Graphene Mobile

  • Mudstompers

    #7418

    I am so confused. First I tried Graphene Mobile Neo and was frustrated with the options. I am not doing a blog just a website and I didn’t see any reason for the jump to category button or uncategorized, but didn’t see how to change it. I see on the demo there are some listings in that drop down area, but I didn’t see how to change any of that. And my page only gave me the two buttons mentioned.

    I liked the slide panel, but I couldn’t figure out how to get any information on it. It wanted to have the child pages to my home page show there.

    Also I guess because the home page had child pages when you touched it instead of going back to the home page it just opened up the space below with the child page names. I couldn’t find anyway to get back to the home page.

    Finally I decided I probably didn’t need the features of this theme and should just switch to Graphene Mobile.

    So I got it switched and tried the new theme tonight. Somethings that I liked about the other theme I didn’t realize weren’t part of this theme. 🙁

    But for now I would like to try and figure out this theme.

    In the menu area it shows all the main pages, but unlike my Graphene webpage there isn’t a button next to the parent page to show child pages. I see on the demo version that there is a drop down arrow for one of the pages and when you tough it the child pages are listed in the section right below the main menu. What do I need to do to have that feature?

    Also on the pages that have graphics it is putting the first graphic from the page at the very top of the page and then also in the position it belongs in. How do I fix this?

    Thanks for your assistance.

    Mudstompers

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    Syahir Hakim

    #38139
    Quote:
    I am not doing a blog just a website and I didn’t see any reason for the jump to category button or uncategorized, but didn’t see how to change it. I see on the demo there are some listings in that drop down area, but I didn’t see how to change any of that. And my page only gave me the two buttons mentioned.

    The theme will list all categories in your site there. If your site doesn’t have any category, only the default category “Uncategorized” will be shown. We’ll add an option to turn off this feature in the next update.

    Quote:
    In the menu area it shows all the main pages, but unlike my Graphene webpage there isn’t a button next to the parent page to show child pages. I see on the demo version that there is a drop down arrow for one of the pages and when you tough it the child pages are listed in the section right below the main menu. What do I need to do to have that feature?

    Use a Custom Menu and assign it to the Graphene Mobile header menu in WP Admin > Appearance > Menus.

    Quote:
    Also on the pages that have graphics it is putting the first graphic from the page at the very top of the page and then also in the position it belongs in. How do I fix this?

    You can disable this in WP Admin > Appearance > Graphene Mobile > Display > Posts Display Options > Hide automatic image at the top of posts.

    Mudstompers

    #38140

    Thanks for you reply. I was able to fix the double posted graphics.

    A question on the menu. So I assigned a custom menu to the mobile and now have the drop down menu, but I have 7 pages in my main menu, so that depending on the size the the device there are multiple rows to list them. When I select the main the secondary menu hides the items in the primary menu and there seems to be no way to close the secondary menu so that I can see the primary menu again. I have to press the back button and end up on a previously viewed page. Also there is no way to go back to the home page once you leave it, because when you press the home button all is does is open the secondary menu.

    Is there something else I need to be setting up to fix these issues or is this just how it works?

    If this is how it works, maybe I should just make all the pages part of the main menu for the mobile.

    Please advise.

    And again, thank you so much for your help.

    Mudstompers

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    Syahir Hakim

    #38141
    Quote:
    So I assigned a custom menu to the mobile and now have the drop down menu, but I have 7 pages in my main menu, so that depending on the size the the device there are multiple rows to list them.

    This is an inherent characteristic of mobile devices – in that it has very limited screen space. Which is we’ve provided means for you to use different menu on for the mobile theme than the desktop theme. The intent is so that you can create a menu that’s more optimised for the limited real estate in mobile devices by using less menu items, short menu labels, etc.

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    When I select the main the secondary menu hides the items in the primary menu and there seems to be no way to close the secondary menu so that I can see the primary menu again. I have to press the back button and end up on a previously viewed page.

    The secondary (or dropdown) menu shouldn’t hide the top-level menu. It should just be displayed below the top-level menu. Can you provide the URL to your site so that we can take a look.

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    Also there is no way to go back to the home page once you leave it, because when you press the home button all is does is open the secondary menu.

    The site title in the header is linked back to the home page. It is also advisable to not place any dropdown menu items under the Home menu item if you have one.

    Mudstompers

    #38142

    Thanks for your information. Just before reading this I figured out something that may work. Instead of having the child pages in a drop down menu from home (which you say I shouldn’t do anyway) I have added them to a widget. It still takes up space, but at least they are not all clumped together. This gives it more of a break.

    I have also learned that different phones (and other mobile divices) show things quite differently. My son says there are features that are inherent to the device. I have been looking at the site on my Samsung Galaxy and then switched to my husband’s Motorola Razor. That was a surprise. So I am learning you cannot be all things to all devices.

    Quote:
    This is an inherent characteristic of mobile devices – in that it has very limited screen space. Which is we’ve provided means for you to use different menu on for the mobile theme than the desktop theme. The intent is so that you can create a menu that’s more optimised for the limited real estate in mobile devices by using less menu items, short menu labels, etc.

    Okay, I went in and shortened the labels. Not sure how to shorten the child labels (will have to think about that)

    My website is currently on a development site (so I don’t want to make it public), I hope to have it go live next week. I will email you the web address. I am still playing around with the mobile part of it. So while I am playing I still have the widget on and have the drop down menu eventually I will take one or the other off. In playing with the two phones sometimes the drop down menu looks good in a light color and other times it is in a dark blue with black print that can’t hardly be read. I need to go look at what colors I have it set to but have to run to a meeting right now.

    Thanks for your continued assistance.

    Mudstompers

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    Syahir Hakim

    #38143

    I just looked at your site in mobile. However, I cannot reproduce the issue that the secondary menu is hiding the primary menu. It’s working as intended as far as I can tell. Can you provide a screenshot when this is happening on your device?

    Given the amount of links you’d like to include in the menu though, I would suggest using the <select> menu instead of the dropdown menu. You can switch to <select> menu from the theme’s options page.

    Mudstompers

    #38144
    Quote:
    I just looked at your site in mobile. However, I cannot reproduce the issue that the secondary menu is hiding the primary menu. It’s working as intended as far as I can tell. Can you provide a screenshot when this is happening on your device?

    Once I changed the drop down menu from “home” which was the first tab on the menu to “topics” which was the last item on the menu, I no longer have the issue of it covering up the other menu items.

    Quote:
    Given the amount of links you’d like to include in the menu though, I would suggest using the <select> menu instead of the dropdown menu. You can switch to <select> menu from the theme’s options page.

    I have looked at using that option also. I like how it looks and works on my husband’s phone. I don’t like how it looks on my phone. I know it is a characteristic of the individual phones and not the theme, so there is nothing I can do about it, but I may go that way. At least that way each page has it’s own line and since some of the titles are long. Unless you are looking for the <select> menu it also isn’t very noticeable. I don’t want people who aren’t techno savy to miss seeing there are other pages to look at, but maybe I am not giving people enough credit, most people who have mobile devices I imaginge are fairly techno savy.

    I am not sure how to do a screen shot of our phones (other than taking a picture of it with another camera) to show you what the drop down menus are doing, but maybe I just shouldn’t go that route and then I won’t have to worry about it.

    Thanks again for all you help.

    Mudstompers

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    Syahir Hakim

    #38145

    OK, let me know if there’s anything else we can help you with. Otherwise, please mark this thread as resolved.

    Mudstompers

    #38146

    Thanks

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