April 6, 2016 at 7:40 am #17683
Hi, I have been using the Ally theme (v 1.0) on my website (www.fastframe.com.au) since 2012, however I noticed that the site was set up as a ‘blog’ site rather than a ‘static front page’ site. I tried to change to a ‘static front page’ via the Settings > Reading menu but the Front Page widgets don’t seem to appear on the Home page only the blog page. I thought that the problem may have been because of incompatibility between Genesis v2 and the original Ally so I updated to Ally to v 1.3.1.
While I can live with my site as a ‘bloc and is mostly working under Ally 1.3.1, the front page is now problematic, some times it works other time none of the main widgets show up. When the widgets do work, the Genesis Responsivive slider is now bigger than before and it takes a log time to appear and the size of the headings etc have become bigger and the spacing between the widget elements increased so the front page now looks quite odd.
My question is whether the changes noted above are normal for a theme update and if anyone else has had such a problem and fixed it. If no solution, I will try and re install Ally v1. Note I don’t have any CSS customisation on my site.
Thanks GregApril 7, 2016 at 10:34 am #17690
Yeah that’s not something I’ve had happen personally. It should always show up consistent. If you want the Front Page to show your Home widgets, then all you would need to do is add a widget inside one of the widget locations. If you leave the Home widget locations empty, then the blog is supposed to show on the homepage by default. You wouldn’t need to do anything in the Settings > Reading page, you can leave that option at “Show latest posts”.
Here is a little info on how to setup your homepage – http://appfinite.com/tutorials/how-to-setup-the-home-and-blog-page/
Do you have a link where this is taking place?April 8, 2016 at 11:23 pm #17711
Thanks for the info on setting up the Front Page, sounds like my set up was ok and I didn’t need to start fiddling !
I have been able to make some changes to the padding and changing the Genesis Responsive slider to the LayerSlider WP which has improved the sites appearance.
However, I still have the following issues:
1) there used to be a line under the log separating the menu
2) the section under the menu was grey, which provided some contrast
(see this image of what the site used to look like in this link: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/908719/Fastframe%20screen%20grab.jpg
3) the heading fonts in the Home bottom widget elements are now bigger
Can you point me to where I can change these items in the CSS ?
Thanks GregApril 9, 2016 at 6:42 am #17713
Just an update, I have fixed up the look of the Home bottom widgets (issue 3 in last post) by changing the widget, therefore only only need help on issues 1 & 2.
GregApril 10, 2016 at 11:43 am #17722
"1) there used to be a line under the log separating the menu"
What did you mean by “log”? Did you want to add a border/line under the logo separating the header and menu section?
"2) the section under the menu was grey, which provided some contrast"
Which section are you referring to? It’s been so many years I can’t remember what the old version looked like.April 11, 2016 at 8:46 am #17727
Sorry for the typo in my last post, I want to add a border/line under the logo separating the header and menu section?
I have been playing around with the style.css file and copied what seems like the code for the line from the old css file and put in the new css under #header, it seems to have worked ok.
I also changed the main body colour to grey and changed the colour of the #head-wrap to white to give us the contrast we were looking for.
While this theme is a few years old, we really like it as it has many widget locations on the Home page.
I think I am all sorted for now, thanks once again.
GregApril 11, 2016 at 8:18 pm #17735
Since this theme is a couple years old, I was actually thinking of redeveloping it to the latest Standards so everything can be consistent, cleaner, and even more easier to use. It will still have the same layout, but it will look a lot better design wise.
If this is something you’re interested in, let me know.April 13, 2016 at 8:45 am #17757
I really like the Ally theme, it has a clean and functional design and with the 23 or so widget locations it is very flexible and can be customised to suit many types of web sites. It would be great if you could update it and I would be happy to give you some feedback as a real time user.
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