Thank you for the login details. I’ve logged in and then I realized the image issue. This is how it works, and perhaps I should probably review my video tutorial to make sure I mention this if I haven’t….but with the small featured image option set, you have the choice of what size of thumbnail you want. The one on the live demo site is 260×160 pixels. The one you had on yours was full width and it’s not setup for that one to auto adjust because compared to my other themes, this one has no image container with a width to it, rather it just gets inserted and floated to the left of your intro content. Long story short, create your thumbnail image first to the size you want, upload it for your featured image on posts. I did this for you on the test one and made a thumbnail of 260×173 (the height is relative to the width of your image which I sized it from 1024px to 260px.
As for the “Continued Reading” part…this is done by using the Insert “More Link” button on your post editor. I’m assuming you never done this before so here is a tutorial for you, although this one is based on WordPress.com, it’s still the same method. http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/
Our site is almost up and running, just have one teensy weansy problem which I wondered if you could advise us on.
The featured image is showing where we want it to show, but as we are planning to show poetry, we actually need the text on one part of our site to show below the featured image and I wondered if there was a code I could use to get the blog post to show beneath the image.
The Encounters theme offers a small thumbnail to the left of the content intro text or a full image that goes above it. However, you can only have one or the other. The other way would be to not use the featured image feature but insert your own image into your post content instead. This way, you get the thumbnail to be above for select posts or categories.