January 11, 2013 at 11:52 am #11273
So I've tried the Genesis Responsive Slider on several websites now, and I like it, except for one annoying bug. There is no good way to set the order, in which the slides show up - well there is, but it doesn't work. Actually, there doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason as to what order it displays the images in.
Currently, I have four slides, each with its own image. These four slides are made up of Post IDs 1, 27, 30 & 33.
I have "ID" selected in the "ORDER BY" setting and the images are displaying in exactly the reverse order. However, when I change the "ORDER BY" to "DATE" I can't figure out why it is displaying the order it is. The dates/times each of these four posts were created, are exactly in the same order: 1, 27, 30 & 33, yet I get a different order altogether.
I've even tried putting my Post ID's in the "List which post IDs to include / exclude. (1,2,3,4 for example)" area, in reverse order and that doesn't work either.
It's almost like the "ORDER BY" setting is defined and it doesn't actually change, regardless of what you select in the "ORDER BY" drop down.
January 20, 2013 at 8:39 pm #13386
I have the same problem. Good luck getting an answer in here though
I'm just going to mess around. If I find a solution I'll let you know.January 20, 2013 at 8:43 pm #13389
Check this thread out in the old archive forums. Worked for me:January 20, 2013 at 8:56 pm #13392
From what I understand, the slider places images by date order of the post/page. It appears that any other kind of setting for order doesn't work.
(confirmed by the link posted by @theand - new users can't access the old forums, so I wanted to provide the gist of the response here.)
January 20, 2013 at 9:24 pm #13405
Try adding this plugin called Order Up! Custom Post Order - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/order-up-custom-post-order/. It's a drag and drop in the order you want them. It works for me on a client site.
**added this** They also have Custom Page Order too - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/order-up-custom-page-order/.January 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm #14101
While I appreciate the responses, so far, your answers only amplify the problem. StudioPress/Genesis is releasing themes with built-in problems and charging people for them.
Not only has the Genesis Responsive Slider not been updated since last year, but it hasn't been updated since the latest release of Genesis. Then, on top of this, there is an issue with the functionality of the slider, in that the methods provided, to organize the display of the images, don't work.
If StudioPress/Genesis is going to make themes available, for sale, which require other plugins, for full functionality, the plugin should be required to be as up to date as Genesis and the Child Theme.
January 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm #14108
Have you posted in the plugin's support forum yet? http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/genesis-responsive-slider
And, regarding your feedback to StudioPress, I'll suggest creating a support ticket!
January 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm #14113
To add another response to the actual technical issue:
I just oversaw the source code of this plugin and IMHO there's a bug with the "order" setting option not being set, "order" means "ascending" or "descending" according to WordPress codex. The option setting for "orderby" seems all correct (that's the drop-down in the slider admin settings). In my opinion the issue herein lies this way that the order has to be enforced with the "order" option.
I'll just ping the developer...
January 23, 2013 at 2:44 pm #14118
That would be great David. I have just been using the other plugin, but if they can get this fixed I can remove it and not be dependent on it anymore.January 23, 2013 at 3:23 pm #14140
@deckerweb - No, I haven't submitted a support ticket through WordPress.org yet. If you haven't done that already, I'd be happy to go ahead and submit the ticket.
I started with this forum, as the Plugin is required for full functionality of Genesis' Outreach Child Theme and it is one of the "LISTED" plugins, found on the StudioPress website (http://www.studiopress.com/plugins/genesis-responsive-slider). I know there are plenty of plugins for Genesis, which are not developed by StudioPress, but for me, if a plugin is used in an "OFFICIALLY" supported child theme, the plugin, itself should have been verified to work.
An unofficial Genesis plugin, should never be part of an "OFFICIALLY" supported child theme, for this exact reason. Either build the functionality, directly into the theme and provide support for the whole thing, or use the plugin, but provide support for both the theme and the plugin.
Oh, and FYI: The "Responsive Slider" doesn't seem to be that responsive, either.
Ok, ok, I'll get off my soap box!
Now, I have a recommendation on how to fix this...
Allow the developer to define the specific order, by ID, instead of using a pre-defined “ascending” or “descending” option. Let me create a list, separated by commas, showing the IDs of the pages/posts, in the exact order I want them to occur.
January 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm #14149
The default ordering of a WP query is descending. So when you chose order by ID it is order by ID descending. WP_Query does not have the functionality to retrieve in a predefine order of IDs (but it may be coming in 3.6).
If you want to do a specific order and cannot do it using one of the provided options then
create a page for each post matching the last slide you want with the first page you create
set the Genesis SEO redirect on the page to the post
set the IDs in the slider to be the IDs of the pages you created.
January 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm #14153
Pooh, that means I still use my plugin. Thanks for chiming in Ron!January 23, 2013 at 3:44 pm #14154
@ron rennick - thanks for your input. Your solution does work, as I have done, exactly that on one website. I came up with that idea, about a week ago, when trying to find a temporary work around for this issue.
Again though, your response amplifies the problem. StudioPress/Genesis released the Outreach Child theme, with a built-in problem. No one wants to jump through a whole bunch of hoops, to use a theme they had to pay for. It should just work.
January 24, 2013 at 7:59 am #14289
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