April 8, 2013 at 10:07 pm #6621
I recently switched to the Catch Everest theme and like the layout. However, I am baffled by how the slider works. Where do the images come from? I basically only want 3 to 5 images to slide across my static home page to visually illustrate the services I provide. However, I do not see where I can replace the default images with my own. I also do not want the post images to appear below the slider image, but do not see where I can turn off this feature. My site is currently located at: http://questusstrategies.com/wordpress/
Any help anyone can offer is appreciated.
rsoloskyApril 9, 2013 at 12:33 am #6625
Nevermind! That’s the most convoluted process I think I have ever had the opportunity to understand.April 9, 2013 at 1:17 am #6627cheri.schneiderMember
I too have the same question. I do not understand how to edit the slider on the main page. What was the answer?April 9, 2013 at 3:02 am #6633investaMember
Me too pleaseApril 9, 2013 at 3:46 am #6635
What helped me is to realize that this theme is designed as a blog site rather than a website, so much of the logic for functionality revolves around a blog post.
The slider images come from the featured image from an individual blog post. So create a blog post, set the featured image and then look at the number associated with it in the url (in the address bar of your browser the entire url is displayed, you’ll see post & then a number use just the number). It is best to have all these images be the same size, otherwise your engagement area (slider) jumps up & down.
Now go to Appearance > Theme Options > Featured Post Slider > Featured Post Slider Options and under the post number enter just that number from the post in the url. It will call up that specific image on your home page in the order you assign it. The heading for the image is your blog post name and you can change the caption by entering your copy in the excerpt box in the edit post section. If you don’t see excerpt you can turn it on through screen options by checking the box.
Finally, you can eliminate the featured post images which fall underneath the main image, by disabling the Homepage Featured Content under Homepage Settings >Homepage Featured Content Options.
If this is unclear or you have more questions, I can try and help, just hit me back.
rsoloskyApril 9, 2013 at 12:21 pm #6658
@rsolosky: WoW you asked the question and solved it. Now answering other. Thanks a lot for your effort. This is why I like providing Free themes.
Yes, Please follow the rsolosky suggestion of creating featured post slider. Also there is Theme Instructions for more about themes http://catchthemes.com/theme-instructions/catch-everest/April 9, 2013 at 2:51 pm #6670investaMember
Hi, thank you for the reply, I now have pictures in my slider. Unfortunately I still seem to have messed it up as I still have a few problems!
1. Of the three images I have used only one is showing up, bizarrely though the text from the other two images is rotating.
2. The text fades the image in the section where it overlaps.
3. The images are small. What size should I have in order to get the same look as the Everest template?
Thanks again for your helpApril 9, 2013 at 11:30 pm #6686
No worries, just got lucky through trial and error.
@investa… Make sure you have 3 blog posts for your 3 images and the image size is listed in the support section:
Feature Post Slider
Thumbnail in Homepage and Archive Page
I would assume that this is the maximum size as I am using 1000 px X 288 px and it works fine. Can’t help on the other question, you should probably post your URL so that Sakin can look at the site.
rsoloskyApril 10, 2013 at 12:01 am #6688cheri.schneiderMember
Thanks for the help! I understand now how to change the images and what text appears on the slider. I have a couple other questions though: Is there a way to hide the posts that are on the slider so that they do not appear under the blog page? Also, is there a way to remove the slider from the blog page so that it is only on the home page?
Thank you! I am also very new at this!April 10, 2013 at 12:53 am #6690
@cheri.schneider: To exclude slider post from the homepage blog, there is option in “Appearance => Theme Options => Featured Post Slider => Featured Post Slider Options”. There you have to check “Exclude Slider post from Homepage posts?” and save it.
To control the slider display, just change that in “Appearance => Theme Options => Featured Post Slider => Slider Options”.April 10, 2013 at 4:22 pm #6729danfordMember
I’m having a problem with the slider text box as I’d like to make the white behind the text less transparent as the text can be difficult to read in some cases. If someone could point me in the direction of the bit code so i can alter it. Apart from that I’ve had no other problems with the slider or theme.April 11, 2013 at 1:29 am #6766
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