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Would Like to See Sites using the FreshNews Theme. (35 posts)

  1. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I'm using Fresh News by WooThemes and would love to see what other people are doing with this theme.

    Here's 3 sites I've done with this theme.

    http://familybusinesstips.com
    http://successmentors.com
    http://donationtransformation.com

    Feedback appreciated!

  2. flamedidea
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    wow cool those are cool,

    can I ask? im actually new to wordpress.
    And I am planning to buy that theme also,after I buy do I need to host the files to a host provider like godaddy?(I also know html and css)
    Im planning to make that theme for my blog.
    Also my site is just new its flamingpixels.wordpress.com
    now I have decided to buy that domain and just make it http://www.flamingpixels.com any tips that I need to consider first before buying my domain?also when I buy that theme can I just easily make my flamingpixels blog just like it? and i'll just add pages and add widgets and stuff. thank you very much I hope you can help me out ^^

  3. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello!

    Great Questions!

    YES - your hosting is separate from buying a premium theme. It's actually better that way because you have complete control over your own domain.

    Buying your own domain is always a great idea!

    Yes - the widgets and ability to add posts and pages are all normal in any theme I've seen.

    Yes that's the great thing about getting a premium domain over a free one. They have features that let you easily change the colors and such. I think I paid about $70 for that theme and it was easily worth every penny.

    I made all 3 of those websites I listed using that same theme... and the support I've gotten for it has been really good as well.

    FlamingPixels is an interesting name. I'm just curious are you into design or art or something?

    I just checked - here's a link directly to the Fresh News Theme. http://bit.ly/oNEqGo - I think it was about $70 when I got it and if I recall it came with 2 other themes.

    If you have any more questions - you can reach me through my website. http://familybusinesstips.com

    I also do a lot of posts there on WordPress blogging with tons of content already there.

  4. flamedidea
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wow thanks for the urgent response!
    can you please give thoughts on my plans:
    I would like to host to godaddy.com cause it has autoinstall of WP,
    then Ill buy the Freshnews buy woo theme. Is it correct?

  5. premiumwp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Check the showcase section on the WooThemes website to see some good examples of what people have done with the theme.

  6. flamedidea
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes I have checked thanks,
    As I am still new, im just planning to use wordpress.com and buy my domain at godaddy.com and just add that domain to my blog,
    is this ok for a beginner? any tips please?
    Thanks!

  7. flamedidea
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi I have already bought the theme and have bought a domain hosted by wordpress.com. the domain now is [please post only links to self-hosted sites running wordpress.org]

    Also in the future can I transfer my site to lets say hostgator? and host it there? will my contents be transferred successfully along with my domain? can you please tell me the concepts if its possible. but at the moment im loving my theme now .

    hoping for your tips!^^

  8. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry I went to bed - it was 1AM here when we were talking.

    Hey - This is Joe from the WordPress Forum.

    Yes - using Godaddy is good. The autoinstall is nice and makes it easy.
    When you get your Theme at http://bit.ly/oNEqGo you will be able to download it as a zip file.

    You don't even need to unzip it.

    1. To install a theme in your WordPress dashboard just go to "Appearance" and click "Themes"
    2. From the Theme Page click the "Install Theme" tab.
    3. From the "Install Theme" tab you just click "upload" and browse to find your zip file.
    4. You'll see some messages as it uploads, extacts, etc... when it's done you'll see an option that says "ACTIVATE". Be sure to activate your new theme.
    5. Your theme is now installed... Now you'll see a new "FreshNews" option in your dashboard. Be sure to go there and choose your "theme color scheme", upload a custom logo etc... all on that page.

  9. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the tip premiumwp! I'll check it out.

  10. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey premiumwp - those are all fairly customized installations of Fresh News. I was looking for something closer to seeing what people were able to do without hiring a developer.

    My http://familybusinesstips.com site is pretty vanilla and it looks great. I didn't hire a developer to do anything.

    That's why I've been so impressed with this theme.

    Still - I'd love to hear from other real people out there using this theme to see what they've done with it. Thanks for pointing out that option, I never even saw it till you mentioned it.

  11. flamedidea
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Joe thanks for the response, also were all your site using the fresh news theme hosted by worpress.com and not .org?
    Cause I have read :
    "Note: Premium Themes are customized for WordPress.com usage only, and cannot be transferred to self-hosted WordPress.org "
    Btw, here's my site now im still costumizing it http://theflamingpixel.com/

    also when I try to disable the top header search bar, the post boxes gets cut in half meaning I now have 2 columns of post in smaller boxes. what I wanna do is I want all my post previews to be just fixed width and maybe all post have thumbnails that are aligned to the left of the post intro and not on top of it and eating much space.can you please give me tips?

    here's some screenshots of the problem, this also happens when I change my theme color T_T

    http://imgur.com/a/p9Kh7

    when I changed my theme color to green the boxes were cut

  12. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    For bennefit of everyone else, I had answered flame in an email, but wanted to come back to the forum to make it public.

    Yes - I am hosting my own wordpress with my own hosting company. Personally I think everyone should do it this way.

