Support » Theme: Startup Blog » [Pro:] ‘author sidebar’ not working properly for posts without featured image

  • Resolved ArnoAnou

    (@arnoanou)


    Dear Ben,

    as you can see in the page linked above/below, in our installation of WordPress (newest) and/or Startup Blog Pro (newest) the ‘author sidebar’ template doesn’t work with articles that don’t have a featured image. They headline and the arrow below it are shown on a layer above the header, looking kinda stupid and blocking the header’s links.

    I thought about this and tried a random featured image and this worked, so the problem seems to be someway related to this.

    A question: To me the arrow looks like a button (for the hidden widget sidebar is what I thought) but I can’t click it either way: with our without the featured image. Is it a button or is it a visual feature?

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

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  • Theme Author Ben Sibley

    (@bensibley)

    Thanks for sharing this bug. I have a solution and will release a fix shortly in an update for Startup Blog Pro.

    Edit: the arrow is just a visual feature.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 10 months ago by Ben Sibley.
    Theme Author Ben Sibley

    (@bensibley)

    The update is out now – you should see a notification in the Plugins menu.

    Thank you! I like it!

    However: The background color which before was right and left of the article now only starts just right above the comment section, which looks a little weird in contrast to the rest of the page. I tried to solve it with the following css, which kinda worked for the article but it messed up the blog page. Do you have an idea?

    .post {
    	background: #b8b2a0;
    	box-shadow: none;
    }
    
    .post-content {
    	background: #ffffff;
    	outline: 1em solid #ffffff;
    }
    
    .post-author {
    	margin-top: 5em;
    }

    A different solution would be to make the background of the comment section all white, too. But without changing the background for the blog.

    (Edit: Found out, all other hero image templates do have a white background for the comment section.)

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by ArnoAnou.

    One bug (I think so): The date on the author-sidebar shows the current date, not the date the post was published.

    Theme Author Ben Sibley

    (@bensibley)

    Thanks for finding this. I’ll update the templates to all have a white background behind the comments, and I have a solution prepared for today’s date displaying in the author sidebar template.

    I should have the new update out in a few hours.

    Theme Author Ben Sibley

    (@bensibley)

    Hey, sorry for the delay. The update for Startup Blog Pro with these fixes is now available.

    Don’t worry, that’s not what I’d call a delay. That was pretty fast, thank you very much!

    One last question: Is it possible to use the hero image template for pages, too?

    Oh, one more thing (again, sorry): If I have a dropdown menu in the secondary navigation the hero-image title will appear in front of the dropped down menu.

    Theme Author Ben Sibley

    (@bensibley)

    Good catch – I will fix the menu issue in an update soon. As for the hero image for pages, that’s not currently an option but can be added too in the next update. Since pages don’t usually display the author, I’ll only make the left, right, and no sidebar templates available.

    Thank you Ben for doing all this! I’m gonna mark all this as resolved. There are still one minor issues to note, but it shouldn’t really bug anyone, so, just for your information:

    I still had some css in place, so I didn’t notice, that the backgrounds of the heroimage sidebar templates still work differently than those of the other two hero image templates: The white background of the the former includes the comments, the white background of the latter does not.

    My solution:

    .hero-image .main-content-container {
    	background: #ffffff;
    }

    Thank you Ben for your help!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by ArnoAnou.
    Theme Author Ben Sibley

    (@bensibley)

    You’re welcome! Thanks for pointing that out. I’ll make sure to correct it in the next update.

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