Header image for a new page

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  • #904999

    Please, how can I add images as HEADERS in each of the pages the sidebar connects to? (NOT inserted into the text, ONLY as a header)
    Thank you!

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

    #905114

    timethief
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    See here please > setting a featured image
    Twenty Eleven
    Twenty Eleven has a special Showcase template which takes advantage of Featured Images when used on sticky posts:
    An image with a minimum height of 300 pixels and a maximum width of 500 pixels will display next to the post.
    An image that is at least 1000 x 288 pixels will be displayed instead of the post header with a title over the image.

    #905116

    timethief
    Member

    Just to be clear on this you can set a differnt header image by using the setting featured image instructions I linked to above, and when you do the images must be the same size as the header images 1000 x 288 pixels.

    #905218

    Thank you dear timethief. I followed the instructions and the photo/s appear/s in the “image” section of the dashboard (below, right) but does not appear as a header when I see the page (nor anywhere else). Of course, I updated the page before previewing.
    Best, thanks again,
    Roberto

    #905222

    The header remains the same for all pages; I´d like to have that photo only for the “home” page, and a different header photo for each additional page (all of which are featured in the sidebar links)

    #905226

    justpi
    Member

    You do have a different header image on this page:
    http://robertoneuburger.wordpress.com/93-2/
    Which page are you referring to? What’s the URL of the image?

    #905263

    Dear justpi,
    Yes. But I don´t know how I did that… I wish I could do the same with the remaining pages!
    The URL for “Medical Love” should be http://robertoneuburger.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/teatroargentino5.jpg
    For “A psychoanalytic tango”, http://robertoneuburger.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/teatro-colon-fte.jpg
    Due to the failure to set the headers, I didn´t go on searching for adequate images for the rest.

    #905273

    Ευχαριστώ πολύ! (Thank you very much!)
    Both Greek pages were sent to the psychoanalytic Journal, Κλινική Ψυχοδυναμική, but only the first one was published.

    #905278

    justpi
    Member

    To set a featured image you edit the page, click the Add Media button (or the “Set featured image” tab in the Featured Image module), upload from your computer or select from Media Library, click “Use as featured image” instead of “Insert into Post”, click outside the popup window to remove it, click Update.

    But a featured image won’t show up as an alternative header image if it’s narrower than the width of the header. In the theme you’re using, the images need to be 1000px wide or wider: the ones you linked to are only 640px and 300px.

    (And thanks!)

    #905308

    Thanks again dear justpi!
    How can I make the image wider than they actually are, so they might meet the requirements? It´s difficult to find images already with the adequate size.
    Και παρακαλώ! (you´re welcome!)

    #905309

    Done! I clicked on the “edit image” button and widened each one. I´m almost there, but I´ll go on with the remaining pages later… The completed pages show images of (my favourite places in ) the cities of Buenos Aires, La Plata and Mar del Plata. Don´t you feel the wish to come and see around? I´d be glad to assess or guide you…

    #905352

    Oops. I managed to scale most images, but now it happens again: I follow all the necessary steps, but the new header does not appear.

    #905355

    The sidebar with the links to the different pages is now complete. Is it possible to add a small list of related links below these?
    …thanks again!

    #905364

    justpi
    Member

    a) I’m glad you found out how to widen the images, but images blown up that way appear pixelated, so ideally you should look for images that are wide enough.

    b) You create the links in Links > Add New, then add the Links widget in Appearance > Widgets.

    #905371

    Thanks dear justpi. The problem is: I selected four related links, but only two of them appear at the sidebar, plus two unwanted ones, “Discuss” and “Get inspired”, which I would like NOT to show up. Furthermore, the title preceding the links is “Blogroll”, which I would like to change by “Related links”. Is this all possible?
    You are incredibly helpful!

    PS. It´s true, some of the photos are blurred due to “pixelating”. I´ll try to look for more adequate ones, but for the time being they do show what is intended. Most of them display my favourite places in Argentina (including the Colón and the Argentino opera theatres, some museums etc.), others art works by prominent Argentinian painters (Petorutti, Xul Solar, Berni), yet others photograpy and art by my daughter Sonia.

    #905372

    justpi
    Member

    “Blogroll” is the title that shows up when you haven’t filed your links under appropriate link categories.
    Edit your links (in Link > All Links) and add “Related links” as their category. Then open the Links widget you’ve added, select that category from the first pulldown, save.
    See here as well:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/blogroll/add-a-blogroll-link/#add-new-link-categories
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/links-widget/

    #905377

    I created two categories, “Related Institutions” and “Related Journals”, but I only managed to select one of them to show up. Is it possible to display both?

    #905378

    justpi
    Member

    Yes of course, in two different ways:
    a) Delete the useless links, then set the Links widget to display all links: they’ll show up as two groups, each one with the proper heading.
    b) Drag a second Links widget to Sidebar and set it to display the other link category.

    #905381

    Done! Thanks again, dear justpi!
    Roberto

    #905399

    The final step would be to order the pages in a different way from the current one. I´d like to have them together by language (insted of the displayed alphabetical order, that places unusual characters . German, Russian, Greek – at random), e.g. first the English papers, then Spanish, etc. Again, is this possible?
    …and thanks again!
    Roberto

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