Genesis eNews Extended
[resolved] Adding an Image (5 posts)

  1. rmrico
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sorry I posted it in a resolved older post.

    Hi Brandon,
    I'm trying to follow along with adding an image to the enews extended plugin but get caught up and #6 from an older post: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/adding-an-image-to-sign-in-box?replies=6

    I'm not quite sure what or where "in the text to show space" is. The site is using the Serenity studio press theme. I currently have the image in a "text" field with the mailchimp info included. I'd like to try and get this same look using the enews plugin you developed. Is this possible?



  2. Brandon Kraft
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Robin,

    Thanks for reposting. It's a big help to help me stay on top of everything.

    On your wp-admin, in Appearance->Widget, with the widget settings, there's:
    Title (which looks currently set to "Sign up"
    Text to show before form and text to show after form.
    That's where you'll want to put the image.

    At this stage, you'll need to use the actual HTML code to display an image, along the lines of:
    <img src="http://ADDRESS-OF-YOUR-IMAGE/example.jpg">

    If you need step-by-step on how to upload an image and get the address for it, let me know. I should write that up for documentation either way :-)

    --- wait a second ---

    You're using it as a background image; that's going to be a bit different. I'm going to leave the above information for those who find this post and the above answer is helpful for them.

    It'll take a fair amount of CSS work to get the enews widget to mimic the one that is already on your site from MailChimp. Is there any particular reason you want to use my plugin versus how it is currently placed?

    Just asking because that looks, to me, pretty good and not sure if the effort to make it work with my plugin is needed.


  3. rmrico
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Brandon,

    Thanks for your response. I want to keep what I have, only I don't know how to configure it to send blog posts when they are posted to subscribers. That's why I turned to your plugin, although as you will see from my new post, I don't know how to get it to "send" the new posts.

    Also, for above - I see the 2 areas for "Before form" and "After form" in what field box would you paste the image info into since there are two in the widget.


  4. Brandon Kraft
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey Robin,

    The other post has instructions on the actual mailing out the posts (which my plugin has nothing to do with per se), which will be the same either with my plugin or the form already on your site.

    My sense is that you're best served using the existing sign-up that's on the site; not with my plugin.

    I'd have to really sit down and work with it to give you instructions on how to get it to work (which would be moving beyond support into customization).

    Basically, you'd want to modify your theme's CSS to use that image as a background for the .enews-widget class, then change the padding/margins/etc as needed to get the blank space (that the image has text in) for that to work, etc.

    As an alternative, you could splice the image up, drop the image and text in the text before form setting, then just modify the CSS for colors, fonts, etc.

    In short, the plugin doesn't have a simple way to mimic what you're trying to do. In the philosophy of the plugin, this would be the job of the theme author, allowing them to style the form without having to know what mailing list is being used, etc.

    Hope that helps.

  5. rmrico
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yeah, I agree.. I will work to get the rss feed working with what I have a not worry about trying to configure it into you sweet plugin.

    Thank you so much!!

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