Paul

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  • in reply to: footer & blockquote css #1215
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You’re very welcome.
    Sorry for being naggy about the rating thing. ThemeForest is not showing your rating. I guess there’s a problem on their side.

    Thank you for using the Essentialist.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Custom Logo/Header #1214
    Paul
    Keymaster

    No worries.

    If you’ve followed the installation steps in the User Guide, than you should now have a Theme Options item in your Admin Panel. There you can set a custom logo image. Here is how the controls for that look in the Admin Panel:

    

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    In case you don’t know where to find the User Guide:
    Go to https://themeforest.net/downloads. Find the theme and click ‘Download’ > ‘All files & documentation’. Download and unpack the zip file. The User Guide will be in the ‘Documentation’ folder.


    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Featured Image #1212
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You are very welcome!

    in reply to: Relted posts instead of "more posts" #1204
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Jörg,

    Yes, this is exactly how it is supposed to work with the original theme files. Let me explain:

    With the original files the ‘More posts’ area shows the two recent posts. This is by design. And that is what is happening on http://www.travelbar.de. The only exception is that if you are viewing one of the 2 recent posts, the ‘More posts’ section will not display this very post, as you are currently viewing it.

    The 2 files I sent you change this behavior — they make the ‘More posts’ section display related posts based on category.

    The little code modification that I provided above makes this section display related posts based both on category and tags. However, as I’ve mentioned before this is n experimental feature and may not always work as expected.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Relted posts instead of "more posts" #1201
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Jörg, I’ll have a chance to get back to you with this tomorrow.

    in reply to: Featured Image #1189
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Acsteimle,

    The featured images in single post view are always horizontal.

    However you can control which area of an uploaded picture is displayed in the horizontal cover. And which area is displayed in the grid. That’s what is done in the demo.

    Let me give you an example:
    This is the picture I uploaded:
    http://cdn.essentialist.mauer.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2016-04-02-171543.jpg
    This is its version for the cover:
    http://cdn.essentialist.mauer.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2016-04-02-171543-1596×860.jpg
    This is its version for the masonry grid:
    http://cdn.essentialist.mauer.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2016-04-02-171543-510×680-1485559469.jpg

    You can see they all have different aspect ratios.

    What you might not know is that WordPress automatically generates all the sizes of an image used in the currently active theme once you upload an image. After that you can fine-tune each generated image with the Post Thumbnail Editor plugin. That’s what I did in the demo, including the above example with the staircase.

    Here is how the plugin interface looks in the Admin Panel:

    The thumbnails you need are:

    mauer_cover_thumb — for the covers
    mauer_thumb_3_softcropped — for the masonry grid pics

    To get a nice masonry grid I recommend, sticking with 2 or 3 aspect ratios (you can cut images preserving a certain aspect ratio — see the above screenshot), and alternate them.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: footer & blockquote css #1187
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Cali75,

    ‘blockquote’ is a tag here, not a class.

    So your code should be:

    blockquote {
    font-size: 1.9rem;
    line-height: 1.6;
    }

    (Mind there’s no dot in front of ‘blockquote’).

    You can insert custom CSS with this plugin. Once you install and activate it, in your Admin Panel please go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Custom CSS’, paste the code and save.

    If you enjoy the theme (or the support), I kindly ask you to rate it on ThemeForest. Thank you.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Some basic questions #1186
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You are very welcome, Cali75!

    in reply to: Template Speed & Linking Out #1185
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Apt2B, I’m glad to be of help : )

    in reply to: Instagram Feed #1184
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Cmoeger,

    To change the number of the Instagram pics, please open the js/general.js file in your theme folder.
    The line you need looks like that (and should be around line 100):

    var nuOfPics = 10;

    Change 10 to whatever number you like and save the file.

    Thank you for using the Essentialist.

    Regards,
    Paul


    A little disclaimer: It’s best to do code modifications in a child theme, so they do not get overwritten during theme updates. However, of course you can always re-introduce modifications after a theme update.

    in reply to: Relted posts instead of "more posts" #1183
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Jörg,

    The code that I provided suggests related posts based on category.

    To have it also take into consideration the tags, you can go to single.php and change this line (should be around line 61):

    <?php $related_posts = mauer_get_related_posts(get_the_ID(), "category", 2); ?>
    to this:
    <?php $related_posts = mauer_get_related_posts(get_the_ID(), "category", "post_tag", 2); ?>

    Please note that this is an experimental feature and may not always work as expected.

    Another option would be to try third-party solutions for related posts — e.g. the one built into the Jetpack plugin.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Advanced Custom Fields PRO Update #1182
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You are welcome, Jörg!

    in reply to: galleries #1171
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Vaughan,

    This is not possible out-of-the-box and would require custom coding (not covered by the support package according to ThemeForest policy).

    This slider component that the galleries in this theme are powered with is called RoyalSlider.

    And this is the closest you can get to what you are describing without hacking RoyalSlider. You can hire me through Codeable to customize the code for you — so that the gallery has thumbs as in the link above.

    Kind Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Template Speed & Linking Out #1170
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Apt2B,

    As for underlining part of the description displayed under the logo,
    you can do it by going to your header.php file and replacing this line (should be around line 80):

    <div class="site-desc text-center"><?php echo get_bloginfo('description'); ?></div>

    with this:

    <div class="site-desc text-center"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Underlined text</span> regular text</div>

    This will actually unlink the site description set in WP Admin Panel with what’s displayed under the logo.

    And as for opening the link in the same tab, please remove target="_blank" from the code.

    Paul

    in reply to: Advanced Custom Fields PRO Update #1169
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Jörg,

    Actually you don’t have to pay for anything extra to have the functionality of the theme working, including that powered by the ACF.

    You can not update the ACF Pro plugin on your own because its license does not allow that — if you got a copy of the plugin as part of a theme. You’d need to directly buy a license for ACF PRO to be able to update it, however 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 I would not say it’s worth the hassle.

