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August 11, 2017 at 12:53 pm #31209
Hi Contrasttv, thanks for the positive feedback!
Regarding Vendors, you can expect an update on that within the next few weeks, definitely something to be excited about 🙂July 21, 2017 at 12:55 pm #31101
Okay, thanks for detailing that, I’ll look into it (might have to borrow someone’s iPad mini!)July 20, 2017 at 5:53 pm #31074
Thank you THPStock, yes its a great theme!
With the header issue – are you referring to the top navigational links overlapping into the logo? If so, we’re aware of that one and hope to resolve it soon but thanks for pointing it out anyway.July 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm #30946
Thanks Songquan!June 30, 2017 at 1:53 pm #30097
If you want to alter just the appearance of how products display in your shop page, go to Symbiostock Express > Shop Settings and there you can edit the number of columns that are displayed, whether you have a sidebar on you shop page etc. There is also an option called ‘Show toggle buttons for list/grid on shop page’ and if you enable that then visitors have the option of viewing products either in a grid or list layout.
If you want to alter the appearance of how search results are displayed go to Symbiostock Express > Misc Settings > Search Results and you can choose between grid or single column layout in there.June 30, 2017 at 1:44 pm #30096
Hi Michel, by search results do you mean your shop page that contains your product list or do you mean the search results that appear after someone searches for a particular keyword? Either way, these functions are controlled by Woocommerce and not the theme. You can customize the display order of your products on your shop page, see this thread:
but you can’t customize the way search results for a particular keyword search is shown.May 19, 2017 at 7:19 pm #29933
That message is correct, you should never manually set your Symbiostock order to Complete, you have to let the Symbiostock processor (cron job) do that. Once you have set an order to ‘Processing’ the next time your cron runs, it will process the order and update it to ‘Complete’. If your cron is not running, then it won’t update, that you might have to look into whether you have set that up properly. You can read about that in this guide:
For now, you can manually run the cron by going to Symbiostock > Settings > System > Symbiostock Processor (cron job) (Run now) -> Click on the Run Now link.
That will run your cron once. Do this then go and refresh your woocommerce orders page, your order should be updated. Manually running the processor on a long term basis will not work, so make sure check whether you have set up the automatic processor properly.February 24, 2017 at 9:15 am #29559
Hi David, please check your private messages via the ‘My Profile’ link on the top right.February 14, 2017 at 11:06 pm #29514
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I just watched your video – some great tips in there and good insight into post processing, especially for people learning the ropes with photography.
I’d love to share your video on Symbiostock’s Facebook & Twitter – would you be okay with that?February 1, 2017 at 10:30 pm #29449
In light of a technical bug whereby some users were unable to download the plugin, the Legacy Importer / Exporter will remain online until the end of February.January 18, 2017 at 4:45 pm #29325
We don’t offer dedicated IPs, however we provide free SSL certificates for our hosting clients and for these you do not require a dedicated IP address. Our SSL certificates are perpetual, 100% compatible with all browsers and as secure as any other SSL.
To install your free SSL certificate, login to your CPanel and follow these instructions:
1) Click on ‘Let’s Encrypt for cPanel’ under Security
2) Under ‘Issue new Certificate’ choose the domain you wish to add SSL to and click on ‘Issue Single’
3) On the next page click ‘Issue’
That’s it! SSL should now be active on that domain and you should see a secure icon when you visit it from your favorite browser. Each certificate issued in this manner expires within 6 months, however the system automatically renews it on your behalf.
These instructions are also available at the bottom of our Installation Guide:
Let us know if you require further assistance!January 17, 2017 at 10:45 pm #29311
Thanks Songquan! I’m glad you found the article to be helpful as that is exactly what we want to provide. Marketing can be overwhelming when you don’t have information to help you navigate it, which is precisely why we want help Symbiostock users to adopt some essential marketing tactics that will help promote your independent sites. As you said, most of us are primarily creative artists and web marketing is a new arena. But a great aspect of being in this community is the ease with which we can work together and help each other gain traction.
Btw, I checked out your website and it’s clear that you’ve put alot of dedication and energy towards your independent site – and you already have a blog in place! Fantastic!January 16, 2017 at 10:03 pm #29301
– Blog about your profession and how you got into it. This is an especially good topic for an introductory blog post and because its a blog, you can really delve into the background of your work and talk passionately about it. A supplementary idea to go with this is that if you have an ‘About’ you page on your website, you can post a link to your blog article from there. ‘About’ pages are often short and biographical in tone so linking to a blog post adds a personal touch to it and also introduces the fact that you have a blog.
– Blog about a recent photo shoot or digital art serious that you worked on. A great benefit to this is that you can link to your media product pages from your blog article. If you’re a travel photographer you can easily blog about the locations you’ve visited and include links to the associated images.
– Similar to the previous idea – you could do something like a ‘behind the scenes’ article to inform your customers about your work process.
– Blog about topics unrelated to your work, such as personal experiences, current affairs issues, your hobbies (ie gardening, cooking, sports). Posting up non-work related topics gives your blog more of an authentic feel and gives the impression that you’re not all about making money from your visitors – which can help build trust.
– Blog about the microstock industry. You could write commentaries on news and announcements, talk about trends, or reflect on the changes that have/or may occur in the industry.
– If you like sharing knowledge about your area of expertise, you could write ‘How To..’ blog articles.
– You could write product review blogs. If you have a new gadget, or professional equipment and you think it’s fantastic (or not) write about it!
– If you had a customer who expressed positive feedback about some work that you did for them – why not write about it!
– Write a post about your own favorite pieces of work – reflect and reveal why you like a particular photograph you took, or illustration you made and what it means to you. Inversely, you could also write about work where you were not very happy with the outcome and discuss why and what you will do differently next time.January 10, 2017 at 8:23 pm #29213
Thanks for your question, you’ve actually highlighted a bug in the theme as those templates, including the portfolio grid, actually do not exist and should not be showing up as template options.
That being said, there is an easy solution for creating a portfolio grid page, you just need to install this cool WordPress plugin called Foo Gallery:
It’s very easy to use. I installed and set up this sample page in less than 5 minutes:
There are customization options, such as being able to specify the size of your thumbnails.
After you create a gallery, you can insert it into any page by copying and pasting the specific gallery’s shortcode into the desired page.
I hope this solution gives you your desired design elements. I think this plugin is a great solution for any theme that does not have built in portfolio mechanisms.
Let me know how you go with it.