How can I change the how my featured image looks on Elemin Theme?

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  • #2148860

    denatb
    Member

    Hi.

    I am experimenting with using the Mobile Theme setting on my site, Gathering Flavors which has the Elemin theme. I love how Elemin looks on tablet and computer, but not so much how it looks on small screens, eg. phones….So, I am experimenting with the mobile theme. I would like to set a featured image to show on the mobile sites and I know how to set a featured image. The thing is, I don’t like how featured images show on the computer. (They show up as a tiny thumbnail, which is why I don’t have any featured images set yet.) So, is there a way to set a featured image so it looks good both in the Mobile Theme and on a computer/tablet viewing?

    The blog I need help with is gathering-flavors.com.

    #2149033

    Hi @denacooking!

    We can definitely help you with this. Can you set a featured image on one of your posts just so we can see this in action? Also, could you clarify a bit what you mean by “looks good both in the Mobile Theme and on a computer/tablet?” If you could let us know a more detailed idea of what you’re looking for, we can take a look!

    #2149038

    One other thought is that Elemin is a responsive width theme, which adjusts to any screen/device size from a desktop monitor all the way down to phones. Right now I see you have the mobile theme activated, and you might want to try disabling that and then looking at your site on your phone and/or tablet to see how things look.

    #2149039

    denatb
    Member

    Jeremy:

    Thank you for getting back to me. I really appreciate your input here.

    I added a featured image to this post:

    http://gathering-flavors.com/2014/11/19/too-good-to-be-true-veggie-relishes/

    In terms of clarifying what I mean by “looks good both in the mobile theme and on a computer/tablet”, I will try to be clearer.

    Right now, when you look at the post listed above on a computer/full site version, the featured image shows up as a thumbnail in the top/left of the post. I would prefer it to appear as a full sized image, centered, much like the image you see right below the featured image now. If you look at the same post via the mobile theme/site, it looks great. So, the issue is the version I see on my computer or when I click ‘full site’ on the mobile. How can I change how the featured image appears there?

    ‘hope this makes sense. If not, I will clarify more.

    I will look forward to hearing from you.

    Dena

    #2149045

    denatb
    Member

    This is in response to thesacredpath.

    I had my site without the mobile theme enabled and have been unhappy with how it looks on the phone. That is why I am trying the Mobile Theme…which I think looks better when I am able to show the Featured Image…..But, again, as above, I don’t like how the featured image shows on the full site version…..

    #2149052

    Dena, the theme PHP script files create a 150px wide image to use as the featured image for the responsive theme. In the mobile theme, a 600px wide image is created to use as the featured image.

    Mobile featured image: http://denasgatheringflavors.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/on-fancy-plate-with-greens-dena-t-brayc2a9.jpg?w=600

    Responsive theme featured image: http://denasgatheringflavors.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/on-fancy-plate-with-greens-dena-t-brayc2a9.jpg?w=150&h=150&crop=1

    Note the “?w=600” at the end of the mobile featured image URL, and the “?w=150&h=150&crop=1” at the end of the responsive URL.

    The following CSS will enlarge that featured image, but as you will see, there will be a considerable loss in quality (pixelation).

    img.post-thumbnail {
        width: 100%;
    }

    To change things so that it would create a full-width image would require editing the theme PHP script files (where the size is declared), and we cannot do that at WordPress.com.

    Perhaps @jeremeylduvall has a trick up his sleeve that I’m unaware of to do this and have the image look clean and sharp, but I have yet to find one.

    #2149056

    denatb
    Member

    Hi:

    You are right. I tried the CSS you suggested and it blows the picture up to make it look fuzzy. Not good.

    Let’s see if @jeremeylduvall has another idea…..

    D

    #2149122

    denatb
    Member

    Any new ideas, Jeremy?

    D

    #2149135

    denatb
    Member

    Hi:

    Based on what was said above, I am concluding I won’t be able to get the featured image to work as I had hoped. But thank you both for you input.
    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

    I will close this topic.

    Dena

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