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The WP Advocate theme is a entirely corporate theme suitable for professional services businesses such as accountants and law firms. Upload your own logo, choose one of the bundled background textures or upload your own rich imagery to brand your site. The dedicated home page template can also slide a range of brand images in the background, powered by a native WordPress gallery. The Advocate theme also comes bundled with an optional plugin to add a custom post type for staff profiles. Combined with the bespoke profile template this makes it easy to highlite the most important part of your business, the people!

This theme is released under a GPL 2.0 license.

163 comments on “WP Advocate
  1. how do i add those home page posts with images as seen on the demo and how do i add the intro text on the transparent part of people and Alt_home page template

    • Those are not posts, they are widgets. I created these using the standard image widget. If you don’t see this on your blog trying installing the Jetpack plugin and I think it comes with that these days. Theheadline and intro text on the People and Alt_home templates is just the page title and body content.

      • hi – well i think that was too techi for anyone to understand. i figured it out. I set the page template in the “All pages” page to Alt home page w/ background image and recent posts started showing up below. I think you meant recent posts are these featured looking posts. goood job. that stylesheet is beautiful, i can customise so much and you wrote the comments.php beautifully. simple and guiding.

      • Hi charles, nice template and easy to work with. A quick question, I used gpp in making a gallery and i want to use it as background image on the Alt_homepage, I have done all I could and there wont be any slideshow on the static page, please can you put me through the step-by-step details of how I can do this as I have only been able to only add a static background image.

        Then how can I reduce the height of the featured text area and also remove icons at the base of my footer? your quick response will be highly appreciated.

        Thanks

        • Hi Babs, I had to google “gpp” as I didn’t know what that is. I gather you mean Graph Paper Press? In any even it doesn’t matter because you don’t need it for this purpose. The Alt_homepage template can slide background images without it (just like the demo). Simply add a native WordPress image gallery to the home page content and the template will automagically slide the images in that gallery in the background. Here’s a handy tutorial on WP galleries: http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-create-an-image-gallery-in-wordpress/ – you’ll find loads more on Youtube.

          For the height of the featured text area look for the line-height and margin settings in the style sheet around lines 868 and 884.

          I’m not sure what you mean by icons in the footer as the theme doesn’t have any icons in the footer. A plugin perhaps?

          • Thanks Charles, I have done all I could, I even changed post part of the alt_homepage.php to page cos i want it to appear as page background but it didnt still work, I have resolved to put the static image as the background image as I have tried all i can to put the slider, it worked on post but was not sliding the pictures one by one. I am new to php and so cant really figure things out well, really appreciate your efforts.

  2. Hello!
    I downloaded the jetpack plugin and I still can’t find the widgets you are writing about. And also when I write the headline and introtext of the pages they are not with the transparent darker background. It is shown as a regular page post, with white background and a line underneath the headline. Could you please explain a bit more in detail, please=)? I am new with wordpress aswell, perhaps that makes the easy things look complicated=) Anyway, thanks! Looking forward for your reply

    • Hi Gaya, try this image widget: http://wordpress.org/plugins/image-widget/

      For the home page to look like our demo you need to do three things:

      1. Set the page template to the Alt_homepage template. To do this go to the edit screen for the static page you created and look for the template drop down in the right hand column. This template will style your home page just like the demo site.
      2. Go to Appearance > Widgets and add your widgets to the Alt_homepage sidebar area
      3. Go to Settings > Reading and make sure you have set you home page to display the static page you created as above.

      Hope that helps. I will get around to making a how-to video tutorial at some point!

  3. Hi
    I have just uploaded the advocate theme – its lovely!
    I cant get the people plugin to work however. Im clearly doing something wrong – the plugin installs fine. When I create the new person, it creates fine – but when I click on the persons icon on the page (have not worked out how to upload a photo yet by the way), all I get is 404 error saying page not found…I noted that all the other metadata is not showing either such as email address etc etc. How does the plugin physically match to the file and folder structure on the server? I noted that no directory etc exists on the server which matches the permalink created by the people plugin. Help much appreciated as im a wordpress newbie. Many Thanks

    • Hi @jim,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Try this fix
      Go to Settings -> Permalinks and in Common Settings select Default, Save Changes and put back to where it was before and hit Save Changes again

      Hope that helps

    • Hi Tyler, that will require some template customization beyond the support we can provide here in the comments. If you would like our help with this please email us the details at help@wpdevshed.com and we’ll work up an estimate. Thanks.

