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Suffusion Custom Thumbnail/Picture Sizes for Query Posts widget (3 posts)

  1. PlayTru
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hey guys, I just want to start off by giving a big thanks to the people at WordPress and Suffusion. You guys are maximum awesome and without you Id be working some crappy 9-5. Thanks a bunch, good job!

    What Id like to do is change the thumbnail pictures in the Query Posts widget on the side bar from the default maximum 95x95px to a wonderful 160x90px. Ive spent hours searching Google and forums with no luck. I would also like to remove the line above and below the thumbnail, the box around the pictures, and close the gap so their closer together.

    I know that I can do this manually with a text widget, but Im looking for something automatic where I don't have to spend time repeatedly doing something. It doesn't seem like Firebug can't handle this alone.

    Would anyone happen to have some Custom Includes, a solution, or an alternative?

    http://playtru.com/

    Thanks

  2. PlayTru
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    [ALTERNATIVE]

    I can't believe how many plugins are out there that don't work and the same goes for blogs about post plugins. I'm thinking I would have to regenerate thumbnails in the desired size somehow...with magic. The only thing for Suffusion I have not yet been able to accomplish.

    I just used a Text widget to do it manually and am very happy with the results.

    Steps I Took:
    1. Used HTML from desired picture in a post with left margin setting. You can use a blank post temporarily to get HTML, just add media and grab HTML from the Text tab.
    2. Pasted picture HTML in text widget
    3. Pasted HTML for text link right after picture HTML on the same line.
    4. Hit enter after text HTML and pasted   as a separator.
    5. Hit enter again and repeated steps 1-4
    6. Make sure to check "Automatically add paragraphs" at the bottom of the text widget.

    Done

    The good thing about this is your not limited to how many post you can display and can use any picture size.

  3. PlayTru
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    [WAY BETTER ALTERNATIVE]

    Having more than 5 pictures seemed to make the sidebar text widget go hay wire. When I finally figured out how to control it I came up with a way better method for navigation. I simple made buttons (little pictures) and placed them at the top of all relevant posts in a niche on my site. This increased the average page view per person from 2 to 3-5+.

    Check out the navigation at the top of my posts with the link below:
    http://playtru.com/s-o-l-stone-of-life-ex-guide-wiki/

    Shame on all the WordPress folks that try to hold down the Suffusion theme. It's the best free theme and better than most payed themes probably. Haters gonna hate, Suffusion 4 life g, woot!

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