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February 7, 2013 at 11:54 am in reply to: Minimum Theme – Best Practices for Featured Images #18697
Hmmm, okay, interesting. So I have to make sure to create both images. Not a problem, I do that right now as it is. In fact, I don't even like WP resizing my images. So I usually create 2 per image in Photoshop. 1 for the image to be displayed and 1 for the large zoom image for the lightbox. Then I link one to the other. This is a lot of work, but the quality of the images is much better.
I admit I'm a little queasy about using a plugin to drive what essentially is a MAJOR item for each post. Why? Because imaging if after 1,000 posts and year or two have gone by, the plugin gets deprecated or simply doesn't work with a future WordPress or Genesis update. Then I'd be left with 1,000 post with no feature or thumbnail image and a big headache, an ulcer and a possible alcohol problem as well. Lol.
Any thoughts?February 7, 2013 at 11:44 am in reply to: Minimum Theme – Best Practices for Featured Images #18695
Awesome. This is the type of information I was looking for.
This is what I'm thinking. I like the giant image on the homepage, but I don't want an image like that for every post. Not to mention, it wouldn't be feasible to try and source an image like that for EVERY post, even when I'm a photographer. This is going to be a big CMS type site.
Right now, it looks like my large images on posts would be around 740px so long as there is no caption. With a caption, they would have to be 688px.
Maybe, I can have the main featured image above every post be 740px, but not have that image repeat inline with the text. A problem I had when I first started testing large featured images - I ended up with 2 of the same images displayed in the post. The one from the inside the post and the featured image which was source from that same photo.
However, I do agree that a square is likely best for thumbnails. However, Jalopnik for example, big in the auto website realm, uses rectangles for their thumbnails. Interestingly enough.
Anyway, if I'm not mistaken, are you're saying the plugin allows the use of a large rectangular featured image, but also helps manage a small square thumbnail? Am I right?
I'll give it a try. Yesterday I tired applying my old Thesis 180x180px thumbnails as featured images for some posts. That worked well for links (Facebook for example) and excerpts, but I ended up with a funny looking little square image above the fold in each of the posts. Not too good looking. Ha.
Apart from this puzzle, I'm very happy with the theme so far.
Hi, I just went and tried that... However, it seems that checkbox controls the one under Appearance > Header. It's like they are one in the same. The changes I do to one reflect exactly the same in the other, so I assume it's just another way of doing it.
Yeah, I tried using a Z-index CSS rule to bring a non-transparent JPEG logo over the text and cover it. It did not work as the Z-index rule affects both objects (one's an object and the other is a CSS background) so they look exactly the same. (Logo directly under header text).
There has to be something wrong... Maybe there's is a conflict between the child theme and the very latest WP update. No matter what I do, turning off header text pushes everything down 100px-180px or so. I'll post photos of before and after when I have a chance. I'm super busy. This is my personal site, but I'm busy designing others right now.
Yes, the newest minimum theme… on the most recent WP and Genesis installation, on a new site. Something's definitely odd.
I'll give it a try again tonight and post a link. I'm not working on the site right this second.
The next thing I was going to try was a high Z-index CSS rule using a Jpeg logo and hopefully cover the text headline without turning it off.
I still gave it more thought.
I think the solution is: A CSS rule is needed to hide the Header Text WITHOUT turning it off in the WP Header Pane.
If any of you know what CSS rule to add please let me know.
I don't want to turn this into a log, but I'm sure this might help some people...
It looks like there is a parameter in Minimum that is dependent on having the text title be displayed by WordPress. Even without adding a logo, or any logo CSS, as soon as you turn off Header Text in Appearance>Header pane, the entire site is shifted down a bit making the header area a bit taller than it was before.
Looks like there is some CSS that depends on that being on. I can't seem to be able to debug is with Firebug either.
I'm going to move on to something else for now. If any of you figure out what the heck's going on, please let me know. Thanks.
Ha. Simple. However, that sorta worked. Not quite perfect...
It hid the text of course, but for some reason it pushed the sample image down about 300px. I'm sure it has to do with the CSS I used to add the logo image. I didn't use the header image WP pane but I added the logo via CSS. Let me add a couple of lines of CSS to control that and see what happens...
It's a constant juggle between CSS sheet, Genesis Settings and WP Settings. 🙂
Thanks! One more thing. I followed the same process as above and sort of got the logo there. You have to play with the size of the logo a bit to make it work because part of the header seems to hide under the big sample image. However, the site text name is still over the logo. How do I get rid of that?
One question... Of course the RSS feed will keep Google updated on the blog. But for your pages, if you submit a sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools... Do you send them a new sitemap if you add new pages only, not if you just update them? I suppose that sending a sitemap only matters if there is a change in URLs. Right?January 29, 2013 at 1:40 am in reply to: Redeveloping from Thesis to Genesis – Some Notes and Questions #15913
Thanks for the info... Good to know. I might stick with simplicity and use only one file. I'm about to wrap up for today, so I'll give it some thought for now... -Danny
Quick question as I'm new to Genesis... I'm doing the same as above, but given there's no custom folder with custom functions and stylesheets, wouldn't changes to the child theme's functions.php and styles.css be in risk of being overwritten if there is a Genesis or Child Theme update?January 28, 2013 at 11:03 pm in reply to: Help Me Choose a Genesis Child Theme for a Thesis Conversion #15899
^^^ By the way... Thank you! I'm finally working on redesigning the site!