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  • #32476

    johnbogs
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    I loaded genesis in place of a thesis theme. I bought Metro and loaded that after genesis.

    I didnt get any of the full look of metro. No background, no images just the content that I already had.

    I uploaded the xml file thinking that would add the images and format. No luck

    Why isnt the metro theme looking like the metro theme?

    Thanks

    John

    #32481

    Susan
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    Hi, John: Did you follow the set-up instructions: http://my.studiopress.com/setup/metro-theme/ – no theme will look like the demo until you populate the various widget areas.

    Also XML content does *not* typically include images (from posts or pages).

    Please include a link to your site.

    Thanks!


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    #32484

    johnbogs
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    Hi Susan- so good to hear from you. Thank you for your prompt response.
     
    the site is http://69.195.124.95/~forwari7/
     
    I bought the metro theme thinking that I would bet the background image of the city. Was I mistaken?

    #32488

    Susan
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    That image is not included – it is shown in the demo to give you an idea of how a background image would render on the site (full-screen). You would need to add your own image.


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    #32489

    johnbogs
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    Hi Susan- few ??’s

    Where can I get that image?

    What are the parameters I would use for it? (image size, type, ect)

    I’m also getting a disjointed box in the text widget in the primary side bar. Can you have a look?

     

    thanks

    john

    #32566

    Susan
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    John – I see that you found the image, and I’m not seeing an issue with a widget in the primary sidebar. Is this issue resolved?


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    #33195

    johnbogs
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    Hi Susan- the side bar is all set.

    BUT… in the top nav the “Products” button takes me  to http://69.195.124.95/~forwari7/products/products/

    and for some reason the entire post is truncated.

     

    Can you have a look?

     

    thanks

    John

    #33197

    johnbogs
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    Fixed it.

    Sorry for the trouble

     

    #33198

    Susan
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    John – for the menu item for products, did you select a page, or did you add a category?

    When I click on the “Products” button, it is taking me to: http://69.195.124.95/~forwari7/category/products/ - which makes believe you’ve added a category, rather than a page to that menu item. If you select a category, it will display an excerpt of all posts which use that category. If you want it to go to the actual page, then you need to add the page (http://69.195.124.95/~forwari7/products/products/ ) to the menu.


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    #33199

    Susan
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    Sorry – I was looking at your site as you were typing a response that you had fixed the issue. :)

     


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    #34054

    johnbogs
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    Hi Susan- questions

    1,) the footer info I put in using the theme file appears at the bottom of the post not all the way at the bottom of teh theme. Is there another file somewhere?

    2.) cant seem to get teh date to appear on the upper right side of the nav.

    3.) in the video theres info on css suggestions. Where can I find that code?

    thanks

    John

    #34077

    Susan
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    1. Did you put the footer snippets into your theme functions.php file? Where in the file did you put it? (I recommend the Simple Edits plugin for those changes – it’s easier than messing with the functions.php file)
    2. To make the date appear, go to Genesis > Theme Settings > Navigation Extras, and select “today’s date” from the drop-down.
    3. I’m not sure what css suggestions you are looking for (I will admit to not having watched the video!) What are you looking to do?


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    #34176

    johnbogs
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    1,) I did put the footer snippets into the theme functions php on the bottom. I also used the simple edits , thats how I was able to modify the bottom portion but was unable to include outgoing links.

    2.) i had done just that and nothing.

     

    3.) in the video it references a bunch of css code when creating a custom content box. That’s what I’m looking for.

    4.) Where can I add Google analytics code so it’s site wide?

    thanks\

    John

    #34186

    johnbogs
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    I added the G code before the header but in GA I get

    We’ve identified problems in your setup. These may cause problems loading In-Page Analytics.

    Your site doesn’t load ga.js from Google. If you host the Google tracking code on your own servers, it isn’t updated automatically and can miss important changes.

    #35108

    johnbogs
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    what kind of problems in the set up? can you explain

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