Oxygen: Showcase Template

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  • #1069443

    debrayoung87
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    I am new to WP and a bit confused. I love the oxygen template and the lovely featured photos in the slider. I am trying to figure out how to get the large, feature image on my page but having no luck. I tried following the instructions provided on the theme information page, but I must not be doing something right. Now my project ideas page is the same as my front page? I just want my most recent post (searching for inspiration) to be featured with a large photo! Any help would be great!

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

    #1069575

    debrayoung87
    Member

    Finally figured it out! Thanks anyway!

    #1069582

    thejellyfarm
    Member

    hey i’m using this theme too…how did you get that black menu to pop up? the instructions on the theme info page is a bit vague.

    #1069596

    debrayoung87
    Member

    Yeah, I found the instructions a little hard to follow as well!

    I went to my dashboard then went to Appearance –> Menus. I believe you have to create a new menu for the black background to pop up, so I created the categories menu and saved it. If you scroll down to the bottom of the menu page, there is a box on the left side that says “Theme Locations.” I made my new menu (categories in my case!) the secondary menu. Then it just popped up!

    Since I also had a widget that was categories, i went into Appearance –> Widgets, and deleted my categories widget. I hope that helps!

    #1069612

    thejellyfarm
    Member

    wow, that sounds like a real round-about way of doing it. yeah, their instructions were pretty vague which is why I was wondering what to do next. couldn’t they have just made it simpler?

    love the oxygen theme….it’s doing wonders for my blogsite but seriously, their coders need to simplify the process.

    my next complaint is how they took away a helluva bunch of options on their visual editor. (sigh)

    btw love your site! keep it comin!

    #1069724

    emcneil28
    Member

    hey how did you figure it out? I still don’t seem to understand how to get the showcase temp ate

    #1069725

    timethief
    Member

    Oxygen Theme Description http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/oxygen Live demo site http://oxygendemo.wordpress.com/

    In Oxygen you can either have a Home page that displays your posts or a static front page ie. a Showcase template. http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/front-page/#setting-up-a-static-front-page

    Showcase page template
    When you first activate Oxygen, you’ll see your posts in a traditional blog format but if you’d like to showcase your content in an online magazine-like fashion, then you can use the Showcase Page template. …

    Post thumbnails are 470 pixels wide, unless you make the post Sticky to show off in the featured slider, in which case they’re 750 pixels wide. Keep in mind: if you mark a post as Sticky but the featured image is less than 750 pixels wide, then it won’t display in the slider and will still disappear from the river of posts.
    Please be aware that you cannot crop the sticky post thumbnails.

    Sticky post thumbnails are 750 pixels wide in the featured slider
    Regular post thumbnails are 470 pixels wide
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/#sticky-posts
    Oxygen
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/#setting-a-featured-image

    If you don’t see the page attributes module then make sure that you don’t have it hidden in your screen options http://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/
    Modules to unhide:
    Post – Likes and Shares, Format*, Categories, Tags, Excerpt, Send Trackbacks, Discussion, Comments**, Slug, Author, Revisions, Writing Helper
    Page – Likes and Shares, Page Attributes, Featured Image, Discussion, Comments**, Page Revisions, Slug, Author, Revisions, Writing Helper

    #1069726

    emcneil28
    Member

    it still doesn’t work for me

    #1069727

    timethief
    Member

    Please read what I posted above.

    #1069728

    emcneil28
    Member

    ive read it a million times

    #1069729

    timethief
    Member

    I have set up this themes on my test blog and answered the same question many times. Exactly which step do your get stuck on?

    #1069730

    emcneil28
    Member

    it works! thanks a bunch

    #1069731

    emcneil28
    Member

    i reread slowly and now it works

    #1069732

    timethief
    Member

    Of course it works. Best wishes with your blog. :)

    #1069736

    I can’t get this to work either – and I’ve read and reread the same post. There is no option for making a image sticky that I can find. It just says public. Yesterday the problem was that I couldn’t get my images to resize. The day before that it was setting the page attibutes to showcase. Now that is working but nothing else does. My blog is micheleangello.wordpress.com.

    #1069737

    timethief
    Member

    Look closely at the image here for creating a sticky post (not page) please > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/#sticky-posts

    Visibility:
    Public
    Stick this post to the front page
    Password protected
    Private

    OK Cancel

    #1069738

    I’ve seen that. this is what it looks like when I click on it.

    Visibility: Public Edit
    Public
    Password protected
    Password:
    Private

    OK Cancel

    Nothing about sticky!

    #1069739

    timethief
    Member

    Did you click the “edit” link next to the word Public?
    Visibility: Public Edit
    Then this appears:

    Public
    _Stick this post to the front page
    Password protected
    Private

    OK Cancel

    #1069740

    Yes. “stick this post to the front page” does not appear in the drop down menu below public.

    #1069741

    timethief
    Member

    You are viewing a Page.
    You are not viewing a Post.
    The two are different. http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/

    You cannot make a Page sticky. There is no option to do that as you have discovered. You can only find that option on a Post, not on a Page.

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