i'm trying to get post's first image(LINK) , Currently i'm using Shorcodes Ultimade plugin for it so far i'm able to get post's content using the following shortcode on my static homepage page

[su_post field="post_content" default="" before="" after="" post_id="68" filter=""]

but the above shortcode is returning the whole content (Images + Post's text)

i checked the documentation and they don't seem to have any built in solution for getting only image from a post, Any one know how can i get only the image or can i filter out only image from returned data?


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I would rewrite a simple shortcode to retrieve only post images:

add_shortcode( "postImages", "stack_309224_attachhment" );

function stack_309224_attachhment($atts){
extract(shortcode_atts( array(
  'id'      => 1, // default id of the post
  "max"   =>4 ,// default max number of images to display
  "featured"=>"false" // if to retrieve the post featured image or not, default false
),  $atts ));

if($atts['featured']=="true"){ // display only the featured image
  <figure><img src="<?php echo wp_get_attachment_image_src(get_post_thumbnail_id( (int)$atts['id']) )[0]?>" /></figure>
else{ // display a gallery of attached images within  "max" attr.
  $images=get_attached_media( 'image', (int)$atts['id'] );
  if(count($images) > 0 ){
   <div class="gallery">
   foreach($images as $image){
     if($index < (int)$atts['max']){ //display image only if within max 
    <figure><img src="<?php echo wp_get_attachment_url($image->ID)?>" /></figure>
      $index ++;
return ob_get_clean();

Then in the wp editor you can use:

  • [postImages id=2387 featured="true"] -> displays only featured image for post #2387

  • [postImages id=2387 max = 4] -> displays a gallery of 4 images attached to post #2387

  • Firstly thank you for helping me out, i was struggling with this from a long time now. this is exactly what i need. one question how can i query for the image on it's full size? currently them image that i'm receiving is 150*150
    – remy boys
    Jul 23, 2018 at 0:26
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    try wp_get_attachment_image_src(get_post_thumbnail_id( (int)$atts['id']),'medium' )[0]; OR wp_get_attachment_image_src(get_post_thumbnail_id( (int)$atts['id']),'full' )[0]; Jul 23, 2018 at 9:29

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