Additional option for the selection of the article picture

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    Hi all, thanks a lot for your work and your theme!

    I’m a beginner with WordPress and was lucky to find a theme where I can set up so many features.

    And here is one more feature I would like to have (as I use the German version I’m not sure what are the correct filed names, but I try to translate it):

    There are currently two options for the selection of the thumbnail shown with a post on the page where you have an overview about all last posts:

    activate or deactivate the automatic selection of the first picture in the post as thumbnail

    Here I would like to have the additional possibility: If a picture was manually selected as thumbnail for this post, take the selected, if no picture was selected, take the first one as thumbnail.

    I like the automatic selection, but from time to time I would like to select not the first picture of the post as thumbnail.

    Would be great to find this option in future versions!


    Cryout Creations Team

    First off, the “Post Excerpts on Home / Archive and Category Pages” need to be set to “Excerpt” and the “Featured Images as POST Thumbnails” and “Auto Select Images From Posts” options need to be enabled.

    Then this is how the theme behaves:

    • on a post with featured image but no images inside, the featured image will be displayed
    • on a post with featured image and more images inside, the feature image will be displayed
    • on a post without featured image but with images inside, the first image from the content will be displayed
    • on a post without featured image and no images inside, no image will be displayed

    This way you have automatic post images (when you have images inside the post), which you can also override as you wish through the “featured image”.

    So  I do not believe that this behaviour needs any change.

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    Bjarke Nielsen

    I followed your instructions and had to add this to functions.php to activate thumbnails on pages:

    add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’, array( ‘post’ ) );
    add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’, array( ‘page’ ) );
    I still don’t see thumbnail on posts ( only on pages).

    Any hints?


    Cryout Creations Team

    The theme already supports post thumbnails. You can delete those lines as they don’t do what you think they’ll do. Then tell us under ‘Featured Images Settings’ what settings you have and also show us a link to your site so we can check it out ourselves.

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