Support » Theme: Storytime » No homepage featured image for blog

  • ANDRE

    I have several blogs and I am looking to replace the Twenty Seventeen theme that I use on them. I found Storytime and think it’s a beautiful theme but it doesn’t allow a featured image on the homepage when the blog option is selected in the Homepage Settings.

    Storytime does allow a featured image (a splash page) for the static page option but I want my latest blog entries on the homepage. So, two questions:

    • Any chance you are going to modify the theme so that I can add a featured image to the blog option?

    • Any chance you’re going to modify the theme and add a scrollable section for blog posts beneath the featured image on the static page option?

    Thanks in advance for your attention!

    NEAL

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Theme Author Rough Pixels

    (@roughpixels)

    Hi Neal,
    I’m actually working on options with the pro version, which required a bit of restructuring. But for the free Storytime version, I could look into at least making it so that if the blog is on the front page, scrolling downward could show the blog. I might be just a full-width blog layout though.

    ANDRE

    Thanks for the response.

    All you would have to do is make Storytime’s blog option work like Twenty Seventeen does (so we could put a full-width header image on the homepage with site title and tagline) and I will switch all my sites to your theme.

    Unfortunately, as all my sites are blogs that don’t make any money, I can’t afford to go with the Pro version.

    Keep on keepin’ on!

    NEAL

    Theme Author Rough Pixels

    (@roughpixels)

    You are very welcome. I’ve decided to implement the blog to have the full splash page for the free version of Storytime here. Probably take me until tomorrow to upload it.

    Basically, if your blog is on the front page, you will have a splash image where you can scroll down. The splash page itself filling the browser window will stay the same, the only change will be that you can scroll down to the content.

    As a side note, I like getting feedback from theme users because they often help improve the theme(s) I create.

    A

    Post a note here when you’re done and I will download the new theme and activate it immediately!

    N

    Theme Author Rough Pixels

    (@roughpixels)

    I should have the update for this theme done by tomorrow evening; currently working (multitasking 3 projects at the moment). Once the update goes live here, I will give you a quick message.

    But here is your opportunity to have a say on the layout 🙂
    I was planning to do a full-width blog layout (no left or right sidebar) when someone scrolls down, or a right sidebar layout. So which one would you like to see?

    A

    Take your time and do each one 100% correctly.

    Right sidebar.

    N

    Theme Author Rough Pixels

    (@roughpixels)

    Hi Neal. I just uploaded version 1.5 for Storytime.

    I created a new blog layout option, so in addition to the two choices you had, you have a third with a Splash Blog option. Please note that this is only available when the blog is on the front page. I also made the layout as a blog with a right sidebar.

    You can also add your main menu to the primary and also the splash menu locations (at the same time). If you add your main menu to the splash menu location as well, you will get a text-based menu on the splash image. Whether you use your site’s main menu or still use a splash menu (with just one link, like “Start Reading”), but the link will be a custom anchor link using this as the URL #content

    So when someone clicks on it, it scrolls down to the content area. I also added a script to make the scroll smooth. The important part is that on the front page of your site when using this splash blog layout, you need one of your menu links to use the #content anchor link.

    Hopefully, all that made sense and that the update feature works for you…I had to read it twice 🙂

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