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  • Not on topic, sorry, but I need this functionality, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

    How did you make the language switch? Are you using a plugin, or did you add a menu item with a link to another language site? If so, then how?

    My instance is on v. 2.7.4. I’m not sure if it’s the most recent version or not.

    As for the excerpt, it would’ve been better if there was at least a choice. I was sure it worked exactly like in WP itself: excerpt if it exists or the beginning of the post if there’s no separate excerpt.

    It’s the first time, I was trying to set it up upon the initial installation. I had to remove v. 3.2.7 and download 3.2.6, and it worked.

    Also, while you’re here. ๐Ÿ™‚ Does the “Excerpt” shortcode in advanced settings mean actually Excerpt field from the post? It’s just that today I tried it for the first time on actual post, and it had a separate excerpt, but what got actually posted was the beginning of the post. Is it by design, or is it an issue?

    Forum: Reviews
    In reply to: [Hoffman] Uncustomizable

    Doesn’t look like accent only. I don’t believe there can be 400+ instances of a colour accent. I discovered it after having completely rewritten the colour scheme only to see that it simply was not applied as expected.

    Don’t take me wrong, this is not the only theme that has colour customizations via WP Customizer. However, this is the first theme I’ve seen that plain refuses to be customized colour-wise even via its native css file, not to mention other options. All because of hardcoded css.

    I think this might be somehow connected to its Gutenberg support, where every paragraph is its own independent div. I’m on 4.x, though, and for me the only way out was to rudely remove the ‘Output custom CSS to live site’ part of the functions code, to prevent inline css being inserted at all.

    Other than that it’s a solid theme. I think I’ll keep using it, because no minimal and single column themes for journalling are developed these days. But this empire of inline css is beyond all sense.

    I don’t need no plugin. All I need is a POT file for this theme, which is absent from the theme package. And there’s Poedit for everything else.

    However, I was able to export an unfinished .po translation file from WordPress “Translate this theme” page. It will do.

    Thanks for clarification. I suspected as much.

    I would go for PRO, but I simply cannot afford it. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s very expensive and not worth it for me. I can have 12 piano lessons for these money. ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted it for a small non-commercial personal blog, because this plugin was the closest to what I needed. But since the first language is non-Latin based, translating slugs was not an option. As are 99 euros a year. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Well. That’s quite disappointing, but I’ll live. Will go for multisite, then.

    Thanks again for the clarification! You have a nice looking website and very smooth user experience.


    Hi Tobias

    I see that you were able to resolve the issue. How did you do it? Or did you just purchase subscription to PRO version?

    Forum: Reviews
    In reply to: [CoBlocks] Weird all around

    What are you, ten? Try reading the review and the subsequent conversation first. I don’t like the theme and I don’t use it. I think it’s average and was initially presented broken. I’ve seen others do much better. And – attention! – I said so right from the beginning. Along with other shortcomings. Nothing was invented.

    It’s you who for some reason is trying to offend me, discard my opinion because it doesn’t match yours, basically prohibiting me from expressing my point of view in my review, and trying hard to humiliate me by poking CSS at me.

    You like it? You use it. You don’t get to order others around. You don’t get to try and shut down other opinions which happen not to match yours.

    Now that’s the true end of conversation.
    Cheers, fanboi.

    Forum: Reviews
    In reply to: [CoBlocks] Weird all around

    Thank you for your kind permission to express my opinion. Now it’s so much easier to breath, I think I might faint.

    Although the reason why you think I should spend time customizing a broken average theme is beyond me. Delete it, write a review and move on. I’ll repeat it once again: if a developer doesn’t care enough to sufficiently test before committing, it’s not my problem and I’m not obligated to spare his feelings just because. He offers broken product, I call it by its name.

    But seriously. I’ve spent 10 years here. I’ve built dozens of sites. I’ve heavily customized dozens of themes, when I liked them enough to invest time. I’ve tried lots of themes from this repository, and I’ve written lots of reviews – both good and bad, depending on what a theme deserved.

    But never have I ever seen such a raging fanclub in the comments. You’re making Rich the Respected Author look bad. He made an impression of a decent person, and I think he might be ashamed of you at the moment.

