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  • in reply to: Preview Image Not Appearing on Page with Dynamic Template #105488

    Hi Nick,

    Thanks, that worked and you were right about Contact 7 being the culprit.

    I would love to have a professional do the site, but I didn’t receive a quote for less than $5,000 to do what I’ve pretty much accomplished (minus the portfolio plugin on the Artists page) using WordPress and Abundance. Even after all the headaches, that fee doesn’t seem justified.

    I really appreciate all the help you guys give. Hopefully one of the portfolio plugins will get the job done.

    Cheers

    in reply to: Preview Image Not Appearing on Page with Dynamic Template #105486

    Hi Nick,

    Yes, I think you hit the nail on the head. I only did the columns in the dynamic template because this is my very first website and I have no idea how to code in order to get the right layout. I tried both the Awesome Filterable Portfolio (AFP) and Nimble Portfolio (NP) plugins but didn’t quite have the result I was hoping for. What do you mean by archive pages?

    AFP was ok, but I couldn’t get a thumbnail or smaller sized image to appear on the page — only the full sized image which looked even worse than what I currently have on my Artists page. It seemed to have some glitches as I could not delete Portfolio Items and it did not allow me to upload images to the Thumbnail size, I could only copy and paste a link. I sat through the video tutorial and some of the options available on the video tutorial screenshot weren’t appearing on my dashboard. <— I’m sure these comments are far more useful on AFP’s plugin site, but this is all background for my Abundance question coming up.

    I deactivated AFP and tried NP for comparison but could not get an actual image to appear despite all options and fields actually appearing on the dashboard. I left to grab some dinner and when I came back to tinker with the site, it said I had to log back in. The following screenshots are what I saw when I tried to login:

    1) The first and second links were of the same page (the second link is just a screenshot of the same page scrolling further down), after clicking to edit a page from the dashboard:

    http://s390.beta.photobucket.com/user/RhythmSF/media/SNAFU1.jpg.html

    http://s390.beta.photobucket.com/user/RhythmSF/media/SNAFU2.jpg.html

    2) After entering my login info and clicking enter, this is what I saw:

    http://s390.beta.photobucket.com/user/RhythmSF/media/AfterClickingLogin.jpg.html

    I restarted my computer and after entering this into the URL: http://www.lotussf.com/wp-admin this is what I saw:

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /homepages/44/d376656399/htdocs/site/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/controller.php on line 131

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /homepages/44/d376656399/htdocs/site/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/controller.php:131) in /homepages/44/d376656399/htdocs/site/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 881

    I can no longer access the dashboard and now most of the pages have this following bit of code at the very top:

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /homepages/44/d376656399/htdocs/site/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/controller.php on line 131

    This is actually the second time this has happened to me with the Abundance template. The first time happened in mid-December. I had just activated the Woo Commerce plugin and before I got to really play around with it, I was logged out and could not log back in. I had posted on the forum but nobody could figure out what was wrong. The only thing I could do was have my friend who setup the site originally, go in the back end and reinstall everything. I just saw this posting on the forum and it sounds pretty similar except that I can’t even access the dashboard so I’m not sure how I would make sure this section of code is even there:

    http://www.kriesi.at/support/topic/site-broken

    Any thoughts on what might be happening and if there are any alternatives to having my friend reinstall everything? Great suggestions with the portfolio plugins, by the way. Hopefully I’ll be able to test them again soon!

    Thanks.

    in reply to: Preview Image Not Appearing on Page with Dynamic Template #105484

    Hi Nick,

    The Alix Alvarez page (http://www.lotussf.com/artists/alix-alvarez/) isn’t linked to that gallery (http://www.lotussf.com/galleries/2013flyers/march2013flyers/), but is instead linked to the parent page (http://www.lotussf.com/artists-test/) containing a dynamic template which contains 4 columns.

    Basically, what I have right now on my site is the page entitled Artists (http://www.lotussf.com/artists/). Currently, all of the artists have photos and links beneath them to their individual artist pages – i.e. the Alix Alvarez page (http://www.lotussf.com/artists/alix-alvarez/) and is listed underneath the other alphabetically. The reason I created the Artists Test page (http://www.lotussf.com/artists-test/), was because I don’t really like the layout of the Artists (http://www.lotussf.com/artists/) page, and decided to create this hidden page (currently made public so you can help me) to test out a new layout using a dynamic template. Once I’m able to perfect this dynamic template on the Artists Test page, I will delete this page and change the Artists page to use this template.

    I would prefer to have 4 columns of artists on the Artists Test page and as many ‘rows’ of columns as needed until all the artists on my roster have their picture and link posted. Here’s a drawing of what that would look like and what I mean by columns on the dynamic template:

    http://www.lotussf.com/site/wp-content/gallery/logos/artisttester2_3_13.jpg

    I sort of figured out how to get the correct layout for the Artists Test page using a dynamic template with 4 columns as one of the elements in the Template Builder. I set the ‘first row’ of this dynamic template to the following settings:

    Column 1: Single Page

    Page: Alix Alvarez (http://www.lotussf.com/artists/alix-alvarez/)

    Overwrite default Link: (left blank)

    How do you want to display the page: Preview image and post title

    Column 2: Single Page

    Page: Amir (http://www.lotussf.com/artists/amir/)

    Overwrite default Link: (http://www.lotussf.com/artists/amir/) <— Same results as column 1 when left blank

