Hi, Ref http://www.eyeskymedia.co.uk.
I’ve followed your instructions on how to set up thumbnails for the blog entries and kind of works, but are experiencing a few issues.
Firstly, if we select the blog post as a standard type and insert an image into the page and then set the featured image as the same image, the thumbnail displays, but then on the main blog page we get 2 of the same images showing.
If I remove the image from the article leaving just the featured image then no image at all displays when viewing the actual blog post.
If we change the blog post type to an image, then the blog article puts the title below the image and is black not blue.
also, by changing the thumbnail size to 125×60 has no effect, the thumbnail remails square, even though the image inserted into the blog is rectangular!
I can understand the confusion as to the post images….for the full view of a post, the Featured Image is not coded to show, only for the blog view. However, there are a couple options for you:
1. don’t use the “Featured Image” function, instead insert your image at the start of your post
2. Edit the theme content.php file to show the featured image on the full post.
Which one sounds better for you?
Thanks for your response.
Ok, if we go with option 1 then the thumbnail images don’t show as per your demo, so we need to select featured image. Then when we do, we get 2 instances of the image. If we then delete the image from the post, then when you go into the full blog post there is no image.
Sorry, I don’t understand what you mean with Option 2. I’m not sure how this will impact on the thumbnails etc.
Also we cant get the thumbnails to be rectangular for some reason, even when specifying rectangular sizes, they always show as square!
In reference to option 2, in the content.php file is this line:
You would make it this:
That would make the “Featured Image” show on the full post view.
If you make that change, I recommend you do this with a child theme so that you can get updates without losing what you changed. This theme does include a child theme that you can install and use. Basically you would copy the content.php file into the child theme then make that edit there.
For images and sizes, you will want to see this tutorial:
Basically WordPress creates it’s own thumbnails for people to use as to how it’s setup. I prefer my method because it gives the person more control.
Great – that works.