This feature is “must have” in magazine-style themes.  The front page display posts and their thumbnail.

This feature is made for WordPress 2.9 and later. But if you have earlier WordPress, don’t worry, you can still using thumbnail in front page by setting it in the custom fields.

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25 Comments for this entry

  • leslie says:

    Hi I am embedding youtube video in a post but no thumbnail or featured image is displayed. I am using WP 3.0.

    I have also tried to add thumb in custom field with url to the youtube page, and that puts a text link on the featured image.

    Can you tell me how to get this feature to work please!!!

  • Julie says:

    Is there a way to turn off the pictures option? Right now all I have are big blue boxes…

    Thanks
    Julie

    • itx says:

      Go to Calotropis Theme Options > Front Page
      Scroll down until you see: If no Thumbnail/Image Found in a post then choose Don’t display any box

  • kari says:

    please help me find out why only some of my thumbnails are being generated. i’m stumped.

  • kari says:

    oh! i also want to remove the date stamp from the thumbnails. thank you

  • Jaclyn says:

    Can you tell me why my front page is only showing 5 posts? I’d rather have it show an even number so the page looks more balanced

    Thank you

    • itx says:

      go to wp-admin > Settings > Reading and then change “Blog pages show at most” as you desired.

  • Ed Terpening says:

    The theme is only finding the first 5 thumbnails, all others are blank. I’m using WordPress 3.0.1. I didn’t set Thumbnail image, the theme found the first 5 by searching for an image, but didn’t do so beyond the first 5 or 6 posts.

  • Clay Chaplin says:

    Is it possible to set a thumbnail image for a post without having to insert an image into the post? I’ve tried creating a custom field called “thumb” and trying an image URL path or an attachment ID as the value without any luck. I’m using WP 3.0. please advise . . . many thanks

  • Clay Chaplin says:

    Figured it out! never mind

  • Sambrit says:

    I cant figure out the thumbnail box. I have word-press 3.1, and how do I use coutom fields? I just have blue boxes 🙁

    What do I need to do to add thumbnails?

  • jarod says:

    First sorry my english xD

    If we change the “}” in the line 68 to 48 the custom field “thumb” works in includes/front.php in the template folder

    ^^

  • Rene says:

    Hi Jarod,

    I’m trying your beautiful template but I don’t get the thumbs to work.

    I just looked at line 68 to 46 but see nothing wrong. Can you show use the line code that we have to change??

    Thanks for this great Theme

    René

    • jarod says:

      first in spanish
      Para que funcionase el campo personalizado “thumb” yo lo que hice fue modificar el archivo front.php dentro de includes en la carpeta del theme.

      según te descargas la última versión en la línea 47 hasta la 70 tienes:

      if ($img){
      [.....]
      }elseif (!empty($imgurl)){
      [....]
      $src=get_bloginfo('template_directory').'/includes/timthumb.php?src='.$imgurl.'&w='.floor($width).'&h='.floor($height).'&zc=1';
      }
      }
      if (!empty($src)){........

      Yo lo que hice fue poner esa “}” que hay antes del if (!empty($src)){…….., arriba, antes de if ($img){….

      }
      if ($img){
      [.....]
      }elseif (!empty($imgurl)){
      [....]
      $src=get_bloginfo('template_directory').'/includes/timthumb.php?src='.$imgurl.'&w='.floor($width).'&h='.floor($height).'&zc=1';
      }

      if (!empty($src)){........

    • jarod says:

      in “english” xDDDD

      I modified the file front.php in /includes/ in the theme folder. And now the custom field “thumb” work.

      In the last versión in the line 47 to 70:

      if ($img){
      [.....]
      }elseif (!empty($imgurl)){
      [....]
      $src=get_bloginfo('template_directory').'/includes/timthumb.php?src='.$imgurl.'&w='.floor($width).'&h='.floor($height).'&zc=1';
      }
      }
      if (!empty($src)){........

      I only quit the “}” before if (!empty($src)){……, and put it before if ($img){…


      }
      if ($img){
      [.....]
      }elseif (!empty($imgurl)){
      [....]
      $src=get_bloginfo('template_directory').'/includes/timthumb.php?src='.$imgurl.'&w='.floor($width).'&h='.floor($height).'&zc=1';
      }

      if (!empty($src)){........

      Sorry my english.

    • jarod says:

      PD. This great Theme is the itx

  • Anthony says:

    Using a datafeed with an external image-url link as my main picture source. Result is that no thumbnail is shown. Can I tweak this to capture thumb off image?

    • Tony says:

      Anthony, if your images are all coming from the same url, then you can add that url to timthumb.php

      find

      $allowedSites = array (
      ‘flickr.com’,
      ‘picasa.com’,
      ‘blogger.com’,
      ‘wordpress.com’,
      ‘img.youtube.com’,
      );

      and add the site which your images are coming from

  • lawn dress says:

    amazing theme i love that i use this theme on my wedding website and after that my website look so cute. due to this theme i love my work.

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