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Opinions TimThumb versus Get-the-Image

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  • Started 11 years ago by helgatheviking
  • Latest reply from perozzi
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  1. Anybody have any opinions on using timthumb to scrape thumbnails out of a post versus using get-the-image or even the new WP2.0 thumbnail feature?

    get-the-image and the WP feature let you select which image you'd like.. even if that image is not in the post.

    get-the-image is back-compatible for anybody who has a lot of thumbs in custom fields. not an issue for me right now.

    timthumb is totally automated and the blogger doesn't have to think about it at all. trouble w/ automation is then you lose some control.. and you are pretty much stuck w/ the first image. though i have adapted:

    to find the youtube thumbnail on an embedded video. so that makes it a bit cooler.

    i'm just curious to hear if anyone has any opinions... any considerations I am overlooking?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  2. I'm not all that familiar with Justin Tadlock's plug-in, but it looks like it defaults to the WordPress native featured image functionality whenever possible (if you set a post thumbnail for instance), and then goes to a second method if that's not there. That seems like the most elegant way to do it.

    I know he has that functionality built into Hybrid, so you may want to look at how he included it in that framework.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  3. perozzi

    hello helgatheviking,
    I'm trying to get timthumb working with youtube, too; can you share your solution?

    Thanks in advance :-)

    Posted 11 years ago #

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