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Oxygen Theme changes my homepage and I cannot get slideshow to work

  1. valuearchitecture
    Member

    Hi. I am currently working to make my website look professional, however I cannot get the slideshow working. When I changed the homepage to include the slideshow, my homepage dissipated. I can still view it on my dashboard > Pages, however i cannot see it on my website. I do not understand why my homepage isnt showing because it is set as the home page, i also set another page as my post page and i stickied the photo on my post page because I have read that it is the only way to get the photo showing on the slideshow.

    PLEASE help. it is frustrating I read the forums but i still can't figure it out. so someone please help.
    oh and my website is
    http://www.valuearchitect.wordpress.com

    Thanks a lot in advance.

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

  2. valuearchitecture
    Member

    can't anyone help?

  3. 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.

    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. ...

    The front page of the blog by default will display your posts (not pages) in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top. IIf you choose a static front page in order to use the Showcase template for a post slider then you have to create two pages because you will need one for your posts to display on. Settings > Reading is where you make the designation change and click “save changes”. http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/#setting-up-a-static-front-page

    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.

    Sticky post thumbnails are 750 pixels wide in the featured slider
    Regular post thumbnails are 470 pixels wide
    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

  4. valuearchitecture
    Member

    Hey thanks for your reply! ok i got the slideshow working, but now my homepage dissapears. Now i have set my home page to a static page.... but its not showing the page. I also created a posting page as well.
    So now the slideshow is working but the homepage isnt there. what do i do?

  5. valuearchitecture
    Member

    by the way, my page is
    http://valuearchitect.wordpress.com/

  6. Just in case you didn't twig to this the post slider (Showcase template) will only appear on the static front page of the blog.

  7. valuearchitecture
    Member

    yea i made my static front page with a showcase template. but because of this, all of the content disappears, and all you can see is the slider... not the content. any ideas on how i may fix this?

  8. but because of this, all of the content disappears

    How many Posts (not Pages) have you published?
    How many are set to display on the front page of the blog here?
    Settings > Reading
    Blog pages show at most __ posts
    If you have only published a single post then that answers your question.

  9. valuearchitecture
    Member

    i think you are right ill try to fix it today, how many posts do i need to publish in order to fix my home static page (for the slider).

  10. @valuearchitect,

    Bare in mind that you can't have a static page content and the slider at the same time. The slider only appears on the showcase template that displays the slider, three following posts, and ten other following posts like you can see on the demo site. http://oxygendemo.wordpress.com/

    To answer your question, if you mark a post as sticky and add a featured image at least 750px wide to it, even you have just one post, the slider appears on the page that use the showcase page template.

    Let me know if you need further assistance.

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