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Mesocolumn v1.6.5 Released – Now with Customizer Supported


mesocolumn-theme-1.6.5
Ever since WordPress.org requires theme authors to use the customizer to build theme options. The mesocolumn theme’s updates and development had been on hold for a while, well, last updates were around last year, February 2015. There’s lot of tweaking to do so that the theme will pass the WordPress.org theme submission guideline, especially the conversion of theme options into WordPress built-in customizer API settings.

Although i am still provide consistent support in WordPress.org theme forums, i’ve been eager to update the theme with new Customizer API setting. So today, i’m releasing the latest version of the Mesocolumn theme version 1.6.5 with customizer support for more faster and easier theme customization.

Here are some feature updates

Customizer now supported, theme option removed
mesocolumn-customizer

Google web font listing updated
google-web-font-list

Category color and Page color now on their own setting and edit page

Optimize Schema.org markup for posts and breadcrumbs
*can be disable if using other schema.org plugin
meso-schema-pass

Dropdown select when in mobile replaced with custom Mobile Menu
meso-mobile-menu

Further Changelog for version 1.6.5

  • tested with WordPress 4.4.1
  • tested with PHP7 and reconstruct custom functions
  • customizer now fully supported
  • updated Google web fonts listing
  • remove theme options. now using customizer api setting
  • remove category color options. now on posts->category or taxonomy->edit category color
  • remove page color options. now on edit page->page color option
  • remove get_theme_option(), using faster setting query with get_theme_mod()
  • remove ‘sidebar banner setting’ in new customizer setting
  • remove dropdown mobile menu and added new mobile custom menu
  • fixed image alt did not follow image alt text options in media setting
  • fixed post author link with space in url
  • fixed homepage featured category messed up if slider did not show up
  • fixed top header advertisement shortcode issue
  • new option for text count in homepage featured category
  • new option to enable and disable first image grab for featured thumbnails
  • new option separating article and breadcrumb schema options
  • new custom post type multi widget
  • new faq.txt
  • more hooks added for easier child theme customization

Want to try out the latest version? Download and Preview v1.6.5 of Mesocolumn WordPress BuddyPress theme here.

Frequent Ask Questions

Will my theme option, category color and page color removed once updated?
No, it won’t, if you already had options, category and page color saved. When updating the theme, it will initialize the import of old options into new customizer API settings. Although you might want to check some new options added and re-save customizer settings.

For more tips and faq, please read the faq.txt inside the mesocolumn theme folder.

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Ever since WordPress.org requires theme authors to use the customizer to build theme options. The mesocolumn theme's updates and development had been on hold for a while, well, last updates were around last year, February 2015. There's lot of tweaking to do so that the theme will pass the...

38 Comments Already

  1. Hi Richie,

    Thanks for the amazing theme.

    I’m having issues with the post display on the homepage/frontpage. Previously, I did not setup any home featured category, so it shows the latest post I have.

    Then I tested out the home featured category, but I like the latest post view better. And now I can’t seem to revert back to the latest posting view. No post comes up on the front page even though I set it to the option “select a category”.

    How to I make it show the latest post in the front page?

    Thanks.

    Public CommentUserHi Richie, Thanks for the amazing theme. I'm having issues with the post display on the homepage/frontpage. Previously, I did not setup any home featured category, so it shows the latest post I have. Then I tested out the home featured category, but I like the latest post view better. And now I can't seem to revert back to the latest posting view. No post comes up on the front page even though I set it to the option "select a category". How to I make it show the latest post in the front page? Thanks.
    • its an issue in v1.6.5.1, replace your current index.php with this code from later v1.6.6
      http://pastebin.com/rf2uxjab

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorits an issue in v1.6.5.1, replace your current index.php with this code from later v1.6.6 http://pastebin.com/rf2uxjab
      • Hi Richie,

        Works perfectly. Thank you very much.

        Public CommentUserHi Richie, Works perfectly. Thank you very much.
  2. wow thanks I finally figured it out I unfortunately wiped out my WordPress and reinstalled it I thought itz my fault during installation but thanks a lot I have finally resolved it.