  4. Hi! I’m setting up the Alt_Homepage, but I don’t understand how to create a slideshow on the background.
    I have already set up ‘seconds options’, but nothing happen!
    Actually it’s not possible to choose more than one image …

    • Hi Federica, try adding a regular WordPress image gallery to the body of that static home page. The Alt_home template will pick this up and slide the images in the background.

  5. Dear Charles!

    I’ve got a problem with the font used by the theme. In my alphabeth, we got some letters, like “?” and these ones are displayed with a different kind of font, which is very annoying.

    Is there a way to change the default font?

    • Hi @gergely

      Thanks for using our theme

      If you mean through Theme settings, unfortunately not, but it’s easy to change or update fonts, you can use Google Fonts, CSS3 @font-face and update body font-family depending on your chosen method and you’re good to go.

      Hope that helps

  6. Hi guys!
    The them looks great!
    I’m having a problem with the thext displayed on the home page.
    I can’t get the line to break
    Even though I click Enter on the edit page, when I update the page and reload the front page the text is still on one line
    Any suggestions?

    • Hi RoiVitoPeleg, I guess you mean the intro text on the home page template? If so then yes, this is by design. The template strips out extra html (like line breaks) to keep the intro nice and simple. You’ll need to edit the template to adjust this.

      • what line do I adjust in the alt-hompage editor to allow line breaks?

        RE: Hi RoiVitoPeleg, I guess you mean the intro text on the home page template? If so then yes, this is by design. The template strips out extra html (like line breaks) to keep the intro nice and simple. You’ll need to edit the template to adjust this.

    • Hi Nacho, we’ve not tested it with Buddypress so I can’t be 100% sure, but I can say it is a pretty standard WordPress theme built on a commonly used framework so I have no reason to think it would be incompatible.

  7. How can I remove the date and author of my posts? I don’t know code, can’t find php anything and am fairly unintelligent so simple step-by-step instructions would help! Thanks.

    • Hi Zazou, the background slider only works with the Alt_homepage template. Assuming you have a static page using that template you can simply add a regular WP gallery of images to that page content and the template will slide the images in the background.

    • Hi @gserafy,

      I’ve remove your previous comment, please don’t paste any code, we know the code, just explain what’s your issue or send us screenshot if you can’t explain it well or for us for reference.

      Thanks

  8. Sorry about that – can’t get the small blank boxes off the bottom of my pages, someone responded to go to single-content.php and remove line 7 – I only have a content-single.php and line 7 does not look like what I need to remove – something about header? Thanks.

    • Hi, on further investigation I think this might be a bug in the page template code. We’re working on this and will issue an update asap. Shouldn’t be more than a few days.

  9. Hello,
    First off, thank you for an awesome theme!

    I’m trying to figure out how to put a member login either to the far right of the menu or even better in the header opposite to the logo? (Again far right) I’m not sure if I have to create a custom widget area or is there a better way? Also, I’m hoping that it will still look OK on mobile devices. I’m a complete noob to WordPress and just feeling my way around. Any suggestions?

    BTW, I am using the alt_homepage template.

    Thank you

    • Hi Steven, you site looks great.

      The way to do what you describe would be to edit the header.php template and add the code for your login area there…that said, of course I have no idea how that login functions? I presume it is dynamic and changes to a logout link or something simmilar once the user is logged in? And getting it to be responsive may require some CSS coding.

      A simpler solution may be to add a link to the main nav pointing to a static page with the login.

  10. I love this theme. A quick question. How can I disable the page titles? I found the code but I don’t want to remove bits and pieces if there is an easier way. I tried the toggle title and disable title plugins and neither of them worked. Thanks so much for such a great theme! :)

    • Hi Mony, you’ll need to edit the template files to achieve this, and of course should make sure the theme is set up as a child theme first so that future updates don’t overwrite your local customizations.

  11. Thank you for such a quick reply to my last question. I am trying to use the simple image widget recommended above for the front page widgets. On the demo site there is a nice contrasting white background on those widgets so the text shows up very clearly. The background on mine is transparent so that the text is directly on my main background image and is next to impossible to read. Do I need to do something to the code to make the white background show up?

