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  1. Wondering if there is a way to have the posts in the summary only display a summary of the post. For instance, if I have 5 posts in a category, I want to see less of the post content on that page. How do I reduce the summary view? Right now it seems that it will always show the full post.

    Many Thanks,
    Heidi

     
    • Heidi,
      Do you want to enable a summary view for categories only or for everything (including the front-page)? I currently don’t have a separate page to handle categories – they are all handled through a single page – index.php.

      To display an excerpt only, you will need to modify a line in index.php (to edit index.php you have to go through the administration screen: Appearance -> Editor -> Main Index Template (index.php). You will see a line: < ?php the_content('Continue reading &raquo;'); ?>. Modify it to say < ?php the_excerpt(); ?>. This will show an excerpt of the post as opposed to the entire post.

      Regards,
      Sayontan.

       
      • Heidi,
        In addition to the above, you can also have excerpts shown for categories and the full texts shown for the rest of the pages:

        < ?php if ( is_category()) {
        the_excerpt();
        } else {
        the_content('Continue reading »');
        } ?>

         
  2. Hello,
    Congratulation for your theme suffusion.
    Elegant and easy to use, it is exactly what i was looking for for my own blog.
    thank you very much.

     
  3. I love your theme! :)

    One question: How do I show the date/time after my posts?
    At the end of the post it will show “Posted by Qai” right?
    I’d like to add the date and time as well so it’ll be like..
    “Posted by Qai on date time”

    BR,
    Qai

     
    • Correction.

      I’d like to add only the time of the post.

      BR,
      Qai

       
      • Qai,
        Thanks. You can display the time using the WordPress command “the_time”. In the file called “index.php” you can search for “Posted by”. You should see a line with text <span class="author">Posted by <?php the_author_link();?></span>. You can modify it to say: <span class="author">Posted by <?php the_author_link();?> at <?php the_time('g:i a');?></span>, which will show the time in the format “8:42 am”. For more details on how you can format the time take a look here.

        Hope this helps.
        Sayontan.

         
  4. Hello, first thank you for this great theme !
    But…
    How can i disable the widgets moving function in the sidebar ? thx

     
  5. Hello, can you explain me how to disable the widget moving function in the sidebar, thx for your answer.
    PS: your theme is great ^^

     
    • Matthias,
      Merci!
      I will be submitting a new version of the theme today, which will probably be approved by Wednesday. I have included the functionality to prevent the sidebars from moving in the new version. So if you can wait for the new version you don’t have to do anything for now.

      But if you want to change it by yourself, you can go to the Appearance -> Editor screen in your Admin menus and select header.php. There you will see some lines starting with “var sidebar = …” and “var sidebar_2 = …”. You can comment out those lines (right up to ‘%mytitle% [%dbxtitle%]‘). Note that if you disable this, you will not be able to click on the “>” to move the widgets up and down.

      Hope this helps.
      Sayontan.

       
  6. Hi Sayontan,

    I love the design of your WordPress theme. It’s very customizable. However, as I am not a web person, I was wondering if there’s a way to customize the credits, as ideally I would like to leave my contact information at the bottom of the page as well, but I can’t seem to do that without mucking up the placement of the text. How do I position something to align to the right (or left, or center) for the credits?

    Cheers,
    G

     
    • Hi G,
      While you can’t customize this through the admin screen, you can modify it using the footer.php file. You will see a line that says <div class="valid"></div>. Just fill in the text that you want within these tags – you will see the information that you require show up on the right side of the footer.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
  7. I am highly impressed by your website. In a subtle and smart way it has everything and describes what you are all about creatively. Hopefully some day i will be able to create my own even though i call myself computer illiterate.

    Very Nice..All the Best for Everything in Life

    Smriti

     
    • Hi Smriti,
      Thanks for your comment!
      Creating your own website is fairly easy – all tools are available and you just need to get started to finish half the job, All the best!

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
  8. Hey your wordpress theme is awesome, it is very easy to use and work with. A few questions. I want to change the name of the widgets. for example. I want to change Links, to Crossfit Links. Also is there a way to get two links widgets on there? I appreciate it!

     
    • Jeb,
      “Links” and “Meta” are two widgets that WordPress doesn’t allow you to rename by default. Plus I believe WP doesn’t allow you to have more than 1 Links widget.

      However, you can change the names of the widgets by editing the file functions.php. Here you will see a function called widget_light_links(), where you will see a line that says php _e('Links'). Change the text in the quotes to what you want to define.

      In a future release I will put in a customization option for the names of these widgets.

      Regards,
      Sayontan.

       
  9. Thanks for this very nice theme!

    Using 2.8.4.

    My two problems: First with the widgets. I have them arranged in a certain order on the widgets page. But when I go to look at it from the web, for a second the widgets are in the correct place, but then they change to a a different order. Ones that are the most important (like my pages, categories, etc.) suddenly are down in order, and others (like buttons from other websites) are high in the order. How can I get them to show up as I’ve ordered them? A few show up under the post.

    Secondly, having some problem with the background color. I’ve set it, but it doesn’t show up as I’ve set it.

    Thanks again.

     
  10. Okay, I’ve made some headway. I’ve discovered that I can manually drag ‘n drop the widgets on the page as they are, and then they’ll stay in the right place. Most of them. I cannot move the pre-made widgets such as buttons from other websites that I want. Two of them are showing up under the posts. The Google AdSense is showing up under those (which are under the post).

    Any ideas?

    Also, I figured out how to get the background color as I want it (i.e. need to use “custom” to override the default colors).

    Thank you.

     
    • Jane,
      Something seems to be quite wrong on your page. If you see my page you will notice that the footer (with my name) is inside the layout as opposed to outside. Typically this happens if you have modified sidebar.php and added some text to it after the get_sidebar call.

      My guess is that you want the content to show up in the sidebar. The trick to do this is to us a Text widget. Your text widget will let you add content to it (like Google AdSense) and you will be able to add the widget to the sidebar. The code for the different buttons can show up as you place them. See the widget called Miscellaneous on this page.

      Hope this helps.
      Sayontan.

       
      • Sayontan,

        I am using the text widget. In “widgets” I have them in place, under “sidebar 1″. But on the page, they are under the post and I cannot drag ‘n drop them. I have not gone into the sidebar.php at all (until just now to see what you were talking about). Yes, I see that this stuff is way outside the layout. Hmmm.

        Also, how do you get the tabs along the top? I can only get the “Home” icon up there.

        Lastly, I keep trying to use the custom font “trebuchet MS” but it doesn’t show up on the page. After I click the radio button, and “save”, nothing shows any differently. Is there a place where the font customizations are, so I can code it there?

        Thanks. Will keep trying to figure out what’s causing problem #1 above. (Any more ideas?)

        Thanks.

         
        • I have the page tabs on the top working now. I see the default is NO horizontal page tabs.

          Now focusing on the other issues…

          Thanks,

          Jane

           
      • Jane,
        It is a bit difficult to debug through your page because you have right clicks disabled. Nevertheless I went through your page’s source code to get a few hints. Here is what I noticed:
        1. In the first text widget that you have, you have the following text:

        	<div class="textwidget">
        		<a href="http://blogs.dogtime.com/" alt="DogTime Blog Network is the premier community of dog blogs, cat blogs and pet blogs for animal lovers who share their personal experiences and stories about their pets." class="external" target="_blank">
         			<img border="0" alt="DogTime Blog Network Badge" src="http://dogtime.com/images/badges/dogtime-blog-star.gif" />
        		</a>
        	</div>
        

        Try removing the div tags:

        		<a href="http://blogs.dogtime.com/" alt="DogTime Blog Network is the premier community of dog blogs, cat blogs and pet blogs for animal lovers who share their personal experiences and stories about their pets." class="external" target="_blank">
         			<img border="0" alt="DogTime Blog Network Badge" src="http://dogtime.com/images/badges/dogtime-blog-star.gif" />
        		</a>
        

        2. Your second widget setup seems fine
        3. To display other pages at the top go to “Navigation Bar Setup” and select what you want to show.
        4. Your font is actually “Trebuchet MS” (at least that is what I see when I load up your page). Are you on a Mac? Maybe you don’t have the font installed on your machine. What font do you see when you look at my page? That should be Trebuchet, too.

        Regards,
        Sayontan.

         
        • Interesting. First, I’ve disabled the “disable right click”! So you should be able to get in there now.

          I see the tag when I go to “see page source” . However, I can’t figure out which file that’s in. I’ve looked, done a search of all my files with FrontPage but it doesn’t show up. The div tag is not in the widget itself.

          Stranger, I uninstalled Suffusion via WordPress. Deleted it. It was still there as a folder in my FrontPage, so I deleted the whole folder. Figured I’d start from scratch. Then I downloaded it again (via WordPress), activated it. It was the same as before (i.e. not the default settings).

