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« on: January 19, 2018, 10:59:45 AM »

I'm so sorry, I've been working with Wordpress and various themes for years. some super simple and some overly complicated. However, After installing the Fitness Club siteshaper I have to admin that I'm completely dumbfounded.  All pages have been loaded, menu links are there, however, it seems that I have zero control over content from my Wordpress admin panel. All pages have "lorem ipsom" text and all widget positions show "custom html". Is this normal or did I install the site shaper incorrectly??

http://www.livingwordfamily.org/NewSite/
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 11:29:20 AM »

It looks like you're missing some of the demo content, which most likely means that the file that installs the demo content got corrupted when you uploaded it.  The easiest way to fix it is to delete the "Sample Data Injector" plugin, then re-install it by extracting the "/wp-content/plugins/shaper_{theme_name}.php" file from the shaper, putting it into a .zip file, and using the WP plugin installer to re-install it from that new file.  Once the plugin is re-installed, activate it once to reset the site to a default shaper install; when you activate it, you'll need to make sure you wait for the page to completely finish loading before you navigate away so you don't interrupt the database dump, which would prevent the sample data from being added and cause the same problem again.

For future reference: When uploading the shaper for a new site, make sure you have your FTP client set to use "Binary Mode" for transfers; any other option can cause file corruption for PHP files, which is usually what prevents the sample data from being installed correctly.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 01:24:30 PM »

I will do that thank you so much! I will post results here.
On another note, if that works, will I have the ability to edit page content from the admin panel.
Right now I can't find anywhere to edit pages.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 09:06:23 AM »

The WP admin menu has a "Pages" item that lists all pages and gives you the ability to edit them.  A lot of the demo content uses widgets, which can be managed in the "Appearance -> Widgets" admin area.  The demos use Widget Context to show or hide widgets on specific areas of the site.
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 03:28:57 PM »

Ok, installed the shaper_fitness-center.zip as instructed. All sample/demo content is loading now!  Thanks so much!

Just as a side note, with all the demo content custom coded into widgets, it doesn't make for very user friendly editing or customizing. I'll have to print out a map to figure out what goes where and which widgets I'll need to edit for each page.

Thanks again for the tips. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 09:32:13 AM »

I'm glad I was able to help!  Unfortunately, the amount of flexibility the framework is able to provide for content management is really only possible though the widget method.  But, to make things easier, you can add "?tp=3" to the URL of any page on your site, and it will show the active widget positions on that page.  Using "?tp=2" will show all widget positions (even the unused ones), but that might not be as useful due to how tight it ends up cramming the columns.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 10:25:06 AM »

I understand, I'll learn my way around it.  Cool

Also, thank you so much for the ?tp=3 tip, that is awesome and will be a huge help!
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