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Getting images on to homepage (5 posts)

  1. whydidihavethebowl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Forgive me if this is a repetitive post. I'm using a premium template that my brother bought a while ago, and it looks great! It's going to be an article based website, and there's space for pictures above/beside the article titles on the homepage, but I can't figure out how to get photos there. The tutorial says that the first image of the article will be displayed, but we don't want to have images within the articles themselves. I've tried digging around for answers but I'm new to wordpress and unfamiliar with the terminology that I should be searching for so I haven't found much! I read somewhere about a 'featured image' button when you attach a photo to a post, but my wordpress (3.3) doesn't have that option. Is there a way to add this, and if there is would this put my photos on the homepage, and link to the connected article without having it on the post?

    Many thanks.

  2. This would be best asked at wherever the theme was purchased from.

    What theme was it?

  3. whydidihavethebowl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It's called Ergo I think? I thought of that, just my brother's away for a few days and I was anxious to see how it looked.

  4. kristinachilds
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    in order to get the featured image turned on you have to modify the functions.php and the page(s) you want it displayed on. this will require actually going into your theme and modifying the code. if you're not comfortable doing that, i would suggest searching for a plug-in that does it for you

    here is a great resource explaining how to turn on the featured image option: http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/new-in-wordpress-2-9-post-thumbnail-images/

    here is one widget for implementing featured image. i'm sure if you search the plugin directory you'll find more: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/featured-image-widget/

  5. whydidihavethebowl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That's excellent, thanks so much!

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