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[resolved] Easier way to post to scroll? (7 posts)

  1. cre8ve1
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hello,

    I'm now using your scroll to display latest news titles with a thumbnail.

    Is there a faster way than the following steps I am taking for the scroll to automatically pull from a blog (news) post?

    1. Create a new post, add content and add featured image
    2. Select post to have a category for the press slider
    3. Add press to have same title and featured image as the post
    4. Copy the link for the post and paste it into the press"URL to the article"
    5. Publish both

    This seems pretty time consuming.

    Also, if my news title is longer than the thumbnail of the photo, the photo stays left aligned. How can I center this over the title copy?

    Thanks in advance!

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/press-page/

  2. cre8ve1
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I figured out how to center the text with the thumbnail...

    However, my 'scrollingHotSpotRight' doesn't work and I can't change these intervals to get a slow and smooth scroll no matter what I change the numbers to:
    hotSpotScrollingStep: 30,
    hotSpotScrollingInterval: 200,

    I did read all the documentation on: http://www.smoothdivscroll.com/

  3. Chris Reynolds
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    How you're using the plugin isn't how it was intended. It wasn't built to be a way to display your blog posts. If that's what you are trying to do, you'd be far better off just taking the plugin and changing the code to remove the custom post type and use regular blog posts in the scroll rather than the Press posts. Then you can make whatever changes to the javascript you wanted.

  4. cre8ve1
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I guess I was under the impression it could work this way. In the documentation, it says that you can do Mixed Content. http://www.smoothdivscroll.com/mixedContent.html

    I guess this would could be a decent alternative to what I'm looking to do. Is this feasible?

  5. Chris Reynolds
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    I'm sorry I wasn't clear. The jQuery plugin (SmoothDivScroll) can do this. This WordPress plugin was not designed to do the thing you are trying to do. Which is why I suggested forking it to make it do the thing you are trying to do. I did not write the javascript, I'm only implementing it in a specific WordPress plugin that was built to display a gallery of images with links using that jQuery plugin. Does that make sense?

    Part of the reason I built this plugin was because there were no other plugins in the WordPress repository using SmoothDivScroll (not on the front-end, at least), so your best bet for an alternative that does the thing you want is to take this WordPress plugin and fork it to behave the way you want it to.

  6. cre8ve1
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Alright - thanks, Chris!

  7. Chris Reynolds
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    No problem. Hit me up on Twitter if you start pulling apart the code and have questions about anything. Honestly, I think modifying this plugin to be used for regular blog posts is probably easier than how I'm using it. :)

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