just installed mobile, some questions

  • dave

    #1575

    – does the mobile have the slider option? I am guessing not.

    – can you make the … at the end of the first post excerpt be a hyperlink? It feels like you should be able to click it. I see the “Read More” below, I kind of would like to click on either. Same issue with the desktop version (e.g., http://www.freetravelgenius.com/category/travelblog/) where there I would have to click on the title. I would like to have the read more there too.

    – speaking of the travel blog, I was using a seperate page template in the desktop verison (www.freetravelgenius.com/travel-blog). Of course, that doesn’t work in the mobile vesion so I was thinking of just linking to the category page which shows the same thing, but don’t know how to get a button in the main menu when I do it this way. Ideas?

    – I am also taking suggestions for a public domain logo that would integrate well (asteically) with the graphene theme. I would be willing to switch to one of the other header backgrounds or use a whole new background.

    Thanks for such a great theme. This has been a big help. Let me know what I can do to help the graphene community.

    Ricardo

    #16284

    Hey,

    It does not have the slider option. I think it would slow the theme down, because it would have to load more images and use extra code. besides that not all mobile browsers would support it.

    The […] means that there is more text, but it can’t show it. Directly below it is the ‘Read more’ button, so I think making it a link would be a bit of overkill (my opinion of course).

    Yes, in the Dashboard: Appearance > Menus. There you have the option to make a ‘Custom link’ as a menu item.

    A ‘public domain logo’ would be possible I guess, but that’s up to Syahir. Otherwise you could put it in yourself, it would mean changing some code to add the image though.

    Ricardo

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #16285
    Quote:
    Same issue with the desktop version (e.g., http://www.freetravelgenius.com/category/travelblog/) where there I would have to click on the title. I would like to have the read more there too.

    Hmm..weird, but it seems like the mobile theme is overriding the desktop theme’s read more filter. It doesn’t happen on the Graphene Theme’s demo site. Are you using custom excerpt for those posts?

    Quote:
    Of course, that doesn’t work in the mobile vesion so I was thinking of just linking to the category page which shows the same thing, but don’t know how to get a button in the main menu when I do it this way.

    Like Ricardo mentioned above, you can either create a custom link in the menu, or actually add a category item to the menu. If you don’t have the Category block on the left hand side of the Custom menu screen, just click on the “Screen options” at the top right of the page, and tick “Categories”.

    Quote:
    I am also taking suggestions for a public domain logo that would integrate well (asteically) with the graphene theme. I would be willing to switch to one of the other header backgrounds or use a whole new background.

    If you’re asking for design suggestions, I’m afraid I can’t help you there. I’m really a code person, and not a design person, so I have very little expertise (if at all) in aesthetic designs.

    dave

    #16286

    I am using custom excerpts for use in the slider, but not for the More.

    Figured out how to get categories in there, but then realized that I couldn’t use a simple name such as http://www.freetravelgenius.com/travel-blog. There is probably a way to fix this in htaccess, but not sure if it is worth the trouble.

    I also noticed that Google Webmaster tools is telling me I have duplicate title tags for all my pages and my page rank just went from 1 to 0. Basically every page also has a “?mobile_switch=mobile”. Is there a way to fix this?

    I am thinking the whole mobile version isn’t worth it.

    dave

    #16287

    Oh, I fixed the “More” issue. It was a some code I had in my child functions.php.

    For next version

    I am using some child themes, but please consider adding code boxes for header (can sneak it into the analytics box for now), body and footer. For example, I was told it was best to put the goolge plus script on the bottom of the page.

    Also, a place for code in the top bar. I’m trying to put google plus in the top bar and having a hell of a time. I was able to insert it using functions.php, but still working on figuring out how to stop it from going to the next line (annoying on its own) and then causing the site name to shift to the right (even more annoying). Hopefully I will have figured it out by the time anyone reads this.

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #16288
    Quote:
    Figured out how to get categories in there, but then realized that I couldn’t use a simple name such as http://www.freetravelgenius.com/travel-blog. There is probably a way to fix this in htaccess, but not sure if it is worth the trouble.

    This is solely related to your WordPress permalink settings. The theme does not in any way modify the URLs of your site’s posts/pages.

    Quote:
    I also noticed that Google Webmaster tools is telling me I have duplicate title tags for all my pages and my page rank just went from 1 to 0. Basically every page also has a “?mobile_switch=mobile”. Is there a way to fix this?

    The next update will add a rel="nofollow" attribute to the manual switcher, which would prevent search engines from following that link.

    Also, make sure you disable the “Enable Manual Switcher in footer” setting in the Mobile Smart options, as the theme already implements this. Enabling that link will cause two switcher links to be displayed, which is not necessary. Make sure also that you disable the “Enable Manual Switcher Link whilst on Desktop” option.

