I have a general question about using a featured image on a specific Page on my site.
This is the page on the site…
The theme I’m using is Contempt.
When I created that particular page, there is an option to Set Featured Image. I uploaded the picture I wanted, and it displays it correctly with a message that it’s set, when I view the Page in edit mode. However, instead of showing an autumn landscape, the header still shows that bolt of electricity.
1. Am I understanding Featured Images correctly when I assume that I can have one particular image showing as the header for one particular Page that is different than what is set for all the other Pages?
2. (If #1 is correct) I’ve read through the forums and the results of a google search… and there’s mention in several spots about adding code to my functions php file in the Editor. I’m assuming that because I’m given the functionality to set a Featured Image when I create a new Page, that I needn’t be adding any additional code… that my theme has all the code it needs. Is that a false assumption? Is the theme basically saying, hey, we’re giving you SOME functionality to add a featured image (ie, uploading it to the Page edit view), but that the theme creators are leaving it up to me to change my functions php code in order to actually make the thing work?
Does that make sense? I wanted to be sure I was understanding the problem/obstacle before I began just adding code to my Editor. It seemed like a prudent thing to get some confirmation here first.
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