Support » Theme: Gridster-Lite » Getting rid of the featured image while keeping the thumbnail

  • Hello !

    I have a problem : I run a site with the Gridster-Lite theme, and I have problems with the Featured Image feature.

    When I select it and use an picture, the picture shows up as the post-thumbnail on the Home Page, but appears in full size in the article.

    Now, what I want is to have the thumbnail (so that every article doesn’t look the same outwardly !) but get rid of the image inside the post.

    Any insight concerning what to change ? The site is http://www.culture.paris-sorbonne.fr/le-cinq/ if you want to see for yourself – I added a Featured Image to one article for reference.

    Thanks for your help !

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  • I have the exact same problem – and judging by your post date, this could take ages 🙁

    Unless you solved it?

    I too have this problem, it will probably be as simple as:
    1. generating a child theme (with a plugin)
    2. searching the code to find the right values
    3. using jetpack css edit on the childtheme to add a .display none of some sort.

    If I discover a fix I will post it here.

    I have the solution!

    I. Create Child Theme
    FIRST: Create a CHILD THEME with the plugin Duplicate Theme. There is no coding just install and follow directions; make sure to check create a child theme when doing this. Then, go back to themes and activate the child theme.

    II. Install Jetpack and connect it with your WordPress.COM account.

    III. Use the Jetpack Custom CSS plugin
    Go to your Jetpack from wordpress dashboard and choose the plugin Custom CSS and select configure. This will take you to a CSS input area where you can add any css adjustments you want. (Note: if you have not connected your jetpack to wordpress.com it will not show the configure option.) This css area is seperate from you themes files so you add anything and not worry about it.

    IV. Add this code:

    .postimage {
    	display: none;
    }

    Don’t forget to SAVE and that is it! Go to the blog page and notice there is not the postimage there any longer.

    I’ll try it and get back to you, thanks!

    You can see on my site: http://classes.magickaltar.com/

    It Works!

    Thanks Celestialpetals

    You’re welcome!

    I have kind of a related question…I need to figure out how to be able to display low-res thumbnails on the main gallery page, but display the high-res full size version on the post page. Is there a way to do this? Currently I don’t see a way to differentiate between the Featured Image and another thumbnail…

    You are probably asking the author of this theme, but:

    If you are using the same image for both:
    Are you trying to save memory space? You can use tinypng.com to make your images smaller files anywhere from 25% to 85%. This way you do not have to use a low-res image.

    If you want the *thumbnail img and *page image to be different; you can use the code-fix above and just add the full size img to the page.

    As it is, my main gallery page is taking so long to load that it’s been crashing the browser sometimes. I have 20+ items on the main page and currently they are all the high-res versions. I would like to use thumbnails for the main page and leave the high-res version on the individual page. Do you mean that I have to go and make a child theme to get this to work? I’m a pretty novice WPer and I’m worried I’ll break something if I try to do anything too complex…

    To help with the page loading you can use the plugin Lazy Load at http://wordpress.org/plugins/lazy-load/

    Child Theme: Yes, you need to make a child theme. The Duplicate Theme plugin is very easy and requires no coding. After installing it go to your dashboard and under appearances you will find the Duplicate Theme option. Choose this and then choose your themes name from a drop down menu. Next, Check-mark the box that says “_Create Child Theme to selected theme What is this?” then, create a name for the child theme. (I use the themes name and add a number or additional word to it). Then hit the button that says “Duplicate Theme”. That’s it, you have made a child theme. Make sure this new child theme is activated when following the rest of the direction. You can easily delete the child themes like any other theme if you change in the future.
    Back-up your site if you’d like before doing this, but it really is as simple as the directions.

    So do you think that installing Lazy Load will help with the load time enough that I don’t need to make thumbnails? If not, how do I activate the child theme on the front page while keeping the original theme on the item page?

    Lazy Load helps but you will have to try it to see how much for your site.

    The child theme will be an exact duplicate of the original and it is what will be in place, the original will be there in you themes area unused. To make sure it is active, just go to appearance -> themes after creating the child theme, and choose the -> theme details on the themes image. Then choose to -> activate. It will be the theme active for your sites pages and the original will just exist, unused in your themes.

    Do you use Godaddy for hosting? I use them and it is easy to create a backup for your site. If you are worried, create a backup first.

    Okay, but I’m still not understanding – I would need to have two different sets of images, one for the thumbnails on the front page, and one for the high-res big versions on the individual page. I still don’t get how a child theme would work, since it would be the same for the entire site… :-/

    The reason you would use a child theme is because you will be adding code. This code will be erased with every update unless you use a child theme. It’s up to you. Yes, you can use the two different images on your site just the way you described.

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