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How to Insert Thumbnails into RSS feed (14 posts)

  1. mwds120
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would like the thumbnails that appear in posts to display in the corresponding RSS feeds. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am using WordPress 3.4, and Thesis Theme 1.8.4.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    They already do if you show full posts in your feeds (as opposed to a summary).

  3. mwds120
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks, but I'm talking about thumbnails, not full-size images. Also, I need these to display in the RSS feed even when WordPress is set to display summary format, not full-text.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You cannot display images in a post summary feed unless you start coding your own custom feed functionality.

  5. mwds120
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is what I would like to do. Does anyone know how to code this?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  7. mwds120
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Unfortunately I am not a coder.

  8. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, there.
    Check out this wp-beginner tutorial.
    Cheers!

  9. mwds120
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you Marventus, but I've already tried that. In fact, that particular block of code is probably the most commonly cited suggestion for this problem. It's been copied and pasted and propagated all over the web.Unfortunately, it doesn't work.

  10. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I used that code for a basis of a more intricate function in one of the blogs I administer and it's working like a charm. Are you sure you are inserting the code correctly?
    Also, RSS feeds take several hours to properly update, especially if you are burning them through another feed service, such as Feedburner.
    A link to your site and/or RSS feed would help to.
    Thanks!

  11. mwds120
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, I added "add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );" (w/o quotation marks) to my custom_functions.php file, as indicated in
    this tutorial. In post admin view, there is no "Post Thumbanil" option that appears to the right, beneath "tags", "Categories", "featured images", etc.

    Here is the site where I added it:
    http://avon-indiana.funcityfinder.com/

  12. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi.
    You should have mentioned you were using Thesis before. The theme already comes with post thumbnail functionality, both in posts and feeds, so you should remove the code you just added.
    You need to make sure to specify an image URL in the Post Editing window, under the option Images and Thumbnails --> Post Image.
    Once you do, your feed should display your posts' thumbnails.
    If that doesn't work, I recommend you post on the Thesis support forums since support is included in the fee you payed for that Theme.
    Cheers!

  13. mwds120
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did mention that I was using Thesis, at the very start of this post. The folks at Thesis were ultimately not able to offer suggestions to get it to work either.

  14. Marventus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did mention that I was using Thesis

    My apologies: you are absolutely right. Must have missed it somehow.

    The folks at Thesis were ultimately not able to offer suggestions to get it to work either.

    Not surprised... Their support is not great (to say the least).
    Unfortunately, I (and many others here) don't usually help people with premium themes, since I am completely against the principle of premium devs promising services and features they can't possibly own up to, and then rely on these forums so that unpaid volunteers (such as yours truly) solve their users' problems.
    If my suggestions above do not work, try to re-install the theme, and if it still doesn't work, try to get help or a refund from them.

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