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Important:  Read before posting a support request.

1.  Please first skim through the old comments looking for a similar problem.  Also, double check your links and make sure you followed the instructions.

2.  In your comment, include a url to a page where you have tried to get the plugin working.  Obviously, you don’t want to leave a non-working plugin on the front page of your website.  So, test the plugin on a testing page.  To do this, you need to create a test page and apply a page template that includes the snippet: <?php include(FCG_PLUGIN_FILE); ?>.

3.  Please keep in mind that is a free plugin and I’m doing this in my free time.  I may not get back to you immediately.

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Thanks!  Chris


131 Comments on “Support”

  1. 1 pericard said at 9:47 am on November 8th, 2010:

    Hi,
    Thanks for your plugin, please how can we customize the size of the featured content and can we show on ly the pictures and not the name of the post shown on the right ?

    Thanks in advance for your help

  2. 2 Cale Cunningham said at 9:49 pm on November 8th, 2010:

    Hi,

    I would like to use your plugin but I have a few issues:
    1. After I inserted the proper code into the div for the feature image, my site now produces this error:
    “$end in /home/content/75/6970075/html/wp-content/themes/structure_theme_white/home.php on line 65″. As you can see, I use Organic Themes’ Structure theme (free version).

    2. Your package is in an upgrade loop. It repeatedly asks me to update in the plugin menu.

  3. 3 Chris said at 1:14 am on November 9th, 2010:

    Hi Cale,

    Thanks for report. I think you must have deleted something you shouldn’t have in the Organic. Have you tried pasting it in without deleting anything?

    I’ll look into getting the upgrade loop fixed. This is my first WordPress Plugin and I’m still learning how to deal with version control.

    Chris

  4. 4 Chris said at 1:18 am on November 9th, 2010:

    Hi Pericard,

    This feature isn’t offered out of the box. You should be able to achieve this by editing the source code. You’d need to adjust the CSS width and remove the php that get’s the post title and displays it. You’ll need to edit featured-posts.php and jquery-slider-for-featured-content.php.

    I might add this as a feature in the future. If I do, I’ll try to email you and let you know it’s up.

    Chris

  5. 5 Bob Chatelle said at 11:33 am on November 9th, 2010:

    I disabled the plugin because it didn’t work.

    It appeared to load properly, but the page never changes.

    Also, it displayed all posts, not just those labeled “featured.”

    Also, it kept saying it needed to be updated. I updated, but the message doesn’t go away.

  6. 6 Bob Chatelle said at 12:36 pm on November 9th, 2010:

    I created a test page to demonstrate some of the problems with the plugin.

  7. 7 Bob Chatelle said at 10:31 pm on November 9th, 2010:

    I had to deactivate the plugin again. It causes all of my jquery slideshows to fail with javascript errors.

  8. 8 Liz said at 12:54 am on November 10th, 2010:

    Hello Chris,
    I am trying to use your slider plugin without the right thumbnails and links. I have changed the css to the new size and have removed the code for the right column.

    My issue is that I have 2 featured posts, but only 1 is displaying and it does not seem to be moving at all. Is there a js file that I need to have in place for this to work?

    Thanks,
    Liz

  9. 9 Chris said at 2:32 am on November 10th, 2010:

    @Bob: Unfortunately, I can’t guarantee the slider won’t conflict with other sliders on the same page.

    @Liz. It appears your image is being resized to an incorrect size. Can you try it using a standard size image?

  10. 10 Amber said at 8:48 am on November 10th, 2010:

    I really like this plugin and I’d love to use it for my site.

    But, I’m using the post thumbnail feature included in the most recent versions of wordpress and I’d like the slider to reference the post thumbnail instead of pulling from the slider_image like it is now. What do I need to change?

  11. 11 sam said at 12:48 pm on November 14th, 2010:

    on y image slider, there is a gray bar next to the main image, and i found that our slider is longer than yours, therefore the image dose not fill the entire box, leaving a small gap to the right of the image

  12. 12 Chris said at 5:25 am on November 16th, 2010:

    @amber
    That feature isn’t currently available. I’ll consider adding it in the next release.

  13. 13 Chris said at 5:26 am on November 16th, 2010:

    @sam
    Can you send me your url so I can take a look?

  14. 14 Fslynx said at 10:52 pm on November 16th, 2010:

    Hi! I’m triying to use the plugin but it doesn’t show the captios or images. I’ve followed the steps, I’ve added the custom field “slider_image” with the url in my gallery.

    After that, I’ve seen that the script “tinytumb” is calling this url:

    “http://www.emudigital.net/wp/wp-content/plugins/jquery-slider-for-featured-content/scripts/timthumb.php?src=//wp-content/uploads/2010/11/firefox.png&h=50&w=80&zc=1″

    I believe that the problem is the double “//” in the src=//wp-content….

    The image is in my server:

    http://www.emudigital.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/firefox.png

    How I can fix this? Thanks!!!!

  15. 15 Chris said at 11:35 pm on November 16th, 2010:

    @Fslynx
    The problem isn’t the double //. My timthumb script works when I add an extra backslash to the url.

    The problem is your permissions. Timthumb needs to cache the images in the /scripts/cache folder of the plugin. You need to make sure that permissions for both of these folders is: 775. That allows the script to save the images. The easiest way is to do this with your FTP program.

    Please let me know how it goes.

