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  • #13966
    Julie
    Participant

    Hi

    Trying to find the recent stuff for making the front page like the demo site.

    The two files which I think should be in Extras Folder “front page” and Call to Action”

    I cannot find these and as they were added recently wondering how I get them. I have gone to my FTP Client but cannot see them there?

    Hope you can help

    Thanks,

    Julie

    #18058
    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    Hi Julie…. what version of Encounters do you have? You might need to download it again as it’s on version 1.3.2. I just downloaded one and looked in the extras folder and found the “call-to-action.txt” and “front-page-group.txt” files there. The extras folder is in the original theme download file that you unzip first to your desktop. I can also send you the theme update if you contact me.

    #18059
    Julie
    Participant

    Hi,

    I have Encounters Child which is version 0.1.0 and my Encounters Parent theme is Version 1.3

    I did the recent update that appeared on my WordPress dashboard.. Where else can I get the latest version?

    Thanks

    #18060
    Julie
    Participant

    Okay, I am sorted. Just went back to the Styled Theme downloads found on this site and viola I have it..

    Thanks,

    Julie

    #18061
    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    awesome… when you said you did the update from it appearing in your dashboard I was like hey, how did it do that? lol…only the themes from wordpress.org does that. Anyway, glad you got it sorted out and obviously you are updated now.

    Well, tea time for me and then calling it a night. Big day tomorrow as I am launching my new Styled Themes website by nightfall.

    #18062
    Julie
    Participant

    Yes, I think it was an upgrade for Encounter lite..
    Anyway.. All good.. My site is progressing.. Lowly, but I am learning hoes and its looking pretty good

    Thanks again for making such great, easy to understand and use Themes!!!

    #18198
    sarah
    Member

    Hi I’m not seeing where that front page data is that she referenced above. I don’t see where I can download those files into my existing encounters theme. I have Encounters 1.3.2

    Also, I have downloaded the widgetkit to make a slideshow like shownn in the demo site. But I’m not understanding how under the Style option in the tutorial it shows default and encounters. Mine only gives the default option. I don’t understand the FTTP folder it created etc. Please help I’m a bit lost on this. I’m on a MAC as well, so not sure if that matters.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    #18199
    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    Hi Sarah…I just got this post notice but it’s midnight here, so I made a note to follow up tomorrow morning and will help you out.

    #18200
    sarah
    Member

    Perfect! Thank you

    #18202
    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    Morning Sara….The files in question will be found in the “extras” folder which you will find when you first unzipped the downloaded theme. Double check that the extras folder is in it and if you still do not see the ones in reference to this topic, let me know and I can email them to you.

    For the widgetkit theme style, you have to upload the special theme I made for it using your FTP program and needs to go into the plugins folder where widgetkit is. I’m assuming you saw in the video where it goes but wasn’t sure how to get it there? It has to be uploaded. As for being on a MAC, that doesn’t matter because this is being uploaded to where your WordPress website files are on your site.

    #18203
    sarah
    Member

    Hi, I did look in my extra folder but the front page group isn’t in that folder.

    Secondly, I have no clue what and FTP program is. Correct, i did see where the pull down menu is in widgetkit, but I’m not sure where that folder would be. I uploaded my theme intiailly as shown in the tutorials, but I’m not understanding where the FTP folder came in to play or when it was created. All i have is the main folder i downloaded for encounters on my computer.

    Thanks

    #18204
    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    I’ve added the front page group file here:

    An FTP program is something you use to upload files to where a website is located. For me, I use WS_Ftp, but the most popular one (which is free) is called FileZilla. Your web host provider also has a type of FTP program build into the control panel when you log into your web host which is often called a File Manager. It allows you to move, delete, and upload files.

    You will need one of these methods to upload the “encounters” style folder to the widgetkit plugin folder. When you use an FTP program or the file manager in your web host cpanel (control panel), you will look for this folder in the following path that looks similar to this:

    ../wp-content/plugins/widgetkit/widgets/slideshow/styles/

    In the /styles/ folder that you see in the path above, you will find the “default” style (folder). The encounters folder for the widgetkit will go where that default folder is in the /styles/ folder.

    By the way, the folder you are uploading is found in the extras folder of the original download of the theme zip file. Inside that is “/extras/widgetkit/slideshow/encounters” which the encounters folder there is what you upload to the widgetkit plugin.
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    #18205
    sarah
    Member

    OK… so I should download filezilla (the easiest for me) and then upload the encounters style folder that is shown in the tutorials. Once I’ve done so then this should then allow me to choose the encounters theme in the style drop down menu?

    #18206
    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    Correct… it will automatically show in that drop down. You have the option to use the file manager in your web host account or you can download and install filezilla.

    #18207
    sarah
    Member

    OK I’m going to try this tonight when I’m on my main computer! Thank you so much for your help. I’ll let you know if I am able to figure it out 🙂

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