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Reply To: Reduce the height of homepage slider

#861
Jason Bobich
Keymaster

Hello,

This will be a customization you’ll need to make to the theme, but I’ll share a CSS snippet that’s been floating around that should help since I get this question quite often.

1) First, you need to customize the size of the images in your slider. You can use this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-blvd-image-sizes/

2) Then the next part is just specifically for the homepage slider when up in the feature area, which is what I’m assuming you’re trying to change. This is going to be a little tricky because there are various factors that make this slider design sort of unique with the shadows absolutely placed around and what not. So depending on how much you adjust the height, those items may start to not look right, I can’t say for sure.

#featured .flexslider .slides { height: 350px;  }

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For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS” option on your theme options page.

Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – http://vimeo.com/20917974. The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.