Support » Plugin: Media Library Assistant » WP Native Thumbnail not showing with the Image Shortcode in Posts Table Pro

  • I use the Posts Table Pro plugin, and after installing the Media Library Assistant plugin the image column in my tables will only display the selected “featured image” for an attachment/media file. If I don’t select a featured image that column is now empty. Previously the WP native thumbnail was automatically shown in the image column.

    The issue is that if I upload hundreds of images at once, I have to manually go in and edit each one by setting the image as the featured image.

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  • Plugin Author David Lingren

    (@dglingren)

    Thanks for your report and for the link to the (free version) of “Posts Table with Search & Sort”. I have no experience with this plugin but I will try to investigate further.

    It looks like the thumbnail/image column is only available in the Pro version and is not available in the free version. I hope you understand that I cannot afford to purchase premium themes and plugins simply to support my own free plugin. I will start a topic in their support forum and see if they will give me a copy of the Pro version for resolving this topic.

    You wrote “The issue is that if I upload hundreds of images at once, I have to manually go in and edit each one by setting the image as the featured image.” Does that mean that Posts Table Pro is automatically setting the “WP native thumbnail” of a new image as the Featured Image of a post when the image is uploaded? When you write “edit each one” are you editing posts or Media Library items?

    Perhaps this will become clear if I can get some hands-on experience with the plugin, but any additional details you can provide will be helpful. Thanks for your patience and your interest in the plugin.

    Plugin Author David Lingren

    (@dglingren)

    I am happy to report that the Posts Table Pro developers have given me a complimentary copy so I can work on this issue, responding to the topic I raised in their support forum:

    Plugin Conflict with Media Library Assistant

    I have installed and activated the plugin and ran a quick test. Everything seems to be working fine on my site.

    Can you post an update and respond to my earlier questions?

    You wrote “The issue is that if I upload hundreds of images at once, I have to manually go in and edit each one by setting the image as the featured image.” Does that mean that Posts Table Pro is automatically setting the “WP native thumbnail” of a new image as the Featured Image of a post when the image is uploaded? When you write “edit each one” are you editing posts or Media Library items?

    If you can give me the steps you followed that cause the problem I can investigate further. Thanks for any additional details.

    Thread Starter lbeckley

    (@lbeckley)

    Thanks for looking into this for me. It appears I’ve incorrectly called for “image” when I have to call for “content” for native thumbnails to show in Posts Table Pro.

    It looks like I need Imagick, ImagMagick, and Ghostscript to fix my other issues. We just switched to WP Engine as our host earlier this year. Do I just email WP Engine support and they should install those for me?

    Thanks again!

    Plugin Author David Lingren

    (@dglingren)

    Thanks for your update. I am not sure I understand what you mean by “It appears I’ve incorrectly called for “image” when I have to call for “content” for native thumbnails to show in Posts Table Pro.” It looks like you have resolved your problem, though; is that right?

    You wrote “It looks like I need Imagick, ImagMagick, and Ghostscript to fix my other issues.” These components are part of most WordPress installations now. They are used for a number of tasks, including generating thumbnail images for PDF documents. Your hosting company should be able to do this for you or advise on the steps you must follow to install them.

    I am marking this topic resolved, but please update it if you are having any other conflicts between MLA and Posts Table Pro.

    Thread Starter lbeckley

    (@lbeckley)

    Hi Dave,

    I am having another issue with Posts Table Pro since activating the Media Library Assistant plugin. It looks like any media/attachments uploaded after installing the Library plugin are not included in the taxonomy count column number (see screenshot link below). If I click on “0” under Count, it will pull up the same two items that you see when you click on the “2” under Attachments.

    Screenshot

    Notes:

    • I found that any media/attachment not reflected in this taxonomy count column will have their taxonomy missing in the filter drop-downs in Posts Table Pro tables.
    • The one exception is if another media/attachment file – tagged with the same taxonomy – is accurately reflected in the taxonomy count, then selecting that taxonomy in the Posts Table Pro filter drop-down will accurately filter to all files with that taxonomy (even those missing from the count column).
    • If all the media/attachments with that specific taxonomy are new, and therefore not reflected in the count column number, then that taxonomy will be missing from the filter drop-down list (despite those files accurately showing up in the table).`

    Thank you,
    Lauren

    Plugin Author David Lingren

    (@dglingren)

    Thanks for your update and the detailed description of the new issue you’ve encountered.

    It would help to know if the problem is affecting all taxonomies or if not, which taxonomies are affected. Your screen shot does not show the context around the entry, e.g., the taxonomy name.

    I will investigate the issue. Thanks for any additional details you can provide.

    Thread Starter lbeckley

    (@lbeckley)

    Here are two additional screenshots, both showing an expanded view of the page:
    Att. Category
    Labels

    I tested adding a new category under “att. category” and applied that taxonomy to the same files (see screenshot above). We already created hundreds of custom taxonomy through the PODS plugin, prior to installing Media Library Assistant, so the taxonomy with the issues appears to be those. Are we going to have to recreate all of those taxonomies under “att. category” or is there a workaround to make the other custom taxonomies function correctly with the Media Library Assistant plugin?

    Thank you,
    Lauren

    Plugin Author David Lingren

    (@dglingren)

    Thanks for your additional details; very helpful. I searched the WordPress Repository for the “PODS plugin” and found Pods – Custom Content Types and Fields; is this the plugin you are using?

    I looked at the PODS User Guide How to Create a Custom Taxonomy page. In the “Advanced Options” section it says:

    See the WordPress codex for the register_taxonomy() function for more information about the options available in the “Advanced Options” and “Admin UI” tabs.

    In the Codex page you will find this register_taxonomy() option:

    ‘update_count_callback’ – (callable) Works much like a hook, in that it will be called when the count is updated. Default _update_post_term_count() for taxonomies attached to post types, which confirms that the objects are published before counting them. Default _update_generic_term_count() for taxonomies attached to other object types, such as users.

    Without looking at the PODS source code I cannot be sure, but I believe your taxonomies use the default _update_post_term_count() callback. This must be changed to _update_generic_term_count() to work properly with attachments.

    Your best course of action would be to check with the PODS support team to verify this and see how to fix it. I will leave this topic unresolved until I hear back from you regarding your work with them. Let them know I am happy to help if I can.

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