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Thanks so much for the reply. This is the first thing I tried and I am confused why it doesn't work. When I did this I noticed that the permalinks changed properly (the state home page became name_of_domain/home and the landing page became name_of_domain) but when I go to the site it still goes back to the original homepage. This behavior seems very odd, because when I look at the link in the browser it should be displaying the landing page. Any ideas?
I am going to change this to resolved. The image I was using was a .png. When I changed the filename to "name_of_file.png" no matter what I did it wouldn't work. When I changed it to "name_of_file.jpg" it worked fine. Interesting? This makes me think it has something to do with transparency, but for the life of my I don't know why. Well, it doesn't matter, it works when the filenames match and its a .jpg instead of a .png.
Thanks for the great suggestion / solution!
Hi and thanks for the reply,
The them is Pretty Pictures and I am using Genesis 2.01.
Being a local development environment sure makes it tough. Further, I do have several plugins that could conceivably be causing an issue. I did deactivate one in particular (Genesis Extender) to see if it made a difference and it didn't.
I hadn't considered renaming my file image file to header.jpg or changing the name in the function to match. Great thought and I will try it and let you know if it works.
I know this is a weird problem, but I have found a poor workaround. When I insert any image (btw - size is exactly 1600x550, so no crop) it looks like there are two images slightly offset. When I remove a block of code in Firebug as above, the image displays properly. It looks like this setting comes from the custom header settings in function.php. So, I decided to modify those settings. This is from function.php:
/** Add support for custom header */
add_theme_support( 'custom-header', array(
'default-image' => get_stylesheet_directory_uri() . '/images/header.jpg',
'flex-height' => true,
'flex-width' => true,
'header-text' => false,
'height' => 550,
'width' => 1600,
None of these settings seemed related except possibly the default-image, which I commented out. It did nothing. So, I decided to comment each of the other settings (why height or width or the others would matter...) So, finally, I commented the whole thing out, which was, in essence, what Firebug was doing. Magic, it worked fine...except, as expected, there is no Header settings available in the dashboard.
I did several other things including removing and adding custom header with different settings. This resulted in either the image not displaying at all, or the offset double image, which was the problem in the first place.
Can anyone tell me what is going on and possibly how to fix it?
Thanks ahead for any response.
Hi and thanks for the reply,
Unfortunately, (or fortunately, it's not ready for production!) it is on a local development machine.
I do have a bit more detail though that I overlooked. The code listed above that I unchecked (and then the image displayed correctly) is listed as coming from "#2 Line 23", not style.css. The #2 looks like some kind of id referencing a file.
I am assuming I need to remove the custom header and put it back in with different settings in functions.php. Am I on the right track here?
Okay, thanks for verifying I am not going crazy. Honestly, I have spent too much time on this and don't want to let it get in the way of getting the site up. All in all, I am very happy with the whole process and I am convinced Genesis is a solid platform that I can quickly manipulate.
If I figure out how to fix this, I will post a solution 🙂
Thanks for the reply. I have put this issue off until now because I thought it was soo odd....but here it is. I get the same result as you, both menu's appear, but If I remove the custom menu widget from the Header Right widget area, the primary menu disappears as well on the home page. So, because I think I have missed something entirely, can you verify that if you remove the widget from header right the menu below the header disappears as well on your install?
JimJuly 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm in reply to: Very general questions about formatting, home page #52530
Hi Brad and Anitac,
Thanks for the responses, both are very helpful.
Brad, I did as you suggested and trashed the home page. I never changed the default setting under Reading, so no issues there. There are still a couple of issues that I was hoping to get help with. When I do this, it appears that no matter what I do with the menu it will only display in the header (correctly) or in one of the other widget areas as an unordered list or not at all. I really don't want the menu in the header Any idea of why it exhibits this behavior? Note that I could use CSS to put it where I want if header is the only option.
The other question concerns navigation. If I don't have a "home" page (I should say, a page called Home 🙂 of course there is no home navigation. You then have to select the title or the "M" in the corner. Is there a way around this with some type of redirect? Thanks ahead for those.
Anitac, Your answer clears up a lot of misconceptions about the process for doing this. I did look at the documentation and will look at it again from a different perspective. It will be no issue to add new widget areas. Thanks for the link to the Hook Guide.
JimJune 18, 2013 at 7:02 pm in reply to: Site built with the Epik Theme – What do you think? #46667
Wow, nice. It really shows off your property. The Epik theme was a great choice for your site.
Thanks so much for the replies. I can work on my live site but on my local environment. That way I can learn Genesis (why I want to get started now...) and be largely ready to deploy when 2.0 goes live. Okay, time to get started, ordering now!