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How to prevent Wordpress Twenty Fourteen from chopping featured images on mobile

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:25 pm
by Jake
How to prevent Wordpress Twenty Fourteen from chopping featured images on mobile

This has been bugging me for three years and I think I finally figured it out. Sharing here so 1) I don't forget in case it gets messed up by an update, and 2) in case anyone else is struggling.

The issue is that when you have a site that uses Wordpress Twenty Fourteen theme on your phone, for some reason the featured image gets its top lopped off. I believe this might have something to do with the header bar floating. And I think I might have even tinkered with the header bar so maybe this is unique to me after all. Not sure. But it sucks. Because when I look at a single post page on my site, you can't see the top of the image. So if you've got a picture of somebody, their head gets chopped off. It looks stupid and it drives me crazy.

Here's how to fix it. (Disclaimer: back up everything before you mess with anything.)

Go to Appearance > Editor

In the right nav under Templates, click and open template-tags.php (inc/template-tags.php)

Scroll down to the function twentyfourteen_post_thumbnail()

Above the following line of code:

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   <div class="post-thumbnail">

Insert the following block of code:

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    <div id="jake-image-break"><br /><br /></div>
    <!-- END JAKE MOD -->

Click Update File

This will get your posts looking good on your phone. But wait! Now you've got extra white space when you look on your desktop. Boo! It looks terrible, right? Let fix it!

Go to Appearance > Edit CSS

Open Additional CSS and add the following:

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@media screen and (min-width: 783px) {
   div#jake-image-break {
      display: none;

Click Save & Publish

Boom, done. Looks good, right?

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