          Giving you a headache yet?

          Thanks,

          Jane

           
        • Jane,
          For your “Blog Catalog” widget can you remove the extra div tags as I described? Here is what is happening, For some reason the “heading” is not getting created for the text widgets. Did you provide a header? The header creation part of things also generates a starting div tag by itself. But since the header is not getting created, an extra closing div (“</div>) is showing up. Mind you, this wouldn’t have been an extra if the header itself was created.

          Deleting the theme and reinstalling it will not remove the options – it will only help you if you have made changes to the files themselves. To reset the options you should use the “Reselt options in all pages to default values” button in the Theme Options. But for what it is worth, I don’t think you have a problem with your options.

           
          • Sayontan,

            Okay, I’ll leave the Options as they are!

            I had the exact same widgets in my old theme and they were showing properly.

            The only header is the one that came with your theme;I haven’t modified that file through coding so I’m not sure what you mean by “Did you provide a header”.

            I’d be happy to remove the extra div tags but I don’t know where to find them – what file. They’re not in the coding of the widget itself (or in the other widgets that are showing up under the posts, including the AdSense code). Whatever I need to do to get the footer stuff (your copyright, my copyright) back into the body itself, too.

            so if you can tell me exactly where to look to find this extra div tags, I’ll be happy to remove them manually.

            Other than that, it’s looking and working pretty well!

            Jane

             
          • Jane,
            I think I figured it out. Go to your widget definitions (“Appearance -> Widgets”). Open the text widgets that you have defined. Provide them a name. You can do that by filling in the “Title” and clicking “Save”.

            Hope this helps.
            Sayontan.

             
      • As an addendum to my last comment, I noticed that your “Blog Catalog” link also needs to be without the “<div> tags.

        Also, do the text widgets that you have defined have any names assigned?

         
  11. hi Sayontan,

    i’m using your Suffusion 2.2.2 theme for wordpress and it seems like i cant see my pages (about, contact and sitemap). is there any check box that i missed?

     
  12. thanks i found it iat: apperence=>Suffusion them options=>Navigation Bar Setup
    now i want to ask how to change the text at the [home] tab.

     
    • Hi,
      There is no configurable option to change this text (I should add it in a future release). You can change the display text by editing functions.php. WARNING: Be very careful while editing this file – any wrong syntax can prevent your theme from loading.

      Fortunately the change that you need to make is simple. Towards the bottom of the file you will see the following code:

      	if ($suf_show_home == "text") {
      		$retStr .= "nttttt"."<li><a href='".get_option("home")."' rel="nofollow">Home</a></li>";
      	}
      

      In this, replace Home in the following manner:

      	if ($suf_show_home == "text") {
      		$retStr .= "nttttt"."<li><a href='".get_option("home")."' rel="nofollow">Whatever you want it to be</a></li>";
      	}
      

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
  13. I would also like to know how to set the number of posts that show on my homepage. Right now it’s a lot! I’d like to show just, say, the 5 most recent.

    Later on I’m going to delete all the files manually (deleting them through WordPress doesn’t work), and start all over again.

     
  14. One more question!

    I notice that under a heading 3, which I use frequently in my posts, when the next text begins, which is typically a smaller font, there is no empty line. I would like there to be an empty line between them (i.e. a double space, as there would be between any two paragraphs).

    Any coding I can add to do this?

    Thank you!

     
    • You can do this by defining a custom style. In your theme options:
      1. Click on “Custom CSS and JavaScript”
      2. Go to the section that says “Custom Styles”
      3. Put this text there:

      h3 {
      	font-size: 20px;
      	padding-bottom: 5px;
      }
      

      4. The widths I have provided are examples. You can increase / decrease them as you wish.
      5. Click Save.

       
      • That sounded like a good suggestion and I tried it

        h3 {
        font-size: 20px;
        padding-bottom: 20px;
        }

        but it is the same as before.

        boy, we’re working hard here but not having much success! :-)

        Jane

         
  15. Bingo! Everything is in the right place, each with its little label!

    Now my only challenge is to get the large space after the large headings.

    This is excellent, Sayontan!!! Good thinking!

    Jane

     
    • Regarding the custom styles, when I do a “View Source” on your page I see this:

      <!-- Custom CSS styles defined in options -->
      <!-- /Custom CSS styles defined in options -->
      

      In an ideal scenario this should have had the content from the custom CSS section. This can mean two things:
      1. Either the setting was not saved
      2. Or the code has gone wacko.

      To verify which of the above is true, I will have to ask you to again go to your Theme Options and open “Custom CSS and JavaScript”:
      1. Is the code showing up in the “Custom CSS” section?
      2. If no, then this was probably not saved. Save it with the code again.
      3. If yes, then the code has gone nuts. In such a case:
      3a. Open style.css
      3b. Go to around line 114. You should see “h3 {” over there. The entire code segment looks like this:

      h3 {
      	font-size: 24px;
      }
      

      BTW, the default for that value is 24px. Your page shows it as 20px – so I am assuming you changed it. Anyway, you can reduce it further to something like 16px and see how it looks.
      5. For the spacing append another line there:

      h3 {
      	font-size: 16px;
      	margin-bottom: 20px;
      }
      

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
      • Aha!

        I didn’t originally put it there: I went into the “editor” and the style.css and pasted it in there. So that’s the trick – using the “Custom CSS and JavaScript” to add the code.

        And now it looks great!!

        BTW, yes, I did custom change the font size. I really like the way it looks now. Thank you for the Suffusion template – I HIGHLY recommend it – and thank you for ALL the help!

        Jane

        Thank you,

         
      • Great! Glad I could help.

         
  16. I love your theme “Suffusion”. What a great job! I would like to get rid of the “search” in the header and put it in as a widget. How would you do that. Thanks again for this incredible theme.

     
    • Hi,
      Thanks. Currently you cannot hide the search bar using options. However I have included this as an option in the next version of the theme. I am going to submit the theme either today or tomorrow, after which it will be approved and you can use the new version for the search bar setting.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
    • Hi,
      In my latest release (2.3.0) you can now do this. Go to the “Navigation Bar Setup” and go to the “Show Search” section – you can opt to hide it there.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
  17. Can I change the widget’s heading colours ?
    Maybe you should add it to the new version as well. :P

    BR,
    Qai

     
    • :-) I can include it in a future release. So far I have been focusing on specific big enhancements with each release (the latest one was internationalization) along with minor small enhancements. I guess I could make my next release about multiple widget areas and add this as a feature.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
    • Qai,
      BTW, you can change the heading colors manually:
      1. Go to the Options page.
      2. Click on “Custom CSS and JavaScript”
      3. Scroll down to the section where you see “Custom Styles”. Here you can add the following code:

      #sidebar h3.scheme, #sidebar-2 h3.scheme,
      #sidebar h3, #sidebar-2 h3 {
      	background: #000000;
      	color: #ffffff;
      }
      

      This will make the sidebar header color black and the font white. You can set any other color that you wish.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
  18. Wow. Beautiful.

    I just upgraded to the latest version.

    How do I change the colour of the background, NOT the MAIN background but the background where it holds the widget/posts/pages/headings?

    Sorry I don’t know how to explain it to you which one I meant. >.<
    :P

    BR,
    Nas

     
  19. URGENT HELP PLEASE
    I have installed your theme but it does not allow me to drag and drop widgets. What should I do?
    Thank you

     
    • Claudio,
      I opened your site (http://www.claudiobasso.com/blog/) in a browser and I can drag and drop widgets. Where are you facing the difficulty – on your blog or in the admin section of your blog? What browser are you using?

      Regards,
      Sayontan.

       
      • Sayontan thanks for replying quickly. I have no idea how you can drag widgets from my blog page. I am going to WP admin for the blog then to Appearance then to Widgets and I can’t drop them. Let me know if you need admin access to it to figure it out and I will set you up.
        Keep up with me, I really like your design but I need to customize it a little.
        Thank you again
        Claudio

         
      • Claudio,
        When I open your blog page (http://www.claudiobasso.com/blog/), on the sidebar I see widgets like “Archives”, “Categories” etc. I can click on the title of each of those widgets (the text that says “Archives” etc) and drag it to another place within the sidebar. I can also click on the “<” sign in the title and expand / collapse the widgets. That is what I meant by “drag and drop”.

        You can set me up with admin access if you think it will help you.

        Cheers,
        Sayontan.

         
        • Claudio,

          I had this question before. It is not from Widgets. It’s much easier. Once you log in as administrator on your website you just go to any of your posts, as if you were a viewer. Then you can drag and drop them. Wherever they end up is where they are set. When you log out as an Administrator, it officially sets them in that place.

