Support » Alpha/Beta/RC » 3.5 RC3 Featured Image not working

  • Resolved Sharon Austin


    Hello, The Featured Image does not work for me in IE, Firefox, or Chrome. I’m uncertain this issue is related to the same causes as referenced in the post forum titled, “Add Media and Featured Image buttons not working”, posted by daverage, so please accept my apologies if this would be considered a duplicate ticket. I’m simply unsure whether to open a new ticket or not at this point.

    This is a new install of WordPress 3.5RC3, multisite.

    In all of the cases, the featured image will upload into a gallery. In none of the cases will the featured image show up in the featured image meta box, nor in the body of a post or page. Even this is a change from RC2, where in some cases I would at least see the featured image in the metabox.

    This was tested before activating any child themes or plugins.

    Sample pages:

    Again, tremendous thanks to the awesome WordPress team for all you do!

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  • Moderator Andrew Nacin


    I can’t reproduce any of this. Can you try clearing your browser’s cache and then try again?

    Good morning, and may I first say how much I am absolutely, positively LOVING 3.5 and the 2012 theme. I am blown away. Thank you SO much for everything you and the WordPress team do.

    Per your request, I cleared cache, and tried again with 3.5RC4.

    There’s an improvement, in that a “thumbnail” of the featured image now appears in the small metabox for the Featured Image.

    The expectation is that the featured image would either appear in the body of the page, or in the header, if it was larger than the header. It’s not showing up anywhere but in the metabox area. Perhaps I should not be expecting that with 3.5, so please let me know if I’m expecting something I shouldn’t.

    I’ve created a page on the testsite with additional screenshots for more detail: ‘

    Again, thank you for EVERYTHING, and I can’t say strongly enough how much we love 3.5 on the 2012 theme.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    What theme are you testing? 2012?

    Where the featured image gets used is entirely theme dependent.

    Hi Mika, yes, I’m using a child of 2012. It also happened on the default 2012 theme. What is expected to happen in the 2012 theme when the featured image is set?

    And thanks again for the awesome things you and the team do!

    It will only display specifically where the theme developer has decided for it to display.

    It lets the developer use the techniques described in (for example) or

    This isn’t a bug report against trunk, it’s just a case of miscommunication of intent (possibly needing better documentation or reference? Not a common one…)

    I think you are exactly right. When Mika made mention that “where the featured image gets used is entirely theme dependent” I forgot that in the 3.42 test case, I was using the 2011 theme.

    These links you provided will help greatly, I’m sure.

    Thanks so much to EVERYONE on the WordPress team for all you do.

    I’ll go ahead and close this topic for myself, and work with the information from the links provided above. Thanks again.

    How is the featured image now set/activated? The button has gone from the previous version.

    Hi Tom, when I was testing 3.5 RC3, there was a button available for me to upload the featured image. However, I’m no longer working with any of the release candidates since the official 3.5 version came out yesterday.

    I haven’t had the chance to test out featured image in the latest version–honestly, there are so many other issues taking priority right now, I don’t anticipate working with featured images in the near future at all. Please accept my apologies, but I have no additional information to offer you at this time.

    Perhaps, now that the official version of 3.5 is out, there could be some help via some forums other than the Alpha/Beta forums?

    Best regards, and best of luck to you!

    Thanks very much, I found this via Google search, so I’ll attempt to search for/ask in a more relevant place!

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