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  1. Hi everyone - I just set up this blog and am playing around with the theme ("Oxygen"). It says it features a "Featured Post Slider," but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to set it up. Or does it automatically show up one you have enough posts?

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is dieweltderansicht.wordpress.com.

  2. If you want the slider then you have to create a static front page and choose the Showcase template and set up featured images as the theme descriptions details.

    Oxygen Theme Description http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/oxygen Live demo site http://oxygendemo.wordpress.com/

    In Oxygen you can either have a Home page that displays your posts or a static front page ie. a Showcase template. http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/#setting-up-a-static-front-page

    Showcase page template
    When you first activate Oxygen, you’ll see your posts in a traditional blog format but if you’d like to showcase your content in an online magazine-like fashion, then you can use the Showcase Page template. ...

    Post thumbnails are 470 pixels wide, unless you make the post Sticky to show off in the featured slider, in which case they’re 750 pixels wide. Keep in mind: if you mark a post as Sticky but the featured image is less than 750 pixels wide, then it won’t display in the slider and will still disappear from the river of posts. Please be aware that you cannot crop the sticky post thumbnails.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/#sticky-posts
    Oxygen
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/#setting-a-featured-image

    If you don't see the page attributes module then make sure that you don't have it hidden in your screen options http://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/
    Modules to unhide:
    Post – Likes and Shares, Format*, Categories, Tags, Excerpt, Send Trackbacks, Discussion, Comments**, Slug, Author, Revisions, Writing Helper
    Page – Likes and Shares, Page Attributes, Featured Image, Discussion, Comments**, Page Revisions, Slug, Author, Revisions, Writing Helper

  3. Sorry, I'm still very confused. I don't know how or where to find the showcase template, and when I go in to change it to a static front page, I don't see that as an option. Also, when I go into "screen options" I don't see all those options there. Maybe because I am using the free version?

    Thanks!

  4. See here > Pages
    create a page http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ and before you publish it look in the far right hand column below the Publish module to locate the Page attributes module

    If you don't see the page attributes module then make sure that you don't have it hidden in your screen options http://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/
    Modules to unhide:
    Page – Likes and Shares, Page Attributes, Featured Image, Discussion, Comments**, Page Revisions, Slug, Author, Revisions, Writing Helper

  5. OK, great, so I set that up...I have a couple of posts I made for testing the template out, and it's not showing them as a slider on the home page, instead, it's showing them as banners you can click on. How do I make it into thumbnails?

    Sorry, I'm really new to this...My last blog on WordPress had a very basic template.

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