          Jane

           
  20. Hi Sayontan,

    I am experimenting with your theme at the moment and have two questions:

    1. What should be the image dimensions (size) for a custom header image?
    2. At present, the blog subtitle always shows in UPPERCASE. Can I change this?

    Thanks!

     
    • Hi Mahendra,
      The custom header image is 1000×85 if you want to fit it above the navigation bar and 1000×120 if you include the navigation bar.
      To change the subtitle go to the Suffusion Theme Options -> Custom CSS and JavaScript, then scroll down to the “Custom CSS” section. You can set the style here by entering:

      .description {
              text-transform: none;
      }
      

      Depending on what you put in your text will show up – “none” will leave it as the original, “uppercase” will convert it all to uppercase, “capitalize” will make the first letter of each word uppercase and “lowercase” will make everything lowercase.

      Sayontan.

       
      • Wow, that was fast! Thank you very much. :)

        This is the first time I am attempting a custom header, primarily because I want to use a custom header font and logo. Your instructions will be very useful.

        Appreciate it.

         
        • Mahendra,
          Sure. Quite a few folks using the theme have attempted a custom header. You really have two options – having an image separate from the text, or having the text as a part of the image. Either way, you will be better served if there is good contrast between the text and the image underneath. You could also consider using a gradient image, if you don’t want to get too much into the graphics.

          Cheers,
          Sayontan.

           
          • I am not interested in graphics. But I do need a custom font for my header. Since I can’t change the font in the theme, I presume I will need to use a background header image that contains my font. Right?

            So I probably will not use the gradient feature, hide the title/sub-title, and use the header background image for everything instead.

             
          • Mahendra,
            You can tweak the font of the header alone, the same way that you changed the “uppercase” feature of the blog sub-header. You can do this by picking a font from the list under Suffusion Theme Options -> Body Font Settings -> Font Face. Pick a font from this list and define it in the Custom CSS section:

            h1.blogtitle {
                    font-face: "Comic Sans MS", cursive;
            }
            

            Of course, the fonts listed there are “browser-safe”, so if you want to have some other font you should try an image.

            Sayontan.

             
  21. Again, thank you Sayontan. Yes, I knew I could use browser-safe fonts (thanks for telling me how), but I’ll be using a custom font for personal branding. :)

     
  22. Sayotan,

    I would like to put the subscribe for the feed and subscribe for the comments in the header. I have some code (from a prior theme I used). I’ve put it under your “header” in the custom section but it doesn’t appear.

    I’m wondering if the sub-header there is interfering with it. (I have the subheader set to be under the main header, but it doesn’t seem to want to go there, another issue.)

    This is the code I’m using for the subscribe stuff (with or without the asterisk, it doesn’t show):

    *
    Dogs Don’t Look Both Ways

    Posts (RSS)
    Comments (RSS)

    *

    Thanks.

    Jane

     
    • Sayotan,

      Funny! I put the code into my comment to you but see how it comes up on your post? It translates it and just leaves the links! Obviously then I put the right code in!…But how to get that to show up on my header?

      Thanks,

      Jane

       
  23. Jane,
    The trick for code to show up properly is to use “escape” characters for < and >. You can do that by representing < as &lt; and > as &>.

    Anyway, w.r.t. your question, where did you put in the code? I don’t see it in your source code? You cannot use the “Custom CSS and JavaScript” options for this, since what you are trying to put in is neither CSS nor JavaScript, but HTML.

    Are you trying to display this near the search bar?

    Regards,
    Sayontan.

     
    • Sayontan,

      Aha. I just want to keep it on the top. I like the search bar but would I have to remove the search bar in order to get those links into the header? If so, where would I then add that code? (I see in your new version we can remove the “search” feature.)

      Thanks,

      Jane

       
      • Jane,
        Yes, the searchbar will have to be removed. But you can add the search to a sidebar through a widget.
        I have my day job to attend to at present and I will be boarding a flight shortly – how about I respond with the details later this evening?

        Regards,
        Sayontan.

         
        • Absolutely. Your day job comes first. Have a safe trip.

           
        • Jane,
          For the next release I am going to be changing the Search Bar into a widget area. At that time you should be able to go to your Appearance -> Widgets and add a text widget there with the RSS links.

          Cheers,
          Sayontan.

           
          • Sayontan,

            Thank you and I will eagerly await (but go on with my blogging life at the same time!) your next version.

            I wish I could figure out how to add a vote to the stars under the “Install Themes” for yours. I’d vote you five. I really like the theme and you’re doing an amazing job of being responsive to us users and making the theme user-friendly and flexible.

            Jane

             
          • Many thanks for the thumbs-up, Jane! Much appreciated!
            To be able to vote on WP you have to register at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/register.php. I guess the registration feature puts off several people from voting, which is why insanely popular themes too have very few votes.

            Cheers,
            Sayontan.

             
  24. I know I’m not too technically literate, but what do I have to do exactly to upload an image to be part of my header? I’d like to have my company logo appear in the header.

    thanks,
    Bill

     
  25. OK- I figured out how to get a custom logo into the header. Next question: how can I add more height to the header, in order to accommodate a larger logo size?

    Thanks,
    Bill

     
    • Bill,
      You can do this is the Suffusion Theme Options -> Custom CSS and JavaScript section of the admin page. Go down to “Custom Styles” and put in:

      #header {
              height: 55px;
      }
      

      55px is the current height – you can change it to whatever you want. By the way, I have received several requests for custom-defining the height – maybe I should put in an option for this.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
  26. I really like your theme! My question is … I need to be able to have custom pages. These are php pages I’ve made from the index.php page so that I may list only one category on one page, etc. Right now I do this by making the php page and then selecting this page in the templates when I create a new blog page – but this option seems to be missing in your theme. Is there another way I can do this with your theme, and if not, will this be an added function in the future?

    Thanks so much!

     
    • Scott,
      To be able to use templates you should have the following at the top of the template PHP file (you probably know this):

      <?php
      /*
      Template Name: Your Template Name
      */
      ?>
      

      You should then move the file to the theme’s directory.
      Templates are possible with any WP theme and I haven’t enabled / disabled anything. I do plan to provide a few templates in a future release, FYI (may be a couple of weeks).

      Regards,
      Sayontan.

       
  27. Hi…fabulous design! I am a newbie and I have a few questions. In my sidebar, I don’t see ‘admin sign in’ as I did with the generic WordPress theme. I basically don’t know how to get back to where I can edit features! oh my! I was also wondering why I can’t see my actual comments. I have not selected ‘excerpt’ for any options. Can you also comment on why I might not be able to see my custom header image? Also, have you written any instructions about how to insert a form? Thanks so much!!

     
    • Hi Leslie,
      On your sidebar you should see a widget called “Meta”. That should have a link called “Site Admin”, which will let you log in.
      I don’t have any code to block comments – can you send me the link to your page?
      For the custom header image you need to go into Header Customization and ensure that “Default styles or custom styles for header?” has “Custom styles” selected.
      I don’t have anything about inserting a form – what are you looking to do?

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
      • Thank you for being so prompt and I must say that as I read through all your comments and replies I so very much appreciate your intelligence and your ability to answer all questions in such a simple and straight forward fashion! The link to my page is http://www.prophetofprofits.com/blog. Also, I have selected “Custom styles”, but my error is most definitely with the URL to where my image is stored. It is currently stored on my JustHost server in a folder called “images”. As for the forms, my future thoughts would be to allow users to submit information so that we could add them to a newsletter when it becomes available. I guess I could use your navigation bar to redirect to a page where I could design my form in dreamweaver? hmmmmmmm?

        Leslie

         
        • Leslie,
          Thanks.
          I took a look at your site. The header image http://www.prophetofprofits.com/images/blogheader.png doesn’t seem to exist – I get a “Not found” error when I try to open this link in a browser.

          For forms, there are two things you need to think about. And neither involves DreamWeaver :-) :
          1. Do you need to have the users register themselves as blog members be able to read the posts?
          2. Or do you simply want them to be able to provide an email and receive the newsletter by email, without having to register?

          If #1, there is a plugin called Register Plus (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/register-plus/) which lets users register as members of your blog.

          If #2, your best option is to use FeedBurner. Set up an account on FeedBurner and burn your blog’s feed (or the RSS feed for the newsletter) using their service. You have configuration options there to let people subscribe through email. Then download Steve Smith’s FeedSmith plugin, install it on WP and configure it appropriately. You can provide links on your blog to either subscribe to the RSS feed or through email.

          Hope this helps.
          Sayontan.

           
          • Hi Sayontan,

            Thank you again for your helpful comments. Because of my newbie status, I am not sure of the correct URL for the header image. I currently have it stored in a folder called “images” which is a subfolder of “public_html/”. While in Dreamweaver…under Sites…Define Sites I can connect to the remote server…I do see a folder called Images and my file blogheader.png is within this folder. I am probably representing its location incorrectly…any suggestions?

