Discussion on WP Consultant — Responsive Multipurpose Theme


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WP indicated there was an update to the template. So we updated the template and it completely changed the look of the site and actually wasn’t abel to display the page content on home page. It was strange. It looked like what Melvetica showed above at http://demos.antthemes.com/consultant/. And, it also told us we were using a free version, which is NOT the case. So, we went back to themeforest and re-downloaded the file for the site. Now it is telling us there is an update available AGAIN and we are fearful of uploading. What gives??? The comment to Mevetica above of thanks wasn’t enough. Can you explain what is going on?

I can’t upload a screen print here, but WP indicates, “You have version 1.0.7 installed. Update to 1.2.16.” When I check your changelog it states 1.0.7 is the latest version updated in December of 2014. Can you confirm that is the most recent version? It is what we received when we re-downloaded the theme. Should WP be notified that there may be a scammer posing as you trying to push a bad update?

Don’t uae the update from the Appearance > Themes page that will grab a theme from the free WordPress themes repo, please see http://support.contempographicdesign.com/?knowledgebase=how-do-i-update-my-theme-to-the-latest-version

PreSale Question’s: Is this theme compatible with Gravity Forums Plugin? Is this theme compatible with a plugin where users are able to submit a resume securely? Is this theme compatible with WP LinkedIn for Companies Plugin?


I haven’t personally tested either plugin, however I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t work no problem.

I just had the same issue as tpiroq.

Can you elaborate?

Wordpress says the theme needs to be updated. Then it updated to a completely different theme called “Consultant.” Thankfully this happened when I installed the theme, before doing any customizations, so I just uninstalled it and reinstalled it. Regardless, you should let WP know that this is happening.

That’s because you updated from the WordPress.org theme repository and there’s another theme named “Consultant” which is a completely different free theme someone else created.

For some reason WP added this confusing new feature in 4.x+, please see this KB article:


For those, like me, who had been having the issues with WP asking you to update to what was a theme NOT associated with this one. I have posted about this in the WP forums asking how this can be rectified by disconnecting the incorrect association of “consultant” to WP Consultant Responsive Theme.

Obviously it would be great if we could get the legit updates to work through WP like most themes work, but I will take it not telling me I need an update to an incorrect theme.


Anyone have an idea why the accordions on my page would be showing up like hyperlink text? I built them with pagebuilder and there is nothing in what I have there that should be turning them this way (that I can see).



Looks like you got this sorted, the accordions are showing properly http://cl.ly/image/3h0W3t2i413p. Thanks for your purchase!

I’ve had a ticket in for 4 days asking for a current and complete demo export – a trivial task for the author – yet no response. My client needs this to have a reasonable starting place for his work. It was said that this is provided however the export is only for WP and it is from a much earlier version of the them with far fewer (and different) elements. It does not work for the current one. Also, there is no export file for the demo Revolution slider. A 10 minute task could fix this for me and others. Could you please take care of this? Thank you.

It was a holiday weekend and I receive quite a few support requests daily, all are answered in the order received. Thanks for your patience! I’m working through them now.

I received a response to my ticket about 3 min after posting here. The solution was to send another Revolution Slider export that did not contain the config data – only images. Since that plugin is provided through the author’s license, support for it is supposed to come from him as well. Instead I was told “Couldn’t tell yeah, but I attached an import I exported today. That’s everything.” Every time he answers he tags the ticket resolved, even when the reply does not resolve the issue. Other authors I work with leave some time to find out if their solution worked before shutting it down.

As it stands, the demo WP import XML is much different than what is shown in the demo and a new one was not provided even though I requested it. Installing it results in broken sections, far less data and different menu options. The Revolution Slider demo info is incomplete and the author appears unwilling to find out why. Even purchasing a full license of the slider would not help as the data coming from the theme author is not complete. It could be that the slider on the demo is an older version, but it would have to be very old.

