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[resolved] Widget image size (8 posts)

  1. Bettina
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I've installed the plugin, set the size in the settings to 190 width and 250 height. Then I went and prepared images for the slideshow with 250 wide and 190 high, which is what I wanted. I realised my mistake in the settings and changed the settings around. They are correct now.
    Then I added the widget to the sidebar but it crops the pictures to 190 (keeping them 190 high).
    I've searched here and tried to use metatags in the widget itself [meteor_slideshow slideshow="youth" metadata="height: 190, width: 250"]But when I click save it changes it to [meteor_slideshow slideshow= so there's no override happening.

    What do I try next? What did/do I do wrong?
    Thanks

    Link to page

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/meteor-slides/

  2. Gillian
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Having now changed your width and height to the correct settings you just need to re-upload your pictures which match those settings and all will be well :-)

  3. Bettina
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, but the pictures are the right size.

  4. Gillian
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  5. Bettina
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Then I delete that plugin right away. What a pain. I have too many pictures and if I have to re-upload them every time I change the settings despite them begin the right size then something is very wrong with the plugin. I don't have the time for that.
    Doesn't even make sense.

    anyway, thanks for trying, but this is not useful for me at all.

  6. Gillian
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, before you do anything too drastic wait until Josh (the plug-in author) comes along later - he'll probably have a better solution for you if you want to keep changing the size of your pictures.

  7. Bettina
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes I won't just yet. Still trying to think this through.

    It also seems, by reading through various posts here, that you absolutely can't use an image that already exists via choosing it in the media uploader. Instead you have to upload it as you create the slide.
    That's what I did, I uploaded them all at once, changed them all at once (alt, tag and stuff) and then choose them from the media library when creating a slide.
    It must be this because If I remember correctly I did change the size before I uploaded, might be wrong though.

    But what if I use that one slideshow now and then later I decide to use a different size one (as I might just do), then change the settings, and then have to go back to change each slide in each slideshow again, that's just plain not on. :(
    I'm planning of having 10-20 slides per slideshow. I must be able to choose them from the media library instead of having to load them again and again. Never mind not having to go back to redo existing slideshows.

  8. Josh Leuze
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Bettina, did you get the slideshow size figured out? The images are sized to fit the slideshow when they are uploaded so if you had the dimensions backwards they would have been cropped.

    The simplest way to fix that if you have a few slides is to re-upload the images. If you have a lot of images, you can use a plugin to regenerate the image sizes: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/

    If you decide to use a different sized slideshow later, you will need to make sure that the slideshow dimensions match the largest slideshow and the smaller ones are set using metadata. Take a look at this tutorial on multiple slideshows with different sizes for more info on how to do this.

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