[FIXED] Fatal error: Allowed memory size of … exhausted WordPress
Jun29

[FIXED] Fatal error: Allowed memory size of … exhausted WordPress

I finally fixed the memory error I was getting on my wordpress site. This is what the problem was. I searched and searched for the answer to why this was happening to me and my site. Allowed memory size of 268435456 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 81 bytes) in /home1/MYSITE/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1775 It was always the same “answer”. 1. set memory limit to 256MB into the php5.ini 2. set...

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One Engine : Contact Form Placeholder Color
Nov24

One Engine : Contact Form Placeholder Color

How to change the PlaceHolder text color for Contact 7 form in One Engine! Just when I thought I had covered everything for setting up a great Contact Form 7 … haha This is a quick tutorial on how to change the place holder text color. You want to go to theme options -> custom css and add the following code. These four lines will set up the pseudo-classes for the major browsers. ::-webkit-input-placeholder { color: red; }...

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OneEngine | Contact Form Validation / Design Issues Fixed
Nov24

OneEngine | Contact Form Validation / Design Issues Fixed

Finally, Contact Form 7 Validation and Design Issues are Fixed! Sorry, for the delay. I have been busy and thought this issue would be harder to solve than it actually was. Now all the required fields are validated before the mail is able to be sent, but we keep the slick layout design. Also, the error, sent and other messages do not show up over the send button. The process is documented in the video below.  You can see the code txt...

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One Engine: Non English Main Menu / Portfolio Items
Nov18

One Engine: Non English Main Menu / Portfolio Items

Not everyone reads / speaks English! This is a very quick tutorial on how you can use any language for the main menu and portfolio filter in Engine Themes’ One Engine. It is quite easy. Essentially you just need to make sure you are only using special characters on the labels for the website itself, or what your visitors see and non-special characters on the back end. Watch the video tutorial to see how to do this quickly and...

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One Engine Tutorial : Very First Steps
Nov13

One Engine Tutorial : Very First Steps

Derp, this probably should have been the first tutorial! I have made a few One Engine tutorials over the past couple of months and people have been appreciative… and, oh yeah, on a side note, the One Engine community is awesome saying thanks!! 😀 One question that has been asked a lot is stemming from the initial set up. People saying the theme doesn’t look or work right. I addressed the main issue in an earlier text post,...

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OneEngine : Change Portfolio Get in Touch & Hover Icon
Nov12

OneEngine : Change Portfolio Get in Touch & Hover Icon

How to Change the Portfolio Block’s “Get in touch” text & Hover Icon! First up we will change the hover icon for the portfolio section. The One Engine theme uses Font Awesome Icons so it is super easy to change them. All we need to do is change one line of code in the et-portfolio-block.php file. You can use any of the icons found here! In this short video tutorial we are changing the magnifying glass icon to a...

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Allow Contributors to Add Media / Images
Nov06

Allow Contributors to Add Media / Images

Adjust permissions for the different Roles in WordPress! This is super easy. You will be happy you found this tutorial. I was looking around the internets searching for a way to allow my contributors to add images and use the Advanced Responsive Video Embedder plug-in and all I could find seemed either too complicated or required me to ge into the functions php file.. and I was feeling lazy. I found a simple solution though. A free...

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Contributor | Feature Images, Soundcloud, Youtube, Media
Nov06

Contributor | Feature Images, Soundcloud, Youtube, Media

Adding & Working with Media as a WordPress Contributor. The topics covered in this video adding responsive soundcloud players (SoundCloud Shortcode) adding responsive youtube videos (Advanced Responsive Video Embedder) adding responsive vimeo videos (Advanced Responsive Video Embedder) adding feature images adding banner images adding images to a post If you are a wordpress administrator and you are looking to get these plug ins...

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WordPress Tutorial: First Steps as a Contributor
Oct24

WordPress Tutorial: First Steps as a Contributor

How to start making content on a wordpress blog as a contributor! In this quick video tutorial I walk you through the fist steps of being a contributor to my website or any other wordpress site. From setting up your author profile to making your first...

