Onswipe: Launch Screen problem?

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  • #588571

    stevebmd
    Member

    I like the new Onswipe feature for iPad, but my Launch Screen Image isn’t showing. I uploaded an image of exactly 768x1004px, but I don’t know what to do with the “Cover Display” menu. (I only see two options… “No cover” which shows no cover at all, and “Show an image from a recent post,” which does that.)

    How do I get my Launch Screen Image to appear?

    The blog I need help with is thoughtbroadcast.com.

    #588682

    We need a link to the blog you are talking about please.

    #588688

    Take a look at this other thread where staff explains what setting you need to change in your iPad.

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/ipad-format?replies=5

    #588697

    macmanx
    Staff

    Actually, that particular thread was just about getting the desktop version of Safari to emulate Safari on the iPad.

    stevebmd, if you’re referring to thoughtbroadcast.com, the Launch Screen image is just a background that displays if your blog is launched as a webclip from the iPad interface.

    #588702

    Hmmm, I just read it again and can’t see where they are referring to the desktop version of Safari.

    #588704

    macmanx
    Staff

    I mentioned “if you have Safari installed, go to Preferences -> Advanced” inferring Safari installed on the user’s computer. I’ll edit it for clarity.

    #588718

    stevebmd
    Member

    Yes, it’s http://thoughtbroadcast.com.

    I’m not sure what you mean by “if your blog is launched as a webclip from the iPad interface.” I’m just typing “thoughtbroadcast.com” into my Safari address bar (on the iPad), which then defaults to “thoughtbroadcast.com/#!/cover”, and the image is simply a picture from my blog (which I did not set) rotating slowly from left to right.

    All I want to do is to set my background image to be the “Launch Screen Image” I uploaded specifically for this purpose. The Onswipe settings on my blog’s dashboard don’t appear to give me an opportunity to do this. The only options for “Cover Display” are “No cover” and “Show an image from a recent post.”

    Also, just to avoid any confusion… I’m not using the desktop version of Safari. The other thread apparently shows how I can use desktop Safari to emulate the iPad Safari app, but that wouldn’t fix the problem I’m having.

    #588741

    I have the same issue. I provided a special image for the Cover, and it doesn’t show… Where in the code should I go to add a new option in that menu for the cover image I provided?t

    #588751

    timethief
    Member

    As this feature is brand new I would like to suggest that you contact Staff directly for help with it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/
    Announcement here > http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/ipad-onswipe-theme/

    #588780

    macmanx
    Staff

    A webclip is like turning a webpage into an app on your home screen.

    To do this, view the page in Safari and touch the square with an arrow icon at the bottom-center, then select “Add to Home Screen.”

    The Cover Logo will be used as the icon (instead of a shrunken screenshot of the page), and the Launch Screen will display whenever the webclip is launched.

    #588785

    stevebmd
    Member

    @macmanx: Nope, I’ve tried opening my blog from directly within Safari, AND from a webclip. Each time, I’m taken directly to my Launch Screen, but without the “Launch Screen image” I specifically uploaded (instead, it selects the last pic from my most recent blog post as the “launch screen” image).

    @timethief: Thanks, I’ll submit a request directly.

    #588787

    macmanx
    Staff

    Hm, it should sort of display as it’s launching. I don’t actually have an iPad to check your site myself. I can just emulate it on Safari, which won’t help in this case.

    Please contact us directly via http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ about this.

    #588948

    momochen
    Member

    I’ve the same problem which Screen Image cannot load.
    I’ve contact wp via http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ , but still no reply.
    my blog is http://momochen.wordpress.com

    #588985

    timethief
    Member

    Please be p[patient. WordPress.com is a big operation and Staff will get to your ticket when it comes to the top of their queue.
    related threads > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/onswipe-launch-screen-problem?replies=13
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/theme-pages-down-need-to-remove-onswipe?replies=8
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/ipad-format?replies=24

    #589052

    jondeeblog
    Member

    I am getting exactly the same problem as momochen. Has anyone figured this out yet?

    #589053

    mtadams1208
    Member

    me too!!! not working

    #589059

    maitresage
    Member

    After searching through the code I can’t find the PHP code that generates that pull down menu where you chose between “NoCover” or “Images from Posts”. I mean, can anyone with a real knowledge of PHP download the plugin for a self hosted WordPress site from the WordPress.org site and take a look at the files, pinpoint the missing Option in that menu and fix this thing? Thanks alot.

    #589060

    timethief
    Member

    @jondeeblog & mtadams1208 & maitresage
    I think you ought to contact Staff directly http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ about this.

    #589061

    weworemasks
    Member

    ugh. having the same problem. have created a great image for my page, only to not be able to use it!

    #589062

    timethief
    Member

    I think you ought to contact Staff directly http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ about this.

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