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  • @florence cool, it’s always a joy to learn, and to make it work on your own 🙂

    Hey, I have the same problem.
    My theme is using a really strange way of thumbnail generation:

    <?php
    	if ( has_post_thumbnail() ) {
                the_post_thumbnail('blog-large', array('title' => ''.get_the_title().''));
    	?><span class="tail-large">&nbsp;</span><?php
    	}
    ?>

    How do I apply this fix? And also it is generating the standard “Set featured image” and another seperate “Featured Video” window.

    Thanks!

    @swwils the code in your theme is fine, it’s just telling the function ‘the_post_thumbnail’ what size to show the image in and use the title of the post as the title for the image. then it adds a bit of html at the end:

    <span class="tail-large"> </span>

    To use the Featured Video, you paste your video embed code in the Featured Video text box in the editing screen of the post, and save it.

    In your themes template file, you replace your code with this:

    <?php
    if(get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), "_related-video", true) != ''){
    
       // show the video embed code if there is one
        echo get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), "_related-video", true);
        ?><span class="tail-large"> </span><?php
    
    }else{
    
       if (  (function_exists('has_post_thumbnail')) && (has_post_thumbnail())  ) {
    
        // show the image thumb if there is one, and the post does not have a video
        the_post_thumbnail('blog-large', array('title' => ''.get_the_title().''));
    	?><span class="tail-large"> </span><?php
    
       }
    
    }
    ?>

    That worked a treat! Thanks very much.

    I’ve used the same method to push the fix over to the actual blog page; but im having issue with an hyperlink covering the video.

    <div id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>" <?php post_class($class); ?>>
    									<div class="view view-first">
    										<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>">
    											<?php
    												if(get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), "_related-video", true) != ''){
     echo get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), "_related-video", true);
    }else{
     the_post_thumbnail( 'blog-medium' );
    }?>
    </a>
    										<div class="mask">
    				                        	<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>" class="more-blog">
    						   						<img src="<?php echo get_template_directory_uri(); ?>/img/icons/link.png" alt="read more" title="read more" />
    						   					</a>
    				                    	</div>
    									</div>
    									<?php
    										if ( has_post_thumbnail() ) {
    											?><span class="tail"> </span><?php
    										}
    									?>

    How can I get the to only enclose a thumbnail and not the video? – (Its a css on hover class)

    @swwils from what you describe, it sound like you have to move the < a > tag to the part of the conditional statement where you add the thumbnail. Take a look at what’s actually going on:

    if there is a video
    // show the video embed code
    else
    // show the image thumb if there is one

    So you ned to move you < a href … tag to the laft part of the if…else clause, so it only gets printet if there is a thumbnail, and not if there is a video..

    Any chance you can help me figure out where to paste?

    /**
      * Checks for images using a custom version of the WordPress 2.9+ get_the_post_thumbnail() function.
      * If an image is found, return it and the $post_thumbnail_id.  The WordPress function's other filters are
      * later added in the display_the_image() function.
      *
      */
     function imwb_interest_image_post_thumbnail( $args = array() ) {
    
        /* Check for a post image ID (set by WP as a custom field). */
        $post_tid = get_post_thumbnail_id( $args['post_id'] );
    
        /* If no post image ID is found, return false. */
        if ( empty( $post_tid ) )
        	return false;
    
        /* Apply filters on post_thumbnail_size because this is a default WP filter used with its image feature. */
        $size = apply_filters( 'post_thumbnail_size', $args['size'] );
    
        /* Get the attachment image source.  This should return an array. */
        $image = wp_get_attachment_image_src( $post_tid, $size );
    
        return $image[0];
     }

    Thanks!

    I have the same theme as Florence. I updated the /replace-featured-image-with-video/pt-page-featured-video.php file as “disagree” suggested and got the box to insert the video embed code – great.

    But then I was in the same situation as Florence. In single.php, I replaced:

    <?php if (  (function_exists('has_post_thumbnail')) && (has_post_thumbnail())  ) { /* if post has a thumbnail */ ?>
    				<?php the_post_thumbnail('post-thumb', array('class' => 'post-thumb')); ?>
    				<?php } ?>

    … with Mikkel’s code suggestion (not the one Florence initially tried), i.e., this:

    <?php
    if(get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), "_related-video", true) != ''){
       // show the video embed code if there is one
        echo get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), "_related-video", true);
    }else{
       if (  (function_exists('has_post_thumbnail')) && (has_post_thumbnail())  ) {
        // show the image thumb if there is one, and the post does not have a video
        the_post_thumbnail('post-thumb', array('class' => 'post-thumb'));
       }
    }
    ?>

    … but now, although the post itself shows the video OK as the featured image, the thumbnail image in the home loop shows the other featured image – the still picture one (not the video thumbnail). If I remove that still featured image, but keep the embed code, the home loop shows no thumbnail at all. (I suppose I could make a still featured image picture shot of the video, but I’d like to get it done properly.)

    So Florence, how did you get the home loop thumbnail to work (as well as the post featured image) with the foodpress theme?

