Paul

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  • in reply to: (how-to) customize gallery cover with text and pictures #597
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Xermán,

    Thank you for having shared your solution. That’s definitely an interesting direction of customizing the theme. Make sure the text fits on mobile as gallery pages are 100% screen height and do not have ‘below the fold’ space.

    Please mind that if you need a future-proof solution that won’t get overwritten during a theme update, it’s best to use a child theme. Or you can just change that line of code again when you update the theme.

    in reply to: Remove side's vertical text #589
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Xermán,

    Yes, you got it right — with the CSS plugin the actual css is stored in the database and stays intact when the theme is updated.

    Architecture photographer sounds like a dream job to me.

    Cheers 🙂

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by Paul.
    in reply to: Remove side's vertical text #586
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Xermán,

    To remove the lateral text, you can install one of the custom CSS plugins (e.g. this one) and use the following CSS code:

    .side-panel-text {display: none;}

    Here are more detailed instructions:

    To install a plugin, in your Admin Panel please go to ‘Plugins’ > ‘Add New’. There you can just type the name of the plugin (Simple Custom CSS) in the search field. See screenshot:

    Once you have installed and activated the plugin, in your Admin Panel please go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Custom CSS’ and paste the above code.

    As for the size of the margins, they can be reduced by going to ‘Theme Options’ > ‘Side margin, px’. The side margins can be resized to 46px. The minimum possible value is limited to keep the design and usability intact.

    in reply to: Google Console Structure Data Error #583
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Dean,

    You’re right, Google’s tool at https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool does not show any errors for the theme demo (http://storyteller.mauer.co).

    You can try to fix the messages that you are getting in the console by installing one of a number of WP schema plugins. For instance, this one.

    in reply to: Inserting Image in Grey Page Cover Boxes #582
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Caroline,

    You can set a featured image of a page in the regular WordPress manner: go to ‘Pages’ in your Admin Panel -> find the page that you want to change -> Click it -> Set a featured image by clicking the link shown in the screenshot below -> Update the page.

    Please mind that with the Bild theme you can create a custom Home page (as in the demo). A custom home page can display: a gallery (as in the demo), galleries archive, a project, portfolio archive. To set up a custom home page please do the following: if you haven’t imported the demo content, create a new page and assign the ‘Custom front page template to it’ (see screenshot below). Select what you want the page to display and publish/update it.

    Then go to Tools > Settings > Reading and set the page that you’ve just created/updated as the front page. Save the settings. See screenshot:

    If you haven’t imported the demo content, I highly recommend you to do it. The demo content makes figuring things out a lot smoother.

    in reply to: Size photographs portfolfio #575
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Dear Acudanetwork,
    Both gallery and portfolio lists (“archives”) have 3-column layouts. There are no layouts in this theme except for the ones that are advertised in the demo. If you would like to customize the looks of the theme and the layouts, I suggest contracting an expert on Codeable. Please mind that customizations are not part of the support according to the official ThemeForest policy.

    in reply to: Make facebook more visible #574
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Sure. You can remove the grey header with custom CSS. For that you can install this plugin and paste the following code into it:
    .section-top-stripe {display: none;}

    Here are more detailed instructions:

    To install a plugin, in your Admin Panel please go to ‘Plugins’ > ‘Add New’. There you can just type the name of the plugin (Simple Custom CSS) in the search field. See screenshot:

    Once you have installed and activated the plugin, in your Admin Panel please go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Custom CSS’ and paste the above code.

    in reply to: More Post and Categories #573
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Dean,

    This option is scheduled for the next theme update.

    In the meantime I have emailed you two files that you can replace in your theme folder to have related posts displayed based on category (that’s a beta).

    Hope that helps.

    in reply to: Make facebook more visible #570
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello, Mariam.
    For that you need to customize the theme (which is not part of the support).

    Or you can try to achieve that by using a plugin, e.g. this one:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/facebook-pagelike-widget/

    in reply to: Translate some defaulted words #569
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    WordPress themes are translated the way that is described in the post that you’ve seen. It’s universal for all themes that have been created following the WP standards (incl. this one) and is not specific to the Storyteller theme. That post has a solution.

    Basically the solution is:
    1. Install Loco Translate plugin.
    2. Translate the strings.
    3. Make sure site language is set to the language you need.

    You can also translate the strings using another tool (like Poedit), however I believe the easiest free way is to use Loco Translate. Regardless of the tool you use it all boils down to translating the strings from the language file.

    If you don’t feel confident about implementing this solution, please consider contracting a WP expert to do that for you. You can do that at a number of places online, e.g. Codeable.io.

    in reply to: Size photographs portfolfio #565
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi,
    I’m sorry, can you please elaborate on that? I don’t seem to understand the question.
    Thank you.

    in reply to: logo on responsive devices #561
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You are welcome!

    Sorry, I just can’t stop =)
    If you add a featured image to the gallery that you are displaying on the front page, Facebook will see that image and display it in chats/feed when you share a link to your website.

    in reply to: logo on responsive devices #559
    Paul
    Keymaster

    BTW, you can use the contact form from the demo content to make it look as in the demo — with field names inside the fields.
    Also, you can change the way that the sharing buttons look in Jetpack settings, leaving only the icons — without the bordered buttons.

    in reply to: logo on responsive devices #558
    Paul
    Keymaster

    The latter link does not seem to work.

    I can see the issue now visiting your site from Safari on an iPhone.
    The issue is caused by the actual logo image used. Please try to cut it on the right so there is no extra blank space.

    in reply to: Number of caracters in the front page #555
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You are very welcome )

    If you like the theme, I would really appreciate if you could rate it on ThemeForest. This takes a minute and helps a lot =)

    in reply to: logo on responsive devices #553
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Greg,

    I’ve run a quick test with a clean Bild installation and used the Olympic logo. Here is how it looks in Safari on iPhone 6S.

    Before flipping:

    After flipping:

    And I did not encounter any issues with the logo — flipping it from horizontal to vertical and back several times.

    Can you please provide a link to the website where you are experiencing this issue, so I could take a look at what could be the reason of this behavior in your exact situation? Thank you.

    in reply to: Advanced Custom Fields PRO Update #549
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Dean,
    I did not notice that you added a question about removing the featured image on the Contact page while editing the post.

