Iv'e implemented the theme to have the featured post at the top display as a full post and the rest of the posts below display as excerpts but now my featured images aren't showing up. Im new to PHP (learning by books)... can someone show me the code for this? thanks in adavance JIM

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Can you please add some of the code from your Loop.php file? The code you need to make a featured image show up is:

<?php the_post_thumbnail( 'medium' );?>

If you want the medium size picture to show up, use thumbnail, large or just '' (original size) to show other sizes.

Just to be sure, have you chosen a thumbnail picture for each post? This is not done automatically, if you don't see a option for this in your post editor you need to activate this feature in your function.php file like this:

if ( function_exists( 'add_theme_support' ) ) { 
  add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' ); 

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