  12. Hi

    I’m busy designing a new website for my company and I like the look of your template.
    I would like to know how to remove the title on the home page like what is shown on the theme preview. Please could you help.

  13. Hi Charles,
    Thanks for the tip, I think that’s they I’m going to go for logging in; as you suggested a separate link/page.

    One more question; it seems that my alt_homepage has gone missing?? not sure what happened but I can’t get it to display correctly. The Intro text background won’t display and the widget areas are not displaying?

    • Hi Steven, it looks like you may have inadvertantly changed the template assigned to the home page? Or perhaps you set a different static page as the home page? Whichever it may be check that your home page is actually using the Alt_home page template.

  14. Hi again Charles, figured out my issue. Seems that the “Custom Newsletter Template” By cybernetikz is not compatible. Oh well… gotta find a new one.

    Thanks!

  15. Hi Charles.
    I can’t find a way to change the default background color (gray) on the default page template. Can you help me. Thanks in advance.

    • Yes, we released a new version which addressed this issue. 1.0.7 is now available from WordPress.org. Which version are you running?

    • Yes, before you upgrade you should set up the theme as a child theme, moving all customized template files to the child folder. This is very important otherwise any theme update will overwrite your local customizations.

  16. I tried but above my pay grade – I am not even sure where the wp-content/themes folder is – I guess my host File Manager (BlueHost) – or how to build a style sheet and where that file sheet is or goes. I guess I have a lot to learn unless anyone knows any easier solutions. Thanks.

    • Hi, we can help with setting up your theme as a child, but this is on a time and materials basis. If you’d like help please email us at help@wpdevshed.com or you could try Tweaky as another low cost way to get professional help. Cheers.

    • Hi Jareer, the slider only works on the alt_homepage. All other pages can only have a static background image (as on the demo).

  17. I am trying to display recent posts with a particular category in the Bottom Content area of the Advocate home page options. Currently we’re using column shortcode; for the first column the one third code is the following:

    [one_third]
    [recent_posts title="News" amount="2"]
    More News
    [/one_third]

    But instead of displaying “recent_posts” I want to only display a particular category (i.e., HomepgNews) of posts. How can I specify this in the column shortcode?

    Thanks

    • Hi BJMac, I’m not sure I follow the issue. The Advocate homepage template provides a widget area below the title and intro text (as on the demo linked above), so you can just use widgets to display what you need there and wouldn’t need to use any column short codes. To display posts from a particular category I’d suggest looking or a plugin which added a widget that enabled this. I”m sure there will be one if you search the plugin directory.

    • Saud, that will require some template customization beyond what we can help you with here in the comments. If you would like professional help with this kind of change please email us at help@wpdevshed.com and we’ll work out an estimate for you. Thanks.

  18. Hi Charles

    I want to find out if you used the same image widget on the peoples page as on the home page of theme demo?

    Also it seems that wp 3.8.1 has a problem with accessing the media library to select images. The pop up section window is blank when trying to select a image. Have you heard of a solution to this problem by any chance?

    • Hi Juan-Emil, The home page of the demo uses this image widget plugin, but the people page is a custom template bundled with the theme.

      I havn’t heard of any problems with the media library and 3.8.1. I can tell you that the theme doesn’t touch those core WordPress features. If you are having trouble I’d first look at the plugins you are using to see if there are any clashes there.

      • Hi Charles,

        I have the same issue as Juan message below.

        Also I went through all the steps to make the wordpress look like the demo and unfortunately it doesn’t look the same. I added the image widget in the Alt_homepage and made it static etc.

        I thought that the widget will pull images from a image gallery and run them in the background. Any thoughts?

        Should I reinstall the theme? In the preview window prior to my activation it had looked nothing like the demo.. FYI

        Juan’s Message
        Hi Charles

        I want to find out if you used the same image widget on the peoples page as on the homepage of theme demo?

        Also it seems that wp 3.8.1 has a problem with accessing the media library to select images. The pop up section window is blank when trying to select a image. Have you heard of a solution to this problem by any chance?

