Screencast on how to add thumbnails to web2feel themes.

Since the release of WordPress 2.9, themes released by web2feel are using a new feature to enable thumbnails on featured posts and post excerpts etc.  Earlier we have been using the Timthumb script from  Darrenhoyt.com. This involved creating a customfield and applying the required image url to it. But with the release of WordPress 2.9 we have a  new feature called the_post_thumbnail feature. This enables us to add a thumbnail image to any of our post from the post editor itself. Yes, we do not need to use any customfields anymore.  I have relied on this feature on my new themes like Multichrome , Gamerpress, Pristilo etc.This feature will be used on all new themes from web2feel.com.

It is very very easy to enable thumbnails using this new feature , but since it is a new feature some users are confused how to do this. I have been getting many emails asking how to enable thumbnails on these latest themes. So I decided to go ahead and create a small screencast on how to do this. You can watch it below.

[ I have not made any screencasts before. I took an hour or so to make a 3 min screencast with so many outtakes..lol. Hope I was coherent and it was helpful to you]

  • Andronic

    hi there and greate job, for me was very useful, i will use one of your wonderful theme , and i will add a link to your web page hope to increase your visitors, by the way , i know our time is very precious , in the future if you will add a post how to add a link to a external url from the post thumbimage and how to add the “Read More –>” to a post, best regards

  • Andronic

    hi there and greate job, for me was very useful, i will use one of your wonderful theme , and i will add a link to your web page hope to increase your visitors, by the way , i know our time is very precious , in the future if you will add a post how to add a link to a external url from the post thumbimage and how to add the “Read More –>” to a post, best regards

  • Hey jinsona, thanx a bunch for this tutorial 🙂 this infinite times much easier than using the “custom fields” 😀

  • Hey jinsona, thanx a bunch for this tutorial 🙂 this infinite times much easier than using the “custom fields” 😀

  • Hi Jinsona,

    Thumbnail is terrific, could do it in the first place and thanks for your themes, have tried them some. But this theme is a bit confusing to me as I could not show menus beside home even categories have been set up and reupdated. How do I show the menus ? thanks a lot.

  • Hi Jinsona,

    Thumbnail is terrific, could do it in the first place and thanks for your themes, have tried them some. But this theme is a bit confusing to me as I could not show menus beside home even categories have been set up and reupdated. How do I show the menus ? thanks a lot.

  • Awesome tutorial, helps a lot. And if I may, I must say you have one heck of a cool sounding voice.

  • Awesome tutorial, helps a lot. And if I may, I must say you have one heck of a cool sounding voice.

  • civ

    Hello the tutorial help a lot but my post site does not give me he option to post thumbnails that link is not there. I have the yestilo theme. I have no clue what to do and my webhost does not know php codes. Can you PLEASE help I’m loosing my mind.

    Thank a bunch

  • civ

    Hello the tutorial help a lot but my post site does not give me he option to post thumbnails that link is not there. I have the yestilo theme. I have no clue what to do and my webhost does not know php codes. Can you PLEASE help I’m loosing my mind.

    Thank a bunch

  • tjohn

    Hi,
    thanks for the awesome tutorial, helps a lot.
    Use Yestilo on WP Ver 2.92, but the post Thumbnail link does not show up. Do we have to install the newest version of Yestilo to get it working?

    Thanks
    Tom

  • archi-sketch

    is it also can be applied for scarlet theme?

  • dx

    NO POST THUMBNAILS OPTION showing on our end!
    this video doesn't help. i also noticed noone replies here at all.

  • lm

    me too – looks easy in this video, and i do like the themes, but i have Wp 2.9.2 and there is no section to add a thumbnail like it shows in this vid. i am stumped

  • sameer

    the option thumbnail is available in some themes only(kodzilla), and i checked with some others, not available!, any idea?

  • jinsona

    The post thumbnail option shown in the screencast is available only on latest themes. That is ten themes from Multichrome onwards.

    Old themes use the customfield method with timthumb script.

  • Waffle

    The screencast can change automatically? whitout press the button.
    Thanks

  • Waffle

    Sorry, the question is: can change the images automatically? whitout press the button?
    Sorry for my english
    Thanks

  • Waffle

    the slide images

  • Same here… I am using WordPress 2.9.2 and the theme Scarlett and I don't have the post thumbnail in the right sidebar of the admin as you are showing…

  • We will have it for the gamezine also? Please!

  • @jinsona
    tried to preview using prowess theme but it seem all the pictures I had were stretched automatically and all look awkward. What is the exact picture size that we should set ?

  • sorry misplaced the questions, should be on the Prowess theme.

  • sorry misplaced the questions, should be on the Prowess theme.

  • Avi

    cheers great job! i am using the wordpress 2.9.2 but there is no option of POST THUMBNAIL. in the right hand side. Why could this be?? 🙁

  • Avi

    Hi I added the
    add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );

    in function.php so the post thumbnails option now shows in my posts. But sadly enough, even after trying everything, my still do not show the thumbnails…. please help

    website is http://news.somaliland.si

  • a great tutorial, This proves you really care about your customers.

  • cheifjustice321

    Does Multichrome work well with WP 2.7? or it is only for 2.9?

  • Small Biz PA

    Yes I have the same problem, please help………………..

  • Nelsongraph

    hola, tengo el theme raceclan
    pero no me aparece la opcion post thumbail
    como puedo habilitarla
    perdon por mi ingles.

  • Nelsongraph

    hello, I have the theme raceclan
    but I get the option to post thumbail
    how I can enable
    sorry for my English.

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  • Hi! I have a new installation of wordpress 3, and I'm not absolutely able to figure out to make Solarpress work! I don't know why the add thumbnail box doesn't show, and I'm not able to make the cuber work! :(((
    I've watched the screencast, and added the custom field “slide”, but there'snothing to do!
    I'm nearly desperate, I love your theme!!!

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    here a reference from wordpress, http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/t

  • Merci pour toutes les informations concernant l'insertion d'image dans le thème

  • Special K

    Hey jinsona love your templates but a problem, saw the video and I have question,

    I'm using wp3.0 and your stargaze template how can I make a resent post show thumbnails without making it a feature post?

    The feature and thumbnail function seems tied together. In another video explaining the process I noticed a thumbnail tab inside the image install screen, now I see feature image tab inside this video, what is the story here?

  • Panafff

    Use separate categories

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  • Chris

    I as well as others do not have a set thumbnail option, I have WordPress 3.0 and its not there.

  • Mpaese

    My theme is Calypso, and I can't show any of these thumbs. The Chrome sets there's a wrong parameter at timthumb. There is some conflict with plugins, or there is some plugin that I have to install to work everything properly? Thanks.

  • Trinarchb

    Awesome theme! I am having trouble setting up the thumbnails. i set the featured image to 300×231 and click on set featured image. i see it on my admin page but it doesnt show on the site. what do i do?

  • Mob

    your templates are awsomely beautifullll!

  • Senthilnathan

    how to set the TEMPLATE PATH in index.php file

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