            Thanks, Leslie

             
  28. Hi Sayontan,

    I figured out the header image issue…thanks anyways!

     
    • Great, Leslie! Happy blogging!

       
      • Hi Sayontan,

        Had one issue yet unresolved…can’t figure out why the FULL comment doesn’t display (I have “display full content” checked for everything). I only get the category name…any thoughts?

        Thanks, Leslie

         
      • Leslie,
        I think you mean “post” rather than “comment”. Actually your content is showing up, just that it is in black! What probably happened is that you had a “light theme” earlier, then you changed the font face and saved it, thereby keeping the “custom styles” and black color. This is quite easy to fix, though:

        1. Go to “Body Font Settings”.
        2. If you know exactly what you want to change (like the font face to Tahoma), then you can click on “Reset page to default options”. After that select “Custom styles”, then Tahoma and Save again.
        3. If there are other settings that you have made and would like to preserve, in the “Font Color” field just paste the default color (listed below the color field) into the color field and “Save”.

        That should fix it.
        Sayontan.

         
  29. Hi Sayontan,

    Loving your theme even more, the more I work with it … your hard work is very appreciated.

    Just wondering how I might create a page with no sidebar? I’ve tried to copy the index page and remove the sidebar information – however, it still stays there.

    Thank you again for everything!
    Scott

     
    • Scott,
      If you can wait for a few more days, I am working on release with multiple widget areas (a sidebar is a widget area). Once this development is complete you will be able to define 0, 1 or 2 sidebars and also utilize the area at the bottom of your posts and at the top of your posts.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
  30. Sayontan,

    Hello again!

    I’m doing well with my theme. One thing: I have grand-child pages but they are not showing up on the drop-down horizontal navigational bar. The child pages are, but no descendants! Any coding I can add?

    Thank you,

    Jane

     
    • Sorry – the grandchildren are showing up, but I’d like the 4th generation to show up too.

      If you look at the side widget, there is a 4th generation “to neuter or not to neuter” that is not showing up in the horizontal drop down. I’m sure it’s just the coding says a depth of 3 somewhere and I need to change it to a depth of 4. But where, and how?

      Thanks.

       
    • Jane,
      That is a shortcoming of the design – float-outs beyond the third level are not supported currently. However I have had one other earnest request to deliver this and I will look at it in the future. Unfortunately one of the development activities (multiple widget areas) is taking up a lot of time and focus, so it may be a couple of weeks before I can accommodate this request.

      If you think the aesthetics of your design are being impacted, you can try keeping just the top level pages in the navigation bar, then showing a “Breadcrumb navigation” at the top (see the top section of http://www.aquoid.com/news/tutorials/wordpress-theme-options/w-theme-options-setting-and-retrieving/ to understand what I am saying) and the pages widget like you have on the left. Here is how you can do it:

      1. In the Navigation Bar Setup deselect all the second level pages
      2. In the same page go to “Breadcrumb navigation for pages” and select the traditional breadcrumb.

      Give it a try and see if it works for you till I deliver the code.
      Sayontan.

       
      • Sayotan,

        I’ve done as you’ve suggested and in combination with the pages widget on the left that does show the great-grandchildren, I’ll leave it like this for now. At least people can know the 4th generation is there.

        Thanks for your suggestion and of course you have to have priorities.

        Do let me know when you get that script done; no hurry.

        Thanks,

        Jane

         
  31. Is it possible that my posts to appear on different pages? Maybe posts from different authors.. or maybe like, choosing which page the post will appear at..

    Qai

     
    • Qai,
      At present I don’t have anything that I have added for this. For grouping posts by author I will be providing an “Authors” template soon. But apart from that I have no plans to do this.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
  32. Hello Sayontan,

    I’m brand new to Word Press and themes and after a rather extensive search for a theme that would best suit my specific needs, I came across Suffusion – which I was totally thrilled to discover. Thank you for such an awesome design and the flexibility included. I do however (sorry) have a couple of questions and requests.

    1. It would be very nice if somehow I could include a “back to the top” (click here – to return to the top of the page) somewhere in the lower section of the page – I have no clue how to do this.

    2. Is it possible to change the body color (where I type in text on a post) from white to something different? Perhaps a light moss green or the like. If so, how do I accomplish this?

    3. It would be very cool if I were able to include a slide show somehow – I’m a professional photographer and this would be ideal!.

    4. Lastly, a break between topics within a single post whereas the break consisted of a bar that’s adjustable in color, height and width would be very desirable – especially if I could incorporate some specific design elements of my own into this bar

    I hope I’m not asking too much but I am not a programmer, I am a visual person. Your theme is wonderful and it does have a huge amount of things going for it!!! Thank you so very much for all that you have provided – it IS very much appreciated!

    Best wishes;

    Michael

    http://www.michaeldzaman.com

     
    • Hi Michael,
      While #2 and #4 are possible quite easily, #1 will require a change of the code and #3 is beyond the scope of the theme. Let me address the easy ones first:

      #2, #4 – You can go to the theme customization page “Suffusion Theme Options”, go to “Custom CSS, JavaScript & RSS”, then put in:

      .post {
          background-color: #A6FFA3;
      }
      .separator {
          height: 10px;
      }
      

      Add other details as appropriate. The “background-color” can be modified to any color that you please. Note that the color has to be in a hexadecimal code. You can get the hex codes here: http://www.free-webmaster-tools.com/colorpicker.htm. When you are creating your posts the color that you have set here will automatically gain precedence.

      For the separator, when you are building your pages you need to invoke the separator doing something like this in your post’s HTML code:

      <hr class='separator'/>
      

      For “Back to the Top” you can look around for a plugin to do this task – that will be easier than changing the theme code. And as for the slideshow you have to look for a plugin. I would recommend NextGen gallery, which is quite popular.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
  33. I’m using your suffusion theme for my friends website… and I want to utilized the plugin Featured Content Gallery as seen on the website now. I don’t know where to put the include call. On some themes there is a home.php file but don’t see this for yours… so I incude the include call for the FCG in the index.php but by doing this the FCG shows up not only on the home page but also some post pages. I only want the FCG to show up on the home page so I was wondering where to put the include file?

     
  34. Hi Sayontan, I have chosen a different theme but when I click on “visit site” still shows the old (dark and green) theme.
    How do I see my changes?
    Please let me know. Sorry, this is my first blog and I don’t know much about it.

    Thanks,

     
  35. I figure it out! I love it. Thanks.

     
  36. Hi Sayontan,

    Truly love this theme and your incredible support…many thanks again! Two things I would like to be able to do and was wondering if it is possible…(1) create a link to a ‘registration’ form so that I could create a ‘group’ of users who want me to email them when new posts are posted (2) create a side bar element that will be a list of audio clips that users can download. This would/could be similar to your side bar element with bulleted links. Thanks for any suggestions you might have :)

     
    • Hi Leslie,
      For registration and post forms you can try using the TDO Mini Forms plugin and the Register Plus plugin. You can simply add a text widget to the sidebar and add links for the registration and for posting.

      For audio clips listing there are two ways to do it. If you are setting up your audio clips as a separate “podcast”, you can create an RSS widget and put in the feed there. If your audio links are not set up as a podcast, but as links, you can use the Links widget and get the bullet lists using that.

      Hope this helps.

       
  37. Site is being built right now off of your awesome template.

    Qis: Is there any limitations as far as rotating headers? Would like to do that

     
    • Not sure I understand your question. By “rotating” do you mean you want to keep changing your headers at a fixed frequency? Or do you want to change it from being horizontal to vertical?

       
  38. I’d first like to thank you for your wonderful theme. It not only looks spectacular, but the added functionality over other themes available is amazing. I’m not much of a coder, so it hss been a pleasure working with this theme.

    I do have a quick question though, regarding the navigation. While picking pages shown by the navigation bar, is there a way to disable the dropdown menu, allowing the breadcrumb to show up to act like the menu? I saw the option to show excluded pages in the breadcrumb (right under the page selection to nav bar box), but neither option is selected, and neither option stays selected when I choose to show the pages excluded from the navbar in the breadcrumb.

    I don’t tink I made a mistake installing it, but it is definitely possible. I may be misunderstanding the option as well.

    Thanks in advance!

     
    • PS: If you get a chance to look at the site, there are sub pages under World of Warcraft, those three having 2 pages under them, the Rogue page is the only one with the sub pages checked in the navigation bar menu as being shown. As you click on Warlock or Death Knight, they do not show the sub pages under them as they do with the Rogue page.

