October 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm #1658
For some reason the height of the blue on my Optimal header is deeper, taking up more space than on the demo. How do I change that to make it like the demo?October 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm #1661
The background image is fine, it looks this way because your slider height is smaller than the demo.
To get it to look like the demo you would have to either increase the height of your slider, or re-create the background image in Photoshop to be shorter. Here is your slider background image – http://savvycities.com/wp-content/themes/optimal/images/slider-bg.png This image repeats itself horizontally (not vertical), but notice where the blue section ends, and the white section begins. The demo slider image is set to 350px which extends itself past the “blue” section of the background slider image.October 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm #1663
Thanks. Okay, so I set my slider to 350px and it doesn’t change. I would like my slider to extend below like the demo. I wonder if this is a hold over from a previous Studiopress theme that was edited deeper to accommodate my previous logo.
I’m not sure where to find the place anymore, where I can see the size of the top of the header area compared to the default. I may need to make that shorter again rather than messing with the image, which is probably fine. Can you tell me where to look for that setting?October 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm #1666
The height settings are in your Genesis Slider settings (you probably have already seen this). Anytime you change the width or height of your images, its always best to run a plugin called “Regenerate Thumbnails” – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/regenerate-thumbnails/ We all use this plugin, as it automatically adjusts all of your images to fit within the slider, and other areas of your site that uses thumbnails.
Make sure your Featured Images are set at the right size as well. You can check by clicking the featured image link in your page or post editor.
The logo is in a completely separate section and it shouldn’t affect the slider area. The most it can do is push it down depending on its size, but it won’t affect what goes on inside. The issue is really just the size of the slider images. Once you regenerate your thumbnails from the plugin above then it hopefully will readjust everything automatically. If not then will have to see what else could be holding it up.October 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm #1668
Well, I ran the plugin you suggested, and not only did it not solve my slider problem, it messed up all my thumbnails on the front page. They are now various sizes, sometimes 150×150, sometimes the size I set on the homepage widget.October 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm #1669
No its functioning correctly, you just need to select the thumbnail size you want for your images. For example, in your Genesis Featured Page widgets I can see that you didn’t select a thumbnail size, so it automatically uses the default “150” by “150” size. So in your Genesis Featured Page widget settings, make sure and select the size that you want. You can also create your own specific size if you want by taking a look at your functions.php file (look at the “/** Add new image sizes */” section)
For the slider images – The images themselves are probably too small. Here is the actual size of one of them – http://savvycities.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/disney-rockin-ever-after-tickets.jpg So you may need to go into the actual page or post that you added the featured image and choose a different size from the selection (small, medium, large, etc). Also, make sure you have your height settings at the correct size in your Genesis Slider settings.October 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm #1670
>>For example, in your Genesis Featured Page widgets I can see that you didn’t select a thumbnail size
Thanks for your response. Maybe there’s a glitch somewhere because I do have the thumbnail size home-featured-post 210×150 selected. Isn’t that the correct way to do it? But it doesn’t seem to be responding to that setting. I’m at a loss. Will I have to change the default setting site wide?October 20, 2012 at 2:17 am #1672
Will I have to change the default setting site wide?
No, the image selector should work right out of the box….unless there is something else conflicting with it, like a plugin, etc.
If you want to create a temporary user/password I can login and take a quick look at everything to see what the issue is.October 20, 2012 at 3:41 am #1674
Thanks for your help. That’s very kind of you to offer. I went ahead and changed the thumbnail default size and think it looks better. I added one larger image in the slidebar and can see it working as you suggested. I’ll have to work on getting some bigger images to use. It’s starting to come together. I think your themes are beautiful.October 20, 2012 at 1:54 pm #1675
Great, glad its working.
Thanks for the compliment!
If you need anything else just let me know.
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