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  • Resolved minttoothpick

    (@minttoothpick)


    Hello!

    My goal with this plugin (and using MailChimp) is to display each post’s featured image along with a summary of the content, not the full content. From my research, it sounds like this might not be possible without the premium version of this plugin?

    Thanks for your help in clearing this up!

    EDIT:

    To clarify – after activating the plugin in WordPress and checking the raw feed in FeedBucket, I do not see any images.

    However, if I use *|RSSITEM:CONTENT_FULL|* in MailChimp and send a test email, I do see each post’s image above the full content of the post, so I think the plugin is working as expected?

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  • Thread Starter minttoothpick

    (@minttoothpick)

    I’m sorry, I was mistaken – the MailChimp RSS Merge Tag was only displaying the images embedded in the post. I realized my WordPress theme is not using Featured Images. I will enable that and investigate further. Sorry for the trouble!

    Howdy ironically I was just trying to do this myself, and it worked for me, what I did was keep the RSS block in Mailchimp to the full feed (not excerpts). Then I set the “For each article in a feed show” setting in WordPress dashboard Settings > Reading to Summary. THEN I enabled this plugin to show the Featured Image centered above content, and what I get is the Featured Image and then a text summary of post with Read in Browser link. Seems to work fine!

    Plugin Author presswizards

    (@presswizards)

    Hi Mint T,

    Yes, the plugin relies on Featured Images, but the Premium version does have the option to use First Image in Body instead, if that’s more helpful, and then you can have that image set as the Media tag and Enclosure etc, without having to worry about setting the Featured Image on every post.

    Hi Senor Deer,

    Glad to hear it’s working well for you… the full feed usually will embed images too, and then can work, but the Media tag and other image-specific settings are not possible.

    In short, using Featured Images gives you much more control, as long as you don’t have the same image in the body due to theme Featured Image support limitations.

    Thanks,
    Rob

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