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    Greg Vaughan
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    I am still using evolve+ v1.9 in order to retain all my original formatting. However, I’m missing new features and theme improvements by doing so. I’m going to upgrade to the most recent version and try my best to keep my current formatting, but I’m confused about update versions. When I search for evolve+ from the Add Themes manager within WordPress, it shows only version 3.5.0. However your Theme4Press email yesterday says that version 2.6.0 has just been released? Which is the version I need for updating? Is one for Mac and the other for PC? If it is v2.6 for Mac, how do I install it from within WordPress?

    http://www.bbblack.com

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  • Denzel Chia
    Moderator
    Post count: 3230
    #26784 |

    Hi,

    Download latest Evolve+ 2.6.0 from your account. https://theme4press.com/my-account/
    Use FTP to download a copy of your existing version 1.9 and save as a backup copy.
    Then deactivate and deleted your theme and install Evolve+ 2.6.0 manually.
    https://theme4press.com/docs/theme-installation-update/

    Follow on screen instruction to install required plugins, such as reduxframework and theme4press core plugin.

    Remember to clear server cache or cache plugin’s cache content.
    Remember to clear browser history.

    Your update from 1.9 to 2.6.0 will definitely give you a lot of problems because it a great jump from 1.9

    I will try my best to help you out.

    Do this only when you have the time and don’t freak out.

    Thank you.

    Greg Vaughan
    Spectator
    Post count: 27
    #26852 |

    OK Denzel, I’ve made the upgrade and have been able to figure out how to retain most of my previous format settings without freaking out. I do need help on a few however, all on the front page.

    1. How do I change the font size of the front page content button descriptions?
    2. How do I decrease the space between all of the content button elements? I want to decrease the space between the icons and the descriptions and I want to decrease the space between the descriptions and the “learn more” buttons.
    3. How do I decrease the space between the bootstrap slicer image the the content box icons?
    4. How do I vertically center the front page logo on the Title and Tagline?

    http://www.bbblack.com

    Denzel Chia
    Moderator
    Post count: 3230
    #26867 |

    Hi,

    This is learn more button font size.

    The following will reduce the spacing within content boxes.

    This will bring up your content boxes.

    As for your last question, use the 5th header layout.
    Theme Options -> Header

    Thank you.

    Greg Vaughan
    Spectator
    Post count: 27
    #26889 |

    Denzel, we are getting there, but there are still a some issues I need your help on.

    1. You misunderstood #1 in my previous post. I want to control the font size of the content box DESCRIPTION words. You gave me font size for the actual “learn more” buttons.

    2. Regarding question #4, I want the logo to align vertically centered inline with the Title and Tagline (not horizontally centered as in Header 5 as you suggested). As you can see on the current home page, either the logo needs to go up or the Title/Tagline group needs to go down so they will all be inline.

    3. There is too much white space between the Logo/Title/Tagline group (header) and the main menu bar. How do I decrease this space?

    4. And finally, I want to add content (the three most recent blog excerpts) to my front page below the content boxes. How do I do that?

    Thank you so much.

    http://www.bbblack.com

    Denzel Chia
    Moderator
    Post count: 3230
    #26912 |

    Hi,

    1) Use this for the description.

    2) Use this to bring down the title

    3) Try using Theme Options -> Header -> Header Padding
    decrease the padding bottom.

    If not use the following.

    4) Try using the following shortcode.

    How to Add Signature or Ads after Post Content in WordPress

    Nowadays almost any blog post or WordPress website has a signature, an ad or even both at the bottom of the page. Signatures especially, are very important to any post. A signature lets the readers know who wrote that post and the signature should be unique and contain a catchy name. Ads are also very useful, there are a couple of reasons that you would want to add an advert at the bottom of posts or pages. It can promote one of your other websites or it can be just a regular advert that can bring you some extra cash, depending on how many visitors you have. Today we will discuss about how to add a signature or an ad at the bottom of WordPress posts or pages.

    First you will need to create your personal signature

    1. The first step into creating a personal signature is to come up with a really good name to represent yourself. It needs to be catchy so that people will remember it. You should never rush with a name for your personal signature, take your time and when you find a good one, only then add it to your WordPress posts.

    2. When you have the perfect name you can now start to create the signature. You can use Photoshop or any other type of image editing software to create the signature. If you are not so good with this kind of stuff you can also hire a professional to do the job for you. This way you will definitely have a unique signature to impress your fans.

    3. The next step is to upload your signature image to your WordPress media library. You will need a URL link to that image to add it to your posts.

