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    I’m trying to revive an ‘old’ wordpress blog which I haven’t attended for some years, and I upgraded WordPress for this and downloaded your wonderful template (Kudos!). I’ve had a lot of problems and some are probably due to legacy of transformations I’ve made but don’t remember how to “unmake”.

    I’ve solved an amazing number of issues but there are some left… And I can’t figure out where too look because I forgot a lot that I used to know. So I need a littel help… :)

    1. The blog page just writes “blog” and nothing appears on the homepage, although I’d like to start with it. How did I do this?!? How can it be fixed?

    2. The comments really look bad. Here too it’s probably legacy but I don’t know where to reset everyting. You can see this here for instance: (Purchase code hidden if logged out) -buissonniere/

    3. For some reason, I can’t seem to make the ‘Twitter – RSS’ subscription widget to appear. Any idea why?

    4. Ok… That’s a minor detail but I can’t help but notice it: there’s a black pixel on some social icons in the top bar (I use Firefox latest version). Can you see them (middle height, right side)? Any idea how to get rid of them? I notice they’re not there on your demo.

    Well… If you can help me with this already, I’m sure I’ll find my way to other concerns. Mainly I want to reset everyting but keep the articles, comments, etc.

    Thank you for your help,

    Kind regards,



    Litte update 5 hours later…

    1. That’s ok, I found how to create a nice homepage

    2. Can’t find how to reboot the comments template: help! :)

    3. RSS works but none of the twitter widgets… :S

    4. Definitely black dots on my social icons, on PC and iPhone/iPad. Can’t imagine why.

    Thank you for considering my message and have a nice day,

    Kind regards,


    PS: I really love your theme, makes me want to dive back into blogging! :D


    Hi Brice,

    For #2, try turning on Avatars as I don’t think the layout has a proper way to display the comments without it. Go to Settings> Discussion and scroll down to where the Avatar options are. Select Show Avatars and choose a default Avatar.

    #3 – Give the twitter widget 24 hours.

    #4 – I have no idea what is causing those. I’ve never seen anything like it before. They don’t seem to be showing on all the icons and nothing in the css seems to be causing it so I’m going to tag the rest of the support crew and see if anyone else can spot what I’m missing.




    Hello Devin,

    thank you so much for your quick answer!

    #2 : You were right, it’s much better with the avatars and I see now that the other issue is with the “reply” hypertexte link below them: it’s translated with “repondre” in French, which is a bit longer than “reply” and seems not to be centered correctly so it eats on the beginning of the texte. I must have translated this myself somehow a few years ago and maybe aligned it the wrong way for your template, but I don’t know where to go to change and correct it. Can you point me in the right direction?

    Also, I notice that the very first “Reply” link (which must be the one for the post itself) is strangely positioned now on the left outside of the frame below the NB of replies. You can still check it out here: (Purchase code hidden if logged out) -buissonniere/#comments Any idea regarding this?

    #3 : the twitter widget now works fine, you were right! I can’t get the ‘Twitter and RSS’ one to work for Twitter yet though. I guess I’ll wait also or could it be something else I did wrong?

    #4: Thank you for your effort, I’m quite curious too.

    Best regards,



    Hey Brice,

    Try adding the following CSS to your Quick CSS (located under the Styling Tab in the theme options) or the custom.css file in the css folder of your theme files:

    #top .comment_text .comment-reply-link {
    left: -55px;
    top: 39px;
    #top .comment-reply-link {
    left: 9px;
    top: 53px;

    That should clean up the reply text a bit. I believe its automatically translated for the installed wordpress version but the theme was style using “Reply”.

    #3 – Give it a bit of time as well. Of course double check the spelling and everything but it may also need a bit of time to properly load in.




    Hello Devin,

    So I let a little time go and here’s where I stand:

    – Comments look great, all problems solved there thank you so much! :)

    – Still have the black dots on the social network icons. It’s nothing I know, but I can’t help but see them… :( Did your friends in the support crew propose anything for this? Everything else looks so tidy…

    – The “Twitter and RSS” Widget still only shows RSS and it’s been 5 days now. I just put my twitter name without the @ or (of course) the Twitter adress, is it what I should have done? I’m really sad this doesn’t work because, needless to say, I have more twitter followers than RSS ones, even though I care deeply for these last ones! ;)

    And of course, I have a few other questions now! ;)

    – Unless I turn all links off, the first image of my posts always open the image viewer when they are hovered then clicked. Is there a way that images link to the articles when they appear in the blog or categories… But don’t react when hovered in the article themselves?

    – How can I make my blog (as it is the frontpage of the site) show only 5 articles instead of 10?

    For the rest I’m all completely happy with your template. I believe it’s one of the best I’ve seen with InFocus maybe… Kudos for your fantastic work! :)




    1) Black Dots Investigation

    Weird anomaly. Please make a backup copy and then open up header.php and between lines 116-125 replace the current block with the block below which looks identical to what you are replacing.

    so that it looks like

    echo '<ul class="social_bookmarks">';
    if($dribbble = avia_get_option('dribbble')) { echo "<li class='dribbble'><a href='".$dribbble."'>".__(' ', 'avia_framework')."</a></li>"; }
    if($twitter = avia_get_option('twitter')) { echo "<li class='twitter'><a href='".$twitter."'>".__(' ', 'avia_framework')."</a></li>"; }
    if($facebook = avia_get_option('facebook')) { echo "<li class='facebook'><a href='".$facebook."'>".__(' ', 'avia_framework')."</a></li>"; }
    if($gplus = avia_get_option('gplus')) { echo "<li class='gplus'><a href='".$gplus."'>".__(' ', 'avia_framework')."</a></li>"; }
    if($linkedin = avia_get_option('linkedin')) { echo "<li class='linkedin'><a href='".$linkedin."'>".__(' ', 'avia_framework')."</a></li>"; }

    echo ' <li class="rss"><a href="'.avia_get_option('feedburner',get_bloginfo('rss2_url')).'"> </a></li>';
    echo '</ul>';

    2) The Twitter Riddle –

    I used your rss and twitter name and all worked fine -> front & back -> .If this is not working for you, in combination with the black dots, would make me recommend a complete re-install including exporting your articles, completely deleting wordpress to the last file, and re-installing it from scratch and then importing your articles into the fresh install.

