Suburbia Theme - 2 Questions about Homepage Layout (5 posts)

  1. willynast
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I'm a novice with WP, so please excuse my ignorance in advance. (I did do a lot of research before posting here to make sure these questions weren't already answered somewhere.)

    I'm using the Suburbia theme, and I have a two questions regarding my homepage:

    1) I would like my home page to have the two larger sticky posts at the top (check) and all rows below that to have the five smaller entries, just like it looks on the Suburbia demo: http://wpshower.com/demo/?theme=suburbia But for some reason, I'm getting 1 bigger post at the start of my second row as well, even though that post is NOT stickied. (Link to my page: http://www.allwrite-already.com/) I've read posts from other suburbia users who say they've customized their homepage to set it at a specific number of large entries (some do 2 large entries, others as many as 5), but I can't seem to find the setting anywhere. Maybe there's something I can do in the CSS?

    2) I know how to set featured images for my posts so they show up on the homepage. However, my blog is writing-related, so I don't think that ALL my blog posts will have pictures. The problem is, when I post a blog without any featured image, it makes this big ugly X on the homepage where the featured image should be. Is there any way to get rid of that? Again, a link to my homepage: http://www.allwrite-already.com/

    I greatly appreciate your help and time.

    EDIT - sorry for the messed up links, should work now.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. willynast
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've had a look over there already, and often weeks go by before posts are responded to, so I thought I'd try here first. Also, I saw a couple of posts by people who were having similar problems that I'm having, and they went ignored.

    Such as this one: http://wpshower.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2880

    Or this one: http://wpshower.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2850

  4. willynast
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry - editing

  5. willynast
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay, I partially figured out problem #2 above. I went into home.php and found this bit of code: http://pastebin.com/eHqss9QG

    And I removed the following from line 12: <img src="<?php bloginfo('template_url'); ?>/images/default-thumbnail.jpg" alt="<?php the_title(); ?>" />

    That made it so that ugly grey X doesn't show up anymore on posts with no featured image. (I removed this in two places - there is a "Loop 1" and a "Loop 2" in home.php, one is for the big posts and the other is for the smaller posts, so I removed both instances.)

    Buuuut, now there's a blank space where the image used to be. I'm not sure if the answer lies somewhere in the above quoted code, or if it might be somewhere in this branch of the css file: http://pastebin.com/kYsMRu0D

    Or maybe I'm barking up the wrong tree entirely. Sorry for being a noob.

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