Make first post big

Mauer Themes Support Storyteller Make first post big

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  • #302

    Louise
    Participant

    Hi there

    I am enjoying the Storyteller theme and find it easy to use. I am unable to figure out how to make the first post big though. Or rather, I know where to tick the box for making the first post big and I did, but the image doesn’t fill out the page and it does not look good. I have cropped the cover image in 720 x 379 px. What to do? Url: http://www.rejseartikler.dk.

    Best regards,

    Louise

    #304

    Paul
    Keymaster

    Hi Louise,

    The big post photo is displayed as 1140x600px. And the image is actually even bigger — 1596x840px (to give it a sharper look on hi-res screens like Retina). So 720x379px that you uploaded is just too small to fill the area, that’s why it’s displayed this way.

    What you might not know is that you actually don’t need to resize anything manually before uploading — WordPress automatically generates all the sizes of an image used in the currently active theme once you upload the image. So there’s no need to manually resize images before uploading them to your site running Storyteller. Just upload the biggest pictures you have (let’s say 1920×1440), and WordPress will do the rest for you — creating copies of the image in all the needed sizes including the one for the big first image.

    Hope that helps.

    If you like the theme, please don’t forget to rate it.
    Thank you.

    #305

    Louise
    Participant

    Hi Paul 🙂

    Thanks – that was easy 🙂

    Louise

    #306

    Louise
    Participant

    Once again, thanks a lot for your help. It was, as I wrote yesterday, easy to fix and everything looks much better now. I have one short question more regarding images. When I use images taken with my iPhone 6S, they are shown upside down when looking at the blogs on phones and tablets (not on computer). I have now removed all iPhone images from the two blogs I have where I use this theme (I have rated it now :)), but I was just wondering why that is so. They do it even if I turn them around using the image editor inside the theme and even when I have turned them around on the computer as well – they just do it no matter what :).

    It is not really a pressing problem right now, because I removed the images, but I have many nice pics taken with my iPhone, many better than the ones where I have used my camera, so just wondering.

    Have a great day,

    Louise

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Louise.
    #308

    Paul
    Keymaster

    Louise,
    Frankly speaking, I’ve never heard of anything like this.

    Can you please send a couple of images that you are experiencing this issue with to pavel@mauer.co?
    I will load them into the theme and will try to reproduce this behavior and dig into its possible reasons.

    Thank you.

    #309

    Louise
    Participant

    Yes, will do. It will be later, though, as I am not at home right now, but will send a few of the images in question to the mailaddress.

    🙂 Louise

    #310

    Paul
    Keymaster

    Louise,
    I was able to reproduce the photography rotation issue and I can indeed see what you mean.
    This issue is dealt with EXIF data of the images shot with iPhone. It is an Apple issue and it’s been around for a while (e.g. see it described on Business Insider and iPhone Photography School).

    Solution:
    Install this WordPress plugin. It will strip out the EXIF data each time you upload a picture to WordPress. So all your photos will look the same on all devices. Note that sometimes you will need to rotate the picture in WordPress Admin Panel after having uploaded it.

    Please let me know if this solution works out for you. Thanks.

    P.S.
    Using Scandinavian languages specific characters in image file names may prevent them from being displayed in certain browsers. See this thread. I recommend using files with only ASCII (or just English) characters in the name.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Paul.
    #312

    Louise
    Participant

    Thank you so much for your reply and for checking this out. I have been away for the weekend and did not have time to check your post before now. Once again: THANKS. This is a big help 🙂

    Have a great day,

    Louise

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