February 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm #18382
I am using the Executive Theme under Genesis. Working on XAMPP development site (not live yet). My goal is to make the first page lay out exactly like the Demo. Got the header and menu locked in so far, but the slider has been a problem. At first it looked okay except for the images being left justified under the caption area or so it seemed. After a lot of work get the CSS to be exactly like the demo CSS for the slider (using Firebug) I punted and deleted the images from the Portfolio where they were being selected by the slider. I started to reload larger ones 1040 X 445 and right justifying them. Still no go and in fact the height of the slider shrunk to about 15px. But the width is 100%.
What the heck is going on? I cannot get this adjusted at all The pictures are loading, because I can click on them and display those images. My home page is "latest posts" and not static. I have tried so many different combinations to find a clue, but nothing seems to budge the height. the CSS look right on. The arrows display okay too. But the height is collapses. Tried it on Firefox and IE. Same results. Thoughts?February 6, 2013 at 11:30 am #18465
So I dumped all of the pictures in the upload folder. I completely deleted and reinstalled the Executive Theme. I reloaded the portfolio library with three pictures: two that are 1040 X 445 and one that is 700 X 445. Labeled them and point the Genesis Responsive Slider at the Portfolio. That seemed to work just fine, but nothing in the except section set to 29% width. Then I loaded the same images into three separate post pages with title and description and categorized two as "Slider" and one "Uncategorized". Went to view and the slider has reverted to 15px in height. Went back to set the slider to point at the portfolio and everything was fine. Looked pretty much like the DEMO, except those are pointing at posts!
What am I missing here? Why does the slider height collapse? I can click into the 15px high area and it will go to the associated post page. But it will not fully display in the slider.February 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm #18468
Okay, I figured this out for myself. Need to set the "featured image" on the Post Edit page. Who knew!? Went back to WordPress Codex and read that this was something changed in version 3.0 and the way you have to set Post Thumbnails instead of the "insert into Post" button. A theme must support this feature for this to work, which, apparently, Executive indeed does. I am trying to be a bit specific here to help the next person to wander into this "pothole" ...
Everything is cooking nicely now ...
Does anyone know how to set excerpts for images drawn from the Portfolio repository so that they show up in the excerpt area of the slider?
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