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Best Answer Danny , 11 October 2012 - 09:58 AM

Well, its resolved in terms of our assistance. What you're asking for is not possible of "Out of the Box" with PageLines Framework. Therefore, I recommend you to contact one of our Pros who may be able to assist you to which you replied "Alright, I'll do so, thanks!". Go to the full post


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#1 lutz

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:33 AM

Hello!

I updated to the latest version (2.3.2) of Pagelines last weekend. Since then there appear 2 images in each post in the rss feed: 1 small (the article foto) and 1 big (from the post itself). I didn't use any plugin like RSS Manager before because all worked well. After this update and problem I tried the RSS Manager, but this doesn't help. So I really do hope, you can help me fixing that because I'm not a programmer and have no clue what to do ...

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Look at it with Internet Explorer or an Google Reader (PC and Android).
In Firefox browser it's only 1 picture but showing the excerpt only (but I selected "full post" in WordPress).
Strange!

Thanks in anticipation and kind regards,
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:11 PM

Wait a second! I guess it's not because of the update, I als changed to "full post" in rss reader in the settings of WordPress! Nor I changed that back to "excerpt" - and the second image is gone. Nevertheless: I find it awkward that choosing the full post setting causes the second image to display. But I guess that's a problem of WordPress, not PageLines, right?

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

The full post setting by default shows the image in the post (which is the purpose of a full post). This is actually PageLines-related.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:32 PM

@Catrina Thanks for that info! Is there a way to suppress this? That PageLines takes the full post text only? Without the picture? I need to define a seperate post image for the blog page (mobiwatch.de): When I'm not defining an explicit post image, there appears no image on the blog page. So I used to give every post the same image twice: once in the post itself and once as the explicit post image for the blog page. If there would be a way to make PageLines use the regular image in the post and show this one on the blog page I wouldn't need to define the image as explicit post image, too ... and then there wouldn't appear both in the rss feed. You know what I mean? Is this possible? And if yes: how? Or what would you advise me to do?
Thanks again!

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:03 PM

You can try to use CSS. Are you looking to hide the image in every full post?

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

Dear Catrina,

I want to reachthe following: On the blog post (or home page:

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) the thumbnails; I defined them in the media settings as 150 x 150.
And in the posts (like this one:

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) I would like to have the medium size image, which I defined as 250 x 250 pixels.

Because of the trouble I posted ahead (two images in the rss feed) I now use the featured image only, no image in the post itself any more.
I already checked and re-loaded the featured image on some posts like the e.g. above: they refer to the full sized image (

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I read all posts in this forum concerning the image size and tried cass like this one in /wp-content/plugins/pagelines-customize/tyle.css:

.post-thumb{
width: 300px;
height:200px;
align:right}

And I added this code to /wp-content/plugins/pagelines-customize/functions.php:

if ( function_exists( 'add_theme_support' ) )
{ add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );
set_post_thumbnail_size( 250, 250 );
add_image_size( 'larger-thumb', 350, 550, true );
}

Nothing helped: The post shows the small thumbnail (150 x 150) nevertheless.
(The small thumbnail on the home page works well, that's alright.)
I'm now just trying to get the image in the post itself being bigger (250 x 250 or whatever I define as medium size in the media settings of WordPress) and aligned to the right, if possible.

Would you please be so kind t letme know how to do that?
I really tried out all solutions I could find in this froum ...

Thanks in advance!!!

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:24 AM

Hi,

Are you wanting to the featured images to be 300x200 pixels ?

If you so your issues is that your images are 150x96 pixels.

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#8 lutz

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

@Danny,

yes, I want to have larger images (medium size) in the post itself; not on the home mage (blog page): the small thumbnails there are alright.

Did you take those image sizes from the home page? Here are used the "small size" pictures, which I defined as width=150 in the media settings of WordPress. And that's great as it is. Or are they coming from inside the posts? Like this one:

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Then it must be a problem of the WordPress user interface: The original image size (Playstation post) is 534 x 312 pixels. Its in the media database with this size. In the edit modus of WordPress I click on "add featured image", search the image and I only can click on "use as featured image" (in German: "Als Artiklbild nutzen"). Please see the screenshot here:

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There is no way to select any size of the featured image.