    Featured images are a core part of this theme’s design and they cannot be easily removed. If you want to modify the theme to have templates without featured images, please consider contracting an expert on codeable.io to do that. However, I personally would suggest it’s better and more reasonable to find an image that would just ‘click’ there.
    Please mind that according to the official ThemeForest support policy, modifications/customizations are not included into the support.

    in reply to: Number of caracters in the front page #548
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Mariam,
    To start showing excerpts instead of full posts you need to insert the ‘more tag’ into each of the posts (just like in the demo content). This is native WP functionality. Here is how to use the ‘more tag’: https://en.support.wordpress.com/more-tag.

    in reply to: frontpage with auto-slideshow #545
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You’re welcome!

    in reply to: frontpage with auto-slideshow #542
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hey Greg,

    You can achieve autoplay on the front page by doing the following:

    In your theme folder go to line 159 of the js/general.js file, it should have the following line of code:

    $(".royalSlider").royalSlider(sliderSettings);

    Insert this code just above it:

    	// Autoplay on Front Page
    	if ($('body').hasClass('gallery-front-page')) {
    		sliderSettings['autoPlay'] = {
    			enabled: true,
    			stopAtAction: false, // Stop autoplay at first user action.
    			pauseOnHover: false, // Pause autoplay on hover.
    			delay : 3000
    		};
    	}
    	// -

    Like this:

    3000 — is the number of milliseconds that each slide is displayed for. You can adjust it to your liking.

    An option to have autoplay for galleries will be included in the next theme update, so when you update the theme, please don’t bother to insert this code again — there will be a checkbox in the Admin Panel.

    If you enjoy the theme (or the support), please rate it on ThemeForest. This takes a few moments and helps a lot. Thank you.

    in reply to: Advanced Custom Fields PRO Update #536
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Dean,

    The ACF Pro plugin handles theme settings, and it’s really important for the theme.

    I update the version of ACF PRO bundled with the theme with every theme update — which usually happens every 2-3 months.

    The changes in the latest version of the ACF Pro are really minor and don’t affect the performance of the theme in any way. So if you ask me, it actually does not seem to be worth the hassle.

    However, if you still want to have the latest version of ACF Pro in your theme, please drop me an email at pavel@mauer.co.

    If you like the theme, I’d be really grateful if you could rate it on ThemeForest. It only takes a minute and helps a lot. Thank you.

    in reply to: Image Resize/Optimization #531
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Edward,
    You are welcome!

    I’ve tested Storyteller with WP 4.7 and it is working fine.

    in reply to: Portfolio Last Related. #530
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello,
    This customization can be achieved by altering 2 files of the theme:

    In the content-project_content.php on line 65 change the number “2” to any even number that you like to have for the automatically generated related projects:

    if (get_field('related_posts_mode') == 'auto') {$related_posts = mauer_get_related_posts(get_the_ID(), "project_cat", "", 2, mauer_get_id_excluded_from_the_archives());}

    In the same conent-project_content.php change lines 78 and 79 to this:

    <?php if ( count($related_posts) % 2 == 0): ?><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-6"><?php endif ?>
    <?php if ( count($related_posts) % 2 != 0 ): ?><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-6 col-md-offset-3"><?php endif ?>

    And lines 94 and 95 to this:

    <?php if ( count($related_posts) % 2 == 0 ): ?></div><?php endif ?>
    <?php if (! count($related_posts) % 2 ): ?></div><?php endif ?>

    Finally in the includes/acf-fields.php file change the number on the line 756 (“2” by default) to any even number that you like. This will change the maximum number of manually selected related projects:

    'max' => 2,


    This is a quick way to customize this. It will be overwritten anytime you update the theme. If you want to make it in a child-theme way (this way the changes will stay intact when you update the theme) and to have it accept not only even, but also odd numbers, I advise hiring an expert on Codeable.io to accomplish this. Please mind that according to the official ThemeForest policy, support does not include customizations — such as this request.

    If you like the theme (or the support quality), please be sure to rate it on ThemeForest. This is really important to me. Thank you.

    P.S.
    If you’d like to adjust the looks of the related posts (especially the margins), please let me know.

    in reply to: Image Resize/Optimization #524
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Edward,

    You can turn off image resizing by going to the functions.php file and commenting out the declarations of add_image_size() — with double slashes. So the code starting at line 134 of the functions.php would look something like this (depending on the particular sizes you want to turn off):

    function mauer_add_image_sizes() {
    	// Most image sizes are 140% - for better sharpness.
    	// add_image_size( "mauer_thumb_1", 781, 520, TRUE ); // 2 col grid thumbs
    	// add_image_size( "mauer_thumb_2", 510, 382, TRUE ); // 3 col grid and galleries
    	// add_image_size( "mauer_thumb_3_softcropped", 680, 680, FALSE ); // masonry thumbs
    	// add_image_size( "mauer_thumb_4", 526, 526, TRUE );
    	// add_image_size( "mauer_cover_thumb", 1596, 840, TRUE );
    	// add_image_size( "mauer_grand_softcropped", 1920, 1920, FALSE );
    }

    However I strongly discourage you from doing that. The only caveat that comes with having all those images is the server space, which is more than generous nowadays. And having these images dramatically speeds up the page load. So I believe it is totally worth having these images, and so do the WP developers.

    Unfortunately WP does not detect which sizes are actually used for each pic. It generates all the sizes for every pic regardless of whether this particular size is displayed or not. But if you give it a second thought, that again does not create any disadvantages except the size of your files on the server. And at the same time serving the optimized images to the visitors is crucial for their experience.

    Switching off the sizes can also break some layouts.

    You can actually try to decrease the dimensions of each image size proportionally, the width and height are the second and the third parameter, e.g.:
    add_image_size( "mauer_thumb_1", width, height, TRUE );
    So, for instance, you could reduce both numbers by 1.5.
    If you do that, be sure to regenerate the thumbs with a plugin similar to Force Regenerate Thumbnails afterwards.

    2. I am not sure I understand your question. Can you please elaborate on that?

    3. WP does not distinguish between square and rectangular images. When you upload an image, the last of the instructions mentioned in answer 1 tells WP to crop an image to be 1920 by the bigger side. Which obviously results in 1920×1920 with square photos. What you can do is change the size by reducing the ‘mauer_grand_softcropped’ from 1920 x 1920 to your own numbers. This will affect all images you upload, not just the square ones.

    You’re right — there is not an option to select the size of pics in the galleries. There are two sizes in the galleries. One for the square thumbs and the other for the expanded view (‘mauer_grand_softcropped’).

    4. The theme does not alter any of WP functionality that is responsible for the actual uploading of the pics. Theoretically, big files could be a reason for that. However I don’t have any issues uploading 3750px (by the bigger side) files to my shared hosting. I believe you should ask your hosting company about this issue.