    Public CommentUserwow thanks I finally figured it out I unfortunately wiped out my WordPress and reinstalled it I thought itz my fault during installation but thanks a lot I have finally resolved it.
  3. Mr Richie I have issue with the mobile layout I can’t find the top menu in my mobile view e.g Home,Activity, members, group it shows only my Website Name title and a black top header I want the top menu listed to appear as a Menu icon for navigation into any page in my mobile view layout thanks please give me steps to resolving this. I want my top menu to appear just as Top menu is appearing Under dezzain and web designs at the top of this website of yours.

    Public CommentUserMr Richie I have issue with the mobile layout I can’t find the top menu in my mobile view e.g Home,Activity, members, group it shows only my Website Name title and a black top header I want the top menu listed to appear as a Menu icon for navigation into any page in my mobile view layout thanks please give me steps to resolving this. I want my top menu to appear just as Top menu is appearing Under dezzain and web designs at the top of this website of yours.
    • did you setup menus for mobile in wp-admin->appeareance->menus->location->mobile?

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratordid you setup menus for mobile in wp-admin->appeareance->menus->location->mobile?
      • Sorry Richie I didn’t see appeareance menu in dashboard. So how to fix it. I very thank you if you would help me. thank you

        Public CommentUserSorry Richie I didn't see appeareance menu in dashboard. So how to fix it. I very thank you if you would help me. thank you
        • go to wp-admin/ you’ll see appearance menu near plugin menu in left dashboard.

          Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorgo to wp-admin/ you'll see appearance menu near plugin menu in left dashboard.
  4. Hello I’m beginner I want to change top menu when I’m changing top menu automatically its appearing in primary menu how to get rid off this iwant to make unique menu

    Public CommentUserHello I'm beginner I want to change top menu when I'm changing top menu automatically its appearing in primary menu how to get rid off this iwant to make unique menu
  5. Menu is not displaying at all in the mobile browsers //ruthyrelationships.com

    Public CommentUserMenu is not displaying at all in the mobile browsers //ruthyrelationships.com
    • mobile view use mobile menu. i see the mobile menu tho…

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratormobile view use mobile menu. i see the mobile menu tho...
  6. Hello,
    I reviewed the demo on the topic and found that in Tabbed sidebar menu you put – “Popular”. How do you set this menu? I tried in Custom articles, but come the same as those shown in “Recent post” Please advice how to set up “popular” in my menu!

    Public CommentUserHello, I reviewed the demo on the topic and found that in Tabbed sidebar menu you put - "Popular". How do you set this menu? I tried in Custom articles, but come the same as those shown in "Recent post" Please advice how to set up "popular" in my menu!
    • its the most commented post.

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorits the most commented post.
  7. after update it, i have two footer line. Advice please Richie?

    Public CommentUserafter update it, i have two footer line. Advice please Richie?
    • if you’re using child theme, might need to update child footer.php.
      clear cache also.

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorif you're using child theme, might need to update child footer.php. clear cache also.
      • i think i don’t using child theme. How to check it?

        Public CommentUseri think i don't using child theme. How to check it?
  8. Hi Richie,
    I just updated the theme. After the update I can’t see post images, excerpts, read more.. on latest post view except the post titles. But everything is visible withing WordPress preview.
    I even deleted the theme and re-installed but still the same.
    I have latest version of WP.

    Thanks in advance for help.

    Public CommentUserHi Richie, I just updated the theme. After the update I can't see post images, excerpts, read more.. on latest post view except the post titles. But everything is visible withing WordPress preview. I even deleted the theme and re-installed but still the same. I have latest version of WP. Thanks in advance for help.
    • at least try and resave/recheck the NEW customizer before posting issue, most of the issue can be solved easily on saving and check every option in new customizer.

      need to edit the number and save in customize->homepage featured category->layout style->excerpt count
      @image
      need to enable grab image in customizer->general->posts->enable auto grab first image.

      or reset the customizer setting, on top left of ‘save’ button in customizer.

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorat least try and resave/recheck the NEW customizer before posting issue, most of the issue can be solved easily on saving and check every option in new customizer. need to edit the number and save in customize->homepage featured category->layout style->excerpt count @image need to enable grab image in customizer->general->posts->enable auto grab first image. or reset the customizer setting, on top left of 'save' button in customizer.
      • Thanks. I tried to reset each one by one and finally got back most of the original site though I am still missing something.

