Going Insane: Featured Image in Post/Blog Excerpts
I really need some help because I am pulling my hair out over here.
I will write a blog post and include a picture at the top of the post. After updating, I check out my list of posts on my blog where I have it set to summary. However, the picture will not show up in the summary.
I then uploaded the Thumbnails for Excerpts plugin and while that helped some...my pictures were coming out funky. I have looked at countless pages on altering coding and still am unable to fix my problem.
I want to have an attractive page of summary posts instead of the drab and monotonous text.
I then read about the Featured Image tool in the post panel. So, I did that and was getting duplicate images. Arghh. Then I discovered that I needed to deactivate the plugin. So, I did that. Great! Then I go to click on the actual post and read the full page content and the image is no longer available.
Do I have to insert an image into the post and also insert a featured image in order to have pictures visible in both the summary page and the actual blog post page?
I was hoping I could simply insert a picture into the actual blog post and that the summary would display that. Please advise. Thank you.
I literally spent the last 2 hours trying to figure this out and then two minutes after I posted I think I found a solution by using a plugin called: Easy Add Thumbnail
What are other folks doing?
Hi Joe. Sorry to hear about your troubles. It reminds me of an issue I had when moving from Blogger to WordPress. I was able to import my Blogger posts into WordPress just fine. Opening the post displayed all photos. However on the summary page and all other places were thumbnails were used, the preview photo wouldn't show up.
Originally Posted by joe_socal2000
I finally figured out what was going on and wrote a SQL script to set the featured image.
To answer your question...Yes. You do have to insert an image into the post and also set the featured image. When creating a post, setting the featured image will create the necessary thumbnails used for all preview posts.
This might change slightly depending on the theme you are using though...