thank you for your kind words. if the site looks good it’s because I diligently followed every one of your tutorials which are so well done. so the thanks go out to you! (the few dollars I spent on this theme was well worth it for the tutorials alone — they are fantastic!)
I will post this problem on the WP forums and see what the answer is. It may be a plug in or something I’ve done on my end which is why you haven’t seen this issue before. i’ll update you if / when I learn anything.