Reply To: First steps with Preferential
All translations will be done with the preferential.pot file, and the GO button should show up there. You will need a program like PoEdit to do your translations.
Featured Image size….This is one of those things where I may have to do a “forced” thumbnail size in the theme. Right now it uses the full sized version of your image, so if you have a big image to start with, this is probably why you see a big image still. This is also another one of those things where it’s a no-win situation because I coded this to allow the user to create their own featured image size that they want, but now thinking this might be an issue for existing sites that use this theme. Normally this is set so that you create your featured image the size you want then upload it. I may have to change this method as the first update to this theme. At the moment, you won’t be able to use the small featured image setting until I make this change.
For your 3rd question….yes…almost. You need a plugin to display posts like this one: http://wordpress.org/plugins/display-posts-shortcode/
For your 4th question….you would simply insert an image and link it to the video.
For your 5th question…Slow jetpack? Actually I never noticed any slowdown. Perhaps you might want to go to the plugin page at wordpress.org and submit this question to their support there, as they may have a solution. I know there are some things that are activated by default, so what I did with mine was disable all the ones I did not want to use. Still, there should be no slow down even if you had all of them active.
Jetpack is not required and there are alternatives for the different features of it as separate plugins, but this will still load separate plugins and scripts. If you decide to skip jetpack, let me know and I can list out the comparable plugins to replace what jetpack would otherwise offer.
Some people experience slow down…I just found this you might want to read first: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/jetpack-slows-down-the-site-big-server-load