    If you want to bring your own vision to how the images work in your WP installation, I advise contracting an expert on Codeable.io for doing that.

    in reply to: Portfolio Last Related. #520
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello,
    There is no such option available out of the box.
    How many related projects would you like to have there?

    in reply to: Video on Portfolio (re-up) #519
    Paul
    Keymaster

    No worries Paulo,
    Have a nice weekend!

    in reply to: Video on Portfolio #515
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Woohoo! =)
    You are welcome. And thanks for the rating.

    in reply to: Video on Portfolio #511
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Paulo,
    I’ve tested it out.

    If you just drop the video URL into the page, on the front end you get a video which has responsive width and fixed height. And on the back end (in your admin panel) you get a video with fixed width and height.

    That actually has nothing to do with the theme and is a part of how WordPress handles video embeds. However, I totally agree that it looks bad, so here is a solution for the front end:

    Place the following code in your mauer-bild/js/general.js file — just after the “use strict” statement — as shown in this screenshot:

    The code:

    // the code starts here
    function adjustEmbeddedVideoHeight() {
    	$("iframe").each(function(i){
    		if ( $.isNumeric($(this).attr("width")) && $.isNumeric($(this).attr("height")) ) {
    			var aspectRatio = $(this).attr("width") / $(this).attr("height");
    			$(this).height( $(this).width() / aspectRatio );
    		}
    	});
    }
    $(window).load(function() {adjustEmbeddedVideoHeight();});
    $(window).resize(function() {adjustEmbeddedVideoHeight();});
    // the code ends here

    After you do that the YouTube and Vimeo videos that you place on your pages by just pasting the URLs will be proportionally sized — like here: http://bild.mauer.co/video-embed-test

    I will include this solution in the next theme update, so you will not have to insert the above code again each time you update the theme.

    Thank you for using the Bild theme. If you like it (or the support quality), I would be really grateful if you could rate the theme on ThemeForest. That helps a lot =)

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by Paul.
    in reply to: Video on Portfolio #505
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Paulo,
    There’s no easy way of doing this as the video you are inserting follows the width of the text column.
    I’ll post a solution tomorrow.

    in reply to: Change some default texts that are in english #503
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Paulo,

    The Bild theme is translation-ready in a regular WordPress fashion. That means it comes with a language file which has all the default texts — including the ‘All’ filter that you mentioned — ready for translation.

    That said, I believe the easiest way of translating a theme is by using the Loco Translate plugin.

    After you install and activate it, in your Admin Panel please go to ‘Loco Translate’ > ‘Themes’ > ‘Mauer Bild’ and click ‘New Language’.

    Select ‘Portuguese’. And click ‘Start translating’:

    You will see a list of all the strings ready to be translated. Here is how it looks:

    When you’re done translating, click ‘Save’ and ‘Sync’.

    Now if you have your WordPress language set to Portuguese*, then your website will display the translated strings.

    _______
    
* — ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘Site language’ (at the bottom).

    in reply to: Image popup #497
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    The functionality that you mentioned (getting a zoomable lightbox when you click a picture) is achieved by using the native WordPress [gallery] shortcode.

    Here is how it works under the bonnet:
    The theme overrides the default html that is generated by WP for the [gallery] shortcode. This is done by the mauer_gallery() function contained in the functions.php file of the theme. This function creates the markup for the PhotoSwipe library. This library, in turn, generates the lightbox.

    By the code you posted I’m assuming you are trying to do that in a template file. So what you want to do is execute the shortcode the php way:

    <?php echo do_shortcode('[gallery ids="179,180,181,182,183"]'); ?>
    You can have one or more ids in the code above.

    However I would also consider a solution where you don’t attach images through ACF and just use the native WP gallery (as in the demo content). I believe that can turn out to be much more convenient.

    in reply to: Vertical menu on mobile #491
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Austin,

    As for the menu in the original theme with the original code, here is a screenshot of it on an iPhone 6S. Please note that it fits:

    I invite you to head over to http://storyteller.mauer.co/ from a mobile device and see how it works for yourself.

    What is running on stephenjaffeoriginals.com is a heavily modified version of the Storyteller theme. Unfortunately, the styles that have been inserted into the style.css file are breaking the original layout of the theme, and it’s not just the menu.

    The style that is killing the menu styling the most is this one:

    .navbar li a {
      font-size: 21px !important;
    }

    I can see that you wanted to come up with quite a new design vision based on the Storyteller theme. However, the modifications that have been made just aren’t at a proper level of quality. Sorry.

    The solution I see for fixing this issue is to re-install the original theme and make the modifications you want with an expert developer. I advise contracting one on Codeable.io. Please note that the official Envato support policy does not include modifications.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by Paul.
    in reply to: Vertical menu on mobile #482
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Austin,

    Can you please share a link to your site, so I could take a look into the issue?

    Thank you.

    in reply to: Image Gallery Not Rezing Square Images #479
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Thank you.
    Actually, if your site is primarily a blog, the Storyteller should be a better fit.

    As for the features, I’m leaving Storyteller as it is. Simple, with less things to break )

    in reply to: Image Gallery Not Rezing Square Images #476
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You’re welcome.

    Just in case you ever need a photography portfolio theme, be sure to consider this one — https://themeforest.net/item/bild-a-focused-wordpress-photography-theme/13281125. I’ve released it several days ago.

    Take care.

    in reply to: Image Gallery Not Rezing Square Images #474
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Sorry, I may a bit slow today. I really don’t see the issue.
    Can you please elaborate on it and send a whole page screenshot of the page where you see it?
    Thank you.

    in reply to: Image Gallery Not Rezing Square Images #473
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Ok, I can see it now.

    The gallery with the sushi is working exactly as it is in the Switzerland post. All images are nicely stacked side by side. You can click an image and go into light-box mode. I don’t see any issues.

    If you actually meant ‘cropping’ and not ‘resizing’, there is nothing to crop here as the images are already square.
    The galleries in this theme display square images. When you upload the Switzerland pics, special cropped square previews are created. Here the images are square from the start. So there’s nothing to crop here.

