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[resolved] Use Images From Pages - If No Featured Image - No More Ugly Thumbnails (5 posts)

  1. Lab41
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using this plugin and loving it. Replaced the use of various other plugins.

    A bug/issue that I've found is that if you use it on pages, and select the show thumbnails option, it always shows the ugly default image, since most pages don't have a featured image. (and not all themes support it)

    All my posts have default images, but none of my pages. So it looks good on posts, BUT TERRIBLE on pages if you use thumbnails.

    The plugin should use an image from the page, if no featured image is found.

    Other plugins in the category already do this, and I feel that it is a critical feature that needs to be looked at.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/

  2. mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I suggest that you choose featured images for your pages as well as posts, if you want to display related pages as well and want to avoid the default images.

  3. Lab41
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There are many large sites that haven't chosen featured images for the pages and to manually do it would take forever across multiple domains.

    Also - even when you do go and place featured images, sometimes you miss one or there's an error and they don't show.

    What I'm suggesting, makes your plugin thumbnails super useful.

    A similar plugin to your "shareaholic recommendations" does just that, but unfortunately, it has social features, and other features that aren't needed for me.

    Have a look how these guys do it:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sitemap/

    Basically, it grabs the featured image first, but if not, grabs the first image.

    All I'm suggesting is that you have many many users, and more people would use the thumbnail option (which looks better) if it showed an image from the page/post if not featured image was found.

  4. mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's definitely something to think about, though I think this is the realm of other plugins targeting the featured images feature itself. Thanks for your input.

  5. Lab41
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Mitcho

    Not keen to have to install another plugin just to make this work. If that's the case then I'll just use the text version, but really don't see people using the pages thumbnail feature.

    Anyways...point has been made...it's your app...your call...and it's a great plugin BTW! :-)

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