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Image in Body, Featured Image, Slider Relationship

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  • #6056
    jrothra
    Member

    I have the slider set to use the featured image with excerpt because it looks better for what’s needed. However, there may be posts where we have an image within the body of the text. I have two questions:

    1. If we have such an image, will the slider use it even if I don’t designate a “featured” image?

    2. If I have one image in the body and choose another as the featured image, which one will the slider use?

    #33212

    Moved to Support. Please post in the correct section next time.

    #33213
    jrothra
    Member

    I posted in general because it’s not a “how do you do this” support question, but a question of curiosity.

    Since you moved it, though, do you have an answer?

    #33214
    Syahir Hakim
    Keymaster
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    1. If we have such an image, will the slider use it even if I don’t designate a “featured” image?

    2. If I have one image in the body and choose another as the featured image, which one will the slider use?

    Both depends on what setting you have in Graphene Options > Slider Options > Slider Image. You can also override this setting in the individual posts.

    #33215
    jrothra
    Member

    I’ve done tests and found that if an image is not specified as the “Featured image” when writing the post via the dashboard, then the slider shows a blank white space. This happens even if there is an image attached within the body of the post. This doesn’t help for those who may email in their post, hence skipping the dashboard and chance to put in the featured image.

    My goal was to be able to have the slider show the either:

    1. The featured image chosen via the dashboard when writing the post

    2. If #1 not done, then use an image included within the body

    3. If #2 none done, then use a specified default “catch-all” as the featured image.

    However, it seems that when using the slider with full-size image (i.e., the featured image slider), then the author must choose the featured image or else all you get is a blank white space. 🙁

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