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[Plugin: Custom Post Widget] featured image support (7 posts)

  1. mjpg
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have Custom Post Widget installed an working OK under WP 3.2. I have one Content Block in a sidebar widget. The title and content are output OK.

    The Custom post has a featured image loaded and I want it to show in the display.

    I have these present in functions.php

    add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );
    function InsertFeaturedImage($content) {...}

    However this is not displaying the image.
    This is in a custom theme.

  2. mjpg
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I did a bit more work - it seems like this line is not being triggered:

    if ('content_block' == get_post_type()) {

    Printing the $post array shows it is holding the main page and not the custom post. ie: [post_type] => page.

    Is my theme behaving incorrectly or am I missing something?


  3. Johan van der Wijk
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi mjpg, did you use the code that is on the FAQ page: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-post-widget/faq/

  4. mjpg
    Posted 5 years ago #


    Yes - although I got it from the readme.txt file.

    I'm assuming it's perhaps an issue with the loop - the function seems to be getting the $posts object from the previous widget.

    Thanks for replying.


  5. Johan van der Wijk
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Martin,

    I have been trying to fix this but hit a brick wall..

    The issue is most likely caused by the fact that in version 1.6 of the plugin I switched from using query_post to get_post. Before this change the post thumbnails were working.

    The fix would be either switching back to using query_post (which I was told causes performance issues), or getting the thumbnail in the get_post by using setup_postdata($post);.

    Unfortunately I did not manage to get this to work. Hopefully someone else reading this will find the solution.

  6. mjpg
    Posted 5 years ago #


    Many thanks for all your efforts.

    I'm still using your great plugin for other things, but for this one-off (a promo block on the home page) I created a custom post type called homepromo and wrote a short include to call it. An additional complication that may have caused another issue with your function is that I needed the image in the CSS background.

    This is the content of my include file in case it is of use to anyone else - themename-homepromo.php:

    <?php if( is_front_page() ) {  ?>
    	$args = array( 'post_type' => 'homepromo' , 'posts_per_page' => 1  );
    	$homepromoloop = new WP_Query( $args );
    	<?php if ( $homepromoloop->have_posts() ) { ?>
    		<?php while ( $homepromoloop ->have_posts() ) : $homepromoloop ->the_post(); ?>
    			$featured_image_id = get_post_thumbnail_id( $post->ID );
    			$imgArray = wp_get_attachment_image_src($featured_image_id,'home_promo');
    			$imgsrc = $imgArray[0];
    			<div id="promo" style="background-image:url(<?php echo($imgsrc); ?>);">
    <div id="promotext">
    					<div id="promotextwrapper">
    						<?php // the_title() NOT USED; ?>
    						<?php the_content(); ?>
    					</div><!-- #promotextwrapper -->
    				</div><!-- #promotext -->
    			</div><!-- #promo -->
    		<?php endwhile; ?>
    	<?php } else echo(''); ?>
    <?php } // end is front page ?>

    I called it into the index.php with:

    <?php get_template_part( "themename", "homepromo" ) ?>


  7. unexploded
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi there, I have the same issue, and have had to resort to inserting an image within the body which may become a little untidy.

    Are there any updates on this?

    Apart from that I think it's a great little plugin. Thanks for spending your time to create and share it.

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