    There's a special setting in Fresh News that lets you adjust how many posts show full width before splitting to 2 collumn. From your WordPress dashboard click the 'Fresh News' tab. On the left you'll see a tab labeled 'Layout' - click it.

    Now set the "Home Featured Posts" to the number of posts you want to share Full Width.

    Disabling the search has nothing to do with the issue you were experiencing that's just a coincidence.

    Was the issue with the boxes being cut resolved?

    If you need any more help reach me through my website.
    [signature moderated]

  13. wendygambone
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi- I have a question about the slider in Fresh News theme. Can I have it feature pages instead of posts? Thank!!

  14. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wendy,

    As far as I know you can't. You have to be able to add a TAG that tells wordpress to feature this content in the slider.

    As a work around. You can make a post that is featured (like normal). Then you could create a page with the same name (so you get a link up in your navigation bar up top)... then you can tell wordpress to forward any traffic to that page directly to the post.

    You can either manually edit your .htaccess file to create the forward or use something like the Simple301Redirects plugin to forward from the page to that post.

    Here's a link to a video that shows how to do a simple 301 redirect.
    http://bit.ly/AxOBiG

    If you do this... it will allow you to have the slider show a graphic featuring the post, and have a link up top that shows the page... but behind the scenes if people click on the link to the page they get forwarded to the post. It's all invisible to the user.

    This may sound complicated but is really easy to do.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

  15. wendygambone
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you Jason, I appreciate the quick response. One more question for you- Is there anyway to have a page show up in the navigation bar without having the title on the page? I have logos at the top of the page with the name and to have the name above that just looks stupid but if I remove the title it doesn't show up on my navigation bar. Any ideas?? Thank you.

  16. wendygambone
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry, Joseph..not Jason

  17. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You're Welcome

    You'll want to use the "all in one seo pack" plugin. When you are editing your page you'll scroll down to the bottom to find an option that let's you control how the link shows up in the menu.

    Here's a video to learn more about all in one seo pack. It's a free plugin anyone should consider using to optimize their pages for search engines. It just happens to also let you control how you page shows up in the menu. http://bit.ly/Aq9LnN

    Enjoy!
    Joseph

  18. wendygambone
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks again Joseph but I must be doing something wrong. I uploaded the plugin and enabled it and followed everything on the video but in order for my page to show up on my menu under the parent tab i have it listed under I have to have the title in the title box on the top of the page and that's what I was trying to get rid of. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

    P.S. I like your site!

  19. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks!

    I'll do a quick trial on my own site and see what's up.

    What's your site? and which menu are you trying to change?

  20. wendygambone
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Awesome, thanks. I am currently redoing my site, you can find the one I'm working on at new.toughtalkradionetwork.com I have our hosted shows menu. the menu is fine I just want to be able to have the page show up under the menu without having the name on the top of the page. You can go to any of them and see what I mean.

  21. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok...

    I was just testing this to make sure I'm telling you correctly. When editing your page, scroll to the bottom.

    Here's the blanks you fill in for the All In One SEO Pack.
    TITLE
    DESCRIPTION
    KEYWORDS
    TITLE ATTRIBUTE
    MENU LABEL

    Whatever you put in "Menu Label" is what actually shows when visitors look at your page links. So you should be able to keep "Meet Joseph B. Shaw" as your title, but have the menu label read "ABOUT" in your link menu.

    Here's a picture of where I just changed my "MEET JOSEPH B. SHAW" page to show "ABOUT" in the Menu. http://bit.ly/waXQft
    If you visit [link in breach of WordPress trademark policy moderated] you'll see where my menu now shows "ABOUT".

    Let me know if that works for you.

    Joseph

  22. wendygambone
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No luck. I'm not sure it its because its a drop down menu or what. But as soon as I erase the page name from the top of the page it no longer shows up in the menu at all even when I put it below in the SEO pack.

  23. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wait... did you enable the SEO Pack?

    From the Dashboard go to Settings/All In One SEO Pack.

    On this settings page you should see an option that reads...
    PLUGIN STATUS

    Make sure it's set to enabled.

    If it is already enabled then your theme must be overriding this plugin or preventing it from working in your drop down menus because it's flash or something.

    Let me know.
    Sorry we couldn't get any further.

    Best wishes!
    Joseph

  24. wendygambone
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yep enabled - Its the Fresh News Theme and I am not using any flash. Oh well guess its not meant to be. Thanks for all your help Joseph, I appreciate your time.

    Wendy

  25. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, I went back and re-read one of your posts that I missed. I think I mis-understood something.

    An example section you're talking about is under "Our Hosted Shows" and then "HEALTH CHAT".

    If I understand now... it shows in the menu the way you want, but you don't want the words HEALTH CHAT to show in the actual post once the visitor lands on the Health Chat post?

  26. wendygambone
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, that's correct. Can that be done?

  27. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm not sure... I'll look into it, but it will be in the morning. I'm passing out here... :-)

    If I haven't posted by 11am contact me through my site and I'll check it out.

    have a good night!

    Joe

  28. wendygambone
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you. Have a good night.

  29. pet1866
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    woo themes are really amazing. I can not open successmentors.com

  30. Joseph Shaw
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just checked they are doing maintenance on it.

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