February 24, 2017 at 5:37 am #1166
I purchased this theme for Blog but finding many issues with Blog page settings. , featured image setting and scaling etc. There are many but let me start one by one.
First check your on line documentation.
There it is said:
1. For a fresh new WordPress site (without demo content)
To set up the Home Page of your theme go to your WP Admin and navigate to Pages > Add New. Choose a Title like “Home”, add your content and click the Publish button.
Then Go to Settings > Reading. Select A static page, choose a Home page for Front Page and choose a Blog page for Posts page.”
Well, here is the problem:
I uninstalled WordPress through Cpanel.
Reinstalled WordPress. Now it is fresh and clean !
Using FTP (filezilla) , I installed ‘Wanium’
Installed all required plugins
Launched the site.
One page displayed ‘Our Blog” , and single ‘Hello world post’
so far so good.
Now As per your instructions I created a simple page named as Home
Then I went to settings -> Reading
As said in the documentation: “ Then Go to Settings > Reading. Select A static page, choose a Home page for Front Page and choose a Blog page for Posts page “
I could set a static page as ‘Home’
Then I went to set posts page , but here only two choices were available 1. Home 2. Sample Page.
Contrary to what your documentation says , there was no ‘Blog’ page to chose!!
I believe this ‘Sample Page’ is from WordPress.
Anway, I went ahead and set this ‘Sample Page’ as my posts page.
Then I created a Menu, Home and My Blog. My Blog is just a navigation name , page to be displayed is ‘Sample Page’ that is my posts page now.
Then I went to customize, change blog title to ‘My Blog’ and blog title layout to ‘centre Paralax’ .
Now I launched the site.
As expected , ‘Home’ page got displayed , fine.
From the Menu , I clicked My blog.
I was expecting posts page with a single post (default post created by wordpress), indeed that happened …
Parallax header was there with title ‘My Blog’ and the only post was displayed below. In default format (side bar, date, list format) .
At the bottom of the center parallax header, I could see “ Home — Our Blog “
Home is clickable and goes to Home page, our blog is not clickable.
But no where in the process I created . Wrote, typed the character ‘Our blog’ , then from where this came in?
If it is an navigation aid (showing you where you are right now) then it should be showing Home My Blog !
I clicked on the post ‘Hello World’ , post got displayed , here also , I saw ‘Home — Our Blog — Hello World’ . Home takes you to front page, Our block takes you post page. Hello world is post title and thus not clickable.
I am really confused , what is this ‘Our Blog’ thingy?
Please help, I have many issues listed , but those could be linked with this first one, if I get clarification here, those other issues will get pre-empted.
SuhasFebruary 24, 2017 at 8:55 am #1173
This ‘Our Blog’ thing is also present in your Demo – Corportate.
On Home page there is Blog option
When clicked it shows a mega Menus with dozens of blog options.
If ‘Masonry 3clumn’ is selected , a page appears , with a parallax header image ‘big letters ‘Masonry 3 columns’ here too on the header image itself (at the bottom of the image) , you will find : Home | Blog | Masonry 3 Columns’ , clicking ‘Home’ takes you to Home . Actually one got here from ‘Corporate’ so returning to corporate is logical (one step backward) but this takes you to the root , where all demos are presented for user to chose! Leave this issue aside.
Now if one clicks on ‘Blog’ it goes to some mysteries page showing all post with featured images , side bar and dates! Header with image is gone and big “Our Blog’ is on the top! How this could happen , when user is supposed to be in ‘Masonry 3 column layout’ ? Leave this aside.
next ‘ Masonry 3 Columns’ of course is not clickable (understood!)
Now while on this page if I click on a post to read it. This happen,
A page with parallax header showing that post’s featured image in full width, post tile in big letter on it. Below this header is the post. NO DATE !
Here on this page , same thing happens , you will find : Home | Our Blog | <post title>’ , clicking ‘Home’ takes you to Home . Actually one got here from ‘Corporate -> Blog’ so returning to ‘Blog’ is the logical (one step backward) but this takes you to the root , where all demos are presented for user to chose! Leave this issue aside.
