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[resolved] Balita Ad Campaign pictures aren't showing... (13 posts)

  1. hpgray
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the Balita theme installed and working great on my localsite. When I transferred the site to a live site, the four ad pictures at the bottom disappeared, but the text for the ad campaign remained. I have poked around in the sql database and I can't seem to figure out why these pictures aren't showing. I have tried reuploading them and changing to different pictures and still nothing shows. Any thoughts?

  2. InfiniteMonk
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you found a fix for this? I'm having the same kind of problem except the pictures were initially displaying on the live site and now - two days from publicly launching it - I've noticed they're completely gone. Not sure if it happened after I updated the latest WordPress version and if maybe that has something to do with it...?

  3. hpgray
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I did! Turns out that I needed to link the pictures. If they don't have a link to a page, they don't work. As soon as I linked them on the same balita manage theme page where you upload them, they worked great.

    Hope this helps you!

  4. InfiniteMonk
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh my goodness thank you!!! Thank you for replying so quickly, and for saving me from developing even more of a headache than I have already! You rock! :D

    I had reached the point where I was just about to lobotomize myself with a metal skewer...

  5. hpgray
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yay! I am glad it worked! That is great news. You are most welcome and no lobotomizing allowed--though I know the feeling. :) Good luck with your public launch!

  6. InfiniteMonk
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you! :D

  7. compositelitmus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is it compulsory to link to a page?

    Can I link to an image?

  8. hpgray
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try linking to an image and see if it works. I think it just needs a link so that it isn't just hanging out without a job to do.

  9. compositelitmus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi hpgray

    I set the link to an existing image file, and it showed up as blank on my home page.

    So basically, I set the Title, the Link and the Custom Ad. I left Upload File as blank. Correct me if I did something wrong.

    No urgency to this, as I found a workaround to my promotion.

    But any feedback to get it working will still be nice.

    Thanks!

  10. hpgray
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you wanting people to click on the text you entered in the custom ad space and have that link to a page? What I found is that if I entered a custom ad, but no picture upload or link, then unclickable text would be in the space. If I added a picture, but no link, then nothing would be there. If I added a picture and a link, then someone could click on the picture and it would link to the page. Perhaps you can make a picture of the custom ad text and have that link to the desired page?

  11. compositelitmus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi hpgray

    I tried out what you said and now when I click on the picture it goes to a page.

    But I do not see the words for the Custom Ad either on the home page or at the link page.

    Any idea why this is happening?

  12. hpgray
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had the same issue--I found that the words ONLY showed when there was no picture, which also meant to clicking/linking to another page. If I wanted to have a static group of words, remove the picture and the link. Then you have text, but no linking ability at all. I ended up making a picture of the text I wanted to use, which isn't great because the jpg doesn't have nearly as much SEO capability as the actual text would.

  13. compositelitmus
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi hpgray

    Good point about the SEO.

    I think I will set this aside, since what I really want is an ad with picture AND words.

    Without the words and only with a picture, no one will know what the promotion is about.

    Thanks so much for your kind help!

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