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[resolved] Twenty Fourteen aka Parker (32 posts)

  1. nellcooper
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Argh! I *think* I might like the Parker theme for a nonprofit client, but there's no documentation for things like how to create a Featured post, et al. Also, choosing Full Width Page from the Page Templates doesn't seem to do anything different than Default.

    I usually prefer to start clients, particularly nonprofits, with very thin wallets with a base default WP theme and make any minor changes as a child based on that theme, if absolutely necessary. But it's extremely difficult to determine if this theme would work for them — especially given their lack of technical savvy and basic fear of maintaining their own website — without some kind of documentation, either in the administration or elsewhere, on how to use the themes capabilities.

    Anyone know where I can find out how to make "featured" content in Twenty Fourteen/Parker? And have a front page that resembles something like the theme icon?

  2. Zulfikar Nore
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Tag any three of your best posts with a "featured" tag then go to theme customizer and under the Featured Section set your options and save :)

    You can tag the posts anything and then use that tag to feature them.

  3. Placeholder
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Unfortunately, you'll also have to deactivate Jetpack to see those.

  4. Zulfikar Nore
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Didn't think of that - got caught out on a localhost.

    I should learn to test on live servers with Jetpack too :)

  5. Lance Willett
    Theme Wrangler
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Unfortunately, you'll also have to deactivate Jetpack to see those.

    Why do you say that? Just curious.

    We tested this with Jetpack and they should work well together.

  6. Lance Willett
    Theme Wrangler
    Posted 4 months ago #

    See http://codex.wordpress.org/Twenty_Fourteen for a tutorial with images that show how to set up Featured Content.

  7. nellcooper
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Many thanks for the help folks! I'll have to hack the color scheme and center the theme content in a child theme and possibly create a new front page template, if I use it for these folks. I really like Twenty Twelve as a Parent Theme for clients on a tight budget who need something just flexible enough without a lot of customizing and maintenance. Alas, they want a feature slider but need soemthing very, very simple to manage and have already purchased a calendar plugin that is stretching their learning curve. (Of course, they'd also want blinking text if they could still have it...)

    Also, I appreciate the tip about Jetpack. Will now remember to not set up Jetpack for these people. They wouldn't really use it anyway and having another account would only confuse them (we're still working on the concepts of domain name registrar and web hosting service versus ISP and Gmail).

  8. Lance Willett
    Theme Wrangler
    Posted 4 months ago #

    To clarify: this theme works fine with Jetpack. If you are having issues, please explain so we can find out what's happening. :)

  9. Zulfikar Nore
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    OK that was the wrong thread :)

  10. nellcooper
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    @Lance Willett: Thank you for the link to the documentation. For some reason I was having no luck finding it on a search.

    I do like the Featured slider/grid and the extra menu in Twenty Fourteen. Will hack a Child Theme this weekend for the color and centering issues (and possibly the narrow content column; honestly, not everyone is using their mobile phone and that's what responsive design is for anyway.)

  11. rompelstompel
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I can confirm that my blog doesn't show any featured content while Jetpack is enabled. Disabling Jetpack results in featured content showing again. craftycode

  12. BeRKA
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I did what rompelstompel did and can confirm what he is seeing.

    But then I enabled Jetpack again, and it still worked.

    So what you might have to do is to disable and then enable Jetpack to make featured content work with Jetpack.

  13. dhoffmann
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    yes, reenabling jetpack seems to work. thanks.

  14. rompelstompel
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I've also seen this happening twice. However I can't seem to get that behavior again. So in my case now disabling and re-enabling does not fix the problem.

  15. rompelstompel
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Also, any modifications to the featured content settings, like changing from grid to slider seemed to break it again

  16. Placeholder
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Disabling and re-enabling Jetpack worked for me as well. Thanks!

  17. Jeremy Herve
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thank you all for the reports.

    Deactivating and reactivating Jetpack should indeed work, but we're working on a better fix.
    I'll post again here as soon as I have some news.

  18. rompelstompel
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Great thanks, Jeremy.

  19. Griff Wigley
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Disabling and re-enabling Jetpack does not fix the problem for me.

  20. rompelstompel
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Mine stopped working last night.

  21. dhoffmann
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    After regenerating the thumbnails it doesn't work anymore.

  22. bradleyf81
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Mine never worked. Adding comment to get follow-up comments for fix info.

  23. Griff Wigley
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    After having Jetpack disabled for a couple days, I enabled it this afternoon and now my featured content is working. Anyone else experiencing a cure?

  24. bradleyf81
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    All I did to get mine working was set featured images for the desired posts, run the Thumbnail Regenerate plugin, open customize, change "featured" to another tag, then saved, then changed it back to "featured" and it worked.

  25. Griff Wigley
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hmmm, that makes me think then that what did the trick for me was that I added a new blog post, tagged it 'featured' and then removed the featured tag from one of the other posts.

  26. George Hahn
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Had the same problem with featured posts not appearing. Then disabled and deleted Jetpack. Then re-installed and re-activated Jetpack. Then renamed the "featured" tags. Now... featured posts appear on the home page as they should, BUT there's a new problem: no content below the featured posts grid. It just says "Nothing Found" where my latest posts should appear.

  27. toflife
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I had to de-activate jetpack in order to show features properly. If I have it activated it doesn't show features correctly. here are more details.

    1. fresh install of wordpress 3.8.
    2. created 3 posts and created and assigned featured tag to all 3.
    3. go to appearance > customize > Featured Content. In the drop down I only see Layout with the drop down for Grid or Slider.
    I DO NOT SEE Tag Name field in this area.
    4. After I de-activated jetpack plugin and go back to step 3, I finally saw the Tag Name field and the Home Page is now displaying properly.

    What is jetpack plugin and why is it activated by default? Do I need it? I'm in a dilemma because if its activated, it breaks the features section on home page. help and thanks!

  28. bradleyf81
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    It adds a lot of extra functionality to WordPress:

    http://jetpack.me/

  29. George Hahn
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    After re-installing 3.8, then de-activating, deleting, re-installing, then re-activating Jetpack, the featured posts decided not to appear again. It's pretty clear that there is something in Jetpack that is breaking the featured posts function in Parker. I'll wait for an update to the plugin and/or theme.

  30. Lance Willett
    Theme Wrangler
    Posted 4 months ago #

    We'll post here again when we have the Jetpack fix ready.

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