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Thesis Theme Banner Upload
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nvwebmarketing




msg:4321493
 10:39 am on Jun 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi,

I have been using thesis for a while and love it.
I just had a new banner designed and cannot seem to get it onto my site.
Are there any thesis experts here that can help?

Nina

 

lorax




msg:4321515
 11:10 am on Jun 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Sure. What have you done/tried so far?

lexipixel




msg:4322132
 3:49 am on Jun 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

It is strange that WordPress doesn't have any way to add or delete files, (template images, theme files or other files that are not part of a post or page that can be uploaded via the editor).

For those not accustomed to using an FTP client it can be really frustrating.

lorax




msg:4322191
 12:36 pm on Jun 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

But it does! The media library works quite well for uploading images, PDFs, even HTML... You can then link to them as needed. If you intend to use the images within your theme framework, simply edit the theme and reference the files.

lexipixel




msg:4322207
 2:13 pm on Jun 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

simply edit the theme and reference the files.


You'll be creating a mess...theme files belong be in:

/wp-content/themes/themename

Where 'themename' is the theme the file belongs to.

The media library organizes uploaded files so they more or less belong to the post or page they were uploaded to.

That said, yes, you could upload anything (within WP's size limits) to the media library, (which places the file in the '/wp-content/uploads/' directory), then hack the paths to use them somewhere else -- but I would not recommend it.

WordPress needs a generic upload, or WordPress users need to know how to use FTP.

nvwebmarketing




msg:4322390
 7:43 am on Jun 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

I have fixed it now - after hiring a designer. Basically I was trying to just upload one image, and include a contact form, my social profiles (clickable) etc and didnt realize that they all had to be separated. Very confusing! Definitely not something I could do myself
Nina

lorax




msg:4322461
 1:00 pm on Jun 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

The media library organizes uploaded files so they more or less belong to the post or page they were uploaded to.


How so? You can specify where you want them uploaded to at setup time. I often will create an uploads directory at the top of the site and turn off the date organization offered by WP. Then the path to the files is simply /uploads/filename

That being said, a little more robust FTP tool would be helpful within WordPress for those that aren't comfortable with FTP clients.

nvwebmarketing - glad you got it sorted and welcome to WebmasterWorld!

lexipixel




msg:4322643
 10:24 pm on Jun 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

How so? You can specify where you want them uploaded to at setup time.


I stand corrected -- you are right, using the /uploads/month/year/ organization they only "belong" to that month -- not the post.

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