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Thumbnail Images for Blog Posts

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July 25, 2016 - 10:09 am
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Hi all,

I’ve finished the Wordpress/Magento course and all seems to be going ok, except one thing;

I’ve added the wide featured image as per video course – so that when I’m viewing an actual post, the image is a wide banner at the top.

However, on the blog home, where you see the list of posts, they all have a small square image which is just a centred, cropped version of the rectangular featured image. This looks a bit silly as it’s often hard to make the same image work in both scenarios.

Has anyone else experienced this?

If you look on the UnderstandingE blog, you’ll see a list of blog titles, excerpts and wide images for each. How do I achieve that look??

Many thanks,

Fae - UE
August 10, 2016 - 6:59 am

Hi Bill,

I have spoken to Dave regarding this, and we have both agreed that the ‘featured image’ functionality varies from theme to theme, if when you add an image to the featured image section of your post and it looks like that, then perhaps trying to do a code change is worth a shot.


Fae - UE
August 10, 2016 - 7:00 am

Also Bill,

Have you already tried this?

<reference name="">
<block type="wordpress/post_view" name="bannerslider" template="wordpress/post/banner.phtml">

Or if not you may also want to try this for your banner image:

getFeaturedImage()): ?>
[Image Can Not Be Found]”/>

Let me know if it works.



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