Structure Theme – grey box?

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  • #470968

    joniew
    Member

    Timethief – I have your problem too –

    “I also could not find where the settings for changing from a 3 column to 2 column theme are located.”

    I want to post poetry, but it makes a big mess of that.

    Any tips? Help?

    #470969

    timethief
    Member

    @joniew
    I’m sorry but as you can see Staff (Lance) has not had the time to return to this thread, so I have no answer to that question as yet. I assume he has subscribed to this thread and will provide answers later today, so I’m waiting patiently. :)

    #470971

    I think “two-columns, three-columns” refers to the fact that the so-called Homepage area has 2 columns (featured image plus 1 sidebar) while the main posts area has 3 (posts plus 2 sidebars).

    #470973

    timethief
    Member

    @panos
    Thanks. Hmmmm … I think you you maybe right, and hopefully we’ll know whether or not that is the case later on today.

    #470982

    Too bad this theme isn’t as simple as it is beautiful. I figured out the Featured Image, but my most recent post doesn’t show up as the featured post. Instead an old post, back a few weeks, appears.

    #470983

    timethief
    Member

    @tylerandalyssa
    That’s strange but unless you post a URL to the blog in question how can it be found? Please post the complete and clickable URL, starting with http://

    Also if you would like to link your wordpress.com username to your blog it’s very easy to do. Dashboard > Users > Personal Settings > scroll down to ‘Account Details’ to where it says ‘Website‘ and URL your blog and then Save Changes. :)

    #470984

    timethief
    Member

    OOPS! I left out 3 words in the last line above. Sorry. It should read:

    “where it says ‘Website‘ and enter the URL for your blog and then Save Changes.”

    #470985

    artrenegades
    Member

    Simply beautiful…. http://www.threemantiger.com

    Step 1: You must first go to Appearance > Theme Options and choose a Featured Category for the theme to pull a featured image from. Mine is “New Art Work”.

    In your “Edit Post” dashboard, choose a post in the category you selected in step 1. scroll down the right hand side of the Edit Post page and look under the “Post Tags” widget for “Featured Image”. Click that.

    It opens the “Set Featured Image” console where you choose an image from your computer, a url, a gallery, or your media library.

    Simply choose the image you want and right next to the “Insert in Post” button is a link that says “Set as Featured Image”. Voila. Update the post and it will now show up instead of the pesky “grey bar”.

    On my site, I have chosen an image from every post in the category “New Art Work” to show up as my featured image.

    #470986

    artrenegades
    Member

    P.S. Only your latest post shows up in the featured image. It’s not a slide show of all your posts.

    #470987

    timethief
    Member

    @artrenegades
    Thanks so much for posting instructions so others can benefit.

    Love your blog. :) Visiting it confirms what I said above ie. this theme is aimed at visual artists and photographers.

    #470994

    joniew
    Member

    No answer yet –

    “Timethief – I have your problem too –

    “I also could not find where the settings for changing from a 3 column to 2 column theme are located.”

    I want to post poetry, but it makes a big mess of that.

    Any tips? Help?”

    #470995

    @joniew: There are no “settings for changing from a 3 column to 2 column theme”. The description “two-columns, three-columns” apparently refers to the unique structure of the frontpage: upper part 2 columns (featured image + 1 sidebar), lower part 3 columns (posts + 2 sidebars).

    As for posting poetry, what exactly are you looking for?

    #470996

    joniew
    Member

    Ok, thanks, then this theme is not for me. Shame.
    I’m looking for a magazine type layout, like Inuit type which I have used on Unchained Peace – http://joniep.wordpress.com/
    But as you see the poems lose their format, but gain it again when opened on a new page.
    I want to post longer poems but with them keeping their format using a magazine style theme.
    Tried Under the Influence, but it crashes Firefox and Chrome in the preview!
    With all these new themes coming out I’m sure to be lucky someday. It’s a great job they’re doing and thanks for your help!

    #471056

    pasanov
    Member

    OK, I posted two easy (well, easier) to follow posts on my blog for anyone who is still having problems with this theme:
    http://r2cu.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/featured-posts/
    http://r2cu.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/automatic-cropping-of-the-featured-image/

    All comments are welcome.

    #471078

    yanneek
    Member

    Hi,
    So Im a part of a blog on here that has 3 authors. We use the Structure theme, my issue is when the other 2 authors post, the featured image changes. However when I post, (and yes I do set the featured image) the big box at the top does not change. It remains the same image from the post before. So I dont know what is wrong. I even set a dummy admin acct and made a post and the box did not change. So can some one please tell me what the issue is with this theme or is it not good for multiple authors or what? Its realllly frustrating!

    #471079

    timethief
    Member

    Don’t be frustrated contact Staff so the Theme Team can get back to you. This doesn’t sound like “normal” behavior. Here’s the link > http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    BTW the new Authors Grid widget works on my blog. Have you tried it yet?

    #471080

    @yanneek: Please paste the URL of your blog when asking questions here, or link your username to your blog (as explained in the Sticky 8 Things to Know Before Posting). We usually need that to give a relevant answer.

    The big box displays the featured image from the latest post filed under a featured category. Are your posts filed under that category?

    #471121

    Thanks for all the help. I’ve finally figured out the featured image, but I must admit I really don’t like having two images exactly the same right next to each other on the homepage.
    http://overlandtraveller.wordpress.com/

    Does anyone else take issue with that?

    #471122

    tassiopee
    Member

    Have a look at
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/my-solution-for-a-fixed-image-in-structure-theme-homepage
    (replace Article by post… a translation issue).

    #471227

    ronchik
    Member

    hi, has anyone received an answer from staff about this? I just spent hours configuring my site and am now stuck with the featured image block on my blog page – anybody knows if they plan to enable this as an option only?

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