Trying to display popular posts pulling from the featured image I have set for each post. I have the thumbnails function enabled in my functions.php and it is set to hard crop thumbnail images to a square size. However, wpp seems to pull the Medium size image, which is not square, and then shrinks it down to the width I have set in the widget. So instead of having a row of nice square images, I have a row of images all the same width, but varying heights depending on the height of the original image.
I do not want to use the timthumb script, but I cannot seem to get the usergenerated thumbnails to pull correctly from the hard cropped featured image.