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Posted: October 9, 2013 at 1:29 pm


Dorian Straszewski

October 9, 2013 at 1:29 pm

The featured image does not show if it is under 250 px wide
When you rollover the image, the pop up does not scale the image to fit the window, it cuts it off.

  • This topic was modified 8 years ago by  Dean. Reason: moved to pre release forum


Dean

October 10, 2013 at 12:21 am

Hi,

Thanks for your feedback. Looking at the latest (unreleased) beta version it looks like those issues have been fixed.


Dorian Straszewski

October 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm

When will it be fixed in the stable version or the next Beta update? My client is getting upset.
Also, the thumbnails are cutting off. If it is a vertical pic it cuts off. Based on other sites with the same feature, it should only scale the width to fit the area.

http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/suwanee-calendar/ (Site with issue)

Thanks


Dean

October 11, 2013 at 1:34 am

Hi Dorian,

It will most likely be the next beta release, but I cannot give confirmation or a timescale currently.

The developers are working hard on the calendar currently, there is a lot of activity, so it suggests it will be sooner rather than later.

The Calendar uses WordPress’ thumbnail size of the feature image (150*150) so it will be trimmed automatically by WordPress.


Dorian Straszewski

October 11, 2013 at 8:42 am

Somehow competitor sites using similar calendars are able to scale the width itself to keep the vertical images showing the full image.


Dorian Straszewski

October 11, 2013 at 9:49 am

If you disable Cropping of Thumbnail in WordPress settings, the thumbnail does not show.


Dorian Straszewski

October 11, 2013 at 9:51 am

….and the thumbnail only shows if you select Full Image. Using “Thumbnail” does not work.


Dorian Straszewski

October 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Is there a quick fix for the thumbnail not showing on the calendar? See link: http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/suwanee-calendar/


Josh

  • Support Staff

October 16, 2013 at 11:11 am

This is the change we are testing right now. In the espresso-calendar.php file ~ line 530 this:

if ( ! file_exists( $uploads['basedir'] . DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR . $filename . $thumbnail_size . '.' . $ext )) {

gets changed to this:

if ( ! file_exists( $uploads['basedir'] . DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR . $filename . '.' . $ext )) {

The other means that works is to go into the General WP media Settings and check the box for โ€œCrop thumbnail to exact dimensions (normally thumbnails are proportional)โ€. Then upload new featured images for events. WPโ€™s cropping feature will ensure the thumbnail images will have the correct image size.


Dorian Straszewski

October 16, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Is the CSS going to be fixed? The rollovers look like crap ๐Ÿ™‚ It doesnt look like the stable release.


Dorian Straszewski

October 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Crop thumbnail to exact dimensions : Didnt work


Dorian Straszewski

October 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Here is the STABLE one: http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/suwanee-calendar/

Not pushing down, images stacked, thumbs not scaling proportionally.

I know I mentioned it, but here you can see it.


Dorian Straszewski

October 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I have also tried it with:

Crop thumbnail to exact dimensions (normally thumbnails are proportional)

I enabled it and disabled it as well and still does not work.

It’s important because these types of sites, there are many, the person want to see the entire painting thumbnail. Whether its horizontal or vertical…


Josh

  • Support Staff

October 17, 2013 at 11:21 am

After you set the thumbnails to crop, you will need to re-uplaod any of the up-cropped images in the event editor. They do not regenerate on the fly when the settings are changed.

One work around that I can suggest with displaying portrait-oreinted images as thumbnails is to limit the portrait oriented images’ height to your set thumbnail image height (as set in WordPress>Settings>Media. This will prevent WP from cropping the image. That may involve editing the portrait images so they have white space on each side so the thumbnails are square. The white space can match the calendar’s background.


Dorian Straszewski

October 17, 2013 at 11:27 am

Default has the thumbs 150px x 150px. Should i check the box underneath to crop? Do i leave the thumb values at 150px x 150px? I tried both ways and also reuploaded the pics and didnt work.

Did you see the link i posted to the site i am working on? I hope they can fix soon…my client keeps asking me and getting impatient with me. Howcome they cant implement the beta portion to the stable where it pushes the events down and not on top of each other?


Josh

  • Support Staff

October 17, 2013 at 2:05 pm

It doesn’t matter so much whether the crop box is checked or what the thumbnail sizes are set to on the older version of the calendar.

Long story short, the beta is a re-write of the existing calendar. The older version has a race condition where the image heights do not get calculated before the events are absolutely positioned.

If you go to your calendar page right now, and advance one month, then go back to the previous month you can see how it calculates the positions correctly.Here’s a screenshot.

The new version fixes this by setting an exact height for the image. Which has the effect of cropping the image.

We’ll continue to work on the calendar and releasing new builds of the beta (the latest version has the tooltips styles issues fixed along with a few other details that were worked out).

If you would like try to force the image sizes to fit better on the older calendar you could also try this user submitted idea posted here:

https://eventespresso.com/topic/calendar-thumbnail-image-overlap-solution/


Dorian Straszewski

October 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Thanks for the update. Any rough idea on when the new version will be released? I just need to let my client know. I moved her from Joomla (DT Register) to this system on WordPress saying how much better it is…and now she has had to wait because if this issue.


