Adding Featured Images to Post Listings

An image from the “Add Media” button

I’ve just released a minor upgrade to the All Y’all WordPress theme. The main change you’ll notice is adding featured image functionality — so thumbnail graphics show on blog post listing pages.

For demo purposes, I’m using a photo Mr. Web Diva took yesterday of an ornamental magnolia blossom. (It’s a beautiful time of year in Nashville. Y’all hurry on down.) You can see the photo on this page, but that’s because I’ve added it manually — using the WordPress “Add Media” button.

Meanwhile the page to see the thumbnail demoing on is the home page. Eventually it will roll off home, but only after I’ve done 10 more posts. But that won’t be any time soon — and presumably other thumbnails will be showing by then.