    I update the version of ACF PRO bundled with the theme with every theme update.

    I’ve emailed you the latest version of the plugin in case if you want to update it (again, this will not change the performance of the theme in any way).

    Best,
    Paul

    in reply to: Relted posts instead of "more posts" #1168
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Jörg,

    I’ve just emailed you two files that you can replace in your theme folder to have the related posts instead of the latest.

    Paul

    in reply to: Relted posts instead of "more posts" #1163
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Jörg,

    Let me get to your questions tomorrow.

    Paul

    in reply to: Portfolio pictures #1159
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Please see instructions on how to setup social sharing in the ‘Social sharing setup’ section of the User Guide.

    In case you don’t know where to find the User Guide:
    Go to https://themeforest.net/downloads. Find the theme and click ‘Download’ > ‘All files & documentation’. Download and unpack the zip file. The User Guide will be in the ‘Documentation’ folder.


    Paul

    in reply to: Related posts #1158
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Ivan,

    I’m looking at this post right now, and I see that the related posts are displayed.

    If you do not see related posts displayed under other posts, please go to those posts’ edit screens and just click the ‘Update’ button. Also, you can control which posts to display via this interface (see screenshot), which is available in each post’s edit screen.

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Related posts #1153
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Also, did you follow the setup instructions in the User Guide and install the ACF Pro plugin?

    In case you don’t know where to find the User Guide:
    Go to https://themeforest.net/downloads. Find the theme and click ‘Download’ > ‘All files & documentation’. Download and unpack the zip file. The User Guide will be in the ‘Documentation’ folder.


    in reply to: Related posts #1152
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Ivan,

    Basically, related posts are the posts that are in the same category/have the same tags.

    Can you please post a link to your website?

    Did you alter anything in the code of the theme?

    Paul

    in reply to: Template Speed & Linking Out #1151
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Actually, I have no way of tracking down the websites that are using this theme.
    However, I believe the example of the demo should be enough.

    in reply to: Portfolio pictures #1150
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Great to know! : )

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

    in reply to: Contact Form #1146
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You are very welcome : )

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

    in reply to: Links to other websites #1143
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Can you please post a link to a page where you’ve inserted a link that does not work? Thank you.

    in reply to: Portfolio pictures #1142
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    To have lightboxes as in the demo, you need to add pictures as galleries rather than as individual images. (‘Add Media’ button > ‘Create Gallery’). See video instruction here.

    Kind Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: blog #1138
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You’re welcome. Please rate the theme (or the support) on ThemeForest. Thank you.

    Paul

    in reply to: Page (alternative) #1136
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You’re very welcome.
    If you enjoy the theme (or the support), please rate it on ThemeForest. This literally takes a moment and helps a lot. Thank you.

    in reply to: Galleries #1134
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Ok =)

    in reply to: blog #1133
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hanne,

    Please go to Reading Settings and make sure that you’ve selected the ‘Posts page’.

    Paul

    in reply to: Page (alternative) #1131
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Please go here in your admin panel and make sure you have a menu assigned for the ‘Primary menu’ area.

    in reply to: subscribe #1127
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hanne,

    Sure, there are many ways to do that. For instance, the theme demo has a blog subscription form in the blog sidebar — here. It is powered by the Jetpack plugin that you should have now if you’ve followed the installation process in the User Guide. This form in the demo is inserted as a widget.

    Jetpack also offers a way of inserting subscription form via a shortcode — [jetpack_subscription_form]. This way you can insert it on any page.

    And of course you can use some other solution, e.g. MailChimp.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Galleries #1126
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hanne,

    I need to take a look at your website to understand the nature of the issue.
    Could you please take it out of the maintenance mode?

    Paul

    in reply to: Page (alternative) #1125
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hanne,

    The actual title of the page, and the name of the menu label for it don’t necessarily have to match in WordPress. For instance, in the demo you can see that the page that you get to by clicking ‘About & Contact’ on the menu is titled ‘Peter Bild’.

    So you can just give the page the title you want it to display and then go to ‘Appearance’ -> ‘Menus’ and change the menu title for the page there.

    Paul

    in reply to: Contact Form #1124
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Acsteimle,

    Please see page 6 of the user guide to see how to setup the contact form.

    In case you don’t know where to find the User Guide:
    Go to https://themeforest.net/downloads. Find the theme and click ‘Download’ > ‘All files & documentation’. Download and unpack the zip file. The User Guide will be in the ‘Documentation’ folder.


    And if you prefer not to import the demo content, here is the code of the form that the demo is using. You can use it in a new or existing Contact Form 7 contact form, and then place it on a page of your choice by inserting a shortcode that Contact Form 7 will give you.

    <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>

    Kind Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Template Speed & Linking Out #1123
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Apt2B, you’re very welcome.

    Thank you for using the Essentialist theme for your project.

    Best,
    Paul

    in reply to: Problem with creating child theme #1120
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Bas, you’re very welcome. Thank you for having chosen Bild for your project.

    If you enjoy the theme (or the support), I would be really grateful if you could rate it on ThemeForest. This literally takes a moment and helps a lot. Thank you.

    Paul

    in reply to: Problem with creating child theme #1114
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello B4s,

    Please use the following code instead of the solution you mentioned above and let me know if it works for you:

    if (!function_exists('bild_child_enqueue_scripts_and_styles')) :
    
    	function bild_child_enqueue_scripts_and_styles() {
    
    		# Styles
    		wp_enqueue_style('child-theme-stylesheet', get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/style.css');
    
    	}
    
    endif;
    
    add_action('wp_enqueue_scripts', 'bild_child_enqueue_scripts_and_styles');

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Template Speed & Linking Out #1113
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Apt2b,

    1.
    As for the speed. This is a hosting issue rather than a theme issue, and there is a simple way to see it for yourself (see a bit further). In fact, Mauer Themes’ themes are among the leanest on ThemeForest, being free of content composers and other bulky components as well as having their code optimized to a neurotically perfectionist degree. I mean it 😉

    You can use these tools to see how fast a website is loaded from different locations around the world:
    https://tools.pingdom.com/
    https://tools.keycdn.com/speed
    To get representative results it makes sense to run tests several times in a row and average the results.

