nice day as well.

Hello, is there a way to reduce the white space on the left and right sides of my website?


The margins are almost an inch wide and I would like to reduce them.



Which display resolution are you using?

Asking so I know if the question is about the total max width or max width for smaller displays.

Hi. Is this theme actively supported, cause I see there are no recent updates. Is it compatible with WordPress 5+.


Latest update was about 2 weeks ago. Changelog can be seen here.

Themeforest doesn’t have an updates delivery system in place (updating the theme through the WP admin dashboard) so we implemented a system for that and release the updates that way.

Hello, can we use it for many domains? Thank you!


The Themeforest license grants usage on a single domain. There’s a bit more info on the licenses page.

Hi Meridian Themes,

I’m looking at buying this theme, just have a question first, Will this theme be compatible with WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg?



Yes, it will be compatible. We’re doing testing on all our themes and plugins next week and releasing updates to fix issues ( if issues are found ).

Hi there – I’m interested in buying this theme, but I’ve a couple of questions: 1- Does the theme support multiple authors (I might have to use some plugins) with their own access to their own area/section only? I might have one author that can contribute to travel topics and another who contributes to Hotel topics.

2- Does the theme come with a one click installation so I get exactly what it looks like on the demo?

Thanks, TL


1) You’ll need to use a plugin for something like that. Functionality like that isn’t usually part of themes.

2) Yes, there’s a one click installation. But the images from the demo are not used, a regular placeholder image is used.

I love the look of this theme, but I have to admit that I am so frustrated! Not only is the Meridian Style extremely clunky, but there is absolutely no area what I can globally adjust typography and colors. I don’t want to have to change every single element; not to mention that I’ve used the styler to click on every element, and I still can’t get the pink color changed. This is not what I expect from such an expensive theme, and I would very much appreciate some help changing colors globally.


You’re right. We will definitely add options for making a global changes to colors and fonts.

As for the category, WordPress does not add any specific classes or IDs to the output, so it would require some PHP code. You can find more info about it at: https://www.webhostinghero.com/exclude-specific-categories-from-the-meta-info-in-wordpress/

Keep in mind that it’s best to go with a child theme when making changes like this. More info at https://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

If you need assistance with that, let us know and we’ll help out.

I would very much appreciate help with the child theme. I created one and make the call to the parent, The Essence, but it says the parent theme does not exist. What Theme name do I need to be using in the Child Theme for it to work?


I created a base child theme, you can download it at http://meridianthemes.net/files/the-essence-child.zip


Why does this “search” appear on my posts and how to get it out? i attached image. https://image.ibb.co/ePTi8n/Captura_de_pantalla_de_2018_05_07_14_52_30.png

Most likely some plugin adding it after the post content. If you can’t find it send over a support request via http://meridianthemes.net/themeforest and include the WP admin ( user/password ) information and I’ll take a look at it.

Looks like social share count doesn’t work any longer. Is it me or the theme? http://mamala40deani.ro/


Is it a high traffic website? If it is then it’s possible that it’s hitting the Facebook API calls limit.

If that is the case then you’ll need to set up a Facebook App, and then enter the App ID and App Secret in WP admin > Appearance > Customize > Other.

The limits are higher when it’s a Facebook App.

Thanks! For the moment facebook apps are not being reviewed.


If you’re unable to create an app then please submit a support ticket at meridianthemes.net/themeforest and include FTP and WP admin information, we’ll test it out to see if the Facebook API calls limit is being reached or the issue is something else.

we need to reposition some blocks/modules on frontpage .. how can we do that?


There’s no option for reordering the homepage sections but if you have some experience with web development I can give you some pointers, just let me know what exactly needs to be repositioned.

Can I have a background image and the body background in white? Therefore, making the image just show on the sides? Thanks


Can be done with a bit of custom CSS code. But to make sure I understood what you need, check out this image example.

Is that what you had in mind?

Just like Meridian’s Florentine theme, the images output BLANK alt text. Terrible.