        • Hi Jay, I don’t know how you managed to get a 404 on the home page. Try the following:

          1. Create a new page (not a post), and assign the Alt-homepage template. If you want to slide images in the background on the homepage then you can add a regular WordPress gallery to this page. The Alt-homepage template will use the gallery images as background.
          2. Assign that new page as the homepage under Settings > Reading.
          3. If you want your home page to look like the demo then make sure you have the Image Widget Plugin installed.
          4. Go to Appearance > Widgets and add any widgets you like to the dedicated Alt-homepage widget area. Use the Image Widget if you want it too look just like our demo. Add three of those and the template will align them horizontally just like the demo.

          Juan was also confused by the People profile page. For this you must installed the People CPT plugin which is prompted when you first install the theme. This adds a new custom post type for people, and you can present all profiles on a single “Meet the team” page just like the demo by creating a new static page and assigning the People Profile template. This template automatically grabs all the profiles.

          • Hello. I did everything according to your instructions

            1) Create a new page (not a post), and assign the Alt-homepage template. If you want to slide images in the background on the homepage then you can add a regular WordPress gallery to this page. The Alt-homepage template will use the gallery images as background.
            2) Assign that new page as the homepage under Settings > Reading.
            3) If you want your home page to look like the demo then make sure you have the Image Widget Plugin installed.
            4) Go to Appearance > Widgets and add any widgets you like to the dedicated Alt-homepage widget area. Use the Image Widget if you want it too look just like our demo. Add three of those and the template will align them horizontally just like the demo.
            ———
            Now I see 3 widget with images, but not slideshow :( My test site http://test5.vtf.by/
            I kept add image insert the media file, but it didn’t work :(
            What am I doing wrong? And that means “add a regular WordPress gallery to this page”? Did you mean Image Widget Plugin or something else?

          • Looks like you’ve done everything right, you just havn’t added a gallery to the home page. By that I mean to use the normal everyday WordPress gallery feature to add the gallery of images to the home page. The home page template will then slide all these images in the background just like the demo. If you are unfamiliar with all the regular WordPress features (including galleries) then take a look around Youtube, there’s loads of handy tutorials on pretty much any WP topic you can imagine. Here’s one specifically about galleries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgXh3bzQBBk#t=12

            Also, if you are going to slide background images on the home page you might want to add a static background image to your other pages. You can do this on the Advocate them under Appearance > Customize.

    • So the client would fill out a form and the inputs they entered would then be emailed to someone as a PDF? Any reason it has to be a PDF?

      My immediate thought is to try GravityForms…definitely the most feature rich and flexible form builder plugin for WordPress.

  19. Very happy with this design. I have set up the image widget as you suggested, but I have a white margin/border around the whole image widget. How can I remove the margin so it looks like your demo?

    • Hi David, where are you making these changes? Are these settings changes under the Settings menu in the Admin or are you talking about changes to the home page content on the regular page admin (in which case you’ll be clicking “publish” not “save all changes”). Just need to clarify, though in either case it doesn’t sound like a theme problem, but rather an issue with your install of WordPress. Perhaps a plugin clash?

  20. I’ve seen the requests and answers about the background slider, but I can’t manage it … ;(
    This is not clear:

    “Hi Jareer, the slider only works on the alt_homepage. All other pages can only have a static background image (as on the demo).”

    Must I change the Template “Alt_Homepage, w/ Background Image Slider Seitentemplate (alt_homepage_bg_slider.php)” via the editor?
    Currently I’ve added a NEW PAGE and set the “Alt_Homepage” as TEMPLATE and have set it as STATIC PAGE via the “customize” area. But can only add one picture. All other things are OK!
    Maybe it’s easy to solve, if you know what to do … ;)

    • Hi Sarah, in this theme only the Alt_homepage w/Background slider template will slide background images. All other pages will just show the static background image you set. We did it this way because we didn’t think background sliders for every type of page was a good idea.

      To create a home page with a sliding background you just use that template for the home page (set the page template in the usual WordPres way) and then add a regular WordPress gallery to the body of that page. The template will use the images in that gallery in the background slider. No need to edit any template php files to make this work.

      Cheers.

  21. Hi Charles! Thanx for you reply. This was clear to me:

    “All other pages will just show the static background image you set. We did it this way because we didn’t think background sliders for every type of page was a good idea.”

