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Using Blog As Portfolio. (5 posts)

  1. chriswinch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey All.
    New to the forums here.

    Ive started putting together my new portfolio site and am planning on using the blog as a porfolio.

    I plan on setting my site up like so:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/cwinch666/DM_SiteLayout.jpg

    Where each box is a blog post and when clicked it will take you to the 'single.php' for the corresponding blog-post..
    So in effect the image is acting as the 'continue reading' link.

    Is this possible?

    Thanks in advance.
    Chris.

  2. chriswinch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sorry, I've figured out for myself!
    Using my iphone at the moment but I'll post up the solution when I'm back on the laptop.
    cheers,
    chris.

  3. chriswinch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ahhhh.
    ive hut a rut again.

    i had figured out how to modify the Read More tag and thought that would be enough to get me on my way but ive since figured im gonna need something more advanced.

    What im aiming for is a portfolio site that is updated using blog posts.
    I want the 'more' tag to act as a thumbnail link that will take the user to the 'single post' page that will contain the full image & details of the selected project.

    My plain html code looks like the following:
    html:

    <a href = "#" class = "folioThumb"><img src = "siteImages/folioImage.gif" alt = "folio image" border = "0"/></a>

    css:

    .folioThumb img {
    	border: 10px solid #181818;
    	}
    .folioThumb:hover img {
    	border: 10px solid #FFFFFF;
    }
    .folioThumb:hover {
    	#FFFFFF;
    }

    Is there anyway to convert the above code into the 'more tag'?
    I would really like to be able to do the whole thing through a post only...

    Any help would be greatfully appreciated!

    Thanks.

  4. Joni
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Will this help?
    http://wordpressgarage.com/plugins/images-thumbnails-and-custom-fields-in-wordpress/

    Using that concept perhaps you can just transfer the thumb to the Read More link instead of actually being in the post?

  5. chriswinch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
    I had a look at the methods from the link you gave me but they never really made that much sense and the method i tried gave me errors.

    so i had another look and found this:
    http://bloggingbits.com/post-thumbnails-in-wordpress/

    more or less the same method but works a bit better :)

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