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Getting thumbnail to show up on front page

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Bryan, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Bryan

    Bryan Power Member

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    I'm using one autoblog and I want to be able to grab first image (<img tag from other site) into thumbnail and show it on front page with short posts

    Anyone know how? Thanks!
     
  2. Bryan

    Bryan Power Member

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    BUMP come on people I'm sure some of you know the answer to this.

    Like 4 of my questions in blog sections are unanswered, I'm not going to let this stay unanswered, really need some help here. Thanks :)
     
  3. beaglejuice

    beaglejuice Power Member

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    What autoblog are you using? If you're using wordpress and your theme has the thumb.php, then you'll have to ask your hosting to allow it. I hope this help.
     
  4. richcamp

    richcamp Regular Member

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    For WP I use Get Post Image plugin, try that
     
  5. halfpoint

    halfpoint Regular Member

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    You need the timthumb.php script activated. You have to ask your host to do it.
     
  6. Bryan

    Bryan Power Member

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    Thank you guys for advices. I installed Get The Image, am pretty confused on how to use it, I used the function it gave me but nothing showed up.

    I see timthumb.php in theme editor on the sidebar where all file names are, I use hostgator, think it's activated by default or no? If not, will ask my host to do it. Thanks!

    P.S. You guys probably know the images are not attachments, they are <img> from other site, would Get The Image still work? Is it not working because I don't have timthumb.php activated? I'm pretty confused here lol
     
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  7. halfpoint

    halfpoint Regular Member

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    It won't be activated by default.

    You have to contact them every time you want it activated on one of your domains. It can be a bit of a pain but as you said, you're with Hostgator so just jump on the live chat and they'll get it sorted.
     
  8. Mesach

    Mesach Junior Member

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    I'm on Hostgator, could this timthumb.php be the reason that post thumb makes my blog take forever to load?(sorry to hijack)

    OP, what plugins are you using, I have tried several, and when it works, Post Thumb works really well