    4. You will need the URL link because there will be some changes in the functions.php file. Depending on the WordPress theme you are using, it may let you to make changes in the functions.php file. If it does, you can just go to the Dashboard -> Appearances -> Editor. There you should see a functions.php and you just have to open it and make the necessary changes. If none of these methods are working, then you must edit the file manually. By going to the host of your blog, transfer the file to your personal computer using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP), then you should be able to modify it. After this you can upload it back to the host server. As a side note, you should make a backup of your functions.php file before you make any modifications. Any editing mistakes can cause severe damage to your WordPress website and you might have to start over with it.

    First Method – Display ads or signature after a post by using a WordPress plugin

    1. The first step is to login to the WordPress account.

     

    2. In the Menu, click on Plugins, and then clock on Add New.

     

    3. Search for a plugin. There are many plugins that can be used to post an advert in a WordPress post such as Insert Post Ads, Ad inserter and many more.

     

    4. When you have found the plugin you prefer. Click on Install Now. After it installs, you must click on

     

    5. Now that your plugin has been installed and activated, now it is time to set it up. Now, click on Post Adverts.

     

    6. This will bring up the Post adverts settings page. At this point you can choose where you want the adverts to appear, on Posts, Pages or both. When you have decided, click on Save Settings.

    7. Next, you must click on Add New under Post Adverts.

     

    8. Choose a title for the advert and in the box beneath it, type in the advert code. After this in the Display the advert dropdown, select after content, and then type 1 in the field on the right side.

    9. When you are finished, click on Publish and your advert should now appear on your website. You can see if your advert appears on the posts you have published.

    Second Method – Use Code to add create a signature on your WordPress pages and posts

    This is the code to add a signature:

     

    // Add Signature Image after single post

    add_filter('the_content','add_signature', 1);

    function add_signature($text) {

     global $post;

     if(($post->post_type == 'post'))

        $text .= '<div class="signature"><img src="IMAGE URL"></div>';

        return $text;

    }

     

    Where it says IMAGE URL you should replace that with the URL of your signature that you created using Photoshop or whatever.

    The code that you can use to add your personal signature to your wordpress pages and post you must replace:

     

    if(($post->post_type == 'post')) 

     

    You must replace the code above with the following:

     

    if(($post->post_type == 'post') || ($post->post_type == 'page'))  

     

    The final result should look like this:

     

    // Add Signature Image after single post

    add_filter('the_content','add_signature', 1);

    function add_signature($text) {

    global $post;

    if(($post->post_type == 'post') || ($post->post_type == 'page'))   

    $text .= '<div class="signature"><img src="INSERT IMAGE URL

    HERE"></div>';     

    return $text;

    }

     

    Adjusting the position of the advert

    When dealing with plugins to display content on posts, especially at the bottom of the post there is a common issue. In this case, your signature can appear much lower under the post instead of being just under it. In order to solve this issue you can make some changes in the plugin you are uses. If you are using the nRelate plugin this is what it should look like:

     

    remove_filter( 'the_content', 'nrelate_related_inject', 10 );

    remove_filter( 'the_excerpt', 'nrelate_related_inject', 10 );

    add_filter( 'the_content', 'nrelate_related_inject', 999 );

    add_filter( 'the_excerpt', 'nrelate_related_inject', 999 ); 

     

    Here you will see that the add_filter for content and exerpt is set to 1. You can change it to 999. This will guarantee that your signature is showed just under your post. This is how you solve this problem with the nRelate plugin, if by any chance you are using a different plugin you must look for the name of the function that you need.

     

    Having a signature or advert at the end of every post is very important and it offers many benefits. If you followed these steps correctly you should have your personal signature and advert on your wordpress website.

    Thank you.

    Greg Vaughan
    Spectator
    Post count: 27
    #26937 |

    Fantastic help, Denzel. Two more questions and I’m done.

    1. How do I reduce the size of the content box buttons?

    2. How do I remove the navigation buttons that were added with the custom code you provided which adds 3 blog excerpt to the home page? I just want the last three blog excerpts to show.

    3. How do I redirect the author links to the “about us” page rather than to an author page with a list of posts? When the author hyperlink is clicked, I want it to navigate to the “about us” page.

    It’s almost done, thanks to your help!

    http://www.bbblack.com
    http://www.bbblack.com/blog

    Denzel Chia
    Moderator
    Post count: 3230
    #26951 |

    Hi,

    Use these for the button. Adjust accordingly.

    Use this to the hide the home page navigation.

    As for question 3,
    This requires modifications to the theme code.
    Our support do not provide assistance in modifying theme codes.

    You can contact us for customization service via https://theme4press.com/theme-customization-service/

    Thank you

    Greg Vaughan
    Spectator
    Post count: 27
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    Denzel Chia
    Moderator
    Post count: 3230
    #27014 |

    You are welcome.

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