    And I’ve done this now:
    “To create a home page with a sliding background you just use that template for the home page (set the page template in the usual WordPres way) and then add a regular WordPress gallery to the body of that page. The template will use the images in that gallery in the background slider.”

    But I see NO background picture(s) and so no slides.

    On your demo page I see in the source code this part:

    div id=”slide-wrap” …

    But this is not in my source code and so no output.

    I’ve activated the SECONDS / TIME OUT at the SLIDER OPTIONS.

    I can only see the correct Alt_homepage, but no background slide(s)

    Any ideas regarding this?

    • OK, stop! Problem is solved.
      I added the pictures as files into the body and NOT as gallerie!
      Now it works perfect.
      Sorry for disturbing … ;)

      • Glad you have it working now, though I don’t know why you were having problems with the gallery option. Possibly you are running another gallery plugin like Nextgen or similar(?) which might clash with the template code.

  22. How do I disable the extra forms that seem to come on every web page. For instance, there is a contact form that comes on the bottom of the home page; I don’t wan’t that. Is there an easy way to selectively turned those off for a given page?

    Thanks.

    • Hi Kimberly, I presume you are referring to the WordPress comments form? You can set these on or off by default under Settings > Discussion, and then at the page/post level you can choose to disable or enable comments too. Here’s a tuutorial on doing this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD08CkyaZYw – you’ll find loads of WP tuts on YouTube.

  23. Hi Charles, a really beautiful theme, thank you! I have a problem, cut the text on the home page with template Alt_Homepage, w / Background Image Slider. I modified this string in the page content-intro.php, but the text always stops at a certain point. can you help me?
    sorry for my english!

    • Hi @mario,

      Thanks for using our theme

      What string you modified in layout-intro.php file? is it the wp_advocate_excerpt() parameter? e.g. 100, you can also use the_excerpt() instead, it has limit though but at least you can use your own excerpt in page editor.

      Hope that helps

  24. Regarding to the link below,
    http://wpadvocate.org/blog/

    I’ve set up for a static home page and would like to add a blog page.
    How can I make all the recent posts to show up in the page? (but not in the front page)
    Just like shown on your Demo page.

    Thanks for your help.

    • Hi @shawn,

      Thanks for using our theme

      Make sure you’ve already added two pages, one is for homepage and the other one for blog page

      Goto Settings -> Reading and choose static and simply select the page you’ve added earlier.

      Hope that helps

  25. Ryan, thank you for your support.

    I really like the theme! It is so nice!

    I’ve already got two pages, front page is set.
    I’ve added another static page but not sure how to put all recent posts on this page….

    Thanks,

  26. One on my subcontractors bought the advocate theme for use with our non-profit client that I work for without charging them b/c they are a charity.
    I’m trying to update the homepage options and when I click on save all changes, I get taken to a page that just says, ‘sorry no posts match your criteria’.
    I paid for the them but not longer have access to get the product code. Can anyone help?

    • Hi Elayne, there is no paid version of the Advocate theme…infact at this time all our themes are 100% free of charge. It sounds like a config issue to me. Specifically, that message would be what you see if you have set your home page to show your latest posts, but you don’t have any posts. If you want to display a home page as on the demo then you need to set a static page as the home page and be sure to apply the home page template to that page. If you watch the demo video for our Jurist theme the features are very similar.

  27. Hi, I love this theme, thank you for making it available free. My question is how do I get featured images for blog posts to show up on the individual blog post? The featured image is showing in the archive but not on the actual post. Many thanks!

    • Hi Sharon, this is an intentional feature. Some people want to be able to define a particular image for the archive pages and then handle images inside posts separately, so we use the featured images for archives while you can add any image you like to the post itself. It adds a step, but gives you more flexibility on the layout of your post pages. To permanently add the featured image to all posts you’d need to customize the post template which is more involved than we can get into here.

      • Hi Charles, thanks for replying and explaining. When I add an image to the body of the post I’m putting it in a div with the class imgthumb so it looks the same as the archives. It might help someone else! Again, great theme, so beautiful and modern.

  28. Charles – I saw a post above about image widget but not sure that is what I need – I want to add a blog, maybe a scrolling blog, to my homepage and maybe make it centered and span across the width of the page below the three listed widgets already on the homepage – is there a way to do that or any suggestions on how best to get a blog on the homepage? Thanks.

