Featured images on Latest News section in React theme

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  • #38641
    junotane
    Member

    I purchased the React theme on wordpress.com. Previously, the theme used to display featured images on the “latest news” section of the front static page of the blog.
    After changes to how themes are marketed on wordpress.com, it now just leaves a larger than normal gap. Can this be sorted so the featured image once again appears on the front page in the latest news section?

    #38844
    scottrrollo
    Theme Author

    Hi there!

    We recently updated React’s theme showcase page with new screenshots and copy. I wanted to let you know, though, the theme itself is the same.

    Can this be sorted so the featured image once again appears on the front page in the latest news section?

    Yes; be sure to read about setting up pages. Please let us know if you have any questions—we’ll be glad to help :)

    #38845
    junotane
    Member
    Original poster

    Thanks for the response.
    I understand that it is possible to get the featured image to display on the front page using the “projects” footer.
    However, previously the featured images also displayed in the “latest news” footer.
    Am I doing something wrong, or has this feature been removed?

    #38882
    tollmanz
    Member

    Hi there!

    Can you give us a link to your site so we can see the problem? Thanks!

    #38884
    junotane
    Member
    Original poster
    #38889
    scottrrollo
    Theme Author

    Hi again!

    Perhaps we’re referring to different areas. Your Latest news footer is the same as the Recent projects footer seen on our demo site. Featured images can be added to this footer by setting a Featured image for each of your selected posts.

    Please let us know if this helps :)

    #38918
    junotane
    Member
    Original poster

    Hi again. I have set a featured image for all my posts, and yes, this did previously show up on the Latest News footer on the front page. However, it no longer does. There is just a larger than normal white gap.

    #38920
    scottrrollo
    Theme Author

    Hello!

    To clarify, are these three posts in the footer of your site using the Gallery post format? If they are not, please use this format, and let us know if you’re still not seeing these featured images.

    #38921
    junotane
    Member
    Original poster

    Hi, Thanks for your help again.
    The three posts use the ‘standard’ post format. When I change them to the ‘gallery’ post format, the entire post (image and text) disappear from the ‘Latest News’ section.

    #38931
    scottrrollo
    Theme Author

    Hi again!

    I think we were referring to two different parts of React’s interface. Featured images will not display in the Latest News footer. I’m really sorry about that.

    Instead, you’ll want to set up a Recent Projects footer. To do this, please follow these steps:

    1. Go to Appearance → Theme Options;
    2. Under Layout, change the Show the recent projects footer option to On the front page only;
    3. Click Save changes.

    Then, update your three selected posts to use the Gallery post format.

    #38932
    junotane
    Member
    Original poster

    OK thank you.

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