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March 15, 2018 at 9:55 pm #521236Ferdinand
I’m new to WordPress…. and a bit frustrated.
I’ve spent all day trying to figure out how to create a homepage distinct from all other pages by having a large (header) logo above the nav menu. In all other pages, a smaller logo would sit in the nav menu at the very top of the page. Surprisingly, neither Global locations, nor Child Themes seems to allow for a separate home page. By the time I found the solution—Disable Elements—it doesn’t seem to be functioning.
Any help, greatly appreciated.March 16, 2018 at 9:04 am #521697LeoStaffCustomer Support
Disable element should definitely be there in the layout metabox: https://docs.generatepress.com/article/layout-metabox-overview/
Can you disable maintenance mode so I can see what’s going on?March 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm #521875Ferdinand
I’ve uninstalled and tried reinstalling Premium 1.5.6 but I can’t seem to avoid getting an error this time—not sure if it’s the same one or not:
Installing Theme from uploaded file: gp-premium-1.5.6.zip
Unpacking the package…
Installing the theme…
The package could not be installed. The theme is missing the style.css stylesheet.
Theme installation failed.
I deactivated the maintenance mode plugin along with every other one including my 1&1 webhost’s. I redownloaded the Premium to rule out corruption in file transfer and tried installing Premium with Forefront active instead of GP 2.02. Same thing. Here’s what the Appearance Editor displays if it’s any help:
Main Index Template
readme.txtMarch 16, 2018 at 12:27 pm #521877Ferdinand
I now see that this is a common error. Hopefully, I’ll have resolved the issue by the time you read this.
ThanksMarch 16, 2018 at 2:35 pm #521985LeoStaffCustomer Support
Yup GPP is a plugin: https://docs.generatepress.com/article/missing-style-css/March 16, 2018 at 9:04 pm #522111Ferdinand
Still unavailable after successfully reinstalling Premium 1.5.6 and activating.
I tried activating Disable Elements alone and in combination with other plugins but it’s still not available in the layout metabox. Might deactivated plugins conflict with activated ones? Could my webhost 1&1 have anything to do with it? I even deleted their ‘1&1 Assistant’ plugin which seems to offer no additional functionality—not sure if that was a good idea.March 16, 2018 at 9:15 pm #522113vr51
May be related. I noticed in one of my installs of GP 2.0.2 that the GP files failed to transfer properly from the wordpress.org repository. This prevented the proper function of GP Premium. Resolved it by reinstalling GP 2.0.2 from a zip file. Happened only once and that was with one site a couple of weeks ago, not long after GP 2.0.2 was released.
I see in the thread comments you reinstalled GP Premium. Try reinstalling the main GP theme from zip too.March 16, 2018 at 9:55 pm #522128Ferdinand
| “Try reinstalling the main GP theme from zip too.”
Thanks for the tip but after deleting both GP 2.02 and the 1.5.6 plugin, reinstalling them both from zip files, same thing. I notice that whatever Premium plugin components were active when I deactivated and deleted the plugin become active when I reinstall and reactivate.March 16, 2018 at 10:00 pm #522132TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
What exactly makes it “unavailable”? Can you show me a screenshot of the “Layout” metabox? Does the “Disable Elements” item not appear at all?March 17, 2018 at 9:29 am #522432Ferdinand
“Can you show me a screenshot of the “Layout” metabox? Does the “Disable Elements” item not appear at all?”
Here are two screen shots that I made prior to deleting the entire site, plugins and all, and reinstalling everything in order to get back the 1&1 Assistant plugin which I was unable to find on their site but the plugin page informs me is a ‘must’. Still, the same problem exists. In case the problem is due to plugin code corruption, I’ve pasted the code below the screen shots.
Anything else I can provide to help you help me do the most basic thing: create a home page with a large logo and other pages with just the nav ribbon at the top of the page. It seems such a simple thing but it seems to take me forever.March 17, 2018 at 9:55 am #522451LeoStaffCustomer Support
Ahh you are looking at the wrong spot.
Metabox is on the actual Edit page/post screen: http://www.screencast.com/t/MA5xP9OjRMarch 17, 2018 at 5:26 pm #522697Ferdinand
Now I feel foolish. 😉
But I had come ’round prior to starting from scratch again to wondering why I’d want to disable an element in the (global Theme) Customizer rather than at the (local) page level.
Reflections on my misfortune:
My website is about language. I attribute much of my needlessly wasted time–and yours in responding—to what some call the ‘curse of knowledge’. Now that I know, this seems obvious but it wasn’t at first. So, may I suggest adopting an unambiguous file-naming convention such as the following:
Company initials _ Product name _ Product type _ Version number
generatepress.2.0.2.zip > gp-generatepress-theme_2.0.2.zip
generatepress_child.zip > gp-generatepress_child_theme.zip* OR gp_blank_child_theme.zip
forefront.1.0.4.zip > gp-forefront_theme_1.0.4.zip (This is the design that I immediately liked.)
gp-premium-1.5.6.zip > gp-premium-functionality-plugin_1.5.6,zip
I presume in naming your file, you were following a convention of using the term “premium’ to imply functionality but in your case, it was separate from the actual themes you provide for free. Your naming convention along with my naivety would have initially implied the generatepress_child.zip can only be used with the ‘generatepress’ theme but I doubt that now. It would therefore be to your and your potential customers to rename your files accordinglyMarch 18, 2018 at 9:33 am #523109LeoStaffCustomer Support
Glad you figured out!
Honestly haven’t had too many issues with the naming so it will stay the way as it is for now.
Thanks for your inputs though 🙂October 5, 2018 at 1:09 am #693922gianfranco
please help me. why all has gp202 premium and me not?October 5, 2018 at 3:07 am #694003DavidStaffCustomer Support
i have responded directly to your other topic
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