I am using the following code to display the posts on my home page.

But I could not print thumbnails using get_the_post_thumbnail($post->ID, 'thumbnail');

any help to solve this will be very much appreciated..

while (have_posts()) : the_post();
                $excerpt = get_the_excerpt();   
                $date = explode(",", get_the_time("F,j,Y", "", "", false));
                    <section class="large-4 columns">
                    <section class="main_post cbox1">
                    <section class="post_inner row collapse">');             
                    print('<div class="large-2 columns small-2">
                                <span class="date_format">
                                    <span class="date_num">' . $date[1] . '
                                    </span><br/><span class="date_month">' . substr($date[0], 0, 3) . '
                    print ('<div class="large-10 columns small-10">');
                            the_title('<a class="blogroll_title" href="' . get_permalink() . '"><h1 class="heading_blog">', '</h1></a>');
                    print ('</div>');                                   
                    print ('<!--end post_inner --></section>');
                    print ('<div class="row collapse post_content"><p>');
                        if (strlen(get_the_content()) > 100) {
                            $content = get_the_content();
                            echo str_replace('&nbsp;', '<br /><br />', substr($content, 0, 300)). "....";   
                            echo '</p><a href=" ' . get_permalink() . ' " class="read_more button button_top button_body_col11 button_radius">Read More</a>';
                            echo get_the_post_thumbnail($post->ID, 'thumbnail'); // post image thumbanails
                        else { the_content(); echo "</p>"; }

** if I use the feature image then it prints twice. Thanks.

  • what do you mean by " if I use the feature image then it prints twice." Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 7:33
  • there is a "featured image" tab at the right side of my "post" editor. If I click "set Featured image" and add an image, that image thumbnail is shown at the home page Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 7:36
  • try replacing get_the_post_thumbnail($post->ID, 'thumbnail') to get_the_post_thumbnail( get_the_ID(), 'thumbnail')
    – Shazzad
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 7:42
  • 1
    @RiffazStarr This is how it is suppose to work, get_the_post_thumbnail gets the featured image. Check the codex for more details Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 7:48
  • @Shazzad thats not working for me. Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 9:09

1 Answer 1


The problem of showing the thumbnail twice is because of your the_content(); which is defined in the content-page.php file that has the line the_post_thumbnail(); that will get the featured image.

so intead of using the the_content() just use the get_the_content() function to get only the content without the featured image.

Let me know if that solves your problem.

  • Thanks for that @yamu It's solved now. I forget to remove the lines if(has_post_thumbnail()) { the_post_thumbnail(); } else{} I've ever added this to check it before. now the problem is these commands showing the thumbnail if the post image is featured. but I do not want to set the image to "FEATURED" every time. I just want to show the thumbnail if the post has any images.. any ideas? Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 9:38
  • Well that's not yet provided by wordpress to get any media in the content to show as thumbnail..
    – Yamu
    Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 9:39

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