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  • #172385

    JoeD
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    Hi there,
    I have recently bought the Catch Mustang Pro theme. So far, all works well but I’ve got two questions:

    1. Is there a way to add an additional menu to the right sidebar in pages (by not using the plain HTML-widget which is provided by WordPress)?

    2. In my blog section, there is no metadata (author, the time when a post was published, comments) visible. Is this because I am logged in (I currently run the site in development mode)

    #172392

    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @joed: Hello there,
    To add an additional menu to right sidebar
    Go to => Dashboard => Widgets => Add Navigation Menu to General Sidebar => Select the menu you want to display. Do you want the menu to be displayed only on pages?

    There is no metadata in the blog archive section. The metadata appears when you click on individual posts.

    Let me know if this helps you out.
    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

    #172413

    JoeD
    Participant

    @skandha: Thanks for your reply.
    Adding a navigation menu the way you described it works fine, however, I want to have this menu buttoned rather than plain text menu. How would that work?

    According to your demo-site https://catchthemes.com/demo/catch-mustang/category/blog/ the metadata appears on top of each post. That’s what I want for my blog as well.

    #172449

    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @joed: Hello there,
    To have the menu appear button rather than plain text
    Go to => Appearance => Customize => Additional CSS and add the following CSS Code.

    .widget_nav_menu ul li a {
        background-color: #e7e7e7;
        border: 1px solid #b4b4b4;
        -webkit-border-radius: 3px;
        -moz-border-radius: 3px;
        border-radius: 3px;
        color: #474E55;
        display: inline-block;
        margin:0 4px 8px 0;
        padding: 1px 7px;
        -webkit-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px #c1c1c1 inset, 0 1px 0 #f5f5f5;
        -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px #c1c1c1 inset, 0 1px 0 #f5f5f5;
        box-shadow: 0 1px 2px #c1c1c1 inset, 0 1px 0 #f5f5f5;
    }
    .widget_nav_menu ul {
        list-style: none;
        margin:0;
    }
    .widget_nav_menu ul li a:hover {
        text-decoration:underline;
    }

    Regarding the meta issue, the issue has been fixed and an update will be released soon. I will let you know when the update is released.

    Let me know if this works out!
    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

    #172712

    JoeD
    Participant

    @skandha: Thanks a lot. Close to perfect! This works out. Just one question: Is there a way to make the size of the buttons equal? Currently, the button is as wide as the number of characters I type in. Could you amend this, so the button size looks similar within the menu? Thanks a lot.

    As for the metadata, I am eager to wait for the update. Thanks as well for that.

    #172713

    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @joed: Hello there,
    The update has already been released. Please update the theme and let me know if the metadata issue is resolved.

    To have the buttons of equal size
    Go to => Appearance => Customize => Additional CSS and add the following CSS Code.

    .widget_nav_menu ul li a {
          width:50%;
    }

    You can change the button size according to your choice.
    Let me know if this works out!
    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

    #172754

    JoeD
    Participant

    @skandha: Outstanding support! Thank you for this. The buttons work perfectly fine now.

    Regarding the update: while trying to update the theme an error occurs saying there was no update package available. Although it shows that there is a new update for this theme. Any issues with the update server?

    (I downloaded 3.4.1 manually and overwrote the existing theme since this is just a development site. And yes, the metadata appear on site know – perfect. Once again, thank you for the incredible good support and the theme as well.)

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by  JoeD.
    #172779

    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @joed: Glad I was able to help you out. If you have any issues with our themes or plugins don’t hesitate to let me know. Have a great day! 🙂

    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

    #173170

    JoeD
    Participant

    @skandha: I need to come back with a few more questions regarding this theme:

    1. there are images on the demo website https://catchthemes.com/demo/catch-mustang/image-test/2/ with captions and a slightly brighter background around the image. Whatever I do, by adding a picture to my page I can not get this different type of background which should obviously come with the caption itself, shouldn’t it? Also, I can not center-align the caption, it always appears left-aligned.