    Please also notice that when you add an odd number of images to a gallery (you have 5 in the Switzerland post), the last row has 3 images. And when you add an even number (you have 8 in the sushi gallery), the last row has 2 images. This is done this way so that the images always stack up.

    in reply to: Image Gallery Not Rezing Square Images #470
    Paul
    Keymaster

    I can not see the Akashi post. Can you please provide the URL of the post (not of the site)?
    Like https://www.filmandwander.com/the-akashi-post.
    Maybe it hasn’t been published. Please check.

    in reply to: Image Gallery Not Rezing Square Images #468
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Also, are you adding those Instagram images the same way that you added the Luzern pics in your screenshot, are you doing it some other way (e.g. a special plugin, etc.)?

    in reply to: Image Gallery Not Rezing Square Images #467
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi,
    As of now, I don’t get what the issue is. However it’s always best to see than to read ) Can you please create a page that has this issue? You can create it (as a page, not a post) and just not place it on the menu. So only the people who know the link will see it. Then please post the link here. Thank you.

    P.S.
    I tried following https://www.filmandwander.com/akashi-nyc, but there seems to be nothing now.

    in reply to: google fonts #465
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Pat,

    Can you please go to ‘Theme Options’ / ‘Fonts’ and make a screenshot so I could see the exact settings you are using?
    Also, what is the URL of your site?

    in reply to: Instagram Feed/Slider in the Footer #461
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You are welcome!
    Please try the following code for the margins:

    .instashow-gallery {margin-top: 7.8rem!important; margin-bottom: .6rem!important;}

    in reply to: Instagram Feed/Slider in the Footer #455
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Edward,

    0. You can change the margins of the IG feed by installing this plugin and pasting the following code into it:
    .instashow-gallery {margin-top: 7.8rem; margin-bottom: .6rem;}
    You can use these exact numbers or tweak them — keep in mind that each 0.1rem represents 1 pixel.

    1. To make the IG feed resize on mobile paste the following code into the plugin:
    .instashow-gallery {max-width:100%;}

    2. To make the IG feed appear only on the front page, go to the footer.php file (in your theme folder, not elsewhere) and replace this line:
    <?php echo do_shortcode('[instashow id="2"]'); ?>
    with this one:
    <?php if (is_home()) { echo do_shortcode('[instashow id="2"]'); } ?>

    Please note that the footer.php file belongs to the theme (or child theme, or rarely — a plugin) and not to your website’s root folder. When you put it there it is not being used. This is true regardless of the theme you use. Just the way WordPress works.

    3. You can make the font smaller by using the following code in your Simple Custom CSS plugin:
    .entry-full .entry-content {font-size: 1.9rem;}
    Each 0.1rem represents 1 pixel. The size used on the demo is 2.1rem.

    To recap, your CSS in the plugin will look like this (with any custom numbers, should you decide too use them):

    P.S.
    If you do not know how to install the plugin, please see this thread.


    Best Regards

    in reply to: Instagram Feed/Slider in the Footer #439
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    Currently there is not anything looking like the output of this plugin in front of the #footer tag (where it should be according to where you’ve inserted the tag in footer.php). And nothing similar to the 1908×0 element that you mentioned. See screenshot:

    There is no incompatibility between the plugin and the theme.

    It looks like the issue is dealt with the configuration of the plugin — most likely the parameters of the [instashow] shortcode are wrong.

    in reply to: Instagram Feed/Slider in the Footer #426
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Edward,

    Please move the line that you inserted into footer.php just above the following line: <div id="footer" class=“section-footer”>. See screenshot.

    Also please go to your Admin Panel and in Settings > Reading change the ‘Blog pages show at most’ setting to ‘2’. This will make the ‘Older Posts’ button visible. Don’t forget to change this back when we’re done.

    When you do this, please let me know here. And I will provide you with a css code for the IG feed top and bottom margins.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by Paul.
    in reply to: Instagram Feed/Slider in the Footer #423
    Paul
    Keymaster

    I’m looking into it.
    Ho did you actually insert the Instagram plugin shortcode? Placed it in footer.php? If yes, please send a screenshot of your footer.php file.

    in reply to: Instagram Feed/Slider in the Footer #419
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Thank you.

    Please post the URL of your site, so I could take a look at the CSS.

    in reply to: Instagram Feed/Slider in the Footer #414
    Paul
    Keymaster

    By default WordPress will compress your images to 90% quality. You can avoid that by installing JPG Image Quality plugin and going to Settings > Media in your Admin Panel. There at the buttom you will see a setting for the quality.
    After you’ve changed the setting, you will need to regenerate all the images that are already on the website. You can use the Force Regenerate Thumbnails plugin to do that (Tools > Force Regenerate Thumbnails in your Admin Panel).

    However, I would recommend to first take a closer look at how your photos look without all this. Because first, as the images in this theme are bigger than the area where they are displayed, you should not be seeing a lot of artifacts, etc. And second, your site may work significantly slower if you go from 90% to 100% quality.

    If you like the theme and the quality of support, please rate it on ThemeForest. Thank you.

    in reply to: Instagram Feed/Slider in the Footer #411
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Edward,

    1. You can change the color of this overlay by introducing a custom CSS style. To do that you can install this plugin. After you activate it, in your Admin Panel please go to Appearance > Custom CSS and paste the following code:
    .entry-full .entry-thumb-overlay {background: #353344;}
    Replace #353344 with the color of your preference.

    2. This is actually a tags widget. It displays all the tags that you’ve assigned to your posts. Widgets are displayed in what is called ‘Widgetized areas’. There are three of them in the footer of the Storyteller theme — the Left, the Center, and the Right. The tags widget is in the Center one on the demo page. The widgets are controlled from the Admin Panel — go to Apperance > Widgets. There you can just drag and drop widgets to the widgetized areas, change their titles, etc.

    3. It is displayed as 1140 x 600 px. And it actually is 1596 x 840 px. The actual image is bigger than the area where it is displayed for sharper looks on high resolution screens like Retina.

    What you might not know is that you actually don’t need to resize anything manually before uploading — WordPress automatically generates all the sizes of an image used in the currently active theme once you upload the image. So there’s no need to manually resize images before uploading them to your site running Storyteller. Just upload the biggest pictures you have (let’s say 1920×1440), and WordPress will do the rest for you — creating copies of the image in all the needed sizes including the one for the big first image.

    4. It downsized and then cropped to 1596 x 840 px. And then cropped again while being displayed as 1140 x 533. When you upload your 1980 x 1080 picture, there is a special copy of it created in the size of 1596 x 840 px (see prev. answer). I think the best way to understand this is to upload a few big pictures (e.g. 1920×1080) and see what happens.

    in reply to: Instagram Feed/Slider in the Footer #408
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You are welcome. I just want to make it clear that customizations are not included into the support (by ThemeForest official rules), so if you want something customized you will need to contract an expert (which I recommend doing on Codeable.io as they have a great screening process for experts, basically they pick them manually).

    in reply to: Instagram Feed/Slider in the Footer #406
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Edward,

    You can add an Instagram feed in the footer with a plugin. For example, I just used this one to insert Instagram feed in Storyteller:

    This required me to install the plugin and add 1 line of code into a file in the theme.