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Add WordPress Subdomain | HostGator | Namecheap
Oct22

Add WordPress Subdomain | HostGator | Namecheap

How to add a wordpress subdomain with Hostgator FTP and Namecheap Domain (2014) ! This is a quick and simple tutorial on how you go about adding a sub domain to one of your main domains. My files are hosted on Hostgator and my Domains through Namecheap. These methods should more or less be the same for other servers and domain hosts. First I set up a sub domain on Hostgator. Then I jump to Namecheap to make and point the new sub...

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One Engine Tutorial: Pricing Link (Internal / External)
Oct16

One Engine Tutorial: Pricing Link (Internal / External)

Get people excited about your prices, and then link them to the top of the page!! whoops, that’s not where that link should take people! This is a quick tutorial on changing where the “sign up” button  takes your website’s visitors on the One Engine theme form Engine Themes. It is fairly easy to do. You just need to get to the et-pricing.php which can be found down this file path on your ftp server — File...

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OneEngine Tutorial: Video in Feature Slider
Oct09

OneEngine Tutorial: Video in Feature Slider

Put a clip from Youtube or Vimeo in the main Slider in the One Engine Theme! First, you need to install the wordpress plugin called “Featured Video Plus“. Just do a quick search for that exact title. Then go into the settings and set it up. Some of you might want the autoplay function, but use this at your own risk. Many web visitors don’t like the auto playing of sound when going to a page. Also, it should already...

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OneEngine Tutorial: Portfolio Hover Color & Opacity
Oct09

OneEngine Tutorial: Portfolio Hover Color & Opacity

Change the Portfolio block’s hover color and opacity! It is quite easy to change the hover color and opacity for the portfolio block. We don’t even have to go into the main files. All that is needed is a few lines of custom CSS. Go to Theme Options -> Custom CSS Add these lines, but using the color and opacity that best suits your needs. *Opacity is how translucent or not the color appears. #portfolio_list div.item a...

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One Engine Tutorial: Slider AutoPlay / Transition Speed
Oct01

One Engine Tutorial: Slider AutoPlay / Transition Speed

Get that Slider Sliding them Slides! In this short video tutorial we will look at making the slider auto rotate through the slides. We will also set the time, or transition speed, it takes before auto rotating to the next slide. While inside the main.js file we will also find where to turn of the navigation arrows on the left and right, if you wanted to do that. The main.js file can be found in:: OneEngine -> JS -> main.js Find...

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One Engine Tutorial: Home Page Issues
Sep02

One Engine Tutorial: Home Page Issues

How to Get the Home Page to Be the Home Page! No video this time. This is just a quick post in regards to a couple of users who seem to be having issues with getting the homepage to be the home page (landing page, main url). Although it has been a while since I have set up One Engine from scratch, I believe the answer lies in the initial customization of the WordPress Theme Template. Once you follow these guidelines the Front Page you...

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One Engine Tutorial: Change ‘get in touch’ & ‘send’ Text
Aug21

One Engine Tutorial: Change ‘get in touch’ & ‘send’ Text

Because “Send” and “Get in Touch” only make sense in English” 😉 I was asked two questions yesterday about possible edits to the contact form. The “send” text on the submit button and the “Get in Touch” text at the top of the form. Both are fairly quick and easy fixes. Let’s do it! Changing the “Send” text. First, the “send” text. Go into the contact...

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One Engine Tutorial: New Page from Main Menu
Aug19

One Engine Tutorial: New Page from Main Menu

External Links in the Main Menu! I got a question from a user about how to add a new page to the blog and then having that page be shown and clickable in the main menu navigation bar in the One Engine wordpress theme. I found the answer on the forum, but figured I would make the video because some of us get a bit sketchy when it comes to modifying scripts. Now, this is only half-way done. I am still trying to learn how to get the over...

