Featured Image Problems in Structure Theme

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  • #822341

    I have tried to use a featured image in the structure theme…i have gone through the proper steps…selected the image and clicked use as feature. The image does not appear on the front page. Instead there is a white area where it should be. It also does not appear when you go into the post itself.

    In case you are wondering:
    1. Yes I downloaded the image from my computer.
    2. Yes it was big enough
    3. Yes I also selected to have the image display on the post in the theme option.

    This is a recent problem, seeing that I didn’t have this issue in the past.

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

    #822494

    justpi
    Member

    a) Link to the blog in question please. The one linked to your username is using 2011, not Structure.
    b) You need to correct your username link: you’ve added the http part twice.
    c) In the meantime read these (because most likely you’re wrong re no.2):
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/05/01/introduction-to-structure/
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/on-the-recent-featured-image-issues/

    #822628
    #822630

    justpi
    Member

    The image you’ve set to your latest post is this:
    http://rethor.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/cardinals1.jpg
    Dimensions 512×341: as suspected, not big enough! Check the posts I linked to.

    #822631

    timethief
    Member

    Hello there,
    When it comes to featured images they must be the exact dimensions specified by the theme. You will find those in the articles that justpi linked to above.
    You can also consult these troubleshooting images tips.

    #822636

    The problem is resolved. It was a size issue. Apparently the size of the pictures weren’t big enough. I had to crank it up using the scale.

    #822788

    emoturtlet
    Member

    Hi, I’m new to the structure theme. I have been trying to get a image to occupy the grey space. I’m blogging online, using the free version. May I know how I can get something or anything to appear!

    Link to my blog address:
    http://emoturtlet.wordpress.com/

    Also, I would like to have thumbnails attached to each of my posts. Is it possible? Please advice! Many thanks in advance. :)

    #822789

    justpi
    Member
    #822790

    emoturtlet
    Member

    Hi Juspi,
    I’ve visited many links which brings me to the one you have provided but it is not helpful. I am looking for a more detailed guide as it is really impossible for me to upload any pictures no matter what I do.. I’m kind of helpless.

    #822791

    I don’t see a featured image attached to your post but I do see a regular image attached. What sort of error are you running into when you try and upload your featured images?

    #822792

    emoturtlet
    Member

    The regular image on the right is actually from the gravatar widget. I can’t seem to get the featured image in the grey box. I’ve uploaded the picture. It is of a bigger size than the one stated but I don’t mind if it gets cropped. upon saving changes, the featured image does not show.

    #822793

    justpi
    Member

    “Upon saving changes
    If you mean you pres a button that literally says “Save Changes”, then you’re on the wrong dashboard screen.
    To set a featured image to a post, you edit the post, click the Add Media button, upload the image from your computer (or select it from Media Library, if it’s already uploaded), then click “Use as featured image” instead of “Insert into post”.

    Also, are you seeing the Featured Image module while on the post editor screen? If not, click Screen Options (top right) and activate it. When you have successfully set a featured image to a post, the Featured Image module will display that image.

    #822794

    emoturtlet
    Member

    i’m in the post editor screen and i click “use as featured image”. still there wasn’t any image appearing in the grey box. yes. i saw the featured image module on the right hand side while on the post editor screen. I had activated the “set featured image” module using the screen options(top right) no, the featured image module did not display the image.

    #822795

    justpi
    Member

    If the Featured Image module isn’t displaying an image, then you haven’t set one. What exactly are you trying, step by step? Are you trying to insert the image via URL, perhaps, instead of what I explained above? Images hosted elsewhere won’t work: a featured image needs to be uploaded from your computer to your blog.

    #822796

    emoturtlet
    Member

    hmm.. that’s the part i do not get. I uploaded the picture into the blog. that’s why as I mentioned, i’m totally clueless on what I have done incorrectly…

    #822797

    justpi
    Member

    a) Go to Media > Library (dashboard sidebar) and check if the image is there.
    b) Describe exactly what you tried to do, step by step.

    #822798

    emoturtlet
    Member

    1. Clicked on “Set Featured Image”
    2.Clicked on Media Library. Image uploaded. Clicked “Show”
    3. Dimensions: 800 x 449. (is this ok? I don’t mind the pic being cropped)
    4. Under size: Full size selected 600 x 359. Right under the selection of sizes, clicked on the option “use as featured image” then saving… came on. followed by done.
    5. i went on to save all changes. i closed the box.
    6 in the module set featured image i can see the image i set. on the homepage, there’s still nothing. sigh…

    #822799

    justpi
    Member

    1-3 ok.
    4-5 irrelevant: all the options except “use as featured image” are for images you insert in the post, not for featured images.
    Last step is close the box and click Update (post).

    #822800

    hi guys

    i had activated the theme and initiallly there was no featured story at the home page, then suddenly there is?

    how do i take it off
    i cant seem to get the right size pic….
    or alternatively how do i completely remove all association of my blog to that theme. because i think after pressing save on the appearance-> theme options only then does the grey pic appear

    #822801

    justpi
    Member

    The blog linked to your username is using Under the Influence, and before that it was using Manifest. If you’re talking about a different blog, we need its URL.

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