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  • Hi Peter,

    Sorry just seeing your post. The only thing I can think of is your image is in the body of the post as well as set as the featured image? It only pulls in the featured image once, so the other image has to be from somewhere else I think.

    If you post your site’s raw feed URL, I can check out the feed HTML and see what’s being pulled in from where.

    Hi Rob –

    Thanks for getting back to me. I suspect the same thing, but I’d really appreciate if you’d take a look and let me know what you think.

    The blog is at


    Yes it looks like your theme or post is outputting the image in the body as well, here’s the raw code, you’ll see the IMG code in the Description, and in the Content twice, too. Although, in my reader I only see one image… ??

    <description><![CDATA[<img width=”300″ height=”231″ src=”×231.jpg” class=”attachment-medium wp-post-image” alt=”Venting” style=”display: block; margin-bottom: 5px;” />]]></description>

    <content:encoded><![CDATA[<img width=”300″ height=”231″ src=”×231.jpg” class=”attachment-medium wp-post-image” alt=”Venting” style=”display: block; margin-bottom: 5px;” /><p><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-997″ alt=”Venting” src=”” width=”700″ height=”541″ /></p>

    So you may not need the plugin at all, since the theme seems to include it in the body? Or it may depend on the RSS reader, and what it’s showing. Try a different theme as a test, and perhaps find one that uses the Featured Image so you don’t need to include it in the body of the post perhaps?

    Hi Rob –

    Thanks for looking into it. What’s weird is that NO image showed up in my feed before I installed your plug-in.

    After I installed your plug-in, and rebuilt the thumbnails, BOTH show up.

    I’m going to try a new Blog post that does not have a featured image and take it from there. I’ll let you know.

    And in a weird side note, my wife has a completely unrelated blog on Squarespace, and for months her single image showed up in her feed perfectly. About the same time I noticed my duplicate issue, her feed began showing duplicate full images! And she changed nothing on her blog!

    Maybe a Feedburner issue, as we both use that service?

    I’ll keep looking into it and let you know if I figure it out, find something else, or just plain give up!


    Hi Rob –

    I tried a new blog post, same theme, same everything, and simply did not select a featured image.

    It worked. There is one image.

    The final test will be if an image shows up for the in the iPhone Pulse app. That is what started me on this wild goose chase in the first place, as my blog posts which are simply drawings would not display an image in the app. I thought a featured image would help solve that.


    Final Report – no featured image works on all platforms.

    Thanks for your input,


    Hi Peter,

    Thanks for the feedback. Yeah I think for your theme, you don’t need to use a featured image if it’s being output within the content of the post already. Some themes do not handle that as well, and the featured image is vital for the images to show properly.

    Hey Rob, I seem to be getting duplicate featured images as well in my RSS feed. Any way to fix this without removing featured image.

    Hi there,

    If your theme is outputting the image with the body of the post, then a featured image will display as well, you can either remove the image from the body, or remove the featured image. If it affects the way the blog posts are output on the site, then you could customize the theme output, but if it uses featured images properly (displays them in excerpt list, and on the single post page) then simply stop adding them to the body. If it’s not displaying featured images on the single post page, then customizing the theme to add them should be fairly easy, edit the single.php file, put this just above the_content(); line:

    if ( has_post_thumbnail() ) {

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