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  • Here’s an observation.

    It would be nice to be able to change the shape of the thumbnail images. Most of my featured images seem to be the right shape to shrink to your thumbnail size, but some aren’t. The image thumbnail size specified for the plugin appears to be 160×380. But how about having square images? Or images that are taller/less wide?

    Something to think about for a future upgrade perhaps?

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  • Plugin Author rajros


    Thanks for the suggestion. The idea to keep height of images small/less and not square was to think images doesn’t occupy too much height specially in sidebars. It will push the content further down. Yes an idea could be to provide multiple image options to choose from in future upgrade.

    Could you provide link of your page where featured images in square shape would have been more appropriate rather than the existing dimensions?

    Plugin Author rajros


    Pushed new version with option to override the default featured image with custom image like thumbnail, medium, large etc (or any other if present in theme or website)

    Use [recentposts-sc image_size=”thumbnail”] or [recentposts-sc image_size=”medium”]

    Thread Starter TheSupercargo


    Hi rajros,

    Fantastic response, thanks again (and sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you – real life intrudes sometimes 🙂 )

    If you go here for example you’ll see what I’m doing with this option.

    The only problem I’ve run into is that [image_size="thumbnail"] doesn’t seem to work. I have it set on the linked page, but obviously those are medium sized images. Clearly the plug-in can pull thumbnails – those are the images in the column here – in the shortcode used in a widget. It’s just not pulling them in the shortcode used in a post Any suggestions?


    Plugin Author rajros


    Ok. I see the issue there.
    The height for the sidebar images are set as 95px. So that all images are of same height. Some of your thumbnail height seems to be around 50-60px. You can change the css to this:

    .rpscw-sidebar .rpscw-recentposts .rpscw-widgetp img {
    height: 100%;

    I will push a new update with this css change after few hours

    Plugin Author rajros


    Pushed new version 1.6
    Please update and check.

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