Slider in oxygen Theme!!! Help Please and Thank you

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  • #1583643

    kwpernateam
    Member

    I have looked up the forums on the slider for the oxygen theme, read the instructions provided for the oxygen theme. I still do not understand how to acitvate the slider for the Oxygen theme. I have made a post with a featured image that has px over 750 wide. It still is not showing up. I only did one, just to see if it would work. And it did not. Could someone please go through the process with me. Thank you!

    My blog is http://northbeaconwoods.wordpress.com/

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

    #1583967

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    In order to activate Oxygen’s post slider, not only does your post need to have a featured image 750 pixels wide, the post itself needs to be marked “sticky” and you need to publish a Page using the Showcase page template and set it as the front page of your site.

    All of this is explained in the theme’s showcase page http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/oxygen/

    If you still need help, let us know.

    #1583983

    kwpernateam
    Member

    Yes, I did all of this. It will show blogs with the article summary. I want the slider shwon on the theme’s showcase page.

    #1583985

    justpi
    Member

    Well, you didn’t do all of this. As Jen already said, you need to create a new page (in Pages > Add New), enter a title but no content, select the showcase template from the Template pulldown, publish.
    If you want that page as your homepage, you then go to Settings > Reading and set the blog front to display that page.

    #1583986

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    It seems adding a page with the special page template and setting it to be the homepage is the single-most overlooked instruction of every theme that incorporates a front page slider in this way. That’s why I set that part of my sentence in bold text. :)

    #1583987

    justpi
    Member

    Either this or the featured image size!

    Now, strictly speaking, the showcase page doesn’t have to be your homepage: you can set a regular static page as your front and use the showcase page as your posts page; but I don’t see why one would prefer this.

    #1583991

    belugg
    Member

    the dropdown box in the page attribute section doesn’t have the showcase page templete to choose, just default template, contributor page and full width page

    did I miss a step that adds the showcase page template?

    #1583992

    robmoore2014
    Member

    – I make the Showcase page template /
    – I add a featured image to the post – now the slider is OK
    – how can I achieve that the posts appear under the slider? – Seetings – reading – post pages – when I mark here “About”, I have to connect this page to posts somehow, or?

    thanks, Robi

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