      Thanks again! :)

       
    • Slacker,
      (Though it seems funny calling anyone that, I must, since that is the name you provided!)
      The “show excluded pages” is for a slightly different feature. Let’s say you have 20 sub-pages for a given page and you really want to show 10 in the drop-down. You will turn this feature on, so that you can exclude the pages in the drop-down, but have them in the navigation area. The main objective was to avoid clutter.
      To do what you want to, you might try this approach:

      1. Select only the top level pages to show in the navigation bar
      2. Add a sidebar widget for “Pages” (it is a standard widget)
      3. Use either the “traditional breadcrumb” or the display for all siblings etc.

      What you are exactly asking is not possible, since only when you select one level can the next level be determined. E.g. if you have 3 levels, the pages in the third level will only make sense if you have the second level selected.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
      • Wow, fantastically fast response. I was coming back to see if I could explain myself any better. I do understand now what the option meant. I thought if the top level was selected (ie: World of Warcraft), then the second level would show up underneath in the breadcrumb (showing the three available options), then once one of those were selected, the third level would show.

        After some reflection on your answer, I suppose it makes more sense, as the breadcrumb isn’t actually designed for navigational purposes, as it is for notificational (that a word?) purposes.

        I just so much enjoyed the design of the breadcrumb dropping down that I got over-zealous, imagining different usage, I suppose.

        Thank you again, for the theme and quick/informative response!

         
        • Actually it works exactly as you describe. If you click “World of Warcraft”, you will see the three sub-pages “Rogue”, “Warlock” and “Death Knight” show up in the navigation area underneath. You can then select one of those to get further levels under it. So it is for navigational purposes, though it does just a little more than what the drop-downs themselves do.

           
          • What I was after is having exactly this, but with no dropdown menu. The main pages remaining as tabs, and when a page with sub pages is selected, the breadcrumb shows the sub pages available.

            When I selected the sub pages not be shown in the navigation bar via dropdown, they do not show up in the breadcrumb underneath.

             
  39. Hello,

    Thank you very much for your job!! but i’ve a question, can we adjust the widht of the template or it’s fixed because on a big screen i’ll like it could be wider.

    Regards

     
    • Thierry,
      You can change the width of the theme, but since this is a “fixed-width” theme, a lot of other widths have to change. Let me know what width you want to set it to and I will tell you how to do it.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
  40. Hi Sayontan,

    First, I really really love Suffusion, you added so many options and is very easy to manage, especially for people like me that don’t know much about coding.

    I have a question: I want to remove the mouse right click, I guess I have to add:

    Where should I put this code in other to apply to all pages?

     
  41. ups, I guess the code went away. The code I need to add is something like: body oncontextmenu….

     
    • Carmen,
      Yes, body oncontextmenu will work. You can put the JavaScript code in the “Custom CSS, JavaScript & RSS” section, in the custom header javascript option.

      Note, though, that disabling the right-click will do little to deter people from looking at your source code.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
  42. Hi Sayontan!

    I hate to bother you again, but I’m a little stuck and just can’t figure out two little things.

    1). I have reduced the theme width to 900px to fit on more laptop monitors and smaller screens. Everything has worked, but I cannot seem to find where I can change the width of the inner areas/comments.

    2). I would like to change the text on the page name, or make a header to use in its spot, but cannot seem to do either of those either.

    Thank you for such a great theme and taking the time to help me use it!

    Scott

     
    • Scott,
      You will need to change the widths of the “#page #wrapper #container #main-col” element along with a few other things, like the “.post .title”, “.postdata .category” and “.tags”

      For your second question are you referring to the title in the drop-down being different from the actual page name? If so, then version 2.4.0 has a provision to handle that (you are using 2.3.5). Now, you have changed the style.css from the theme, which will be overwritten if you run an upgrade. Instead, move your changes to the “Custom CSS, JavaScript & RSS” section.

       
  43. Sayontan,

    Here is a possible bug in the Suffusion theme. I was replying to a comment on a page and when I sent to see the page with the new comment, the background was there but nothing else. When I deleted the reply comment, everything returned. This would happen whether my reply was done through the “comments” page, or on the page itself, as a (new) comment. Each time the comment was deleted, the contents of the page would return.

    And yet on other pages I can put the comment in as a new comment and everything will be there.

    Perhaps there is a maximum number of commen(or length of comments) that one page can receive?

    Thank you,

    Jane

     
    • Jane,
      Is this happening for one particular page and not for the others? In that case it is more of an internal WordPress bug as opposed to something being wrong with the theme. To explain what I mean, when I was developing the functionality to support threaded comments, I had a lot of trouble testing it out with one of the default posts that a developer has to test against. Eventually I discovered that something was wrong with the post, which did not let me put in nested comments – the functionality worked perfectly with other posts. Unfortunately I do not know the fix for this problem – I only know that it has nothing to do with the theme.

      Also, you can configure how many comments you want to display on a page and paginate accordingly, but you cannot control how many comments you will allow. You can do the pagination settings under Settings -> Discussion in the admin menu.

       
      • It’s interesting. Thanks for your quick response. It happened to another page too, also with many comments and long ones at that. On both pages, I took comments and moved them (using the “move comments” plugin) to another page and now they both are allowing comments again. I checked, as you recommended, and had my settings set for “50” and 5 nested which I upped to 7. For now, I’ll just see if and at what point my comments get stuck again. The comments that come in to me, and my responses, tend to be very long.

        If I get any insight or resolution into this, I’ll let you know!

        This reminds me to keep backing up my database!

        Thanks. I did vote for your theme, btw.

        Jane

         
        • Jane,
          Thanks for the info. I will go through the comments functionality again and see if I can find anything.

          And thanks for the vote!

          By the way, your request for increasing the levels in the drop-down is the next item on my agenda. I have already made a few enhancements to support more levels – the full functionality, though, will take some time to implement and test.

          Sayontan.

           
  44. Okay, Sayontan.

    Here’s another question – WordPress issue? Plugin issue? or Suffusion issue?
    I have one page where my comments are out of order. My order is set for oldest comment last. On this page it starts out oldest, then my comments from today are in the middle, then my middle oldest comments are last. (The URL is http://www.dogsdontlookbothways.com/joeys_blog/2999-dog-hit-by-car-broken-jaw-leg-pelvis/.)

    When I switch themes, the comments are again in the correct order, oldest to newest.

    Any ideas? I’d like to get this one figured out because my audience doesn’t know where to look for the most recent comments!

    BTW, you’re welcome for the vote!

    Thanks,

    Jane

     
    • Jane,
      When you switch themes, does the new theme have threaded comments enabled? As in, does it show the replies tied together like it does with Suffusion? If so, then it is a bug on my side (though I have absolutely no idea what the bug is!). If not, then it is a WP bug. To fix it all I can suggest is to turn of threaded comments from the admin screen.

      Let me know.
      Sayontan.

       
      • It’s funny…They used to be nested. At any rate, they’re not showing up nested now now, not in my old theme. So I tried the generic WP theme, and it’s showing the same way as it is with Suffusion.

        I wonder if the problem isn’t in the “move comments” widget. I think I will have to contact the author of that widget to find out. Even though those comments were made earlier, they’re showing up later and are fixed there, unable to move, even when I change the date to a very early date.

        Maybe I should look at the database and see what’s in there, too. If I get any information on this, anything useful from the “move comments” widget author, I’ll pass it along to you.

        Thanks, Sayontan!

        Jane

         
        • That was it. I had to modify the database. The “moved” comment was trying to call up a parent comment on the former page, so WordPress doesn’t know how to display it, and displays it last, i.e. last chronologically (though it occurred earlier). I went into the database, changed the parent to “0”, indicating no parent, and it showed up exactly in the right place: early!

          Just FYI or for anybody else reading who discovers this with the “move” plugins.

           
  45. Sayonton,

    I just upgraded (automatically) to the 2.4.0 version and everything is all messed up! Everything is along the left hand side of the screen; nothing is formatted. I had to go back to my old theme until I can figure out what’s going on!

    ???

    Thanks,

    Jane

     
    • Couple of things are possible:
      1. You might have changed the source files from my theme earlier
      2. You might have switched to a theme in the interim that has fewer widget areas.

      The first situation is tough to recover from, while the second is easy – you will likely see the the removed widgets in the “Inactive widgets” section of your admin page.

       
      • I have it there now, in case you’re online and looking. What are these “multi-page 1″ multi-page 2, etc.that are in my inactive widgets?

         
        • No idea – might be from some plugin.

           
        • The source file…Nothing recently. Just changed some fonts, added some coding in the custom box provided (coding is still there) but those are all from weeks ago and have been working just fine, and are also discussed in earlier comments.

           
          • That shouldn’t affect anything. What you put in the custom boxes are safe from upgrades. Did the switch-back to the old version pose any problems or were you able to switch back seamlessly. I will be surprised if the switch-back worked and the new theme did not – my upgrades should not affect old versions.