  16. 16 Fslynx said at 8:31 am on November 17th, 2010:

    Hi! I followed your instructions and it is working now.
    I would like to say that your work is really amazing, I like this plugin a lot and I hope you can continue developing it.

    Thank you very very much!!!

  17. 17 Dan B said at 9:02 pm on November 17th, 2010:

    Hello, I have had a problem similar to Fslynx. I am not getting a URL from get_post_meta for the post thumbnail.

    This is the result for the img src:

    http://usefs.com/wp-content/plugins/jquery-slider-for-featured-content/scripts/timthumb.php?src=/&h=50&w=80&zc=1

    Right where it should be pulling…nothing. So, I dug a little deeper, looked at the PHP.

    …src=…

    The value of $newurl relies on $post->ID, so I went a few lines up and stole the code, just to see if I could get the URL to post (and worry about the slash formatting later), but when I did this…

    ID, ‘slider_image’, true) ?>

    …it did not print -anything-, which was really confusing, because if I did this…

    …it worked and gave me the slider_image value.

    So, the problem that I’m seeing is $post->ID isn’t returning a value. Hidden within HTML comments, this didn’t return anything

    <!— ID ?> –>

    Curious what the problem could be – would love to implement this plugin, but currently this little problem needs resolution!

  18. 18 Dan B said at 9:03 pm on November 17th, 2010:

    My last comment parsed some PHP and HTML out – here’s a copy/paste of my post:

    https://gist.github.com/704084

  19. 19 Fslynx said at 10:48 pm on November 17th, 2010:

    Hi! It’s me again. How can I add a little description of the post in the caption?
    I would like to get the same as your demo posts:

    “Demo Post 1:

    This is an demo WordPress post. An excerpt of this post will show up on the Jquery Slider for Feat….read more”

    I don’t have the text, only the title. Thanks!!!

  20. 20 Chris said at 1:19 am on November 18th, 2010:

    @Dan
    That is really strange…I think you’ve correctly identified the problem, but I don’t know why $post->ID wouldn’t work. Are you using an older version of WordPress?

    @Fslynx. The description is automatically taken from the first so many characters of the post OR from the post excerpt if it exists. Is this not working for you?

  21. 21 Fslynx said at 9:12 am on November 18th, 2010:

    Hi! I only can see the title and “…read more”. There is something special to add for getting the description? Any custom field or something?

    Thanks!!!

  22. 22 Cujo said at 2:45 am on November 19th, 2010:

    Hi Dan,

    plugin looks sweet. Though, I haven’t gotten it to work on my site. I followed the instructions for setup and even gave the script/cache folders 777 permissions. No pictures or posts show up. Any thoughts?

  23. 23 Chris said at 3:31 am on November 19th, 2010:

    @Fslynx: Try setting a custom Excerpt. Excerpt is a field provided by WordPress when you write a post.

    @Cujo: I’m not sure what is wrong. Are you pasting the code into the page theme code? Have you tried pasting the code in different place?

  24. 24 Cujo said at 4:03 am on November 19th, 2010:

    Thanks for your reply. Interesting.

    Yes, I originally had it on the index theme page.
    I posted it to the the search page template and it works. Perhaps the custom code I have on the index is messing with it somehow. I’ll do some fiddling. Any known cases of code that might interfere?

  25. 25 Dan B said at 7:31 am on November 19th, 2010:

    @Chris I am using the latest version of WordPress :(

  26. 26 Marios Savvas said at 6:03 am on November 20th, 2010:

    Hi Chris,
    I have downloaded your Plug In jQuery Slider as I wish to use it on my site! I have activated the Plug In, but really don’t understand how to make it work. I have tried pasting it in the index.php etc.

    I really have no idea how to make this great plug in work.

    I kindly ask for assistance.

    Thank you (for this great plug in) and regards

    M

  27. 27 Christian said at 9:14 am on November 20th, 2010:

    Not sure if you can help me out, but I added the plugin to my site, and it works flawlessly, except for one thing. In the top nav-bar, the scrolling image goes in-front of the dropdowns.

    I was wondering if there was something in the code to allow the nav bar to overlay the scroll. or vice-versa.

    If you need to test things, or look at the theme I use is light word

  28. 28 Jillian Wood said at 1:32 am on November 21st, 2010:

    Hi! Lovely slider, but weird problem: When I post it to the main template page it works, but all of the posts below it suddenly have bold italic fonts…?

    Any suggestions as to how I can fix this? Thanks for any help you can offer, as I’d really like to use this slider!

  29. 29 Chris said at 5:18 am on November 21st, 2010:

    @Marios: It should work if you paste into the index.php template. If it doesn’t…is anything showing up?

    @Christian. I can’t see the problem you describe on your site. Something else seems to have gone wrong.

    @Jillian. The slider changes the styles associated with divs called #featured. So, if you have some divs named that on your page, it may cause some problems. You can change the styles by going into the plugin folder and editing the source for jquery-slider-for-featured-content.php. Or, you might want to change the names of the divs you use in your theme.

  30. 30 Christian said at 5:11 pm on November 21st, 2010:

    Sorry, I guess I wasn’t too clear.

    The top nav bar which has Home, Articles, Reviews, etc. The two options Media and Other have sub menus which drop-down. For some reason, the slider overlaps those dropdowns, making them difficult to read.