    If you run the speed test for the theme demo (http://essentialist.mauer.co/), you can see that the load time is something between 1-2.5 seconds from most locations. As most of my buyers are from the States, I host my websites in California, and that’s from where the load speeds are the highest. So you can see that the website using this theme runs pretty fast. And that’s the proof that it’s not the theme that is slowing your website down. It’s you hosting.

    If you want to have the same setup as I do:

    1) Use Digital Ocean (https://www.digitalocean.com/) hosting and choose the data-center location closest to where most of your users are. The $5/month plan is just fine.
    2) Use CDN for images. May sound complicated but takes a few minutes to setup. And there are lots of tutorials. I use Amazon’s CloudFront. It costs almost nothing and works great. One small remark: the tutorials on setting up the Amazon CDN usually suggest using a caching plugin like ‘WP Super Cache’ or ‘W3 Total Cache’. I advise not to. Instead use the ‘CDN Enabler’ plugin (free of charge, works with any CDN provider). I use this one.

    A few remarks:
    – I advise not to use Jetpack’s Photon image CDN module.
    – I advise to stay away from ‘WP Super Cache’ or ‘W3 Total Cache’ and ‘CloudFlare’ (not to be confused with ‘CloudFront’). They will bring you much more headache than speed increase (especially compared to the effect of the 2 steps I laid out above). I use neither of them.
    – I advise not to use Digital Ocean’s NS servers. Instead make the A-records at your domain registrar (e.g. GoDaddy). In my experience DO’s NS servers were causing a little speed drag.

    2.
    To do that you can edit your theme’s header.php file. Replace this code:

    <div class="site-logo text-center<?php if (function_exists('get_field')) { if (get_field('logo_to_use', 'option') == 'image') { echo " image-logo-wrapper";} else { echo " text-logo-wrapper"; } } ?>">
    	<a href="<?php echo esc_url(home_url('/')); ?>" class="logo-link">
    		<?php mauer_display_header_logo(); ?>
    	</a>
    </div>
    <?php if ( !(function_exists('get_field') && get_field('hide_site_desc', 'option')) ): ?>
    	<div class="site-desc text-center"><?php echo get_bloginfo('description'); ?></div>
    <?php endif ?>

    with this (http://example.com should be replaced with the address you want to lead to, in 2 places):

    <div class="site-logo text-center<?php if (function_exists('get_field')) { if (get_field('logo_to_use', 'option') == 'image') { echo " image-logo-wrapper";} else { echo " text-logo-wrapper"; } } ?>">
    	<a href="http://example.com" target="_blank" class="logo-link">
    		<?php mauer_display_header_logo(); ?>
    	</a>
    </div>
    <?php if ( !(function_exists('get_field') && get_field('hide_site_desc', 'option')) ): ?>
    	<a href="http://example.com" target="_blank">
    		<div class="site-desc text-center"><?php echo get_bloginfo('description'); ?></div>
    	</a>
    <?php endif ?>

    In case you don’t want this link to be opened in a new tab, remove the target="_blank" declarations.


    A little disclaimer: It’s best to do code modifications in a child theme, so they do not get overwritten during theme updates. However, of course you can always re-introduce modifications after a theme update.

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Remove search icon. #1112
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Fahim,

    To do that please install the Simple Custom CSS plugin. Once you install and activate the plugin, in your Admin Panel please go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Custom CSS’, paste the following code and save:

    .search-link-in-the-corner, .search-link-in-collapsed-navbar {display:none!important;}

    Kind Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: width/height of images in galleries #1106
    Paul
    Keymaster

    I see. I guess you have 2 ThemeForest accounts. I think you could not rate the theme because you were logged in as Nanoojadoo instead of rayyan129.

    in reply to: width/height of images in galleries #1103
    Paul
    Keymaster

    The ‘X’ in the gallery is hidden by the WP Admin Bar when you are logged in. You can check that by logging out and going to your gallery. Your users see gallery controls like this: http://essentialist.mauer.co/how-we-went-to-vegas-and-won-8/#&gid=1&pid=1.

    If you enjoy the theme, please make sure to rate it on ThemeForest. This literally takes a moment and helps a lot. Thank you.

    in reply to: front page of galleries #1097
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You can restore it from WordPress Trash. Or you can import it once again (which may result in some pages present in 2 copies).

    in reply to: Menu – SocialShare – Spinner #1096
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Sounds great! )

    in reply to: front page of galleries #1094
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Did you import the demo content?
    This would make figuring out how to use the theme much easier.

    in reply to: about and contact #1093
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Hanne,

    I suggest you follow the steps in the User Guide and import the demo content. By having done that, you will have an About/Contact page exactly as in the demo (just with a placeholder instead of the actual photo).

    In case you don’t know where to find the User Guide:
    Go to https://themeforest.net/downloads. Find the theme and click ‘Download’ > ‘All files & documentation’. Download and unpack the zip file. The User Guide will be in the ‘Documentation’ folder.


    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Color of overlays in archives #1088
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Oliver,

    This code should do it:
    .entry-thumb-overlay, .entry-tile .entry-thumb-overlay {background: #ff9;}

    It may be the order (and priority) of style declarations that’s keeping you from being able to change the color. Please try inserting the above code via this plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-custom-css/

    Paul

    in reply to: "About" section text cut off by widget area #1084
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Lindsay,

    Yes, I can see that turning JetPack on/off triggers the issue. However the demo is also using JetPack, and there are no errors.

