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  • #109829 Resolve

    somethingemailish

    Good Morning,

    I just purchased my first Premium theme: Parisian. When I was previewing it, it showed a slideshow of several different pieces of artwork. When I bought it, it only shows one static piece. I thought I was buying a theme that had all the ones in the preview. Am I supposed to activate the rest of them somehow in the settings? Or do I just need to do a refund? I really like the theme so I hope someone can help point me in the right direction.

    Thanks so much for your time.

    The blog I need help with is bethanywrotesomething.wordpress.com
    #145536

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    Hi there, I’d be glad to help you get your slideshow set up.

    The Parisian has a support page which outlines how to use its features.

    Here’s how the slider works:

    Recent Posts Image Slider

    The Parisian includes a prominent image slider that displays Featured Images for up to ten recent posts on the site’s home page. Featured Images will be displayed in the slider as long as they are at least 1440px wide by 600px tall.

    If you haven’t used featured images before, here’s a guide on how to set them up within your posts.

    Once you add featured images that are at least 1440px by 600px to at least two of your ten most recent posts, the slider will work.

    Just let me know if you need further help with anything.

    #145540

    somethingemailish

    I will try that now. Thank you so much!

    #145541

    somethingemailish

    Thanks you for responding, kathrynwp.

    I went to a post and clicked “Edit” and then went to the “Set Featured Image” button. However, I only see how I can upload my *own* images, and I thought I was going to be given those impressionist painting images that I saw fipping through on the Preview of this theme. Did I misunderstand the situation? Are they just showing me in the preview that i could upload my own pictures to put in there? Or am I actually getting those image options to input into my blog?

    Thank you again for the help,

    Bethany

    #145591

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    Hi Bethany, the images on the demo site are just there as “demo” content, to show you what the slider looks like.

    The demo images were all taken from images in the public domain, on Wikimedia Commons. You’ll find lots you can use here:

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Paintings_of_France_by_Camille_Pissarro

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Paintings_of_France_by_Paul_Signac

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Paintings_of_France_by_Claude_Monet (click each sub-category)

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Landscape_paintings_by_Paul_C%C3%A9zanne

    Right-click the images to download them to your computer. You’ll then be able to set them as featured images on your posts, to be used in the slider.

    Just let me know if you have any other questions.

    #145636

    somethingemailish

    Thank you for getting back to me and for the links. I really appreciate that. My only concern with using these images is, how do I verify that they are truly Public Domain? I would hate to use something and find out later it was not okay. I see in the rules that if we are beyond 120 years past publication, it is United States “Public Domain.” But is that all people do to check? Thanks again so much.

    #145654

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    My pleasure.

    I really appreciate that. My only concern with using these images is, how do I verify that they are truly Public Domain? I would hate to use something and find out later it was not okay.

    That’s a good question. You can read more about how the Wikimedia Commons works here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Welcome

    Excerpt:

    Unlike traditional media repositories, Wikimedia Commons is free. Everyone is allowed to copy, use and modify any files here freely as long as they follow the terms specified by the author; this often means crediting the source and author(s) appropriately and releasing copies/improvements under the same freedom to others. The license conditions of each individual media file can be found on their description page.

    More information from Wikimedia Commons on reusing their material on your own site:

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Reusing_content_outside_Wikimedia

    We also have a good support page covering the ins and outs of finding images that are appropriate to use on your blog:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/add-media/finding-free-images-and-other-media/

    I hope this helps – happy blogging!

    #145830

    Kathryn P.
    Happiness Engineer

    Hi there, I’m going to close this thread but feel free to start a new one if you need further help. Thanks!

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