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  • Hi,

    I’m looking for a plugin.
    I have a custom field, the key is called “image”.
    The value should be the path of a picture (medium or large size).
    To enter the path and file name I’m looking for a plugin which shows the media library for selecting the picture.

    The goal is to provide a easy solution for all users to enter the this custom field. Maybe you know some other solutions, ore you have some other ideas.

    Thanks for your help!!


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  • I’m also looking for the same thing. I think the custom field images plugin is a bit misleading. It may be a good starting point for writing a plugin to do this, but I’m pretty sure one already exists.

    I want to find it, too! 🙂

    We are all looking for the same thing:

    It has to be out there.

    Hey guys,

    I ran into the same problem, and just wanted you to know that I’ve found a solution to the problem. I want to switch out the hacks I used while searching for this functionality with some nicer code, and I might also write a plugin to make this process simple.

    For anyone curious where to look in the source: theres a function called send_to_editor() that’s possible to override with a function containing wp_enqueue_script(), and then attaching that function to the “admin_enqueue_scripts” action hook. With that combination I was able to snatch the output from the media library before it hit the editor, and thus I could get it into my custom fields box.

    I can’t get into it deeper than that right now, so pray that I get some time to write this plugin!

    Thanks for your input.

    But there are a lot of premium themes which are not working with this new feature. With these themes you have to enter the path in a custom field.


    I have been pulling my hair to accomplish the same thing. It is such an obvious feature (since there are so many people running video autoblogs with premium themes) yet it is either non-existent or very difficult to find.

    The closest I’ve come is using:
    1) the Custom Field Manager plugin that lets you to enter custom fields en masse in conjunction with,
    2) the Youtube Thumbnailer plugin that then populates the created custom field with the thumbnail image URL from Youtube.

    However, I am using the eVid Theme (by Elegant Themes) that will not show a thumbnail from an http URL (for reasons of bandwidth and slow page load times) and only accepts file paths.

    So my question is, can someone who knows PHP tell me how to hard code Youtube Thumbnailer’s files so that it links to the upload media directory???

    This is what you’re looking for:
    Apparently it doesn’t support custom post types but a little hacking should do. It already does the hard work of interfacing with the media editor.

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