ive been using Thumbnail for Excerpts in order to show a thumbnail for post previews on the homepage. however , as a change to the design, i needed the thumbnail size to be 400 by 200, with the text excerpt to be placed underneath.
i had a number of problems trying to change the Thumbnail for Excerpts settings , as well as changing the default thumbnail size via General Settings > Media
i then found some code online which allow me to upload an image via the posts 'featured image' section and it would crop this to 400 by 200.
i inserted this function in the loop.php. However now i am faced with the problem that the thumbnail from the plugin is still showing. and if i deactivate the thumbnail, the full text of the post will be shown, as opposed to the 40 or so words which are shown now.
any direction on solving this would be much appreciated.
here is the website URL for you to see the issue http://www.thecypher.co.uk
thanks very much