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

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  • #888497

    as noted above, it is helpful to ‘refresh’ the post, or the images associated with it.
    and for the slider to work, the image must be At Least 750px wide (though if its larger, you may have an odd cropping). all these allowed me to fix the problem.

    You may only have up to 6 at one time, if you have more, the 7th will be pushed off the slide, and be virtually unviewable, so make sure to remove the sticky from ones you want to cycle out.

    For all other posts (below the slide) an image of atleast 470px is required to have those flashy ‘sneakpeak’ images in the second “Recent Articles” section.

    It should also be noted that you must set a ‘home’ page, with the Showcase Template, as well as a separate ‘blog’ page, and edit the Settings>Reading variables to “Static Front Page” (=Home), and a seperate “Posts” page (=Blog).

    Hope that helps!

    #888507

    Ok I’d love to get as far as experiencing all other problems but so far I can’t see a ‘Front Page’ option in Settings > Reading! Help?!

    #888508

    timethief
    Member

    If you are an Admin of the blog in question then you ought to be able to see this > Settings > Reading:
    Reading Settings
    Front page displays
    __Your latest posts
    __A static page (select below)
    Front page:
    Posts page:

    #888509

    timethief
    Member

    The front page of the blog by default will display your posts (not pages) in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top. If you do not want all the posts to show on the front page, then you can create a static front page “Welcome” for your site and a “Blog” page for posts.

    Choice 1 static front page
    Choice 2 running page for all posts on front page

    Which do you choose? It’s one or the other.

    If you choose Choice 1 static front page then you have to create two pages as I said above. After you do that you go to > Settings > Reading and make the designation change and click “save changes”.

    #888512

    Can someone please post from start to finish how to get the slider effect on your page for oxygen. Like a walkthrough? Put step 1: Step 2: etc. Thanks!

    #888513

    timethief
    Member

    I was able to follow all the instructions provided and do this. i’m sorry we Volunteers aren’t able to help. I have flagged this thread and it will be moved to the Themes Forum. The threads in that forum are monitored by Themes Staff who will provide support.

    #888514

    timethief
    Member
    #888515

    loudalouda
    Member

    I figured out how to make the slide work, and it looks great, but after I’ve gone through the steps, I have two sections on the static front page that are both unpopulated and/or something I’d like to get rid of: “Recent Articles” and “More Articles”.

    It seems when I set the posts to Sticky, they went from the Recent Articles section into the slideshow, resulting in these empty sections where you can still see the headers.

    Any corrections for this?

    #888516

    timethief
    Member

    @loudalouda
    There is not blog linked to your username and you failed to post a link to your blog starting with http:// so will you please do that now?

    #888517

    timethief
    Member

    @loudalouda
    As I cannot see your blog I don’t know if you have purchased the custom design upgrade and are prepared to take on CSS editing. If you do have the upgrade and that is the case, then please see this thread > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/remove-recent-articles-and-more-articles-from-oxygen-showcase?replies=9#post-889504

    #888518

    cadcardoso
    Member

    i’m folowing this forum but i cant put my blog slider to work; can someone give me a step by step instruction? So fare i understood

    1st.: set a ‘home’ page, with the Showcase Template, as well as a separate ‘blog’ page, and edit the Settings>Reading variables to “Static Front Page” (=Home), and a seperate “Posts” page (=Blog).

    2: create post with no sticky

    3.1: create a new post only with the images:

    3.2: featured image (in post) _ 750px wide

    3.3: sticky page (in post) _ image size = 470px

    3.4 or 4: insert slide-show (in post or page?)

    Am I in the right way?
    what is missing?

    #888519

    cadcardoso
    Member

    this is my blog link: http://laptrace.wordpress.com/

    Thanks!! ;)

    #888520

    loudalouda
    Member

    @timethief

    You answered my question, as I didn’t realize that I had to purchase the upgrade to deactivate these.

    The blog is motolouda.wordpress.com. I’ll upgrade it today, if so what is the proper CSS I’ll need to modify this.

    Thanks!

    #888521

    loudalouda
    Member

    @timethief

    Sorry, just saw the link. Thanks again.

    #888522

    timethief
    Member

    @loudalouda
    You’re welcome and best wishes with your CSS editing.

    #888533

    I’m making a website using the Oxygen theme for a friend’s business, and I’m having trouble with the slider. I read through the instructions and the threads I could find on WordPress.com’s support pages, but I still can’t get the slider to show up on the page I want. Here’s what I’ve done:

    • I have set my front page to be static, and I’ve chosen a posts page in settings.
    • I have gone into that posts page and changed its Page Attributes—Template to be “Showcase Page”.
    • I didn’t have any posts before (as this is a new site), but I created two today. I made sure to upload the image in each post with a width larger than 750 pixels.
    • When I insert the image, I first choose the size with a width of 750 pixels, then I press “Use as featured image”, then I press “Insert into Post”.
    • I can see the image in my editing box and in the lower portion of the right-hand column for the Featured Image.
    • I select “Stick this post to the front page” under Visability—Public.
    • I publish the post.

    However, when I visit the posts page online, my posts still only show up as blog entries. Perhaps I’ve missed a step? I’ve also tried to manually add a slideshow to the page with no luck.

    If anyone has any advice, I would really appreciate it. The site is http://jimsclockrepair.wordpress.com/, and I’m trying to get the slideshow to appear on the “Clocks for Sale” page.

    Thank you all for reading this and for offering any advice you might have!

    Kathy

    #888534

    I finally figured out my issue after re-reading the instructions and the support comments a few times. I had made the “Clocks for Sale” page the page for posts, but it needed to be a static page (even though it’s not the front page). Now, unfortunately, the blog posts appear on this page AND on another one, but that’s a more minor issue.

    Kathy

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