[resolved] Featured image module missing (7 posts)

  1. t_virus
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just installed a fresh copy of WordPress and i am unable to see the featured image module in my new/edit post page
    when i switched to twenty Ten, everything worked fine. My theme surely has support for featured image (shows images in slider and posts on main page)
    but i can't see the module to add featured images. What should i do?

  2. blitz999
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have a look at the top of the page (when in a page/post edit window) - Screen Options tab, and make sure Featured Image is ticked.

    Tip: it often show at the bottom of the right column. I usually drag that panel to the top so I can see more quickly which image is associated with a post.

  3. t_virus
    Posted 4 years ago #

    well...there is nothing related to "featured image" in screen options. I ticked everything but it still did not show up. :(

  4. blitz999
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just reread your comment. You are saying that you can see post thumbnails on TwentyTen, but not on another theme (which you don;t mention the name of).

    Clearly that other theme does not have thumbnail support. You need to add it. There is plenty of documentation on the codex and on the web for it.

    Basically you need to add this to the functions.php file

    if ( function_exists( 'add_theme_support' ) ) {
    add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );

    Your theme may be really old if it does not support this feature (or is designed this way).

  5. t_virus
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have to say....the support here at wordpress is awful. You guys should learn something from PHPBB and other free softwares..their support is awesome (you get helped in less that 5 minutes)

    @blitz999 i figured that out :) My theme supports featured images but i had to use a custom field for that.

  6. blitz999
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This isn't really a support forum, but a help and discussion. It is voluntary, so results are hit and miss.

    I've found some great info here.

    It sounds like your theme is an older one in the 'dark old days' of using the custom field in that way.

    You can modify the theme with the above code to avoid the custom field method (which is fine if it is your own site, but give it to a client and they can't understand it).

    Glad you worked it out though :-)

  7. t_virus
    Posted 4 years ago #

    yeah my theme is from the wordpress 2.xx days
    I can get the featured module by adding that code but my theme uses the custom field everywhere to show the thumbnails so i will have to edit too much of code.
    btw, can you help me with finding a free theme like "red carpet" (it's not free anymore) or "The stars theme" (discontinued)
    I want to start an entertainment magazine which will have three type of posts - photos,news and videos. So a theme like these two will be great

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