    • Hi Grant, there is no simple way to achieve what you describe. This would require some template and style sheet customization beyond what we can describe here in the comments. The simplest approach would be to put a Recent Posts widget on the home page which will link to all the recent posts on your blog. I notice you have a page called Dr McClures Monthly Blog which seems to be a static page rather than a blog. You can make this the blog by going to Settings > Reading and setting that page as the blog.

  29. Thanks Charles – played with it a little bit – is there a way to make the posts page I created not have the Categories, Archives, Most Popular, Latest Posts widgets on the right?

    • Hi Grant, the posts template does have a sidebar and those widgets are the default. You can control what widgets appear here however under Appearance > Widgets.

  30. Hi Charles

    I managed to get most of the things I want to do and add to my website sorted out.

    There is one thing that I would like to add to this theme that you created, but I’m struggling to get it to work correctly. I would like to add the search bar to the menu bar that has the same look and feel as the search bar in twenty thirteen theme.

    I have enable my child version of advocate to html 5 and it shows the search form, but the icon(or backgroud-image) and the animation is not working yet. Could you please help me figure this out.

    Thank you,

  31. Hello,

    Great template. Just two quick questions. First, the Our People page only shows one profile and is not showing all the other published profiles. When you look at the individual profile page for each person they come up ok.

    Second, I am unable to find anywhere in the css to remove the numbered list for any ul, li.

    Any answer is appreciated and thanks again for a beautiful template!

    • Hi Ryan, can you share a link to your site? I don’t know why the profiles are not showing up. If I had to guess I’d say your profiles were drafts and not published, but I can’t be sure. I’m also not sure what your second question means. Why do you want to remove styling for lists?

  32. Hi,
    I’m using the people profile CPT plugin and i was wondering if there is a way to have only certain people profiles show up on certain pages of my website? For instance if i created 10 people profiles and i wanted 5 of them to show up on the home page and the other 5 to show up on another page.

    • Hi @jack,

      Thanks for using our theme

      This requires a bit of time and this is beyond we can help here at support, you can contact us for premium support at help@wpdevshed.com, thanks

      Perhaps I can give you hint of what need to be done
      1. Creating new page-template
      2. Customize query to only display selected people
      3. Create new page and select the page template you’ve just created

  33. Hi there, can you please tell me how to change the text to appear in lower case for the menus, etc., and also how to changed the displayed font to Gotham if possible.

    A quick reply to this would really be appreciated as in middle of a project – many thanks :-)

    • Hi Ben, for the menu look for the div.menu on line 918 in the style sheet…

      div.menu {
      font-size: 1.2rem;
      font-weight: 700;
      text-transform: uppercase;
      }

      Change the text-transform to normal.

      For the font look for the body font setting on line 99.

      Of course you should set up the theme as a child first so that any local changes are not overwritten by future theme updates.

      • Many thanks for your help Charles – that worked a treat :-)

        I’ve got one more question for you: is it possible to use the People Profile plugin, but temporarily remove (or not display) the images of the people (so just job title, etc’, appears). If it is, please could you assist by explaining what to change on the templates, etc?

        Thanks in advance.

        • Hi Ben, have you tried not setting a featured image for the profile page? If you want the image element on the profile page gone completely then it will require template and CSS customization beyond the level of support we can provide here. We are available to provide professional help at help@wpdevshed.com where we can give you a quote. Cheers.

  34. Hello, I have two questions please:
    1. How can I put sign up info and button either in the header opposite my logo, or across the page just under or beside the headings in the menu?
    2. How can I insert a 3 column box table for text on a page (not the front page)?

    Thank you

    • Hi Anna,

      1. That’s going to need some template and style sheet customization. The easiest thing would be to add a sign up page and link it from the main navigation. If you need professional help with this please email us at help@wpdevshed.com and we’ll work out an estimate.
      2. I suggest you try the Tablepress plugin. I think that will do what you need.
    • Hey Sharon, thanks so much for the heads up. Where did you find the broken link exactly…I can’t find it myself.

      • Hi, the broken link is in the style.css:
        Author URI: http://wpdevhsed.com/

        I also have a question. When i create a page with sliding background i keep seeing the static background picture after sliding to the next picture in te gallery. How can i turn this off? I don’t see this in the demo site.

