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  • Resolved HeroicNate


    I’m trying to enable post-thumbnails, or rather featured images as they seemed to be updated to, for all my posts and custom post types. I’m using the code from: , and that works to let them show up in regular post write screens, but the custom post types write panels don’t have the featured image on it. I have the custom post types supporting “thumbnail”. But it’s a no go. Has the code changed to a new phrase for supporting the now “Featured Image”?

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  • Nile Flores


    Yoast Support

    I wrote not long ago a tutorial on the post thumbnails. I use this and it works great. There are actually 3 tricks in the post, but it is the 2nd one that might help.

    3 Simple And Handy WordPress Tricks Without Using A Plugin



    thanks for the response, but nothing in that article explains how to deal with custom post types.



    i see that one of my old post from months ago was reposted in, I should delete one of these, but I don’t see a way to.

    add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’, array( ‘post’,’custom-post-type-here’,’another-custom-post-type’ ) ); // Add it for posts

    i want to show list of featured images on home. how can i do this?

    any help would be appriciated

    thanks in advance

    i recently did what i think you are requiring using this plugin: multiple post thumbnails. find it here

    You need to add this bit of code to the functions.php file so that the featured image will show up in the admin…


    to actually answer the original question, in case anyone comes across this thread…

    'supports' => array( 'title', 'editor', 'comments', 'excerpt', 'custom-fields', 'thumbnail' ),

    when registering your custom post type, you must add the thumbnail support. Here is an example from my supports line, adding my required items to my CPT

    Hey c.note, multiple post thumbnails looks incredibly useful. I was just talking to my sister about her portfolio site, which will need this. Thanks for that!

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