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January 4, 2013 at 3:07 pm #2291
Creating a new thread for this topic…
I have noticed while testing my site that if you follow this process in WP 3.5
1) Import Image at larger size
2) Place Image in Post at medium size
3) View main page slider
The result is that the image is displayed at the imported, larger size. This is true no matter how small you make the in-post image which the slider is ultimately referring to (because that’s where it goes when you click it). Is there a way to override this slider behavior so that it references the image size in the post rather than the original size when imported? Often I’ll import images slightly larger than their intended size, so that WP can give me a “small, medium, large” option. Short of a workaround for this, I would always have to import images at a maximum size no larger than the sliders “image well” area. Any ideas?January 4, 2013 at 6:46 pm #2296
I’m not exactly sure how to do that. Since this is an external plugin that we haven’t created, it would be best to contact the author/developer of this particular plugin for the proper solution. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, you could try a plugin called Meteor Slides – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/meteor-slides/ This is also responsive and you can individually add images exactly how you want them to appear in the slider.
January 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm #2301
Thanks for your comments. I may be misunderstanding something. The slider I am talking about is the one that comes with the Optimal theme (the big “wide screen” window at the top of the page). Do you mean that’s not actually coded by the Appfinite company?January 5, 2013 at 11:38 am #2305
If you’re referring to the Genesis Responsive slider (like the one in the demo), that is actually developed by StudioPress. We only designed the widget area that you can place the slider in, but not the slider itself. We made a widget area so you can place any slider you want inside of it. There is no slider that comes with the theme, but we do link to the Genesis Slider in the read me file of the theme.
January 8, 2013 at 10:20 am #2335
OK but another point of confusion: you say “Genesis Responsive Slider” inititally then “Genesis Slider” at the end. They’re not the same plugin AFAICT. In my Genesis control panel area it says “Genesis Slider”. Is it possible both are installed and conflicting? I see after upgrading to 1.9 that there is “ghost text” showing up in the content area. If I installed just Genesis and just the theme, should I expect to see a separate slider control panel area in the Genesis Admin area?
In general do you recommend one of the sliders over the other and if so which one and why?January 8, 2013 at 10:27 am #2337
(Just attempted to uninstall the Genesis Slider and install Responsive Slider to see if it could work and now the theme is slider-less… guess I have to change one of the theme references for this to work but I’ll wait to see your recommendation on which slider.)January 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm #2340
I would recommend the Responsive Slider.
January 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm #2342
OK good. So that’s the one I now have installed… what would cause the theme to then not display the slider? I made sure [the responsive widget is placed in the “Sliders” section of the Widgets page], and basically have the default slider settings set to display posts in all categories… but the preview comes up with no slider.January 8, 2013 at 9:50 pm #2346WesModerator
There isn’t anything within the theme that would prevent the slider (or any plugin) from working. The child theme is just a design/skin on top of the Parent theme (Genesis in this case). My guess is you’re probably missing a step. Do you have a link so I can see what your homepage looks like so far?January 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm #2357
Placeholder right now (site hasn’t launched so can’t post anything in a public forum), but I can preview via admin. I’ll try clearing the caches and re-installing the plugin and if it doesn’t show up, would a code snippet help from one of the PHP files?January 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm #2359
OK I figured out what the problem was. If others ever see this (where the slider disappears) and you have the W3 Total Cache plugin installed, try turning off Minify. When I did this, the Responsive slider appeared. No amount of clearing the caches, activating or deactivating made it come back until I turned Minify off. Hopefully this won’t cause a performance hit on my site later on?
Regarding the Responsive Slider, it has the same problem: it references only the original size of the imported image, not the size of the image as displayed in a page or post. Not sure what to do next as it seems StudioPress has permanently closed all of its forums so there’s no means of getting support for their plugin. Ideas?January 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm #2366WesModerator
They still offer support, you just have to create a “ticket” – http://my.studiopress.com/help/, although I’m not sure if they handle their plugins through the ticket system or not. If not, they still have this forum open – http://www.studiopress.com/forums/January 9, 2013 at 5:40 pm #2367
Yah those are a different set of forums from the detailed ones they used to run, where you could get a guaranteed response. I did put in a ticket though so we’ll see what happens.
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