        Kind regards,
        Arnold

        • Thanks Arnold, can you share a link so I can check it out? I’m not able to replicate this problem so not 100% sure what you mean.

  35. Does anyone know how to remove the white block background behind the text in the full-width template?

    I’ve been looking all over the place on the style sheet and the theme and I can’t seem to locate how to set the opacity to 0.

    Please help!

  36. Is it possible to add key words for better SEO – like the name of the physician would be searched and come up with this page? If so, how is that done? Thanks.

  37. Still trying to update to 1.0.7 from 1.0.5, if I have not done anything in Appearance/Editor and all my changes have been through customized Widgets, etc. do I still need to create a childs theme or can I just hot update and it will all move over?

    • Hi Grant, if you have not actually changed the template files in any way then you can go ahead and update your theme. All your widgets etc will be unaffected.

  38. Love this theme…need help customizing a couple of things…I know just enough editing to be dangerous ;). I have attempted to edit the intro excerpt from 40 to 80. and while it did allow for more words, it’s not as many as I need. Where do I go to change that? I saw that another user figured out a function to fix it but I don’t understand where he entered that function. Also, is there a way to lighten the semi transparent color? I love it, but would love it more if it was a bit lighter…especially at the top of the site.
    Thank you so much for the help!

    • Hi @tricia,

      You can increase excerpt content in content-intro.php file at line #17, and about excerpt opacity it’s a background, you can locate it in style.css at line #2626 or in .intro-copy-box-wrap, .intro-copy-box-wrap-nobg selector, you can update image opacity instead.

      Hope that helps

  39. One more thing, the widget boxes are way bigger than I’d like…I want them to accent the pages not be competing with the content. Can you guide me to how to adjust that?
    Thank you for your time!!!

    • This take a bit of time as you have to update all related files, index.php, page.php, single.php, category.php and etc. you’d like to update

      So what you need is the ff.
      e.g. in page.php if you notice the “col620″ class and “col300″ in sidebar.php file that means we add 620px in main and 300px in sidebar.

      You just have to update those classes, there are available classes in style.css at line #482 – 574

      Hope that helps

    • Hi Oleg, glad you like the theme. There is no simple way to split out categories of people on to different pages I’m afraid. That would require some non-trivial customization of templates. You might try Elto if you need professional help with this.

  40. Hi, can you please tell me if there is any way to make the dark-black transparent area more transparent? Also, what is the recommended sizing for the background slider images? My images are all showing up rather blurry. Thanks

    • Hi Danielle, transparency is actually achieved with an image which you can find at …/wp-content/themes/wp-advocate/library/images/trans-b.png – you’ll need to replace that to change the transparency. If your images are showing up blurry it likely means they are too small and the theme is stretching them to fit. You need to upload an image that is big enough to work on the larger screensizes. You probably want something 1000px+ though you’ll also want to optimize it for the web.

    • Hi David, you’ve found a bug! Will address this and release an update to fix. Sorry about the inconvenience.

      • Can you give me a general idea of how quickly you release bug fixes? Just want to manage my expectation. Or if you know what needs to be changed, you can email me the code and I can drop it in myself.

        Thank you!

        • Hi David, a fix for this is probably 2-3 weeks away, not because it is especially complex just that I’m busy with the day job at the moment. If I get to it sooner I’ll drop you a note with the code.

  41. I’m not seeing anything in the theme for the social icons you have in the Logo header opposite the logo.

    Am I missing something?

    Thank you!

  42. Hello. Thank you very much for this template! Please tell me how to make it so that people did not appear in alphabetical order? I’m just not very good at php.

  43. Hello, I am trying to create a child theme for my website but it keeps on telling me: “The following themes are installed but incomplete. Themes must have a stylesheet and a template.
    Name Description
    child_advocate The parent theme is missing. Please install the “wpadvocate” parent theme.” even though the theme is installed… I have tried a bunch of different names but it doesn’t want to work… Help would be appreciated :)

    • How did you create the child theme? Here is an example that works for me,

      /*
      Theme Name: WP Advocate
      Description: Child theme for the WP Advocate
      Author: Author Name
      Template: wp-advocate
      */

      @import url("../wp-advocate/style.css");

  44. This theme is awesome. i am using it for a client and he would like to add a video to the home page on the alt theme page. he wants me to put it in between the text and the widgets. is there a way i can do this or do i need to modify the code itself to add it there? if i need to modify the code can you give me a hint as to where on there i can do so to embed the video?