Josh

  • Support Staff

October 17, 2013 at 2:44 pm

There is a new version of the calendar beta available in the pre-release channel (v.2.1.2). I just updated it.


Dorian Straszewski

October 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I installed the 2.1.2 release…i see no difference and the version still says Version 2.1.1.BETA in the plug-in section.


Josh

  • Support Staff

October 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Hi Dorian,

That’s strange. Can you try updating to version 2.1.3? The front-end developer on our team pushed a few more tweaks for the calendar tooltips that she finished up yesterday. The changes have been packaged up in a new beta version that’s available now.


Dorian Straszewski

October 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I have added and removed the featured pic for the thumbnail from October 24th several times and it will not show. I have tried various sizes.

http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/suwanee-calendar/


Dorian Straszewski

October 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Is the BETA safe to run in a live environment?


Josh

  • Support Staff

October 18, 2013 at 2:26 pm

It’s a calendar plugin that displays events, so I would consider it to be safe.

With your event thumbnail that does not display on the event for the 24th, is the file being linked, set to thumbnail, and not linked to an attachment page? Also, please be sure to save the event after you upload and set an image so the image URL gets saved to the event meta.


Dorian Straszewski

October 24, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Just a quick check on the release of the new stable calendar. The CSS in the current beta still isn’t like the current stable release. Thx


Josh

  • Support Staff

October 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Hi Dorian,

We’re not planning on making the CSS in the next version to be like the old version. Is there a specific issue you’re having with the new calendar’s CSS?


Dorian Straszewski

November 5, 2013 at 9:30 am

Color picker isn’t working for categories. I have pink background and yellow text selected. this is what shows: http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/suwanee-calendar/


Dorian Straszewski

November 5, 2013 at 9:30 am

Also, will there be a way to auto update the calendar plugin instead of deleting and readding each time?


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

Hi Dorian,

Can you go to Event Espresso>Calendar settings and make sure that the follow options are set:

under Display Settings:

Enable CSS for Categories > Yes

under Memory Management:

Disable Categories > No

The 1-click updates are available for the calendar add-on. Which version do you have installed right now?


Dorian Straszewski

November 5, 2013 at 10:46 am

Duh…thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

Version 2.1.5.BETA – active
Version 2.0.6.3 – installed but waiting for update


Dorian Straszewski

November 5, 2013 at 10:47 am

One more thing. If you look at the thumbnails, it looks like they have a transparent color over them which makes them look washed out…dull.. http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/suwanee-calendar/


Dorian Straszewski

November 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Thumbnail issue: It will not allow you to remove a thumbnail image and then add a new one once an event is saved. Even if you duplicate the event for a different day it does not work. So when you add one and save it, it does not show, but it shows in the backend as an image there.

see Oct. 1st: http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/suwanee-calendar/


Dorian Straszewski

November 5, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I found the thumbnail color issue:

Line 380 of calendar.css
#espresso_calendar .thumb-wrap img {opacity: 0.7;}

Makes the image look crappy

Sorry Im a pain…hope I am a good BETA tester for you guys. ๐Ÿ™‚


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Hi there,

At this point the opacity is set to .85, but you can override the value in your custom stylesheet. With the image not being able to be removed, the steps to remove it is 1) click the Remove Image link, 2) Click OK, 3) Save the event.


Dorian Straszewski

November 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Sorry, it allows you to remove the image, it will not allow you to add one after you remove it.


Dorian Straszewski

November 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I changed it in the css file, I just wasnt sure if that could be an option in the backend….or why its even there to begin with. People doing what i do with having images would want them crisp and clear.


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 5, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Sorry, it allows you to remove the image, it will not allow you to add one after you remove it.

That’s correct. It will let you add a new image if you go through steps 1-3 as outlined above. Those are

1) click the Remove Image link
2) Click OK
3) Save the event by clicking Update Event.

After you save the event in step 3 it will let you upload a new image.

The calendar CSS can be overruled by adding new styles to a custom stylesheet. We are not planning on setting up options to override specific styles set in the stylesheet.


Dorian Straszewski

November 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm

From my customer:

I hired two girls today and tomorrow to help me update the calendar…however, it is still not working so now I have wasted time and money again. The picture is still not showing…


Dorian Straszewski

November 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

It is still not showing the image after adding it even though it shows in the backend.


Dorian Straszewski

November 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/hall-calendar/

November 16th

Tried adding ass thumbnail, adding as full image, resized the photo, removed, saved, readded…nothing works….


Dorian Straszewski

November 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm

When I view the code, it is not even showing the <span class=”thumb-wrap”> for that date, even though there is an featured image in the admin.


Dorian Straszewski

November 11, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Another issue:

Click here: http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/suwanee-calendar/
Click back a month
You will see the thumbnail cut in half
Now go forward a month, then back. It now shows the full thumbnail when you go back.


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Please be sure to save the event after the thumbnail image is removed.


Dorian Straszewski

November 11, 2013 at 5:02 pm

I tried that as well. I removed featured…then clicked save, then tried adding a featured image…doesnt work.


