Help with Forever Theme

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  • #1133668

    When I look at the examples of the Forever theme such as this one http://jenandchris2012.wordpress.com/ there are three large rotating photos at the top of the blog. This seems to be a typical set up for the Forever theme.

    Can someone please tell me how to do this? I have absolutely no idea.

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

    #1133859

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    From the Forever theme info page:

    Featuring posts in a slider on your home page is easy. You just need sticky posts with Featured Images. Every sticky post you have (up to 10) that has a Featured Image (at least 888 pixels wide) attached will show up there. Easy!

    It looks like you’ve already made one post on your blog a sticky post with a featured image, so you just have to do it again for as many photos (up to 10) that you want to show up at the top like that. If you’re stuck on how exactly to make those sticky posts, let me know.

    #1133860

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    P.S. The Forever theme info page (with links to more information about things like sticky posts and featured images) is here: http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/forever/

    #1133862

    I think that all I have to do is set the post to “sticky” ….but it’s not working and I can’t figure out why.

    What exactly is meant by a “feature image?” Do I have to apply some sort of special tag to the image? Or will it know the image to be featured if there is only one image in the post?

    Could this be some sort of cookies issue?

    #1133863

    Ah ha! I found the set feature image button! Woo hoo!

    #1133865

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    Excellent! Happy blogging — and congratulations! :)

    #1133930

    where did you find this button ” feature image button” I am having difficulity with how exactly to make sticky posts

    #1133931

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    @ tintedphotography
    It should be in the “Featured Image” module when you are editing the post or page. You may have to turn in on in your screen options. http://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/#setting-a-featured-image

    #1133932

    Here are the directions to find the Feature Image button

    1) When editing a post, scroll to the bottom of the page and look on the right hand side.
    2)You’ll see some text there that you can click on that says “Featured Image.”
    3) Click on the text then select the photo that you want to feature. (Feature means show in the thumbnail or the slider.)

    A feature imge is used for teh slider or a thumbnail. If you want the photo (and an embedded link to the post) to show up in the slider, you’ll also need to “sticky” the post. To do that

    1) When editing a post, look on the right hand side. You’ll see something that says Visibility: Public [Edit].
    2) Click the edit button
    3) Tick the box that says “Stick this post to my front page”

    Hope this helps!

    #1133933

    Thank you so much…it did :)

    #1133935

    Hi,
    I am trying to set up my photos in my blog ( Forever theme) to make them look bigger. I can not figure it out.. I am not sure b/c I don’t have pro version? I am dowloading my images hi res, set up to Full ( after dowloading) and they still appear small. Any help? http://beatadunnphotography.wordpress.com/
    Thanks!

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