Tagged: slider images
June 20, 2013 at 10:41 pm #5424manpreetbCustomer
Ok, sorry for such a basic question. I BELIEVE I have searched the internet and this site as much as possible and I must be seriously inept…BUT…how do you add images to the SLIDER? I can’t find it in the manual or this support blog. It’s a great looking theme and everything, but something as “simple” as connecting images to the Slider is not intuitive to me. I’m no designer or developer, so excuse the ignorance. Can someone help point me to where images are uploaded or “connected” to the Slider, PLEASE? Thanks so much.June 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm #5434EricCustomer
Take a look here for getting the slider setup – http://appfinite.com/tutorials/how-to-add-the-genesis-responsive-slider/ this is from the tutorials in the menu above. Since you are using a theme that is 1152px, you’ll probably want to set that as the width.
Once you add posts, or pages (whichever you decide in the slider settings) you would then need to add a featured image to that post or page. After that, just add the ID from that post or page to your slider settings.
You’ll also want to download and run the Regenerate Thumbnails plugin if the images need to be adjusted to fit the slider better.
I create awesome sites for awesome people! Contact me if interested – firstname.lastname@example.orgJune 26, 2013 at 10:44 pm #5525sabina98Customer
What if we just want to display images that are not related to a post or content, but simply introductory images to the homepage/brand?
Can you give directions for that?June 26, 2013 at 11:25 pm #5533
You’ll still have to use a post or page….so just create a page and add your image. If you don’t want it to link to the post or page, they should have a setting at the bottom of the Slider Settings page that will let you turn it off.June 27, 2013 at 12:22 am #5534sabina98Customer
Thanks. There is no setting to NOT link to the page or post.
Really, What I would have liked is to have the entire theme, as it is in the demo, so that I can tweak from there and change the content. This is driving me mad. I feel like I got a shell with missing parts that I have to hunt and peck for.
I thought it was plug and play…it’s not.June 27, 2013 at 12:09 pm #5544
It is plug and play, I’ve never had any issues with it….and I’m new to Genesis myself. You literally just plug in your content and it shows up in the widgets, slider, etc…..thats how all child themes work.
First, make sure you are using the correct plugin – Genesis Responsive Slider – http://wordpress.org/plugins/genesis-responsive-slider/
The option to “not have it linked” is there, you have to actually look in the Slider Settings page. Here is what it looks like – http://i.imgur.com/OTRMMpI.pngJune 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm #5557manpreetbCustomer
sabina98 brings up a semi-valid point. Is there anyway that the full-fledged demo site could be zipped and available for download? That way we could have an easier time at replacing content without having to build all the pages/posts from scratch. I know like it sounds redundant but when the building blocks are in place and all you have to do it edit, I think it’s simpler. Is that possible?June 27, 2013 at 9:35 pm #5562
I’m guessing you both haven’t looked at the tutorials and documentation that Wes created? He went a few steps ahead of the average Genesis developer and created the exact code from the demo and added the tutorial and documentation on how to use it. This can be found here – http://appfinite.com/forum/epik-theme-support/ at the top of the Epik Forum. It’s the highlighted sticky posts at the very top. That shows you exactly how to do everything featured in the demo. He also created a few General tutorials in the Tutorials section in the menu above – http://appfinite.com/tutorials/
Here’s a post where others are talking about it (if you’re bored and want to read) – https://plus.google.com/u/2/112717356760836886583/posts/V8fgv82UYZo As you can see it is much appreciated….it even helped me and I’m still new to all of this 🙂
For the demo/zip thing that you asked about……there isn’t an easy way to do that just yet, and that’s due to the Genesis Framework (not the child theme). The only thing StudioPress/Genesis has are XML files, but they only add demo posts/pages/categories/content…..but not the widget content. If you look in your theme files, you’ll see the XML file. Use that to upload all of the content pages/posts etc that you mentioned. This is actually a WordPress Import feature. Currently I haven’t seen any way to export/import widget content from Genesis themes (other than Backupbuddy). There could be some plugins that will do it, but I haven’t seen it just yet. Most people prefer to start with a blank theme so they can add the content they want rather than spending a lot of time removing all of the things they don’t need. But if you’re trying to learn how to do what Wes did in the demo, you can get the exact code from the links above, and that should be more than enough to get you going.
Hope this helps.
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