    As for the colors and fonts, you can change the the accent color from the Admin Panel. So you can change the red color you see in the demo. Other colors are not tweakable from the Admin Panel, neither are fonts.

    If you want some modifications to be done to the theme, you may find it a good idea to contract someone on Envato Studio or Codeable.io. I recommend the latter.

    Thank you for your interest in Storyteller.

    in reply to: Logo size #402
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Thank you for the feedback about the logo size. The image logo does seem small by default. I will increase it in a future update of the theme. As for the registration, judging by the logs the first registration never reached mauer.co. Meaning it wasn’t submitted (may be due to a temporary internet connection issue on your side).

    You can control the size of the logo by installing this plugin – Simple Custom CSS by John Regan. To install it, in your Admin Panel go to ‘Plugins’ > ‘Add New’. There you can just type the name of the plugin in the search field. See screenshot:

    Once you install it, in your Admin Panel please go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Custom CSS’ and paste the following code:

    If you are using a text logo:

    /* Text logo custom size */
    .site-logo a {font-size: 5.0rem;} /* Logo size, 0.1rem = 1px */
    .site-logo:after  {top: -2.2rem;} /* Position of the line on the sides of the logo, 0.1rem = 1px */

    If you are using an image:

    /* Image logo custom size */
    .site-logo img {height: 4.8rem;} /* Logo size, 0.1rem = 1px */
    .site-logo.image-logo:after {top: -3.4rem;} /* Position of the line on the sides of the logo, 0.1rem = 1px */

    Just play with the numbers keeping in mind that each 0.1 rem is one pixel.

    For example, here is how the Fender logo looks like with .site-logo img {height: 7.0rem;} and .site-logo.image-logo:after {top: -3.2rem;}. See screenshot:

    Thank you for choosing Storyteller. If you like the theme (or the support), please don’t hesitate to rate it on ThemeForest.

    Thank you.

    in reply to: ACF is not on the dashboard #384
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Corina,

    Storyteller is very plain and straightforward, its layouts are pretty simple and don’t require a page builder. I’m not sure I understand, what exactly you mean by getting the pictures arranged. However, if you mean doing something similar to what you see on the screenshot below, please know that the images are arranged automatically once you create a native WordPress Gallery (see the second screenshot).


    in reply to: ACF is not on the dashboard #379
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Corina,

    This theme relies on ACF to provide Theme Options. ACF is hidden from the dashboard to keep the interface clean and not confuse the users. As using the theme does not require the ‘Custom fields’ interface.

    If you need it, you can enable it by inserting the following line to your functions.php (somewhere after line 115, or even better — in a child theme, so you don’t lose your modifications during a theme update): add_filter('acf/settings/show_admin', '__return_true');.
    Please mind that the fields that the theme is using will not be in the ‘Custom fields’ interface as they come in php. However, you’ll be able to create your own fields.

    in reply to: Delete view previous messages #378
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You’re welcome. I’m glad the answer helped you.

    To rate the theme on ThemeForest, please go to https://themeforest.net/downloads and then click a star under the ‘Download button’. See screenshot:

    Have a great day!

    in reply to: Unable to insert a pdf file #373
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You’re welcome!
    Thank you for using Storyteller.

    in reply to: Delete view previous messages #372
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Excuse me, I did not realize you modified the template so that only one of the posts is now inside the .posts-row container (unlike in the original version of the template).

    To hide the second of the ‘more posts’ please add the following CSS code:

    .single .posts-row+.col-xs-12.col-md-6 {display:none;}

    If you like the theme (or the quality of support) please don’t hesitate to rate it on ThemeForest.
    Thank you.

    in reply to: CSS File not found when installing #371
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Eanna,

    It seems like you are trying to upload the actual ‘all files’ package instead of the installable file.

    Please do the following:

    1. Go to your ThemeForest downloads.
    2. Click the ‘Download’ button and choose to download ‘Installable WordPress file only’ (see screenshot).

    3. The file you’ve just downloaded is an installable theme.

    Thank you for choosing Storyteller for your project.
    If you like the theme, please don’t hesitate to rate it on ThemeForest.

    in reply to: Theme Install Error #362
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Lauren,
    I’m closing this thread. If you’re still experiencing this issue, please open a new topic.

    in reply to: Use two languages #353
    Paul
    Keymaster

    WordPress allows using several languages in a website. You could use a plugin like qTranslate (free) or WPML (premium) to set up a multilingual site based on Storyteller theme. Please mind that the theme is not multilingual-ready out of the box — so it will need to be tweaked should you decide to use it with one of the multilingual plugins. You could use a service like Codeable.io or Envato Studio to find a coder who could modify the theme for you.

    in reply to: Delete view previous messages #351
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Here are two ways in which the ‘More posts’ section can be removed from the single post template:

    1. The HTML/PHP way. Looking at http://geertdebruijn.com/harrys-eclectic-collection I can see that you have modified the theme pretty heavily. You could add another modification in the same manner to remove the ‘More posts’ section. For that you need to remove the code that is on lines 61-104 of the original single.php file (not modified). Here is the code to remove:

    <?php 
    $args = array(
    	'post_type' => 'post',
    	'post__not_in' => array(get_the_ID()),
    	'posts_per_page' => 2,
    );
    
    $more_query = new WP_Query( $args ); 
    ?>
    
    <?php if ( $more_query->have_posts() ) : ?>
    
    	<h5 class="more-posts-heading text-center"><?php echo esc_html_x( 'More posts: ', 'More posts heading', 'mauer-storyteller' ) ?></h5>
    
    	<?php  while ( $more_query->have_posts() ) : $more_query->the_post(); ?>
    
    		<?php $current_post_index = $more_query->current_post + 1; ?>
    
    		<?php if ($current_post_index <= 2): ?>
    
    			<?php if ( ($current_post_index % 2) !=0 ): ?><div class="row posts-row"><?php endif ?>
    