    So we need to look at what is different between the demo and your website. And this is caching. What I suggest you do is completely remove the W3 Total cache plugin and all the stuff that it has created (follow this guide, starting at “How To Uninstall W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin”: https://wp-rocket.me/faq/w3-total-cache-fixes/). Or you can just export your current content, and setup the site from scratch without any caching.

    I’ve turned off JetPack for the time being.

    Paul

    in reply to: Admin Menu additions to have more overview pages? #1082
    Paul
    Keymaster

    I’m having a hard time trying to understand what you want to achieve : )

    Let’s try it this way: do you have a url of the page that you want to add to the main menu?

    in reply to: Questions about posting pictures. #1081
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You’re very welcome, Oliver.
    Thank you for using Bild.

    Paul

    in reply to: Menu – SocialShare – Spinner #1080
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Nowmemories,

    Thank you for your words about the theme. I really appreciate that.


    A little disclaimer: It’s best to do code modifications in a child theme, so they do not get overwritten during theme updates. However, of course you can always re-introduce modifications after a theme update.

    1.
    You can disable page scrolling when the menu is open by doing the following:

    Go to js/general.js file and replace the toggleMenu() function (around line 44) with the following:

    function toggleMenu() {
    	var hamburger = $('#mauer-hamburger');
    	var menu = $("#menu-popover");
    	var htmlAndBody = $("html, body");
    	$('#menu-toggle').click(function() {
    		hamburger.toggleClass('active');
    		menu.toggleClass('shown');
    		htmlAndBody.toggleClass('mauer-blocked-scrolling');
    		closeAllSubmenus();
    		return false;
    	});
    	$(document).bind('keydown',function(e){
    		if ( e.which == 27 ) {
    			menu.removeClass('shown');
    			htmlAndBody.removeClass('mauer-blocked-scrolling');
    			hamburger.removeClass('active');
    		}
    	});
    }

    Then use the following custom CSS (read further for a correct way to insert CSS):

    .mauer-blocked-scrolling {
    	margin: 0; 
    	height: 100%; 
    	overflow: hidden;
    }

    2.
    First, to share specific pics, you’ll need to setup the slider component of this theme (RoyalSlider) to use ‘deep linking’. Here is how to do that: http://mauer.co/topic/permanent-link-to-gallery-images-and-feature-image-cropping/#post-929

    Second, here are the hints that the author of RoyalSlider suggests for adding share buttons:
    http://help.dimsemenov.com/discussions/royalslider-wordpress/1863-social-media-sharing-buttons-on-mouse-over
    http://help.dimsemenov.com/discussions/royalslider-wordpress/2440-using-deeplinked-url-with-social-share-buttons
    http://help.dimsemenov.com/discussions/problems/57009-slider-and-social-sharing

    3.
    Basically, your code is almost right. I guess you may be placing it in a wrong place.
    Please install the Simple Custom CSS plugin. Once you install and activate the plugin, in your Admin Panel please go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Custom CSS’, paste the following code and save:

    .rsDefault .rsPreloader {
    	border-color: #fff;
    	border-top-color: transparent;
    }

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Some basic questions #1079
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Cali75,

    Thanks for your kind words about the theme.

    1. It is not absolutely necessary to install JetPack, however I recommend it. One of the things JetPack powers in this theme is the metadata for Facebook (Open Graph tags). So with JetPack installed, when you post links to your site on Facebook, it will display proper name, text and featured image (if post has it). Also, the subscribe form you see in the footer of the website in the demo is powered by JetPack. Overall, I’d recommend installing it.

    2. This is done by creating WP galleries. Here is a short video instruction.

    3. It is powered by the JetPack plugin.

    4. There are many ways. I would recommend to install this plugin. Once you install and activate it, in your Admin Panel go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Custom CSS’. And there you can put your custom CSS code.

    If you enjoy the theme (or the support), I kindly ask you to rate it on ThemeForest. This literally takes a moment and helps a lot. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Help – disable comment, google fonts, wide photos #1078
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello zAzq,

    a) To achieve that you need to insert images not as galleries, but rather as single images, with “Link to” parameter set to “Media File” for each image.

    To have single images displayed in lightbox, you can install and activate the PhotoSwipe plugin. Please mind: The PhotoSwipe library requires some special markup to be applied on images. This markup is applied with this plugin as soon as the post is saved. So if it doesn’t work on images in some old post, save that post again.

    b) This is not possible with this theme without custom coding (not provided as part of support according to ThemeForest rules). However, if you want to just change the font of the site title, here is how to do that: http://mauer.co/topic/font-change-for-a-beginner

    c) You can disable comments in the regular WP way, here is how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPaL1lMmFFY.

    d) This is because you did not follow the User Guide and did not first install and activate the required plugins. Please see how to properly setup the theme in the User Guide.

    In case you don’t know where to find the User Guide:
    Go to https://themeforest.net/downloads. Find the theme and click ‘Download’ > ‘All files & documentation’. Download and unpack the zip file. The User Guide will be in the ‘Documentation’ folder.


    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Increasing Post Width (Image Width) #1077
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Divakar,

    The width of the column where the text and photos are contained in single post and single page templates is controlled by a Bootstrap-based grid. Here is what you can do to make it wider:


    A little disclaimer: It’s best to do such modifications in a child theme, so they do not get overwritten during theme updates. However, of course you can always re-introduce modifications after a theme update.

    Go to single.php file located in theme folder, go to line 25 (might slightly differ depending on the version of the theme), and replace this line:
    <div class="col-md-8 col-md-offset-2">
    with this:
    <div class="col-md-10 col-md-offset-1">

    If you wish to also increase the width of the column in page templates, please go to page.php file located in theme folder, go to line 24, and replace this line:
    <div class="col-md-8 col-md-offset-2">
    with this
    <div class="col-md-10 col-md-offset-1">

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Questions about posting pictures. #1069
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Oliver,

    Here is what you need to do to achieve that.


    A little disclaimer: It’s best to do such modifications in a child theme, so they do not get overwritten during theme updates. However, of course you can always re-introduce them after a theme update.

