Question on Thumbnail Plugin


  • Mitchell
    Newbie
     
    44 points

    If the Listing has a featured image for the screenshot will the thumnail plugin get an image and use it anyway?


    JamesD
    JamesD
    Senior Member
     
    231 points

    Hello Mitchell,
    “If the Listing has a featured image for the screenshot will the thumnail plugin get an image and use it anyway?”

    If I’m understanding you correctly, no.

    Notes:
    The plugin will generate thumbnails for a listing if a featured image doesn’t already exist. It doesn’t add the screenshot as the featured image though.

    Manually setting a featured image will cause the listing to use that image as the thumbnail.

    Removing the featured image cause the plugin to re-create a thumbnail.

    Differences?
    Featured image allows you to manually select an image – Used as featured image and thumbnail.

    While the screenshot plugin will create an image based off of the plugin settings – Used as thumbnail.

    Does this make sense?



    Mitchell
    Newbie
     
    44 points

    Yes thank you for that answer.
    I did take the screenshots and imported as a featured image on a different thread I explained how I did it for everyone else. The question was for if I reactivate the screenshot plugin would all my work go to hell :>
    But I did decide not to use it since I will be manually approving all listings and making sure they have screenshots.
    again Thanks
    mitch


    JamesD
    JamesD
    Senior Member
     
    231 points

    If you’re interested, and have a testing environment, then you can checkout a plugin with a slightly modified version of the screenshot plugin I’ve created.

    Basically, it adds the custom key field (selected by in the Screenshot settings) to the Quick Edit screen along with a couple checkboxes to set as featured image or remove as featured.

    You can kick it around and see if it does as you need/expect.
    I’ll add one more image in the next post…

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    JamesD
    JamesD
    Senior Member
     
    231 points

    Let me know if you’re interested via customphix [at] gmail [dot] com and I’ll get it to you.

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    Mitchell
    Newbie
     
    44 points

    Will Do I don’t have a testing environment now . But if you need it tested I can set one up and test for you


    JamesD
    JamesD
    Senior Member
     
    231 points

    At the moment I personally don’t have a use for it. But have seen various reasons for the need.

    I have various test environments and have done minimal testing.

    I put it together for you and/or anyone else that feel they could benefit from it and possibly relieve some headaches.

    It’s up to you, either way it’s all good.

    Just trying to help others when I can. :-)


    JamesD
    JamesD
    Senior Member
     
    231 points

    Here’s a short screencast (no audio) of it:
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    https://www.screencast.com/t/Eu1H9549YyHv



    Mitchell
    Newbie
     
    44 points

    Looks excellent wish I had it 4 days ago :>
    I will hold off for now but if I do another directory that need screenshot I will definitely look you up
    thank you so much
    Mitch


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