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  • in reply to: Need help with Balance theme please #88902

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    Its OK – changed the slider settings to pages.

    in reply to: Genesis UK #22649

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    Shame it is restricted to the UK! This does seem like  a great idea. I too am pretty much sticking with Genesis for everything, using child themes and custom plugins to meet client requirements. But as an Antipodean I don’t think there are enough of us to form a community.

    I like the idea of being able to list myself in a directory of WordPress Genesis framework specialists, although the clients really don’t seem to know much about the whole framework thing.

    in reply to: Domestic8ted footer disappeared! #22646

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    Did you uninstall or deactivate the plugin that you thought caused the problem? If you delete the suspect plug in and re-install the theme it return things to how they were.

    in reply to: Change homepage layout in Elle #13168

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    Sorry, but I thought $45 would be not a lot of money to pay to get support. Their choice of course, but getting a free theme has it’s own set of problems.  And sorry they got ripped off, not a happy situation and one I have seen occurring too frequently.

    in reply to: Change homepage layout in Elle #13165

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    Is the Elle theme a community theme?  You can gain access to StudioPress support  by buying a Genesis licence, but I am not sure how to go about getting support for the child theme except by contacting the author.  Usually there are no special instructions as the Genesis framework follows a pattern so it is easy to apply the principles across all themes.  I would suggest a) getting a licence, or b) getting a new developer to assist. The first option is probably the least expensive.

    in reply to: Altering the landing page #13162

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    No – I stand corrected the Social Icons are only for the front/home page they are not in the footer

     

    in reply to: Altering the landing page #13161

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    Oh I answered before I saw all your answer.  You need to create a page with a featured image and then tell the Home page widget which page to use.

    The footer widget appears on every page does it not?  (I will check). The footer is usually a part of the site which repeats on every page.

    in reply to: Altering the landing page #13159

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    Ok – thats the Home page and works a bit differently. Undo everything you have done, or start from scratch. If you look at the widgets section under ‘Appearance’ you will notice that there are widgets called Home (I am just going by how Studio Press usually does their themes – I don’t have Minimum installed anywhere, but I could set it up if my vague instructions are not clear to you).  The Home page is usually widgetised, that is you entered various widgets into the widget areas in that area.

    The confusion over the term ‘Landing page’ is due no doubt to there being a landing page template included with the theme. This is a special purpose page with no sidebar or menu items. It is made that way to lead the viewing person to buy stuff with no distractions. Do not use this page for the home page.

    So have a look for the Home page widgets and play around with that to get familiar. Why I said start from scratch is because you may have accidentally done something which will break the normal flow of setting your site up.  When I started with StudioPress I watched the setup videos and that answered a lot of questions for me. I was like you in not being able to get a handle on the Home page concept.

    I can give you a hand if you would like a quick demo, but see if you how you go with this first.


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    To me it looks like the php code has been put in the custom css box not the custom php box where it should be.  Have you played around with the Design Settings under the Genesis tab? You can make a lot of changes there without having to touch the code.  I haven’t used Typekit, I usually stick to regular web fonts except for the site titles and heading and use Google fonts with a plugin. Does Typekit have a plug in for WordPress?  The custom CSS box is where you would put the CSS for the fonts, for example – h1, h2 {font-family: [your registered font here] [fall back fonts here];}

    The whole think about a child theme is that it won’t get overwritten when an update comes out.

    in reply to: Altering the landing page #13146

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    When you say ‘Landing page’ – do you mean a special purpose page that is linked to a campaign for sales purposes or do you mean the Home page?  Looking at the Minimum theme I think you mean the latter but wanted to clarify before offering any advice.

    in reply to: Seeking plugin/code to maintain 2 sets of posts #10579

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    In the theme settings near the bottom there is a place to exclude categories from the blog, which I have found extremely helpful when setting up sites with just this type of thing in mind.  To find the category ID go into your categories and run the cursor over the category names while looking at the bottom left corner of your browser. You will see the category ID there.  It is by far the simplest solution to my mind.

    in reply to: Add Widget To The Top Content Of Lifestyle Theme Home Page #10578

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    Hi again

    I tried it on a live server and it worked.  I had the settings > reading > set to blog posts. In the widget area I added a test widget (just text) and under that added the Genesis featured posts widget displaying 10 posts with image etc etc, and it worked. Not sure why it didn’t work on the localhost but there you go.

     

     

    in reply to: Add Widget To The Top Content Of Lifestyle Theme Home Page #10574

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    I set up Lifestyle on my local server (desktop) with the latest WP and the latest Genesis 1.9.1 and I could not make it work as it should either! You should be able to add a widget into the Home section in the Widgets section ( you can add more than one widget and I have done so frequently. ) But I found oddly enough that it wasn’t working. Will test on a real server.

     

    I’m using PHP 5.3

    in reply to: Genesis Update and Menu Navigation #10568

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    Creating the menus and sub-menus is literally ticking check boxes. The menus with sub menus can be closed up so as to not get in the way. It may be a little time consuming but certainly not impossible.


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    Localhost is your own computer. Did you create the site on your own machine and then publish it to the web?  Do you have ftp access at all to where your site is hosted?

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