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    The thumbnails under my slider are showing the wrong title.

    I have regenerated my thumbnails and that did not work. They are all showing the title of our most recent post.

    If you could tell me how to fix this that would be great

    Thanks again



    The body copy in the main slider is always the same too.

    Have you recently installed a new plugin? I’ve not seen this happening before.



    No I haven’t installed a new plugin. The only thing that changed was we set up the most recent post to post automatically (by setting the date/time).


    I am not sure what you mean by the body copy but the slider has always shown the most recent posts. I assumed we just did not have enough content for it to randomize yet.



    When you say: “we set up the most recent post to post automatically (by setting the date/time)”, what do you mean exactly? Don’t the posts appear in order from most recent to oldest by default anyway?

    The body copy is the text of the post that isn’t the headline (title). I saw that in the slider, even though the post image changes, the copy excerpt that shows in the overlay is always the same.



    Hi Rich,

    When I said we set the post to update manually I meant we set up a date/time for the post to publish under the publish field.

    I see what you mean by body copy. The most recent upload is all html in that space. Not even the beginning excerpt of the newest post.




    I checked your website and the thumbnails show different titles, not the recent post title. Is this fixed?




    Hi Ismael

    It is not fixed I found the code to remove the thumbnails all together.

    I could activate them again and take a screen shot for you but I do not see where I can upload. The thumbnails look so unprofessional I cannot just keep them up for days on end.



    The post titles are different now, but the overlay is still showing the same body text for all of the posts. It seems to be pulling in only the content (or excerpt) from the most recent post.

    As far as the thumbnails go, I personally would ditch them anyway. I think they are more confusing than useful, because when clicked they don’t actually open into a post.

    I noticed that your comments box is strange also. The area where you let your users write a comment for a post. It seems to be overlapped by the author box/related posts box of the post and it’s almost invisible against the background. It’s like the white background has been stripped out. Is that controlled by a plugin?



    Hi Rich

    I do not understand what you mean by the comment box “seems to be overlapped by the author box/related posts box of the post.”

    The comment box has always been the white colour – we have had comments about it since day 1. I just assumed the theme was designed that way.


    Umm, It’s hard to explain and I don’t know how to upload an image to show you!

    If you open one of your posts, say the one with the shopping cart photo and scroll down, right at the bottom is something that looks like a comments form. But looking at it now it looks more like the default contact form. But its almost invisible against the grey background. And I think the bottom of the post is overlapping the top of that form in the background. This is nothing to do with the slider thumbnail issue (I guess). It just looks like it’s not coded right.

    It’s hard to say whats up with your slider and thumbnails without access to the site. You might have to let one of the support guys/girls have a look inside. If the slider thing has not happened before and you haven’t modified your site too much, you could try reinstalling the latest Shoutbox or WordPress just in case something went astray in the last updates. I don’t think it’s that, but you never know.




    I don’t really understand what is the problem with the thumbnails because I checked them out and they have different titles. Let me tag the rest of the support team to inspect. Please activate the thumbnails.





    For now could you turn the thumbnails back on, but if you want to turn them off you can just use the css below to get rid of the scrollbar too

    Please drop that in Quick CSS in backend

    .feature_thumbnails {display:none}
    .feature-slide-scrollbar {display:none}

    How exactly are your portfolio pages made?

    Because there is a way to show a completely different image and description for the Feature homepage slider than the slider on the page where it points to. Take a look here I made a video a couple of days ago explaining to someone else how to go about doing this. Because if you do something similar to this video but added yet another template it may be possible for ID numbers to get mixed up somewhere along the way (theoretically i guess).

    I wouldn’t bother trying to unwind this, instead setup put everything back onto it, one piece at a time, an then just switch virtual host directories. This way it will be seamless. Meanwhile I will try to replicate this myself as wel.

    Edit: What is that business directory plugin and the rating plugin? Its putting in a ton of jQuery after the framework. Could you disable them and see the results. Because it looks like something is rewriting everything, and that sounds like renegade jQuery.

    By the way, you also have 2 identical Analytics blocks, and the third Analytics block writes your ID at the bottom left of the page.





    The directory is what we are using in order to offer WAHM (work-at-home-moms) a place to put their business and have it reviewed by clients.

    I took out the analytics id on the theme setting and it is gone from the footer.

    I think I will leave the thumbnails disabled it sounds much easier and I just do not have the knowledge and time to try to learn how to fix it.

    However they are still saying the most recent posts excerpt. Also I tried adding a caption like in the video. It did not fix the excerpt problem it just added a black box with text on top of the thumbnail picture (I tried all the options)

    I very much appreciate everyones help.



    Hi Katrina,

    I would also guess that there is an issue between the plugin and the theme somewhere. It looks it might be the root issue causing the discrepancy between the excerpt and the proper post.

    Plugins that add significant extra functionality often times do so in a very obtrusive way which in turn can cause issues with themes. I can’t say for sure that this is the issue but it sounds like one or more of the currently active plugins is causing the loop complications.

    Try disabling all active plugins then checking for correct functionality. You may need to change one of the front page settings in the theme options and save it to give the theme options a refresh once its the only thing running.

    If all is working correctly at that point, go through and re-activate your plugins one by one to see which one was causing the issue.




    Thanks Devin I will try that later and report my findings. Hopefully that will fix it.

    In the meantime is there a way to disable the excepts on the slides and just leave the titles as those seem to be fine?


    I’m guessing it’s an evil plug-in too. Could be that Business Directory one or the Ratings one.


    Try adding the following CSS to your Quick CSS (located under the Styling Tab in the theme options) or the custom.css file in the css folder of your theme files:

    #top.home .featured_inner_slider .post_excerpt p {
    display: none;

    That’ll hide the excerpts from view and you can remove it whenever you need to.

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