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I would like to display two images in my header.



//add support for featured images with post type of header image
add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails', array('header_image') ); 

add_action( 'init', 'create_post_type' );
function create_post_type() {
    register_post_type( 'header_image',
            'labels' => array(
                'name' => __( 'Header Image' ),
                'singular_name' => __( 'Header Image' )
        'public' => true,
        'has_archive' => true,
        'supports' => array('thumbnail') //(featured image, current theme must also support post-thumbnails)


            $args = array( 'post_type' => 'header_image');
            $header_images = new WP_Query( $args );
        <?php   foreach($image as $header_images){ ?>
                <div class="header-image">
                <?php echo get_the_post_thumbnail($image, 'thumbnail'); ?>

Now I have two problems:

1) I am getting a php error: Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in header.php

2) Where do I append two image paths to the header_image post type array so that i can reference the two images in header.php?

thanks for response

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I think you should be using the WordPress loop instead of a foreach, since you're using WP_Query.

 <?php if( $header_images->have_posts() ) { while( $header_images->have_posts() ) { $header_images->the_post(); ?>
      <div class="header-image">
           <?php echo get_the_post_thumbnail( $post->ID, 'thumbnail' ); ?>
 <?php } } ?>
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This is giving me a parse error on the first line of your code – JohnMerlino Jun 26 '12 at 20:07
Sorry I was missing a closing paranthesis. Fixed. – Shane Jun 26 '12 at 20:12
Im still a little confused. How is someone supposed to add the thumbnail? Or should this be asked in another question? – JohnMerlino Jun 26 '12 at 20:28
@JohnMerlino Well in your code above, you added thumbnail support for your custom post type. So, to add a thumbnail, you should add / edit a post in your custom post type admin section, and add a featured image there. – Shane Jun 26 '12 at 20:31
Im still having problems with uploading. I get this error: Unable to create directory /Users/johnmerlino/Documents/github/cms/wp-content/uploads/2012/06. Is its parent directory writable by the server? It doesn't seem to be uploading to right place. – JohnMerlino Jun 26 '12 at 21:01

You've got your order wrong on your foreach.

<?php foreach($image as $header_images){ ?>

Should be

<?php foreach($header_images as $image ){ ?>

Since you're using a WP_Query, be sure to use <?php wp_reset_query(); ?> after the closing bracket of your foreach.

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True that the order in his foreach is wrong, but $header_images is a WP_Query object. I don't see how his code would work even with the proper foreach order, unless he did a foreach( $header_images->posts as $image ). No? – Shane Jun 26 '12 at 20:25
foreach works for arrays and objects - I was simply fixing the parse error. Since foreach will work, the OP will need to check out exactly what's being returned as $image inside the foreach and code accordingly. There's usually multiple ways of getting info from a WP_Query object, and your way above is just as good (although it does need an endwhile and a wp_reset_query() after). – SickHippie Jun 26 '12 at 20:34

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