Portfolio page – need help!

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    I can’t set portfolio page like on your Live preview. Please help!


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    #37

    Brankic1979
    Keymaster

    Illlusio’s explanation (my explanation is in the help file):

    Creating the Portfolio Page:

    1. Go to the section that says ‘Portfolio Items’ and create a parent category e.g. Portfolio. Ensure that the slug (which will be the url) says something slightly different, like ‘portfolio_cat’.

    2. Create sub categories, e.g Photography, Design, Illustration and assign those to the ‘Parent’ category ‘Portfolio’.

    3. Go to Pages, and create a new page and call it ‘Portfolio’. Also, make sure the ‘Permalink’ at the top of your new page is slightly different, e.g. ‘portfolio_page’.

    4. Go to back to the ‘Portfolio Items’ section in the side bar, and click on ‘Add New’.

    5. On your new item page, add some descriptive text in the text field about your project. Then ensure (and this is VERY, VERY important) you add a ‘featured image’ (this is the one that will be included on your ‘Portfolio’ page). Then add ‘exta images, with caption and descripion. Save.

    6. In the ‘Appearance’ section, go to Menus. If you have not already done so, then create your Menu and add your pages. Add your Portfolio page from the ‘Pages’ box. It will appear at the bottom of the list on the right, drag it to where you wish it to appear in your menu. Then go to the ‘Items’ box, click on each item you want to be in the menu. Then drag them up to the Portfolio box, though move the item boxes slightly to the right, so they will appear as sub menus on your site. Then save the menu.

    7. Open your Portfolio page and use the Portfolio shortcode generator (which is a little icon). You must make sure that in the section that says ‘Category to show’ you have chosen the parent category, e.g ‘Portfolio’, then choose how many colomuns you wish etc and click on submit. That should do it. Make sure that in the shortcode on your page you see the correct ‘cat id’ for the parent category. You can check it is the correct id by going to ‘Portfolio Categories’, hover over the parent category and the url for that category will appear at the bottom of your browser, so you can check that the id is the same.

    8. Save page, cross fingers for luck.

    ps: only one remark from the author: you don’t have to use portfolio custom post type (and categories). You can use and normal blog posts and categories. There will be no difference on portfolio page, only single posts will have different layout.


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    crestag
    Participant

    Hello,

    I’m having trouble with step seven. Where is the Portfolio shortcode generator? Thank you for opening this forum. It is easier to search for topics and replies here:)


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    #204

    Brankic1979
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    Brankic Shortcode button is in the page editor – last icon in 1st line

    I’m glad you’ve found this forum useful.


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    #211

    crestag
    Participant

    Hello,

    I’m still not able to find the icon in the page editor. Do I need to download a shortcode plugin? Can you possible attached a screen shot of the page editor and an arrow pointing to the icon. That would be very helpful.

    Thank you


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    #214

    crestag
    Participant

    I had to change my user preferences to visual and now I see the icon.. Usually I have them turned off but in this case it is helpful to turn them on.

    Thank you.


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    Brankic1979
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    Yes, in Text mode you can’t see shortcode button.

    If you’ve downloaded all files (not only theme files) you’ll find PDF with all shortcodes and options so you don’t need to use visual view.


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    #226

    shigella
    Participant

    hi

    I have q question about your first step:

    1. Go to the section that says ‘Portfolio Items’ and create a parent category e.g. Portfolio. Ensure that the slug (which will be the url) says something slightly different, like ‘portfolio_cat’.

    In the section ‘Portfolio Items’ there is no option to create a parent category or slug ?


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    #233

    Brankic1979
    Keymaster

    You have to create new category. This will be parent for others. Other categories should be children of this category…


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    #746

    clairet8_6
    Participant

    Hey there,

    Is there a way to still have the hover effect with description/caption but be able to click directly onto photo to go straight to link rather than the little link button?

    The reason I ask is that I want to have a page for items of clothing that are chosen from affiliate brands – I want to have reader be able to click straight on pic to take them through to affiliate store – wondering what options might be?

    Hope that makes sense.

    Thanks!


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    #747

    Brankic1979
    Keymaster

    You can’t define custom link out of box. Freelancer can do it if he add new custom field and change a bit portfolio shortcode function (bra_portfolio() in includes/bra_shortcodes.php)

    This is beyond our support.

    For makin whole image clickable – here’s the solution http://support.brankic1979.com/forums/topic/hover-on-portfolio-items/


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    #1759

    lwhite726
    Participant

    I followed all of Illusio’s steps yet am still not seeing my Portfolio appear on the home page. The only step I have difficultly with is Step 6. I do not see an item box under Menu. Is this why it is not working? Thanks for your help.


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    #1909

    kdmw2
    Participant

    portfolio

    the portfolio short code has no “submit” button that’s why I’m having a hard time Setting up the Parent Category, I used the short code from PDF file but it didn’t work..


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    #1914

    Brankic1979
    Keymaster

    If you’re using shortcode from the editor, you have to insert right cat_id value.

    Go to dashboard -> Categories, hover over the category you want and check status bar URL. There you’ll see tag_id value (it’s ID of category you need)


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    #2736

    Danygirl
    Participant

    Hello. I’ve followed your steps down to the letter and I just can’t see my portfolio page. The only thing that seems strange, is in step 7, when I generated the shortcode, there was nothing after ‘ID=’. I went to Portfolio Categories, hovered over the main category and got the ID number. Plugged it into the shortcode, but it’s still not working.

    *frustrated!!*

    Thanks in advance for your help.


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