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[resolved] Featured post up top, then four-post row (18 posts)

  1. RyanJenkins
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi, Konstantin,

    I love the theme, but I am trying to make it look like it does on your site (http://wpmag.ru) and in the preview thumbnail for the theme. I'd like one big featured post at the top of the site with a paragraph next to it, and then four smaller featured posts below it in a row. (And then all the rest of the posts.)

    I don't see any options to customize the theme like that. I tried tagging a post as "featured" but it did not make a difference. Is there something I'm missing?

    Best,
    Ryan

  2. Konstantin Kovshenin
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hey there! You can set posts as featured by setting them as sticky: http://codex.wordpress.org/Sticky_Posts

    Hope that helps!

  3. RyanJenkins
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Great! That put the one large post at the top. And if I set several posts as sticky, they will appear below the top one in a row?

  4. Konstantin Kovshenin
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    Yup, up to five featured posts total.

  5. backtogeek
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Perfect however is there a way to make it not affect the right hand column , right now the featured posts push the right hand widget column to far down?

  6. Konstantin Kovshenin
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    The sidebar is below the featured posts section by design, but I'm sure you can change that with some smart CSS.

  7. backtogeek
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    I see, not a huge issue, obviously not great putting stuff that far below the fold but liveable :)

  8. chloesweb
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi - I also love the theme and the look you have on your website and thumbnail. I understand the 'sticky post' check but how do I get the image on the left and text on the right in the feature post?

  9. Konstantin Kovshenin
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    @chloesweb that's the default behavior, though since the theme is responsive, it'll throw the excerpts below the thumbnails on smaller screens.

  10. chloesweb
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Thank you Konstantin. I figured out I wasn't adding a 'feature image'.

  11. fireflip
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi Konstantin,

    Thanks for making such a nice, flexible theme!

    I like your "five featured posts" so much that I'm wanting it for my front page. However, I would prefer there to *only* be the five posts on the front page.

    Do you have any advice on how I could set up a secondary posts page that would hold all the rest of the "non-sticky posts" so they wouldn't show up on my home page?

    Thank you!

  12. Konstantin Kovshenin
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    @fireflip thanks! I don't think that's possible without altering the code in the template files, but you can use a Child Theme to do so!

  13. fireflip
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Very cool, thanks for getting back to me!

  14. Jason Bridges
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hello Konstantin,

    Very nice theme, thank you!

    I would also like my site to look like your preview thumbnail for this theme, 1 story at the top, then 4 underneath that in a row, imagine it like this:

    _______
    _ _ _ _

    I have set my 5 posts as "sticky", but they appear all underneath each other. How can I have the bottom 4 next to each other?

    Regards,

    Jason

  15. Konstantin Kovshenin
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    Jason, thanks! You haven't provided a URL for your website, so I can not check. Since the theme is responsive, it may be your screen is too narrow for all four posts to fit horizontally, so the theme automatically aligns them vertically.

  16. Jason Bridges
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    So sorry, but it is my first site and it is far from done :) Ah, it is responsive! I zoomed out and it obviously put everything as it should be, sorry for troubling you!

    Though, is there maybe a way to not show the article text on the home page for the 4 lower sticky posts? If not, maybe limit the amount of characters that show?

  17. Konstantin Kovshenin
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    Jason, only the excerpt is shown for all articles on the home page and other archive pages. You can customize that for each post using the Excerpt box when editing the post, or by using the "more tag" in the post content.

  18. Jason Bridges
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Never knew about the excerpt box, that worked 100%. Will read about the "more tag" later, thank you very much for all your help.

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