Ad Hoc Portfolio - Agency and Photography Portfolio

Contents

1. I have purchased your theme. Now what?

2. Missing style sheet error when installing the theme

3. Installing Demo Content

4. How to change the Excerpt text?

5. How to disable loading animation?

6. I want to use a child theme. How can I do that?

7. Embed code I have placed using text element is being cut off. It does not have the proper height. How can I resolve this?

8. Is there some way I can see all the icons of the theme?

9. How to change the header and edit other Single pages of Portfolio items settings?

10. How to update installed theme? Will it change data?

11. Issues with Grid layout

12. How to set up your Instagram widget?

13. How to set up your Twitter widget?

1. I have purchased your theme. Now what?

The best starting point is to go through the provided documentation. 

It will guide your through the common tasks of theme installation and import of demo content.  

You have 2 options for downloading your theme:


Documentation pdf is in the All files and documentation package. Please download it and the document should be in the root of the downloaded archive.



For more info and detailed instructions please refer to our Online Theme Documentation.

2. Missing style sheet error when installing the theme

A common issue that can occur with users new to installing WordPress themes is a "Broken theme and/or stylesheets missing” error message being displayed when trying to upload or activate the theme. This error message does not mean that the theme you have purchased is broken, it simply means it has been uploaded incorrectly.

You have 2 options for downloading your theme:


Please use archive Installable WordPress file only in the process of Theme installation:

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin area.
  2. Browse to Appearance > Themes.
  3. Click on ‘Add New’.
  4. Click ‘Upload’.
  5. Browse and select the theme zip file to ‘Upload’. - use Installable WordPress file only archive.



For more info and detailed instructions please refer to our Online Theme Documentation.

3. Installing Demo Content

The best way to start is to install demo content. If you want to install demo content please do the following:

First, delete all sample content (posts and pages) which is automatically created when WordPress is installed. If you have already added a new content, please make sure to do the backup in order to save the content. After the backup, delete all content and you can start with the next steps:  

1. Start with fresh WordPress installation and delete all sample content (like posts and pages) which is automatically created when WordPress is installed.

2. Go to ‘Tools > Import > WordPress’ and install WordPress Importer plugin if it is not already installed.

3. When it is installed, choose xml file from demo_data folder and click ‘Upload file and import’. On the following screen make sure that ‘Download and import file attachments’ is checked. Click ‘Submit’ button and wait until import is finished.

If import appears broken, please delete any imported menus from Appearance > Menus and repeat the import. Do the same again if necessary (e.g. 5-10 times) until import is completed.

Additionally, because import process depends on server setup, you may ask your hosting provider for help.

4. How to change the Excerpt text?

All Blog Posts, but even Pages can have Excerpt text.

In order to change the ’Excerpt text’ please take a look at the bottom of edit post page. Since this field is not visible by default, just click Screen options button at top right corner of the form and check Excerpt checkbox. 

                        


This will make excerpt field visible. You will be able to edit Excerpt text.




For more info and detailed instructions please refer to our Online Theme Documentation.



5. How to disable loading animation?

You can disable the loading animation by adding the following piece of code to Custom CSS field in Appearance > Customize > General panel:

#boldPreloader {
    display:none;
}

6. I want to use a child theme. How can I do that?

If you want to use Ad Hoc Child Theme, please follow these steps:

1. First of all, make sure that parent theme folder is named: ad_hoc_portfolio. Otherwise rename the folder.

2. You should be able to find the folder ad_hoc_portfolio_child in the package you have downloaded from ThemeForest.

3. Please copy this folder to /wp-content/themes folder on your server.

4. Go to Appearance > Themes in your wp-admin console and activate child theme. Please have in mind that all required plugins need to be activated.

7. Embed code I have placed using text element is being cut off. It does not have the proper height. How can I resolve this?

It may happen that iframe created by your embed code gets cut off.

Please do the following to resolve this:
1. Define Custom Id for the section containing embed code (for example: section_1)


2. Add the following statements to Custom CSS field of Appearance > Customize > General panel 

#section_1 iframe {
    height: 150px !important;
}

Adjust the height according to your needs.