An update will be released this week to fix that.

Hi Connie,

Was just about to look into that and fix but I ran into a bit of a problem, I can’t find where that happens. In the ticket you mentioned it’s on the single post page, but ALT is being applied to the featured image on the single post page.

Not on the demo since we haven’t added any ALT text for the images in the WP media library, but if there is ALT text added it will show up.

Hi, I have the same problem with Instagram in the footer, additionally I can not change archive style. In my WP admin I don’t have the newest version (1.2.9).

Hey, can you please send me your site url & login info (via our support page), so I can take a look.


Hi, I’ve been using this theme and really like it. Recently I just noticed that my instagram feed in the footer has just stopped loading and shows as a box with question mark. I went back and checked to make sure the user ID and access token were current and still the same and can’t make it change. I’m also not able to customize the blog post single element. Thanks!


The theme was updated a few days ago ( version 1.2.9 ) which fixes that issue. You’ll see the update notification in WP admin > Appearance > Themes, just click on update ( if you have dashboard updates enabled in WP admin > Appearance > Theme Welcome ).

Hi. I am using this theme for some time but It was just yesterday that I discovered somenthing – my blog www.caietul-cristinei.ro looks very strange when it is opened in FB or Instagram APP on mobile. In mobile browser it looks ok – like this http://bit.ly/2CQlUxK . But in apps, it looks like that http://bit.ly/2D1NLPG. What can I do, please?


Looks like the CSS isn’t being loaded. Can you give me an example of an app where it looks like that and I’ll test it out and figure out what’s happening?

Hi, on Android Mobile devices, if you open my blog www.caietul-cristinei.ro from Facebook App (and the app is not set to open links in browser), after the message “You are leaving Facebook…” my blog will look like that. Any suggestion will be great. Thanks in advance. It is a great theme, by the way!


I see the issue but also I tested it for the theme demo on which the issue does not happen. So it’s not directly related to the theme, might be a conflict with some plugin. So, please send over WP admin info ( user/pass ) and I’ll take a look at it.

Do not share that info here in the comments, they’re public, do it via meridianthemes.net/themeforest/

Hi, it seems with recent updates that the Author image disappeared from posts (both under the title and author box). Is there something we can do to resolve this?


Those images ( avatars ) are not directly handled by the theme. The theme just uses a WordPress function that outputs them.

WordPress uses Gravatar for that, so check the settings over there.

If everything is fine there, have you installed any plugins since the last time it worked?

Hello, I’m considering switching to Essence… Does the theme have an option to move the sidebar to the left?

Hey there!

Unfortunately, we don’t have that option, yet.

Let me know if you have any more questions.


I just purchased the theme. Then, there was an update within minutes after installation. Suddenly, the excerpts in the archive pages aren’t appearing. It just says “continue reading” :(


Yeah, the version on Themeforest is a bit old, the theme has dashboard updates so it shows the notification for updating right after the activation.

But there shouldn’t be any troubles with the excerpts. Can you please send over the URL to the website and WP admin info, but not here in the comments, they’re public, do it via meridianthemes.net/themeforest/

Hi, i would like to buy this theme , but i have one pre purches question, the Author Image (Bellow Post Tile) shown in only for pc desktop viewers but not displaying in mobile devices, if i buy this theme, can you enable it for mobile users too.thank you

Hey there!

Thanks for your interest and apologies for the late reply.

That should be doable, but would require a bit of customization. I’d recommend hiring someone from Codeable or Envato Studio.

Hope that helps.


Hi I’m a french user of wordpress and I bought The Essence them. I saw that there’s a POT file in order to translate the Website. I have a look on the help documentation, and there’s no explanation in order to translate. Please can you give me more information and help in order to have my theme in french ? Regards

Hey there!

You will need to install the Loco Translate plugin – https://wordpress.org/plugins/loco-translate/ (& here’s a step by step tutorial about it).

Hope that helps. If you have any specific question, please use the account which you used to purchase the theme.



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