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Use the Attachment Image!

Description

Use the Attachment Image! allows the first attachment image associated with a post to be displayed nearly anywhere on a blog, simply by adding a special function to a loop. This plugin is a perfect compliment for magazine themes.

This plugin can include images of nearly any size, simply by using the included <?php use_the_attachment_image(); ?> function. See the installation page for more details regarding usage.

Installation

To utilize this plugin, you will first need to upload use_attachment_image.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory on your web server; and activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Next, place <?php use_the_attachment_image() ?> (will include a link to the post), or <?php use_the_attachment_image_nolink() ?> (will NOT include a link to the post) in your template to include a thumbnail of the first attachment image. Note the function must be inside of a WordPress loop.

By default, this function will include a thumbnail image. To include images of different sizes, use the respective functions below. You may also use <?php use_the_attachment_image_nolink() ?> in place of <?php use_the_attachment_image() ?> here.

Thumbnail <?php use_the_attachment_image('thumbnail'); ?>
Medium <?php use_the_attachment_image('medium'); ?></p>
Large <?php use_the_attachment_image('large'); ?></p>
Full <?php use_the_attachment_image('full'); ?>
20 px <?php use_the_attachment_image(array(20,20)); ?>
Feel free to replace 20px with another specific size to best meet your needs. Note that WordPress will scale a larger image down to give you the size you desire here.

It is possible to include a thumbnail image from each post in your RSS feed. To do this, simply add this code to your theme’s functions.php file. From cd harrison.

<?php
if (function_exists('use_the_attachment_image')) {
    function insertAttachmentRSS($content) {
        global $post;
        { $content = use_the_attachment_image() . $content; }
        return $content;
    }
    add_filter('the_excerpt_rss', 'insertAttachmentRSS');
    add_filter('the_content_feed', 'insertAttachmentRSS');
}
?>

See an example of how this plugin can be used.

Contributors & Developers

“Use the Attachment Image!” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.02

  • The code that includes the post image in an RSS feed was taken out of the plugin and moved to the readme file; as it did not previously work when it was included in a separate file from the plugin file as was suggested in the plugin instructions.

1.01

  • Fixed the function name in the documentation. In a few cases, a function that did not exist was referenced. Thanks, Matias for the report. The actual plugin was not changed.

1.0

  • Initial release.