Oxygen Slider

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    How do I set up a slider on the oxygen template? The forums/help tutorials aren’t clear.
    Blog url: http://attitudinalhealingconnection.wordpress.com/

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



    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. …

    Sticky post thumbnails are 750 pixels wide in the featured slider
    Regular post thumbnails are 450 pixels wide


    What should you do if you can’t chose the showcase page template? I’m not getting that option and I’ve tried so many times!!! blog is: momentscapturedyoung.com. Thank you!



    I am also not getting the Showcase page template as an option. I’ve spent several hours trying different methods of a 2 column home page as shown in the theme preview. There seems to be some confusion about it being named Front page instead; however, I give a page that attribute then set it as my static page in the customization area, I get the 3 column layout and “Apologies, but no entries were found” under a heading called Recent Articles event though I have a post with an assigned category AND another featured photo at 1000 pixels wide (plenty big enough)…

    The home page slider feature and showcase option just seems to be missing entirely from this theme. Many hours have been lost on this project trying to figure it out… any help is much appreciated.



    Followup! I figured it out from this solution:

    It wasn’t working for me because I had my posts set as sticky… once I removed that it worked!


    For some reason it still won’t work for me. I followed the instructions you provided, and even tired removing the sticky posts and it still won’t work :*(

    The slider doesn’t appear at all for me. Is it a widget I should have? Also, I don’t get the “showcase” template that everyone’s talking about. Should I see that somewhere?



    I was also confused about the ‘showcase’ template as I believe it is called showcase if your site is hosted at wordpress; whereas elsewhere it is called ‘Front Page’. You will want to create a placeholder ‘page’ naming it anything and selecting the front page template attribute. Then in the themes’ ‘customize’ area set the front page to this page you created.

    All other pages with images should be ‘posts’ that are not sticky and have a featured image attached. Be sure to set the location as featured in your post and when inserting the image select ‘use as featured image’.

    Once I got all the components in there correctly it worked great!



    I’ve found the Showcase/Front Page option in page attributes and have made a new page and set it according to instructions. Problem is the page that I designate as the Showcase/Front Page doesn’t show. If I choose that option neither the text nor the image shows from that page. Additionally, I’ve tried making my posts into a slider and the image from only one post will show at a time. Any help would be greatly appreciated!



    That’s because that page isn’t suppose to have any text or images. The Front Page attribute pulls from ‘Posts’ that you have set according to the instructions here:

    All other pages with images should be ‘posts’ that are not sticky and have a featured image attached. Be sure to set the location as featured in your post and when inserting the image select ‘use as featured image’.

    These posts make up the Featured Page. Does that make sense?



    Thanks so much!!! Haven’t looked at this since sorry for the late reply. But get absolutely get it now. Really appreciate the help!

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