  45. Howdy WP Dev Shed,

    I’m back with a few more notes on WP Advocate after completing my review of it.

    1. I see the need for rewind_posts() in author.php but I’m not sure it’s needed in tag.php or archive.php. It looks like it might have snuck in there.

    2. There’s at least one long block of empty CSS selectors in style.css. (Here’s another shorter one.) No reason for those.

    Next are two accessibility issues…

    3. The Skip Links link has two issues:
    a. It doesn’t appear when given the :focus state. It should.
    b. It comes after all the social media links. On a site using a lot of social media links, this negates part of the usefulness of the link since a user must tab through all those on every page to “skip the links.”

    4. The theme uses some title attributes which are neutral-to-bad for accessibility. Particularly for the “Learn More” links, it’s much better to use the accessible “read more” link recommendation in that article.

    5. I was surprised to see no visual hover states in this theme. While they obviously don’t apply to touch devices, I still think they’re a really good usability affordance on desktops. Particularly since a lot of people don’t know that the first item of a hover-triggered drop-down aren’t links, adding a hover can do a little bit to improve that.

    6. On my fairly wide monitor I’ve notice a bug where the sidebar layout gets messed up. I haven’t spent any time trying to track down why. In Chrome, load a page with the sidebar. Make the window narrow and then expand it out. Around a viewport width of 1725px, the sidebar gets kicked down below the body. Reloading the page at that width resolves the layout bug which suggests to me this is a JS issue.

    7. Since WP Advocate seems to have good hAtom support, I was bummed to see that the People Profile CPT plugin doesn’t seem to support hCard or schema person markup. You might get on that plugin developer to improve that!

    That’s all for now. Overall, this looks like a cleanly-coded theme without many issues. I look forward to implementing it on a client site and customizing it with a child theme. Hopefully there’ll be a 1.0.9 release that can resolve some of the above issues as well as the Theme Check warnings I mentioned earlier.

  46. Hi. I found another bug.

    The “People Profile Template” only shows a maximum of 10 people and does not show paging.

    I chose to fix this by setting page_per_post to -1 in my child theme on the custom WP_Query in that template file. I don’t know if the paging function works or not. For now, it only appears on is_home, is_archive, is_search, or is_single, none of which are is_page!

    Also, I noticed a fair number of posts on the People Profile CPT plugin repo support forum and a few on the WP Advocate theme repo support forum. It would be nice if you, as the plugin author, threw up a sticky forum post clarifying what, if any, support you offer for both and where to find that support.

    • Hi Mark, the profile template will show any number of profiles according to the ‘posts per page’ setting under Settings > Reading, so increasing that may also be a ‘fix’. It doesn’t have paging on that template which could be considered a bug, or perhaps just not a feature it supports ;) Indeed I never imagined an organization of more that 10 or so people would ever use the theme. Will definitely look at this though, as it would be handy. Thanks.

  47. Hello. Great design template. I will create a website for this template. I’ve set a theme for WordPress but do not know how to set up the slider background. What should be done with the file alt_homepage_bg_slider? I’m from Russia, so please respond in accessible English.

    • Hi, to set up the slider like the demo follow these steps:

      1. Create two new static pages, one called “home” (or similar) and one called “blog” (or similar).
      2. Assign the alt-homepage template to the “home” page. In this page embed a regular WordPress gallery including all the images you want to have in the slider, along with the intro content you want on the home page.
      3. Go to Settings > Reading and assign that new “home” page as the home page and your new ‘blog’ page as the blog.

      Hope that helps.

  48. Despite supporting the basics of the People Profile CPT plugin, there isn’t default support for showing individual People Category pages in a way that matches the custom People template that comes with the theme.

    I resolved this in a child theme and posted the three required files in a gist for others to use: https://gist.github.com/mrwweb/8330875573758f85f108

    Eventually, it really feels like there should be support built into the theme (particularly the taxonomy-people_category.php template file).

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