    1.
    Go to your functions.php file (located in theme folder) and replace the following three lines:

    Should be around line 186, replace
    add_image_size("mauer_thumb_7", 1320, 982, TRUE); // PhotoSwipe gallery big thumb
    with (if you want wider thumbs as in the demo):
    add_image_size("mauer_thumb_7", 1320, 99999, FALSE); // PhotoSwipe gallery big thumb
    or with (if you want thumbs the width of the text column):
    add_image_size("mauer_thumb_7", 850, 99999, FALSE); // PhotoSwipe gallery big thumb

    Should be around line 489, replace
    $class= "mauer-pswp-gallery-img-" . $i . "-of-" . $images_in_block;
    with
    $class= "mauer-pswp-gallery-img-1-of-1";

    Should be around line 504, replace
    $reg_thumb_size = 'mauer_thumb_8';
    with
    $reg_thumb_size = 'mauer_thumb_7';

    2.
    Then if you want the thumbnails to be the width of the text column, which in my opinion makes sense as you have a lot of portraits, go to js/general.js in your theme folder and replace (around line 299)
    function adjustPSWPWidth() {
    with
    function adjustPSWPWidth() { return;

    3.
    Finally install and activate this plugin, go to “Tools” > “Regen. Thumbnails” and regenerate the thumbnails.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Questions about posting pictures. #1041
    Paul
    Keymaster

    I’m sorry, I got lost.

    So what you can do is whether:

    1. Add your images in galleries and have it all function as in the demo. With pictures organized in rows of 1 and 2 and being cropped to album view.

    2. Get a code from me that will make your pictures clickable (in the format of the same lightbox). They can be wider, or same width as they are on your website now.

    3. Keep using single images rather than galleries. This way I won’t be able to help you with making them clickable into something decently looking.

    I would suggest to use the second of these options. Just without making the pictures wider.

    in reply to: Questions about posting pictures. #1039
    Paul
    Keymaster

    It depends on how you insert the images. If you insert them as galleries (like that). Then there will be a lightbox — just as in the demo. If you want to display your pictures in full (like here), rather than being cropped and organized in rows of 1 and 2, please let me know and I’ll provide you with a code modification to achieve that.

    in reply to: Questions about posting pictures. #1037
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Please turn off the Jetpack Photon module. Then install and activate this plugin and go to “Tools” > “Regen. Thumbnails” and regenerate the thumbnails.

    Also, you might want to have more “human” URLs. For that you can go to “Settings” > “Permalinks”, select “Post name” and save.

    in reply to: Questions about posting pictures. #1035
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Oliver,
    What’s the URL of your website?

    in reply to: "About" section text cut off by widget area #1027
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Thank you. Please also send your wordpress.com credentials (I need them to experiment with turning Jetpack on and off). Also, are you using any external caching (like CloudFlare)?

    in reply to: font change (for a beginner) #1026
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello, I guess you mean the font for the site title (the one that says ‘Essentialist’ in the demo).

    You can use a Google Font there. For example, Pacifico.

    To do that, please install the Simple Custom CSS plugin. Once you install and activate the plugin, in your Admin Panel please go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Custom CSS’, paste the following code and save:

    .site-logo a {
    	font-family: 'Pacifico', cursive;
    	font-size: 5.0rem;
    	padding-bottom:.8rem
    }

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: 3 col blog posts page #1022
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Great!

    Thank you for having rated the theme. And have a great weekend! : )

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: 3 col blog posts page #1020
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Did it work out for you?

    in reply to: 3 col blog posts page #1018
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Please try using the following code for the form. This is the exact code that the demo is using.
    You need to place it in Admin Panel > ‘Contact’ > Your form on the list > Paste the code and save.

    <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>
    in reply to: 3 col blog posts page #1015
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Clarissa,

    As for the Contact form: did you import the demo content? Can you please post a link to your website, so I could take a look at the form?

    The image galleries:
    No plugins required. You just need to add galleries in the regular WP way (‘Add Media’ button > ‘Create Gallery’). See video instruction here. The theme will stack your images in rows of 2 and 3 automatically — depending on whether you add an odd or even number of images to a gallery.

    in reply to: 3 col blog posts page #1012
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Clarissa,

    The layout of the archive pages (including the blog page) is controlled through Theme Options. If you’ve followed the installation steps in the User Guide, then you should now have a Theme Options item in your Admin Panel. There you can control the layout with the following settings:

    Choosing “Masonry” or “3-column grid” will give you 3 columned-layouts. Don’t forget to save the settings.

    

—

    In case you don’t know where to find the User Guide:
    Go to https://themeforest.net/downloads. Find the theme and click ‘Download’ > ‘All files & documentation’. Download and unpack the zip file. The User Guide will be in the ‘Documentation’ folder.


    If you like the theme (or the support), I would be really grateful if you could rate it on ThemeForest. This literally takes a moment and helps a lot. Thanks.

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Margin-top of ".entry-full & .entry-content" #1010
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You’re very welcome!
    Thank you for using Bild.

    in reply to: "About" section text cut off by widget area #1008
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Lindsay,

    Please email me your WP Admin credentials and I’ll take a look at it.
    Once you email them, please ping me here.

    Paul

    in reply to: Smaller Post Image #1007
    Paul
    Keymaster

    You’re very welcome!
    Thank you for using the Essentialist : )

    in reply to: Responsive Font scaling in Portfolio #1006
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Oliver,

    I’m happy to know that you enjoy the theme. I know I need to polish a couple things here and there and I’m freeing my time now to make an update.

    If you like the theme, I would be really grateful if you could rate it on ThemeForest. This literally takes a moment and helps a lot. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: plain site, return button & plugins #1005
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hey Norman,

    That’s an interesting solution with the logo. I’m happy that you like the theme. And it’s great to see it serving you well. If you like it, I would be very grateful if you could rate it on ThemeForest. This literally takes a moment and helps a lot. Thanks.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Margin-top of ".entry-full & .entry-content" #1004
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi!
    Seems like you are missing a pair of curly brackets in your code.

