New to Graphene, thanks for this nice theme

  • Graphener

    #4866

    Hi,

    I’m trying Graphene theme right now and it seem a nice theme!

    However, I have some troubles hoping find here a solution to fix them.

    The first is the background of navbar menu. When I inspect it in Firebug, it is an image not as encoded text. This is, in my mind, a little practical than a css text code!

    The same goes for the side-wide background (behind the container!). It is an image too, seemingly!

    I think, it takes longer to customize it compared to a text-coding!

    I now would like to change these background, but I didn’t know the right right dimension of the images! There are a lot and each one with different dimension (px). So, could you please tell me how to change the background of the menu navbar and the container background?

    In my thought, it is simply by replacing the image by another by when tried, it wasn’t applied!

    What is the good way to do it without problem?

    Thank you again for this nice theme!

    Regards

    PS: It there was a ticker, it would be fantastic too!

    Anonymous

    #29573

    Moved to support.

    To change menu background, try this custom css

    #header-menu, #header-menu-wrap {
    background: #123456;
    }

    You can use image for menu as well,

    #header-menu, #header-menu-wrap {
    background: url('http://path/to/image.png'};
    }

    You can change body background in Appearance –> Background and container background colour in Graphene Options –> Display –> Colours Options –> Content area –> Main content wrapper background.

    Graphene is the most customizable theme out there. It has everything. Just spend some time to explore it’s features.

    EDIT: For the ticker, try 7 feeds

    Graphener

    #29574

    Thank you very much, Prasanna!

    Yeah, Graphene is indeed highly customizable, which makes it a great theme. This is highly appreciable to avoid upgrade issue.

    I’ll try what you provided.

    I still have some minor issues related to translation version. In fact, I’m trying an arabic version of WP and it was nice that Graphene supports it!

    However, there are some terms that are not fully translated or partially translated. For example the month names are not fully translated, they are only transcribed in arabic letters, not translated!

    I so would like to translate them correctly.

    I checked out the (ar.po) file but the modifications I made were not applied in the theme! I may approaching it from the wrong side!

    – Also, in the main page, the “send a comment” is wrongly translated to “send the comment”, which is absolutely misleading! In addition, there is a comma down, rather than a comma up!

    I wish I had found relevant included in Graphene options but I still searching without success!

    So which is simplest way to make these changes? Can I customize them in PHP files without compromising any future update?

    Thanks

    Regards,

    Graphener

    #29575

    I just forgot to add that the image in the slider is duplicated! Is there a way to make it only one instance inside the slider?

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #29576
    Quote:
    However, there are some terms that are not fully translated or partially translated. For example the month names are not fully translated, they are only transcribed in arabic letters, not translated!

    Translations for the theme are done by volunteers. Some of the translations haven’t been updated since they were last made, hence the incomplete translations. You’re more than welcome to help improve and complete the translation.

    Quote:
    I checked out the (ar.po) file but the modifications I made were not applied in the theme! I may approaching it from the wrong side!

    You need to generate the corresponding .mo file from the .po file in order for WordPress to be able to use the translation. We normally use POEdit for this. See this page for more details on how to do this:

    http://docs.graphene-theme.com/Translating_the_theme

    Quote:
    I just forgot to add that the image in the slider is duplicated! Is there a way to make it only one instance inside the slider?

    The best way is to just use a bigger image.

    Graphener

    #29577

    Thank you Syahir for your answer.

    Yes, you are right the best way for the slider is to use a bigger image. Or, a thumbnail one, but this reduce the “charm” of the slide !

    I’ll see for the translation. If I get it correctly without errors, I’ll send it to you or post my improvements and completion on the forum.

    By the way, does Graphene support ads banner or sponsorship notification?

    Regards,

    Graphener

    #29578

    Back again because I had error message with Poedit.

    I tried to follow the instruction given in the link. There are new and obsolettes strings and when I tried to translate some of them and click on save or update catalog, I have the following error message:

    msgfmt: found 1 fatal error!

    Updating the catalogo failed. Click on ‘More>>’

    for details.

    No files found in:

    Poedit didn’t find any files in scanned directories

    Entries in the catalog are probably incorrect

    Updating the catalog failed. Click on ‘More>>’ for details.

    What is going wrong? The file exists, though, I opened it as (ar.po) but it can’t be updated when I make changes and click on “save”!

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #29579

    Check the “Date Modified” of the .mo file. Does it change when you save the .po file?

    Graphener

    #29580

    Thanks, Syahir.

    It seemed worked, the date is modified in the .mo and I’ve noticed the changes have been applied, despite the error message!

    It is cool but I hope this won’t make other problems, later!

    On other hand, I still don’t find the month names and format!

    Is this a server PHP issue or it could be fixed at the theme level? How to fix it?

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #29581
    Quote:
    It seemed worked, the date is modified in the .mo and I’ve noticed the changes have been applied, despite the error message!

    It is cool but I hope this won’t make other problems, later!

    POEdit is configured by default to be rather verbose, hence you’re seeing those error messages. But as long as the .mo file is generated, it should be fine.

    Quote:
    On other hand, I still don’t find the month names and format!

    Is this a server PHP issue or it could be fixed at the theme level? How to fix it?

    Date translation is handled by WordPress, not the theme. Make sure that you have also uploaded the translation file for WordPress itself.

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