  31. 31 Christian said at 5:58 pm on November 21st, 2010:

    Hey Chris,
    Figured it out myself. The entire time, I was trying to set the z-index of the header to be over the content, then I realized, why not push the content back. I edited the CSS of the content of the page and made the z-index -1 and it works.

    Great plugin!

  32. 32 Ace said at 3:43 am on November 23rd, 2010:

    I like the plugin, Thank you. However it changes my sites fonts to Italic. Its not a div issue as i dont have any #Feature tags other than this plugin. I remove the plugin from my index file and everything is normal. Any reason why? how can this issue be solved?

  33. 33 Dave T said at 4:34 pm on November 23rd, 2010:

    It’s working fine for me apart from it’s not displaying any pics. I’m sure I’m using the custom field slider-image correctly

  34. 34 Chris said at 10:16 pm on November 23rd, 2010:

    @ace: You can change the styles by going into the plugin folder and editing the source for jquery-slider-for-featured-content.php. There might be something that is conflicting with your theme.
    @Dave: Are your folder permissions set correctly?

  35. 35 Farooq said at 11:47 am on November 24th, 2010:

    Hi,
    @dave i think the custom field name is slider_image not slider-image.
    sorry if i am late
    Farooq

  36. 36 Cujo said at 6:25 pm on November 24th, 2010:

    Thanks for your previous reply. Embarrassing as it may be, I must admit the my previous problem (slider not being displayed on the home page) was caused by another plugin I was using, Automatic Category Excluder. I excluded posts from my “featured” category from being showed on my home page, therefore the slideshow wasn’t showing anything.

  37. 37 Luc said at 5:26 am on November 26th, 2010:

    Hi,

    Great plugin. I had some problems with posts including pictures at the top of the post. What happened is that there were no caption and the “Read more” link did not work. The only way to get to the post was to click on the title. So, I added a line in the featured-posts.php file to strip html tags and now it works fine. Maybe it could be useful to some other people. This is the line I added at line 50:
    $content = strip_tags($content);

  38. 38 Adipedia said at 6:53 am on December 1st, 2010:

    Hi,
    This plugin has been working on my blog, but how can I make this plugin only appears on the front of the blog and not on the blog page as page 1, page 2, and so on?

    Sorry about my english

  39. 39 Mighty said at 4:18 pm on December 2nd, 2010:

    Hi Chris, I recently installed your plugin and got it working. But my problem is that the photo in the featured panel area is the size of a thumbnail–it does not occupy the whole square alloted for the featured photo. Please let help me figure this out.

    thanks,

  40. 40 Chris said at 5:53 pm on December 2nd, 2010:

    @Adipedia: You can use a page template and apply it to the page you want the slider on and then use go into the WordPress settings and use that page as your front page. You should check out http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages to get started.

    @Mighty: Your problem is that you have changed the size of the div but not the size of the photo, so it won’t fit. It’s tricky to change the size of the slider…you should go into the plugin edit featured-posts.php and search for &h=250&w=400&zc=1. Replace h with the desired height and w with the desired width. These dimensions have to be proportionate to the size of your image though.

  41. 41 Ace said at 4:18 am on December 6th, 2010:

    Hey Chris, GREAT PLUGIN. I was able to work around the Issue of fonts changing to ITALIC. It turns out that “” codes in one of my Feature post was incomplete and it had extend to the rest of the layout. I removed the post from feature and VIOLA! everything works. I als tweaked the CSS and minor js to get the look i want. Thanks a million beautiful script.

  42. 42 Ace said at 4:19 am on December 6th, 2010:

    Sorry it was “” tags… without the quotes i dont know if this comment box accepts code but you get the picture. Thank you again

  43. 43 Chris said at 5:14 am on December 6th, 2010:

    @Ace: Thanks for your feedback. To future readers: what caused the problem was an incomplete EM tag in one of the posts.

    To anyone who likes the plugin, please tell your friends and consider rating us at us at:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jquery-slider-for-featured-content/stats/

    So far we have received a 5 Star and a 1 Star.

  44. 44 Luc said at 3:29 am on December 7th, 2010:

    Hi,

    How do I proceed to remove a post from being displayed in the slider? I tried to delete the custom field named slider_image but it only removes the image from the slide. The text is still displayed.

    Thanks for your help.

  45. 45 Chris said at 4:28 am on December 7th, 2010:

    @Luc: You need to remove the post from the “Featured” category. Anything in that category will be shown.

  46. 46 Dan Potter said at 5:28 pm on December 7th, 2010:

    Hi Chris,

    Great slider, but having a few problems. I’ve used it on 1 site that’s only local and it works a treat but on a different one that is local and live, the images don’t load. I’ve tried pasting the code on different pages and tried to change the permissions but no luck so far.. any other ideas I could try?

    Cheers,
    Dan

  47. 47 John Overall said at 8:35 am on December 8th, 2010:

    Great plug in I would have loved to use it and do my letter J podcast on it but I spent an hour trying to solve the problem with it without any luck.

    Here is the issue, I could get everything to work except every time I loaded the plug in into a page it would flip my page to whatever post was last in the list. this happened no matter which category I chose to display.

    Example if I had four posts to feature what ever post was in position 4 the page would lock to no matter the category.

    If you have any suggestions or a solution that would be great and I can add you back to my podcast.

    Thanks again
    John Overall

  48. 48 Jon said at 4:44 pm on December 12th, 2010:

    I have installed the plugin, but i have lost my footer and content area on the page i placed the slider on. Also no images are showing up in the slider ? How do i fix this?.

