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  • I’m working on It seems this topic has been beaten to death and should be super simple — click of the “featured image” button, but that’s not working. I’m using Coraline theme. I have the image in the media catalog and it even shows the image as the featured image under Beekeeping/Interesting Facts in the edit pages, but when I refresh and view the page, the image doesn’t show up. Maybe the first question …is the featured image a static image that is correlated ONLY to that page? If that’s the case, can you help me figure out why mine isn’t showing up? If that’s not the case, then can you tell me what the featured image is used for? Thanks a bunch for your help!

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  • Here’s the official Codex article relating to Featured Image (originally known as Post Thumbnail).

    The first paragraph on that page does a good job explaining what it is. Basically, it’s an image you specify that can be called by your theme as the representative image of a post or page. It’s entirely up to the theme developer as to whether or not they make use of it in the theme; it’s not mandatory.

    I would check with the developer of the theme you’re using to find out whether the theme support Featured Image.

    OK — now I know for certain it should be a static image and that my chosen theme supports it. Thank you for that!! Now, I guess I need to figure out why it doesn’t show up. Can you help me with that, too?



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    please post in your theme’s forum at

    for the featured image to show, the template (page.php for a static page) needs to have the corresponding code like the_post_thumbnail() or similar.

    OK — I didn’t think of this being a theme issue. I’ll post where you advise. Thanks.

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