    Please try this:

    .entry-full .entry-content {
    	margin-top: 6.6rem;
    }
    
    @media (min-width: 768px) {
    	.entry-full .entry-content {
    		margin-top: 0.6rem;
    	}
    }

    If you enjoy item support, I would be very grateful if you could rate it on ThemeForest. This takes a moment and really helps a lot. Thank you.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Smaller Post Image #999
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    Thanks for your kind words and for the review. I really appreciate that.

    About the galleries, you need to use images that are bigger than 526×526 for the galleries to work properly. Here is the full version of a pic from a gallery — it’s just 600×428, it’s height is too small.
     
    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 the Essentialist. 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.

    Also, the Photon module (part of Jetpack plugin) that you use to serve pictures caches images forever (source). So you need to re-upload bigger versions of your pictures with different names if you want to serve them with Jetpack.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Smaller Post Image #997
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Speaking of how galleries behave,
    If you had the thumbnails generated by another theme, please regenerate the thumbnails. For that install and activate this plugin. Then go to ‘Tools’ > ‘Regen. Thumbnails’ and regenerate the thumbnails.

    As for the new code. If I use this very code in Simple Custom CSS plugin, I get the cover image on single post pages small. See screenshots. So please double-check and make sure you are using this code, and that no part of it is lost.

    The code I’m using
    The result

    The menu item can lead to a new tab. This is a built-in WP feature. You just need to make it visible in Screen Options. Here is a very quick demonstration.

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

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Smaller Post Image #991
    Paul
    Keymaster

    As for making the header image within the post smaller,

    If you use the second way described above, it will get smaller both on archive and single pages.
    And if you use the first way, please use the following CSS (instead of the snippet posted above):

    @media (min-width: 768px) {
    
    	.post-card.big .entry-thumb-wrapper {
    		text-align: center;
    	}
    
    	.post-card.big .entry-thumb-wrapper img,
    	.entry-full .entry-thumb img  {
    		max-width: 68%;
    	}
    
    }

    As for the galleries, can you please post screenshots of the behavior you are describing?
    What is the URL of your website?
    Do you experience the same issues with the galleries in theme demo (http://essentialist.mauer.co/)?

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: plain site, return button & plugins #990
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Norman,
    I see. THat’s actually the browser that is generating this tooltip. I’ll see if I can remove it when I get to updating the theme.
    Thanks for your attention to details : )

    in reply to: plain site, return button & plugins #985
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hey Norman,

    I’m not sure what you mean by ‘mouse quicklook/tooltip’. Do you mean that the name of the gallery and category are displayed when you hover over a thumbnail?

    in reply to: Smaller Post Image #984
    Paul
    Keymaster

    So here it goes. There are 2 separate ways:

    Way One.
    If you want to keep the aspect ratio that the theme uses, and would just want to make the picture smaller (as in the screenshot I’ve posted above).

    To do that please install the Simple Custom CSS plugin. Once you install and activate the plugin, in your Admin Panel please go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Custom CSS’, paste the following code and save:

    @media (min-width: 768px) {
    
    	.post-card.big .entry-thumb-wrapper {
    		text-align: center;
    	}
    
    	.post-card.big .entry-thumb-wrapper img {
    		max-width: 68%;
    	}
    
    }

    Feel free to change 68% to whatever you feel looks best.

    Way Two.
    If you want to still have the image fullwidth, with its height reduced.

    In this case you will need to alter the thumb size and then regenerate the thumbs. Here is how to do that.

    Please note that it’s best to do this in a child theme — so that your changes don’t get overwritten when you update the theme.

    In your theme folder please go to the functions.php file and find the following line (see screenshot):

    add_image_size( "mauer_cover_thumb", 1596, 860, TRUE );

    860 is the height. As all the other thumbnails in the theme, it’s slightly bigger than the area where it’s displayed (for sharper looks on Retina-like displays). Change 860 to whatever you like and save the file.

    Once you’re done, install and activate this plugin. Then go to ‘Tools’ > ‘Regen. Thumbnails’ and regenerate the thumbnails.

    Please mind that this will make you cover images smaller both on archive pages and on single pages.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Smaller Post Image #980
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Yepp, I’ll provide you with the way to do that tomorrow — when I’m back in the office.

    in reply to: Vertical images are cut off in mobile and desktop #979
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Lbute,
    Great to know you’ve figured it out.
    Thank you for using Bild.
    Paul

    in reply to: Smaller Post Image #973
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Apt2b,

    What you can do is actually have the first post displayed as the others: by going to “Theme Options” and unchecking the “Make the first blog post big” checkbox, this will make your page look similar to this:

    Or are you looking to achieve something like that (see screenshot)?

    Kind regards,
    Paul.

    in reply to: Masonry only showing 1 post per "older post" #970
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Kimihein,

    Can you please go to your Admin Panel > ‘Settings’ > ‘Reading’ and let me know what’s the value in the ‘Blog pages show at most’ field? Thanks.

    Paul

    in reply to: Questions about posting pictures. #968
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Aegae,

    1.
    This theme creates thumbnails of the images you upload. This follows the general WP logics and is done so for speed purposes. However, this is not meant to decrease the quality essentially.

    

For instance, on this page you can see this thumbnail. As all the other thumbnails in the theme, it’s slightly bigger than the area where it’s displayed (for sharper looks on Retina-like displays). This particular image is 1320×982 and is displayed as 1060×788.

    

If you mean the sort of quality decrease like this, I would say it’s a common practice, and does not actually look bad. If you used the whole sizes, your pages would be taking smth like a minute or more to load.

    

Can you please also post a link to your website, so I could take a look at your particular case?Maybe you have smth else going on there.


