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#1 kingdomengineer

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 09:09 PM

Hello, I've recently installed the WP-Post_Thumbnail plugin and I can't seem to find where I need to go in order to configure it.

I've followed the directions below for importing and providing a URL link for the photo, but I cannot find under settings where to set the defaults for 200x200 Dimensions, Assign to Custom Key, JPEG Quality Parameter, and Default Thumbnail???

"All you need to do to make thumbs work is create a custom field called 'thumb' with a value set to the URL of a 200px by 200px thumbnail image. The plugin we've included is simply a utility to help you do this. (If you have problems any solution will work.)

To setup wp-post-thumbnail for this theme you will need to go under the settings for this in the WP admin under settings. Set "default thumbnail" to "no default", and set a preset to a dimension of 200px by 200px, and set 'assign to custom key' to the word thumb.

If you've set your defaults correctly this will add a custom field called 'thumb' to the post with the URl of the cropped image. Publish your post and your thumb should be there."


I've looked all throughout the WP Admin area and cannot find these fields anywhere, especially under "Settings".

Thumbnails work if I upload a 200x200 file, but that kind of defeats the purpose of doing it in one place.

Thx for your help.

Randall

#2 arpowers

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 10:34 PM

I've looked all throughout the WP Admin area and cannot find these fields anywhere, especially under "Settings".

There should be a menu under 'settings' created by WP-Post-Thumbnail where these setting are added.

Is it not there?

The menu is titled "WP-Post-Thumbnail"

#3 kingdomengineer

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 10:40 PM

No... it's not there. That's where I thought it would be!

#4 arpowers

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 11:48 PM

weird. did you try deactivating/reactivating the plugin? Maybe uploading the plugin again?

#5 kingdomengineer

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 12:19 AM

Actually, yes. I've already thought that route and completed it. Didn't know what change I was looking for... but now that I know for sure since you told me... it's not there. I'm self-hosting with GoDaddy with PHP 5.0, and the latest version of WP 2.8.6. My "Settings" are as follows from the bottom up: XML SiteMap WP Super Cache Page Navi LJ Custom Menu Links Intense Debate FlickrRSS Link Checker All In One SEO Share/Save Buttons Misc. From Misc on up is standard I believe! When is the next WP update coming out? I believe I read somewhere that the next update will have something similar to this plugin? Am I the only one having this problem?

#6 kingdomengineer

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 02:29 PM

Any other suggestions here? Thx

#7 arpowers

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 08:34 PM

I haven't heard about this particular issue yet; but you're not the only one with issues on this plugin. We would have replaced the plugin if there was a better one available. Yes, the 2.9 update has a function called 'wp_post_image()' that should become the new solution. Although we haven't looked into how we'll implement it yet.

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 04:39 PM

I was just checking in on this. I can't seem to get the plug-in to work at all if it is simply Select/Crop/Save Thumb/Update post. I get a custom field generated: wppt_preset3 and the URL it created for the crop, but it never shows up on my main blog page. Am I supposed to change the field to 'thumb' after it generates it? (I've seen no instruction that says so) That's my work around right now!

#9 Jackey

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:35 PM

In the "WP Post Thumbnail options" you can change the preset1 to be 200x200 pixels with the custom key "thumb". That should set you up prepared.

#10 arpowers

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 11:42 PM

Also, as soon as WP 2.9 is out; say goodbye to this plugin.