At the request of a user a second extra content row has been added to News Magazine Theme 640. This extra row uses the same layout style as row 1 but with the featured sections reversed. It provides the ability for you to showcase excerpts with thumbnails from 2 additional categories.
The second extra content row can be positioned under row 1, under row 2 or under the first extra content row.
Extract the files (The unzipped file contains a folder named nmagxrow2 which contains the modified copies of functions.php and home.php along with a folder includes which contains the files featured7.php, featured8.php and tierX-2.php)
After saving a backup copy of your currently installed home.php and functions.php, upload the copies of home.php and functions.php found in folder nmagxrow2, to replace the current copies of the files on your server
Upload the files tierX-2.php, featured7.php and featured8.php to the includes folder inside the news magazine 640 folder.
Go to your dashboard and load the news magazine theme 640 theme options page.
Look for and set the options below
Activate second extra content row
There’s a second extra row of content available if you need to feature 2 additional categories
Extra content row position
You can position the extra row under the first row, under the second row or under the first extra row of content
Featured Category #7
Select your seventh featured category(Note this category only shows up if you have turned on the extra content row
Featured Category #8
Select your eight featured category(Note this category only shows up if you have turned on the extra content row
You should now have a second extra content row visible on the home page.
There is a new update available for News Magazine Theme 640. Version 1.6.5 improves the thumbnail functions to allow for images to be re-used from the media library. Previously if you inserted an image from your media library and that image was not in the gallery for the specific post the image would not show up. In version 1.6.5 this has been sorted out so now, if you already have images uploaded that you want to re-use you can just insert them from your media library and they should be displayed.
Working on fixing it so you can also use remote images (images linked to from sources outside of your server). This ability is not currently present so if you have images in your post that have a remote/external URL those images will not show up on the homepage.
Version 1.6.5 also adds a new option to the admin for those of you using News Magazine Theme 640 in blog mode. If you want to include the author and date byline under the title for each post shown on the index page you can activate this option from the admin. It is made optional as some people want the byline and others do not.
Please report any problems you are having with version 1.6.5 of News Magazine Theme 640 and thank you for using the theme.
There is an error on line 58 in header.php of News Magazine Theme 640. The line references a function get_site_option. It should be get_option. To fix you can open header.php and navigate to line 58 and change get_site_option to get_option or you can download header.zip from here and replace your current copy with the the header.php file zipped up in header.zip.
Update: This errror “get_site_option” is also made in home.php and index.php. You can fix by finding and replacing in index.php and home.php reference to get_site_option with get_option, or you can fetch the corrected files from the latest package with version 1.6; or you can download only those files below.
News Magazine Theme 640 has been upgraded to version 1.5.9. Included in the update are IE 6 fixes. As reported by some of you there were a number of IE 6 display issues with the theme. The reported issues have been fixed in version 1.5.9. Also in version 1.5.9 there is now an option from the theme options page for you to switch between the two functions available for preparing thumbnails for display so you no longer need to email to request the file with the alternate function. Just go to the theme options page and navigate to the option “Thumbanail Function Switcher”. If you still don’t get the thumbnails to work feel free to use the contact form to request direct assistance. Direct assistance does mean that access to your server will be necessary in order to try to pinpoint the problem.
There is a new “optional” row for content in version 1.5.9. If you find you need to feature another category and have more sidebar widget content on the index page, you can refer to “Activate Extra content row” in the theme options page.
There has also been a fix for the site logo. The textbox to add the link to your logo was missing in previous versions. Please continue to report bugs as you find them to help improve the functionality of News Magazine Theme 640 for yourself and other users.
If you’ve tried all the suggested methods for getting thumbnails to show up on your site using News Magazine Theme 640 and the thumbnails still don’t show, try downloading version 126.96.36.199 of the plugin. There’s a fix applied to cropper.php that could possibly be the fix you need to get the thumbnails showing up on your site.
If you are having problems with thumbnails not showing up while using News Magazine Theme 640, there are a number of possible reasons. There are many of posts on the site dealing with the thumbnail issues users are experiencing. Not every solution will work for every situation because not everyone is dealing with the same reasons for the thumbnails not working. A newly discovered cause of thumbnails showing up with the default no image available graphic is filenames with more than one dot. Example this_is_my.file_name.jpg
As a general rule you should not have a filename with more than one dot. It will work in some instances but not in others so the best practice is to avoid multiple dots in your filename. Definitely if you are going to use News Magazine Theme 640 do not use filenames with more than one dot and make sure the dot is the one that precedes the extension like .jpg, .gif, .png etc.
An update to News Magazine Theme 640 is forthcoming. Update will include the ability to insert adsense ads into your single page posts. You will have 6 possibilities for where to position the ads. You can float them right or left, in which case it’s recommended to use ads sized at around 200 by 200 pixels, or you can position the ads above the post title, below the post title, at the end of the post content but above the post details box, or below the post details box. For all positions other than left and right it is recommended that you use ad size 468 by 60 pixels.
Also included in this update is the ability to exclude the default no image thumbnail for posts that do not have images.
All other feature requests are being taken into account.
If you are having problems with the thumbnails not showing up you can try the following to see if it resolves the problem. In the file functions.php there are 2 functions named prepsimageurl($src). One of the functions active and the other is commented to disable it. The commented function has a /* at the start of it and a */ at the end of it. What you need to do is put the active function in commented state and uncomment the inactive version of prepsimageurl($src). Just follow the pattern for commenting by mimicking the currently commented version of prepsimageurl($src). In other words, switch the /* */ from the inactive version of prepsimageurl($src) to the active version so that the inactive version becomes the active version and the active version becomes inactive. If you have problems getting this done I’ll be more than happy to help. Just contact me via the contact form. Important: Please do not attempt the file edit unless you are confident of your ability to make the change without creating an error in the file.