    Forum: Reviews
    In reply to: [CoBlocks] Weird all around

    Ah, sorry, I forgot to fall down on my knees before the Respected Author. My bad. When writing my personal opinion about an average – and broken at that time! – theme, I simply forgot that some devs are more equal than others and should not be held to the same standards. I didn’t keep in mind that I’m not allowed to express my opinion about stuff made by the Respected Author, and should hush and never speak unless spoken to.

    Got it now. Will write it down so I never forget again. Sorry for wasting your time. Please go enjoy the lovely night mode button.

    Forum: Reviews
    In reply to: [CoBlocks] Weird all around


    I find your comment offensive and your opinions irrelevant.

    If it works for you, then fine. But somehow I don’t see thousands of happy users writing ecstatic reviews of this quite average theme. “Incredible navigation system” that cannot be seen, neat typography which will only work for Latin based alphabet etc.

    Although I see that the theme did get updated a couple of weeks after my initial review. Now it’s the traditional 1/3 of a widescreen. *sigh*

    I have three sites on WP MU, and I had this cookie issue when I created the third. The second one was on subdomain, but the third one was on its own domain.

    I mapped the new domain via my hosting provider, added the site – and ran into the cookie problem.

    I have looked through several manuals, made changes to wp-config and broke my first two sites. ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I could log in into the third site which was on it’s own domain, but couldn’t log in into the primary site. No errors, just wouldn’t log me in. The worst thing was that the network dashboard was on the primary site, and I just couldn’t get into it.

    So I recreated the wp-config from scratch (do not forget to add the lines to allow multisite, of course). Then I activated the MU plugin and refreshed/upgraded the network from the network dashboard.

    I didn’t copy sunrise.php anywhere and didn’t define it in wp-config. Simply turned the plugin on. And somehow it fixed the issue.

    I suppose it won’t hurt to try the same.

    Sorry, I didn’t check everything afresh. I cannot access the secondary site now. ๐Ÿ™‚ Will try to follow the manual for MU plugin. ๐Ÿ™‚

    UPD: I did the plugin setup as per its manual, added the new domain in its Domains registry, and now everything works fine.

    See this manual, if you haven’t yet (although I think you have, but just in case): The images are of old design, but it doesn’t change the content.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by Jaaaarne.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by Jaaaarne.

    Hello Raam

    Doesn’t seem to help in my case. The sidebar in a single post differs from the posts list. It doesn’t have site description, it doesn’t have the widgets, and it tries to fetch gravatar instead of the header image I’ve uploaded.

    Also, here on the theme has not been updated for over a year.

    Forum: Reviews
    In reply to: [CoBlocks] Weird all around

    @ Rich Tabor

    Thank you for your response. Like I said in my initial review, I’ve installed it on my test site together with everything it told me to install. All 3 plugins, including Gutenberg. I wanted to see if I would be able to reproduce what I saw on the WP demo and what people on the support forum were writing about.

    As for the email, it simply never went through. Didn’t even reach the spam folder. In my experience [with Exchange servers] it likely means incorrect headers, especially for the automatically generated emails. I have also seen this happen with WordPress notifications to Gmail addresses on some hosting providers. Some servers will accept such mail, some will reject. You never know which it will be. So you might want to look into the email headers your script (?) generates.

    Forum: Reviews
    In reply to: [CoBlocks] Weird all around

    The first support topic concerning this issue has appeared a week ago and didnโ€™t get any response from the dev. Believe me, I looked there right after the WP demo and before installing it for a test run to see whether it would reproduce.

    And itโ€™s great that Rich gives back to the community. Seriously. Although he still chose not to make his other 3 free themes available in the official repository, and wants to harvest emails instead. That’s his right as the author, of course, but that’s never a good sign.

    The fact that emails do not even come through to at least end up in spam likely means that he has his mailing script (or whatever it is that he uses to send the highly confidential links) set incorrectly. Not a good sign, either. Especially for a potential customer, who might want to first try and then buy, but the first thing they run into are technical issues. Because, well, some mail servers might allow incorrect headers, and other won’t, and how would you know which one the potential customer uses.

    And the fact that the only theme he chose to make publicly available via WP repository was not sufficiently tested and/or checked, while simultaneously not having a working demo on the developerโ€™s site (itโ€™s the only theme without a demo, by the way) is also not a good sign.

    So, yes. Adding several lines of CSS is not an issue. But this kind of attitude is. I donโ€™t know who this person is and how many lines of code he has contributed to the Core (?). All I can say, though, that as a potential customer I get a definite feeling that this developer just does not care.

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