I can not say how this reflects on how the author deals with other issues, but if you purchase this theme expecting to be able to start from the demo configuration as with every other theme I have purchased, you should think twice. There is also a conflict between the name of this theme and one in the free Wordpress.org gallery, which means that this theme will trigger an update flag as soon as you install it. There is a way to prevent this by adding some code to the theme, but the author has not done this. The comments and support (and my own experience) show how confusing this is. If you click to upgrade, it will destroy the site.

There are issues here that should be considered before purchase. And FYI, I provided the purchase code from the client who asked me to install this theme so I’m not looking for free support. And I gave him the entire week to deal with this because, as I informed him, my dad had to be placed in the hospital unexpectedly and I would have to wait a few days to finish anyway.

Update: a new wp import file was added to the ticket that I did not see. I will try this on a fresh copy of the site. The other issues remain, but I’ll see if this fixes the other.

The new import file changed nothing. The theme may be fine with the caveats above, but be aware that you will not receive demo data that will make it look anything like the existing demo if that is important to you.

Hi, can you tell me if there is a way to like or dislike an article? or something similar like give bonus or a note? thanks

You would need to use a plugin for something like that, recommend just doing a quick Google search. Thanks for your purchase!

I was extremely disappointed with the theme of support.

I acquired this week and after a few days I noticed that the theme automatically update to another subject of another producer. The same as was reported by TPIROQ about 5 months ago.

I did all the procedures described in the answer to it, but the problem persists.

How to acquire to support it takes more than 24 hours to respond, absurd time for the published page was already corrupted by theme updated without my permission.

I bought the issue, declined to buy an illegal version, waiting for a decent support, but I believe that the illegal version can be fairer.

I’ve talked to several consultants who use Word Press and none heard of this type of error.

Another thing that after much searching try to solve because I found that many plugins that appear in the release are “demo”, that is, we need to spend roughly the same amount to make the theme as shown.

I lost complete confidence in the product, because who will assure me that the theme does not have some “EASTER EGG” to be sabotaged after finishing the “support” hired?

Please respond to two calls open on your site !!!

Vulnerabilities with this theme

http://marketblog.envato.com/news/affected-themes/#secure http://marketblog.envato.com/news/plugin-vulnerability/

You must have automatic updates on or something the theme won’t be updates unless you choose to update it. I haven’t touched the demo site in years and there’s no problems like you’re explaining.

I disagree.

I suggest you look in your support ticket that has all the screens explained.

I explained that reinstalled from scratch a Word Press to not leave any file past settings. Look at the previous posts.

I’m guessing you do this on purpose in order to sell the installation package and disable such a problem !!!

Is this your support for buyers?

Already have another case reported here the subject of comment.

Lol, I’m not trying to sell any installation package it’s as simple as any other theme out there. You think there’s some kind of weird conspiracy going on here, there’s nothing to it it’s a WordPress theme that’s it.


Please reply on my support request on your support form. I need top know how to upload thumbnail images to portfolio. I cannot see any option to upload images. Even the portfolio image slider. Your documentation does not help me with this.


Just to make sure, the Add Media button is the one above text editor right? I tried this, but it doesn’t work.

Yes, that’s correct. You need to make sure the images are uploaded directly/attached to the portfolio post otherwise they won’t show on the front end.

I can provide you the CMS login, can you please see what is the issue. I attached as you said, but no images appear on front end. All other features are working fine.

Hi there,

I had the same issue involving the WP update to the “free” theme. I believe I was able to solve the issue by reinstalling the latest download files through my FTP, and then reactivating my Child Theme.

The only issue is that now my sidebar widgets are no longer populated. All of the content I had put in there is no longer there. Any ideas how to fix this issue?


That’s the proper way to get the correct theme back, as long as the child theme name didn’t change from when you had it set before the sidebars should still be intact. If they aren’t you’ll have to reset the widget areas unfortunately this is a WordPress core function and is outside of my control.

Very weird problem. The front page of my site looks like it went to some other page. By that it looks like one of the built in views is showing.

Yet when I edit the front page, compare it to the April page archive, everything looks great code-wise (ie, calling the correct slider, columns laid out with text/images, footer widgets populated with the correct info.) Yet when viewing it in any browser, the page does not display what is in the code. On top of that, the footers are gone.