  49. 49 alex said at 1:40 am on December 19th, 2010:

    the plugin messed up home page, only slider is visible and header, lost the body and footer. It’s weird – web site works in Firefox (no problem), but doesn’t work in all other browsers. http://celebritydailypost.com/

  50. 50 B Lopez said at 10:35 pm on December 19th, 2010:

    Hello Chris,

    First I want to thank you for developing such a great plugin.

    We have recently implemented your j-Query Slider plugin our business blog but unfortunately there are two issues going on that I am hoping you can find a quick resolution to.

    The first issue is that two of the larger images present a “Red X” over top of them. Both images DO display so not sure why the “Red X” is coming up at all? There are no other images in either post that it could be referencing.

    http://www.spaparazzi.com/

    Secondly the links on the right hand side of the slider with thumbnails of the same do not point to the post url that lays over top of the larger image itself.

    Instead when you mouse-over each link or thumbnail it gives you a url something like this and NONE of them are clickable: http://www.spaparazzi.com/#fragment-326 ….(each ending with a different number that what was referenced above.)

    What could be going wrong? It has been a very frustrating 2 days in trying to make heads or tails out this so hoping you can help. Much appreciated.

  51. 51 Kelly said at 3:30 am on December 20th, 2010:

    We have the plugin installed here: http://www.spaparazzi.com and we have strange ‘red x’ image missing boxes showing up under the headline in IE (looks fine in Firefox)… can you help us figure out what’s going wrong there?

  52. 52 Chris said at 5:48 am on December 21st, 2010:

    Sorry for the delay on replies…it was finals week!

    @Dan. My guess would be differences in your server settings (like PHP settings, or version), but I don’t know of any known bugs yet. Sorry!

    @John. Thanks for considering me for the podcast…unfortunately I don’t have any suggestions for you.

    @John and Alex. Could post an example page with the slider to show what is going on?

    @Kelly. The problem is that you are using an image in the post and the slider is trying to include that image in the excerpt. You can fix this by following:
    1. Open up the plugin folder
    2. Edit the featured-posts.php
    3. Add the following at line 50:
    $content = strip_tags($content);
    4. Save and re-upload the plugin

    This will be fixed in the upcoming release. Thanks to Luc for this fix.

  53. 53 Shelli said at 9:36 am on December 21st, 2010:

    Chris,
    Thank you for the great plugin and for how hard you are working to keep with the comments here.

    I put the code for the plugin at the bottom of the header.php file and it is in the proper location vertically.

    The side to side alignment is the problem. I would imagine this could be fixed somewhere within my CSS but I’m a novice at understanding how to do that.

    Which of the CSS files would I attack and what would coding look like to “bump” this thing over to right so it’s centered on my site?

    Thanks!

  54. 54 B Lopez said at 5:25 pm on December 21st, 2010:

    Hello Chris,

    Cn you tell me where exactly line 50 is in the code?

    I am only looking at it from the actual edit function under the WP dasboard for the plugin itself?

    Will this also fix the the issue with NONE of the thumbnails and linked titles next to those thumbnails for that matter in the slider showing : http://www.spaparazzi.com/#fragment-326 ….(each ending with a different number that what was referenced above.) NOT being clickable?

    The links displaying over the main image in the slider are clickable, again not the smaller corresponding images and text next the each one that appear to the right.

    When hyperlinked it displays a “#fragment-” and number next to it.

    I just want to make sure I have the correct area you reference at line 50 before doing this since I don’t have a standalone toolkit for editing PHP outside of what you see in the WP editor. It doesn’t reference it by line in there.

  55. 55 B Lopez said at 6:12 pm on December 21st, 2010:

    Hi Chris,

    It appears adding the code you suggested at line 50 worked and got rid of the red x over image issue.

    However the issue with the NONE of the thumbnails and linked titles next to those thumbnails for that matter in the slider showing http://www.spaparazzi.com/#fragment-326 ….(each ending with a different number that what was referenced above.) are still NOT being clickable.

    The url contains some sort of fragment reference instead and we would like to know how to correct this asap.

    Again thanks for your help.

  56. 56 biliwiz said at 11:02 am on December 23rd, 2010:

    Hi

    I have exactly the same problem as B Lopez! Any ideas on how to ‘cure’ it?

    Many thanks

  57. 57 Frank said at 9:55 pm on December 25th, 2010:

    i guess i’m #57 in line, but my thumbs & images aren’t coming up either, even after editing the featured_posts.php

    Spread some holiday cheer Chris and tell us the secret to unlocking your magnificent plugin (seriously this is the best slider out there)

  58. 58 Ahmed M. Bakry said at 11:11 pm on January 3rd, 2011:

    Sick slider that works great, thanks man

  59. 59 ducky said at 2:31 pm on January 11th, 2011:

    How do i get the plugin to work with the thesis theme hoping to add it to the feature box.

    thanks

  60. 60 Chris said at 9:14 pm on January 13th, 2011:

    Great plugin… works perfectly on my “localhost” but on my live site it isn’t showing the slider_image.

    I have created the custom field and put the correct image URL’s in there. They are landscape (not portrait) as suggested. The CHMOD for both Script and Cache folder is 775 but all I get is an image placeholder in place of where the large images and thumbnails should both be.