             
  46. Can I download the older (2.3.0) version back through your website?

     
  47. Yes, the switchback worked seamlessly. Then I noticed the upgrade while I was on the themes page, so I just did it. Actually, I’ve switched back before and I’ve not had a problem (maybe it wasn’t 2.3; maybe it was to 2.2 but not a problem).

    Do you think we can get 2.4 working? Or do you think I should go back to 2.3? Well, there’re all inactive so I should just leave them there.

    I would want to know why this is happening because I would HOPE to be able to upgrade along with your upgrades!

     
    • This is what I meant:

      Yes, the switchback worked seamlessly. Then I noticed the upgrade while I was on the themes page, so I just did it. Actually, I’ve switched back before and I’ve not had a problem (maybe it wasn’t to 2.3; maybe it was to 2.2 but not a problem).

      Do you think we can get 2.4 working? Or do you think I should go back to 2.3?

      I would want to know why this is happening because I would HOPE to be able to upgrade along with your upgrades!

       
  48. Sayontan,

    A plugin called “Multipages widget” I found in my plugin page. I didn’t recognize it and it was activated. I deactivated it and – presto.

    Weird. I think it’s a SPAM plugin.

    Have you ever heard of such a thing?

    Jane

     
    • I think I may have had it as an inactive widget before – definitely not activated. But for some reason when I switched back to Suffusion, it went bonkers. Don’t know who to report that to, if it’s a WordPress issue or what. I did send a message to the Forum of the plugin describing the problem. What happens remains to be seen!

      For now, I have my Suffusion theme back and it’s looking great!

       
  49. Hi Sayontan,

    I am sorry to admit defeat! I have spent much time trying to answer a question for myself, but must admit defeat! I am trying to find how to change the ‘Links’ heading/title on my links widget. I just want to call it something else. I was referred to http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_list_bookmarks from one of the forums but wasn’t sure if this is how to get this done. I would also like to add a small image before each link to an audio file. In a sense change the bullet from a ‘dot’. Should I ‘upload’ these separate audio files to the library…currently I have them downloading from the hosting website server. I really want to give the user the ability to save them to disk to play in any chosen format. Aaaaaaagh!!!! Lastly, I have posted two sample comments to a post and they display in two different background colors…is this intentional? Can I alter these colors? Thank you…thank you…thank you!

     
    • Leslie,
      If you upgrade your theme you will be able to define a different title for your “Links” widget (capability was fixed in version 2.3.5, you are using 2.3.0). Alternatively there is always the option to use a “Text” widget and give it the title you wish.

      You can change the bullet to some other icon using this syntax:

      #links ul li {
              background-image: url(images/icons/bulletpbl.png);
      }
      

      Replace the text in “url(…)” with the link to your image and define it in the “Custom CSS, JavaScript and RSS” section of the theme options.

      Regarding the different formats I believe you will have to upload the different formats.

      For comments the alternating background colors are designed by intention. To modify them you can use the elements “.commentlist li” and “.commentlist .alt”. You can set the same “background-color” for both of them in the “Custom CSS” section.

      Regards,
      Sayontan.

       
      • Thank you very much for your prompt answers to ALL my questions! I would like to upgrade but don’t see an “upgrade” button. I did see a “download” link on the wordpress/themes/suffusion website, but it asked me where I wanted to extract the zip files to and I didn’t know. Just to clarify, did you suggest that I upload to the wordpress library my audio files or should I pull them off my web server where I host my site?

        Many thanks!

         
  50. Hi — Love this theme so far….I’d like to import a custom header that is a jpeg file that’s on my desktop but it doesn’t look like I can do that…since the theme asks for a URL. Is there anyway around this so I can use my custom jpeg header?
    Thanks!

     
    • Sherry,
      My guess is that you have your own domain where you host your blog. If so, you can upload your image to your domain and then reference it through the header customization page. In other words, if your domain is at http://www.yourdomain.com and if you have uploaded the image to a folder in it called images, you can put in http://www.yourdomain.com/images/myheader.jpg for the header image.

      Sayontan.

       
      • Thanks for your speedy reply. I’m just learning wordpress in a course right now and have decided on using your theme for my student project. I don’t have a domain or a blog yet (I’m a newbie) so does that mean I can’t use this feature? In other trial themes I was able to source the custom jpeg from my hard drive. If I have the image in my wordpress gallery would I be able to access it from there?

        Do you mind if I tell others in my class about your theme — it’s seems very newbie-friendly so far.
        Thanks!

         
        • Sherry,
          Since you don’t have a domain, I presume you have WordPress installed on your machine / LAN. In that case how do you access your blog? Probably by using some URL like http://localhost/blog. Basically your “blog” folder is located somewhere on your hard drive or on your LAN. You can create an “images” folder at the same location and put your picture over there (you don’t even need to create an images folder, actually). You will be able to access the image using http://localhost/images/header.jpg.

          Regarding telling other people in your class, by all means, please do so! The theme exists so that people can use it. The more, the merrier.

          Sayontan.

           
          • I wish this were simple… I don’t have wordpress installed yet but I am using it through my teacher’s site. I assume she will show us at some point how to install it on our own machines but currently everyone is using her access. Plus I’m on a mac… will this be a hinderance to using this theme?

            Regards!

             
          • Ah, okay. Now I understand – you can install themes and use them, but you don’t have direct access to the site where the installation is.

            Typically you would have full access, which is the assumption the theme makes. Nevertheless, if you have a PhotoBucket or Flickr account (or any other photo-sharing account) you can upload the image there and reference it. Not the best solution, but it should do the job.

            You can definitely use the theme on a Mac. There shouldn’t be any problem.

             
  51. Hi again Sayontan, Can I add Breadcrumb to my blog? If so, is this the code? .breadcrumbs {float: left;width: 590px;font-size: 11px;margin: 5px 10px 20px 10px;padding: 0px 0px 3px 0px;border-bottom: double #EAEAEA;}, an where can I put it?

    Thanks

     
  52. Hi Sayontan,

    I am really having fun with the design of my blog and thanks to you I am gaining confidence in making some minor changes. I have two questions that have I haven’t not found much success with…(1) adding an Avatar. Do I need to pull down the Avatar plugin? Do I have to use a Gravatar? and (2) changing the color of the date of a comment. It is a link and I am guessing that the color has been set elsewhere when I defined link colors. Thank you for all your help!

     
    • Hi Leslie,
      Are Avatars enabled on your blog? You can check in the “Settings -> Discussion” section of your admin screens. If you have Avatars enabled (and it seems like you do, from your blog), then all that remains is to get yourself an Avatar. To do so, go to http://en.gravatar.com/ and sign up for one. Use the email id that you have set up for your user in your WP account.

      For the date on the comments, it looks like you have the colors of the “red” theme enabled on a blue blog. That is why all your links, upon hovering show up with the red color. Is that deliberate? Regardless, if you want to have red links for rest of your content and something else for the comments, put this in your “Custom CSS, JavaScript and RSS”, under “Custom CSS”:

      .comment-meta a {
            color: #666666; /* or whatever you want */
      }
      /* If you want to have a different color when you hover over the link: */
      .comment-meta a:hover {
            color: #888888; /* or whatever you want */
      }
      
       
      • Hi Sayontan,
        Thank you again for your time and energy helping me complete the design specifics of my blog :) As for the avatar/Gravatar…I have signed up for one and it is displaying on the COMMENT section. Can I have it display for NEW POSTS? And, do I have any control over where this POST avatar can go?

        If the blog AUTHOR wants to REPLY to a specific comment, I am assuming that he needs to click on the DATE link for that specific comment. If this is true, what I am noticing is that the AUTHOR’s REPLY is being added to the growing list of comments for the POST. Can the AUTHORs REPLY to a COMMENT remain with that specific COMMENT…maybe indented a bit but definitely tied to a specific comment so other users can easily follow an ongoing discussion? If you check my blog… http://www.prophetofprofits.com/blog you will notice the last three comments were supposted to be a REPLY to comment #1. I hope this isn’t too confusing!! :)

         
        • Leslie,
          Currently there is no way to have the avatar on a post. I could probably bundle it with a future release. For nested comments you will have to check the “Enable threaded (nested) comments” setting under Discussion Settings. Nested comments are supported by the theme as you can gather from my response to you.

          Sayontan.

           
  53. Hi, I like your theme, well done and very good work! I`ve been trying to find any donation button to buy you a drink but haven`t found any anywhere. Do you have any? Thanks a lot Stan

     
    • Thanks, Stan!
      I had been wrestling with myself regarding putting a “Donate” button on the site, given that I am really shy about asking for money for open source. I ultimately decided that if someone offers to buy me something, I will put in a button. As it stands, you are the first to offer! So a button will soon be up, as soon as I resolve some issues I have been having with PayPal.

      Cheers, and thanks again!
      Sayontan.

