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  • #10002

    abbypanda
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    I originally asked some of these as a follow up to an unrelated first question I had but I thought they better deserved their own post:

    1. Having problem with featured images. They are huge and it’s not resizing them

    An example is here:

    http://www.abbymalonephoto.com/snow-dogs/

    No matter how small I size the image it’s too big. On past posts from my other template, the featured image is contained and looks ok. This is blown up. I’ve sized the images down to the size of past featured images and still no luck.

    2. Featured image is not showing on the front page like I want

    3. Old post images are not resized:

    http://www.abbymalonephoto.com/30-days-of-thanks-day-22-family/

    Note the first few images, you can tell by the watermark they are cut off. How can I have it so the template auto sizes them to fit?

    4. How do I set my gravatar Image

    5. On the “page title” and page description:

    I put the code in my site for it not to show the page description but it’s still there.

    Is it possible to have a different text there to the left of the subscribe button on the front page other than the page description. Like what if I want to put my personal slogan or something? And where would I edit just that font specifically.

    #10018

    Susan
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    Post count: 9597

    Abby:

    We recommend asking one question per thread; it does help us and will help you (you might find someone has time to answer a question, but not 5 questions, so they might skip a thread if there are too many questions. (I’m also going to close your other thread, as it was resolved, and you started a new thread here with your questions).

    I’m going to try to answer all your questions, but I can’t do them all at once.

    First of all – for assistance with setting up your theme like the demo, you can go ahead and submit a support ticket here, for “official” support: http://my.studiopress.com/help/

    Ok, to your questions:

    2) I’m seeing a pretty image of a winter landscape on your home page. It appears to be correctly sized. Can you be specific about what is wrong with it?

    4) To set your gravatar image – In your Widgets – look for Genesis User Profile widget. Drag that over to the sidebar where you would like to include it, and edit as you would like it.

    5) I don’t see any description in your header – I see your logo. I’m looking at your site on a Mac with Safari.


    Susan @ Graphically Designing I offer theme customizations I tweet!
    I’ve taken up the challenge! – help me answer some of the unanswered posts

    #10019

    abbypanda
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    Post count: 78

    Ok in the future I’ll do 1 per thread:

    1. I’ll submit a ticket.

    2. I was not referring to the top image. I am referring to the featured image with each post. I have 4 of my recent blog posts on the front page, but the featured images with each post are not showing. An example is this site:

    http://lucadelladora.com

    I found it under the “showcase” If you look at his blog posts at hte bottom, there’s a nice image for each one. Mine aren’t showing up on the front page.

    3. I did not see an answer to this one but again:

    Old post images are not resized:

    http://www.abbymalonephoto.com/30-days-of-thanks-day-22-family/

    Note the first few images, you can tell by the watermark they are cut off. How can I have it so the template auto sizes them to fit?

    4. I believe I have this one taken care of

    5. There is a site title and site description. It is my understanding that the site description is displayed below the top picture of the trees next ot hte subscribe button. My site description is “abby malone photography” it is put there automatically and I want it to say something else and can not figure out how to do it.

     

    #10022

    Susan
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    Post count: 9597

    Abby:

    Sorry – I didn’t answer all your questions – I needed to go back and look at your site; I responded as I had answers.

    When you add the images to your post, how are you setting the size?  Your choices are: Thumbnail; Medium; Large; Full Size.  Your snow dogs picture is a huge file, and it’s inserted the full size image onto the page.

    Are you setting any of the images as “Featured image”? To have them show on the front page, you need to set them as a featured image.

    Sorry about missing the site description part – I was forgetting with the Minimum Theme that it displays under the large image. To change that, go to Customize > Site Title & Tagline


    Susan @ Graphically Designing I offer theme customizations I tweet!
    I’ve taken up the challenge! – help me answer some of the unanswered posts

    #10023

    John
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    Post count: 157

    RE #3, I use Regenerate Thumbnails when I rebuild a site with a new theme. Works like a charm!


    John Sundberg | blackhillswebworks.com
    A WordPress developer’s toolbox: Firebug | WordPress Codex | Google ;)

    #10024

    abbypanda
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    Thank you John and Susan yes, this is why I can see there’s a site problem. I AM setting these images to “featured image” on the post. I did this before on my old templates and it worked no problem, but for whatever reason the “featured image” I select with each post IS NOT showing up on the front page. I really want it to.

     

    #10026

    abbypanda
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    John the regenerate thumbs is working it looks like! The pets page is much better. Now I just need to figure out why the “featured image” is not showing up on the front page w/the posts there. I hope my last post did not come across as rude I did not mean that that way.

    #10030

    John
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    Do you have access to this thread? http://www.studiopress.com/support/showthread.php?t=119583

    Looks like there’s a solution in there for the home page featured images not showing up.


    John Sundberg | blackhillswebworks.com
    A WordPress developer’s toolbox: Firebug | WordPress Codex | Google ;)

    #10035

    John
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    Post count: 157

    Alternatively, in the home.php file in your child theme directory there’s a function that is removing (or just not inserting) thumbnails in the home page grid loop. That function is or should be at the end of home.php.

    You could change these lines:

    'grid_image_size' => 0,
    'grid_image_class' => 'alignnone',

    to these:

    'grid_image_size' => 'featured',
    'grid_image_class' => 'post-image',

    You may need/want to play with those values to arrive at what you’re looking for, but I think that will do it. I’m using Minimum myself on a site I’m developing, but I just removed the home page posts altogether, otherwise I’d try that code edit myself.


    John Sundberg | blackhillswebworks.com
    A WordPress developer’s toolbox: Firebug | WordPress Codex | Google ;)

    #10036

    abbypanda
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    I do not, it asks me to log in and had my info already put in but it did not work

    #10038

    Susan
    Moderator
    Post count: 9597

    otherwise I’d try that code edit myself.

    John – I just tested it on my testing site with the Minimum theme, and it works. Thanks for the reminder that the thumbnail isn’t set by default in the Minimum theme!

    Abby – you won’t need to log into the old forum to read the thread – just follow the suggestion made by John, and a small image will be displayed with your posts  on the home page.


    Susan @ Graphically Designing I offer theme customizations I tweet!
    I’ve taken up the challenge! – help me answer some of the unanswered posts

    #10040

    John
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    Post count: 157

    Susan, thanks for checking on that. Glad it worked!


    John Sundberg | blackhillswebworks.com
    A WordPress developer’s toolbox: Firebug | WordPress Codex | Google ;)

    #10045

    abbypanda
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    I just tried that it locked me out. let me try to fix it via ftp and try again

    it said “syntax error”

    #10047

    abbypanda
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    Post count: 78

    It has worked great, please take a look.

     

    #10053

    John
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    Post count: 157

    Cool. You could tweak that thumbnail size in your Settings > Media Settings so that they fit the available space better. Maybe something like 550 x 280.

    If you do that you might have to run the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin again before they show up, or just update the featured image in those four posts on the home page.


    John Sundberg | blackhillswebworks.com
    A WordPress developer’s toolbox: Firebug | WordPress Codex | Google ;)

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