  61. 61 empfx said at 4:10 am on January 14th, 2011:

    Same here. It’s a new blog so there is no plugin conflicts etc, I have triple checked every single word you have written and others have commented on. Permissions are fine. I included the code onto the index, or header pages and everything shows up except the images and thumbnails. I have literally tried everything and cannot figure this out, what would be even better is if the users out here could get alittle support, does’nt seem like you are responding to any recent posts. :(

  62. 62 empfx said at 4:53 am on January 14th, 2011:

    Scratch that, I thought I checked all permissions but Lo’behold the Cache folder in the plugin was not set to 777. Works great now though, but yeah, would really like to see more support for this script/customization, etc. Thanks for a great plugin, my hats off to you.

  63. 63 Chris said at 6:58 am on January 14th, 2011:

    @ducky. I haven’t worked with thesis Sorry.

    @Chris. Sounds like a permissions problem…maybe double check.

    @empfx. Glad you got it working.

    I’ll try to be better at keeping up with support requests. I was traveling the last couple weeks which made it hard.

    If you need help, please include the url of your site where you are testing the slider. If necessary, make a new test page and try the slider out there. I need to be able to see your source code to get an idea of what might be wrong. Otherwise, I am just guessing.

    If you like the plugin, please rate it at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jquery-slider-for-featured-content/ to encourage others to check it out. Thanks!

  64. 64 Domy said at 6:28 pm on January 16th, 2011:

    Hi!!! can help me?? I don’t know to use this plugin iquery slider… Can tell me the steps to do? thanks…

  65. 65 Pranjal said at 6:36 pm on January 16th, 2011:

    I had tried everything but images are not displaying.
    badly need your help

    Thanks

  66. 66 Chris said at 6:40 pm on January 16th, 2011:

    @Domy. The steps are on the homepage. If you have a problem with one of them please reference the step and let me know.

    @Pranjal. Can you please reference a test page on your site so I can investigate?

  67. 67 info2tele said at 9:35 am on January 17th, 2011:

    Hi Chris

    I’m using your plugin on http://www.info2tele.com and it’s great with Safari…

    But not with Chrome, Opera, Firefox and EI…

    What’s happens ?

    Regards

  68. 68 Chris said at 5:07 pm on January 17th, 2011:

    @info2tele: The plugin should work correctly in all browsers (from my testing). Can you show me a test page where you have tried to get the plugin to work?

  69. 69 Pranjal said at 12:05 pm on January 19th, 2011:

    Hi I’ve added the link you may now check

  70. 70 Becko said at 1:58 pm on January 19th, 2011:

    after the update, the plugin stopped working, advice please

  71. 71 Chris said at 4:58 pm on January 19th, 2011:

    @Pranjal. It appears that your problem is with permissions. As I said to an earlier poster:

    Timthumb needs to cache the images in the /scripts/cache folder of the plugin. You need to make sure that permissions for both of these folders is: 775. That allows the script to save the images. The easiest way is to do this with your FTP program.

    @Becko. That is strange. Can you send me the url of a test page? You can revert to the old version by downloading:
    http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/jquery-slider-for-featured-content.1.0.zip
    and uploading it to your plugin directory.

  72. 72 Pranjal said at 7:42 pm on January 19th, 2011:

    Yes! i had changed the permissions but, still not working!

  73. 73 sortofme said at 3:31 am on January 20th, 2011:

    Hi,
    you forgot a ; in the CSS declaration of file:
    jquery-slider-for-featured-content.php
    line 93:
    margin:0

    It breaks the sites CSS…

  74. 74 Chris said at 4:02 am on January 20th, 2011:

    @sortofme: I fixed it. Thanks so much for taking the time to point that out.

  75. 75 info2tele said at 10:22 pm on January 20th, 2011:

    Hi Chris,

    Your plugin works on my website but with some bugs.

    See it on http://www.info2tele.com, maybe it’s a problem with UFT-8

    What do you think ?

    Regards

  76. 76 Chris said at 1:25 am on January 21st, 2011:

    @info2tele
    I can’t reproduce your error on my WordPress install when I used non standard characters. However, I think the problem may be an UTF-8 issue with the custom field for the replacement title. If you get rid of replacement_title does the problem persist?

  77. 77 Pranjal said at 1:49 pm on January 21st, 2011:

    Hello but, please answer me that how to make it work on my site.

  78. 78 Pranjal said at 6:57 pm on January 22nd, 2011:

    A suggestion for you hope it might be helpful to you that instead of entering custom field url for image, your plugin must catch image from feature image of the post itself, this will not only be making easy to use but, also reduce “no image appears/displaying issues.”

    Thanks

  79. 79 Chris said at 8:02 pm on January 22nd, 2011:

    @Pranjal. If it is not permissions, I can’t figure out what the problem might be. The url of the images appears to be correct. I appreciate the suggestion to use featured images. That is the next step in the plugin. Look for that option soon. Thanks for the feedback.

  80. 80 Michael said at 6:24 pm on January 27th, 2011:

    Can the featured posts titles on the right be linked to the post page? If so how can I do this instead of them linking to http://www.diningwithsinners.org/#fragment-6670

  81. 81 Chris said at 2:31 am on January 28th, 2011:

    @Michael. No, not at this time. In the future, I would like to make that an option. The conflict, is that you don’t want people browsing the topics to automatically go to a story. Maybe, I’ll add a readme button that appears upon hover.

