Oxygen: Showcase Template
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.
Finally figured it out! Thanks anyway!
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.
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!
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!
hey how did you figure it out? I still don’t seem to understand how to get the showcase temp ate
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
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
it still doesn’t work for me
Please read what I posted above.
ive read it a million times
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?
it works! thanks a bunch
i reread slowly and now it works
Of course it works. Best wishes with your blog. :)
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.
Look closely at the image here for creating a sticky post (not page) please > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-visibility/#sticky-posts
Stick this post to the front page
I’ve seen that. this is what it looks like when I click on it.
Visibility: Public Edit
Nothing about sticky!
Did you click the “edit” link next to the word Public?
Visibility: Public Edit
Then this appears:
_Stick this post to the front page
Yes. “stick this post to the front page” does not appear in the drop down menu below public.
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