    How do you want to display the page: Preview image and post title

    Basically, I kept it the same as above in my initial query, but what I had done incorrectly before was that I only uploaded a picture into the “Featured Media” box on the post (http://www.lotussf.com/site/wp-content/gallery/logos/artisttestfeaturedimage.jpg), and not on the actual artist’s page (no screenshot for the fields were entered exactly the same as in the post). Once I went to the actual page (http://www.lotussf.com/artists/alix-alvarez/) and uploaded a picture to the “Featured Media” box, his picture showed up on the Artists Test page (http://www.lotussf.com/artists-test/). I repeated this step of uploading photos to the individual artist pages for the other 3 artists in the top row — Amir (column 2), Crazy Legs (column 3) & Daniel Best (column 4) — and achieved the desired result with the exception of the cropping of the photos. Alix Alvarez and Amir’s photos look stretched out so I wanted to know if there was a certain dimension I should be cropping these photos to prevent them from looking stretched out. I had previously cropped all the artists’ photos on the original Artists page (http://www.lotussf.com/artists/) and want to see how to have them roughly the same size on the Artists Test page. This is the only thing I now need to figure out in order to get my page looking the way I want!

    For the next element on the Template Builder, I entered a horizontal row, followed by columns and once again chose 4 columns. If you look at the “second row” of artists beginning with David Harness (column 1) and Daz-I-Kue (column 2), I only set the dynamic template to their pages, but have not uploaded photos to the “Featured Media” box so only their names appear with links to their pages. What’s weird is that I have left columns 3 and 4 completely blank: http://www.lotussf.com/site/wp-content/gallery/logos/row2_columnselement.jpg

    For some reason, the template is pulling the photos from my March 2013 page (http://www.lotussf.com/galleries/2013flyers/march2013flyers/) and inserting those images into columns 3 and 4 of row two, even though all fields for those columns were left untouched. Is this because this March 2013 page was the most recent page I created? I noticed that the Artists Test page was the second to last page I created. Prior to adding the March 2013 page, the Artists Test page appeared like this: http://www.lotussf.com/site/wp-content/gallery/logos/artiststestscreenshotjpg.jpg. I believe it was because, at the time, I had that black and white image uploaded in the “Featured Media” box so columns 2 – 4 were pulling that image. Truthfully, this last question is not totally important to me as I’ve mostly figured out how to create my dynamic template now.

    in reply to: remove post comments option from abundance theme blog #105453

    Perfect, thanks! One more question — is it possible to remove the breadcrumbs from all posts?

    in reply to: remove post comments option from abundance theme blog #105451

    Thanks, that worked but is it also possible to remove the date the post was created?

    in reply to: Preview Image Not Appearing on Page with Dynamic Template #105482

    Hi Devin,

    Sorry about that. It was probably because the page was set to private. I’ve now made it public. This is what it looked like:

    http://www.lotussf.com/site/wp-content/gallery/logos/artiststestscreenshotjpg.jpg

    At present, it’s pulling up a different gallery which I added late last night to a different page (http://www.lotussf.com/galleries/) which has nothing to do with the Alix Alvarez page (http://www.lotussf.com/artists/alix-alvarez/) I’ve referenced:

    http://www.lotussf.com/artists-test/

    The links now go to that gallery page instead of the specified artist page on both the dynamic template and featured media image for the Artists Page. Again, I’m not sure how it decided to pull these photos.

    *In regards to your comments…my questions are in all CAPS:

    The preview image issue is tricky because you can’t specify how an image gets cropped. You would have to FTP to your media folder and replace that specific image size with a version you’ve cropped manually.

    -IS THERE A SPECIFIC SIZE THESE PHOTOS SHOULD BE FOR A 4 COLUMN PAGE ON ABUNDANCE? ALSO, SINCE I’M TRYING TO CREATE A PAGE WHICH SHOWS A HEAD SHOT, SHOULD I JUST TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT AT LEAST THE HEAD IS IN THE MIDDLE AND CROSS MY FINGERS THAT IT WILL BE CROPPED WHERE I WANT?

    Make sure that each page has an image set in the themes image gallery meta box that is under the visual editor. That is where the theme will pull an image from.

    -IS THE ‘THEMES IMAGE GALLERY META BOX’ THE SAME AS THE ‘ADD FEATURED MEDIA BOX’ UNDERNEATH THE VISUAL EDITOR? IF THAT IS THE CASE, I ACTUALLY ALREADY HAVE AN IMAGE (http://www.lotussf.com/site/wp-content/gallery/logos/artisttestfeaturedimage.jpg) SET AS THE FEATURED IMAGE FOR THE ARTISTS TEST PAGE WHICH IS THE ORIGINAL IMAGE I WANTED FOR THE FIRST COLUMN. IF SO, WHY DID THAT FEATURED IMAGE ONLY POP UP ON THE OTHER 3 COLUMNS WHICH DID NOT HAVE A SPECIFIED PAGE LINKED TO IT, AND WHY DIDN’T THAT FEATURED IMAGE APPEAR ON COLUMN 1 WHERE I HAD HOPED?

    Thanks.

    in reply to: remove post comments option from abundance theme blog #105447

    I just tried deleting that section of code from the Single Post and it still shows comments on the right-hand side. Is there something else that needs to be done? Here’s the post that I did this to: http://www.lotussf.com/alixalvarez/

    Thanks in advance!

    Hi Ismael,

    I went to that link but am unable to login. We had to assign a new database and the site is back up again. Unfortunately, it reverted to the last saved back up which happened before I uploaded the Abundance theme. :(

    I really appreciate the prompt support.

    I recently added the Woo Commerce plugin and also tried to update the slider with new photos. I stepped away from the computer for a second and when I returned, my site (www.lotussf.com) was completely down and only shows an error message. I tried to undo what was uploaded and could not even login (http://www.lotussf.com/site/wp-admin). Any thoughts on how I can get to a working login page and how I can get my site looking how it was before?

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