Multiple Post Thumbnails
[resolved] Get the caption of the secondary thumbnail (3 posts)

  1. betadog
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's not that easy to display the caption of the regular post thumbnail in WordPress. I finally figured out that this works for me:

    <?php echo get_post(get_post_thumbnail_id())->post_excerpt; ?>

    But how can I display the caption of the secondary thumbnail that I have added using Multiple Post Thumbnails?


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  2. Patrick Whitty-Clarke
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'd also like to know how to do this, It's a vital feature for me. I can't find any reference to it in the readme or plugin page.

  3. Patrick Whitty-Clarke
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK I found a way of doing this here:

    $second_thumbnail_id = get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), "work_second-image_thumbnail_id", false);
    $second_id = $second_thumbnail_id[0];
    // The thumbnail caption:
    echo get_post($second_id)->post_excerpt;

    I just had to change Change "page_second-image_thumbnail_id" to "work_second-image_thumbnail_id" which is the name of my post_type.

    I hope this helps people out.

    On another note it would be great if there was a way of making WordPress convert line breaks entered into the caption into
    tags, instead of manually adding
    tags at the end of each line in the caption. I guess that's another topic though.

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