I have never before used the Featured Image. I've always used the add media feature, which I like because it lets me style the image the way I want. But the widgets I am using for the front page which puts a random post in the widget box requires the Featured Image(FI) if you want an image to show.
When I use the FI in the post, the image does not show in the wysiwyg area. When I publish the page with only the FI, the picture displays above the text.
When I did not see the FI in the wysiwyg area, I re-inserted the picture from the add media feature. This page shows what happens when I have both an FI and an inserted image. The upper picture is the FI in exactly the position it would be without the inserted image. The inserted image is exactly where I mean the image to be with the styling I want.
When I looked at the HTML source code, only the picture I inserted is shown in the code. So there's nothing there to suggest how I can deal with this issue.
I want to have thumbnails in my Advance Random Posts widget and the only images it processes are FI.
So I have a problem. Do you have a solution?