*The work has evolved some if anyone is still interested. With help, I got the Imbalance theme installed and working and had posts with featured images looking nice. But then I made the mistake of updating Wordpress to 3.1 and updated some of the plugins and this must've wound up covering up some of the custom work.
The Imbalance theme is what I'm trying to work with but perhaps you can recommend a better "gallery" / "product showcase" / "brochure" kind of theme.
So now I've just got 5 (HOPEFULLY EASY) little issues I need resolved.
I'd like the work completed asap.
And I'm betting that several of these will take a whopping 2 minutes to solve.
The theme, Imbalance, and some details can be found here:
1) First issue:
I'm currently getting this message on the front page in the main body area between the header and footer:
"Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here."
Under Themes, on the back-end, I'm seeing
- The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
Description: Stylesheet is missing.
If you read the comments at the link cited above, you'll see that people have reported this same message before due to not having the two required plugins working or something.
Here's the readme:
<blockquote>Imbalance theme by www.wpshower.com
Free wordpress theme in modern-minimalist style. Imbalance is a very user friendly, jQuery powered theme which looks really well under any browser and OS. Perfectly fits for your blog, online magazine or portfolio websites. Take a look at the demo and decide for yourself.
1. Use 'Featured image' function in the right sidebar on your post screen to set up your posts featured image
2. Width for preview is 305px, but your wider images will be automatically resized to fit the theme design
1. Advanced Excerpt - http://sparepencil.com/code/advanced-excerpt/
2. WP-PageNavi - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-pagenavi/
3. Cleaner Gallery - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cleaner-gallery/
1. Advanced Excerpt - Go to Settings - Excerpt and uncheck 'img'
2. WP-PageNavi - Go to Settings - Page Navi and clean this fields:
- Text For Number Of Pages
- Text For First Page
- Text For Last Page
- Text For Next Page
- Text For Previous Page
'Use pagenavi.css' - Uncheck this checkbox
'Number Of Pages To Show?' - Set number of pages to show.
That's it, happy using!</blockquote>
2) Second Issue:
Dunno why but the alt tag is not displaying for the logo.
The alt tag is in the <img> tag, but maybe not correctly.
Here's the code re: the logo in the header.php:
$my_logo = ob_get_contents();
$my_logo == ''
<a href="<?php bloginfo("url"); ?>/">
<img src="<?php bloginfo('template_url'); ?>/images/logo.png" alt="Some Alt Text" /></a>
<?php else: ?>
<a href="<?php bloginfo("url"); ?>/"><img src="<?php echo get_option('imbalance_custom_logo'); ?>" alt="<?php bloginfo('name'); ?>" /></a>
<?php endif ?>
3) Third issue:
I need a "Links" page made wherein the back-end blogroll interface will control a list of links accessible via a menu option named Links.
Such as I've read tutorials like this one:
4) Fourth issue:
I need the Blog link in the menu to point to a page that is comprised only of the posts that are in the "Blog" category. So I installed the Blog in Blog plugin hoping to EXCLUDE the blog category from the front page and only view it from the Blog page I then created. I think it will work, if I can get the "content" of the site visible again. (see issue #1)
5) Fifth issue:
The sidebar, when enabled, seems to collapse the header and destroys the theme.
I need the header and footer to be independent of whether the sidebar has or hasn't been turned on as a widget on a certain page.
Note: I have 3 more clients with similar site needs who are in the queue (which is why I need help getting this one out the door). So there may be immediate follow-on work, if this goes well.
I've never used wpQuestions before, but at this point I think I'm just trying to find out who is available, capable, and affordable.