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Custom fields no more, now Featured image ? (9 posts)

  1. markomarkogame
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello.
    So before we were using custom fields so a post can have a featured image on the homepage, but now there is no more custom fields option anywhere when i write a post ? How do I do it now, and what are the differences in code ?

    Thanks in advance

  2. Jay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Custom fields are still available, but there was a bug in the previous release. Did you recently update? If so, I do believe it will be fixed in 3.5. In the mean time, you can use the hotfix plugin. Read this

  3. markomarkogame
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay but i dont see anywhere about custom fields in my wordpress.

    Also is there a tutorial for switching from custom fields to a new Featured image ? Cause i guess i should change code in my old template

  4. Jay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you have custom fields enabled on post and pages? At the very top whn your logged in, you will see a tab that says "screen options" Click that and make sure custom fields are checked. In regards to the featured image, it has to be enabled in your theme. Review the codex here. Long story short, add the below to your functions.php file

    add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );

  5. markomarkogame
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

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    Nothing about custom fields in screen options.

  6. Jay
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you one a post or page in the backend? You need to be on a post or page to see those options.

  7. Marvel Labs
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    While editing a post or page see if custom fields are there? Which theme are you using, it is probable that the theme does not support them

  8. markomarkogame
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes i see custom fields now, thank you.

    But why is it hidden and featured image so showing off ? Is it an replacement ?

  9. alesub
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Featured Image is a more friendly tool that works for just that, attaching a main, featured image to a post/page. Custom fields are for so much more, but are less friendly. A standard user won't know what to do with that box if not a developer.

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