Have you seen something like this before? I checked with the hosting company and they said there was no entry to the site.


I have LOVED this theme, but I can not figure out what happened with the front page.


Make sure you have settings > reading > front page displays set to latest posts

I went through appearance/Customize and set it to posts and I needed to set the post page for the old page to show.

When I went to then check by going through the settings/etc, I saw it was ok.


When I looked at the website, even on browsers that have not looked at the site yet, and it came back with the blank front page still.


When I went back through customize, it too showed just a blank page. Plus there is no way to edit anything from the front page when one is logged in.

This is very strange as it went together so easily when first done.

I’m not sure something else possibly a setting is incorrect thats causing that weird behavior.

I also see another difference….. I am logged in for both of these views.


notice how the black bar to show you can go to the dashboard, go to edit the page, etc, is not visible.

But when I go to an inside page, everything is ok.


Is there an option to turn off the + menu at the top?

Yes, that’s optional.

Does this theme support multi language?

Its not WPML certified but its fully localized and ready for translation.

Hi Scott,

Thanks for the theme.

I found that the simple line icons does not contain the woff2 format so the linkedin icon doesn’t display in the header top. Adding that to the fonts directory for the next version would be great.

Cheers, Khrysztov

I previously added testimonials received from clients and they’re in my WP database, but I’ve lost track of where to find/edit them in Admin. A little help please?

You’ll find them in the themes admin options panel. Just a heads up got the future you’ll need to purchase an extended support pack to continue receiving it, thanks!

Hello.. I set up my page in Page Builder using Tabs & Toggles.

It turns out that in all Safari and Chrome browsers on the iPad and iPhone (iOS 9.3.5) appears only the first option open. You can not open other TABS with (^) [inverted signal) to show the other options. It would be a bug Page Builder with this theme?

The “Aqua Page Builder” included free with the theme has unfortunately been abandoned by its developer https://wordpress.org/plugins/aqua-page-builder/, however you’re free to use any page builder you’d like there’s tons of free and paid out there https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/10-drag-and-drop-page-builders-wordpress/, for further support you’ll need to purchase an extended support pack, thanks!

Twitter error

I have this issue with Twitter Widget

Fatal error: Uncaught exception ‘Exception’ with message ‘String could not be parsed as XML’ in /home/login/public_html/wp-content/themes/consultant/includes/widgets/ct-widget-twitter.php:19 Stack trace: #0 /home/login/public_html/wp-content/themes/consultant/includes/widgets/ct-widget-twitter.php(19): SimpleXMLElement->__construct(’’) #1 /home/login/public_html/wp-content/themes/consultant/includes/widgets/ct-widget-twitter.php(47): Twitter->__construct(‘maisgemba’, ‘5’) #2 /home/login/public_html/wp-content/themes/consultant/includes/widgets/ct-widget-twitter.php(70): ct_Twitter->ct_TwitterFeed(‘maisgemba’, ‘5’) #3 /home/login/public_html/wp-includes/widgets.php(344): ct_Twitter->widget(Array, Array) #4 [internal function]: WP_Widget->display_callback(Array, Array) #5 /home/login/public_html/wp-includes/widgets.php(1319): call_user_func_array(Array, Array) #6 /home/login/public_html/wp-content/themes/consultant/demo-templates/full-right-sidebar.php(36): dynamic_sidebar(‘Right Sidebar B…’) #7 /home in /home/login/public_html/wp-content/themes/consultant/includes/widgets/ct-widget-twitter.php on line 19

Is it possible to disable twitter widget or is it integrated? I excluded this Widget from Apparence>Widget of RIGHT side BAR layout, but this issue persists.

I checked the original file and that on the server. To the line 19, which passes the parameters to Twitter generate the XML are equal. twitter changed something in the URL, committing this WIDGET?

Replace your consultant > includes > widgets.php with http://pastie.org/10947673 and you’ll be all set.

Wow.. very quick answer less than 10 min.. WOW …Thank you!

No probs, glad to help! If you haven’t already please be sure to rate the theme in your http://themeforest.net/downloads area, 5 stars is always very, very much appreciated!