Dorian Straszewski

November 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm

The thumbnail never showed to begin with. My customer is trying to add them and it only works sometimes.


Dorian Straszewski

November 12, 2013 at 8:25 am

I have a very angry customer right ow…she cant get he new calendar done for next month and is losing money!!!! Need help please


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 12, 2013 at 10:11 am

Hi Dorian,

Can you let us know specifically what issues they are running into when they try to get the next month’s calendar ready?

Also, it may help to check the image file format of the images that are not uploading successfully. It looks like they’re using png’s in the events where the images are displaying on the calendar.


Dorian Straszewski

November 12, 2013 at 10:17 am

I tested both PNG and jpgs. Both will not work.

http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/hall-calendar/

Look at November 16th. In the backend there is a jpg showing for the featured image. Does not show on front end. I added it as a thumbnail. Also tried full size. Neither work. Sometimes images will show like November 2nd.


Dorian Straszewski

November 12, 2013 at 10:18 am

Also, shouldnt png or jpg work?


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Either jpg or png will work. What appears to be happening is the url or link to the thumbnail file isn’t getting stored properly in the database. The calendar will not display a thumbnail if it doesn’t see it’s there.

The image file url gets stored in the database (specifically in the event_meta array in the wp_events_detail table). Can you check there?


Dorian Straszewski

November 12, 2013 at 1:12 pm

It shows it there in the database:

a:10:{s:22:”default_payment_status”;s:0:””;s:8:”venue_id”;i:2;s:28:”additional_attendee_reg_info”;s:1:”3″;s:28:”add_attendee_question_groups”;a:1:{i:1;s:1:”1″;}s:14:”date_submitted”;s:17:”November 11, 2013″;s:19:”event_thumbnail_url”;s:76:”http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/wp-content/uploads/ornament-fun-200×163.png”;s:13:”event_hashtag”;s:0:””;s:12:”event_format”;s:0:””;s:18:”event_livestreamed”;s:0:””;s:0:””;s:0:””;}


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm

The simplest way to fix this is go in to edit the event. Then follow these steps exactly in this order:

1) Click Remove Featured image.
2) Click OK.
3) Click Update Event.
4) Click Upload Image.
5) Click the “From URL” tab
6) Paste this URL into the URL field:

http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/wp-content/uploads/ornament-fun.png

7) Click the Link to image button under the “Link Image to:” field
8) Click Insert Into Post.
9) Click Update event.


Dorian Straszewski

November 12, 2013 at 1:46 pm

So my customer would have to do this for every event? That is also assuming the image is in the folder already. It is supposed to be easy for them to do. 1: add an event, 2: upload a featured image and add to post. Why does it have to be this difficult? Why does it do it for some images? This happened the first time she was adding the event, so it is an issue with the calendar.


Dorian Straszewski

November 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I also just tried what you said and it didnt work.


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 12, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Normally what happens is you upload an image and set it as the featured event and it just works. Something is adding length and width dimensions to your image URL.

When you go to the database, has the image url changed to what you changed it to?


Dorian Straszewski

November 12, 2013 at 1:59 pm

All they and i did was upload ornament-fun.jpg. From there i dont know why it is changing.


Dorian Straszewski

November 12, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I just went in and created a ‘test’ event and upload a new pic. Still does not show: http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/hall-calendar/


Dorian Straszewski

November 12, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Do you want the login to test it out?


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 12, 2013 at 4:07 pm

It may be the media settings are set in a way that’s adding the file’s dimensions to the URL. When you upload the image, are you selecting thumbnail? What are the WP Media settings set to?

I don’t have time to log in and troubleshoot this right now but if you can send log in credentials via this form someone can take a look:

https://eventespresso.com/send-login-details/


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Looks like the WP Media settings were at one time set to “Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders”, then that setting was changed so they don’t get organized.

I made an adjustment to the calendar script in the way it checks for media file url and paths to accommodate for situations like this one. You can test it out by updating to the latest version of the beta calendar (2.1.6)


Dorian Straszewski

November 13, 2013 at 1:21 pm

ok, the images seems to be working now. But they are still croping: http://masterpiecemixers.com/new/hall-calendar/ Look at 14th and 15th


Dorian Straszewski

November 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm

If you go forward a month, then back a month, the thumbnail shows the full image.


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Hi Dorian,

The JavaScript that handles the image sizes seems to have a race condition where if the image is portrait oriented it goes with the default image thumbnail height instead. I’m not sure why, and it’s not something that’s consistent. You can see this when you advance forward one month then back, then it redraws the image at the proper height.

This may turn out to be a limitation to what we can do with the fullcalendar jQuery plugin as it wasn’t really intended to include image thumbnails. We may end up coming up with a work around for this, but for now the best I do is advise to use square or landscape oriented images for the thumbnails.


Dorian Straszewski

November 26, 2013 at 11:12 am

Any update on the images cropping but going back to normal when you advance a month and go back. They should be showing the entire image, just scaling without having to advance a month and go back.

Thanks


Josh

  • Support Staff

November 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm

Of course. There will be an update when it’s ready.

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