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  1. mmflinn
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Whenever I go to publish my post, a thumbnail image of the larger image I have in my post shows up right next to it. When I am composing my post and go to "preview" it does not appear there, but only when I publish it does it show up. So you see a thumbnail to the left of the picture. Does anyone know how to remove it?

  2. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Unset the featured image/post thumbnail?

  3. mmflinn
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Under media, when i go to upload a photo, I always use the large size so the thumbnail isn't clicked. Then I insert into the post. All looks well in the preview and then as soon as I publish it's different. I don't see anywhere else where I might have set the thumbnail except for in the media section. Thanks for your response though!

  4. Gisha James
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Does the index.php have the function

    the_post_thumbnail(); - this will show the thumbnail. If you don't want thumbnail you can remove it.

  5. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The featured image is usually within the right hand column on the edit page. Is an image showing up there?

  6. mmflinn
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Gisha- I am brand new to wordpress so I don't even know what the index.php is! I researched and finally got to the editor page and saw the functions.php? Is that the same thing? I didn't see anything about thumbnails anywhere on the editor page.

    Rich, I don't usually use the featured image and the thumbnail still shows up. There is no picture on the right hand side. I think I tried to use featured image once to see if that would fix it, but it didn't.

    I really appreciate you trying to help.

  7. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    then it could be something within the theme you are using. Can we have a link to your site? seeing it might help.

  8. mmflinn
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I didn't mention this weird part. The only way I can fix the problem is to cut and paste the entire written post into a "new post" then I insert the image again and it works. So my blog actually looks correct but it's a major pain and time waster to do it that way. Plus, it doesn't make any sense! The first time I write the post it's always a thumbnail and then a larger image. Strange. I emailed the woman who designed my header so maybe she has some idea of what is going on. I will update when it's resolved and if anyone has any other ideas, I'd love to hear them!

    Thanks!!!

  9. mmflinn
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Still not resolved but on my blog I have a 2 full posts and then the rest are excerpts. I noticed that the thumbnail picture wasn't showing up on the excerpt posts so I played around with "featured image" and that worked to get the thumbnail back into the excerpt posts. However, when I post to my blog I still get the thumbnail on top of the enlarged picture I have inserted into my post, even if the "featured image" is not set. I am wondering if it has to do this because of the way the layout has been set up (i.e. 2 full posts and excerpts).
    For those that use excerpts, do you have to manually go in and pick a featured image after the post gets bumped down to the bottom. If I left the top 2 posts with the thumbnail and the larger image than I wouldn't have to do that, but it looks silly that way?
    I will leave this test example up for a day or two and then I am going to delete.
    Sorry if the way I explained this is confusing! Thanks!

    http://www.nutritiouseats.com

  10. mmflinn
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, that test actually didn't put the thumbnail on top! That is good news because I don't want it in the post, but bad news because now I have to manually go back and set a featured image when that posts gets bumped down to one of the excerpts. You see on "aarty party, turmeric-rubbed shrimp" there is no picture. I have to go back and set it to the featured image. There must be an easier way to do this!??

  11. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ahh what yo are seeing is the difference between the_content and the_excerpt

    I'm guessing that the first ones use the_content, and the latter the_excerpt.

    If you remember to set a featured image for every post then it shouldn't be too much of a problem. But to change things, you'd need the theme altering.

  12. mmflinn
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If I set a featured image to everyone than I get the thumbnail on top of the picture. I just put another test up with example. I've never seen anyones blog that does that?

    So you are saying I would need the theme altered to get rid of this issue?

    http://www.nutritiouseats.com

    Thank you for helping!

  13. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I think so, but I could be wrong - though I would certainly look at the the theme first.

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