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Getting Started – Readme

  • Hello. After looking through many, many themes, I decided on Untitled for my blog.

    http://www.wanderingsouth.com

    Can you please point me in the direction of the readme file?

    At this link http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/untitled/ the documentation states

    To set up Untitled’s Front Page Slider:

    Navigate to Appearance → Customize → Featured Content.
    Enter the name of a tag.
    Click the blue “Save” button at the bottom.
    Create a post with a featured image that’s at least 1024px wide.
    Note: The featured image will look best at these dimensions: 1440px wide, 400px tall.
    Give the post the tag you declared in step 1.

    When I go to the customize tab however, I do not see featured content as an option. How do I go about adding the primary scrollable images on the home page as seen
    here: http://untitleddemo.wordpress.com/
    here: http://roselinde.me/
    and here: http://allthingsebonybrown.com/ ?

    Thanks!

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  • I simply cannot find a “featured content” tab anywhere.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/home-slider-and-featured-images-for-untitled

    In this thread, someone said.

    It appears that Featured Content moved to

    Appearances>> Customize >> Featured Content

    It does not exist there either. I have gone through each tab.. no featured content options. Any ideas?

    @bakerblah00
    You need the Jetpack plugin installed in order to see these options.

    I believe this solved the problem.. activating Jetpack 🙂

    Thanks!!

    I have a second question.

    Is there CSS code available to REMOVE the text on the feature image?

    I have found several threads asking how to add the text boxes, but I would like to remove if possible. Thanks.

    One more.. How do I edit the way the thumbnail looks for the featured image on blog posts. I feel it always chops it strangely and isn’t what I want to show on the front page.

    I appreciate it!

    Kathryn
    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    @zoonini

    I believe this solved the problem.. activating Jetpack 🙂

    Glad you got your featured content sorted with Jetpack!

    Is there CSS code available to REMOVE the text on the feature image?

    Do you mean the word “Doggy” here, for example?

    Wandering South A year or more cycling through South America

    If you mean something else, could you show me a specific example? Thanks!

    Kathryn
    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    @zoonini

    How do I edit the way the thumbnail looks for the featured image on blog posts. I feel it always chops it strangely and isn’t what I want to show on the front page.

    Featured images will scale best to their corresponding thumbnails if you upload images that are 1440px wide X 400px high.

    Source: http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/untitled/

    Let me know how it goes!

    Kathryn! Thank you so much.

    Yes I was referring to “Doggy” that you highlight in the screen capture.

    It may not be possible to turn it off on one image without turning it off on all images. I had captions hard written in specific font that I really liked on the images, but it may just be easier to keep it as is.

    This is wonderful 🙂

    Is it okay if I just continue to ask questions using this same thread even though they may be OT?

    How do I change the size or cropping of the featured image thumbnails for blogs?

    How do I link a blog post that would normally only show up on the first page to a specific location on another page? I know that I can paste the hard link, but I want it to show up as a blog post..

    Like this http://roselinde.me/tag/france/ .. she also has these same posts on the front page..

    It looks like it may involve tagging with the appropriate page name?

    Thank you, thank you.

    Matt

    Alright!

    I continue to learn a whole bunch. I figured out how to do custom menus, and how to input links into those menu items. I also figured out how to group posts according to tags and how to find the archive page for those tags. Inputting the archive link into the custom menu gives me exactly what I want. Example, http://www.wanderingsouth.com/?tag=us-and-a

    Now the question is, how is Roselinde able to add whole posts to her Tag archive pages. http://roselinde.me/tag/luxembourg/ Notice she has both blog posts with a single link with featured image as well as longer full posts that show right on the page. This would be great in order to have a particular heading or story line at the top of each page, followed by all blog posts for a particular tag.

    Finally, I still haven’t been able to figure out how to properly crop featured images. I go into edit image > Apply changes to > Thumbnail.. Then I crop the image. The image looks to be perfectly cropped, showing it how I want the thumbnail at bottom right. I update it; however, it doesn’t apply to the featured image thumbnail on the actual page. Even when I remove the image and add it again. See here, http://www.wanderingsouth.com/, the ” ticket purchased” thumbnail is improperly cropped.

    Thanks

    Kathryn
    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    @zoonini

    I continue to learn a whole bunch. I figured out how to do custom menus, and how to input links into those menu items.

    That’s great, glad you’re picking up new tricks!

    Is it okay if I just continue to ask questions using this same thread even though they may be OT?

    Thanks for asking. 🙂 It is actually better for everyone if you wouldn’t mind starting a new thread for separate issues. It allows helpers to more easily keep track of what questions have been answered, and which ones still need replies. It also helps people find relevant threads in the future, when they search the forums.

    I’ll try to answer some of your questions below, but please start separate threads for any additional ones. Thanks!

    Kathryn
    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    @zoonini

    Now the question is, how is Roselinde able to add whole posts to her Tag archive pages. http://roselinde.me/tag/luxembourg/

    By default Untitled should display full posts on Tag pages.

    Have you by any chance used the “More” tag to split your posts onto more than one page?

    Have you made any edits to any of the theme files?

    Kathryn
    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    @zoonini

    Finally, I still haven’t been able to figure out how to properly crop featured images.

    Featured images in Untitled are displayed in a few different places.

    The theme makes sure the images are set to the right size by following the sizes that are spelled out in functions.php. I took a look in that file to see that the small version of the featured images, which is displayed in a few places including the blog index page (homepage in your case), is cropped and scaled to 300px by 168px.

    Those dimensions are fixed by the theme.

    If you want, you could change those dimensions to better suit your images, but that will affect all images in your site, not just the one you’re currently concerned about. If you decide to go that route, you’ll need to make a child theme, so your tweaks won’t be overwritten when updating the theme. Here are some guides in case you haven’t made one before:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
    http://op111.net/53/
    http://vimeo.com/49770088

    Once your child theme is set up, you’ll need to create a plain-text file, name it functions.php, and place it in your child theme folder. You’ll then need to copy the entire function you’re going to override, which looks like this:
    http://pastebin.com/y3t2YFJr

    You’ll then need to change line 33 to whatever new dimensions you want for those smaller featured images.

    Finally, the last step will be to regenerate all your thumbnails, using a plugin like Regenerate Thumbnails. This will force the site to recreate any missing images in the newly defined sizes.

    It’s a bit of work, so it’s up to you to decide whether it’s worth it. The other alternative would be to find a different image that works better at both the small and large sizes. 🙂

    Kathryn
    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    @zoonini

    One more step I forgot to mention – you’ll need to put an opening PHP tag at the very beginning of the new functions.php file you create, with no blank lines above it:

    <?php

    Kathryn
    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    @zoonini

    Yes I was referring to “Doggy” that you highlight in the screen capture.

    It may not be possible to turn it off on one image without turning it off on all images

    I think you’re right – I looked at the code and I don’t see a way to hide the slide text on only specific slides.

    You can hide the text on all your slider images by adding this code to your Jetpack CSS Editor, under Appearance > Edit CSS:

    #featured-content h2 a, .slide-meta {
    	display: none;
    }
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