       
  54. I just wanted you to know that you’re pretty much my favorite person ever right now. :)

     
  55. Dear Sayontan, I would love to install a widget like “twitter it” on my blog. Unfortunately the options area doesn’t allow to just activate it (that tool that is already available on wordpress)…Maybe you could tell me a way how to share headlines on Twitter with a link to the blog?

    Thanks a lot in advance
    Anja

     
    • Anja,
      Not sure if I understood your question, so let me try to rephrase. You want to publish a link to your posts on Twitter – am I right? For this you can use a plugin like “Sociable” or “Sexy Bookmarks”. These will let you add links to a variety of networking sites like Twitter, Facebook etc.

      Hope this helps.
      Sayontan.

       
    • Thank you sooooooo much,…Sociable….OMG,that was exactly what I was looking for! It works like a charm!!!!!!!!!:-)

       
  56. Using your suffusion theme. Was working on my About page and now the page tab at top is gone. Not sure how I did that. Just added a table and then some text and now the tab is gone. Any ideas?

    Would love to be a ble to change appearance of the page tabs, too…where I can edit that?

    Thanks in advance

     
    • Brent,
      Check the “Navigation Bar Setup”. You will see a list of pages to include / exclude from the navigation bar. Select the “About” page there and you should be able to see it in the navigation bar.

      What kind of changes are you looking to do to the navigation bar? If the changes are related to styling, then you can define the styles in the “Custom CSS” section of the “Custom CSS, JavaScript & RSS” options. Mind you, to get everything working on all browsers, particularly IE, you have to change a whole lot of styles.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
  57. Hi,
    I liked this theme. I have started using it. I am new to wordpress because before i was with vbulletin. I see there are so many options which actually confuses me. I wanna make couple of changes they are as asked here:

    1. I wanna replace the header text with my own banner image.
    2. I wanna make this theme full screened which is also known as fixed. I dont want those little parts on both the sides eaten by background.

     
    • Nishant,
      To answer your questions:
      1. Go to “Header Customization”. Select “Custom Styles” for the first option. You can define your own banner image in “Header Image” by providing the full URL.
      2. This theme is “fixed width”. Fixed width refers to when you define a number of pixels for your screen elements – here your container window is 1000px wide. If you want to make it wider, you can do it through the “Custom CSS” section in the “Custom CSS, JavaScript and RSS” options. Mind you, since this is a fixed width theme, you have to change the dimensions of a lot of elements to have everything fit well. Do you want the customization for it?

      Sayontan.

       
      • I see your points. Since its your theme, it wont take a long time for you. Can you do that for me?

        Thanks,
        Nishant.

         
        • Nishant,
          Couple of points:
          1. In your page’s definitions you have modified style.css. Please note that if you change this file you risk losing them in an upgrade. Given that new features are added on a regular basis, you either risk losing out on the new features, or repeating the changes each time. Instead you should follow the approach that I suggested in my previous response and add the changes to the “Custom CSS” section of the options.

          2. You have set the wrapper’s width to 95%, which makes it a fluid width, not fixed width. This is something I don’t support. If you can give me a predefined width that is higher, I can give you the customization for it.

          Sayontan.

           
  58. Can I edit the widgets so that the border is straight and not rounded?

     
    • Sure. Go to “Custom CSS” under “Custom CSS, JavaScript & RSS” and put in this:

      .suf-widget, .dbx-handle {
      	-moz-border-radius: 0px;
      	-khtml-border-radius: 0px;
      	-webkit-border-radius: 0px;
      	border-radius: 0px;
      }
      
       
  59. First of all I love your theme, it’s perfect for me. The only thing I would like to adjust is the excerpt size. I’d like to include one picture with my excerpts for style but I can’t even fit a small one in the excerpt.

    Is there anyway to do this?

    Thanks!

     
    • Jon,
      The culprit is WordPress here. I submitted a new version of the theme (2.4.5) on 13th, but it hasn’t been approved it (no themes have been approved in the last 5 days). That version has the capability to add images to excerpts. You can either add a thumbnail image, else any image associated with the post will be picked up. I guess your option is to wait for WP to approve my last submission.

      Sayontan.

       
      • Ok thanks I will wait for it.

        Second, I would like to center all images in posts. What is the best way about going about this?

        I added this to custom CSS in the settings

        .postimg {
        border: 2px #222222 solid;
        margin: 5px auto;
        }

        which does change the image border but does not center it.

        Thanks so much!

         
        • Jon,
          Which browser are you testing this on? If it is Firefox / Safari / Chrome, I believe the margin setting will work. For IE, though, it will not. There is no standard way to center content using CSS (there is no “float: center” option).

          I normally tackle this by manually enclosing my images in <center> and </center> tags. Since I don’t have that many images, this is not a major problem for me.

          Sayontan.

           
  60. Hi,

    I added an amazon widget to the left side bar of the theme Suffusion and when I tried to drag it below the other widgets on the widgets drag and drop page it still remains at the top when I save it. Is there a way to get it to sit at the bottom of my left sidebar? Thanks!

     
    • Alana,
      Are you talking about the drag-and-drop on the blog page or the Admin page? If it is on your main blog page, can you give me the link? If it is the Admin page then I will need a few more details.

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
      • The drag and drop on the admin page. Well, now I got it to move down one spot when I created another text input above it. The boxes that say meta and blogroll, I cant get them above the ads. Here’s the link: http://www.livingthefrugal.com/

         
        • Alana,
          I see that you have a text widget for Google Ads (for which the error is that it cannot find the script) and Amazon.

          Unfortunately by looking at your page I cannot figure out what is wrong. Would you be willing to create a user for me so that I can take a look at your admin page?

          Thanks,
          Sayontan.

           
  61. Hello Sayontan,

    Seems like we have met before. lol You must have known that I was looking for a new start by moving away from Community Server to WordPress and now more importantly, using your Suffusion theme.

    So I start slow;
    Where do I make edits to my blog title in the header and tagline to BOLD, Different Font, and padded (spaced away from the edge). Figure, I take this approach until I later have a graphical replacement.

    Thanks again, until next time. Keep up the great work and be encouraged that you will reap a reward.

    Regards,
    Byron Jr.

     
    • Byron,
      Interestingly you have picked three questions that cannot be tackled through the easier options I have provided. To answer you better, let me ask you this: do you want to change the font for the header or for everything? It looks like you picked Tahoma for everything, so I am guessing you want the header to have a different font. In that case, here is what you do:
      1. Go to Suffusion Theme Options
      2. Navigate to “Custom CSS, JavaScript and RSS”
      3. Go to “Custom Styles”
      4. Put in this code there:

      #header {
              padding: 15px 15px 15px 15px; /* The order is Top, Right, Bottom, Left. Set the values as appropriate. I think you are interested in increasing the left padding, so bump up the fourth */
      }
      h1.blogtitle {
              font-weight: bold;
              font-family: Impact, Charcoal, sans-serif; /* Or whatever font you wish. You can see the list of browser-safe fonts in the "Body Font Settings" section of the options */
      }
      

      5. Save

      Cheers,
      Sayontan.

       
      • Thanks you so much Saynotan. You have done well to read my mind, answer my questions and provided the solution. In my mind, you are a superstar for your leadership and service in this area.

        I continue to make steady progress given my exhausting schedule. Next up for development is to;

        1. setup a few pages and subpages,
        2. figuring out how to list a few RSS feeds and,
        3. adding links to the footer area.

        With that I would be on pace for editing and posting my initial ‘lounge’ content to the application. Thanks to you, this is progress on steroids.

        All the best to you, until I ‘sound an alarm’ here again. :)

        Byron Jr.

         
        • BTW: In your comments inserted in the code:
          #header {
          padding: 15px 15px 15px 15px; /* The order is Top, Right, Bottom, Left. Set the appropriate. I think you are interested in increasing the left padding, so bump up the third */

          I think you meant the ‘fourth’ to correspond with ‘left’. I am correcting for the sake of others who may want to copy same.

           
  62. Hello again Sayontan!

    How do I adjust the font size of my post content & the title?

    Also, how can I reduce the spacing between posts?

    BR,
    Qai

     
    • Actually… I want the font size of my posts to be the same as the sidebar’s font size, but I want to adjust the post title smaller.

      Qai

       
      • Qai,
        The font size for the sidebar is 12px and for the main post it is 14px. You can enter this in the “Custom Styles” section of the “Custom CSS, JavaScript and RSS” section of the options:

        .entry { /* the post font */
                font-size: 12px;
        }
        
        #sidebar, #sidebar-2 { /* the sidebar font */
                font-size: 12px;
        }
        
        h2.posttitle {
                font-size: 24px; /* the post title */
        }
        
         
  63. Looking for one of two things: either add the home link tio my pages area or make my custom header into a lnk to go home.

    I would be fine with either or both.