So the question is: How can I force WordPress or PageLines not to use the small thumnail size when defining the featured image for the post but use the medium size image? Am I using WordPress in the wrong way? Or is there a way to re-define this? Best way would be to use the "medium" image size which I define in the media settings (by now it's 250 width but I might have to change that to 300 or 350 pixels). Some piece of code I can copy into the functions.php or style.css of my PageLines-Customization folder so it's not overwritten by every update of PageLines and/or WordPress?

Thanks in advance!!!

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:11 PM

Addendum: The sizes options you see on the screenshots are referring to the usage of the "regular" image in the post only (not "featured" image). But I can't use this way to attach the image: If I do so (like I did in the past) I will have 2 images in the rss feed. And if I use the normal (not "featured") image only, then I do not get the thumbnail on the home page (blog) ...

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:27 PM

I think the best route to go would be to use custom CSS to resize the thumbnails. You can't really define a size for thumbnails using the same method for regular images you upload using the media library.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 06:49 PM

@Catrina,
alright, no matter how, just make it work ;))
Could you provide a code I could use?
As you can see above I already tried css, but that didn't work.
What code shall I use?
Don't forget: I'm no pro at all!

Thanks again in advance!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:18 AM

OK,

If you I understand you correctly, you wish to keep the thumbnail size as it is, when viewing your blog page. However, as soon as you're viewing a blog posts full content, you wish the thumbnail to be replaced with a larger image, is this correct ?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:42 AM

@Danny:

right, exactly!

If it's not possible to do that "flexible" by using the medium-size definition of the WordPress media settings (that would be my favorite) I would dare to change the image size "hardcoded" ... if you let me know exactly what code I would have to put where and if it's possible to put that code in a file of the PageLines customization folder s that it's not overwritten by every update of PageLines or WordPress.

Thanks again in advance!!!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:54 AM

Well what you could do is this:
  • Add a feature image to your blog post like you have been doing.
  • The go to PageLines > Site Options > Blog & Post > scroll down until you see the "Post Thumbnail Placement" and uncheck "Single Post Pages".
  • Now go back to your your posts and add a larger image and then save your post.

If you view your post now it should contain a larger image of your feature thumb (if you used the same image) and if you view your blog page, it should be displaying thumbnail images.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:50 PM

@Danny,

sorry, but that's not a good idea: If I would do so, I would have two images in the rss feed again - that's how and why I started this thread ;))

At least if I send the full post to the rss feed and not the excerpt only. But I can't send the excerpt because I learned that readers do not like to click in rss messages but want to read the full article.

So I hope there is a way to get a bigger image in the post without adding it into the post twice (one as "featured image" and one as a regular image in the post like you suggested)!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:11 PM

@ Danny,

or if this is easier: Is there a way to make PageLines use the first picture in the post and use it as a thumbnail on the blog page (home page)?

If yes, then I could let the "featured image" go and use just one "regular" picture in the post only, as you suggested.
But in the past I couldn't manage to do so, because whithout "featured image" I got no thumbnail on the blog page (home page).
If you can tell be how to reach this, maybe this is the way to solve the problem ... ?

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:25 PM

Is there a way to make PageLines use the first picture in the post and use it as a thumbnail on the blog page (home page)?


You can upload a picture to a post and use that same image as the featured image (the thumbnail) on the blog page. You are also right, the featured image and the thumbnail image are the same, so without a featured image, there is no thumbnail. You still want a thumbnail on your blog page, so you would have no choice but to keep the featured image.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

@Catrina,

"You can upload a picture to a post and use that same image as the featured image (the thumbnail) on the blog page." Sound great!
But how can I do this? I did't find a way to make WordPres and/or PageLines to work that way ...

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:53 PM

You can add the image to the post by uploading it using the image upload option in the editor then use that same image using the "Set featured image" option on the right side to set the thumbnail.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:06 PM

@Catrina,

we are not getting each other ... !!!

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What you see IS the featured image! But it's to small, I want to have it e.g. 250 x 250 pixels!

I CAN NOT use the image as post image and featured image, because if I do so, it's shown twice on the ress feed - that's where we started this conversation three days ago! Please!

So, what I need is
a) a way showing that FEATURED image in the single post BIGGER
or
b ) a way how to use the POST image (not featured image) as a thumbnal on the blog page (home page).

I CAN NOT do BOTH - or I'm having two images in the rss feed again.
Or can you force WordPress not to use both for the rss feed?





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