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  • i’m just learning wp, using theme 2011.
    i want to primarily use the post format “gallery” for it’s display of a thumbnail and excerpt in the blogroll. however, i don’t know how to actually set the desired thumbnail to represent the post; i think now it’s displaying the first of many images i inserted into the post.
    can anyone tell me how to reset which thumbnail is displayed in the post format: “gallery”?

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  • you can use this function where you want to show thumbnail images
    the_post_thumbnail( ‘thumbnail’ );

    thanks Santosh.

    a question that remains is- how does wp choose the thumbnail already included in the ‘gallery’ post format?

    and since there’s already code in there to display a thumbnail, is adding more code the answer, or merely finding the spot where the choice is being made and enter a different file name?

    btw- since i’m new to this i’m not sure where your code excerpt would go, although generally it seems it might be somewhere in the content-gallery.php?

    it takes your featured image you choose or some themes have take first image of your post. you can add featured image from post edit page.

    this is theme 2011, btw, in case that sheds light.

    odd- as a test i set a different featured image and wp puts it in the post header as is expected, it also puts it at the beginning of the post, which looks redundant, but still- the post format ‘gallery’ remains the same undesired image as before…

    i think there may be a need to ‘trick’ wp into re-selecting the image and i’m poking around to see it i discover it…

    yes you can do it. by editing your theme. for editing your theme create a child theme and than edit and do whatever you want to do.

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