[Support request] Enable Featured Image to show in RSS Feed?

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  • #25172
    Chantal
    Participant

    Hi guys, hoping you can help.

    I am using GeneratePress Premium and WP Show Posts. I have a page that dispays category posts via WP Show Posts. I have created an RSS feed for it with FetchRSS, the feed can see everything apart from the images.

    I have tried Features Images in RSS for Mailchimp, MB ImageChimp RSS Feed Enhancer and they didn’t work. I understood this was because the images aren’t in the RSS feed to begin with.

    I then tried RSS Featured Image and that didn’t work either. I entered various function.php code snippets and still the images aren’t in the feed (no image tags or urls)

    After further research I understood that the featured images need to be ‘set’ and that thumbnail support needs to be ‘declared’ (does this mean anything to you?) I am also trying a plugin which allows for the following ‘Use first image in body in RSS feed’ for site and themes that do not use featured images and that doesn’t work either. However, I know Generatepress has Featured Images so not sure if any of this is relevant.

    I am thinking there are two variables here: 1. That the RSS feed is for a page and not a post so the usual RSS rules don’t apply and/or 2.The Featured Image isn’t set/enabled in WP Show Posts so the RSS can’t see the image. But of course I am no expert! 🙂

    I hope that’s clear! Can I send the link privately so you can take a look please?

    #25263
    Chantal
    Participant

    Anyone?

    #25350
    Tom
    Keymaster

    Hi there,

    When adding your post, are you setting the featured image using the featured image field?

    The plugin itself has no control over your RSS feeds – it simply displays the posts in a loop.

    However, as long as the featured image is set using the correct field, any of those plugins should be able to pick it up and add it to your RSS feed.

    #25401
    Chantal
    Participant

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for getting back to me. When you say the correct Featured Image field, do you mean the area in the right-hand side sidebar entitled Featured image with the link ‘Set featured image’?
    If so, this is what I have always used because I don’t know any other way to upload one other than via this space. Is there a different way to do it?

    #25469
    Chantal
    Participant

    Just to add I have been using Generatepress for a few years now , and WordPress for over 15 and I don’t know any other way to upload the Featured Image other than the Featured Image field. Can I send the link to said page to you privately please? When you look at the source code you might spot something. I really need the image in my RSS feed and I don’t understand why it is not being outputted in the code. I’ve tried everything I can think of. Thanks so much.

    #25497
    elvin
    Participant

    Thanks for getting back to me. When you say the correct Featured Image field, do you mean the area in the right-hand side sidebar entitled Featured image with the link ‘Set featured image’?
    If so, this is what I have always used because I don’t know any other way to upload one other than via this space. Is there a different way to do it?

    Yes that’s correct. The default way of adding a featured image.

    As Tom mentioned, the plugin doesn’t control how the RSS displays. WordPress core handles this.

    You can try the suggested solution on this topic:
    https://generatepress.com/forums/topic/featured-image-in-rss/

    #25525
    Chantal
    Participant

    Hi Elvin,

    You missed my later post. I have tried several code snippets and various plugins before reaching out to support, but nothing has worked. Upon checking the source code/RSS feed for my site, it shows the post content, but the image tag is not included, so no image. I just want to find out if this is correct. Can I send you the link privately so you can look at the source code and tell me if WP Show Posts/Generatepress is working as it should? If it all looks correct to you then I will troubleshoot from there. Thanks.

    #25685
    Tom
    Keymaster

    Hi there,

    Absolutely, feel free to send us the URL: https://wpshowposts.com/contact

    Be sure to mention this topic.

    Thanks!

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