Canard Theme: Help with Featured Content

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  • #3056059

    Hi there.

    Just wondering if anyone can help me. I want to know if there is anything I can do in the CSS on my Canard theme to change the thumbnail images on my blog’s homepage. First of all, I’d like to alter the shape of them so they are wider and shorter but I’d also like to be able to reposition the image, so you can see the main part of the picture. My blog is http://www.passport-for-living.com, just so you can see what I mean.

    Any help would be VERY much appreciated! Thanks in advance!

    Zara

    The blog I need help with is passport-for-living.com.

    #3056189

    Hi @passportforliving,

    I see that your custom domain name servers are pointing to WordPress.COM.

    I just wanted to let you know that if you have any WordPress.COM upgrade plan you also have the option of direct support from Staff via live chat or email when you post through your dashboard at https://wordpress.com/help/contact.

    Cheers,

    Ally

    #3056192

    Ok, thanks for that! That’s really helpful.

    #3056193

    My pleasure!

    #3056305

    @okanagancreativedesigns, we help all WordPress.com users here in the forums, so all users are free to post here for help, or if they have a Plan upgrade, they can also contact support directly with Live Chat. Both ways are at their disposal.

    #3056306

    @passportforliving, if you still need help with this, I would be more than happy to assist you.

    #3056307

    We help all WordPress.com users here in the forums, so all users are free to post here for help, or if they have a Plan upgrade, they can also contact support directly with Live Chat. Both ways are at their disposal.

    @thesacredpath – very appreciative for that clarification, thank you :)

    #3056319

    You are welcome, @okanagancreativedesigns, and many thanks for the help in the forums. It is greatly appreciated.

    #3056320

    Yes please. Help would be good, although I think the sizing of the ‘featured content’ boxes depends on the browser and screen size, so I think that is OK. Mainly, I would like to be able to reposition the images to show the central feature of the image.

    #3056321

    Hi @passportforliving, the WordPress and theme software actually create a new image off of the one you upload that is nearly square, so the rest of the image does not exist in that dynamically created image, so there isn’t anything we can do with CSS to bring it back or change the proportions. The images are cropped on a center weighted basis, so the best thing to do is to prepare your images with the most important bits near the center so that when the software crops them, you will see that section. It might take a bit of playing around at first, but once you have a feel for it, it should go pretty smoothly in the future.

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