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  • in reply to: Using the Entypo icons #4349

    Roger Leitch
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    Only thing I have seen is the demo here:http://grow.livingos.com/elements/icons/

    However they can be viewed and downloaded here: rhttp://www.entypo.com/
    The download contains a guide which has the names and character codes.

    The other place is to look in the theme css folder in the style.CSS file.

    Hope this helps.

    in reply to: Mint on localhost – XAMPP/Win7 #4347

    Roger Leitch
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    You will find in the xamp file structure contains a settings file called php.ini
    As the error message suggests, this need editing to increase the allowed file size upload limit.

    Best to stop xampp, edit the file and then restart it.

    The other location where a setting could affect uploads is the apache configuration files. Usually called httpd.conf

    in reply to: HTTPS and Share Icons #4326

    Roger Leitch
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    Thanks – the explanation makes sense.
    I was struggling to find where the buttons and links were located!

    I knew disabling was an option, however I wanted to keep the buttons.

    The site I was testing HTTPS with is one that is not being used, and happened to use the lush theme.
    I will try it with Grow and look at reverse engineering the Grow method for my sites that use Pure.

    in reply to: HTTPS and Share Icons #4327

    Roger Leitch
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    Thanks – the explanation makes sense.
    I was struggling to find where the buttons and links were located!

    I knew disabling was an option, however I wanted to keep the buttons.

    The site I was testing HTTPS with is one that is not being used, and happened to use the lush theme.
    I will try it with Grow and look at reverse engineering the Grow method for my sites that use Pure.

    in reply to: HTTPS and Share Icons #4321

    Roger Leitch
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    in reply to: Newbie questions #4305

    Roger Leitch
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    A useful plugin for child page navigation, is “widget context”.

    If you want different menus on different pages then you can create multiple custom menus, then put multiple menu widgets in the same widget sidebar area, then use widget context to only display the menu you want.

    Hope this helps.

    Roger

    in reply to: Using the section template #4263

    Roger Leitch
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    Thanks, got the section colours to work fine.

    Rather than creating tables / a calender, I am now planning to embed the information from a letting site that they already use as well.
    Looks like the browser-shots plugin will make my life easy.

    in reply to: speeding up access from mobile devices #4200

    Roger Leitch
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    Now tried it out with the Chrome beta Browser on a Nexus7 and Nexus 4 to a test site using the grow theme.

    (I checked and the theme contains <meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0″/> in the header). The example in the article did not have the initial-scale parameter.

    It was hard to spot any significant speed increase if changing pages, but swapping tabs seemed slightly quicker.

    I think you would need special test equipment to measure it properly.

    It’s good to know that the theme is ready for when the improvements go live.
    #cuttingedge

    in reply to: speeding up access from mobile devices #4199

    Roger Leitch
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    Not tried it yet, I will have to find out how to get the beta version.

    I did check that the behaviour of pages matched the requirements for the feature to work, provided the meta statement is used.

    Assuming it does, then it’s another selling point for your responsive themes.

    in reply to: Image sizes #4177

    Roger Leitch
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    Thanks – I am getting there.

    To summarise my understanding:

    In a feature post – used for sliders, we should use a “slider” image size / ratio of 1140 x 300
    (Good idea to avoid circular objects in the images as they are stretched to 100% width) .

    In a post / page where you want it reached via a widget thumbnail, set the featured image size/ratio to “widget” 420x 260.

    Featured images are not displayed on pages, even with post-image-head set to 1.

    You can include an image – “single” with size/ratio 955x 590, which will fill the width of a standard page template.

    My original concern was to do with Featured images being used as a page featured image AND also being used as a widget image. This results in the widget version being cropped.

    If I do not enable the feature image option in GROW and instead use “single” images in posts / pages, then there are no issues because the featured image is only used for widgets..

    In one of my other sites with the PURE theme, I am using the featured image on pages, so using my custom sizes of half / quarter of the featured image size for widgets works fine.

    Hope this explanation helps others.

    in reply to: Archive Page Title #4134

    Roger Leitch
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    Thanks, you confirm what I suspected.

    I will have a play with theme files.

    They just released version 1.8 and livingos gets a mention. 🙂

    in reply to: Archive Page Title #4129

    Roger Leitch
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    Found where the title was coming from – archive.php in the theme.

    Copied it to my child theme and added code from the plugin.

    <?php
    $sermon_settings = get_option('wpfc_options');
    $archive_title = $sermon_settings['archive_title'];
    if(empty($archive_title)):
    $archive_title = 'Sermons';
    endif;
    ?>

    Then in the original code changed from

    <?php else : ?>
    <?php _e( 'Blog Archive' , 'livingos' ); ?>
    <?php endif; ?>

    to

    <?php else : ?>
    <?php _e( $archive_title , 'livingos' ); ?>
    <?php endif; ?>

    Which means it picks up the value from the sermon manager plug in.

    It is a crude hack, as it should only show that title on archive pages with sermon posts.
    I think I will get away with it as I am not using the site for blogging.
    (Posts are being used for news items only).

    I think the best option would be if the plug-in used its own archive page for sermon type posts (it has one).

    Can you suggest a better way?
    or how to get the plug in own archive page to be used for that content type?

    in reply to: Pure Version 2.7 Rleased #3982

    Roger Leitch
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    I assume if we have added the code to enable buttons in a child theme, we can remove that line of code and use the theme option instead.

    in reply to: Strapline Replacement not visible #3842

    Roger Leitch
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    As suggested I added it in the second widget area and it worked, so I created a custom CSS class to get the size and colour right.

    Unfortunately it also added a set of divider lines which ended up behind the text.

    I simply moved my text (with custom class) underneath the video embed code in the first text widget area and it now looks fine.

    I am now working on some custom menu icons and pleased to say my tests have shown it should work ok.

    Child themes are really useful 🙂

    in reply to: Page Layout Problem #3776

    Roger Leitch
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    Thanks, problem solved.

    I had inserted the 3 column layout and manually edited the tags.

    I had checked the codex, but failed to spot the “s” :'(

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