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Hello,
I use Synapse.

Any settings I use in the section “Blog Options” -> “Default Layout Style” the thumbnails do not appear .

I tried to create with the plugin “Regenerate Thumbnail” but I have not had any results. I also tried the plugin “Auto Post Thmbnails” but I had no results.

On the main page of the blog, where you see the first 10 posts seem to me the images that I put in the article, but instead I want to show the thumbnail.

-> see my blog page: http://marketingautomatico.it/blog/

How should I do?

thanks
Hermes

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Hi, which blog layout are you using?
http://www.screencast.com/t/ezfCKHkT

Do you have “Show Post Thumbnails” checked?
http://www.screencast.com/t/qQOyGpMF

The plugin I recommend for regenerating thumbnails is called “Force Regenerate Thumbnails” (not sure if this is the one you have or not). http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/force-regenerate-thumbnails/

Are the thumbnails you’re referring to set as the “Featured Thumbnail”?

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I am using the third blog layout. But the problem is that the thumbnails do not appear in any blog layout, whatever I choose.

I selected “Show Post Thumbnails”.

I did not understand the last question: are you referring to the “Featured Images” in the post?

I moved my old site to this new domain, and I transferred all the old posts and the old images, changing links.

Not all posts are images in the “Images in evidence” but also in the post in which they appear, the thumbnail does not appear, however.

This is to the old post.

I have instead tried to write a new post and insert an image in the “Featured Images” on the page where there are articles now I get the thumbnails but the thumbnail appears with the image that I put in the article.
View here:  http://marketingautomatico.it

And I would avoid it: I would like the main page of the blog to appear only the thumbnails and the beginning of the article. In the article, instead, i want to appear only the photo and Not the thumbnail

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Sorry, the link to my blog is http://marketingautomatico.it/blog

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If you’ve inserted the images directly in your post, they will appear regardless of your selected blog layout style. At this point they are “embedded” in the content.

The blog layout style relies on the featured thumbnail. The best way to format your posts to achieve the layout is to use the “more” tag to define your cutoff point, or to add some content to the excerpt field of each post.

Are you trying to achieve the layout as shown here? http://themes.simplethemes.com/synapse/blog

If so, and you would like to PM me your WP login, I’ll be glad to set up a few posts in your blog as an example.

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Thanks for your kindness grin

What I want to do is take the first image inserted into the post and turn it in miniature.

What I did see is exactly the result that I want to get to the home page of the blog.
But then when I click on the thumbnail or the title and I will go inside the post, I would like to see the big picture first centered and not the thumbnail.

Is it possible?

I I’ve tried several plugins (Thumbnail For Excerpts, Auto Post Thumbnail, Thumbnail Post Hungred) but I always give the two images together (+ immage thumbnail in the post).

I noticed that for the first post does not fit the thumbnail visible while in the last post of home yes. Hardly does that?

However, I am writing you a PM with the login information to your blog grin Thanks

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I’m not sure I can detect the first image, resize it and all that, but I could probably come up with something that does that with the featured thumbnail. You’d have to edit each post and set the featured thumbnail and then delete it from your blog content.

Is this what you’re trying to achieve?
http://www.screencast.com/t/YmvdpSINJcV

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Yes. This is exactly what I’m trying to achieve.

Maybe I thought of a workaround: I use the function Featured Tumbnails and I delete the images inside the post.
So in the post you will only see the tumbnail: the problem could be solved if this could enlarge and center.

But by eliminating all images, there is some effect of the SEO perspective?

Thank you for your patience and willingness grin

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I think it’s important I explain some fundamentals before I go telling you to delete images from your posts.

First of all, in order to get that consistent blog look you’re after, you’ll want all your images to be the same aspect ratio. A square 1:1 thumbnail for a 16:9 image won’t look quite right. If you want to use featured thumbnails, I would suggest deciding on one aspect ratio and sticking to it.

That said, I know you’re migrating a bunch of existing content to a new theme, so you’ll have to make the choice and decide whether or not you want to update all (or at least your most recent) images and then stick with a standard moving forward.

So here are some solutions to those scenarios:

First of all you have two types of tags to display in your blog home (the_content or the_excerpt):

the_content will display freeform content however you enter it (with images and all). The only thing that dictates what displays on your blog home is wherever you split the content with the “more” tag. Wherever you split the content, your read more link will appear. Clicking the read more link will display the whole post in it’s entirety.

the_excerpt will display the first 55 characters or so, but will strip out any HTML tags such as images and links. The advantage here is you’ll have a more consistent look and feel because the leading content is roughly always the same length. Since images are stripped out, You can use featured thumbnails here if you like. Clicking the read more link will then display the whole post in it’s entirety (embedded images and all).

