Where’d My Featured Image Go???

Been playing around with this one all day.

There are thousands of themes out there for WordPress.  Some have done a much better job staying updated with all of WordPress’ capabilities… some don’t.  In this case, one theme in particular had the Featured Image coding missing… and then some.

Here’s the short version of the long support article: go to functions.php and search for


In that section, you should see something similar to

//Use Featured Images.
add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’, array( ‘product’, ‘post’, ‘page’, ‘movie’ ) );

In my case, all but the ‘page’, ‘movie’) arguments were missing.  Since I’m using WooCommerce, as well as wanting the images to show up in posts, I added the ‘product’ and ‘post’ requirements.  But you’re not done yet.

In order to have them show up in posts you need to edit the single.php.  I personally think the Featured Image looks better below the content of the post so I’m going to add the request to post the image afterward the content, not before, as you may see with other themes. Should look something like this:

<?php the_content(); ?>
<?php the_post_thumbnail( ‘single-post-thumbnail’ ); ?>

Hope this helps someone!

Posted in WooCommerce, WordPress

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