Selecta Theme – Archive pics not showing?

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  • #738423

    postcardcafe
    Member

    IN SHORT- Images not showing in archives and recent posts?

    I’ve just moved my blog to the Selecta theme and recent posts does not show the images – just empty spaces with titles below? If I scroll through my images page by page the images show. If I click on the archive I just get the titles with no images showing? I’ve successfully added a few stickies at the top so most of the functions appear to work OK.
    Any advice about how I can get images to show in recent posts and archives will be very much appreciated. In advance of any replies – Thank you.

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

    #738612

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    The site linked to your username is wearing Twenty Eleven. Please provide a link to the site you are asking about.
    http://

    #738613

    postcardcafe
    Member

    SORRY – The site I’m having problems with is http://steelcitystatic.wordpress.com

    Thanks for taking the time…

    #738614

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Are you using the exact dimensions for the thumbnails?
    Selecta
    Thumbnail (190×110 px) on main page, archive pages, latest posts showcase row.

    #738618

    postcardcafe
    Member

    Hi 1tess,
    All I have done so far is just switch from one theme to the present theme (Selecta) showing on http://steelcitystatic.wordpress.com
    I haven’t done anything to the images that were already uploaded. I have left them untouched from as they appeared on the previous theme. They all show when scrolling through pages.
    Is there something that I should be setting for the thumbnails?
    If I change the image size then presumably all that wil do is reduce the size of the image on the actual post.
    I have assumed the theme will automatically bring up thumbnails as it did in the previous theme.
    Any advice is welcomed.
    Thank you again for taking the time to help with my query.

    #738622

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Yes, you should make your thumbnails to the exact dimensions I wrote above.
    190 x 110 px

    Then you select one to become the featured image for that post. You’ll have to do it for each of your posts.

    There has been a change recently:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/problem-with-homepage-2?replies=20#post-724028

    #738627

    The Latest Posts section in selecta doesn’t display regular images inserted in your posts, it displays featured images.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/#setting-a-featured-image

    #738631

    @tess: In general, FIs work if in the recommended dimensions or larger. In Selecta, smaller ones will also show up.

    #738636

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Yes, I just discovered that. Sorry for the mistake.

    #738641

    postcardcafe
    Member

    Thanks for all the brilliant input.
    Forgive my general ignorance. I’m struggling to follow what I should do. I’ve been with wordpress for a while but I’ve not meddled with this sort of thing before.
    Do I have to upload 2 images and set one as a “featured image” with the “thumbnail” option selected and then upload another and leave at full size by selecting “full size”?
    If I set an image as a featured image, will this not turn that image into a header image?
    Your patience is appreciated.

    #738657

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    No, I’m sorry. You don’t have to upload smaller images. I made a mistake about the featured image problem.

    You only have to go to each post and select a “featured image.” In Spectra the featured image becomes the thumbnails.

    #738662

    postcardcafe
    Member

    Thats great news and it appears to be working fine now.
    The way I’m selecting “featured image” is by deleting the image then going back to my media library then reslecting the image and then clicking on “featured image” then re-inserting back into the post then updating the post.
    Am I doing this in the way you imagined?
    Is that how you would achieve the outcome or is there a shortcut that you are aware of.
    Once again I am so grateful for your time.

    #738672

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    You shouldn’t have to delete the image and re-insert it. I did it on my test blog by simply selecting the featured image.…

    (late reply because I had to go to work)

    #738678

    postcardcafe
    Member

    I think I’ve cracked it now. Well I say I – I actually mean you’ve cracked for me. Thanks for all your help. All the best.

    #738691

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Your blog looks good. That’s a nice theme!
    so all the best back at you
    ≥^!^≤

    #738692

    postcardcafe
    Member

    Hi Tess,
    Thanks for your kind comments.
    I had to stop by your blog and now I’m hungry!!!
    It looks really comprehensive with loads of great stuff on there.
    It’s to late for me to take a good look but there are some mouth watering recipes and I shall pop back tomorrow..
    Best wishes.

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