Theme Oxygen : how do I activate the featured posts slider?

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  • #888074

    alixderoten
    Member

    Hi,

    I just activated Oxygen but imposible do make the featured posts slider appear…

    There’s a good answer in wordpress.org forum :

    QUOTE
    Here is what you need to do:

    – Create posts, selecting a featured image for each one, and setting Featured as Location (last box in the right side);
    – Create a page and set Template as “Front Page”;
    – In the Settings/Reading set the front page to display as static page, selecting the page you created in the Front page combobox.
    UNQUOTE

    … but I can’t find the “location” setting (the last box in the right side is the “Featured image”, there is no “Location” box. It means that I can’t set a post as featured. Is it that this funcion doesn’t exist for the theme in its wordpress.com version?

    Someone has activated the slide in a wordpress.com blog?

    thank you for your help!

    The blog I need help with is iosphera.org.

    #888231

    raincoaster
    Member

    WordPress.ORG and WordPress.COM are different.

    Have you selected any posts as Featured Posts, first of all?

    #888232

    Never rely on wordpress.ORG instructions for a theme here, or anything else. Apples and concrete blocks.

    See here: http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/oxygen/ .

    #888236

    alixderoten
    Member

    Thank you for your answers, but as I said, I can’t find the way to set posts as Featured Posts, any idea?

    #888237

    raincoaster
    Member

    It’s right there in the link: Showcase.

    #888240

    alixderoten
    Member

    not sure I understand : you mean you must make the posts sticky to make them featured?
    doesn’t work neither

    #888244

    From the theme page I linked to:

    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.

    The Showcase Page template offers a featured slider for Sticky Posts. To use the template, create or edit a page, and assign it to the Showcase Page template from the Page Attributes module. If you’d like use the Showcase Page template on your front page, go to Settings → Reading and set the Front page option to Static Page. Select the page you just assigned the Showcase Page template to as your front page and then choose another page to serve as your blog page.

    You have to set the posts as sticky posts for them to show up in the featured posts slider.

    #888246

    alixderoten
    Member

    tnx thesacredpath,

    I did all this from the beginning but nothing happens.

    If you see in my blog, I created the showcase page and set it as a static page for the front page, this is http://iosphera.org/. There is a small white space on the top, and then, under “recent articles”, all the posts except the sticky ones.

    Then I created a blogpage with a default template, on this page there is no space at the top, and all the posts (stickies and not stickies) appear : http://iosphera.org/blogpage/

    but no slider

    I think there is another issue

    #888250

    Sire, please help me.

    I’m using your theme. But I want EVERY POST of mine to LOOK like this.

    http://oxygendemo.wordpress.com/image-alignment-and-styles

    Not a page. But the posts

    I configured the homescreen, but I want the posts to look like this!.

    Please help anyone

    #888252

    raincoaster
    Member

    That is a demo page for POSTS THAT LOOK DIFFERENT FROM ONE ANOTHER.

    So, could you explain in greater detail?

    #888435

    ketzie
    Member

    @ alixderoten – i’m having the exact same problem. I keep creating ‘sticky posts,’ and i’ve followed all of the instructions – but still no slider and there is an awkward white space at the top of my page.

    http://ketzie.com/

    #888437

    @manipalphotoblog
    When I was logged-in under my timethief account I answered you in this thread > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/oxygen-theme-how-to-make-full-width-posts?replies=6 The answer has not changed. The full width template is for Pages only and not for Posts.. You select in in the Page attributes module under “Template”.

    #888439

    Same problem as ketzie and alixderoten. I’ve followed all the instructions here, but it has simply removed those posts from visibility, rather than ‘showcasing’ them at the top.
    Something we’re missing ?…

    #888440

    Oh, the address is http://www.entangledroots.com . thanks.

    #888449

    alixderoten
    Member

    @ketzie and @entangledrootsprintmaking, I see both of you fixed it, looks great!
    Can you tell me what you did?

    thnx a lot

    #888450

    alixderoten
    Member

    OK, I fixed it!

    the problem was that I was setting my old posts sticky, but if you do so, you have to re-upload a new feature image to get the slider work.

    – you can use an old post or create a new one, and make it sticky.
    – if you already had a featured image, you have to remove it.
    – then set a new feature image, but not from you media library (that is what I was doing). Set it from you computer.
    – Once you set it and have saved all changes, a new window opens, at the end of which you’ll have a button “insert slideshow”, click on it.
    – Then update your post.

    #888485

    jenntenh
    Member

    Is anyone else having problems with the sticky boards? I managed to get the slider to work, but only two of my sticky posts will appear, although I’m doing the same thing (featured image, sticky page, insert slide-show) to all of the posts. Only the first two appear and anything else just disappears all together. Anyone know how to fix this?

    #888486

    alixderoten
    Member

    Not sure… but maybe the size of your featured image, should be 750 px wide.

    #888490

    baveesha
    Member

    i cant find the sticky page option… please help im new at this

    #888496

    iamglor
    Member

    @baveesha, edit or create a new post, to the right of the editor, click on edit link next to “Visibility: Public”, check the box “Stick this post to the front page”, update or publish the page to see it in featured sticky. Your image size has to =470 i believe for the sticky on Oxygen theme to work; anything less than will not show up. you could edit the images by adding a transparent background to give it more width. Good luck!

    G, iamglor.com | vargasbaby.com | socialplugin.com (all wordpress.com blogs)

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