8. Is there some way I can see all the icons of the theme?

We use two different sets of icons in the theme: Font Awesome and Stroke 7

Please refer to these links for preview of each icon set.

9. How to change the header and edit other Single pages of Portfolio items settings?

On Appearance > Customize > Portfolio panel there is a Settings Page Slug field. This field should contain the slug of the page which serves as a template for all portfolio items.  All single pages of portfolio items will inherit settings and shortcodes of the page referenced via this field.


                                                        


In order to change elements on single page of the portfolio item, please locate the page with the slug entered in Settings Page Slug field and edit it.



For more info and detailed instructions please refer to our Online Theme Documentation.

10. How to update installed theme? Will it change data?

First of all, please make sure to download newest theme version from ThemeForest Download section.

Then, just replace the old theme files with new ones on your server via FTP (provided you haven’t made any changes in the source code. If you did, please reapply them to the new version of the theme or they will be lost). 

Keep your eye on potential required plugin update messages at wp-admin dashboard once you replace the files. You should update all required plugins if the updated theme suggests so. 

All settings in Customize panel and your content will be preserved.




For more info and detailed instructions please refer to our Online Theme Documentation.

11. Issues with Grid layout

If you have activated the theme with the existing content, you will have problems with grid layout.

Once it's activated, our theme generates necessary thumbnails for every newly uploaded image. Since these were uploaded prior to activation of the theme, thumbnails do not exist yet.

In order to correct this, please install the following plugin: Regenerate Thumbnails and run it. Once you do that, all necessary thumbnails will be regenerated and the issue should be resolved. All newly uploaded photos will be ok.


12. How to set up your Instagram widget?

In order to set up your Instagram widget you need following data:

Client Id 

Please follow this procedure to create your Client Id and Access Token:

1. Go to the link: Authentication and login with your Instagram account

2. Click on Manage Clients in the upper right corner

3. Click on Register a New Client.


               


4. Complete the form, here’s a break down of what each field is:


             


You are now presented with a Client ID and the Redirect URL – copy and paste these somewhere (or leave the browser window open) as we need them for the next step.

5. Click on Edit Client button, click on Security Tab and uncheck Disable implicit OAuth. Click on Update button.




Access Token

Use the url below and replace the bits in UPPERCASE with the information you noted earlier on (Client ID and Redirect URL): https://instagram.com/oauth/authorize/?client_id=YOURCLIENTIDHERE&redirect_uri=HTTP://YOURREDIRECTURLHERE.COM&response_type=token&scope=public_content

Paste the updated URL in to your favorite browser and you will be taken to a page on Instagram that says something like, “Hello [Your Name], [Application Name] is requesting to do the following” followed by a list of permissions – click Authorize to enable and retrieve your token.

You should now have been redirect to the URL you set as your Redirect URL (probably your blog).  At the end of the URL Instagram has directed you to is your access token as a very long series of letters and numbers.  It will almost certainly not all be visible so you’ll need to work a little to get it.  We recommend:

Clicking in the address bar of your browser
Hit CTRL + A on the keyboard to ‘Select All’
Hit CTRL + C on the keyboard to ‘Copy‘
Open a text editor such as Notepad and paste the URL there, you should now be presented with something like this: http://www.bold-themes.com/#access_token=856946666.7338417.ffefasgtasg805784be6ab4f24965e79

Everything after the equals sign (=) is your access token so in our case this would be: 856946666.7338417.ffefasgtasg805784be6ab4f24965e79.

Please enter Client Id and Access token to respective fields of Instagram widget.




For more info and detailed instructions please refer to our Online Theme Documentation.

13. How to set up your Twitter widget?

In order to set up your Twitter widget you need following data:

Please follow this procedure to create required data.
1. Go to Twitter Apps, sign in and create New App.

                                

2. Complete the form, here’s a break down of what each field is:


Please check 'I agree'. You are now presented with a Consumer key – copy and paste this somewhere as we need that for the next step.

   


3. Click on 'manage keys and access token'. Then go to ’Create my access token’  and you will get Consumer Secret, Access Token and Access Token Secret.


   



6. Copy Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, Access Token and Access Token Secret and enter them to respective fields of Twitter widget. 



For more info and detailed instructions please refer to our Online Theme Documentation.