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Help with Revolution 2 Themes

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by roychuk, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. roychuk

    roychuk Junior Member

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    I need a bit of help with the Revolution 2 WP themes.

    Has anyone been able to get the little thumbnails from the posts to be posted on the homepage automatically? I tried a number of tools but none worked.

    I'm specifically using the Lifestyle theme from that package. Anyone know how to easily do this without having to manually configure the pictures?
     
  2. trickeymickey

    trickeymickey Registered Member

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    Suggest you join the forum at revolutiont*o as its free and you get tons of info there.
    Its only the real deep stuff you are locked out of.

    Mick
     
  3. steveJD

    steveJD Junior Member

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    I have been having the same problem, was hoping the solution would be here but i am being lazy, i will check the forum as suggested!
     
  4. DaveNL

    DaveNL BANNED BANNED

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    Your wrong there is a free section of the forum but the tutorials and real info are only for people ho bought the themes, but you can reach them true the cache of Google

    I have been trying for 3 days to get those thumbs working, the only thing that works until now is manual resizing.
     
  5. silvermario

    silvermario Regular Member

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    You have to upload a thumbnail image and then add a custom field to your post:
    for the smaller featured category - name: "thumbnail", value: url of the thumbnail (70px/70px size)
    for the bottom featured category - name: "hpbottom", value: url of the thumbnail (110px/110px size)

    As far as i know there are no plugins that will automatically get your image from your post, resize it, upload it to your wp-upload directory and add a custom field to your post with those values but it's doable.
    If you find such plugin let me know.
     
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  6. roychuk

    roychuk Junior Member

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    Seems like we're all searching for this answer, but I'm sure there is an automation out there. Forum is only for people who've bought this theme.

    Anyone cracked it, maybe? If not, maybe there's a PHP script out there that can resize automatically.
     
  7. MakeLemonade

    MakeLemonade Junior Member

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    Hey, here's how to do it semi-automagically using the Wordpress Uploader.
    Code:
    hxxp://www*studiopress.com/tips/how-to-use-the-wordpress-image-uploader-to-create-thumbnails.htm
    You can also use the Scissors plugin for even more control:
    Code:
    hxxp://wordpress*org/extend/plugins/scissors/
    (Still can't post links, dammit. I'm not going to spam the forum just to get up to 15 posts)
     
  8. hpersson

    hpersson Newbie

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    Hi, i have just set up two blogs with this theme and i finally found the solution :)

    I use the plugin called "get the image".(google)
    This look for a image in the post, if exist i scales it to whatever you want and inserts it. If no image found, it takes a standard image.

    You need to change a few things. First open the get-the-image.php file and change the parameters to your likings.

    Then open home.php in your revolution theme folder.
    Find the div tags called
    PHP:
    <div class="hpfeatured">
    Replace
    PHP:
    <?php else: ?>
    <a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark"><img style="float:left;margin:0px 10px 0px 0px;"  src="<?php bloginfo('template_url'); ?>/images/thumbnail.png" alt="<?php the_title(); ?>" /></a>
    With
    PHP:
    <?php else: ?>
    <?php get_the_image
    ( array( 'default_image' => '/wp-content/themes/yourthemename/images/yourstandardthumb.png' ) ); ?>
    Some small changes is needed in the style.css file, but after this is done, it's fully automatic.

    If you like I can write a better tutorial when I get home from work.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
  9. dvdinca

    dvdinca Newbie

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    Hey HPersson,

    Thanks so much for the heads up. I was struggling with that plug-in forever.

    One question I have, my thumbnail isn't 70x70 and the text doesnt move to the top of the image. It goes at the bottom.

    Any tips on how to fix this?