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Can You Manually Enter a "Featured Image" with "Custom Fields" (3 posts)

  1. trivum
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I know there is a "Featured Image" function in the editor, but I am trying to do something a little different, and it won't let me use that feature. (It's complicated, so I won't go into it here.)

    Is there a way to still use the "Featured Image" function via "Custom Fields"? ... What would be the name to call the "Featured Image" function?


  2. What would be the name to call the "Featured Image" function?

    there is no such a function.

    when you use a custom field for your feature image, you would need to edit index.php (and/or single.php - depending where you want to show the image) and insert something like the following, where you want the image to show:

    <?php $feature_img = get_post_meta($post->ID,'feature',true);
    if($feature_img) { ?>
    <img class="featured" src="<?php echo $feature_img; ?>" alt="" />
    <?php } ?>

    the if statement prevents an empty img tag if the custom field is empty.
    maybe with some html around, and styled in style.css.
    assuming that the $key for the custom field is 'feature' and the value is the absolute image url (including http://)

  3. trivum
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OK, thanks. I'll see if I can play with that.

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