April 24, 2013 at 3:09 am #22391
I am running in to a problem with my blog post images. The images I want to use in a blog post aren’t necessarily big to begin with. For example, I finally found a great image for this post http://oils4relief.com/three-ways-to-use-essential-oils/ but the original image size was under your “feature slider” size of 450×355. The only way I could get the image to appear at all was just to insert it directly in to the post.
Now though it won’t work as a “featured” image. Thumbnails are not generated, the main blog and sidebar widget areas are not displaying correctly, etc.
Do I need to only use images that are at least 450×355 in this blog for the theme to work correctly? If I can resize by increasing the canvas (empty background area around an image) of an image with a portrait orientation or a smaller original and still have it work, do I need to make sure the actual image is centered on that canvas, left aligned etc. to make sure the proportional images will capture it?
I do have Simple Image Sizes and Regenerate Thumbnails installed. Each time I bring in an odd sized image like this, do I need to do it through adding an image to the slideshow even if it’s not the right size, then running both these plugins on all images, or ?
If I need to pull all images and go try to find alternatives I want to do it now while I’m still small, but I’m really hoping there is another alternative because this will be an ongoing problem.
LizApril 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm #115641
You can use smaller images but they will just get stretched to fit the space. The default width with a sidebar for the featured image above the post is 690 pixels. You could also hide them on overview pages with some css or adjust the includes>loop-index.php and the individual post type loops to out differently too.
Its a bit hard to give one definitive answer but the intent is definitely to use larger images. If you want to do a different layout or not use them, its definitely possible it just takes a bit of theme customization.
DevinApril 24, 2013 at 8:19 pm #115642
OK, so I have to replace all images, then use the regenerate thumbnails plugin. So they need to be “690xwhat?” or bigger.
What would I need to do to customize the theme so I could use images that are “250×400″ or “200×250″ or whatever and have them appear where the current “meta” information on the blog pages appear — the category, author name, number of comments? Would that even be doable? Or is it so complex I would I need to hire a programmer to figure it out?
LizApril 26, 2013 at 3:21 am #115643
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