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May 13, 2011 at 1:04 am #4262
Under “slider entries” the “featured image” , “from URL” doesn’t work.
For example, after I enter the URL of the image (for example “http://www.site.com/picture.jpg”), the icon on the left should usually change to a green checkmark or a red “x”. For me, it does NEITHER: it just has this circle that keeps spinning around and around and never stops.
I’ve tried images hosted from many different servers too.
Any help would be appreciated.May 13, 2011 at 5:23 am #45646
currently it’s not possible to add an image by using the url field. It’s only intended for external videos (flv, etc.).May 14, 2011 at 12:12 am #45647
Really? Well I appreciate the response. I was hoping to use it to speed up my site. I’ve been told the site loads slowly, and I thought linking those images, and background image as well to an external server would help. Any suggestions on speeding it up? The images aren’t really huge files, considering what they are, largest one is around 450kb probably.May 14, 2011 at 6:15 am #45648
I think 450kb is HUGE for a web image. Try to compress them by canging the quality of the jpgs (and maybe the resolution). You can use batch converter like: http://www.obviousidea.com/de/windows-software/light-image-resizer/ and use image shrinker like yahoo smush.it: http://www.smushit.com/ysmush.it/
You can use caching plugins like W3TC: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/ to speed up loading times (however I suggest to download an older version (0.9.1.3) because the newest version which was released 3 days ago has some bugs and doesn’t work right).May 14, 2011 at 9:01 am #45649
Appreciate the help… I’d tried W3TC prior to posting, and it basically broke the theme. Good to know, I’ll try downloading an older version as you’ve stated. Regarding smush.it, I’ve tried that as well… out of 8 images, it saved me 396kb, leaving the smallest file at 233kb and the largest at 429kb… 13.92%, there wasn’t much room for downsizing. It’s a photography website, any further changes in quality would like begin to deteriorate the image quality to a point where it’s noticeable I think, but I could be wrong of course.
S/N… it would seem smush.it also removes the embedded color profiles. I’d forgotten the reason why I hadn’t already used it after trying once before, but color is rather important, some of the images are pretty dull without color management. Seems I have multiple issues here.May 14, 2011 at 10:02 am #45650
UPDATE: After installing the W3TC plugin, version 0.9.1.3, immediately after activating I received the following error:
Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, (Email address hidden if logged out) and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
I can do nothing at all now, except via http://FTP... any ideas on where I should go from here?May 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm #45651
So I can’t edit my prior post, but I wanted to say I’ve gotten the site working again, along with the W3TC plugin. I’ve downsized my images by nearly 40% using smush.it, and re-saving (with the embedded color profile) in photoshop with the save for web feature. The largest image is 319kb now, smallest is 197kb, but I don’t believe I can go much further without deteriorating the image quality to a point that’s noticeable.
Thanks for your help!May 15, 2011 at 8:19 am #45652
Your site loads really quick now (for me based in Austria, Vienna at least). The site loads within 3-5 seconds.May 15, 2011 at 8:27 am #45653
Good to know… appreciate all the help again. I think I’ll leave it alone for now before I break something else
.May 15, 2011 at 8:42 am #45654
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