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[Help] WP Robot - Custom fields for images & thumbnails for articles.

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by battle, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. battle

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    Hi guys,

    I have just setup my website.. now im trying setting up WP Robot.

    I need help with custom fields.

    I have a main features on the home page that displays features articles with a big picture (width: 650px height: 250px). How do I set a custom field for WP Robot to display an image to custom field named: home_feature_photo

    I would set flickr to get a random related image to the article keywords? thats how it works, right?

    Your help is appreciated. Once I get this worked out i should be able to apply the same method the article thumbnails! Then im ready to rock!!
     
  2. battle

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    bump?
     
  3. iseegreen

    iseegreen Power Member

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    im in the same boat as you figuring this out or trying too


    I posted on the wp robot forum and the guy avoided answering the question simply saying look it works with the demo sites ! lol

    thats gr8 but he couldnt provide the answers to my questions.
     
  4. battle

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    Have not yet tested on WP robot 3 as he said it would work. Will test soon..
     
  5. iseegreen

    iseegreen Power Member

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    yes see he said same to me

    image image
    thumbnail thumbnail

    whatever your template uses

    but if you look at the posts theres alot of people saying same thing - it doesnt work for them - and he just avoids answering the question

    im sure it would work if you knew more about it - me too - so Ill get there eventually !
     
  6. battle

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    Are you trying to pull an image from flickr or from the article?
     
  7. iseegreen

    iseegreen Power Member

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    both

    also I want to be able to manage the premium themes better

    ie when I use Amazon not to have the image in the post and the thumbnail


    the only way everything works for me is to keep it simple and avoid custom
     
  8. someguy

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    It works with WPRobot v.3.x under campaign settings. There, you can specify, which custom fields should be populated with which content. It is easy.

    One bad thing though: WPRobot 3 does not work with the price tag in custom fields anymore. With v2, I was able to use the {price} field in custom fields, so that the index page would read those tags and display the price.

    Another option for autogenerated post thumbnails is to use timthumb.php. That file autogenerates thumbnails of the first picture in posts. Some themes even use timthumb.php in order to generate those thumbnails.

    If if does not work with the intheme timthumb.php or thumb.php: Download a recent version of timthump.php, where you can specify, which external domains are allowed to be used for image generation. You can specify amazon-images.com, flickr.com and similar sites to be allowed for that feature. If the theme does not use timthumb.php, you can modify the theme to use timthumb files instead of custom field image urls, but for that, you should be experienced with wordpress and php. Do not forget to generate cache and temp directories for timthumb with 777 rights.

    Good luck :D
     
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