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  • #14160

    Ben1011
    Member

    Hello, I’ve been trying for hours to get the thumbnail of the images included in my posts to display in the Recent Posts Plus widget area in the footer of my site. I uploaded images to the posts and they clearly display when I view the posts themselves. I have Include Post Thumbnail checked on the widget, and everything looks normal. Do the images have to be in a certain folder to be read by the widget? I did change the media settings like you showed in the tutorial, so I was wondering if maybe that was the issue, but I set the media sizes back to the default values and reloaded an image to test, and it’s still not working. Any ideas on what the issue might be? Did you do anything special to get yours to display in the demo? Thanks for your help.

    #18330

    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    Hi Ben….it won’t matter where the images are. The key is that if a post has a “featured image” attached to it, and shows up in the blog, it should show in any plugin that displays thumbnail based “recent posts” widgets. Would it be possible to get access to your site admin and I can see what is happening if it’s something in the theme or if something was missed or perhaps an issue with the plugin? If so, contact me from the support form with login details.

    #18331

    Ben1011
    Member

    Well, that was pretty simple… and foolish of me! Setting the image as the Featured Image seems to have solved the issue. Didn’t realize that was needed at first, but looks good now. Thanks so much for your help!

    Related question though… did you add custom styling for the image framing in that widget section in the demo? Is that something I can add easily?

    #18332

    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    The image styling should be automatic…do you have a link to your site where I can see this and find out what’s up?

    #18333

    Sushil Adhikari
    Moderator

    I will have to check this out but I think I might have missed part of the tutorial about the footer area when using this plugin widget….anyway, this is the Widget Output Template (in the widget) that I used:

  • {THUMBNAIL}

    {TITLE}

    {DATE}{EXCERPT}
  • The only thing is, that there is styling for this in the style.css file which has thumbnail colours, line 855:

    #footer-group .widget_recent_entries li.posts-plus .wp-post-image {
    	padding: 0.250em;
    	background-color: #202327;
    	border:1px solid #4c4e52;
    }
    #14161

    Ben1011
    Member

    Great, thank you so much!! Really appreciate it.

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