    I notice that in foodpress’s single.php, there is more than one instance of:

    <?php
    if (  (function_exists('has_post_thumbnail')) && (has_post_thumbnail())  )
    ?>

    The first is in the code chunk that Florence replaced. The second looks like this:

    <?php if (  (function_exists('has_post_thumbnail')) && (has_post_thumbnail())  ) { /* if post has a thumbnail */ ?>
    					<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link: <?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_post_thumbnail('grid-thumb'); ?></a>
    					<?php } ?>

    … should that be changed as well, to show the home loop thumbnail? (Though do I get the impression that Florence managed to show the home loop thumbnail without changing that extra bit of code?).

    So near yet so far!

    @florence – the second instance of that code snippet is to do with the “related posts” thumbnails.

    I still can’t get the “video thumbnail” to show in the main loop. I can only get a “normal” still image featured image to show there, if I insert one as well as the video embed code.

    I think I understand what’s going on. This plugin does not change the smaller thumbnails on the home page or anywhere else; it only overrides the featured image on the post page into a video. And, I guess, the only way to match the smaller thumbnails on other pages like the home page to the appearance of the video picture is to ‘fake it’ by matching the “real” featured image to the video keyframe.

    If I’ve got this wrong, then someone please enlighten me.

    Hi Sadhaka. I’m cooking dinner right now. And tonight I have some friends coming over. I’ll help you as soon as I’ve got time. If not tonight, I’ll definitely get back to you tomorrow.

    Plugin Author ExportFeed.com

    (@purpleturtlepro)


    Hey guys sorry for the tardy response.. We made the plugin for a client and i had no idea anyone would actually use it lol.. we should have it finished soon..

    If your using any theme with a large header.. pasting this above <div id=”primary”> on the page.php and the single.php should do the trick:

    <?php
    				// Check to see if the header image has been removed
    				$header_image = get_header_image();
    				if ( ! empty( $header_image ) ) :
    			?>
    				<?php
    					// The header image
    					// Check if this is a post or page, if it has a thumbnail, and if it's a big one
    					if ( is_singular() &&
    							has_post_thumbnail( $post->ID ) &&
    							( /* $src, $width, $height */ $image = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id( $post->ID ), array( HEADER_IMAGE_WIDTH, HEADER_IMAGE_WIDTH ) ) ) &&
    							$image[1] >= HEADER_IMAGE_WIDTH ) :
    						// Houston, we have a new header image!
    						echo get_the_post_thumbnail( $post->ID, 'post-thumbnail' );
    					else : ?>
    					<img src="<?php header_image(); ?>" width="<?php echo HEADER_IMAGE_WIDTH; ?>" height="<?php echo HEADER_IMAGE_HEIGHT; ?>" alt="" />
    				<?php endif; // end check for featured image or standard header ?>
    			<?php endif; // end check for removed header image ?>
    Plugin Author ExportFeed.com

    (@purpleturtlepro)


    ok you should go to header.php and find that header image area

    then apply that:

    $rel_video = get_post_meta( $post->ID, '_related-video', true );
    
    if ( strlen($rel_video) ) {
        echo $rel_video;
    } else {
    
        // your original header image codes
        // .......
        // .......
        // .......
    
    }

    It’s all that..

    Plugin Author ExportFeed.com

    (@purpleturtlepro)


    don’t double slash your header image codes btw.. not to disable them

    @sadhaka
    Hi. I suggest you revert back to an older back-up, because I didn’t have the issues you’re describing. If you follow these directions, it should work.

    First I used Dissagree’s fix to make the box show up in the edit post pages. Go to replace-featured-image-with-video/pt-page-featured-video.php and replace

    function add_fv_box_fields() {
        add_meta_box( 'docs_list', __( 'Featured Video', 'related-video' ), 'admin_fv_box_html', 'page', 'side' );
    }

    with

    function add_fv_box_fields() {
        add_meta_box( 'docs_list', __( 'Featured Video', 'related-video' ), 'admin_fv_box_html', 'page', 'side' );
        add_meta_box( 'docs_list', __( 'Featured Video', 'related-video' ), 'admin_fv_box_html', 'post', 'side' );
    }

    Then go to your single.php and find the code that puts out the featured image above the post content

    <?php if (  (function_exists('has_post_thumbnail')) && (has_post_thumbnail())  ) { /* if post has a thumbnail */ ?>
    				<?php the_post_thumbnail('post-thumb', array('class' => 'post-thumb')); ?>
    				<?php } ?>

    with Mikkel’s code:

    <?php
    if(get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), "_related-video", true) != ''){
       // show the video embed code if there is one
        echo get_post_meta(get_the_ID(), "_related-video", true);
    }else{
       if (  (function_exists('has_post_thumbnail')) && (has_post_thumbnail())  ) {
        // show the image thumb if there is one, and the post does not have a video
        the_post_thumbnail('post-thumb', array('class' => 'post-thumb'));
       }
    }
    ?>

    Oh hahah! I hadn’t noticed your last comment! Yeah if that’s what you want to achieve, faking it would probably be the best solution.

    @florence

    Thanks for taking the time to go through that step by step. In fact, it looks like I did make exactly the changes you describe.

    I was getting confused (and I probably confused everyone here as well) because I thought the plugin somehow changed the smaller thumbnails on other pages (e.g., the home page “latest” loop) as well – but of course it doesn’t!

    I was under that impression because the home page thumbnails on your site looked just like the video preview/keyframe in your post page. So was that coincidence, or did you ‘fake it’ and match the two images as well?

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