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Panel theme issues when front page doesn't display latest posts

  1. I really fancy Panel and I've been trying it out since it was released. However, I've encountered some issues and questions I would very much like to see clarified.

    I've noticed when the front page display the latest posts their featured images aren't displayed. I wanted to, so I've follow the steps on the theme's page and made my front page display "Featured News" instead of "Latest News".
    However, I wanted to preserve the option of reading through all my posts, which could be obtained by changing the front page options and assigning a page to display posts. This is where the problems began.
    Several issues so far:

    1. I'd expected to see the posts displayed on the assigned "Latest" page as they were, previously, in the Front page, under the header "Latest News", but the content is pulled up (for a browser window width greater than 800 px, I believe; happens too on Firefox) and you can't read the beginning of it. Example here. Also, concerning the "Latest News" header, please consider making it appear, as it does when the posts page is the front page.
    2. When removing the "Featured News", that is, deleting the used tag in Settings so the front page will only display the page "Home", the header "Latest News" appears and below it the page "Home" is displayed yet again.
    3. Regarding the "Latest" page (Posts page) there are several things I don't follow: (note: I think issues begin when you first click "older posts")
      • Why some posts display the featured image in similar fashion to "Featured News" and others don't (even when they aren't sticky), after clicking "Older Posts"? I would be interested in having my posts displayed as such. Also, why does it displays differently when you refresh the page? (examples: "Ouran High School Host Club episode 3", "YUMEKA Sumomo", "Shiawase Kissa 3-choume" ).
      • Regarding the topic above, in that case, how does marking a post as sticky influence its display? (That is, maybe having sticky/feature posts display in the same manner as in "Featured News"?)
      • Similarly, some posts (for example aside posts) initially don't display the "Aside" header or an image in the beginning, but will do if you refresh the page (think this happens after you first click "Older Posts". Not sure if this happens only to aside posts).
      • I've noticed the different "Continue Reading→", "Read More", "(more...)" (the last being when front page displays latest posts) which appear, but in some posts the more tag doesn't display at all (again, happens in posts after first clicking "Older Posts")
      • After clicking "Older Posts" for the first time, the font size of the comments number increases, too. The distances/width (content, sidebar) also change

    Upon further investigation, I've discovered the display difference happens when a tag is assigned (featured news enabled). Nonetheless, the content pull, distance change and comment font increase issues still persist.
    To further illustrate things:

    To view the font increase issue in the comment balloon, go to "Latest" page, scroll down until you reach "Older posts" button, click it and compare the font size of the first wave of posts with the font size of the next waves of posts.

    Sorry for any redundancy.

    Looking forward to your reply,
    Iru

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

  2. Howdy Iru!

    I'd expected to see the posts displayed on the assigned "Latest" page as they were, previously, in the Front page, under the header "Latest News", but the content is pulled up (for a browser window width greater than 800 px, I believe; happens too on Firefox) and you can't read the beginning of it.

    This bug should be fixed now.

    When removing the "Featured News", that is, deleting the used tag in Settings so the front page will only display the page "Home", the header "Latest News" appears and below it the page "Home" is displayed yet again.

    This should also be fixed.

    Why some posts display the featured image in similar fashion to "Featured News" and others don't (even when they aren't sticky), after clicking "Older Posts"?

    Part of this is a bug, now fixed. To clarify, Featured Images are only displayed alongside the post excerpt when using Featured Content. If using Latest News, no Featured Images are shown, as the full post content is displayed. This avoids duplication with Featured Images that might appear within the full post content.

    Regarding the topic above, in that case, how does marking a post as sticky influence its display?

    It doesn't, at least in style. It should still appear at the top of the list, however.

    Similarly, some posts (for example aside posts) initially don't display the "Aside" header or an image in the beginning, but will do if you refresh the page (think this happens after you first click "Older Posts". Not sure if this happens only to aside posts).
    I've noticed the different "Continue Reading→", "Read More", "(more...)" (the last being when front page displays latest posts) which appear, but in some posts the more tag doesn't display at all (again, happens in posts after first clicking "Older Posts")
    After clicking "Older Posts" for the first time, the font size of the comments number increases, too. The distances/width (content, sidebar) also change

    This should also be fixed.

    The only issue that remains is a static front page + "Latest News" combination -- this won't display the Older Posts button yet. I'm looking to see if there's a solution for this.

    Thanks for bringing these issues to our attention -- let me know if you have further questions!

    Cheers,
    Caroline

  3. Thanks for your detailed reply, Caroline.

    The only issue that remains is a static front page + "Latest News" combination -- this won't display the Older Posts button yet. I'm looking to see if there's a solution for this.

    Indeed, it seems so. But, there's another issue regarding that setting--it displays the full post disregarding the more tag (and next page tag). You did say

    [...] If using Latest News, no Featured Images are shown, as the full post content is displayed [...]

    but surely splitting tags will still respected, as they are when the front page displays the latest posts (no static page, solely "Latest News"), right?

    Grateful for your attention,
    Iru

  4. Hi Iru! Good catch, this should be fixed now, too. Your split content/pagination is restored when viewing Latest News. :) Thanks again!

  5. Greetings Caroline,

    [...] Your split content/pagination is restored when viewing Latest News.[...]

    Indeed, it is solved. Unfortunately, I can't help but to notice--now, below each post on "Latest News", "Like this" appears (seems "Rate this" doesn't, not sure about "Share this").
    Also, the "Older Posts" button, as you've mentioned before, is still not appearing.

    Many thanks,
    Iru

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