Featured Image for category-archive pages?

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  • #54622
    verbaljam
    Power User

    Is it possible to assign a featured image to a category archive page? If yes: how?
    Many thanks in advance.
    PS: I’m using the Anima theme.

    Website: arnoudhugo.nl

    • This topic was modified 4 years ago by verbaljam.
    #54696
    Zed
    Cryout Creations mastermind

    WordPress does not include functionality to assign featured images to categories, but this might be possible using plugins.


    If you like our creations, help us share by rating them on WordPress.org.
    Please check the available documentation and search the forums before starting a topic.
    #54774
    verbaljam
    Power User

    Thank you for your answer. I indeed tried two plugins, ‘Category Featured Images – Extended’and ‘Categories Images’. In the admin area they work ok, but no category images are shown when I display a category page. Maybe the plugins are overruled by the Anima theme?

    Website: arnoudhugo.nl

    #54868
    Zed
    Cryout Creations mastermind

    Since such functionality does not exist by default, it really depends on how those plugins achieve displaying the category’s featured image.
    Don’t they come with some kind of instructions for what modifications are necessary?


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    #54950
    verbaljam
    Power User

    Hi Zed, thank you for your patience. 😉
    The only install instructions that come with ‘Category Featured Images Extended’ for instance, are:

    Install and activate the plugin
    DE-ACTIVATE CATEGORY FEATURED IMAGES IF ACTIVATED
    Go to “Posts/Categories”
    Edit a category
    Set the category featured image
    Go to “Settings/Category Featured Images Extended” to set fallback options.

    The instruction to deactivate featured images puzzles me, because activation of featured images is why I installed the plugin in the first place. And I can’t even find the place where to do this.

    Of course I don’t expect you to give support on this particular plugin(s), but I’m wondering why they are not working with your Anima theme. I also had problems with adding custom fields plugins. Does a theme need some extra features for that?
    And why does the plugin seems to work in the backend and not in the frontend?

    Website: arnoudhugo.nl

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