    				<div class="col-xs-12 col-md-6">
    					<div <?php post_class('post-card'); ?>>	
    						<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" class="entry-thumb-link">
    							<div class="entry-thumb" <?php echo mauer_get_post_card_background(get_the_ID(),'mauer_thumb_1'); ?>><div class="entry-thumb-overlay"></div></div>
    						</a>
    						<div class="entry-meta">
    							<span class="entry-date"><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php echo get_the_date(); ?></a></span><span class="entry-cats"><?php echo get_the_category_list( esc_html_x( ', ', 'blog entry categories separator', 'mauer-storyteller' ) ); ?></span>
    						</div>
    						<h1 class="entry-title"><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h1>
    						<div class="entry-excerpt"><?php the_content(); ?></div>
    					</div><!-- /.post-card -->
    				</div>
    
    			<?php if ( ($current_post_index % 2) == 0 ): ?></div><!-- /.posts-row --><?php endif ?>
    
    		<?php endif ?>
    		
    	<?php endwhile; ?>
    
    <?php endif; ?>
    
    <?php wp_reset_postdata(); ?>

    2. The CSS way. Going this way you will just hide the ‘More posts’ section in your stylesheet.
    To do that you would need to add the following code to your CSS: .single .posts-row {display:none;}
    You can add this code via a plugin: e.g. Simple Custom CSS by John Regan.
    You can install the plugin by going to your Admin Panel -> Plugins -> Add New. There you can just type the name of the plugin in the search field.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by Paul.
    in reply to: Unable to insert a pdf file #350
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Selwyn.

    The theme does not in any way change the default WordPress way of inserting links. Here is how you can insert a link to a PDF:

    Go to ‘Media’ in the Admin Panel and add a file from your computer. See screenshot:

    After it has been uploaded click ‘Edit’ and copy the URL of the file (from the box on the right):

    Now go to the post/page you want to link to the PDF from. Type the link text, select it and click the ‘Insert/Edit Link’ button in the post editor (it has a chain on it). Paste the url of the PDF:

    If you are inserting a link to a PDF that is on a third-party URL, the procedure is the same except you don’t upload the file to your ‘Media’ — you just copy the URL and insert it as shown in the last screenshot.

    in reply to: Hyperlinks aren't clickable #341
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Selwyn,

    The links are not working due to the modifications you made to the source files of the theme.

    You now have the h5 element with the class “more-posts-heading” that is covering your links with a transparent layer, and thus, they are not clickable. See the screenshots.

    Here is this element in the original theme. It does not overlay the content area:

    And here is this element after the modifications you’ve made. It lays above the content area and prevents users from interacting with it (clicking links, selecting text, etc.):

    What you (or the person who modified the theme) need to do is check the integrity of the theme’s html code after you’ve modified it.

    in reply to: Hyperlinks aren't clickable #336
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Selwyn,

    Can you please provide a link?

    By saying that ‘they are standing correctly in the code’ do you mean that you modified the actual php files to insert the links, or did you do it through WP Admin Panel?

    in reply to: Hide search bar at the top #334
    Paul
    Keymaster

    I’m glad I could help.
    Thanks for using the theme. Don’t hesitate to rate it. Thank you.

    in reply to: Hide search bar at the top #331
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    To hide the search control (both from the top bar and from the mobile ‘hamburger’ menu) please install this plugin – Simple Custom CSS by John Regan and paste the following code into it:

    .search-link {display:none;}

    Here are more detailed instructions:

    You can install the plugin by going to your Admin Panel -> Plugins -> Add New. There you can just type the name of the plugin in the search field. See screenshot:

    Once you install and activate the plugin, you want to do this and save (‘Update Custom CSS’):

    If you enjoy the theme, please don’t forget to rate it on ThemeForest. Thank you.

    in reply to: Comments Form not displaying #326
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Did you try my other suggestion from the reply above: checking that the comments aren’t switched off for each post individually?

    You can do that by going to one of your posts, making sure that the Discussion metabox is enabled, and then making sure that “Allow comments” is checked.

    Then see if this brings the comment form to this particular post’s page.

    in reply to: Comments Form not displaying #322
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    The comment form is turned on / off in the regular WordPress way.
    In your Admin Panel go to Settings->Discussion and check the settings.
    It may turn out that the comments are disabled (“Allow people to post comments on new articles” unchecked). You also may be missing the comment form because you’ve allowed commenting only to the registered users (“Users must be registered and logged in to comment” checked) or because the comments are being closed automatically (“Automatically close comments on articles older than…” checked). Here are example settings from the demo that always show the commenting form:

    You may also have the comments disabled for each post/page individually. In this case you need to enable them individually.

    in reply to: Contact form #319
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hey Selwyn,

    To achieve the same contact form layout as the one you see in the demo, you can use the form that comes with the demo content. If you’re not using the demo content, you can easily recreate the form with the following code (by pasting it into the ‘Form’ tab of the Contact Form 7 admin interface):

    <p>[text* your-name placeholder "Your name*"]</p>
    <p>[email* your-email placeholder "Email*"]</p>
    <p>[textarea* your-message x8 placeholder "Message*"]</p>
    <p>[submit "Send"]</p>

    Paul
    Keymaster

    Dear YourFlow,

    1. I see you’re using the 2-column layout on yourflow.eu. Here is a way to have featured images on post pages and not to have them on archive pages (e.g. the blog feed front page) in this particular layout:
    in the theme folder (mauer-storyteller) find the file called content-grid_2_cols.php and delete the following blocks of code from it:

    <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" class="entry-thumb-link">
    	<div class="entry-thumb-wrapper">
    		<?php the_post_thumbnail('mauer_cover_thumb'); ?>
    		<div class="entry-thumb-overlay"></div>
    	</div>
    </a>

    located around line 20 of the file

    and

    <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" class="entry-thumb-link">
    	<?php the_post_thumbnail('mauer_thumb_1'); ?>
    	<div class="entry-thumb-overlay"></div>
    </a>

    located around line 20 of the file

    2. I guess you are talking about the size of the featured image on a single post page. To scale it down you can add the following code to the end of the style.css file located in theme folder:

    .entry-full .entry-thumb {
    margin: 0 auto;
    width: 80%;
    height: 40.5rem
    }

    Just experiment with the width and height numbers. However don’t forget to check the mobile view to make sure you did not make the image too small.

    Please note:
    It’s best to do these modifications in a child theme, so that they don’t get overwritten during a theme update.
    The modifications you wrote about are outside of Envato’s support policy. If you want them to be done professionally, Envato has a service for that called Envato Studio. Here I just offered you a simplified solution that you can apply by yourself with no coding background.

