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Jon Asked: How to add thumbnails above post on the THiCK theme



I was asked by a reader:

I’m using the THiCK theme for my new design blog. I noticed you were able to add thumbnail images above your blog posts on the home page. What would I need to do to enable this on my blog?

Well Jon, this can be done very simple, since the theme is already using the Tim Thumb script.

What you will need to do is find in your index.php file, the second loop. Which you can find on line 40.

<?php query_posts('offset=1&showposts=' . get_option('woo_other_entries') . '&cat=-' . $GLOBALS['ex_asides'] ); ?>

<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>	

	<div class="post">
		<h2><a title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title(); ?>" href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
		<div class="post-meta"><?php the_time('j/m/y'); ?> <span>|</span> <?php comments_popup_link('0 Comments', '1 Comment', '% Comments'); ?></div>
		<?php the_excerpt(); ?>

<?php endwhile; ?>

Now we are going to add in the code. At line 43 we are going to add:

<?php if (get_option('woo_resize')) { // Check if we should use the image resizer ?>
                    <a title="Continue reading this entry..." href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark"><img src="<?php echo bloginfo('template_url'); ?>/thumb.php?src=<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, "image", $single = true); ?>&amp;h=80&amp;w=280&amp;zc=1&amp;q=90" alt="<?php the_title(); ?>" /></a>
                <?php } else { ?>
                    <a title="Continue reading this entry..." href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark"><img src="<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, "image", $single = true); ?>" alt="<?php the_title(); ?>" /></a>
                <?php } ?>

That’s it, just make sure that in the THiCK options panel you choose the “resize” option, or the image might break the layout. Or you may change the this code: $post->ID, "image", to: $post->ID, "image_thumb", and use a separate image for the lower blog.

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  1. Jon Engle

    February 11, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Thanks for the post! I’m going to try this out this afternoon.

    • frosty

      February 11, 2009 at 1:54 pm

      Absolutely, let me know how it goes!

  2. Thomas

    February 20, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I tried this but the the image double up the main featured article. So I have the Large image and then the smaller thumbnail under it. Both lead to the same entry.

  3. Thomas

    February 21, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Nevermind, I was inserting on the wrong line. Looks like it was Line 45 for me.

    • frosty

      February 21, 2009 at 7:17 pm

      Oh, Sorry about that. Maybe I shouldn’t write what line it may be on.
      Hope it works out! Just remember to look for the correct php code as well.

  4. cesar

    February 22, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    thanks for the post.
    I don’t know much about code, and I’m having the same problem of Thomas.
    Could you show the exacto point to insert the code?


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    March 20, 2009 at 7:21 am

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  6. Adrian Vianna

    March 31, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Worked out nicely. I have another questions where would we go to do this on the actual category post in this theme.

  7. Adrian Vianna

    March 31, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Oh I got it. I added the same code in the first loop to the archives.php and you got a thumbnail for your category post.

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Add additional meta boxes to Hybrid Theme



At the time of writing this post I have Theme Hybrid as my parent theme, and am using a custom version of Hybrid News that Justin Tadlock offers to the public.

Well I want to tell you how you can add additional custom meta boxes to your child theme’s running the Hybrid Theme.

In your child function.php file just add the following to create a new post meta box:

* Add additional post meta boxes
* by WPCult
function wpcult_post_meta_boxes($meta_boxes) {
	$meta_boxes['image'] = array(
		'name' => 'image',
		'default' => '',
		'title' => __('Image:'),
		'type' => 'text',
		'show_description' => false,
		'description' => __('Please use a full size image, larger than 500px (this photo will dynamically re-size itself!'),
	return $meta_boxes;
add_filter('hybrid_post_meta_boxes', 'wpcult_post_meta_boxes');

This will create a custom meta box called Image, and will create a custom field with the id of image.

Additionally you can create this on pages as well by copy/paste and replacing “post_meta_box” with “page_meta_box” every where inside the function.

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Working on a new theme called WordCult



So I have been really busy, and haven’t been able to put up a new post since I got back from WordCamp Denver.

WordCult Screenshot

WordCult Screenshot

Working on some clients site’s and also a WordPress theme!

I have finished about 80% of the theme which is based off my current theme located on my personal blog site: TheFrosty. TheFrosty is using version 0.1 of the theme, which has many faults and bugs. I have fixed many of them, and probably added a few others.

In version 0.2 I’ve added a new jQuery “featured posts” loader and the option for sticky posts. I have also fixed a lot of CSS errors, it should W3C comply :).

Also in the newer version I have tried to add more to the admin panel, in ways of options.

If you would like to download this theme and test it out before I release it to the community please let me know. I would love to get some feedback or ideas on what you’ve got to say. Just use the contact form or send me a message on Twitter.

Download it:

Download Version 0.3

Once you’ve got the theme..

Let me know what you think! Leave you comments and feedback. I am also trying to get a forum up on the site as well.

Update for 0.2:

I’ve updated my personal site: TheFrosty to the latest version of WordCult (0.2). I’ve already found some small bugs and CSS fixes that need to be taken care of. Also I don’t think that the Adsense display is working correctly.
If you’ve noticed any issues please contact me or leave a comment.


Update for 0.2.1:

The new version, 0.2.1 brings in some integration from Justin Tadlocks Widgets Reloaded plugin. It’s fully integrated into the theme. So you’ll notice some widgets disappear and be replaced by others. If you need to get them back Justin makes a plugin that will “release” the old widgets on your new theme install.


Update: 0.3

Get the newest version of WordCult, download Version 0.3 from this page.

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Fixing plugins not compatible with hybrid 0.4.2



Hey everyone, as you may have noticed I have a running on the site. While everything almost everything moved over smoothly, there was an issue with how my parent theme striped text in typography. This caused some plugins, like cformsII to not be allowed to print to the screen. Justin had helped to find a fix to filter the hybrid_typography function.

Originally this function filtered out and changed some text that would not validate as XHTML. This had to be removed by running a new function in the child theme’s function.php file.

add_action('init', 'remove_typography');

function remove_typography() {
	remove_filter('the_content', 'hybrid_typography', 11);
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