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How to Use Basic Plugins & Slightly Alter Theme (2 posts)

  1. snicksocks
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My website, Projectisimo is in its development stages. I am having some problems in using the post slider plugin, Featured Content Slider. It is in my 'Settings' but I cannot find it in my website.

    Also, the theme I am using, Zincious, does not let me write the name of my website on it. I would like to change that to Projectisimo.

    My Slider on the home page is brown and I would like to change that colour to Black. There are some instructions on how to edit Zincious on this page but, being new to WordPress and web design, I have no clue what they mean.

    Also, for the thumbnails (or whatever you call them, the images), on the home page both in the slider and under it, I was wondering how to put an image in. Do I just put an image in my post and it will appear as a thumbnail? Thanks.

    I would also like to install my Featured Content Slider onto the 'Featured' page of my blog.

    Please can you help? I'm new to WordPress and am REALLY confused.

  2. vtxyzzy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I do not use Zincious, so take the following with a grain of salt.

    The Zincious theme seems to come with some nice features pre-configured, but does not seem that easy to customize for some of them. You might look for a different theme if you need to make many changes. Two that I like are Suffusion and Weaver II.

    The recommended way to change the site title is to edit the image file '/wp-content/themes/zincious/images/site-name.png'.

    A 'quick and dirty' way to do it is to add these lines to the end of style.css:

    #header .title a {
      background-image: none !important;
      text-indent: 0 !important;
    }

    You really should create a Child theme to make your changes. If you do not, all of your changes will be lost if you update your theme.

    I think the background on the slider can be changed by adding these lines to the end of style.css:

    div#slideshow .list {
       background-color: pink;
       border: 4px solid green;
    }

    Of course, you will want to change the colors, and maybe take out the border line.

    The images seem to come from 'Featured Images' which are added to Posts. Create your post and scroll down until you see the 'Featured Image' box on the right. Click 'Set featured image' and follow the instructions.

    Adding the Featured Content Slider to the Featured page might be a little trickier, depending on how the page works. You can try adding the '[featslider]' shortcode in the text of your page. If that does not work, you will probably need to create a custom template for that page (coding required!).

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