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problem with oxygen theme and mobile (19 posts)

  1. egear
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm using oxygen for my site egear.be

    I want to make it look good on mobile (iphone, iPad, ...) but I can't get it working.

    In this post written in june 2012 I read that I have to turn mobile off in Appearance --> Mobile. Unfortunately I don't have that 'mobile' tab in my Appearance menu even though 'sixhours' (the question responder) suggest it's enabled for all wordpress blogs.

    The biggest issue is that the left sidebar shows on iPhone before the recent articles part. The order on mobile for my site egear.be is: header --> header widget --> main menu --> slideshow --> left sidebar --> recent articles --> more articles --> right sidebar.

    On the site of another user didier.me , this is not the case. The left side bar shows up after the right sidebar.

    Another problem is that the titles don't show on the pictures of the slideshow. On didie.me they do.

    How can I solve these issues.

    thank in advance!

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The post you linked to is on WordPress.COM -- and for some themes, the .COM version is not the same as the .ORG version. So .COM posts are not necessarily relevant to self-hosted sites.

    The same applies the other site you linked to -- it's a WordPress.COM site -- so evidently the .COM version CSS code IS different. If you know about CSS, you can compare them to see what the differences might be...

  3. egear
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unfortunately I don't know much about CSS...

  4. egear
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It is a problem with the Oxygen theme, because when I open the demo site on the developer's site devpress.com ( http://devpress.com/demo/oxygen/ ) it gives the same problem on iPhone.

    Can somebody tell me how and what I have to edit in the code in order to solve the issue and make it look like on didie.me ? Maybe one of the developers themselves?

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can try asking the developer here:

    http://devpress.com/

  6. egear
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unfortunately devpress.com doesn't accept questions for free themes...

    It's quite frustrating since I like this theme on pc, but if it doesn't work on mobile devices it's very old-fashioned. I guess I'll have to change to another theme. Does somebody have suggestions?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We do not support these themes as it is not our place to deprive theme developers of any income that they may derive from support services. If you cannot manage this yourself, perhaps you need to consider hiring someone to carry out the work for you. Or if you want to use another theme, have a browse through http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

  8. egear
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What do you mean exactly with 'we do not support these themes'? Are there themes that WordPress does support?

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    By "we", I mean the support forums here. We only support themes downloaded from http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ Have you had a look? There are well over 1,000 themes to chose from - all reviewed for quality and all free.

  10. egear
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for your clarification.

    The thing is that the oxygen theme is in the list you mentioned http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/oxygen

    I guess that means the forums here support it. Just checking.

  11. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    egear - yes, that theme is supported here. esmi was likely confused because I'd directed you to the developer -- since we generally do that when it's a theme that is not supported here. In this case, what you are asking about is really beyond the scope of these forums - because we don't have easy access to the .COM version and because even if we did, sorting out the differences and making changes to your version is way more work than what we can offer.

    That said, I will take a look at the demo on the .COM site and see if there are any obvious differences, but I'm not at all sure there will be an easy way to change how your theme works. You may need to pay someone to do custom work for you.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    From past experience, I know that the theme's developer doesn't offer this level of free support here. Which is perfectly reasonable - there is no requirement for theme developers (or any developer, for that matter) to offer free support for everything. And as WPyogi said, it's really beyond what we can offer in the way of general support.

  13. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

  14. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah, I looked at the two versions and they are very different -- not just in the CSS per se, but the HTML is different too. So it would definitely take some knowledge of CSS and possibly more, to do what you want.

  15. egear
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WPyogi, Andrew Nevins, esmi - thank you for your replies.

    The conclusion is that the oxygen theme is far from mobile optimized like the developer claims.

  16. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would not necessarily make that conclusion - it does work quite well on mobile - just not exactly the way you want. All the page elements are there, visible and functional, right? It's just the order of them that is the problem?

  17. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have a look at http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/responsive

    And the support for that theme is completely free via http://themeid.com/forum/forum/10/responsive-theme/

  18. egear
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I know the order seems a minor problem but it messes up the whole experience.

    Furthermore, on mobile devices, the article titles are not visible on the slideshow.

  19. Griden
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I do scan the support topics for common theme issues, but like most theme author here, I don't have the time at my disposal to answer all questions.

    I made the theme the way I like it, with the hope it would be useful for other people as well. Made sure it's developer-friendly (for modifications), wrote a doc, and I'm updating it regularly. I realize this may not be enough for some people, but this is all I can provide for free.

    I promise - when I'm a billionaire, I'll be regularly submitting themes here and will be scouring the support forums for any unanswered questions. All day.

    "How can I solve these issues."

    Hire a developer to do the modifications you want.

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