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Featured Image?

Posted: June 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm


Ted Karlsalr

June 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Hi there,
What is the function of “Featured Image”? Where does it add the image? What would be the size?
Cheers,


Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

June 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Hey Ted–

The Featured Image is a bit of a misnomer just because it is backported functionality from the forthcoming Event Espresso 3.2. In 3.1.x, Featured Image just refers to the image that appears in the calendar and only if images are set to display in the calendar in your calendar settings (Espresso Calendar 2.0+).


Ted Karlsalr

June 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Thanks Chris, will it function well in new version? What would be the best dimension for these images?


Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

June 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Currently smaller is better but mostly just for loading time. In 3.2 (assuming the functionality works as it was originally mapped out and is ready when we release it) the featured image will display in the event as well as the event list.


Chris Reynolds

  • Support Staff

June 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm

(Of course I say smaller is better, but it depends on the size of your calendar, really. However ~150px square would probably work best.)


Ted Karlsalr

June 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Thanks Chris, I may give it a try.

Cheers,


Jeremy Krause

July 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I had the same question.. and this may help other coders. You can reference the image using $event_meta[‘event_thumbnail_url’] in your own event_list_display templates.


Ann

July 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Having an issue with the Featured Image bit. I upload an image, save it – make sure images are enabled on my calendar – but it doesn’t show up anywhere? Am I not using it correctly?


Josh

  • Support Staff

July 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Hi Ann,

Make sure you have the very latest versions of Event Espresso and the calendar add-on installed.


Josh

  • Support Staff

July 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Hi Ann,

Make sure you have the very latest versions of Event Espresso and the calendar add-on installed.


Ann

July 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm

yes to both. Just downloaded it yesterday…event-espresso.3.1.24.2.P and calendar version espresso-calendar.2.0.3

It is strange, cause when I click upload Featured Image the resulting screen doesn’t give the usual message “use as featured image”


Ann

July 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm

a geez – just looked you guys slipped an update since yesterday – will try;-)


Josh

  • Support Staff

July 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

That might be a plugin or theme conflict. There should be a modal box that pops up when the feature image button is clicked.


Ann

July 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm

yah – well just tried the new version – fresh install. Same issue. Using WordPress 3.4.1 and TwentyEleven for the theme. So nothing too strange there. No other plugins installed.

I click the featured image button – the usual wp modal box pops up without the option to ‘use as featured image’ like usual. I click insert into post and the modal window closes and there is no image shows beneath the featured image with ‘remove featured image’ next to it.

I do have to say this install does not have the calendar plugin… So I am expecting it to show in the EE event. Maybe it isn’t set up that way? Haven’t looked yet.


Josh

  • Support Staff

July 13, 2012 at 7:40 am

The featured image option was added for use with the calendar. We haven’t added anything to the event display templates to include a featured image.


Ann

July 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

That answers that – will have to put it in my template. Will do an upgrade on the previous install to get it working and thanks for the info!

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