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  • I really appreciate the manner in which this author approached this problem. It is an intelligent solution that works really well.

    I found the author’s explanation of the plugin somewhat incomplete, and since I am a technical writer, perhaps I can assist in the description of this excellent plugin. This plugin causes an Archive view to take the first image it encounters in a post and use it as if it were a featured image. The actual Featured Image for the post does not get defined permanently (which, if you use your imagination, is actually quite freeing in some situations). After activating this plugin, if you go into a given post for which you see a featured image displayed in the Archive view , but for which you never manually defined a featured image (that’s important, if an image is already set this plugin moves on to the next post), you will see that post actually still does not have a featured image set. Using LoopBuddy or other plugins that allow you to quickly define complex grid or other multi-record displays will not recognize what this plugin is doing and will not display anything for a featured image because, again, none is ever actually set by this plugin.

    If you’ve got posts that are going to be displayed in an Archive layout of some kind, and they don’t have Featured Images actually defined for each of them you should consider installing and testing this very easy to use plugin. It could move you forward in your content migrations significantly…especially if migrating to a new design that makes use of Featured Images in archive views but the client has all these posts with no FI defined. Great work!!

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  • Plugin Author Samuel Aguilera

    (@samuelaguilera)

    Thanks for your rating, but your description of what this plugin does is totally wrong.

    This plugin causes an Archive view to take the first image it encounters in a post and use it as if it were a featured image. The actual Featured Image for the post does not get defined permanently

    In fact the only thing that this plugin does is to set the thumbnail image permanently using the first image attached to the post (more details in the plugin description and FAQ).

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