    As for your other questions, are you actually using child theme for the mobile theme, or are you referring to the desktop Graphene theme?

    dave

    #16289

    PERMALINKS:

    yes, probably not an issue with the theme, just a wordpress thing and if I am doing anything using custom code, I would need to copy that to the mobile theme, such in this case I made a copy of the index.php page and made it into a page template (in the child theme folder) that only shows a certain category. I then created a blank page called travel-blog that referenced that page template. This works on the desktop version, but not the mobile version since there is no corresponding pagetemplate in the mobile version. My alternative is to reference http://www.freetravelgenius.com/category/travelblog/. My only issue there is that it is a less friendly URL. Maybe I just do it and have http://www.freetravelgenius.com/travel-blog 301 redirect to it? Maybe less ideal for SEO if I am continually putting the word out on a redirected page? Also, it has the title “Category Archive” which would be slightly better not to have.

    MANUAL SWITCHING:

    I turned off all three check boxes for manual switching in mobile smart. I will check google webmaster in a few days to see if that helps.

    CHILD THEME:

    I created my own child theme (graphene-child) so I would be able to make advanced changes. See my child code below. Note I commented out (and moved into php so the // comment-out would work) the google plus one link for the top bar since it was messing up the look and feel. I needed to move Twitter and Facebook into the child theme from Graphene Top Bar Options since the hook had put it inbetween the RSS and Facebook and messed up the look and feel even worse with all of them jumping to lower lines. There is probably something I can add to the google code so it doesn’t effectively make a line break at the beginning, I just don’t know what it is.

    In addition to the below, I have some stuff in there that I will be using in the future to make sortable tables, e.g., sortable_us.js.

    STYLE.CSS

    /*
    Theme Name: Graphene Child
    Description: Child theme for the Graphene theme
    Author: The Acqumen Group, LLC
    Author URI: http: //www.acqumengroup.com
    Template: graphene
    Version: 0.1.0
    */

    @import url("../graphene/style.css");

    FUNCTIONS.PHP

    <?php
    function daves_googleplusone_fun() {
    ?>
    <a href="http://www.facebook.com/FreeTravelGenius" title="Visit Free Travel Genius's Facebook page"><span>Visit Free Travel Genius's Facebook page</span></a>
    <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/freetravelg" title="Follow Free Travel Genius on Twitter"><span>Follow Free Travel Genius on Twitter</span></a>
    <?php
    // <div class="g-plusone" data-annotation="none" href="http://www.FreeTravelGenius.com"></div>
    }
    add_action('graphene_feed_icon','daves_googleplusone_fun')
    ?>

    PAGE-TRAVELBLOG.PHP:

    a copy of index.php from graphene with the following key changes:

    /*
    Template Name: Travel Blog
    */

    AND

    <?php query_posts("cat=37"); ?>

    RTL.CSS

    /*
    Theme Name: Graphene Child
    Description: Child theme for the Graphene theme
    Author: The Acqumen Group, LLC
    Author URI: http: //www.acqumengroup.com
    Template: graphene
    Version: 0.1.0
    */
    @import url("../graphene/rtl.css");
    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #16290

    For the travelblog category archive page, you can use this plugin to remove the “/category/” in the URL: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-no-category-base/

    Then, give the travelblog category a slug of travel-blog. Then you can link to that category page using the same URL as you have now, sans the additional page template.

    You can hide the category title by adding this to your child theme’s style.css file, or the Custom CSS option:

    .archive .page-title {
    display: none;
    }

    TXTVIPS

    #16291

    1. My site http://www.MobileAdvertisingAPPs.com does not display properly on my iPhone4 ur demo does. Mine is not zoomed to full width. When it 1st starts to load it looks like it goes to full width for a split second then it goes to only 3/4 width while holding the phone in the normal Portrait up & down position not rotated to landscape. Have tried in Graphene Mobile> Misc General Options> Allow device to zoom in:

    both checked & not checked. Neither fixes it.

    Ur Graphene mobile site displays perfect in portrait and landscape.

    I viewed your demo with iphone script browser and ur <head> is somewhat different i.e. viewport setting is shown a lil different.

    2. Also I would like to see the Normal websites header or banner (whatever it should be called)picture on my mobile site. Not sure where my mobile site is getting its banner. I know I have used it in the past.

    3. I would like the mobile menu items to be below the Header picture

    4. Also need help on formatting. When mobile site breaks sentence it looks bad.

    5. Finally when I am editing my normal website in the visual editor it does not always show things properly. Like the 2 videos at top of home page in visual editor they look left justified but render centered on published site. Also many times I will mark a word or sentence 1 color and it never shows that color in the editor but does display correctly when published = help it’s driving me crazy.

    Thanks so much sorry I’m a newb.

    TXTVIPS

    #16292

    Also 3rd line in my menu on non mobile site does not show Mobile Advertising Videos with black background. http://www.mobileadvertisingapps.com

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