Problems with Custom Thumbnail Image

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cspowers
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Problems with Custom Thumbnail Image

Post by cspowers » 10 Feb 2012, 14:04

Greetings,

I've got a sandbox site that I'm using to kick the tires of buddypress and am using suffusions with the buddypack. Wordpress, BuddyPress, and Suffusion are all updated to the most recent levels.

My problem has to do with thumbnail images on single page, full posts.

Under "Other Graphical Elements"-> "Layout: Excerpt / List / Tile / Mosaic / Full"->"Thumbnail Settings" I have:
"Show Thumbnails for Full Content" set to "Display Thumbnails, If Available"
"Image Preference Order" Set To:
1 image specified through custom thumbnail field
2 image attached to the post
3 embedded URL in post
4 Native WP 3.0 Featured image
5 Image specified through custom featured image field

On the site, I have two classes of images for posts
featured images are 850x250 images that fit well in the featured content slider
thumbnail images which are always square.

So some posts will have both a featured image which I am specifying through the native WP 3.0 featured image widget in the post editor and a thumbnail image which I am setting using the custom thumbnail image field.

The featured content slide works great. It always pulls the featured image associated with the post.

But when I go to the single post page for a post, there is space for the thumbnail image. but the image that is displayed there is the featued image scaled down to 200px wide (which is the size I have specified for thumbnails).

If I remove the featured image for the post, then nothing displays for a featured image and no space is reserved for it.

I have checked and double checked the URL that I have specified in the thumbnail field. If I cut and paste it to another browser tab, the image is loaded just fine into the browser window.

So I'm at a loss as to why it's not showing up as a thumbnail.

The bottom line is that the only time I can get a thumbnail image to show up is when I use a featured image. But the feature image is the wrong size and proportions to be useful as a thumbnail.

I am using suffusion as a child theme and am using the minima skin. I've got the bylines and meta info showing up as a single line just above the post and below the title.

At this point I have no idea what to check or even look for. Any suggestions?

sayontan
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Re: Problems with Custom Thumbnail Image

Post by sayontan » 10 Feb 2012, 16:15

That is how it is supposed to behave. In your full posts the only image you can display automatically is the native featured image. Unless you programmatically change the size of the image retrieved that is what you will see. If you want to show your custom-defined thumbnail there is a small piece of PHP code you can write.

mijowe1
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Re: Problems with Custom Thumbnail Image

Post by mijowe1 » 18 Dec 2014, 00:15

i need a little help i embedded a url in to my page

<object data="http://sprigsandtwigs.co.za/autumn/?pos ... play=month" width="”810″" height="”1024″"> <embed src="http://sprigsandtwigs.co.za/autumn/?pos ... play=month" width="”810″" height="”1024″" /> </embed></object>

but it is not using the size 810 x 1024

http://sprigsandtwigs.co.za/autumn/?page_id=29

drake
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Re: Problems with Custom Thumbnail Image

Post by drake » 21 Dec 2014, 10:30

You use fancy quotes from Word or something [”] while in any code is required to use only text quotes ["].

mijowe1
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Re: Problems with Custom Thumbnail Image

Post by mijowe1 » 23 Dec 2014, 21:19

drake wrote:You use fancy quotes from Word or something [”] while in any code is required to use only text quotes ["].

i was just using what i found on google could you show me an example

mbrsolution
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Re: Problems with Custom Thumbnail Image

Post by mbrsolution » 23 Dec 2014, 21:29

Hi mijowe1 simply type the following code as it is.

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<object width="810" height="1024" data="http://sprigsandtwigs.co.za/autumn/events/">
Regards

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