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  • #5329

    Howardthebrit
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    Hi – I have the home page slider with 2 slides, and using the featured image of the target pages. The trouble is that the featured image covers the entire background, when I’d like it to appear as a small image, with the background image still visible behind. Is there a way to set a % or size for the display of the featured image?

    Alternatively I could use the “featured services” option for the home page, but I want to use images, not icons.

    I’d appreciate any suggestions,

    Thanks

    #5331

    Andy
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    You could change the size and position of the image with some Additional CSS such the snippet below, but there won’t be a background image to show behind because the featured image is the background image

    .slide {
        background-size: 50%;
        background-repeat: no-repeat;
        background-position: center center;
    }

    If you want to add your own images in place of the icons for the featured services, that option is available in the pro version of Exoplanet.

    #5332

    Andy
    Keymaster

    Update: just thinking about this, you could set a background image for the whole of the slider area to show behind the slides, with this Additional CSS:

    #home-slider-section {
        background-image: url("url-of-your-image");
    }

    change ‘url-of-your-image’ to the actual image URL which you can get by clicking on your image in the dashboard media library to open up the image editor.

    #5333

    Howardthebrit
    Participant

    Thanks…. is there a tip on where the css file is so I can try to edit it?

    Also – good to know about the option to use images vs icons in the pro version – any restrictions on the size/format? I’m looking to use a full color image about 300px wide.

    #5334

    Andy
    Keymaster

    Sorry I should have said to add custom CSS in ‘Appearance’ > ‘Customize’ > ‘Additional CSS’

    It is not recommended to edit the theme’s css files directly as your changes would be undone when the theme is updated.

    The featured services images accept the same image formats as the WordPress media library (jpg, png, gif etc) and the size can be adjusted from any value from 20px to 200px in the customizer, although with some custom CSS it would be possible to set the image size at 300px.

    The border size and style can also be adjusted in the customizer, see the pro demo 2 and pro demo 3 for different image sizes and border styles.

    #5335

    Howardthebrit
    Participant

    Thanks again.

    It looks like the featured services icons/images in pro is the way to go, but I really liked the clean look of the slider. I’d have accepted being able to click on the slider heading, but only the buttons are clickable.

    Feature request (have the heading clickable in the slider, without having to have a button)? Or better still have images instead of buttons….

    #5336

    Howardthebrit
    Participant

    I used your first css snippet:

    .slide { background-size: 50%; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: center center; }

    and it works REALLY well!

    The slider image floats in front of the background, with the background still visible behind it, just as I wanted. BUT 2 issues: the placement of the button and heading over the image is visually not great, and while 30% is fine on a computer screen it isn’t on a cell phone (ridiculously tiny), so I’m going to try the pro option/icons/images next.

    Thanks for your help Andy – that css snippet is really 90% of the way to what I wanted.

    result of css addition

    #5341

    Andy
    Keymaster

    For mobile screens you can use different styling by wrapping the CSS code with a media rule like so:

    @media screen and (max-width: 768px) {
        .slide {
            background-size: 80%;
        }
    }

    This in addition to to previous code would make the background size 50% on screens above 768px wide, and 80% on screens below 768px wide.

    Thanks for the suggestions but unfortunately that would be beyond the rules of what themes are allowed to do if they are to be included in the wordpress.org theme repository. The rules say that would be classed as content creation which is the domain of plugins.

    #5342

    Howardthebrit
    Participant

    SO… I upgraded to pro and after a minor coronary until i found the “import from exoplanet” option, I switched to the featured services, with images replacing the icons. BUT now the images are surrounded by annoying white circles that I can’t seem to make go away… any ideas?annoying circles

    #5345

    Andy
    Keymaster

    The featured services icon/image is circular by default with a white background. Change this with the following added to ‘Additional CSS’

    .featured-post .featured-icon {
        background: transparent;
        border-radius: 0;
        width: 300px;
        height: auto;
    }
    
    .featured-post img {
        max-width: 100%;
    }
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