    2.
    Vertical pictures and today’s horizontal screens are often a tough match. Yes, the theme crops the thumbnails in portfolio. It shows the full picture (non cropped) when you click. This page pretty much gives an impression of how portrait photos look in this themes’ portfolio projects. BTW, if you’re using galleries (not portfolio projects), you have an option to fit the area, like so — example.

    

If you want, you can control the area of the picture that is taken for the horizontal version.



    With this plugin you can specify the area of a bigger picture which goes to the cut version. Pretty similar to what you do when you upload a profile pic to Facebook.

    The image sizes that are used by the thumbs in portfolio projects are the following:
    
mauer_thumb_7 — big thumb

    mauer_thumb_8 — half-size thumb




    Finally, “making pairs”: 
This theme automatically stack up your images into rows of 1 and 2 pictures.

    If you’re curious, here is the actual rule it follows:
    

1 -> 1
    2 -> 11
    3 -> 12
    4 -> 121
    5 -> 212
    6 -> 1221
    7 -> 2122
    8 -> 12212
    9 -> 121221
    10 -> 212212
    11 -> 1212212
    12 -> 12122121
    13 -> 21212212
    14 -> 121221212
    15 -> 1212212121
    16 -> 1212212212
    (and then it just repeats itself).

    
Here is an example: 4 -> 121. 
So if you have 4 images in a gallery it will be displayed as: a row of 1, a row of 2, a row of 1.

 You can reorder the pics in the gallery to control which images are paired with which ones. Or I can give you a code that will always display the images 1 in a row. Would you like that?




    Kind regards,

    Paul

    in reply to: plain site, return button & plugins #967
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hey Norman,

    Sorry for late reply. I’m definitely bookmarking your website as an interesting example of Bild in the wild. And I really enjoy how you made the first pic on the front page be with and without the overlay. I love your photographs. I myself do some amateur travel/architecture stuff: instagram.com/ppovoroznuk.

    As for the ‘Load more’, yes, it’s a bug. I’ll fix it during the next theme update which is scheduled for May (the beginning of).

    And as for your changes and losing them. If you made changes to the code of the actual style.css file in theme folder, they will be overwritten — as all the theme files are overwritten during theme updates.

    However, speaking of CSS changes, you can introduce them via a plugin, and they won’t get lost during theme updates. Here is a good one: Simple Custom CSS. Once you install and activate it, in your Admin Panel menu please go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Custom CSS’, paste your custom code and save.

    Also, if you want Facebook to have a featured image when you paste a link there, you can do it with the Jetpack plugin.

    Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Responsive Font scaling in Portfolio #966
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Oliver,
    I see what you mean.

    Please go to your functions.php file and find the following line there:
    .entry-full .entry-title, .entry-full .entry-title a {font-size: 6.0rem;}
    If you’re using the latest version of the theme it will be line 1472. If you’re using a different version, it will be somewhere around line 1472.

    Here is how it should look:

    Now insert these 3 lines after it:

    @media (min-width: 768px) and (max-width: 1199px) {.entry-full .entry-title, .entry-full .entry-title a {font-size: 5.3rem;}}
    @media (min-width: 600px) and (max-width: 767px) {.entry-full .entry-title, .entry-full .entry-title a {font-size: 5.1rem;}}
    @media (max-width: 599px) {.entry-full .entry-title, .entry-full .entry-title a {font-size: 3.8rem;}}

    Should look like this with the inserted lines:

    And thank you for bringing this up. I will fix that in the next theme update.

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: change site title font? #956
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Thanks! I really appreciate that! = )

    in reply to: change site title font? #954
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Great to be of help : )
    I would really appreciate if you could rate the theme (or the support) on ThemeForest. This really helps a lot.

    in reply to: change site title font? #952
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Jchfk,

    To change the site title font to Pacifico, please install the Simple Custom CSS plugin. Once you install and activate the plugin, in your Admin Panel please go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Custom CSS’, paste the following code and save:

    @import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Pacifico');
    .site-logo a {font-family: 'Pacifico', cursive;}
    .text-logo {top: .3rem;}

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Permanent link to gallery images and feature image cropping #951
    Paul
    Keymaster

    It’s great to know you found my reply useful. For the rate and estimate, please drop me a letter at pavel@mauer.co.
    Thank you.

    in reply to: Full demo content? #950
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Colea,

    The layout of the archive pages (including the blog page) is controlled through Theme Options. If you’ve followed the installation steps in the user guide, then you should now have a Theme Options item in your Admin Panel. There you can control the layout with the following settings:

    Particularly, please pay attention to the “Make the first blog post big” setting — this will make your first post have a large image.

    

—

    In case you don’t know where to find the User Guide: Go to https://themeforest.net/downloads. Find the theme and click ‘Download’ > ‘All files & documentation’. Download and unpack the zip file. The User Guide will be in the ‘Documentation’ folder.


    Kind Regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Google fonts #949
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Jmmirandagv,

    This theme does not offer changing fonts functionality out-of-the box. You can change the fonts by altering the code of the theme (preferably with a child theme).

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: creating galleries #948
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Practically, yes. The galleries exist inside posts/pages. So you can’t create one gallery and use it in different posts. You’d have to recreate it (e.g. by copy-pasting the ‘gallery’ shortcode in the ‘text’ editor mode).

    in reply to: Responsive Font scaling in Portfolio #947
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Oliver,

    As for a sort of control to return to galleries list, I value your feedback and will consider a thing like that for future updates.

    Speaking of the text over the cover images not being scaled, can you please post a link to your website, so I could take a look? Because actually this text is responsive. See the gif below. In it the font size of the “San Francisco Stories” phrase is resized from 64px to 36px based on the screen width.

    So I really need to take a look at your particular setup to be able to understand the issue and be able to help.

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Valentina,

    The grey stripes on iPhone and iMac:
    The issue with the images being collapsed to the grey stripes was caused by the Simple WP Retina plugin. I’ve deactivated it. You don’t really need a plugin of that sort with this theme as the image sizes in this theme are slightly bigger than the logical resolution that they are displayed in — for crispier looks, especially on Retina-like displays.

