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Mauer Themes Support Essentialist Quick questions

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  • #1242

    seanspeng
    Participant

    I just purchased the Essentialist theme and love it. Need some help to finish the setup.

    1. So there isn’t a home demo page, your demo is actually just showing “latest post”? I ask this because if you already have a home page, I can customize that a bit.

    2. On your theme demo, there is a menu called Layout. I imported demo data, but the Layout page is not showing up. I’d like to be able to create a page called “Blog” to contain all the posts, and having the option to switch between those layout options.

    #1245

    seanspeng
    Participant

    Look forward to your reply. Thanks.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  seanspeng.
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    #1261

    seanspeng
    Participant

    Hi Paul,

    Could you please help me with these two questions?

    Thanks a lot!

    #1267

    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Seanspeng,

    1. Yes, the demo front page displays a list of latest posts.

    This follows standard WordPress logics for blogs. The theme offers several layouts to display the posts lists (“archive”) pages. You can choose a layout in the ‘Theme Options’ in your Admin Panel (this is available if you’ve followed the setup instructions in the User Guide).

    You can also set the front page to display a static page instead of the posts list. In a regular WP way — by going to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Reading’

    2. You can create a page called Blog and then assign it to be the ‘posts page’ in ‘Settings’ -> ‘Reading’:

    As for switching between layouts, this is for demo purposes only. However, you can use the following URL parameters to get an archive page to be displayed as one of the layouts other then the one set in Theme Options: demo_layout, demo_big_latest

    So basically if you create a page with a slug of ‘blog’ and then make it a posts page as described above, you can put the following custom links on the menu to be able to switch the layouts:

    /blog?demo_layout=grid_3_cols&demo_big_latest=yes
    /blog?demo_layout=grid_3_cols&demo_big_latest=no
    /blog?demo_layout=grid_2_cols&demo_big_latest=yes
    /blog?demo_layout=grid_2_cols&demo_big_latest=no
    /blog?demo_layout=masonry&demo_big_latest=yes
    /blog?demo_layout=masonry&demo_big_latest=no
    /blog?demo_layout=list

    Regards,
    Paul

    #1274

    seanspeng
    Participant

    Thank you so much for your reply Paul. That helped me decide on the home page/blog page.

    I checked the settings and could not figure out why some pages displays the gallery thumbnails nicely in mosaic style, like this one:

    Martin Beach

    While on other posts, they just show up as even squares, like this one:

    Hallstatt, Austria

    #1275

    seanspeng
    Participant

    Besides the Gallery layout issue, I was not able to get the EXIF to show with either the Jetpack, or this plugin:

    Exifography

    Could you please help?

    Thanks so much!

    #1289

    Paul
    Keymaster

    Seanspeng,

    Actually the galleries in the pages you’ve linked to are exactly the same except for one thing. One of them has an odd number of images, while the other has an even number of images.

    Please notice that when you add an odd number of images to a gallery (e.g 5), the last row has 3 images. And when you add an even number (e.g. 4), the last row has 2 images. This is done this way so that the images always stack up.

    As for EXIF, according to ThemeForest rules support does not include help with integrating third-party solutions except for the ones included with the theme. That being said, please mind that if you want to display EXIF with Jetpack, you need to use Jetpack’s Carousel instead of the gallery solution built into the theme the theme. Please check that your server has the PHP EXIF module installed, otherwise WordPress won’t be able to extract the metadata from images. Also, make sure the metadata is not being stripped from your image. This can happen when using Save For Web in Photoshop, or when using image compression tools.

    Regards,
    Paul

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