(I've already opened a thread on stack overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/30079269/wp-dynamic-featured-image-cant-get-second-featured-image-url Hope it's not considered as double)

I'm actually working on a wordpress website with a Dessign.net theme (the pixel one) which got a beautiful full-page slider on the front page. The slider shows the featured image of selected posts (post for which i've checked "show in slideshow" in the meta box field on edit page).

Those featured image are used in the same way for different view on the site (eg. thumbnails). I need them for the thumbnails, but i'ld like another image (still relative to selected posts) for the home-page slider.

I've found that "Dynamic Featured Image" plugins for wordpress but now i can't achieve to get the second featured image url in the slider's loop.

Here's the part of code for the slider, as it was with the theme:

        $slider_arr = array();
        $x = 0;
        $args = array(
             //'category_name' => 'blog',
             'post_type' => 'post',
             'meta_key' => 'ex_show_in_slideshow',
             'meta_value' => 'Yes',
             'posts_per_page' => 99
        while (have_posts()) : the_post();

             $thumb = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id(get_the_ID()), 'full' );
            //$thumb = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id(get_the_ID()), 'large' );
            $img_url = $thumb['0'];
            <li data-background="<?php echo $img_url; ?>" onclick="location.href='<?php the_permalink(); ?>';" style="cursor:pointer;">

        <?php array_push($slider_arr,get_the_ID()); ?>
        <?php $x++; ?>
        <?php endwhile; ?>
        <?php wp_reset_query(); ?>


Now i've tried to put the code found on the plugin github page:

if( class_exists('Dynamic_Featured_Image') ) {
               global $dynamic_featured_image;
              $thumb = $dynamic_featured_image->get_featured_images( );

                        //You can now loop through the image to display them as required


in place of $thumb = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id(get_the_ID()), 'full' );

But $thumb return array as a string

I tried a few different things but i'm not fluent in php.

Hope this is understandable.

  • Have you tried: $thumb = wp_get_attachment_url( get_post_thumbnail_id($post->ID) ); ?
    – Ismail
    Commented May 7, 2015 at 14:35
  • @samuel thanks but this would get me the thumbnail of the original featured image, but i need the second one i added with the Dynamic Featured Image plugin.
    – mada
    Commented May 7, 2015 at 15:04
  • Sorry about that. Is $img_url returning the DFI image URL?
    – Ismail
    Commented May 7, 2015 at 15:10
  • Excuse me but where should i put that ?
    – mada
    Commented May 7, 2015 at 15:32
  • 1
    I'll try that as soon as i can, but i'm really not sure about it
    – mada
    Commented May 7, 2015 at 16:16

1 Answer 1


To get featured images of specific post/page use these below code -

if( class_exists('Dynamic_Featured_Image') ) {
     global $dynamic_featured_image;
     $featured_images = $dynamic_featured_image->get_featured_images( $postId );

    //You can now loop through the image to display them as required

Please follow this link - https://github.com/ankitpokhrel/Dynamic-Featured-Image/wiki/Retrieving-data-in-a-theme

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