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[resolved] Thumnail feature in WordPress & Custom Fields (7 posts)

  1. extatix
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi there,

    Currently I'm using version 1.3.6 of Arras Theme, a great theme with great use of thumbnails on the front page. But it was created pre WP 2.9 so the thumbnail function of WordPress isn't used but a custom field 'thumb'. Version 1.4+ of this theme does use the thumbnail function but I don't like the layout of 1.4 so I'll stick with 1.3.6 for the time being.

    But I sure would like to use the thumbnail function of WP itself. I've asked the creator of the theme if it could be implemented in 1.3.6 easily but that isn't the case. So I'm here on WP forum itself to ask the following question:

    Is it possible to tweak the thumbnail function of WordPress so it automatically creates a 'thumb' custom field when choosing a thumbnail while creating a post?

  2. gregnak
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is it possible to tweak the thumbnail function of WordPress so it automatically creates a 'thumb' custom field when choosing a thumbnail while creating a post?

    Do you mean: You use the thumbnail function in WP 2.9. And when you have chosen a thumbnail, the "url" to this goes into the thumbnail custom field?

  3. extatix
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah, that's about it. Now I have to upload an image, copy its url and add a custom field named 'thumb'. It's not that much work but I'd like it if it was possible to click on 'use as thumbnail' and it automatically fills in that custom field.

  4. gregnak
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I havent seen any plugin and i dont knwo how to do it, im sure its possible, but not at what cost ;)

    Maybe you could edit your theme? Making it pull the thumbnail from WP's built in function?
    Some reading:
    http://wpengineer.com/the-ultimative-guide-for-the_post_thumbnail-in-wordpress-2-9/
    http://justintadlock.com/archives/2009/11/16/everything-you-need-to-know-about-wordpress-2-9s-post-image-feature
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/get-the-image/

  5. extatix
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks, I'll take a look. Editting the team by mimicking the 1.4.1 version I've tried, but no luck so far.

    Perhaps I'll try using 1.4.1 with a heavily customized css to make it look more like 1.3.6. But I think it's way too different to do that since 1.4.1 has a built-in custom header & background feature.

    1.3.6: http://www.animeblog.nl
    1.4.1: http://tv.animeblog.nl

  6. gregnak
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If i would do it. I would use the new theme, that goes with WP 2.9 and the thumbnail feature. And then "rebuild" the theme so that it looks exactley the way i want it to do.
    You can just remove the "custom header & background feature".

  7. extatix
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've considered it but there is too much to do. The 'nodes' for instant are seperate 'entities' in 1.3.6, in 1.4.1 they are one entity. So I'll lose the :hover effects on them. I don't think it's worth the trouble.

    But thanks for your help of course :)

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