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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.

    Creating a MySQL Database for WordPress

    What is MySQL database?

    A database refers to a collection of organized data. In the case of a website, the data in question could range from posts and comments to usernames and their respective passwords. MySQL is a database management system. This means it helps you and other users store and retrieve different types of data from your website.

    What makes My SQL so popular?

    The total cost of ownership is low. This refers to the price of buying Oracle plus the cost of operating this program. Compared to most for-sale database programs MySQL is the cheapest option by far. Companies whose operations rely heavily on experimentation with apps and other web platforms spend less money using MySQL in the development of their products. This means that MySQL offers more value in the long run.

    Its performance is refined. Its open source nature has given rise to a cult-like following that reports bugs so as to provide solutions to bugs experienced in new releases of the year. Users are assured that the level of testing at MySQL headquarters has given rise to a product that honestly is the standard for database management.

    Its scalability is high which refers to its ability to handle increasing amounts of work. Simple websites with little traffic may not need to worry much about this. As websites start to grow and receive higher traffic (hundreds, thousands and even millions of views every day) as well as post much more content, they’ll need a more stable database manager to ensure everything is spic and span. MySQL fits the bill in this regard.

    MySQL is user-friendly since MySQL was designed in such a way that even the amateur web developers can figure out what to do without any issues. The quick wizards and the user guides will turn anyone into a MySQL Pro in no time. An added benefit is the fact that Oracle now owns MySQL. The experience and human capital from the tech giant, Oracle, combined with the input of MySQL community users assure users that the future updates will be elegant and powerful.

    How to create a MySQL database?

    Using shell

    Step 1

    Open command line as an administrator from the apps menu.

    Step 2

    Gain access to my SQLl by logging in. You would need to have an account in advance.

    Step 3

    Create the database by giving it a name

    Step 4

    Confirm that the database has been created with the instruction below

    Step 5

    Create a new user by giving them a name

    Step 6

    Give all privileges to the newly created user as well as assign a new password to them.

    Using Cpanel

    Cpanel is a web hosting program that uses icons and automated tools to make the process of web hosting simpler for both the beginners and the experienced webmasters.

    Step 1

    Access your Cpanel area.

    Step 2

    Select the MySQL databases option that is beside the MySQL database wizard option.

    Step 3

    Before going any further, you will be required to create a database name. Choose your database name and click Create Database. The next screen will be one which affirms that a new database with the name you have chosen has been created. Click the ‘go back’ button so as to be returned to the page that enables you to define the settings of your new database.

    Step 4

    Create a new user to enable you to access the database. Under ‘username,’ fill in the name you’d like to use for this user. Go ahead and create a secure login password for this particular user. If you have difficulty in coming up with a user, click on the password generator button. The program will generate a secure login password for you. Once you have filled in all the fields, click on the Create User button to save these settings.

    Step 5

    After receiving confirmation that a new user has been created, click ‘go back’ to get to the database settings area. Under the ‘Add User To Database’ section, fill in your previously created username. Under the database name, select the database name you’d like to register the user to in case you have more than one database.

    Step 6

    The next pop-up window will request you to select the privileges you would like to award to each user. After selecting the privileges, you’d have to assign the user and click the ‘make changes’ button to complete the process of creating your MySQL database with Cpanel.

     

    Using wizard

    ‘Wizards’ are programs with step by step procedures to help the less tech-savvy users to carry out tasks with much ease.

    Step 1

    After opening Cpanel, select the MySQL database wizard under the databases area. It will walk through the same process covered above, but with detailed descriptions and prompts to help you complete the process.

    Step 2

    Create a name for the new database. Select the Next Step button after entering the database name.

    Step 3

    You should create a username for the new user to access the database. You will also have to create a password through which the user will gain access to the database. Alternatively, you can just click the Password Generator button to help you create a secure password for the user. Having created a username and user password, press the Create User button to save your settings.

    Step 4

    The next step will require you to define the privileges assigned to the new user. Having selected all the privileges, you’d have to assign the privileges to the user and press the Next Step button for this purpose. You will receive a message confirming that your user has been added to MySQL database.

    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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