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I’m not aware of plans to make an app. I’ll have to see if we can make it responsive
The short version is we can’t just switch to HTML5 with existing sites. We are working very hard to make Genesis HTML5 but it requires thoughtful consideration to make sure the markup is correct the first time because we can’t really go back and change it after the fact without affecting sites using HTML5. Additionally we have to do extensive testing to make sure that it works for existing sites as well.
We are working on it and we are working on fixing the problem as well
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As for the forums, I have to say I am incredibly proud at how well the community is stepping up to help. I’m seeing many more people answering and I’m seeing them write tons of free code. It might feel like something was lost because it changed, but from what I’m seeing by overlooking is the community is providing much more, and that is just amazing.
If you end up with your thread getting buried please drop us a message via help desk with a link to the thread. I can’t promise an answer but I’ll ask the community to check it and to be honest, I’ve been blown away with how good they are at helping.
The people helping here aren’t ignoring things on purpose, sometimes things get buried, but they are great at going well above and beyond and deserve a huge round of applause.
Glad you found the issue. I was assuming that it was a problem with the theme folder name. The following is my standard response for this zip issue. It includes a couple of solutions so you might find it helpful.
I recently switched to using a Mac and that first week this issue caused me endless frustrations. It turns out there is a default setting that unzips downloaded files and then deletes the zip file automatically. I guess this is handy unless you need the zip files like WordPress users do.
I found there are two simple solutions. You can disable this option in the browser preferences. I just looked and the option says “Open safe files after downloading” and is in the “General” tab. Once disabled you should be able to download zip files like normal.
The other option is to press “control” while clicking on your folder. Select to “compress” the folder and you will get a new zip file easy as that. It is super important that the Genesis folder be named “genesis” exactly like that. It can’t be “genesis-2″ or anything else like that.
I hope this helps ease your frustration and gets you back on track.
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I have pretty much finished. I’ll be making small adjustments as I add some different posts, go through my old posts and find things that need to be changed. I put it live on my site though
Still welcome feedback on what I might improve.
The moderators approve spam as they find it. I check the spam filters a couple of times a day and have also added another administrator with access to the spam filter to help with account issues and to check for spam if I am not available. In all honesty we don’t have many posts being flagged relative to the number that come through each day.
I’d love to do a write up but as Askimet is a bit vague on how their system works it is difficult to say for sure.
Bill, we don’t flag people manually very often. Only if it is legit spam and then we would block the account while we are in there. Askimet does this automatically and it has been a bit aggressive the past month or so.
just an update, I cleaned up some of the issues on my punch list, especially some of the mobile responsive things. I still have cross browser testing and mobile device (as opposed to using the SP responsive tool) testing to do.
Anything anyone would change? I figure once I’ve had it live on my site for a bit I’ll clean my code up some (the php files are kinda scary) and package it as a free theme. I’m also taking suggestions for names. All I got is infinite free mason which will probably get the illuminati after me.
Just a couple of things.
First, I’d recommend making the CPTs and Custom Fields a plugin, even if it is a premium plugin included for free with the theme. This is ideal as a plugin because if you did a “Ministry 2.0″ or even another ministry based theme users can upgrade/switch themes without affecting the CPT/Custom fields. Also, users might chose to use some other theme and if you make functionality that is central to the site usage part of the theme you kinda make that a big mess.
Second, in my experience the person updating the church website isn’t necessarily tech savvy. They will need an easy way to add details about ministries such as service times and leader details. Same for events, and sermons. These are all things that custom fields would be very helpful for. My church website is a very basic version of Outreach 2.0 but under the hood is a pretty good system for adding events, ministries, and sermons (which I still need to add). I stripped out the actual page content and put in a small handful of custom fields, some of which are date selectors, WYSIWYG editors, or file upload fields. The goal was to put as little on each post type as I could. Too many fields and it just gets confusing for people.
Here are a couple screen shots to show how little is actually there
There is even less in the “ministries” post type
That lets me have a lot of power controlling how it gets put on the site though so it is useful for visitors. From everything I researched most people want to know when the church meets, where it means, and who will be there in that order, so I’ve tried to make getting that information easily available and easy to share for each ministry and for each event. Everything is also tied together so users can follow various links and get to the info they want in more than one direction.
In other words, it needs to be extremely easy to use, but it needs to make the basic information people are searching for on a church site easy to find.
Masonry is a jQuery plugin script that lets floats arrange in tighter block similar to what you see in Pintrest.
I tend to leave my site alone for much longer than Brian does though. The last redesign has been there since Streamline 2.0 came out.
Looks good. I’d like to see a min-height in the home middle section so those items are all the same height in a typical setup.
I’m also curious, are you using any CPTs or Custom Fields to improve the usability for ministries for events or sermons or is it intentionally compatible with specific plugins that add that functionality?February 7, 2013 at 2:24 pm in reply to: You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page #18736
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As Susan noted, you can’t login via wp-admin because you do not have an account that has access to the dashboard.February 7, 2013 at 8:32 am in reply to: Windows 8 Internet Explorer Touch Pad Devices StudioPress Menu issues #18659
First, I actually like win8. I know a lot of people are complaining because it is so different but I find that once you stop trying to use the start menu it works great. My wife’s computer is on win8 and I find it is not as frustrating for me to use since I switched to a Mac several months ago, I’m off my start menu addiction.
Anyways, to the issue. I assume you mean the :hover doesn’t work for drop downs. I’m afraid this is a limitation in many touch devices. Some developers have realized that you need to have a :hover action to do a lot of things on the web so they have made it work rather nicely via the device. Win8 is not one of those systems. It might figure this out but we may beat them to the punch with our own solution.
Genesis 2.0 will hopefully have a new mobile menu feature. This will essentially add a third menu position when enabled via the child theme and the menu will use different JS so taping will expand/collapse the menu but it probably will not allow extensive drop down menus, that type of experience often doesn’t translate well on mobile devices.
Actually this feature almost made it into Genesis 1.9 but it just wasn’t ready and when we release it is needs to be right because child themes will require edits to use the new mobile menu feature so we can’t just go changing things on people and causing problems to their live sites.
So ultimately we are working to improving this part of the mobile system and mobile device developers are hopefully working from their end to improve how their devices work as well.