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Category Thumbnail

Description

[catthumb id=”CategoryID” link=”true”] will find the most recent post in the specified Category with a featured image and return the thumbnail for that image. If link=”true” is specified, the image will link to the category specified.

You can optionally search custom post types with the post_type attribute, and specify the thumbnail size with the size attribute. IE [catthumb id="CategoryID" link="true" post_type="restaurants" size="full"]

The plugin will only search featured images, not attached images. It will not look for images embedded in the post itself, or other attached images. If a category does not have any posts with featured images, this plugin will not return a thumbnail image, even if the category has posts with attached images.

Installation

  1. Upload dirtysuds-category-thumbnail to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate DirtySuds – Category Thumbnail through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. In the page editor, add the shortcode [catthumb id="CategoryID"] where CategoryID is category id number. This must be a number, not the category slug or name

FAQ

Can I use `catthumb` in a template?

Of course! The syntax is very similar to the shortcode syntax. Just add the following line to your template.

<?php dirtysuds_category_thumb(array('id'=>'CategoryID')); ?>

You just need to replace CategoryID with the id number of the category.

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Please open a pull request on Github

Contributors & Developers

“Category Thumbnail” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.5.0 20150328

  • Escape our queries

1.4.0 20150323

  • Allow custom image sizes
  • Allow custom post types

1.03 20141011

  • Bugfix

1.02 20141011

  • Cleaned up code a bit
  • Make use of transients

1.01.20121202

  • Cleaned up code a bit
  • Now supports Jetpack Photon images

1.00.20110226

  • First version
  • Works