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theme REQUIRES image for every post

  • For some reason my theme REQUIRES an image to be associated with every post. If you do not include an image in the post the theme displays a NO-IMG grey box png file.

    Is this difficult to remove?

    If I do not have an image associated with a post then I just want it to show no image at all.

    I do not know very much at all about php. I think I know where the template is that controls thie overall image function but do not know how to tell it show NO image if no image is attached to a post.

    Thanks,
    iso

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  • esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Unless we’re going to play “guess the theme”, there’s no way to say for sure.

    It’s a paid theme. It’s Mondeo: http://themeforest.net/item/mondeo-corporate-portfolio-wordpress-theme/full_screen_preview/303838

    I figured there’s no way you guys will know every theme so whats the point of posting the theme. But if that helps…

    I know how to remove the images all together in posts per the themes support but they will not explain how to fix it so it shows no image if there is no image included in a post. So it’s all images turned on or all images turned off. I can post the template code that supposedly controls it but figured that would be too much code to post here.

    Would you like me to paste the code for that?

    If the fix for this involves too much to explain in these help forums I understand. Just let me know if thats the case and I will use a filler image (websites logo) to be the space holder when there are no images instead of the NO-IMG png file that the theme uses.

    Thanks

    iso

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    I’m sorry but as you are using a commercial theme, you need to seek support from the theme’s vendors.
    http://themeforest.net/forums/topic/themeforest/themeforest

    I figured that. Ok thanks esmi.

    A.

    One last question.

    Does it seem ridiculous that they created a theme that REQUIRES an image with every post?

    When i found that out it made no sense to me.

    I cant imagine they do not have a fix for this.

    Thanks
    iso

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    Does it seem ridiculous that they created a theme that REQUIRES an image with every post?

    Nope. I’d class that as a reasonable design decision providing it was documented.

    I do not know what you mean by “provided it was documented”

    I’m not looking to discuss if the theme communicated this “style choice” to customers.

    What I’m disputing is it’s relevance in the world of blogs or just general communication.

    Since when is it normal for every post to ALWAYS have an image associated with it.

    So now when you make a post about something you need to ALWAYS find an image that is related in some way. Thats the part that is not logical in any way.

    iso

    Lots of blogs’ layouts depend on having an image associated with a post. Otherwise it would look pretty awkward, look at gawker.com

    Requiring an image is a way of making sure you never forget it and ruin the layout of your site. I have a couple of sites that depend on having an image in each post.

    So your talking about when there are post on say the homepage(like a recent posts feed) in a 3 column format. Without an image with each post there would be a gap and the 3 column would look awkward with say one image missing and the 2 other columns having an image?

    I guess that’s true but on a single column blog page it does not pose a problem.

    I can see the point now. I guess there’s no way to achieve both then.

    iso

    Oh, there’s always a way! However the creators of your theme will be your best resource for discovering how.

    esmi

    @esmi

    Forum Moderator

    What I’m disputing is it’s relevance in the world of blogs or just general communication.

    In that case, I’d still say “It’s a perfectly valid design decision”.

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