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I took a look a little deeper and I am going to suggest the following:
– make sure you’re site is set up so the home page is your “Post” page (not a static page)
– make sure you post images to your posts
– make sure you make note of the post ID’s where you posted your images
– make sure you go to the theme setting > featured slider > add slider options and put in the post id in the appropriate fields
– click on the save button
Note: to find post id’s, go into edit mode of your specific post, look up in the url address and you will see the “post id number” in the url address. Use the number in the add slider option window.
I can see the slider in action on your page, but no images are associated with it, which makes me think you haven’t set the “featured” image tag for the pictures you’re using. I know you’ve check, but could you please go into your wordpress media menu and makes sure to select the image you want, then go down the image page until you find the “set as featured image” selection box. Don’t forget to save your selections.
Some gentle words of knowledge – it’s considered bad form (manners) to remove the footer credits to WordPress and the Theme creator in “free” themes. Most purchased themes will allow you to do this, but not “free”.
The reason is that both WordPress and especially the theme maker uses these small credits to allow others to find the theme maker … hopefully resulting in some users who will purchase the theme. A reasonable trade for free use for those who can’t pay.
I proudly display the theme creators on my sites as it’s the only way I can pay tribute to their hard work. Hope that all makes sense and clarifies footer modification questions for others (you’re not the 1st to ask this) 🙂 and I’ve noticed that Sakin is too much of a gentleman to answer directly.
Check out wordpress.org for more in-depth support for wordpress account issues. Some things you can try are:
see if you can ftp your site and see your list of wordpress files
often login issues are caused by plugin conflicts. Have you installed a plugin recently? If so try renaming your plugin folder in your ftp application. I had this happen to me on one of my sites recently. I renamed the plugin folder to origplugin. Then tried my site url for wp-admin. Was able to logon – I then reactivated plugin one by one until I found the offending plugin and deleted it.
Hope that helps
Obviously not a theme issue. Sometimes (rarely) A WordPress update can go wrong. Usually associated to some file that wasn’t update/modified correctly on your server. In other words, a file and/or your database may have been corrupted.
Suggest you check out wordpress.org for support. Here’s a link to a similar issue from another WordPress user. Possible something here can help you.
It’s a great reminder for all of us to make sure to back up all wordpress files and database “before” doing an update.
Here are some things that might be useful:
check to see if you can see your wordpress file structure via ftp.
try renaming your “plugin” directory to something other than “plugin” and then try accessing your wp-admin logon. If this works, you have a corrupted plugin
If all else fails, download the latest copy of wordpress from wordpress.org and upload it via ftp to your site.
contact your hosting company and ask if they have a back-up of your database (do this soon as they usually role over backups on a regular base. If you can get a copy of your database, Source the previous copy of WordPress you know worked and copy files to your server – then install you database on your server via SQL Admin
Not for the faint of heart, but there may be light in there some where. Hopefully some of this info helps out.
Simple Catch comes with it’s own Social network settings in the theme options. Just add your Facebook page into the social settings and the Facebook icon will show up in the header of your site.
Not sure which plugins you’ve tried. Are you trying to add Facebook buttons to your posts or your sidebar??
Go into theme options > CSS
Try adding the following code into the CSS field:
I’m not the best CSS coder by a long shot, but give it a try. If it doesn’t work out for you, just delete and then wait for Sakin to answer. His code is perfect! 🙂
PS Nice site, by the way!December 15, 2012 at 2:47 am in reply to: How to Remove Author, Date and Category from Posts #2386
Wow!! … I’m trying to think back to when I was a 2nd Day WP user 🙂 ..The wonder of it all! Welcome to the WP community and to “Catch Box”
You can check out this previous post in the Simple Catch Box theme on doing exactly what you’ve asked here: http://catchthemes.com/support-forum/topic/how-to-remove-date-and-author-name/
It may be slightly different in the CSS coding in Catch Box, but I’m betting it very close. Read the entire thread as it explains where this is done in the Theme options and how.
Pretty ambitious for someone on their 2nd day with WordPress, but not impossible. Good Luck!
Check out the instruction page here: http://catchthemes.com/theme-instructions/catch-box/
Also check out the link in the instructions for details on Feature Images and the slider. Pretty sure you’ll find your answer there.
