Tagged: portfolio page
July 21, 2015 at 2:38 pm #160029
Hello, I have followed this tutorial by Sridhar:
I have implemented all of the code, but I don't know how to make the portfolio display.
I have created a file named archive-portfolio.php in the child theme directory.
Should this new template be visible under my Page Attributes/Templates panel?
All I see are the standard pages of my Agency Pro theme - default, archive, blog and landing.
I am working with a local install. I have tried contacting Sridhar but need to also ask elsewhere in the meantime as time is pressing.
July 21, 2015 at 7:27 pm #160058
Wow, totally confused with this - do I need to put a shortcode into a page? If so, which shortcode? Help 🙁
July 21, 2015 at 8:23 pm #160059
Narrowing this down - Sridhar's tutorial uses the Portfolio Post Type plugin - does this help?
July 21, 2015 at 9:59 pm #160066coralseaitMember
This tutorial appears to be using the WordPress template hierarchy. https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/basics/template-hierarchy/
The Portfolio Types Plugin seems to create a custom post type named portfolio. You've created the WP templates for the archive and single post per the tutorial; so provided you visit a URL that is the category / taxonomy archive it'll show as such.
In order for this to work you'll need to make sure:
1) You have at least one portfolio custom post created. You should have somewhere in the dashboard which lets you add new posts of this custom post type.
2) Link to the category archive for portfolio. I'm guessing it will be something like http://www.example.com/portfolio/ where you replace example.com with your base url -- if you want to show it in your menu add a link to that URL or a link in / on your pages to to it
3) You may need to re-save your permalinks if you've fiddled with CPTs / taxonomies
4) You may need to allow archives on that post type, not sure your site setup specifics
I don't have this plugin installed, but if you've named the post type something other than portfolio then you'll need to match the slug of the post type with your archive and single templates. Basically archive-[custom-post-type-name].php and single-[custom-post-type-name].php -- again I don't know if this plugin allows you to name the CPT differently than portfolio but if it does that must match your template file names for the wp hierarchy to work -- if that's the case (you've named the CPT something other than portfolio) you'll also have to rename the template redirect in the functions.php to match.
July 21, 2015 at 10:59 pm #160069
Thanks so much for your reply - that has certainly given me some leads to follow. I'm away from my workstation right now , but I will try again when I return later. Thanks again for your help, much appreciated, and I'll let you know how things go.
August 25, 2015 at 5:58 am #163407adessowebsMember
IU am trying to do this also, I would be very greatful if you could share how to do it please?August 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm #163500
Hi adessowebs, I'm afraid that I ended up using this plugin instead:
It's a premium plugin, but it did what I needed. Time became a big pressure and it was easier to do what I needed with the plugin, rather than coding.
I hope that helps 🙂
October 17, 2015 at 1:47 pm #168347eskimMember
Hi Tim, I came across your post about Essential Grid while searching for tips to modify my portfolio. I've checked out Essential Grid and like what I see. Before I purchase, I wanted to confirm how it's working for you. Can you answer a few Qs?
- Did you install Essential Grid on a Genesis theme?
Have you had any issues with functionality on your web site to-date?
What kind of after-sales support does ThemePunch provide? Are they responsive?
Looks like Essential Grid provides a lot of user-level (non-coding) variability in function and design. I'd like to set up a project portfolio with content sourced from pages, having thumbnail images that show project title and excerpt. Do you think I can do something like this with Essential Grid?
SteveOctober 18, 2015 at 3:57 am #168375
I'm very impressed with the Essential grid plugin. I haven't yet used it on a launched site, but have every confidence that it will be really good. I'm using it to build a site at the moment, and all my testing is going very well.
I too struggled to find an efficient method to set up a portfolio, and EG is proving to be be perfect for the job.
It works fine on Genesis and Genesis child themes, and its mobile responsiveness if first class.
I have not yet had to ask for tech support, but the documentation is good and I feel as though the help is there should I need it.
There is a great series of videos here:
There is a bit of a learning curve, but these videos really help, and yes, it is predominantly built for non- coders, but it has further potential for modifications and customisations if you want/need to go further.
I purchased the regular license which allows me to use it on one site only, but given its usefulness I would be more than happy to purchase more licences on an as-needed basis for other projects - it's that good.
I hope that helps but feel free to ask me anything else if you need to.
- Did you install Essential Grid on a Genesis theme?
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