I have implemented a front-end form to submit posts. The image upload is handled with the Wordpress Media Library
- Users click on "Upload Image"
- Media Library opens
- Users either select an existing image or upload a new one
- The path to the image (URL) gets populated into an
Problem: My question concerns the featured image: If users choose an existing image from the Media Library, this image get's added to the Media Library again, which I wanted to avoid for two reasons:
a) Save disk space
- Right now I have one image saved twice:
http://localhost/?attachment_id=2523as well as
b) Avoiding duplicates in Media Lirbary
- Users can access the Media Library from the front-end and I don't want them so see duplicate images
Is it possible to assign one image as a featured image to multiple posts?
Here's what I got:
// $featuredimg contains the URL to the image: http://mydomain.com/wp-content/uploads... $filetype = wp_check_filetype( basename( $featuredimg ), null ); $wp_upload_dir = wp_upload_dir(); // Prepare an array of post data for the attachment. $attachment = array( 'guid' => $wp_upload_dir['url'] . '/' . basename( $featuredimg ), 'post_mime_type' => $filetype['type'], 'post_title' => preg_replace( '/\.[^.]+$/', '', basename( $featuredimg ) ), 'post_content' => '', 'post_status' => 'inherit' ); $thumb_id = wp_insert_attachment( $attachment, $featuredimg, $pid ); // Make sure that this file is included, as wp_generate_attachment_metadata() depends on it. require_once( ABSPATH . 'wp-admin/includes/image.php' ); // Generate the metadata for the attachment, and update the database record. $attach_data = wp_generate_attachment_metadata( $thumb_id, $featuredimg ); wp_update_attachment_metadata( $thumb_id, $attach_data ); update_post_meta( $pid, '_thumbnail_id', $thumb_id );