Purchasing Your Theme


I like the Sparkling Theme and would purchase it if the slide show would work, I could make the home page have a right side bar like the rest of the site and I could remove the copyright inside the footer. Most importantly if my home page can be found. At the moment the home page cannot be found but the other pages can.

My site is at www.spicandspan.winnerswebdesign.co.uk

I could find no way that I could start a new topic inside the Sparkling catergory so I had to make this commment in this section instead.


Made a mistake my site is at www.spicandspan2.winnerswebdesign.co.uk


Thank you for your feedback!

I moved your forum thread to Sparkling category.

  1. First of all theme is free to use and even slider comes with it. You can enable it via Theme Options - Main - “Do You want to display image slider on the Home Page?” then select how many slides you want to view and then select category which you would like to use on front page. For more you can read on theme documentation Sparkling Theme Documentation - Colorlib
  2. Your homepage can’t be found because you haven’t selected it via WordPress Dashboard - Settings - Reading - “A static page (select below)” With your current setup there should be blog but since you don’t have any posts it returns not found error. The same goes with Blog, you nee to select it under “Posts page:” via the same Settings - Reading

If you are going to use Static Page as front page then right sidebar won’t be displayed but you can can easily fix by removing/renaming front-page.php file which you can find inside sparkling folder on your server. You can also edit this page but it will be much easier to just get rid of it because it is not going to show any errors or anything. It will just work.

Like I said theme is free but if you would like to remove copyright notice, I would appreciate if you could donate to support this theme development. The best option is via PayPal where my ID is a.silkalns[at]gmail.com (replace [at] with @) and I will go ahead and explain how this copyrhing information can be easily removed from footer.


Thanks for the help regarding my home page. I have changed the front-page.php and the page works well now.

I am trying to add my slider to the home page. I have gone to Theme Options – Main – category. There is a drop down box but when I click it it is empty. There are no categories to choose from?

Can you please also explain how I can remove your copyright info from the footer?

Thanking you.

Also, I want to create links from the 3 widgets on the right hand side. The link for the top image does not work. It takes me to a page which says


You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Slider will work only with Posts but right now you are only using Pages. There are big difference between those - Pages are usually static that doesn’t get updated and doesn’t show they they are updated such as about page, contact page, services etc. Slider Works only with Posts that are more dynamic and are usually updated from time to time.

In your case you need to create Posts with Featured images and add them to any category that you want them to be displayed and then you will be able to enable slider via Theme Options. For example you would create 3 posts categorized under News, so it will show up in Theme Options and then would work as slider too.

For widgets your code is messed up. Here is how you can use it:

<a href="http://google.com"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-22" src="http://spicandspan2.winnerswebdesign.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/award-winner-sidebar.jpg" alt="award-winner-sidebar" width="294" height="221"></a>

<a href="http://google.com"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-69" src="http://spicandspan2.winnerswebdesign.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/echo-cleaning-sidebar.jpg" alt="echo-cleaning-sidebar" width="294" height="200"></a>

<a href="http://google.com"><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-70" src="http://spicandspan2.winnerswebdesign.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/reduced-cleaning-offer-sidebar.jpg" alt="reduced-cleaning-offer-sidebar" width="600" height="824"></a>

Now banners will link to Google.com, so replace google.com with URL to which you want these banners to point. You will notice that in the code above.

To get rid of footer copyright, please open footer.php file, you can do it via WordPress dashboard - Appearance - Editor and remove the following line and save changes.

<?php sparkling_footer_info(); ?>


Can you please delete this thread as its showing up in search engines. I tried to delete from this end but there is no option to do so. Thanks

@bsugar Could you please tell us the reason why do you want to delete it just because it is displaying in the search engines?