     
    • Brent,
      Where do you want the home link to go to? Your blog’s landing page? I see that you are not using the navigation bar. If you were, you could have used the “home icon” feature there. Without the home icon here is what you can do:
      1. Install a plugin called Redirection from here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/redirection/
      2. Create a page called “Home” from your “Edit Pages” menu, but don’t put in any content there.
      3. Using the redirection plugin, use the “Home” page you created to redirect to your blog. You can see this post regarding how to set it up: http://mynethome.net/blog/2009/07/static-pages-in-a-dynamic-blog/.

      The pages menu that you have on your sidebar will pull it up.

      Sayontan.

      PS: I am moving the support for Suffusion to http://www.aquoid.com/forum. Please enter subsequent queries there.

       
  64. [...] Description: Suffusion is a two-column fixed-width theme with focus on simple looks, light colors, and a drop-down page menu. The theme is widget-enabled and has been tested on Firefox (2.0+), Safari (3.0+), Chrome (2.0), IE (6.0+) and Opera (8.0+). Some CSS3 features like rounded borders and shadows are used. For bug reports contact Sayontan. [...]

     
  65. I am using Suffusion for my blog (www.kalsden.com/blog). Awesome theme! It makes me wonder how can I get started making my own themes!

    I am going to google it right after I press “Submit Comment”.

    Thanks for Suffusion.

     
    • Thanks, Kalyan! Themes are really easy once you understand the basics. Almost anyone can put together a theme for personal use by tweaking an existing theme. Of course, if you are releasing it to the public that’s another issue, because you have to start adding features to it.

       
  66. Thanks so much for creating the Suffusion template. It is awesome. You made it easy for WP newbies as myself to modify the look. My question is how do I add the RSS icon to my blog with ur template. I had it on my blog once before. Then I found Suffusion and installed it. The rss icon is gone.

    Thanks

     
    • James,
      I don’t have anything for an “RSS icon” as such, though I am planning to provide a widget for it. Designing a pretty widget takes more effort than adding functionality, hence the delay in coming up with new ones.

      To enable subscription, though, you can use the links that are defined in the “Meta” widget. Adding a “Meta” widget will let the links show up and your readers can subscribe using those.

      Sayontan.

       
  67. Hi Sayontan!

    Thank you for posting such a great theme! I am so happy to be able to access so many customization possibilities! I am wondering if I could find out how to make the main page more narrow to suit my background. Is that possible. If you have a look at http://www.womenswisdomonline.com, you will see that it the main page is very wide compared to the background and, when the page loads, the background jumps around a bit until it is centred (finally) and looks okay. I would also like to bring the bottom and top of the page up/down. I am not that familiar with coding and did look through the css coding to find something to adjust but could not find anything familiar.

    Thank you for any help you may be able to offer. AND for releasing such a beautiful theme.

    : ) Nancy

     
    • Thanks, Nancy. I guess you are looking for a theme that is 750px wide. Note that the theme is not really designed to be narrow, so I am not sure if this will look good.
      Do this and let me know if it works:
      1. Go to “Custom Styles” under “Custom CSS, JavaScript and RSS” in your theme options
      2. Enter this information there:

      #wrapper {
      	margin: 10px auto;
      	width: 750px;
      }
      
      #page #wrapper #container #main-col {
      	width: 565px;
      }
      
      .post .title {
      	width: 465px;
      }
      
      .postdata .category{
      	width: 315px;
      }
      
      .tags {
      	width: 315px;
      }
      
      #sidebar {
      	width: 170px;
      }
      
      #calendar td, .widget_calendar td {
      	padding:0 4px;
      }
      

      3. Save the changes.

       
      • Hi Sayontan!

        thank you so much for the code to try out. It does work quite nicely – I just have to change the background to something that is seamless. Then it will look great!

        You’ve done such a nice job – thank you again. : )

        : ) Nancy

         
  68. Hi, thanks for your extremely cool WP theme! I’ve made a German translation, if you would like to include it, please send me your email address so that I can send it to you.

    Manfred

     
  69. Tried to upload Suffusion 2.4.9 to wordpress site and it failed, apparently there is a socket write error. Also it deleted 2.4.4 which worked great until the attempted install of 2.4.9. Where can i find 2.4.4 to download ???

     
  70. Sayontan,

    This theme and blog is keeping you busy!

    Two questions: 1) I noticed that on Internet Explorer things show up differently than they do on Mozilla (which I primarily use). For example, the page tabs at the top (on mine) only show one or two words, not the full page name. Any way to fix that?

    Secondly, I’m having this problem again with comments, even new (not nested) making the post goes blank (showing just the background). I don’t understand why: I have the settings to unlimited number of comments (so it’s not that). When I look at the database, everything looks fine.

    I’ve also repaired and optimized my MYSQL database, and still the same.

    Some pages it will go blank after a new comment, and some pages it will not.

    One strange time it just happened was the following: Under my administrator email, I have had the default, you@yourdomain.com. I just changed it to joey@dogsdontlookbothways.com, and the post went blank! (When I changed it back, everything was fine.)

    There’s some strange communication glitch somewhere.

    Any ideas?

     
    • Jane,
      I believe you are using IE6. If so, get off that dinosaur!! :-) Though IE6 still has around 22% of the market share, websites supporting it are declining by the day. Your blog will render well in IE7 (currently the dominant malignant beast) and in IE8 (really much better than the previous versions, but most people aren’t even aware of it). IE6 poses a lot of difficulties with elements whose size is not fixed, so I had to give a size that would fit. Unfortunately, for long page titles that makes the text wrap (because of the fixed width) and the navigation bar goes really ugly. So I cut the Gordian knot by simply hiding the overflow text. As a result the navigation bar shows up with partial text. You do have a fix, though. You can have one name for your blog’s pages and set up a different name to appear in the navigation menu. I forgot which version I included this feature in, but it was surely there before 2.4.4.

      I have no clue about your comments page – that is something beyond my area of expertise. Probably some plugin is conflicting with your comments. Do you have any special plugins installed?

      Regards,
      Sayontan.

       
      • Sayontan,

        Right you are. It was the IE6 that did it in. I’ve uploaded to 8 on my computer but still, as you mentioned, there are those folks out there using it who are using IE6…Will check out the feature you mentioned.

        As for plugins, I may have to just deactivate them one by one and see which one allows me to change the default email address – and some users to post comments on some pages – withouth losing everything that’s on the post! If I ever figure it out, I’ll let you and your readers know.

        Be well,

        Jane

         
  71. Hello,
    thank you for such a wonderful theme with easy to implement usability.

    I am having a bit of difficulty to get the tagline under the Blog tittle.

    Could you please tell me where I can do this so there will be space and no overlapping.

    thank you,
    Joel
    http://www.tradingonlinemadeeasy.com

     
    • Hi,
      Please post queries on the support forum.
      In your Header Customization section, please set “Blog Title / Header Alignment” to “Left”, “Description / Sub-Header Alignment” to “Left” and “Description / Sub-Header Vertical Alignment, relative to header” to “Below the Header”.

      This should work
      Sayontan.

       
  72. Hey, it’s me again.

    A new issue: I have the ‘follow me’ plugin I want to use but just on a single page not the sidebar. It gives me the code

    but not sure where to put to actually show up on the page. I tried to just put in the html of the page but did not show up…any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.

     
  73. Thanks so much for such a brilliant theme!!

    I’m sure I am just overlooking something, but I can’t figure out how to make the slider work on the front page.

    I’ve enabled all options under the featured content section. I’ve put the url in the custom field.

    Also, I can’t find any specific instructions on it.

    Thanks so much!
    John

     
    • John,
      Do you have posts that are “sticky”? Or have you selected categories to include in your featured posts section? What is the URL of your page?
      By the way, please post support requests in the support forum at http://www.aquoid.com/forum – I am pulling support on this page from tomorrow (please see the main content on this page)

      Sayontan.

       
  74. Sayonotan,

    I will now check the http://www.aquoid.com/forum for support but PLEASE leave this page up – many of the user questions and your answers have been great and in the future I may need their answers! Can you leave this page but disable comments and replies?

    Thanks,

    Jane

     
    • Jane,
      I have no intention of pulling this page because there is a lot of valuable information here. My intention is to do what you asked and disable comments here. The reason is that on this very blog I have support requests being posted on three different pages. And the main site for Suffusion at Aquoid too had support requests being made at different places. I didn’t foresee this initially, but it just makes searching for a specific piece of information difficult (the search feature doesn’t scan through the comments). The support forum is meant to take care of such things.

      Sayontan.

       
  75. Fantastic!

    Yes, in browsing a few weeks ago I found the Aquoid page and that will surely make it easier for you!

    Thanks, and looking forward to communicating on Aquoid (but hoping to NOT have any problems with Suffusion!)

    Jane