    Thank you.

    in reply to: Make first post big #310
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Louise,
    I was able to reproduce the photography rotation issue and I can indeed see what you mean.
    This issue is dealt with EXIF data of the images shot with iPhone. It is an Apple issue and it’s been around for a while (e.g. see it described on Business Insider and iPhone Photography School).

    Solution:
    Install this WordPress plugin. It will strip out the EXIF data each time you upload a picture to WordPress. So all your photos will look the same on all devices. Note that sometimes you will need to rotate the picture in WordPress Admin Panel after having uploaded it.

    Please let me know if this solution works out for you. Thanks.

    P.S.
    Using Scandinavian languages specific characters in image file names may prevent them from being displayed in certain browsers. See this thread. I recommend using files with only ASCII (or just English) characters in the name.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by Paul.
    in reply to: Make first post big #308
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Louise,
    Frankly speaking, I’ve never heard of anything like this.

    Can you please send a couple of images that you are experiencing this issue with to pavel@mauer.co?
    I will load them into the theme and will try to reproduce this behavior and dig into its possible reasons.

    Thank you.

    in reply to: Make first post big #304
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Louise,

    The big post photo is displayed as 1140x600px. And the image is actually even bigger — 1596x840px (to give it a sharper look on hi-res screens like Retina). So 720x379px that you uploaded is just too small to fill the area, that’s why it’s displayed this way.

    What you might not know is that you actually don’t need to resize anything manually before uploading — WordPress automatically generates all the sizes of an image used in the currently active theme once you upload the image. So there’s no need to manually resize images before uploading them to your site running Storyteller. Just upload the biggest pictures you have (let’s say 1920×1440), and WordPress will do the rest for you — creating copies of the image in all the needed sizes including the one for the big first image.

    Hope that helps.

    If you like the theme, please don’t forget to rate it.
    Thank you.

    in reply to: How to update Advanced Custom Fields PRO? #299
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Professor,

    I’ve just emailed you the newest version of ACF Pro (5.3.10). Just delete the old one and install the new one from your Admin Panel -> Plugins.

    Please know that your current version of ACF Pro works just the same as the new one will do in the scope of this theme. The changes in the ACF Pro are pretty minor.

    in reply to: Undefined variable: sharedaddy_active #297
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Dear Reto,
    The error was most likely caused by the modifications you’ve made to the source code of the theme.
    As of now I don’t see it on any pages of tinyfashionmouse.ch.
    Are you still experiencing this issue?

    in reply to: Responsive design #295
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Daniel,

    The sizes of the media used by the theme are as follows:

    781×520, hard-cropped
    510×382, hard-cropped
    680×680, soft-cropped
    526×526, hard-cropped
    1596×840, hard-cropped
    1920×1920, soft-cropped

    WordPress automatically generates all the sizes of an image used in the currently active theme once you upload the image. So if you just give Storyteller the biggest images you have, it will be alright. Please mind that the images that are bigger than 1920 by any of the sides will be scaled down to be 1920 by the bigger side.

    The sizes above are a bit bigger than the areas in which they are displayed — this is done to give them a sharper look on high-resolution displays like Retina.

    As for the images being stretched, I wasn’t able to reproduce this behavior. What I tried is I opened scrapbook.danielregan.com on an iPhone 5s and in Google Chrome’s iPhone 6 simulator. Both did not show any stretched images. I also tried opening the demo (storyteller.mauer.co), which has Jetpack running on an iPhone 5s and in Chrome’s iPhone 6 simulator. The images don’t appear to be stretched as well. I used the same version of WP as you do — 4.5.3, and the latest Jetpack version.
    I also did not see the images being stretched when changing the browser window size on a Mac.

    Here is what we can do:

    You mentioned that you found that the problem is connected with JetPack.

    Can you please turn on Jetpack on scrapbook.danielregan.com so I could take a look and search for probable solutions? Having Jetpack running on the demo does not cause this behavior, so I need to look at it on your site to be able to track down the reason.

    Also, can you please take a look at storyteller.mauer.co on your devices and see if the images appear stretched?

    Thank you.

    in reply to: Theme Install Error #290
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Lauren,

    At what moment are you getting this error?
    Is it in the admin panel or on the front-end?
    Can you please provide a link to your site?

    in reply to: Image position #287
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Sid,

    In a word, you are trying to fit a thing too big and complex into a small area.

    What you can do is:

    Actually prepare the logo for the size in the theme. Currently you are just dropping a 3419 x 652 px file into an area which is 252x48px. You have a lot of “half pixel” effect going on. First try to make the logo look good on your computer in 96px height (not the current 652px). If it looks good there in that size, it will also look good on the site. It does not seem to be a good idea to use Adobe Reader for that. Photoshop is a nice choice for things of that sort.

    Simplifying the logo graphics could also help (consider your logo’s visual complexity against Nike’s, Apple’s, etc.) It’s hard to make a thing as visually saturated look good in small sizes in general.

    You could also customize the theme’s CSS to make the logo area bigger. However, this alone will not solve the blurriness issue (you still have to do things that I mentioned above).

    in reply to: Images is not shown on mobile and in Safari #286
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Sunedall,

    I can see this problem happening only when you have an “exotic” danish character å in the jpg file name.
    Can you please try to remove that picture from the site, rename it on your computer and upload it again with only ASCII (or just English) characters in the name, and see if the problem persists?

    in reply to: Image position #282
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Can you please provide a url of your site so I could take a look at the logo?

    in reply to: Image position #281
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Sid,
    Storyteller does not provide an opportunity to insert images on the left or on the right, it places them all in the center by design.
    To do that you would need to modify the theme’s code and design. This is not a part of the regular support package. For things of that sort Envato has a service called Envato Studio. Be sure to make modifications in a child theme, so that your changes stay intact when you update Storyteller.

    in reply to: Change layout #275
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Sid,

    The background color can be changed via modifying CSS.
    You can do it in a child theme, or you can use a custom CSS plugin. I would recommend the latter.

    You can change the site background (which is slightly grey by default) with the following code:
    body {background-color: #f8f8f8;}
    Just substitute #f8f8f8 with the color of your choice.

    For the background of pages’ and posts’ text (white by default), you can use the following code:
    .entry-full {background-color: #fff;}
    Substitute #fff with the color of your choice.

    BTW if you like the theme, please don’t forget to rate it on ThemeForest. Thank you.

    in reply to: More posts section #274
    Paul
    Keymaster

    I’m glad it worked out for you.

