Support » Plugins » [Plugin: Popular Posts] How To Crop Images To Specific Size

  • Resolved globalspecialfx


    I have 3 featured posts on my pain page, and I’m trying to automatically display a custom-sized thumbnail of each image. I used the {php} function of popular posts, and my code looks like this:

    if ( has_post_thumbnail() ) { the_post_thumbnail( 'homepage-thumb' ); }

    I registered the new thumbnail size in functions.php with the following code:

    if ( function_exists( 'add_theme_support' ) ) {
    	add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );
            set_post_thumbnail_size( 150, 150 ); // default Post Thumbnail dimensions
    if ( function_exists( 'add_image_size' ) ) {
    	add_image_size( 'category-thumb', 300, 9999 ); //300 pixels wide (and unlimited height)
    	add_image_size( 'homepage-thumb', 200, 137, true ); //(cropped)

    The problem is that THE SAME THUMBNAIL IS SHOWING UP FOR EVERY POST! WTF??? I even re-generated all of my thumnails, but I still have the same problem.

    I found a different php code, but it required the image source in order to crop, and there’s no way that I can include each specific image source in the automatically-generated code, because Popular Posts won’t recognize {imagesrc} if it’s nested inside the {php} tag. Please help.

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  • I finally found a work-around in the plugin’s code… I actually changed the default thumbnail size to the thumbnail size I needed for the homepage posts (and set it to crop instead of re-sizing proportionally), then I used the following code found on the author’s website:


    …which displays the default image thumbnail for the post. This gives me the exact desired effect I was looking for. The only difference is that my default thumbnail size is now different, but I expect that if I need to use a 150×150 thumbnail anywhere, I will be able to manually include it with the additional size I created to back it up in functions.php, because I don’t plan on running into another issue of seemingly having to use nested shortcode anytime in the near future…

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