Help with the new Suburbia theme

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  • #822825

    robertdaylin
    Member

    I just started using the new Suburbia theme, and so far I love it. I just have one question. I found out how to feature certain posts on the front page by using the STICKY feature, and that’s great…but how do I get my other posts to lay themselves out in a row of five similar to the smaller posts in the Suburbia theme demo (rather than being displayed one by one)? Also, when a reader is viewing a post and decides to select a category (in the menu to the right), only one post is displayed at a time, causing the reader to keep clicking the OLDER POSTS link in the lower left navigation pane. My blog can be found at robertdaylin.wordpress.com. Any help that anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

    –Robert

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

    #822923

    timethief
    Member

    Suburbia description notes
    live demo site
    other forum threads

    Some themes are coded to display full posts on Archives and Categories pages and some are not. In most themes the main posts page —and in many themes the category and monthly archive pages as well— normally display a number of full posts. > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/full-posts-in-archive-pages/

    Unless the theme in question provides an active excerpt box then we cannot overide the display othat appears on the Categories and Archives pages.
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/the-excerpt-function/

    The number of posts we display on our front page is set here > Settings > Reading
    When we click any post title that post will be displayed in full on it’s own page.

    #822965

    justpi
    Member

    @robert: Please paste the URL of your blog when asking questions here. Or (better for you) make your username link to your blog (Users > Personal Settings: scroll down to Account Details, paste blog URL in the Website field, click Save Changes).

    #823113

    robertdaylin
    Member

    Suburbia theme

    @justpi, thanks for the advice. I made my username link to my blog.
    @timethief, I appreciate your advice, but what I’m trying to accomplish is to make my blog look exactly like the demo blog on the Suburbia theme showcase page (which can be found here: http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/suburbia/ )

    I figured that if it’s possible to do on the demo, then I should be able to do it in reality on my blog.

    #823114

    timethief
    Member

    but how do I get my other posts to lay themselves out in a row of five similar to the smaller posts in the Suburbia theme demo (rather than being displayed one by one)?

    How many posts do you have set to display here? Settings > Reading
    Blog pages show at most__posts

    #823116

    justpi
    Member

    Timethief’s new reply answers your other question as well.

    #823117

    timethief
    Member

    @justpi
    Good day to you. :)

    #823118

    justpi
    Member

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    #823125

    robertdaylin
    Member

    Wow! That was exactly what I was looking for! Timethief, you’re a genius (you too justpi)

    –Robert

    #823170

    Perhaps I’m doing something wrong, but I’m having trouble getting my images to show in this theme. They display properly on the individual post page, but only the text or links show on the main page. Has anyone else experienced this issue?

    #823171

    timethief
    Member

    We don’t have links to the images you posted and don’t know if the images are the correct dimensions specified by the theme or not. Your blog is private so we cannot read the source code and discover what you did and tell you how to resolve this. if you want Voulteer help I suggest that you change the blog visibility to option 2 here so we can help. Otherwise you will need to contact Staff as they do have backend access to blogs.

    #823190

    quyengo
    Member

    I’m having the same issue as @jessicalweimer. I can show photos on my post pages on my blog but not on the homepage?

    #823200

    justpi
    Member

    On the main page, Suburbia doesn’t display regularly inserted images. You need to set a featured image to each post. See here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/featured-images/

    #823202

    chariskanton
    Member

    I too have a question: Souldaddy and the suburbia theme have 5 bottom areas at the bottom of each page, on my widgets screen there is only an option for 4 bottom areas, how do i add a fifth?

    #823206

    quyengo
    Member

    Thanks @justpi! It seems it only works with uploaded photos, not ones that are linked from a URL, is that correct? I can’t seem to get URL images to be featured images.

    Separately, does anyone know how to create two menus on the homepage (leftmost column)? I’m only seeing the option to display one menu.

    #823207

    justpi
    Member

    1) Yes, featured images must be uploaded to the blog.

    2) See here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

    #823218

    I have the same question as @chariskanton. I only have access to four bottom areas instead of five like in the demo. Is there a way to get the fifth available on the free version?
    http://www.hookedbyzanne.wordpress.com

    #823228

    Hi there, I have just installed the Suburbua theme to my site and this : http://www.littlebranchesbigtrees.com has happened and i have no idea why or how to fix it… sorry if this is a thread hyjack… I just need help!

    #823229

    timethief
    Member

    @littlebranchesbigtrees
    That’s not a free hosted WordPress.com blog. It’s a WordPress.org install. The two run on different software and have different versions of the same theme. We cannot help you here. http://wordpress.org/support/ is for those with WordPress.org installs.

    #823234

    iamtakashi
    Staff

    @chariskanton, @suzanneyvette,

    Suburbia in WordPress.com supports only four widget areas in the footer. The far left grid is reserved for page navigation which appears on index and archive view if they have more than one page.

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