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10 Key WordPress Plugs for Musicians
Aug18

10 Key WordPress Plugs for Musicians

I use these, maybe you should too. Here are 10 wordpress plugs that I use for my website. The title of the article is a bit misleading, because all of the plugs are not music related. I wanted to share everything with you though. If you are just setting out with a music blog or any other site these are 10 add ons that you should really think about installing. Advanced Responsive Video Embedder – This plug allows you to embed...

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One Engine Tutorial: Feature Videos for Blog Tumbs
Aug14

One Engine Tutorial: Feature Videos for Blog Tumbs

Get your video work front and center as feature images! In this OneEngine wordpress theme video tutorial we will take a look at the blog section. More specifically making it more of a video portfolio section, although obviously these techniques can be applied as best suites your needs. You will need two plug ins in order to do exactly what I am doing in this tutorial. They are both video oriented plugs, but each has a specific purpose...

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One Engine Tutorial: Main Menu Setup / Linking
Aug14

One Engine Tutorial: Main Menu Setup / Linking

Menus are important… right? The menu structure in any one page theme is a little different than that of a normal site or blog. The OneEngine theme is no different. Instead of setting up menu buttons that link to different pages we need to set up the buttons to link to  different locations on the page. It is fairly simple once you get the hang of it. The process is two stages. First, you need to set up the menu itself. You do...

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One Engine: Remove Title Lines | All or Selectively
Aug08

One Engine: Remove Title Lines | All or Selectively

Get rid of them all or just a few! In this short tutorial we will remove the title lines from the blocks of the One Engine wordpress theme. We can do it a couple different ways. With custom CSS to get rid of them all. Quick and Easy. Or we can get into individual php files for each block we want to manipulate. First method: Just go to the Theme Options menu, then Custom CSS, and add this code: *thanks to kbengmy .heading-title-wrapper...

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One Engine Tutorial: Adjust Portfolio Posts’ Layout
Aug07

One Engine Tutorial: Adjust Portfolio Posts’ Layout

Sometimes the “feature image” is the main feature! For my One Engine wordpress theme’s portfolio section, the feature image isn’ t the main attraction. However, the way the template comes you wouldn’t think that when you click on the thumbnail to open up the posts themselves. The feature image is huge while the secondary content is small and off to the right. Luckily, we can fix that with out too much...

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Tutorial: Contact Form 7 Mail Problem FIXED
Aug05

Tutorial: Contact Form 7 Mail Problem FIXED

Where do all the lost emails go? I have been using the One Engine wordpress theme lately to make quick one page sites for my artists. There were a number of issues to overcome, which can be expected with any free template theme. One such issue was that the Contact Form 7 that is used automatically in the theme wasn’t sending the email. If you do even a rudimentary search you will see that the problem is a common one. Luckily, I...

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OneEngine Tutorial: Slider & Unwanted Text
Aug05

OneEngine Tutorial: Slider & Unwanted Text

Let’s See What We Can Do.. to get rid of that text! Ok. In this tutorial we are going to set up the feature sliders. I will only be using one for my site as a static header image, but I will show you how to add more. Also, I will show you how to get into the php file for the slider to either change or get rid of the text “let’s see what we can do for you”. For slider images I suggest a width of 1500 px and a...

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OneEngine Tutorial: Services Block Clickable Links
Aug05

OneEngine Tutorial: Services Block Clickable Links

Make that PHP your B!t%h! In this, the second video tutorial for the OneEngine wordpress theme we will be setting up the main template, adding a services box, making the text clickable (links), and adding a menu *linking item. Check out the First Tutorial HERE which is about setting things up, the logo, and footer. Creating the main template is actually pretty easy once you know how. You go to the “layout builder” area,...

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OneEngine Tutorial: Contact 7 & Footer
Aug05

OneEngine Tutorial: Contact 7 & Footer

Let’s get this site going! I was looking for a nice one page wordpress theme to set up a couple pages for some artists I have started managing when I found this theme. It’s called OneEngine from EngineThemes.com. It was more-or-less what I was looking for and it was free! Happy Days! Download OneEngine one-page theme! The only issue I had was getting started. It has a lot of changes to the normal wordpress layout and...

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