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1 Apr 27, 2020 08:06    

I'm not getting an error, I'm just wondering if there's a way to turn off teaser images on the blog? I know images are cool and everything, but my site is just for text-based stories, so the broken image link on top is rather problematic. Plus, since I will allow multiple people to contribute their stories, I don't really want a hodgepodge of images uploaded just so that they can post their stories.

So, the way I see it is there are 2 options: 1) remove the requirement for a teaser image, allowing for just the teaser text to be visible in the little widget / box; OR 2) provide a default or small set of images that people can select from.

Has anyone done this? I'm using the Stain Skin.


2 Apr 28, 2020 23:37

I hadn't responed sooner as I don't use the Stain Skin and thought It would be a bit of a chore trying to find the issue, but then:-

I use a lot of html and only recently used the HTML5 option of

<img src="" alt="" />

and noticed the glyph you get when the image isn't picked up.

So it looks like it could be a skin issue not a b2evo one.

The simplest way I can think of at the moment is to use css to hide the whole <figure> block

figure {display:none}

which of course means that all such uses won't show.
You can of course add identifiers to the css to more specifically target the posts/items.

So though I'm not sure you can try the [display:none] which will at least confirm it is a <figure> tag issue.

Alternatively hack the skin


There clearly is a default (no image) glyph which can be changed but then again that owuld effect all instances of unavailable images as the issue is does the Stains Skin only use the <figure> tag and not the straight <img> tag

3 Apr 29, 2020 00:56


Have you change the query? I thought there was a link to your site and you mentioned b2evo 7.1.4

It's quite important to define the b2evo version etc, and supply a screen shot where it is clearly a visual problem

4 Apr 29, 2020 01:14

I did have a link to my site and the version, but changed from a support request to a discussion topic.

My website is here:

I downloaded the latest stable version, 7.1.4

Here’s what it looks like on a mobile site, but it’s pretty much the same on the desktop, just bigger (see attached).

6 Apr 29, 2020 10:56

OK I have found it :)

It is a skin issue, see image. I found it using Firefox >Web Developer > Inspector.

You can see the path of the image in the skin folder so you can change it there or you can remove the div that contains the distracting code and class

If there is not an option in the skin to chose whether or not to have an image then that's a design messup.

A better link to show it in full screen laptop mode is

7 Apr 29, 2020 14:35

Another after-thought is that although I may have found the glyph, which you can change ~ maybe a trasparent 1px image ~ it doesn't explain why when I use the <figure> option and the image path isn't available then I get the same on a b2e 6.11.5 and a skin that's over 10 years old.

This leads me to think that in the more recent versions of html5 compliant b2evo has css somewhere with a directive something like [{backgound-image: horribleglyph.gif} and I can't be bothered at the moment to find out if I'm right and where it may be.

8 Apr 30, 2020 03:03

Well, at least I can go replace it with a default image. So, I can make that work...

Thank you SO much for your kind help!

9 Apr 30, 2020 15:37

Please update here the results of what you do. Thanks

10 Apr 30, 2020 16:19

I tried? But my comment seems to (suddenly) require moderation? Says there are 2 comments waiting...

11 Apr 30, 2020 16:23

Ok, now it lets me post? I had tried to reply last night that I was grateful because I could set a default image - and that works for me! Nothing fancy, just a box with a label in the top right corner. You can see at the same link you gave prior.

12 Apr 30, 2020 16:51

Cool. It looks good :) I See no box just the text Fanfic ~ is that it?

13 Apr 30, 2020 18:03

It’s a jpg with a plain background and the label. And a little swoosh at the bottom to make it a little less plain. 😊

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