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  • in reply to: Showcase your website #83201

    Love the theme – there were some growing pains, but now that I’ve gotten a handle on it, it really shines.

    http://danmerhar.com/

    in reply to: Video with "preview image" broken on mobile devices #107819

    Fixed it. Thanks for catching that I forgot to upgrade. Also fixed a few other lingering problems on mobile as well.

    in reply to: Video with "preview image" broken on mobile devices #107818

    D’oh! I could have sworn I updated the theme. I must have accidentally dragged the wrong version. Updating now, hopefully it fixes some of the issues I’ve been having. I’ll let you know.

    in reply to: Video with "preview image" broken on mobile devices #107816

    The image shows up just fine, with a play button overlay, but trying to interact with it causes absolutely nothing to happen. At one point, I managed to hit just the right area, and tap at it multiple times, and the video loaded. I’m not sure if YouTube made a change on their end, but the functionality has been broken for a little while now.

    in reply to: Slideshow autorotation broken on frontpage. #101298

    Found the problem – if “quote” is selected as the post type, the slideshow functionality is broken. Which is slightly unfortunate, as I much preferred the look of the quote post. Any easy way to make a gallery post mimic the look of a quote post? I guess I could make a custom template specifically for the post type.

    in reply to: Slideshow autorotation broken on frontpage. #101297

    No luck. Could the slideshow autorotation being broken have anything to do with how I’ve got my page structured?

    in reply to: Best solution for portfolio load times? #100597

    OK. Thank you. If it ever becomes an issue, I’ll break the categories into their own separate pages and just add a drop-down menu in the sidebar.

    in reply to: Best solution for portfolio load times? #100595

    It does break the portfolio. Unfortunate. :(

    If I lower the amount of entries visible on any one page, the load times are great, but then it only sorts between the entries it loads. If I understand how the sortable portfolio works, all of the items are loaded into “memory”, and clicking on a category just narrows down what has already been loaded?

    How would I go about changing it so the individual categories load specific pages with their own unique portfolios? It would be a fair workaround without having to add sub-categories to the Main Menu, and would not require extensive tweaking to the JS.

    in reply to: Custom Sidebar for Dynamic Template? #98992

    I think you were actually having the same exact problem I was, in which case the Widget Logic is your best bet. The code I supplied is for the sidebar widgets that appear when you have nothing there at all. Placing something into the Sidebar Pages widget box will make it appear everywhere, regardless of if there is a custom widget for that specific page. Kind of a bummer, but the plug-in should take care of it, unless you want to make a custom widget box for every page you create.

    in reply to: Custom Sidebar for Dynamic Template? #98990

    Perfect. Much more elegant than a bunch of custom widget areas. :) And I learned a bit about PHP, too.

    @kbunt, if you have a widget placed in the custom widget area, the ‘dummy_sidebar’ should disappear.

    If you have a link showing exactly what’s happening, I can help you pinpoint the exact problem (I spent way too long last night trying to figure out the sidebar issue).

    There are two possible solutions:

    The simple solution is to make sure Theme Options > Layout and Settings > Page Sidebar Navigation is set to ‘Don’t display Sidebar navigation’.

    The more complicated solution (which I’m not sure if it’s your problem or not)…

    If you want the automatic dummy sidebar widgets to be turned off for all pages, change the bolded area under Appearance > Editor > sidebar.php as follows:

    //display the sidebars

    if(!empty($sidebars_to_show) && is_array($sidebars_to_show))

    {

    foreach ($sidebars_to_show as $sidebar)

    {

    $default_sidebar = true;

    echo “<div class=’sidebar units sidebar_”.$sidebar.” “.$avia_config.”‘>”;

    echo “<div class=’inner_sidebar extralight-border’>”;

    to

    //display the sidebars

    if(!empty($sidebars_to_show) && is_array($sidebars_to_show))

    {

    foreach ($sidebars_to_show as $sidebar)

    {

    $default_sidebar = false;

    echo “<div class=’sidebar units sidebar_”.$sidebar.” “.$avia_config.”‘>”;

    echo “<div class=’inner_sidebar extralight-border’>”;

    Thanks for the suggestions. I may download Firefox and Firebug and see if it helps alleviate any of the problems I’ve been having. I don’t hope to be a coding expert by any means, but at least be able to customize a website to my particular needs.

    I’ve been using Google Chrome’s built-in functionality, though it only goes so far in being useful to me as I need to brush up on my CSS. I know the changes I’m asking are quite a bit more complex than simple styling questions. ;]

    With this theme in particular, what coding languages would you suggest I look into to get a better grasp of what exactly is happening behind the scenes?

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