        Public CommentUserThanks. I tried to reset each one by one and finally got back most of the original site though I am still missing something.
        • what’s missing???

          Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorwhat's missing???
          • “Read more” is still not appearing.

            Public CommentUser"Read more" is still not appearing.
          • be more specific..which part? in blog list? in homepage featured category? etc..don’t think homepage featured category had read more link.

            Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorbe more specific..which part? in blog list? in homepage featured category? etc..don't think homepage featured category had read more link.
          • “Read more” is missing on the blog list (latest posts list on home page).

            Public CommentUser"Read more" is missing on the blog list (latest posts list on home page).
          • did you edit the customzer->general->posts->excerpt text?

            Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratordid you edit the customzer->general->posts->excerpt text?
          • Yes, I tried that too, but still not coming. My settings are

            Blog Post Style = Default
            Enable First Image Grab = Enable
            Enter Post Excerpt More Text = Read more
            Enter Post Excerpt Count = 30

            I tried changing all options, but still does not work.

            Public CommentUserYes, I tried that too, but still not coming. My settings are Blog Post Style = Default Enable First Image Grab = Enable Enter Post Excerpt More Text = Read more Enter Post Excerpt Count = 30 I tried changing all options, but still does not work.
          • they are showing fine to me in //www.civilenggonline.com/category/featured/
            a box with ‘read more…’

            Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorthey are showing fine to me in //www.civilenggonline.com/category/featured/ a box with 'read more...'
  9. Just updated to the latest version and my images have disappeared. Advice please?

    Public CommentUserJust updated to the latest version and my images have disappeared. Advice please?
    • Also, the site title has gone.

      Public CommentUserAlso, the site title has gone.
      • resave customize->color->text color

        Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorresave customize->color->text color
    • new version had option to disable auto grab image in post IF no featured image attach. it is disable by default.

      you can enable them in customize->general->posts->Enable First Image Grab for Featured Thumbnails->enable it.

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratornew version had option to disable auto grab image in post IF no featured image attach. it is disable by default. you can enable them in customize->general->posts->Enable First Image Grab for Featured Thumbnails->enable it.
      • All sorted, many thanks for your prompt help.

        Public CommentUserAll sorted, many thanks for your prompt help.
  10. Hello mister Richie

    I use your theme since couple of years and it’s works perfectly.
    I update 1.6.5.1 today but my website is blank now… ouch !

    Instantly, i re-upload old version for good work.

    How i repair that please ?

    Public CommentUserHello mister Richie I use your theme since couple of years and it's works perfectly. I update 1.6.5.1 today but my website is blank now... ouch ! Instantly, i re-upload old version for good work. How i repair that please ?
    • check your wp version. best would be 4.3 and up.

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorcheck your wp version. best would be 4.3 and up.
      • 4.4.1 🙂

        I create a new theme child and its OK.
        Thanks for attention.

        Public CommentUser4.4.1 :) I create a new theme child and its OK. Thanks for attention.
  11. Hi Richie
    can i have some dummy data or xml file to install it
    Your theme in the demo is so beautiful but when i install it is not the same thing thank you

    Public CommentUserHi Richie can i have some dummy data or xml file to install it Your theme in the demo is so beautiful but when i install it is not the same thing thank you
    • no, the theme did not have demo data ready.

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorno, the theme did not have demo data ready.
  12. Hi Richie,

    Thanks for your great theme. Actually, I’ve just use 1.6.4 mesocoloumn template. If I would like to update it to 1.6.5, how I can get it done perfectly?

    Do I need to remove the old one then do re install for 1.6.5? If it is yes, does my old configuration will deleted?

    or any other way to do update?

    Need your advice.

    Public CommentUserHi Richie, Thanks for your great theme. Actually, I've just use 1.6.4 mesocoloumn template. If I would like to update it to 1.6.5, how I can get it done perfectly? Do I need to remove the old one then do re install for 1.6.5? If it is yes, does my old configuration will deleted? or any other way to do update? Need your advice.
    • just delete the old theme and upload the new one, setting should auto import in admin backend.
      also make sure make backup of old theme if you had edit the templates.

      Member of DEZZAIN.COMAdministratorjust delete the old theme and upload the new one, setting should auto import in admin backend. also make sure make backup of old theme if you had edit the templates.

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