Twenty Eleven Showcase Featured Image 500px

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    I’ve set up a showcase page in Twenty Eleven and created a mock post to test the Featured Post section. I read somewhere that the max featured image width is 500px to have it appear next to the post intro (I’m not using the Header image).

    So my question is: why does my Featured Post image appear to be much smaller than the one on the Twenty Eleven demo?

    http://twentyelevendemo.wordpress.com/showcase/

    Is it the height? Scaling? (Something to do with my gallery image being way too big because I didn’t edit the jpeg before uploading?)

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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

    #889850

    justpi
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    That’s because the two images have different aspect ratios (yours is squarer). The featured post section has a fixed height, so the displayed version of the featured image gets scaled down to fit that height as well. Maximum displayed width is 500px, maximum displayed height is 299px.

    #889853

    Thanks, justpi! I didn’t see max height anywhere.

    Here’s the text from http://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/

    “An image with a minimum height of 300 pixels and a maximum width of 500 pixels will display next to the post.”

    So happy to have this solved. It’s a tiny issue but it was bugging me.

    #889856

    justpi
    Member

    You’re welcome.
    The text you quoted is inaccurate.
    First, the image you upload doesn’t have to be 500px wide or less: it can be larger (for example the image on the demo page is 840×558). It’s the displayed version that will be 500px wide max.
    Second, the image you upload doesn’t have to be 300px high or more: a shorter one will also show up.
    Third, the text doesn’t really clarify what the result will actually be (hence your original question). As I wrote above, the displayed version can’t be wider than 500px or higher than 299px: a larger original will be scaled down to observe the one or the other restriction, depending on its aspect ratio.

    #889862

    Awesome, just awesome. Thanks again.

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