Can't get large featured image on Twenty Eleven showcase

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  • #633746

    Hi,

    I am trying to use the showcase template of Twenty Eleven to have a large featured image on my home page. I’ve been blogging with the Duster theme for some time now and have had no problems getting a large featured image to work. But I’m new to Twenty Eleven and I must be missing something.

    I have used a huge image file, (on the home page it is the image titled “Tabatha”), and I have gone into Media settings and set my max width and height for large images to 1024 x 3000px. Still no luck. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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

    #633871

    timethief
    Member

    Large images on featured “sticky” posts … To add posts to the Featured Post section just mark some posts as sticky. To have a big featured image you need to use an image that is at least as big as the header image (1000px x 288px). Also, make sure you have a set size for Large image under Settings → Media that allows for such sizes. Adding more than one sticky post will add slider controls to the top right of the featured post area.
    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/twentyeleven/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/#sticky-posts
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/order-of-featured-posts-in-twenty-eleven?replies=6#post-621540

    #633874

    timethief
    Member
    #633875

    I just removed my other sticky post. Now there is only one, but still no large image. I’ve done all the other steps.. any more ideas?

    #633882

    timethief
    Member

    I’m all out of ideas. I will flag this thread so it gets moved to the Themes Forum. the Themes Staff do monitor threads in that forum and will reply to you there.

    #633890

    Thank you very much for your help.

    #633896

    The image has to be landscape-shaped.

    #633897

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry I couldn’t help you resolve this. :(

    #633986

    The image has to be landscaped shaped? Man that’s a huge bummer. Duster used to just take a slice right out of the middle of the photo.. I really liked that look.

    Oh well I guess. Thanks for the help!

    #634002

    timethief
    Member
    #634069

    Thanks for the help – decided to switch over to Linen instead.

    Good to know that I should stick with Duster and not update to Twenty Eleven for femmeonamission.com if I want to keep the featured image style that I like.

    Thanks again for your efforts!

    #634070

    To be more precise, for Featured Images to appear in a Twenty Eleven post header they need to be at least as large as the header image area, 1000 pixels by 288 pixels. Twenty Eleven will still take a slice out of larger images.

    #634073

    Themeshaper: That’s what I was hoping for/expecting and that is exactly what was not working. My image was plenty large enough, yet it was not taking a slice.

    It’s no longer an issue because I switched to Linen, but I am curious if you have any ideas as to why that was not working? As I said above, I have another site (http://femmeonamission.com) that is using the Duster theme and now I am hesitant to update to Twenty Eleven.

    Any ideas as to why my featured images weren’t working? Also, if I update my other blog to Twenty Eleven, will I be able to go back to Duster if I don’t like it? When I was looking through themes the other day, Duster was absent. I am worried that I will switch to Twenty Eleven, the featured images won’t work properly, and then I won’t be able to switch back to Duster. Thoughts?

    Thanks for your help!

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