Now from where this ‘Our Blog’ crept in? I failed to understand! if one clicks on ‘Our Blog’ it goes to some mysteries page showing all post with featured images , side bar and dates! Header with image is gone and big “Our Blog’ is on the top! How this could happen , when user is supposed to be in ‘Masonry 3 column layout’ ? Leave this aside.
next ‘ <page title> of course is not clickable (understood!)
Here comes the important thing that I believe you guys had messed up !
See I am on ‘Corporate’ page.
From here I went to read blog by clicking ‘blog’ option on the top (primary Menus)
So I am now Corporate -> Blog
Here I see all my post (snippets with small image) in grid/ masonry format
Now if click on a post to read it , that page gets displayed on a page .
So now I am in Corporate -> Blog -> post
After reading this post what next? I can go back to Blog to browse and read another post or I quit and go back to Home
So my back step will be either
Home-> Blog or Home , pretty logical and intuitive isn’t it ?
But that is not possible in this case .
That ‘Our blog’ thing had messed up every thing.
Please suggest me what to do.
I can’t use your theme this way , blog and proper navigation are the two thing damn important for me.
Please answer ASAP, remove this “Our Blog ‘ thingy , fix the navigation flaw, my project is struck!
I my understanding is wrong somewhere please correct me. But if I present this to my users , they will also get confused just like me. I don’t want this happen with my users.
SuhasFebruary 25, 2017 at 1:11 am #1177
Thanks for writing in!
Let me explain the Blog things:
The theme comes with multiple blog layout that you can use the Blog element in Visual Composer to build your blog page with the layout you wish (that is that pages you can see in our live demo: Masonry, Grid, Standard).
If you want to use those pages, please don’t see the default Blog page in Settings > Reading.
But in case you set a page as your Blog page in Settings > Reading, this page will be overridden all content/layouts and settings by the default archive template of the theme (that is the way WordPress do with the page is set in Settings > Reading > Blog Post). And in this case, you’ll need to go to Appearances > Customize > Blog to set the blog layout (Masonry, Grid, Standard), and blog header background image, blog header layout, blog title (the “Our Blog” comes from this setting)…
So let me explain an example:
You you want to create a Masonry blog layout:
Step 1: Create a page with named “Blog” (you can leave the page empty content because this will be overridden by default blog template).
Step 2: Go to Settings > Reading, and set that “Blog” page as your default blog post.
Step 3: Go to Appearances > Customize > Blog to set up the blog layout, blog header, blog title,…
Hope this helps,
DannyFebruary 25, 2017 at 1:32 am #1182
Sorry , this is not the answer to my question.Your answer , makes an impression that you didn’t understood the question in the first place, If you could re-read my post , I did exactly the same , still I am not getting the the result , I have given in details about ‘that Our blog’ thing , it is there in your demo too ! I just can’t get rid of it, but you didn’t address this , my two page length query.
It is not something complex, every other theme on the block doing this but with your theme I am still struggling to get this very basic thing right, .
And if your answer still remains the same… then your theme is not working for a blogger like me .. sorry to say this … but let me get a Refund..will you arrange it for me?
SuhasFebruary 25, 2017 at 2:52 am #1183
Sorry to hear that!
Yes, I’ll accept your refund request in next working day since today is the weekend. Once you got the refund please kindly remove the downloaded copy. Hope one day you will purchase back our Wanium theme for your next projects 🙂
DannyFebruary 25, 2017 at 4:23 am #1184
Thanks for consideration. I really wanted this theme to work.
Anyway, you still can demonstrate , that the theme has got no issues , I have no hesitations to buy it. Perhaps couple of revisions later.
Thanks and regards
SuhasFebruary 25, 2017 at 5:31 am #1185
I’m sorry that I do not understand your issue, the theme works just fine with blog features in our point of view, and with hundred of other customers that buying the theme. Anyway, we’ll update the documentation in order to better explain this.
In any case, thanks for your interest in Wanium! We’ll accept your refund request in next working day : )
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