Minimum Theme: Rotate Home Page Image

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  • #11991

    Anita
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    I saw this discussion, however it does not give the outcome of how to rotate the image. I just want to have 3 rotating images that don’t link anywhere. Is there a simple way to do this with Minimum?


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    #12193

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    I am using a very simple image rotation script to do this. The code is here:

    http://snipplr.com/view/69502/basic-php-image-rotation/

    #12295

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    Thank you @goddess. But how do I use it? It says to save it as rotate.php. What file folder do I copy this to? Where do I save the images and how do I get it to work with Minimum? I don’t code :)


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    #12314

    goddess
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    In my theme files, the images folder, I made a new folder called home-page. In it, I included the rotate.php file and all the images I wanted to rotate. YOu can add or delete images from rotation merely by adding or deleting them from that folder.

    Then, in functions.php, should be around line 70, replace the call to /images/sample.jpg to this: /images/home-page/rotate.php

    That’s it!

    #13864

    cdils
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    Another option is to use the Genesis Responsive Slider, create posts using the desired images as the post featured image, and then set the slider to “do not link to post”.

    You’ll have to modify functions.php (like Goddess said, around line 70) to remove sample.jpg and insert the slider, like this:
    if ( is_home() ) {
    echo ‘<div id=”home-featured”><div class=”wrap”>’;
    genesis_widget_area( ‘home-slider’, array( ‘before’ => ‘<div class=”home-slider widget-area”>’, ) );
    echo ‘</div></div>’;
    }
    Cheers,

    Carrie


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    #13884

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    Hi Carrie, thanks for replying. How would I keep those posts from showing up in the Archive or being picked up by the search engines?


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    #13895

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    For those individual posts you can go to the Edit Posts > Theme SEO Settings and opt to make the page not archived and not indexed. :)


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    #13897

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    Oh, great! Thanks!


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    #14581

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    One more question, what should the slider settings be set at to get the full width like the original image?


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    #14588

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    The original image in the demo is 1600×600. :)


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    #14589

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    Hummmm, now I have two big images on there. The original image and the slider image.

    Did I register the slider widget correctly:

    genesis_register_sidebar( array(
    ‘id’                 => ‘home-featured’, // Feel free to use a more meaningful name here
    ‘name’             => __( ‘Slider’, ‘minimum’ ),
    ‘description’ => __( ‘This is a description of my new widget area’, ‘minimum’ ),
    ) );


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    #14590

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    Oh, here is what’s in the featured area:

    /** Add the featured image section */
    add_action( ‘genesis_after_header’, ‘minimum_featured_image’ );
    function minimum_featured_image() {
    if ( is_home() ) {
    echo ‘<div id=”home-featured”><div class=”wrap”>’;
    genesis_widget_area( ‘home-slider’, array( ‘before’ => ‘<div class=”home-slider widget-area”>’, ) );
    echo ‘</div></div>’;
    }
    elseif ( is_singular( array( ‘post’, ‘page’ ) ) && has_post_thumbnail() ){
    echo ‘<div id=”featured-image”>’;
    echo get_the_post_thumbnail($thumbnail->ID, ‘header’);
    echo ‘</div>’;
    }
    }


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    #15286

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    I responded above. I have played around with the code and still get two featured images on the home page. What did I do wrong in the code provided above?


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    #15294

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    So I had to scrap all the custom code and start from the beginning. I have the slider in there but why isn’t it full width like the original sample image? I have the slider set at 1600 x 600 and yet it’s not showing up that way. What am I doing wrong and will this even work? There’s the board around the slider, etc., I wanted a fading image the size and appearance of the sample image. This isn’t giving me that effect.


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    #15300

    cdils
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    Hi Anita,

    Can you post a link? You may need to edit the CSS for the slider to be the same dimensions. Also, do you use Firebug? That should show you where the border is coming from so that you can remove that from your CSS.

    Carrie


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