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Re-establishing The Front Page Slider Post-Update (22 posts)

  1. tluthun
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi,

    I'm sure this already has been addressed in a number of ways (as I've looked for a few solutions, but none seem to be working), but after making the Parabola update, my Front Page slider no longer operates, it's simply in a constant state of loading (I believe, given the pinwheel).

    Do let me know any solutions you've found that might address this issue.

  2. theZedt
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    What version did you update from?
    What WordPress version are you using? Did you also update it?

    What other plugins have you installed? Does disabling them fix this issue?

  3. tluthun
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I updated from, I believe 1.1.0?

    Otherwise, I'm using the latest WordPress (3.6.1)

    Yes, I tried disabling them, nothing happens.

  4. Peace Superheroes
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I'm having a similar problem. When I updated, my homepage went to the default sample page rather than the Presentation page that I've set up.
    I've clicked and unclicked Enable and Disable under Appearance --> Presentation Page a number of times and that doesn't seem to be doing it.
    Any other suggestions?
    My website is: http://peace-superheroes.com/

  5. Peace Superheroes
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    PS All my pages also switched to a different default style and I did a mass edit back to my preferred style and I only noticed that my homepage wasn't working properly after that.

  6. Jim
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi

    Just a small thing to perhaps check, under Customize (or via Settings> Reading ) is the Static Front Page setting flagged as Your Latest Posts?

    Jim..

  7. Peace Superheroes
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi Jim--
    I've got the Static Front Page option selected, but the problem is that the Presentation Page (with the sliders) isn't listed in the drop down menu. So right now I've selected one of my subpages as the Front Page so that visitors don't land on an error page. But I can't figure out how to get the Presentation Page visible. The only place I can find to select the Presentation Page with the sliders is under Appearance > Parabola Settings > Presentation Page. But the option "Enable Presentation Page" doesn't seem to be resolving my issue.
    Thanks,
    Marianne

  8. Jim
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi

    The presentation page, I think, will only display if you have it set to Your Latest Posts and not to a Static Front Page.

    Jim..

  9. Peace Superheroes
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Yes! That worked! Thanks Jim.

  10. tluthun
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi all,

    My problem was simply in the fact that the sliders no longer connect to the sticky posts they are meant to connect to. Instead, I get a blank feature box(or lightbox) that continues to show the loading pinwheel. I've tried to upload new sticky posts as a test to see what would happen, but it seems as though something might be broken in the coding between the presentation slide and my posts. Everything else on the presentation page is perfect.

    -T

  11. uQSdeveloper
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Yes I solved problem
    Im up to date on theme and WordPress version.
    I was setting up my presentation page, trying to get the images(graphics) to look Good. When I changed the images with new ones by uploading them with Media image uploader, it had trouble finding them.
    (at least the spinning wheel shows its trying)
    Solution: I found where the actually default slider and column images were <parabola-slide1.jpg or parabola-column1.jpg >
    <yoursite name>/wp-content/themes/parabola/images/columns/<image name>
    or
    /wp-content/themes/parabola/images/slider/image.png
    and uploaded the images with ftp to the above file directory.
    Another problemwas getting it to find them when using the same image name. ( even in the default directory not the upload folder)
    Rename the images, the same name (new image though) didnt show.
    So rename the images each time you change them and delete the old images, image-1.jpg --->image-2.jpg
    Also the link that showed the images in the file that shows uploaded files based on date of upload
    /wpuqs/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/<image name> did not work even if you uploaded new images with new names. SO PUT FILES IN DEFAULT DIRECTORY WITH NEW IMAGE NAMES
    For the developer of the theme:Coding wise I think it has trouble writing /overwriting the link to the file, it would not look in the uploads directory link, it would only find the images in the default theme location of the default slider and column images : /wp-content/themes/parabola/images/columns/

    My site uQuitSmoking.info has pretty images on the Parabola Themes awesome Presentation Page

  12. theZedt
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    The proper way to do this (especially if the uploader functionally fails when on the Parabola Settings page) is to upload the images via WordPress' Library. (If upload fails there as well, you have a problem with your WordPress)

    You can then copy the image URLs as you get them in the library (the http://website/wp-content/uploads/blablalb/file.jpg ones, not the http://website/?attachment_id=number ones) and paste them in the appropriate fields in Parabola Settings.

    Adding/changing files in the theme folder is a very bad idea. You will lose all these files the next time you update the theme.

    The image select/display functionality works fine with a clean WordPress install. We cannot take into account all the other extensions that may break WordPress. If something fails, first check for JavaScript errors and then the correctness of image URLs.

  13. uQSdeveloper
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks Zedt
    Your solution worked perfectly. I kinda feel bad about the above post. But it worked. I could not select the image, I had to input the link like you said, copying from image. Is there something wrong with my WordPress?

  14. theZedt
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I can't tell for sure. I tested dozens of websites where this functionality works correctly.
    Yet we also get reports that the image upload/selection fails in the Parabola Settings page.

    May be caused by other plugins used or by the server configuration or the browser. Until I encounter this problem (or get access to a website where this issue occurs), I cannot look for a solution.

    The uploaded/selector is part of WordPress and it should just work. This is why we chose it instead of a custom selector.

  15. fcalvomarquez
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi

    I have a similar problem with my website http://www.politicainternacionalparatodos.com

    I have desactivated all plugins but I cannot see the front page with the slides and columns.

    What can I do?

  16. theZedt
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    fcalvomarquez, having a slider with no images and having no presentation page at all are not similar issues.

    But I see you got your presentation page to show so I assume you found the last update release information or posts detailing the change in the presentation page behaviour.

  17. SalemJay
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hello, SalemJay here! Slider problem here too.

    On my website (suezqsmith.com) I recently switched from the Eclipse theme to the Parabola theme. The sliders worked great with the Eclipse theme, but I can't figure out how to get them to work at all with this Parabola theme (which I prefer except for this hangup).

    I can upload my image just fine, so it looks like it would work, but I can't get any sliders to actually show up on my website. I've tried using the Presentation Page and I've tried putting them directly on my Home page.

    I have tried deactivating my plugins, but that doesn't fix it.

    I am keeping everything up to date. WordPress 3.7.1 and Parabola 1.3.1 by Cryout Creations.

    I'm fairly new to this, so I could just be missing something. Or is it a bug? What should I check? Thank you!

  18. theZedt
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    What slider are you trying to get to work?
    Parabola has its own slider on the presentation page (which I see you use) and I also see you got one image on it, but something is interfering and makes the slider behave like it has 2 images.

  19. SalemJay
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Thank you, theZedt! It's working great now.

    I was expecting the changes I made to happen right away like when I was working with the Eclipse theme, but it seems they are taking about 15 minutes to become effective. So I thought my actions weren't changing anything consistently, but they were.

    Also it appears I have to use the "Presentation Page" to see sliders using the Parabola theme, instead of my regular "Welcome" page - is that true?

  20. theZedt
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Which would the "regular" Welcome page be?

    Changes done in the theme settings are effective immediately. Perhaps you are using a caching plugin and get a cached version of the page for a while.

  21. jlh14
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    How do I get my "Presentation" page to function as my "Home" page? If I click "Home" page in my menu, it takes me to a default template...not my Presentation page. If I am on another page, I have to click on my logo to get back to my "Presentation" page. I do not have it set as a static page because I want the slider to work.

  22. CryoutCreations
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    @jlh14 Here's some info on WordPress menus http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Menu_User_Guide

    This should sort things out for you.

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