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Banner/Slider to have full image link, not just text link  



I'd like to change the banner/slider images so the whole image is a link, not just the text on the bottom. In some views when only showing the title of the post and not all the other detail e.g. date, author, tags etc, our visitors have to hover over the text on the slider to click the link. Is this possible to achieve?

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Hi LukeK,

as I mentioned the same problem in October 2019 to themebeez, there is until today and 3 more versions (1.1.4, 1.1.5 and 1.1.6) no change for this realy mess problem. You can do the following as a quick fix:

1. Create a Child-Theme from Cream-Magazin(Pro)

2. Next, you have to edit the e.g. banner-five.php in that way to span a <a .../> anchor to cover the whole post-element.

As a sample please see following code-snippet I attached to banner-five.php (1 big image left and 4 small images right)


<div class="item">

    <div class="<?php cream_magazine_thumbnail_class(); ?>" style="background-image: url(<?php esc_url(the_post_thumbnail_url( 'full' ) ); ?>)">

<!-- copyright by Rene-Manfred Bikardes (c) 2019 -->

<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" style="display: block; height: 100%; width: 100%; background-color: transparent;"/>

<div class="post-holder">


Now you will find an over-all link-function in the widget-areas. This is a realy smal and easy-to-code step with a powerfull function-result. You can add this snippet in any other widget-file on the propper position to "span" a anchor-href-link. A banner/slider widget without any "click"-functionality in it should not be saled for money.

To Themebeez-Dev's: This is a basic-functionality for any theme and should be served as fast as possible.

Have fun with it, RMB

Thanks for sharing this - I will give it a go.


Hello LukeK,

In the current version of the theme, it is not available. But we'll be releasing an update of the theme. Please wait for it.

Best regards.

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