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Add Featured Image To Genesis CPT Archive


This plugin will add a metabox and field to add an image to the Genesis CPT Archive Settings Page. This is a developer level plugin that requires you to edit your theme template files to function.


  • This screenshot shows the featured image displayed on an archive page.
  • This screenshot shows the Genesis archive settings with the added featured image setting.
  • This screenshot shows how to enable Genesis archive settings on a custom post type.
  • This screenshot shows how to output the featured image on a custom archive template.
  • This screenshot shows how to use a hook to output the featured image on all custom post type archives.


  1. Install via plugin directory (coming soon!)…or…
  2. Download zip file, unzip, and upload rwc-pass-parameters-to-iframe directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Use genesis_get_cpt_option( 'rwc_cpt_featured_img' ); in your archive tempalate to retrive the URL of the image added on the Genesis CPT Archive Settings Page.


How do I display the archive image on my CPT archive template?

The featured image is stored as a Genesis option. To display the image use genesis_get_cpt_option( 'rwc_cpt_featured_img' ); on the archive template for the CPT, which will return a string of the image URL.

A hook can be used to display the featured image as well. Hooking into genesis_archive_title_descriptions will display the image above the archive title.

add_action('genesis_archive_title_descriptions', 'rwc_display_cpt_image', 1);
function rwc_display_cpt_image(){
    if ( is_post_type_archive() ) {
        $post_type_image = genesis_get_cpt_option( 'rwc_cpt_featured_img' );
            echo '<div class="cpt-image"><img src="'.$post_type_image.'" alt="header image" /></div>';
How do I enable Genesis CPT Archive Settings for my custom post type?

When you register a CPT you will need to add genesis-cpt-archives-settings in the supports array. You can find more information about do this here.


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