Discussion on Upward - Experimental Portfolio & Blog WordPress Theme

Discussion on Upward - Experimental Portfolio & Blog WordPress Theme

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Salve, mi confermate che il supporto a questo theme sia ancora attivo come c’è scritto nella relativa pagina di Themeforest?

Would love to use this theme. But according to your changelog the last update was in 2017. Am I correct to assume that this theme is out of support and will not receive any more updates?

I installed the theme on my existing blog and importet the demo content to see how it workd. Followed the documentation but still have a major problem: the blog-page always shows the porfolio frontpage. even when I load the page directly, the layout is of the frontpage. how can this be fixed?

Hello, what a nice theme full of beautiful ideas. I have a pre-sale questions. I run several off-the-track customisations within our word press files and hence not all themes run well. Hence I like to ask working with it before sale. If it works out with our configuration I will buy ASAP, if not it will be deleted. As a token of trust you can have our full address etc so that you can be sure this isn’t a trick etc. I really hate buying stuff and have no use later. Thanks. Best from Germany, Achim.

Hi, you can make a purchase and test it with your mods and if doesn’t fit just ask for a refund, our team is notified about your case so they will make accept it right away.

If on the other hand you integrated all your functionalities into a plugin send it to me by email support@strictthemes.com and I’ll check the compatibility for you.

Regards, Luis.

Hi, nice looking theme, love the angled approach, it would work well with our logo.

Couple of quick pre-sale questions…

1) Is it possible to change the angle value? Or easy to do so with some custom css? The angle in our logo is going the same way, but is not quite the same angle if that makes sense?

2) Portfolio – is there just one layout in the theme for the portfolio single? Would be good to have a couple of options instead of the huge image. A mosaic layout for multiple images perhaps, or half image half description.

Thanks in advance!

Hi, the angle is made with a css border trick, you should be able to modify the angles with a bit of css work without any problems. About the portfolio we only included one type of layout :(

I will send your suggestion to the team and see if it gets approved ;)

Regards, Luis.

Hi, great theme, I’ve been using it error-free for about a year now, however yesterday I noticed that the “st-gallery” shortcode stopped working. I haven’t been doing any changes/updates to the web, except for automatic Wordpress updates. Yesterday I also tried updating the ST Kit plugin, but the shortcode still doesn’t work. Eg. “googlemap” shortcode works on the same page. Example:


Gallery should appear between subtitle and the booking form. I’m using do_shortcode() to display the gallery within single.php. IDs are passed to the shortcode from post meta.

Thanks for your help. I know my support expired, but could you please help? I didn’t need support before :)


Hi, this is what I see: http://take.ms/qCwoS About the gallery, it is not intended to be used as a shortcode, and the gallery post format is working fine with latest WP version.

Maybe another plugin making conflicts?

Please consider on extending your support if you still have problems.

Regards, Luis.

Hi, thanks for your answer. What you see now is actually the classic WP gallery (in my template I changed [st-gallery ids=”XY”] for [gallery ids=”XY”]). As mentuoned, it all worked fine until now…I haven’t added any plugins, there were just some automatic WP updates (not plugin updates). Anyway, will try and figure this out. Thanks again, Michal

Great theme, was wondering will you be able to add advertisement areas like you did in other themes ?

Hi, this theme is not ad focused but you can still use the theme panel options to append any custom code (aka ads) before and after the a post ( http://take.ms/HCgYe )

Regards, Luis.

hi there. very simple question for your ‘Upward: Experimental Portfolio & Blog.’

your thems has a slanting border theme throughout. can this be changed to make everythign straight?

thank you very much


Thank you for your interest.

I suggest you to take a look a Recital theme. It seems that more fits for your needs – http://strictthemes.com/recital/

Regards, Nat

Hello, I’m building a page on http://bajabrews.wpengine.com/

All projects are published and have a similar date, but for some reason “In progress” is still showing for two, and only 10 out of 13 are displaying. Reading Settings is set to 50 posts, Projects per page (in ST Kit Project Settings) is set to 50 as well.


I’ve already answered on your messages twice.

You’ve made custom changes with the theme. You need to restore original theme files to work it properly.

Regards, Nat

Hello- I’m really liking your theme!

Hopefully quick question: Something odd is happening with the URLs for the social medial links in the header. Seems like they are directing to this URL: ROOT_URL/wp-content/themes/Upward/go.php?SOCIAL_URL, which then redirects to the social URL. Is that the way it was intended? Is there a way to edit the code so these links go direct to the social sites?

Also, I don’t suppose there’s an easy way to edit the tooltip text within those social media icons? I swapped out Pinterest (which I do not use) for Producthunt) by changing the png, but keeping the filename. But the tooltip still says “Pinterest”.


To disable tooltips you can drop these lines on Theme Panel > Style > Custom CSS:

#tooltip-holder {
display: none !important;

To change tooltips the tweaks with the theme files should be done.