    Having the galleries as in the demo:
    To have your galleries displayed as in this page you need to add galleries in the regular WP way (‘Add Media’ button > ‘Create Gallery’). See video instruction here. The algorithms of the theme will stack your images in rows of 1 and 2 automatically.

    Now you are adding images individually instead of creating a gallery, that’s why it looks different.

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Title picture, background color, font and instagram feed #932
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Anouk,

    You can achieve the first two items from your list by doing the following:

    Install the Simple Custom CSS plugin. Once you install and activate the plugin, in your Admin Panel please go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Custom CSS’, paste the following code and save:

    /* Full entries headings without the background image */
    
    .entry-full .entry-title {
    	color: #242a33;
    	font-size: 3.8rem;
    	line-height: 1.5em;
    	letter-spacing: .2em;
    	margin-top: 9.3rem;
    }
    
    @media (min-width: 500px) and (max-width: 991px) {
    	.entry-full .entry-title {font-size: 3.4rem;}
    }
    
    @media (max-width: 499px) { 
    	.entry-full .entry-title {font-size: 2.3rem;}
    }
    
    .entry-full .entry-thumb {
    	height: 24.3rem;
    	background-image:none!important;
    }
    
    .entry-full .entry-thumb-overlay {
    	display: none;
    }
    
    .entry-full .entry-meta,
    .entry-full .entry-meta a {
      color: #6b6c6e;
    }
    
    /* Site background color */
    
    body,
    .navbar-default,
    .navbar-default .navbar-collapse, 
    .navbar-default .navbar-form,
    .logo-link {
      background-color: #fff;
    }

    You can change fonts and sizes with custom CSS as well. If you tell me the exact fonts you want in place of the existing ones, I can provide you with the CSS. However, please mind that customizing the sizes is not that quick and simple, so I won’t be able to provide this customization. Also please mind that customizations are not part of the support according to official ThemeForest policy.

    As for the Instagram feed, there’s no built-in Instagram feed functionality in this theme. Please consider using a plugin.

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Valentina,

    1. Can you please take a look at the gallery in theme demo from your devices and see if you experience the same issue viewing the demo website — Demo Gallery (http://bild.mauer.co/portfolio/?demo_layout=masonry)?

    2. Did you make any modifications to the code of the theme, or add any other code with plugins/etc.?

    3. Can you please send your WP Admin credentials to pave@mauer.co so I could take a closer look at the issue? Please let me know here once you send them.

    As for the Visual Composer, this theme is intentionally builder-free to reduce bulkiness and bugs that often come with builders. So there’s no out-of-the box support for any type of visual composers (and it hasn’t been advertised neither in theme description, nor in the demo).

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Permanent link to gallery images and feature image cropping #929
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Awfulscribbles,

    Linking to a specific image within a gallery is called ‘deep linking’ and is supported by the slider component that is used in the theme (Royal Slider). What you need to do is alter the way this slider is initialized and tell it that you want deep linking enabled. Here is how to do that:

    Please mind that it’s better to alter the functionality of your theme by creating a child theme — this way your changes won’t get overwritten the next time you update the theme.

    The code that initializes the slider is located in theme folder > js/general.js. There around line 135 is the initializeSlider function. What you need to do is add the following code:

    // this lets link to specific slides
    deeplinking: {
    	enabled: true,
    	change:	true,
    	prefix: 'comic-',
    }

    in the following place:

    Please note the comma after the autoPlay array (highlighted in the screenshot). Make sure you add this comma.

    If you add this code, your individual slides will be accessible by the following kind of URLs:
    your-domain.com/gal/gallery-name/#comic-3

    The word ‘comic-’ comes from the prefix parameter in the code above. Feel free to change it.

    As for the blog featured images and their sizing, there’s no quick way to alter that. You can hire me at my regular rate for this customization (please mind that customizations are not part of the support according to official ThemeForest policy).

    Also, maybe you’ll find it useful to have the ability to manually control which exact part of the image is displayed (crop manually). You can do this with the Post Thumbnail Editor plugin.
    With this plugin you can specify the area of a bigger picture which goes to the cut version. Pretty similar to what you do when you upload a profile pic to Facebook.
    The image size used for the featured image on a single blog post page is mauer_thumb_6.

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: creating galleries #926
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Lindsay,

    To create a page with the galleries similar to the one in the demo (http://storyteller.mauer.co/galleries-showcase/):

    1. Please go ‘Pages’ > ‘Add New’ in your Admin Panel.

    2. Add galleries to this page in a regular WP way (‘Add Media’ button > ‘Create Gallery’). See video instruction here: https://videopress.com/v/GKoEC54c. 

    On the front end, images stack up automatically. If you add an odd number of images to a gallery (e.g. 5), the last row will have 3 images. And if you add an even number (e.g. 4), the last row will have 2 images.

    3. After you’ve created the page, go to ‘Appearance’ > ‘Menus’ in the Admin Panel, and add your newly created page to the menu. Here is a video instruction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2RvizFq7As

    Then to add new galleries (or new images to existing galleries) to the page you’ve created, just edit the page and use the same native WP gallery interface that is mentioned in step 2.

    So this way you’ll have a page on your menu with a gallery/galleries that you can add images to.

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    • This reply was modified 4 years ago by Paul.
    in reply to: Front page not updating #925
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hello Hareth,
    As of now, I can see you have three posts on the website — all of them listed on the front page.

    If you’re still experiencing this issue, can you please send your WP Admin credentials to pavel@mauer.co, so I could take a closer look at it, and make sure all your posts are listed properly?

    Kind regards,
    Paul

    in reply to: Google Analytics #919
    Paul
    Keymaster

    Woohoo!
    Thank you, the person behind the mysterious ‘Awfulscribbles’ nickname : )
    Have a great holiday!

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