  82. 82 Michael said at 1:28 pm on January 28th, 2011:

    @Chris. Thanks. That makes sense. A button would be nice! Can the larger image be made clickable?

    Good work. Thanks for making this available.

  83. 83 Chris Bush said at 1:24 am on February 2nd, 2011:

    Hi there,
    I have managed to install your plugin on my site and have customised it but there are a couple of things I am unable to do and would like your help if possible.

    If you visit the above page, you will see that I have reduced the width of the slider so that it can fit with my theme… I’ve also changed the colours and increased the size of the “info” tab that slides up for each slide so that it can fit 3 lines of text instead of 2.

    Unfortunately, no matter what I try… I can’t seem to get the featured image itself to maintain the correct size. I have changed the width of the featured area to 380px but the image remains at 400… Where can I change this? It is blocking the arrows as it currently stands.

    Also, even though I have increased the size of the info tab that slides up for each image… it seems to reset itself after the first slide and go back to “2 lines”.

    I look forward to your help.

  84. 84 Chris said at 5:02 am on February 2nd, 2011:

    @Chris. You need to change the parameter of the php function that resizes the image. Open up the plugin file featured-post.php. Go to line 47. Replace the numbers in &h=250&w=400 with your desired height and widths

  85. 85 Jon said at 12:09 am on February 10th, 2011:

    My images are not appearing, I have followed the advice previous on here about changing the permissions for Scripts and Cache folders to 775 (also tried 777) and still the images are not appearing. Anything else i should try ?

  86. 86 Chris said at 1:43 am on February 10th, 2011:

    @Jon. Are you using slider_image as a custom field? My tests indicate that your permissions are correct. Try setting the slider_image custom field as :https://www.drughelpdesk.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Spice_Drug_use_news_for_parents-300×224.jpg and let me know if it works.

  87. 87 Jon said at 3:22 am on February 10th, 2011:

    I have added a custom-field now and it is displaying correctly.

    We had this installed by a developer a few months ago. He set it up so that you did not have to insert a custom field, It would automatically pull the first image from the post and show that, and if there was no image in the post, it would display our logo. I think what has happened is, somebody has clicked upgrade for your plugin, and it has wiped out any code modifications that were in the plugin. I would love it if i knew how to have like we used to and not have to enter a custom field, as we have have an autoblog on our site which we want to use, so want to display an image automatically.

    This is the code we have in functions.php which was supposed to display our logo if no post image was found.

    function catch_that_image() {
    global $post, $posts;
    $first_img = ”;
    ob_start();
    ob_end_clean();
    $output = preg_match_all(‘//i’, $post->post_content, $matches);
    $first_img = $matches [1] [0];

    // no image found display default image instead
    if(empty($first_img)){
    $first_img = “https://www.drughelpdesk.com/drughelpdesk_logo2.jpg”;
    }
    return $first_img;
    }

  88. 88 dagus said at 2:23 am on February 11th, 2011:

    hi chris,
    I’m having the same problem with @ panjal, I’ve tried changing the permissions (both uploads and cache folder), add custom fileld, and the url of the images appears to be correct. but the picture still does not appear. whether there is the possibility of clashing with another plugin? I use many plugins, and I still need a lot of learning to use these plugins. thx

  89. 89 Chris said at 7:52 am on February 11th, 2011:

    @dagus. Can you please post the url of the plugin in use on a test page so that I can better diagnose the problem?

  90. 90 Chris said at 7:53 am on February 11th, 2011:

    @Jon. Thanks for sharing that function. That is not something I will be able to implement immediately, but I may in the future.

  91. 91 Dwaynne said at 9:19 am on March 4th, 2011:

    I got my slider to work via using the right custom filed…”slider_image”. However, I want to know if it is possible to change the size of the thumbnails on the right. My site, http://chooseavirb.com/bm/ uses the slider, but the thumbnail size by default is 80×50 whereas I need them to be 140×90. any help is appreciated.

  92. 92 Tom bonham said at 4:58 am on March 5th, 2011:

    I replace my featured slideshow that is no supported by WordPress3.1 with this one.
    I am not having any problems with the functions;
    However, I have 2 problems.
    First, the panel is too wide. . . How do I resize the panel? If it can’t be done, what is the actual size of the panel, and I will try to adjust the CSS on everything else if I have to.
    Second, my pictures are too large. . . What is the picture size setting?

    http://www.PuppetGuild.org is the site

  93. 93 Chris said at 2:43 am on March 7th, 2011:

    @Dwaynne: You can change the size of the thumbnail by going into the plugin folder and editing featured-posts.php. Go to line 24 and replace h=50&w=80 with h=90&w=140.

    @Tom. It looks like you have resized your theme to fit the the slider. In the future, I hope to make it easier for people to resize the slider to fit their theme.

  94. 94 Max said at 7:53 pm on March 8th, 2011:

    Hello I managed to install jQuery Slider on my site but i noticed that the jQuery Slider is over shadow the dropdowm menu when selecting. How can i fix this problem. Site: http://dcpose.com/mix/ and the problem is under photogallery.

    please help

    Thanks

  95. 95 Chris said at 8:15 pm on March 8th, 2011:

    @Max: You need to change the z-index in the css. You should go into the css for your page and go to the part for your drop down. You should add the z index like this:

    .dropdown{
    z-index:10 (some big number her
    }

    Alternatively, you can go into jquery-slider-for-featured-content.php and edit the CSS in there to make the z index smaller or negative.