I’ve been using WP for many years now, although I don’t consider myself a “coder” by any means.
I can say that I’ve never seen a theme yet that has the ability built into the theme to put a link into the theme description. (there’s probably one out there, but I can’t think of it)
Most theme builders adhere to the structure suggested by WordPress.org. Possibly why this doesn’t commonly exist as a feature.
Wordpress addresses these customization opportunities by allowing child themes. Then you can basically code what ever you want. Your child theme will always over rule the parent theme. They’re very easy to implement. Just do a search on Google or WordPress.org.
Just to clarify, here’s a snap shot of my post page showing the problem.
Here’s what it should look like:
No idea yet why this is happening – some articles display properly, most do not!
Why not create a child theme with your header.php in it. Of course if there are any updates to the theme that impact header.php, then you wouldn’t get to apply them, but at least you wouldn’t loose your changes to your header.php file every time. There also might be a way with CSS, but I’ll let Sakin jump on on that.
I took your transparent image and over layer it onto one of your other images to give you an example of how you can make a header with a transparent image on top of a photo.
I uploaded it to my server so you can take a look. You can see it here:
One you do this with your images in photoshop, it’s then easy to brand your site with the result through the Theme Options > header or Theme options > background.
Hopefully Sakin will jump in.
Check out my site at: http://www.blazeonline.com/wls/
The logo on the left side of the header starts off as a transparent image (I created it in Photoshop specifically for this type of situation.) You can see that I dropped the transparent logo into the blended photo that takes up most of the header. I could have used the photo right across the header and had the logo over top of it, but I chose to blend it to white so the logo shows up better.
The point is, this is ALL done in Photoshop and then the final header image created is uploaded into the theme.
Hope that helps
Took a look and yes, your image is now transparent, but! there has to be some sort of background, so be default most browsers will display “white”
Many themes include a default background image which you can overlay a transparent image on top of or you can change the back ground image to something of your choice (with a little tinkering of files etc). Catch Box doesn’t use a back ground image, However “Simple Catch” does.
In the end, given what you’re trying to achieve, I still think it’s easier to create your back ground in Photoshop and over lay your transparent image on top of it. You can use solid colours or overlay your transparent image over top of some other image. That way you should be able to create exactly what you want for your header.
Are you trying to create a header with the same green back ground as the side bar??
PS. Did you rent the cat out yet?
As usual, Sakin is correct. Part of the tutorial in my answer above clearly states:
“Now that you have a transparent background you can save the file in a variety of formats, including GIF, TIFF, PNG.
JPG format does not support transparency.”
I recommend PNG file format for transparent images.
Lets consider this from a different perspective. You’re looking for a “Transparent” background – why? Every website in the world has a “background”
It’s much easier to take your existing image and overlay it on top of a colour of the back ground you want behind your transparent image.
I checked out your link to your website and saw that you’re using a green palette. Probably you’re trying to make the “white” parts of the header transparent. If this is a correct assumption, why not “paint” your back ground the colour you want and then overlay your header layer on top of it. Merge all the layers in Photoshop and save as a jpg. Then you’ll have exactly the colours you want in all parts of your header image.
This is almost always the image file itself. Creating transparent images that are “really” transparent can be complex.
I suggest you check out this tutorial on Photoshop to make sure you are creating a transparent image correctly.
Good luck 🙂
That worked perfectly!!
Good News! Simple Catch is STILL an Awesome Theme AND will work with Apple and Safari!
After working several hours into the early morning, I came up with the following answer for this problem. (even though I seem to be answering my own problems, hopefully they’ll be useful to fellow WordPress travellers wanting to implement Simple Catch (Public)
So here’s what I found. I’m implementing Simple Catch onto a site previously templated by a “professional” (I’m not) He used a little know WordPress feature that allows you to create child pages under a menu parent “slug” (There is no actual/real parent page). This worked in his CUSTOM theme on all devices, including Apple devices, but not in a WordPress standard theme like Simple Catch per the problem describe in my original post.
To solve the problem, I created a “parent page”, deleted the fake parent page slug in the custom menu and re-associated all the child pages under the new real parent page. Voila! Now the drop down child pages work in ALL browsers!
Hope this helps others if they ever run into this.