Slider and slider-related issues
November 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm #3918RayKeymaster
It appears you are not running the latest version of cbox-theme.
Your version number is 1.0.5:
The current version is 1.0.6. Did you upgrade the theme in the CBOX dashboard?November 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm #3919
Helene, (just in case you haven’t updated the theme, you need to go the commons in a box menu tag in admin > dashboard where it will tell you if theme is up to date but I still don’t have the fields in screen options as described. I have attached an image of my screen options in case I am looking at the wrong thing.
Ray, my slider was working perfectly however after theme update my whole slide rolls up and down (from a mini version to full size) – see studentsurveyor.com. Can I go backwards and get my old version of the theme and slider back?November 16, 2013 at 7:24 pm #3921
On the plus side updating my theme in the commons in a box dashboard settings (which I hadn’t originally done) did resolve the issue of docs not reading.November 17, 2013 at 3:33 am #3923
@r-a-y yes, I ran the upgrade from dashboard > plugin and the installed plugin page lists Cbox as 1.0.6 version… Now you seem to say this didn’t change the actual version I am running on?
When I upgraded, I actually found not much had changed from the previous version.
So I probably uploaded the right thing with Bowe’s suggested patch which triggered my being upset above because it was ‘messing up’ everything rather than making things better, though I did not have your explanation of switching from site features to post category and the various tweakings you suggested at that time.
It would be great if new things could visible in environments where developers and users could see it in use and play with settings… Would it be possible to run cbox updates or patches on demo sites? Or even on this site before release? So that we all can see how they behave?
Not sure what to do at this point… re @investa’s comments I am kind of reluctant to change for something that produces a result worse than I already have.November 17, 2013 at 3:51 am #3924
@investa, maybe if you put your pictures all of the same size, your may solve your mini version issue?
I’m also wondering how come @investa you don’t have the ‘placeholder’ for the excerpt appearing (in form of […] in an additional line) like I have here with slide features setup: http://dev.commonsabundance.net. I don’t have exceprts checked either…
I added screenshots of what I get with the slider set to post categories
November 17, 2013 at 3:52 am #3926November 17, 2013 at 4:08 am #3930
- This reply was modified 8 years, 7 months ago by Helene Finidori.
And the strange thing when the slide setup was on post category is that all the text on the homepage from various widgets was in bold…
So I suspect a code line not to have been ‘ended’ properly, keeping ‘on’ or displayed in the caption banner some of the things that ought to have been off… (bold, excerpt, read offline text)November 17, 2013 at 9:57 am #3931
Helene, I found my version of Rays slide options screen shot when you scroll down after going to:
featured slider > all slides > then which ever slide you choose.
If you haven’t tried that already, it may help.
Still struggling with my slide size. I know its Sunday but I have a meeting tomorrow re. sponsorship and at the moment the home page slider is looking decidely ropey so if anyone has an idiots guide to resizing or taking the theme back a version, I would be really grateful.November 17, 2013 at 10:21 am #3932
I’m not sure where to find featured slider > all slides > etc…
For your picture resizing, you can change the image size in the media library.
In Dashboard, go to Media > Library > select ‘edit’ on the image you want to resize. Click ‘Edit Image’ under the pic. Then select ‘scale image’ at the top of the center column. Changing one dimension resizes the other accordingly. If you put them all in the same format it should solve your issue.
The issue you may have is that enlarging an image may lose in definition. You may want to find a version which is already in a larger size. The recommended size in the documentation 635 pixels wide and 345 pixels high.November 17, 2013 at 10:43 am #3933
In my main wordpress admin menu on the left hand side, I have from the top going down:
Re. images, I have tried altering the figures in the scale images box and nothing has happened, but I noticed that in the right hand box the dimensions are unaltered, so I’m guessing I’m missing the crucial link between entering the figures in the scale box and pressing update
<div></div>November 17, 2013 at 10:51 am #3934
Aahhh! Images can only be scaled down .. not up. So somehow or other I need to go back to the previous theme (when the slider size was great) and just use a month and day permalink to resolve group docs not opening. Ideally without doing what I usually do and having to restore back to a previous date. I always seem to lose a member or two on the way!November 17, 2013 at 11:00 am #3935Matthew K GoldModerator
Sam, can you try uploading new properly-sized images/creating new slides?
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email@example.com> wrote:November 17, 2013 at 11:08 am #3936Scott VothKeymaster
Hi Sam – I know there are a lot of ways to do this – but when I create sliders, I use some kind on photo editing software and resize the images before uploading to WordPress. And Helene is correct – 635 wide and 345 height seem to work well. Correct me if I am wrong @Bowe – but I think the images do get scaled according to the width you set on the Slider settings page – 670 px seems to fill the space nicely. But the important thing is to get the sliders all approximately the same size so the caption overlay doesn’t overflow and you don’t get a display that is “jumpy.” Hope this helps.November 17, 2013 at 11:50 am #3937
Hi thanks for the input, sadly no photo editing software and a budget of about £2.50 but I will try and find an image that fits the 635 x 345 criteria to at least see if that works. They did all work perfectly fine before my update and bizarrely out of four slides: 294 x 171; 300 x 168; 275 x 183; and 286 x 176 – my second one 300 x 168 appears full size and the others in miniature form.November 17, 2013 at 12:20 pm #3938Matthew K GoldModerator
Sam — start with a larger image, and then use a free photo-editing tool to edit. Try:
GIMP – http://www.gimp.org/ (free downloadable Photoshop alternative)
Pixlr – https://pixlr.com/ (free online service that will allow you to resize an image.
I also recommend that you obtain rights to use the images you’d like to feature, or that you use images licensed through Creative Commons licenses, and that if you follow the latter path, that you give attribution.
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