Really loving this template, so much to play with, however I’m having a problem with the portfolio.
More specifically, in my showcase header I used a text widget with html images. Hyperlinks attached to the images point to other parts of the site, but with the portfolio being a category, the hyperlink won’t work and I’m not sure how to make it work.
I’ve used images as the menu, but want to put the portfolio under the gallery image, but whereas it is currently hyperlinked to a page, when I put in the portfolio url (category) it won’t click through.
If I can’t get it to click through, I’ll remove the images and just use a menu as I know that works perfectly.
First I have to say a very interesting way to do a menu for a site….I like it. Anyway, took me a moment to understand what you were referring to but the issue you are experiencing relates to WordPress. You need to have items in the Portfolio first (at least one) to be able to go to the category of portfolio; not sure if you have any published yet, but generally that is how it works. Likewise, if you had a category widget published, the category label and link won’t show and be active until you have posts in a category.
I’m most likely over looking this option in the Portfolio area or the post area when creating “the portfolio and then the posts/image”…how do you get the post/image to be placed in the “order” that you wish to be seen on the Portfolio? For example a 3 or 4 column, either way, but you want one particular item to be the first on the left and so on. In menus, the category section for the portfolio I see and have completed how it can be arranged in the order you want for the “category” wording showing in correct order (and of course the “pages” on the primary menu etc for example) however I’ve not figured out how I get the post/image itself that are placed on the portfolio section to be seen in a particular order. Thanks in advance.
The portfolio works off the blog concept of WordPress, so right now your order of portfolio items (posts) will be by date.
There are plugins that help people do custom ordering of posts which you might want to check out. As to any specific ones, I’ve never used any myself, so I won’t be able to suggest any. The other method which is not a fun one really is to change the date of each portfolio item to the order you want.
It’s not the most flexible portfolio method but it’s one I did without the use of custom post scripts and.or plugins. It also makes it easier to change themes without too much layout disruption.
Another method would be to create a portfolio manually in a page….which I will be writing a tutorial for after I launch my new version of Styled Themes shortly. The manual method I prefer overall because it gives the most flexibility and a person can create their own layout to fit their type of portfolio content.