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Would love some direction for listing featured image instead of lists

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  • Started 3 years ago by mrmikeman
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  1. mrmikeman
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    Hi, I have been researching a lot to try and learn how to make a child theme from thematic that is similar to
    http://www.wpzoom.com/themes/videozoom/

    Im hoping to instead of listing posts like the look in most themes, to instead show its Featured image, much like the link I have above.
    So im hoping I might get some direction on this, iv researched the get post thumb things and all that but its out of my league. hope theres some somewhat simpler ways through thematic

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. well i wouldn't say 'simpler' if the post image thing is out of your league. thematic is uber powerful, and not to scare you off, but there IS a learning curve.

    here is the definitive article on featured images:
    http://justintadlock.com/archives/2009/11/16/everything-you-need-to-know-about-wordpress-2-9s-post-image-feature

    then make sure you know how to set up child theme:
    http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/wordpress-how-to-easily-create-a-thematic-child-theme

    then maybe you can start browsing around in the thematic/library/extension/content-extensions.php file. all the guts of thematic live in the extensions folder (almost) and anytime I want to change something in my child theme I go there and see where it is coming from.

    for instance in your case, maybe you want to change the excerpt so that it only has thumbnails? you might take a look at what is generating the markup for the excerpts... and it would be thematic_content(). and to change it you'd either filter it or use the override function that is just above it.

    that should get you started i hope and you can come back with more specific questions.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. mrmikeman
    Member

    thanks a lot helgatheviking that was very good advice and i appreciate it, as i start digging around like you said im sure ill have some specific questions when i get stuck. Thanks again!

    Posted 3 years ago #

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