    3) Hover Mystery-

    Take a look here -> . This is the add/edit post page. To the right of your image there should be a link called ‘Show’ which becomes ‘Hide’ once you press it and it opens up a panel that the image shows. Just change the link or add a button or caption in that area and save.

    4) Article Decimation –

    To show 5 articles instead of 10, please go to backend > Settings > Reading. Those two enumerators displaying value of ’10’ control how many articles are on blog and in the rss. Change the corresponding field to 5.




    Dear Nick,

    thank you for taking up! :)

    So I reinstalled everything but it didn’t solve any of these points! But…

    1) Black dots investigation

    I tried changing the template to another color… And the black dots didtn’t appear anymore. I switched back to “Full Purple” and now they’re gone for good! Go figure… So all I can say is that they appeared twice when I installed the “Full Purple” color at first and disappeared when I changed it and came back to it.

    2) The Twitter Riddle

    is still a riddle. Can’t figure it out. All the more strange that the Twitter widget works, just not “Twittet and RSS” even though I see what you get when you try it… And I’m so jealous of you! Well, I guess I can live without the Twitter subscription count.

    3) Hover mystery

    When I program “link to the article” it gives this: (hover in article > lightbox)

    When I program “no link” it gives this: (Purchase code hidden if logged out) / (hover in article > nothing)

    And then of course when you go back to the homepage, one of them the photo connects to the article and the other it does nothing. Now just to be clear, what I would like ideally is for the photo to connect to the article… And THEN when we’re inside the artice that it leads nowhere and doesn’t pop up in the lightbox view when clicked. Possible?

    4) Article Decimation

    Done! Thank you very much for pointing me in the good direction :)

    Kind regards,




    That functionality is pretty much hard wired and would require an excavation but I can remove the hover effect though.

    To ensure eternal gratitude of your visitors, please try to optimize images before uploading them because your page takes 30 seconds to load when it should be taking 6. For example, this image is over 1.1megs, and if you first put it through the following url, it will shave 90% off without losing quality.





    good point. I’ll use the opportunity to redefine the media library altogether (I found out that closer to the root adress is better for search engines…) and reload all the images at 1305×870 pixels with a good JPEG compression and fine-tuned sharpening layers on Photoshop, as I’ve noticed it’s the size the Lightbox uses for HD screens.

    Removing the hover effect would be just perfect. My objective here is to clearly differenciate the posts about (and with) my own photographs from the ones which I just illustrate with other images, as I’m actually merging all of my former blogs into only one and some posts will be about me as a photographer, while others will be more about other activites (book writing, my experience as an entrepreneur, etc.)

    Thank you so much for your assistance! I’m really enjoying blogging again after a (too) long break and it’s also thanks to your great template and timely help :)

    Kind regards,



    Hello again,

    one last question regarding this: how can I make the opposite effect = instert a photo that WILL have the hover effect and open in a lightbox if it is clicked on. I see how to create a gallery but then the photo is reduced to the small square thumbnail instead of being nicely resized for the column width.

    Typically I would like to do this in the following article, which is about a photo of mine (top) but displays another taken along the way. I’d like the viewers to be able to see it also in a larger lightbox format as the one on top : Is it possible?

    Thank you again for all your help.

    Kind regards,




    You want only the one photo on its page to immediately open in the large lightbox and all other images to have the current format?

    A customization this narrow in my opinion is outside the scope of the support team. However, your original idea I will work on when I have some free time this week since it was a really good idea that makes sense and I think would also be of use to others.




    Hello Nick,

    Thank you for your answer, and I’m really glad you’ll work on this. The blog works very well as it is, so we’re talking about going from good to great and I’ll wait for when you have time of course. Don’t forget to let me know! :)

    Just to make sure you understand my second point, I illustrate my blog with 2 kinds of photos:

    – Decorative images, either stock or public domain, and I prefer for them not to have the “Hover + Lightbox” effect because it simply opens the same photo again, and I find it disappointing and useless for my readers. So at this stage, I suppressed all links but if you find a way that they can be clicked and send to the post without switching to “Hover + Lightbox” once we’re already in the post: great!

    – Art Photography (by me), which I really want to value and emphasize, as in the article I pointed to – . Now in this case, I’d like to have the “Hover + Lightbox” effect both in the blog / post (which is what you have already and I love it) AND also for other photos inside the article, quite like the one of the cave that you can see in the middle of the mentioned post. Here I’d like people who hover this image to see the looking glass and click on it to have it in a larget size too. I noticed I can do this with linking the image to itself in html, but it creates an underlining “at rest” and an orange frame “when hovered” and I’d like to have just the nice and elegant same feature as in the main photo…

    Well, all in all I’ve sorted most of the issues I cared about and My blog is taking off again so thanks for everything and do keep me posted if you find it interesting to develop a shortcode for images to be emphasized within articles too.

    Kind regards,




    For something like what you describe, you would need a freelance developer. Your customization in my opinion is outside the scope of the support team. In my free time I will work on what I stated above, and will definitely let you know about it here once it is completed.



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