  96. 96 JayMuxic said at 7:52 pm on March 10th, 2011:

    Hi! just a quick question. The pluggin works great BUT is there a way to display portrait pictures? All the landscape pics i load display great but i also want to display portrait size pics but when i load them the pluggin cuts the top and the bottom.
    Is there a way to display the portrait size pics and show just just black or empty space on the sides? i’ve seen other pluggins do that. if a portrait size pic is loaded it will just fill in the sides with black bars.

    thank you for your time!

    i really appreciated!

    -J

  97. 97 Chris said at 8:36 pm on March 10th, 2011:

    @JayMuxic
    Unfortunately, the slider doesn’t offer support for that right now. You’d have to manually do that with a photo editor. I’ll look into adding that as new feature in an upcoming release. Thanks for the feedback.

  98. 98 max said at 12:53 am on March 13th, 2011:

    Hello its possible to put this plugin in non conflict mode? i noticed that when this plogin activated, some of my functions on my site are not working. but when deactivated is working fine. please advise.

    Thanks

  99. 99 Chris said at 11:13 pm on March 13th, 2011:

    @max: Thanks for the suggestion. That is something I’ll look to sort out in the next release. I don’t have much experience using multiple libraries in parallel.

  100. 100 Jeff said at 11:07 pm on March 15th, 2011:

    hi,

    i installed the plugin, and i believe it worked, initially, but then it stopped after just a few minutes. right now, it’s just frozen, with all of the thumbnails highlighted grey. also, when you click on the thumbnails, it acts strange. i have deactivated it, completely deleted it from the server, re-downloaded it and reinstalled it, but it’s still doing the same thing.

    test page is located at: http://www.jeffwptest.com.php5-18.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/blog/test

    the actual development page is located at: http://www.jeffwptest.com.php5-18.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/blog

    any ideas as to what may be causing this?

    thanks in advance!

  101. 101 Jeff said at 6:08 pm on March 16th, 2011:

    update, to my post at #100, above…

    i installed a similar plugin (unpoint zero content slider) to try out and when i activated it, your plugin began working, although it was sort of erratic in the way that it switches between the featured posts. when i deactivate the unpoint plugin, your plugin goes back to just being frozen.

  102. 102 Abby said at 3:33 pm on March 30th, 2011:

    Hi Chris, thank you for an awesome slider. It saved the day. For some reason my slider is making the bottom of the page pop up – For instance, when you scroll to the bottom of the page and stop, when the slider image changes the page pops up about 50 rows. Do you know what could be causing it? Thank you!

  103. 103 Abby said at 3:50 pm on April 4th, 2011:

    It was the CSS I altered. Fixed.

  104. 104 Miguel Veliz said at 3:04 pm on April 21st, 2011:

    y have troubles with jQuery.noConflict() in another jQuery slider that its loaded in the header.

  105. 105 Beth said at 6:05 pm on April 29th, 2011:

    Chris,

    Thanks for creating this plugin. I have a version running on my site that I’ve made quite a few modifications to. I made a few more changes on my local environment, but when I upload the files to my staging site (stg.nasailor.com) the changes I’ve made to the file jquery-slider-for-featured-content.php are not being pulled into the site. Although I’ve verified that I’ve correctly uploaded the file to the server, if I do a view source on the site’s home page, I only see the old code in the header of the page.

    I wanted to see if you created some kind of caching setting that would keep this code from updating? I am tearing my hair out. I’ve removed and reinstalled the plugin, cleared my browser cache, etc. Don’t know why the updated code isn’t being pulled in.

    Thanks.
    Beth

  106. 106 Beth said at 6:09 pm on April 29th, 2011:

    Also, I had an issue with the plugin conflicting with Lightbox 2. I placed the code

    jQuery.noConflict();

    after the code

    <script type="text/javascript" src="/scripts/jquery-1.4.2.min.js”>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="/scripts/jquery-ui-1.7.3.custom.min.js”>

    in jquery-slider-for-featured-content.php and then changed all instances of “$” in the code to “jQuery” in the same file, and that solved the problem for me.

  107. 107 Beth said at 6:12 pm on April 29th, 2011:

    The jQuery.noConflict(); in the example above should have open and close script tags around it.

  108. 108 Chris said at 3:52 am on May 1st, 2011:

    @Beth: Thanks for your comments. I’ll add the jQuery.noConflict(); to the latest version of the slider. Unfortunately, I can’t think of any reason the changes you have made to the jquery-slider-for-featured-content.php are not being pulled into the site. There is no caching being done by the plugin.

  109. 109 Beth said at 2:44 pm on May 2nd, 2011:

    @Chris. I figured but thanks for answering!

  110. 110 Max Uldahl said at 7:57 pm on May 12th, 2011:

    I use a theme which defines thumbnails by creating a custom field called “Thumbnail” and inserting the thumbnail url in the custom field. Is it possible for the slide to grab the post image from this custom field? Thanks!

  111. 111 Dave said at 2:27 am on May 15th, 2011:

    Have we figured out how to resize the slider itself? It’s too big and runs into my sidebar. I didn’t see this information above… Please advise.