Using featured thumbnails typically implies a more strict standard of cropping and aspect ratios before posting a blog. The tradeoff here is more preparation in finding the right images, but having a nice consistent look and feel for all posts across your blog.

Going back across all posts and modifying images can be tedious, but worth it with a plan forward.

I’ve just updated Synapse to 2.4.5 which is largely based on your request and a little further thought in how featured thumbnails are intended to be used.

The new options in 2.4.5 allow you to choose whether your main blog should use:
the_content, the_excerpt, no_content (useful for gallery-style layouts) and whether or not to display the read more link.


Screenshot:


You can still choose a layout from the layout styles, which mainly display your posts in a set grid with attention to image alignment.

By editing the child theme’s functions.php (Apppearance → Editor → Functions.php) you can specify your image constraints. Look at the code sample below:

http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=UAYhkZMg
functions.php: http://cl.ly/code/192f1a110z2g

The first bit you’ll see define two new image sizes:
A 320px x 112px for your blog home and a 685px x 240px masthead image for single post view:

add_image_size( $name = 'blog_feature_intro', $width = 320, $height = 112, $crop = true );
add_image_size( $name = 'blog_feature_single', $width = 685, $height = 240, $crop = true );

The second bit uses the various hooks to display them in your blog home layout:

// Blog Home Images
function st_thumbsize() {
    $image='';

 if (is_home()) {
 $image = get_the_post_thumbnail($id, 'blog_feature_intro', array('class' => 'alignleft scale-with-grid'));
 }

 return $image;
}
add_filter( 'st_thumbnailer', 'st_thumbsize', 10, $image='' );

and in your single Post view:

// Single Post Images
function st_addSingleImage() {
 global $post;
 $image = get_the_post_thumbnail($id, 'blog_feature', array('class' => 'pages aligncenter scale-with-grid'));

 if (is_single()) {
 echo $image;
 }
}
add_action('st_before_content','st_addSingleImage',1);


Notice the comments:
You can calculate your sizes using the Aspect Ratio Calculator
http://andrew.hedges.name/experiments/aspect_ratio/

Don’t forget to regenerate your thumbnails.
You can use the ‘Force Regenerate Thumbnails’ plugin
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/force-regenerate-thumbnails/

I suggest you play around with a few posts and see what works best for you. As you mentioned in your previous post, the featured thumbnail was showing in your single Post view twice. This is because your image is both embedded in the content and the featured thumbnail. If you wanted to remove the featured thumbnail from single Post view, you could simply use:

// Single Post Images
function st_addSingleImage() {
 return;
}
add_action('st_before_content','st_addSingleImage',1);


Hope this helps.

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Uauhhh ...
Thank you very much for your reply.

I do not know English very well and I’m not a programmer, so I have to re-read some passages well. Now I study everything and if there is anything that is unclear to me, I write it here (hoping not to abuse your patience grin )

Thanks again
Ermes

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Hello,
I tried to follow your instructions.

Now inside the post is no longer displayed the tumbnail. Perfect.

But, there are other big problems : on the home page of the blog you can see the tumbnail and also the photo for each item (rather my intention is to display only the tumbnail in the Home, in the Excerpt of the post; and display only the picture in the post) .

The problem is that the options that you entered in the new version
[- Full Content (the_content)
  - Post Excerpt (the_excerpt)
  - No Content (useful for gallery style layouts)]

do not work well.

I do not know if I’m wrong some passage.

But if I choose, for example, “Post Excerpt” actually makes me an Excerpt only if I choose “Default Layout Style” 1, 4 or 6.
In the other layout instead retains all the HTML, with links and image placed in the post and;

also even if I select “Display Read More Link”, it makes me see all the full article, or to the point where I have manually entered the tag “More”.

If you want , you can opt in in my blog (access pass send through PM)

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If you want , you can opt in in my blog (access pass send through PM)

That would probably be best. Feel free to PM me.

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I’ve just struck the same problem, in that only default styles 1, 4 or 6 work properly as far as showing the “Continue Reading” Link. I was attempting to use style 3, and what I got was the entire post for the first post, then the rest of the posts (in full) in two columns underneath it. Not what I expected at all.

Is there a fix for this in the works?

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Hi @mnash. This is a quite lengthy topic and I’m not sure I follow what you’re asking. Would you mind posting a new topic and tell me how I might reproduce the issue you’re encountering?