    2. How can I get the pagination similar to the pagination on the lower part of the demo page https://catchthemes.com/demo/catch-mustang/image-test/2/? Pages 1, 2, 3, 4…? By using parent/child sites?

    3. By using the CT: Featured Page Widget in Widgets –> Homepage Top Sidebar I can add a featured page. I did choose the option “Content options: excerpt” and by doing so the text in the widget area appears aligned left although it is originally aligned justified. By choosing “Content option: Full content” in the widget the text is being displayed justified. Is there a way to have the preview of the text aligned justified when I click “excerpt”?

    4. I use 4 different widgets CT: Featured page and corresponding pages for the Homepage Top Sidebar: there is a different number of words after which the “Read more” button appears. I would like to have the “Read more” buttons aligned at the same and not shifted in height. How to obtain that?

    Sorry for the novel I wrote here but I hope you can give me some tips. Thanks.

    #173404

    JoeD
    Participant

    @skandha or whoever wants to take care of my probs:

    #4 has meanwhile been resolved by myself.

    Would be nice if there was an answer to questions #1 -3, most important 1+2. In addition, there is no previous/next link on the blog page (see my other thread in the support forum). I installed catch mustang on a demo website in order to see what happens; there are those links missing as well. Seems to be a bug in the theme (?)

    I would appreciate if there was an immediate answer.
    Thanks, Joe

    #173462

    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @joed: Hello Joe,
    Sorry for the late reply. Can you please post in your site URL so that I can look into the issues you are having.

    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

    #173613

    JoeD
    Participant

    @skandha:

    URL is https://auswandern-kanada.info

    Sapana from your team did thankfully check and correct some issues. #1, #4 are fixed.
    Still open: pagination like on your demo website, but Sapana explained, this would just be a feature of the demo version. The Catch Mustang Theme itself wouldn’t come with this feature?! (If I got that right.) But one of the reasons I bought this theme was the pagination feature….

    Would you mind having a look at any blog post? The section down on the single post page is not well formatted. The form for input (name, email address, comment) is messed up with the Askimet plugin information about how Askimet works and the submit button is misplaced. Would be nice if I could have fixed that as well since it doesn’t look professional.

    Thanks, Joe

    #173691

    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @joed: Hello Joe,
    To have paginations like in the demo page https://catchthemes.com/demo/catch-mustang/image-test/2/
    you will need to insert a page break tag where you want to break the page into next page.

    You can use keyboard shortcut Shit+Alt+P to insert a page break.
    This way you will get the pagination.

    Let me know if this works out!
    Kind Regards,
    SKandha

    #173778

    JoeD
    Participant

    @skandha: Thank you. Didn’t work out so far. I added a new block in the page, switched to HTML-Mode and added following string:

    <p style=”page-break-before: always”>

    Any other way to insert a page break? Shift+Alt+P is obviously Windows-related, I am using a Mac so shift+option+P generates a “Pi” sign, nothing else.

    How about the formatting in the blog posts? Could you have a look at this already?

    Thanks, Joe

    #173961

    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @joed: Hello Joe,
    You can add the code <!--nextpage-->where you want to insert a page break.
    Go to Code Editor on you Editor and insert the code.

    Let me know if this works out!
    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

    #173970

    JoeD
    Participant

    @skandha: Thank you, this works out perfectly fine. I am still wondering why your colleague mentioned that page break wouldn’t be available for Catch Mustang? Anyway, thanks again.

    There’s just this one issue with the strange formatting of comment form on a single blog post page (see post #173613)

    Any idea on how to fix this? Thank you.

    #174032

    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @joed: Hello Joe,
    For the comment form issue
    Go to => Appearance => Customize => Additional CSS and add the following CSS Code.

    #respond .form-submit, .akismet_comment_form_privacy_notice {
    	clear:both;
    }

    Let me know if this works out!
    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

    #174212

    JoeD
    Participant

    @skandha: works great. Thank you!

    #174213

    Skandha
    Keymaster

    @joed: Glad I was able to help you out. Have a good day! 🙂

    Kind Regards,
    Skandha

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