I'm currently working with a wordpress theme, where the homepage is set to show all the latest posts. All my posts are showing thumbnails, even tho i dont set an featured image in my posts.

It takes the first image in my post, and use it for thumbnail, but i dont want it to do that. The thumbnail should only be shown when i set it as featured image in a post.

So my question is: How can i remove the function that automatically shows the first image as thumbnail, and make it use my featured image in my posts.

Link to my website: http://bruunoggejl.dk

Thank you!

  • I ran into another problem now. I'd like the post thumbnails on my frontpage, to show in 100% width. They are currently showing in 35%. When i'm editing the css and make it to 100%, the images sure are showing in 100% width, but the image the resolution doesn't scale up with. It's like wordpress is trying to make a 150x150 image thumbnail, show as a 700x700 image. It looks terrible. I have tried a few things but it either seems to break my site, or not doing anything. Any suggestions? All help is appreciated, thanks.
    – Kasper
    Oct 15, 2015 at 15:44

1 Answer 1


Replace get_the_image function

get_the_image( array( 'meta_key' => ...

For the_post_thumbnail function:

the_post_thumbnail( $size, $attr );
  • Thank you very much Maarten, just what i was looking for :-)
    – Kasper
    Sep 27, 2015 at 16:44
  • You're welcome, please vote up my answer :) Sep 27, 2015 at 17:06
  • @KasperTangHøjriis please see "What should I do when someone answers my question?" Sep 28, 2015 at 8:31
  • I really want to vote up, and i have already tried. But i don't have enough reputation to vote up.. And yes i do know it's only decent to vote up, and show other members that i have found a solid solution, but it's not easy without the reputation :-)
    – Kasper
    Sep 28, 2015 at 18:29

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