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[Plugin: WordPress Popular Posts] Thumbnails not working (26 posts)

  1. Hornetsfan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey,

    I'm using this great plugin and i have a sligh problem with the Thumbnails.

    I'm using an HTML template for all of my post, so the picture i'd like to display in my sidebar is inside a <table> tag.It look like the pluggin can't find the image, is there something i shoud do ?

    I've try to to put the image outside of the <table> and it's working. Is there anyway to make it work inside of a table tag ? should i add a custom field ?

    Thanks a lot for your help !

  2. Héctor Cabrera
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Hornetsfan,

    Yes, that is a bug. It's been fixed and a new version of my plugin should be available within the next few hours from now. Please make sure you get a backup of your database before upgrading to 1.5.0!

    Cheers!

  3. MattAlgren
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey Ikki24,

    I tried to update to 1.5, and kept getting a database error. After I took the .zip out of the folder, it uploaded correctly, but now I'm getting what looks like php on the front end (using the sidebar widget).

    I backed out to 1.4.6 until it's straightened out.

  4. Héctor Cabrera
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey Matt,

    Got a screenshot of that error?

    Update: nevermind. Found out what it was and fixed it. Please download version v1.5.0 and try again!

  5. MattAlgren
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hm... Okay, I updated to 1.5.1 yesterday afternoon and it seems to be working (still didn't like the zip within the zip, though), but on the blog it's still reading returning "Sorry. No data so far." I checked the database, and the popularpostsdata table is showing 88,807 records.

    Maybe I should drop the table and let it start from scratch?

    (Take a look at http://blog.mattalgren.com)

  6. MattAlgren
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That seems to have worked.

  7. Héctor Cabrera
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Glad to know that, Matt!!

  8. jawtry
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem with thumbnails. I upgraded to the latest version, and am still seeing "missing image" blocks on the page.

    Here is some of the rendered code:

    <li><a href="http://www.geeksix.com/2009/07/the-other-geek-movies-that-defined-the-80s/" title="The &quot;other&quot; geek movies that defined the 80s"><img src="http://www.geeksix.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-popular-posts/scripts/timthumb.php?src=http://www.geeksix.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/daryl-xlarge-150x150.jpg&h=70&w=70&zc=1" alt="The "other" geek movies that defined the 80s" border="0" class="wpp-thumbnail" /></a><a href="http://www.geeksix.com/2009/07/the-other-geek-movies-that-defined-the-80s/" title="The &quot;other&quot; geek movies that defined the 80s"><span class="wpp-post-title">The "other" geek movies that defined the 80s</span></a>  <span class="post-stats"> | <span class="wpp-date">posted on July, 15</span></span> </li>

    Thoughts? The site is at http://geek6.com

  9. Héctor Cabrera
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi jawtry, please check that the cache folder in wordpress-popular-posts/scripts has writing permissions: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-popular-posts/faq/

  10. jawtry
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Wow — I feel like an idiot — it was even in the faq! Works perfectly now — and thanks for being so fast on this — your plugin rocks!

  11. Héctor Cabrera
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey, don't worry ;) Glad to know that everything's fine now!

  12. baalam
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Hector,

    I have gone trough the FAQ file and I have all the requirements for the images to show... but they don't show.

    Any ideas?

  13. Héctor Cabrera
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi baalam,

    Need to know how you configured WPP in order to be able to help you.

  14. baalam
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The only major change I made is to change the h2 tags to h1...

    What other info do you need?

  15. Héctor Cabrera
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Are you using the Content Formatting option? If so, did you add the {image} tag?

  16. momunplugged
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I love the plugin, but I haven't been able to get the thumbnails to work either.

    1) cache is writable (777)
    2) host has required PHP version and GD library (I checked with them)

    This may be a dumb question, but I use images that are stored in Picasa in my posts, rather than the WP image library. Is that why the thumbnails aren't working?

    Thanks!

    PS. My blog is http://www.unplugyourkids.com, and my plugin version is 1.5.1.

  17. baalam
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks!

  18. ohdiesel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello,

    My cache folder has writing permissions, and has files that were generated by timthumb.php but these images still do not display on my widget location.

    Any suggestions please respond.

    OD

  19. Héctor Cabrera
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    To the last three commenters:

    Are there any images on your wordpress-popular-posts/scripts/cache directory?

  20. ohdiesel
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I found that if you ask your provider to make sure that you are not on some kind of "white list" (or to make sure you are) for GD library usage that they can help you.

    I asked them to check and it was because GD library was not activated properyl for my account.

    Cheers

  21. Héctor Cabrera
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Awesome, thanks for your report ohdiesel!

    I'll add this info to the FAQ section so others can learn about this issue.

  22. diningdetour
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have confirmed that my cache folder in wordpress-popular-posts/scripts has writing permissions, my GD Library is enabled and my PHP version is 5.2.8.

    I still cannot seem to figure out how to get these thumbnails to display. I do notice that no files/images have been created within my cache folder. Is there a line of code I need to add somewhere, maybe to timthumb.php?

    website is http://www.diningdetour.com/ and the thumbnails show up as broken images (which makes sense at the moment). any help is appreciated!

  23. Héctor Cabrera
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi diningdetour,

    Have you checked ohdiesel's report above? Also, try changing your cache folder's file permission to 755 or 777.

  24. diningdetour
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have confirmed with my provider that my GD library is enabled is activated properly.

    In terms of a white list, this is usually something associated with an email account, and my provider can find no connection between the GD library and being, or not being, on a white list.

    my cache folder permission is set to 777. Any other ideas?

  25. Héctor Cabrera
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Right now, the only suggestion that comes into my mind is try updating timthumb's script. WPP is not running the latest version, so maybe your host is having some conflicts with it.

    You can either try this solution, or download a fresh copy of timthumb and replace the old one with it.

  26. martinperreault
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    just thought I would add the following info myself that some may have overlooked:
    in the Popular Posts Widget (under Theme menu in WP admin), when you check its settings, make sure the following is ticked:
    X - Display post thumbnail
    X - Generate all thumbnails for me

    (Personally, I had only ticked Display post thumbnail, but forgot to tick the Generate all thumbnails for me... )

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