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The responsive mobile theme built into pagelines is excellent, but there's one thing I'm curious about. 


I see that content-width, when viewed from a mobile device, is 100% of the width. And that's great. But many of my readers say that they can't zoom in on pictures. Is there any way to enable them to zoom when viewing from their phone? thanks!


if so, could you point me in the right direction as far as CSS selectors and/or anything else you might be familiar with?

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If I remember correctly, this is set with the viewport in the HTML meta settings.  You'll want to remove the initial-scale=1.0



correction: in every other WP theme that I've found that is responsive, you'd go into the header.php and change the user-scalable=no to "yes" --- but I can't find that in Pagelines Framework.

Have to wait for a mod.

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Hi Brightonkeller


do you have a link to your website we can see this on? 

The answer to many issues can be found by searching in the forum before posting as someone else  may very well have had the same problem before you have.  Also, reading the documentation can help you gain a good understanding of how everything works. 


Please do not send me private messages. Occam's razor - The principle states "Keep things simple!"

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Brighton, I just looked at your site on my Samsung Galaxy III and after a rather slow load for all the images, I was able to use the standard method of stretching an image without any difficulty.  I could pinch to shrink, spread to expand with prompt results.  I tried many of the pics on your homepage.


Are your customers saying that his happens on a particular type of mobile device, like an iPhone, iPad, Kindle, etc?

Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

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Hey Rob,


I think most of the viewers that have contacted me are using an iphone. But now I'm more concerned with the slow load time. Shoot. I have been working on my page loading speed for months now and thought I had finally gotten somewhere! ha. I'm using a CDN, smaller images (550px width compressed in photoshop), and limited my number of plugins. Maybe I need to start another discussion top here, but off the top of your head, do you have any immediate suggestions that come to mind? (when you viewed my site)

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James B

Hi Brighton


I've just tested on an iphone and the images have loaded quite quickly, nothing seemed to take long time, as i scrolled down the pages subsequent images came up the same.


The only instance of the viewport/zooming code I can find is in library.templates.php file.


Removes viewport scaling on Phones, Tablets, etc.
    if(!ploption('disable_mobile_view', $oset) && !apply_filters( 'disable_mobile_view', '' ))
        echo '<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1" />';


I've also found this article in case it helps, I think this explains what the Framework does, it uses css scaling instead of allowing the zoom feature. http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/responsive-for-mobile-screens/

Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

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