Support » Plugin: Weaver Show Posts » img src instead of featured images

  • Resolved arsenalemusica

    (@arsenalemusica)


    Some of my posts images are custom fields’ values (i.e. links to imgs) so they aren’t recognised as “featured images”. Is there a way to pull such data format?

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  • Plugin Author wpweaver

    (@wpweaver)

    We do not support this plugin on the WordPress support forum.

    Please use https://forum.weavertheme.com for support.

    Please explain more completely what you mean by “pull such data format” when you submit your question there.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by  wpweaver.

    sorry, I’m just testing the plugin so I don’t want to register to other forums. 🙂 Thank you anyway.

    scrambler

    (@scrambler)

    Weaver contributor

    @arsenalemusica
    I am not sure I follow your logic.
    If you are using or testing the Weaver Theme or plugins, the only and best place to get support is its developer forum https://forum.weavertheme.com

    Not getting the proper help will not allow you to evaluate the tool properly, so I am not sure why you would see that as a drawback to avoid…
    Your loss though 🙂

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by  scrambler.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by  scrambler.

    …it’s just that I don’t want to register unless it’s really necessary. I also gathered that this problem of featured images not being recognised can only be solved making changes to core functions.php. It wasn’t going to be useful to customize Weaver if the problem is happening with any plugin. 🙂

    scrambler

    (@scrambler)

    Weaver contributor

    “can only be solved making changes to core functions.php. It wasn’t going to be useful to customize Weaver if the problem is happening with any plugin”

    I am not fully understanding the issue, but if there is a solution by modifying the function.php (through a child theme), then I would assume that solution would equally work with any Plugins.
    Also note that If you are using the weaver Xtrene Theme and it “Plus” plugin, there is an Action an filter box that can be used for PHP actions and filters without requiring the creation of a child theme.

    the issue in short: my posts’ images are recorded as custom field from frontend, therefore aren’t recognised as “featured images” neither as “first image inside post” by any plugin. Thus my option is only to make that code modification.

    Plugin Author wpweaver

    (@wpweaver)

    This does not sound like any issue a standard plugin or theme that deals with images or featured images will ever be interested in dealing with, at least from what I can gather from what you described.

    If I understand, you have some plugin or other mechanism that will insert images from custom fields somewhere into a post as a post-processing procedure – after the post has been generated and processed by the normal system routine.

    Featured Images are handled completely separately from any other image in a post and are 100% up to a theme to add to posts. This is normally done as the post/page is being generated.
    Show Posts uses standard WP post API calls to generate the content of a post – including inserting a designated Featured Image specified for the post. There is no special treatment for the first image in a post/page.

    So if a plugin is adding images specified in Custom Fields AFTER a post has been processed, then there is no theme or other plugin that will find or know anything about such images.

    I don’t know if that is what your are really asking, but as far as I know, there is to way to add in images from custom field values that will for sure be found by the theme or plugin actually generating the html output of a post/page.

    It might be difficult to find plugins to do the work but there are functions that do just that. There are even plugins to translate external URLs into featured images, and in a way my custom fields ARE external URLs. Unfortunately, not being a developer I can’t interpret any of those hacks well, but I’m doing my research because I’m sure it can be done (I found several people having the same needs). 🙂

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