    As for the shortcodes, there are no shortcodes created by this theme. What you saw might have been the [gallery] shortcode (which comes with WordPress) or shortcodes created in your content by a previous theme.

    in reply to: How to show the excerpt instead of using the 'More' button #271
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Johanisk,

    Depending on the layout you are using, you would need to alter one of the following files:
    content-grid_2_cols.php
    content-grid_3_cols.php
    content-list.php
    content-masonry.php

    There you would need to find the following line:
    <?php if (is_search()) {the_excerpt();} else {the_content();} ?>
    And replace it with this one:
    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>

    Please mind that it’s best to perform such modifications in a child theme, so that they do not get overwritten during a theme update.

    in reply to: Change layout #270
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Sid,

    If you’ve followed the installation steps in the User Guide (Documentation/User Guide.pdf in the archive you got from ThemeForest), then you now have a ‘Theme Options’ item in your WordPress Admin Panel. From there you can control the layout settings. Looks like this:

    Layout Settings

    There you can select the layout you want to use and choose whether you want to display the first post with a big thumbnail.

    in reply to: Translate #269
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Jakob,

    The theme and your data are kept separately. Updating the theme does not affect the data. So you can just download the latest theme version from ThemeForest, go to your admin panel and deactivate the current theme, delete it, and install the new one.

    The theme is translatable (comes with a pot file). To translate you can use a free plugin called Loco Translate.

    Once you install it, you would need to create a translation by clicking ‘New language’ (even if you see your language on the list):

    Then you can find the phrases you want to translate and translate them (don’t forget to Save):


    It’s handy to use browser search here as Loco Translate does not provide a search field.

    And finally, go to Admin Panel > Settings > General, and change the language to the one you want to use. This will activate the translation you’ve just created.

    in reply to: More posts section #268
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    To exclude a category from the ‘More posts’ section you need to modify the query by which it’s being formed in single.php (the $args array around line 62). Here are the possible category parameters described in the Codex.

    So, for instance, to exclude a category with the id of 20 you would do the following:

    $args = array(
     'post_type' => 'post',
     'post__not_in' => array(get_the_ID()),
     'posts_per_page' => 2,
     'category__not_in' => array( 20 ),
    );

    Please mind that it’s best to perform such modifications in a child theme, so that they do not get overwritten during a theme update.

    in reply to: Home page issue #261
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You’re welcome )

    in reply to: Home page issue #258
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Dzukis,

    For the front page to show posts from a specific category rather than all latest posts, you can modify the query with pre_get_posts. Here is an example of how to make the front page show posts only from the ‘travel’ category:

    function mauer_frontpage_categories($query) 
    {
    		if ($query->is_main_query() && is_front_page()) {
    				$query->set( 'category_name', 'travel' );
    		}
    		return $query;
    }
    add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'mauer_frontpage_categories' );

    This code should be placed in functions.php of your theme. Or in a child theme / plugin, which would save it from being overwritten when you update the theme.

    Hope that helps.

    in reply to: Featured image not in highres #256
    Paul
    Keymaster

    I’ve just submitted Storyteller 1.2 to ThemeForest. This version uses bigger thumbs sizes, which provides sharper looks.
    It should become available on ThemeForest in about 1-2 days. I’ve also just emailed you Storyteller 1.2 in case you don’t want to wait.

    Once you install Storyteller 1.2, you will need to regenerate your thumbnails. To do that you can use this plugin — install it, go to ‘Tools’ > ‘Regen. Thumbnails’ > ‘Regenerate All Thumbnails’. This will resize all your existing images. The new images will be resized to new sizes automatically.

    This is a far better way of fixing the blurriness issue than the one that I posted earlier.

    Thank you.

    in reply to: Featured image not in highres #244
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Can you please provide a url?

    in reply to: Posts are showing up in full length #229
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Glad to know you figured that out.
    Hooray!

    in reply to: Posts are showing up in full length #227
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Cal,

    To start showing excerpts instead of full posts you need to insert the ‘more tag’ into each of the posts (just like in the demo content). This is native WP functionality. Here is how to use the ‘more tag’: https://en.support.wordpress.com/more-tag.

    As for the layout, if you’ve followed the installation steps in the User Guide (Documentation/User Guide.pdf in the archive you got from ThemeForest), then you now have a ‘Theme Options’ item in your WordPress Admin Panel. From there you can control the layout settings. Looks like this:
    Layout Settings

    I’m glad that you like the theme. I’d be grateful if you could rate it on ThemeForest.

    in reply to: Remove Featured Image From Within Post #218
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You can do that by modifying the theme — not out of the box.
    To do that you would need to modify the theme’s code and design. This is not a part of the regular support package. For things of that sort Envato has a service called Envato Studio. Be sure to make modifications in a child theme, so that your changes stay intact when you update Storyteller.

    in reply to: Read More #215
    Paul
    Keymaster

    To start showing excerpts instead of full posts you need to insert the ‘more tag’ into each of the posts (just like in the demo content). This is native WP functionality. Here is how to use the ‘more tag’: https://en.support.wordpress.com/more-tag.

    in reply to: Unable to alter accent color #204
    Paul
    Keymaster

    I’ve just posted Storyteller 1.1 to ThemeForest. It will become available as soon as TF’s review team checks it, which is promised to be 1-2 days.
    Storyteller 1.1:
    – Adds support for PHP 5.2.
    – Fixes a bug with the accent color.
    You should be notified by ThemeForest once the update is available.

    I’ve also sent you a copy of Storyteller 1.1 over the email in case you don’t want to wait for ThemeForest to check and publish it.

    Thank you.

    in reply to: Failed Installation #202
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hooray!
    Thank you for using a theme by Mauer Themes.

    in reply to: Failed Installation #198
    Paul
    Keymaster

    No problem.
    The source of the issue is the outdated version of PHP.
    WordPress now officially recommends 5.6+, and your server is running 5.2.

    https://wordpress.org/about/requirements/

    Here is the solution:

    I just sent you an email with a file that you need to substitute in the theme directory. That should make the theme work fine with PHP 5.2. So the site should start functioning.

    You need to upload the ‘functions.php’ file into pale/wp-content/themes/mauer-storyteller/ and overwrite the existing file.

    Here is GoDaddy’s manual on uploading files: https://godaddy.com/help/upload-files-3239

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by Paul.
    in reply to: Failed Installation #196
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Ok, an exact version of PHP is needed. Like 5.2 or 5.3.
    I found a GoDaddy account to see what you are seeing. And the version can be viewed from here: Screenshot

    in reply to: Failed Installation #193
    Paul
    Keymaster

    PHP version has nothing to do with MySQL version. Please take another look.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by Paul.
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