Regards, Nat

Thanks again – worked perfectly. Cheers!

Great. You are welcome :)

Rate our work – http://themeforest.net/downloads It will take 5 seconds.

Regards, Nat

Hi i want to know couple of things

1. as showed in theme demo here http://demo.strictthemes.com/?theme=Upward

i want to know how to add those thumbnails in center.


2. How to move the menu from right to left side in the home page which has the search form, recent posts etc.


3. when i add a project and open the link on the site i get this error

“404 Sorry, the page you asked for couldn’t be found. Please, try to use the search form below.”


can u give me a solution for that ,

thanks, nittin


1 – You need to set the Frontpage in the proper way http://strictthemes.com/documentation/getting-started/setting-up-the-frontpage/ – and then create projects.

2 – If it’s Frontpage – drop the widgets on the Homepage Sidebar 1 – http://dl2.joxi.net/drive/2016/07/06/0012/0377/807289/89/6203a4fa25.jpg

If it’s single post page, set sidebar position using Sidebar metabox – http://dl2.joxi.net/drive/2016/06/24/0012/0377/807289/89/fe86e270de.jpg

3 – Update permalinks structure from Settings > Permalinks page

Regards, Nat

www.graphitebridge.com What changed in version 1.07? I’ve made various minor tweaks to my install and need to calculate the benefits of installing new version vs cost to re-implement my tweaks.


PS – I get lots of compliments on the theme.

I know it’s early but does the current version of Upward support WordPress 4.1?


Yes, it’s compatible with WordPress 4.1

Regards, Igor

Hi Igor,

I have the following problem – my website shows wrong content on main page when i try to browse from smatphone. URL is – www.gorunfly.net

When trying to browse from smartphone it shows old logo (i turned off hdpi support, it doesn’t help) and old post which i already changed, however when i click on that post it goes to already updated post.

Checked with other smartphones, the same issue.

Please, help


Follow these steps:

  • Enable HiDPI
  • Set the 2x logo at Theme Panel > General tab – http://c2n.me/jmAHaO.jpg
  • Disable HiDPI
  • Flush the site cache
  • Check the result

Regards, Igor

Hi Igor,

Where I can find russian version of the theme?


The translation files come by default. Take a look ../Upward/assets/lang/ directory. If you’re using Russian version of WordPress, then it must be activated automatically.

Regards, Igor

Thanks for response, but there are no lang directory under assets in zip file. I’m using english version of Wordpress but website goonna be in Russian.

Can you please check plz?


1 – Find the ../lang/ folder within theme folder, not within theme package. The full path is ../Upward_package/WordPress/Upward_v.1.0.6.zip/Upward/assets/lang/

2 – For activation Russian version on original WordPress you have to define your language manually from within wp-config.php file. Find the

define('WPLANG', '');

line and replace it within

define('WPLANG', 'ru_RU');

Regards, Igor

I am thinking about buying this theme, but I have a few questions. 1. From the home page can you add post summery’s under the individual pictures? Or give the pictures a caption explaining what blog post they are linked too? 2. Is there a way to make the sidebar wider? I am looking for it to be around 300px. Is this possible?


1 – If you plan to add excerpt below projects then you’ll have to make required customization. The default concept not assumes excerpts.

2 – The layout grid comes with 262px cells. There is possible to change it through a lot of custom work only.

Regards, Igor

This looks really nice, but I am concerned with the roughness of the diagonal lines in your art. They seem very large and pixely, can they be replaced and made to be smoother? How are the angles made?



It’s about render quality of your browser only. The original modern browsers do that well.

The pseudo-elements (diagonal lines) cannot be replaced within images. Angels based on borders.

Regards, Igor

Hi Igor,

Beautiful theme. I have a couple of questions before buying:

1) Is the colors easy to change? 2) Does the theme allow more menupoints in the horizontal menu?

Thanks in advance.

Regards Mikkel

Hi Mikkel, and thank you for your feedback.

1) The theme based on two colors, and you can tweak the color scheme with few clicks from within Theme Panel – http://c2n.me/iVMFCf.jpg

2) Yes. The horizontal menu based on the Custom Menu widget, thus you can apply any menu to there.

3) It’s possible through a small tweak.

Regards, Igor

Hi Igor,

Perfect, just what I wanted to hear.

I will definitely be buying this theme soon.

I’m looking forward to seeing your future work aswell.

Regards Mikkel

Hi Mikkel,

2) UPD: The vertical menu based on the Custom Menu widget. The horizontal menu based on standard functionality. And you can set own menus on both areas.

Regards, Igor

Hi Igor,

Great theme. Can you let me know what is in the new version? Do you have a change log? Thanks.

Hi, and thank you for your feedback.

Yes, you can find changelog here – http://strictthemes.com/documentation/changelogs/theme-upward/

It’s about Mediaelement player.

Regards, Igor

Thank your for your feedback and for review.

Do not forget to rate it as well – http://themeforest.net/downloads :)

Regards, Igor


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