  112. 112 Dave said at 2:40 am on May 15th, 2011:

    Never mind, I got it, thanks

  113. 113 Dave said at 3:00 am on May 15th, 2011:

    New one, when you click on the images or links on the right it does not take you to the post itself. I know that’s discussed above and cannot be done at this time. However, when you click on it, the image on the left becomes the “larger” image, but then everything on the right turns white. Can we have it so that when you click on an image/link on the right and the image is enlarged to keep the thumbnails on the right?

  114. 114 B Lopez said at 2:08 am on June 9th, 2011:

    I was curious if their was a maximum size restriction for the featured images used in the slide show? I realize they resize but this one isn’t even appearing at all?

    The post in question is dated today June 8, 2011.

    I did have the featured box “ticked” but unticked it since it was not displaying. However I’d really like to have it display if at all possible, just not sure what the problem is?

    The reason I ask is because in trying to select a certain post as “featured” it appears that while the image shows up just fine in the post itself, it’s not showing up in the slider and only a “red x” appears where the image should be.

    The image itself is width=”660″ height=”440″ so not sure if it’s too big to resize correctly.

    We’ve not had this problem before so perhaps you know what the problem might be, but again we had never used an image quite this large either.

    Again if you can let me know asap. Thanks so much!

  115. 115 Bangkok 101 said at 2:49 am on June 10th, 2011:

    Hi,

    Is it possible to show the slider only on the home page, but not on single posts?

    Thanks!

    B101

  116. 116 Chris said at 1:32 am on June 13th, 2011:

    @BLopez. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The slider does have a memory limit when resizing images. To change the limit you need to edit the code. Go to the following:
    wp-content/plugins/jquery-slider-for-featured-content/scripts/timthumb.php
    Search for:
    ini_set(‘memory_limit’, ’50M’);
    and replace 50M with a higher limit like 100M or 200M. Save the file and relaunch the slider. It should fix the problem.

    @Bangkok 101: Yes. If you add into the header it will show up on every page. You should insert it into the index.php or, better yet, create a page template that is applied only to the homepage and insert the above code into the page template. Check out:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Page_Templates to learn more.

  117. 117 Ashmeet Singh said at 5:08 am on June 13th, 2011:

    How do I configure the cache size.
    I want to reduce it from 400px to 300 px

  118. 118 Ty said at 8:54 pm on June 30th, 2011:

    I have a simple question (or seems like it should be simple), How can I make the image a link? I want the entire (large) image to be a link to a whole new page. Not a link to the post. Anyone done this?

  119. 119 Fred said at 1:07 pm on July 2nd, 2011:

    I am having a slight problem with the alignment. See the site to check out the alignment: http://www.spacebooger.com

    I can not figure out how to change the alignment in the theme, so I was wondering if there was any way to remove (or reduce) the border of the slider?

    I think if the border was removed or reduced it would fit better in my site.

    Thanks in advance!

  120. 120 Fred said at 5:20 pm on July 2nd, 2011:

    I found the code in the php file and changed the background to :none.
    Thanks for the great plugin!

  121. 121 Jay said at 2:20 pm on July 11th, 2011:

    Testing out this slider at the moment. I have the slider insert into a page, all well and good.

    How do I link the tabs to pages or posts? Similar to this?

    http://www.spacebooger.com

  122. 122 Jean-Luc said at 7:56 am on July 24th, 2011:

    Hi,
    Is there a way to show 4 posts – within 3 containers, so the post will also slides in the “thumbnails” containers ?

    Thanks!!

  123. 123 Fred said at 5:57 pm on August 12th, 2011:

    I have been using this slider for over a month and have had no problems at http://www.spacebooger.com . Today for some reason all of the images in the slider decided not to display. I have sent a trouble ticket to my hosting company asking if they upgraded, so while I wait does anyone have any suggestions as to why it was working for a month, it was working this morning, but this afternoon it’s not?
    Thanks!

  124. 124 Chris Bush said at 2:37 am on August 23rd, 2011:

    Hi there,
    I have a strange error with this plugin, which only seems to happen with Google Chrome – When I click on a thumbnail, it brings the corresponding slide into focus as expected but the “info” tab that displays the actual link to the post and the excerpt doesn’t display, instead it’s just a full size image with no info – so there’s no way of me actually clicking through to get to the post. You can see this problem on the page that I have put as my URL. This only happens in Chrome… in FireFox, it works fine! And it’s only started happening recently… with no changes being made to the plugin since it last worked.

    Any idea why this would happen?

  125. 125 Samantha said at 6:52 am on August 31st, 2011:

    Hi Chris, awesome plugin! Thanks. I could not get this theme to work without it.

    Just a few issues: 1. I changed the width in the css to fit the theme but there is a white column on the right i cant seem to find the code to edit this? 2. My text falls behind the image, this i find weard as the theme css aligns it right, could this be effected by the right column?

    Your assistance will be appreciated.

  126. 126 Paula said at 9:50 pm on September 5th, 2011:

    Hi Chris, I concur with the above, awesome plugin! It’s been very easy to adapt to my client’s specifications so far, but I have a bit of an advanced question, I hope you can help me out.

    The title in the tabs-nav ul is tagged with an ‘a href’ that looks like it links that tab to the plugin’s functionalities. I would like to change this ‘a href’ to a ‘span’ (since it doesn’t actually link to the page). My trouble is that I cannot find where to change the functionality from relying on the ‘a href’ to a ‘span’.

    Hopefully that makes sense! Thanks again!

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