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  • I installed theProton theme on my wordpress site ( I have read the documentation it came with (

    but I am now stuck as to how to utilize all the custom features of the theme (as seen in the example site: . I’m semi-new to wordpress and have scoured the web looking for instructions. I know there’s shortcode I could use, but I don’t even know where to look to see what all the custom shortcodes this theme uses.

    I guess I may be in slightly over my head, but I’m trying to teach myself and have done a pretty good job of figuring out many of the features of this theme (which supposedly a beginner can figure out). I don’t know if I’m just completely missing something or if I’ve just bitten off more than I can chew but I’d really appreciate any help.

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  • PanchoWilkins


    Hi ToRenHomes
    You have not received a reply in 4 months. I came across your call for help by searching google for “help with the Proton Theme” Like you, I am trying very hard to understand how to configure a Proton theme.

    In the description that accompanies the download, it states that “The theme is very easy to use and modify whether you’re a WordPress professional or just a beginner” (I’m not a beginner but I can’t make sense of it!)

    Here is a request from the theme’s author to asking for her theme to be included in a list of top themes…

    Jenni July 15, 2011 at 11:48

    “Can you include the Proton theme? it’s another free premium WordPress theme which got a lot of great feedback:

    I went to that blog and indeed there are many posts admiring the theme, but many of the posts are from people trying to make the theme work and their posts are unanswered. I have posted a couple of queries which are unanswered by the theme author.

    I do think this is a particularly elegant theme, which is why I am still trying to understand how to use it. At the present rate, I spend an entire day to unravel or ‘discover’ just one single feature, and often that is by accident, as there is no easy to follow instruction how it works.

    A video tutorial would be most welcome, from anyone who has mastered the Proton Theme.

    Also, if anyone has created a Proton Theme based website, it would be great to visit it as I cannot find any supporting info such as the number of downloads, or a showcase of Proton based websites / blogs.

    The Proton is not listed within the WordPress Directory. Why is that? How does a theme get accepted by WordPress?

    I do hope to hear from happy Proton users




    hi, i use proton in

    @torenhomes : i don’t use shortcodes, just use menu from the templates

    to make slideshow :
    1. activate slideshow by select your slideshow type in admin menu – proton themes (eg nivo slider)
    2. make new post, in the bottom, click option yes to “include this into the featured slide show”
    3. you must make at least 2 post with featured slide show

    beside that you can make featured post section, this option make your post in frontpage bigger than regular, like in (look Sed suscipit metus a dapibus)

    sorry if my english not good, have a nice day…

    Dear albatuni
    I am happy that you have mastered the Proton theme. I have checked your website and it looks good.

    I absolutely love the Proton theme but I cannot make it work. If you would be kind enough to look at my attempt you will see what is wrong but I do not know how to fix it.

    So I seem to have got the header ok on the home page, but I then want to have three columns directly under the header but there is a big white gap no three columns.

    `I cannot find any formal instructions on the Proton Theme which is why I suspect it is not supported by WordPress as a featured theme?

    The designer has simply stopped replying to the many questions on her blog.

    I would be most obliged to you if you were to help me through what
    are possibly very simple steps to master this elegant but frustrating theme.

    Thanks in advance _ Pancho

    hi pancho,

    I then want to have three columns directly under the header but there is a big white gap no three columns

    do you mean under logo? or under slideshow?
    normally, if you make new posts, it will be appear under slideshow, but if you want to make between logo and slideshow, i think you must change php code

    did you had create some post?

    Hi Albatuni

    Thank you so much for your interest!

    If you go to my Home page of you will see I have another slideshow box (empty) under THE header slideshow and then three ‘posts’ (if that is what they are?) so my questions are..

    For the HOME page of the attached website..

    1/ How to remove the second slideshow box?

    2/ How to add text content ? ( I assumed it is like a normal page, you type text into the text box in PAGE EDIT but it doesn’t show on the page ) ps I am using the Default template for Home Page

    3/ How to not have a big gap between the header slideshow and the content of the page?

    3/ How to have a right hand widget column on Home Page and either one or two columns to show an image, a title of product or service and description ( which can be clicked on to expand on a further full page?

