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    I have recently bought the Shoutbox theme and it looks fantastic. However, there are still lots of bugs to fix since I’m migrating from my previous theme. I have a few questions…

    1) I want to display a “preview” image of the article on the main page. However, when it’s displayed, the picture is stretched to fit. I would prefer it to be cropped instead of streched. Is it possible?

    2) There’s a second option I would like. Is there a possibility to place a “featured image” as a “preview” of the article on the main page, but EXCLUDE that same image from the article? That way, I could select a different picture as a preview and place ANOTHER picture in my article.

    3) And this is the worst problem I’ve encountered: the Featured image slider is all messed up, as the pictures in the squares below it are displayed as REGULAR sizes, making the slider all disorted.

    Thanks alot for answering!



    I think you need to regenerate your thumbnails with this plugin:

    Hopefully this will fix 1 + 3.

    2) Yes you can remove the featured image feature for single entries. Delete following code in includes/loop-single.php:


    $slider = new avia_slideshow(get_the_ID());
    echo $slider->display_small( avia_post_meta('_slideshow_type'));


    What size should I resize them?

    Would this also fix the whole misplacement of past articles?


    The theme defines all required sizes out of the box. Just hit the regenerate button and check if this solves 1+3.

    Can you post a link to a page where the alignment error occurs please?


    About the alignment screw-up, I guess it’s because the article “excerpt” displayed is dis-proportioning the layout. I think by modifying the excerpts of old articles would correct that.

    But the thing that bothers me, is “why the footer is placed at the right side of the sidebar?!”

    Check it out here — (It’s currently displaying a maintenance mode screen, but let me know when you get there so I can give you access to the site)


    I have almost fixed all major bugs but there’s still that footer probelm. Since I can’t let the website open for public, I took a screenshot for you to see:

    Notice the footer being located at the right side of the page.


    This is just a quick fix – we’ll release an update on Monday. Open up shoutboxframeworkphpfunction-set-avia-frontend.php and replace:

    $excerpt = get_the_excerpt();
    $excerpt = preg_replace("![.+?]!", "", $post->post_content);
    $excerpt = avia_backend_truncate($excerpt, $length," ");


    $excerpt = get_the_excerpt();
    $excerpt = wp_filter_nohtml_kses( $post->post_content);
    $excerpt = avia_backend_truncate($excerpt, $length," ");

    It will solve the footer problem.


    Never found the answer already in the forums. =)


    Glad that I could help you :)

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