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« on: September 02, 2012, 01:52:30 PM »

Hi, like everyone else here I'm using the "political" template and am having several issues.  I've created several wordpress sites before, but I'm having a few unique problems with this template. 

1.  I feel ridiculous for asking this, but how do I change the banner image?  I cannot find the info anywhere.  I  know there's a logical fix, just can't figure it out.  Huh

2.  My menu has an extra "home" tab.  I can't figure out how to delete it and it really needs to go away.

3.  Like several other people here, I need to remove the "comments" sections at the bottom of each page.  I've tried all the solutions listed here and am not having any luck at all. 

4.  Can you list the exact widgets you used for the demo page?  Specifically, I'd like the banner widget and the name of the full-sized image gallery. 

Thanks for your help - I wish I could call in and get help, but hopefully this will work.
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 09:43:09 AM »

Hi, like everyone else here I'm using the "political" template and am having several issues.  I've created several wordpress sites before, but I'm having a few unique problems with this template. 

1.  I feel ridiculous for asking this, but how do I change the banner image?  I cannot find the info anywhere.  I  know there's a logical fix, just can't figure it out.  Huh

The banner image is located at "images/Shape5_Political_logo.png".  Unfortunately, the earlier releases didn't have an alternative method for changing the image; you'll have to replace it through FTP.  I recommend editing the original, so you can keep the dimensions.

2.  My menu has an extra "home" tab.  I can't figure out how to delete it and it really needs to go away.

You will need to edit "/TTS_func/TTS_WP_FUNC.php" and change any instances of "'show_home'   =>   'yes'" to "'show_home'   =>   'no'".

You may also need to change line 225 from

Code:
if ($tags['show_home'] == ('yes'||'true'||'1')){

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if ($tags['show_home'] == 'yes'||$tags['show_home'] == 'true'||$tags['show_home'] == '1'){


if just changing the other settings doesn't work.

3.  Like several other people here, I need to remove the "comments" sections at the bottom of each page.  I've tried all the solutions listed here and am not having any luck at all. 

You should be able to edit "loop.php" and remove or comment out any sections regarding the comments area.  Specifically, lines 94 and 160 both have a "span" (comments-link) that you'll want to hide/remove.  You will also want to remove the "comments_template" function call from line 165.

That should take care of it.

4.  Can you list the exact widgets you used for the demo page?  Specifically, I'd like the banner widget and the name of the full-sized image gallery. 

The banner widget is just a text widget.  In the demo, the large image at the top of the page is also just a text widget, but if you're referring to the slideshow on the Joomla demo, you should be able to almost duplicate that with Image Slide, Frontpage Display, or one of the other slider widgets that uses widget positions.

Thanks for your help - I wish I could call in and get help, but hopefully this will work.

Phone support would be extremely inefficient; trying to tell someone how to make code edits over the phone is a nightmare.
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 09:49:50 AM »

Tristan,

thanks for your reply.  I attempted to replace the banner image last night via ftp ("images/Shape5_Political_logo.png") by simply renaming my image and replacing that one directly.  It didn't change anything, though.  I'm at a loss.  Would I need to do anything else after replacing it via ftp?
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 09:51:41 AM »

You most likely need to clear your browser cache. 

Ctrl-Shift-Del will bring up a "clear cache" dialog in most browsers & should let you choose what to clear.

Are you able to provide a URL?
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2012, 09:53:02 AM »

Absolutely.  I can provide you whatever info you need!

www.tidwellforhouse74.com
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2012, 09:57:07 AM »

I've looked in my FTP file manager and it has my desired image showing as Shape5_Political_logo.png.  I had someone else pull up the site and it still has the demo banner.
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2012, 09:59:12 AM »

Are you sure it was uploaded to the right folder?  It needs to be in the images folder that is located in the theme directory, not the one that may be in the root of the site.
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2012, 10:03:19 AM »

I have it under wordpress --> wp-content --> themes --> s5_political --> images
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2012, 10:06:52 AM »

This is the direct URL that Firebug is giving me for your logo image: http://www.tidwellforhouse74.com/wp-content/themes/s5_Political/images/Shape5_Political_logo.png

If that URL is still showing the default logo, then somehow it wasn't actually replaced.
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2012, 10:08:18 AM »

Any suggestions?  I am stymied and have to get this thing up.
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2012, 10:12:38 AM »

What FTP client are you using?  Are you absolutely certain that it replaced the image?

It is also possible that you have some kind of server-side caching enabled, and that would also cause issues.

If you're using a caching plugin like W3 Total Cache, you'll want to temporarily turn it off during your development process.
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2012, 10:13:51 AM »

I'm actually just using godaddy's FTP file management service,
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2012, 10:17:20 AM »

That could be a big part of the problem.  I recommend FileZilla.  It's free, and when you upload things, they actually go where you tell them to.
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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2012, 10:23:28 AM »

OK, just transferred through filezilla.  It confirmed that I overwrote the file...and yet the demo image is still there!!


Response:   227 Entering Passive Mode (50,63,44,1,197,33)
Command:   STOR Shape5_Political_logo.png
Response:   150 Accepted data connection
Response:   226-File successfully transferred
Response:   226 0.926 seconds (measured here), 43.14 Kbytes per second
Status:   File transfer successful, transferred 40,899 bytes in 1 second
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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2012, 10:27:55 AM »

You may need to contact GoDaddy support then.  The theme can't "undo" something done through FTP, so there has to be a server setting that is preventing the file from updating.
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