    I think I better stop here, and see how things go. I don’t want to take advantage of your kindness

    Many thanks in anticipation – Pancho

    hi pancho,

    1. i think there is some error from php code, did you try to reinstall themes? maybe there some double code slideshow in your script

    2. “page” is different from “post”, in home page, normally you’ll see summary of posts and it chronological (newer post date will be show first), but if you create page, it will show with menu link (so you must add that link in appearance-menu), and page is not chronological, but wordpress have feature to make page as landing page (homepage), if you want static homepage

    3. just edit your css in stylesheet.css file, i usually use firebug in firefox to change css code (trial-error) until i find most suit for me, after that i change css code in that file

    4. i think you must change php code, because that feature not include in this theme, maybe….

    sorry, my english not good, i hope you understand 😀


    by the way, maybe this themes closer to what you need, it can show page summary in homepage

    i use it in


    starting from your last reply first,Albatuni… the Proton Theme is definitely the one I wish to use. The fonts used are extremely elegant and appropriate to the product range I wish to present…S5 doesn’t match the criteria so well. (Purely a personal opinion, of course)

    It is clear to me that the focus of most wordpress themes is basically a blog whereas I am trying to build a classic business website but with the advantage of CMS to allow quick and easy adaptations of content. For that reason ‘posts’ and ‘newest posts’ and the page structures that imposes confuse my thinking and my objectives.

    I want to create pages which feature products ( usually presented in feature boxes ( but are they ‘posts’ ? not in the blog sense )

    I think you are right. There may be some corruption in the css or codes, as I uploaded the latest version of WP and then had a problem uploading the Proton theme. I tried to upload and then someone on TheIntenseBlog explained I should unzip the file and then upload only

    Maybe with the deleting and reinstalling something got duplicated, erased ??

    I have posted on Jenni R’s blog that she has a potentially award winning theme but so many users are having problems making it work and she is no longer responding to their queries, she shoud consider making a video tutorial. Anyone should consider making a video tutorial for the Proton Theme. That person would become a living legend in WordPressland !!

    Thanks again. I will see if I can demystify my code or maybe delete again and try again? ( I may be gone for quite some time 🙂

    hi pachinko,
    maybe you can make one testing site and start from scratch,

    and about future products,
    why don’t you write it in posts? for example, if you have 3 products, just make 3 posts, so it will appear in homepage,
    don’t make another post again if you don’t have another feature product, or if you have another product beside that just change the date in that 3 posts to be newest date


    Hi all, I just installed TheProton theme and I would like to know how did you set the Menu like they did.
    Check this image I have underlined 2 things that I want to change or add.

    1- The Menu, how can I set it like the main theme has.

    2- Logo, how to add a logo where I marked?
    My website is
    Thanks for helping guys!.

    hi valenb, maybe i’ll try to answer your questions

    1. login to administration panel and follow this step

    2. from administration panel, choose The Proton menu, you can find “your url logo” there

    hope can help

    Hi albatuni, thank you for helping, I solved the problem I had but now check this:
    1- My menu has like less bright or something, for example “Home” is in Bold while in my website, “Elaborados” isn’t in bold, where can I edit this?

    2- How to add a Column in the Menu, for example in the theme page they put the mouse near “Portfolio” and then a column appears, what is this? Category, Page? what?

    Thanks for helping mate.

    hi valenb

    1. i think you can edit that in stylesheet.css file (admin panel – appearance – editor )

    2. just create sub-menus from administration panel – appearance – menus,
    sub-menus can be category, page, or url link


    Hi albatuni,
    Thanks you again.
    But I still get the problem with the bold style in my menu, I cannot find where I must edit it.
    I have read all the style.css in the Editor and nothing.
    What did you do when you edited it in ?

    What line or what did you edited? I like you menu but I just want Bold not blue or something like you did.

    Thanks again!.

    hi valenb,

    i use firebug, a firefox addons to edit css (simulation/trial error) from frontpage, after you find most suit css you can apply it in stylesheet.css (from admin panel – appearance – editor)


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