How can I retrieve the post thumbnail (featured image) as an array?
Using get_post_thumbnail() I noticed in the WP documentation that there is a third parameter from, which I understand, one would be able to set it to return the values as an array instead of a string, but I can't figure out how.
The reason I want to return the image as an array is to exclude unnecessary attributes in the output such as 'wp-post-image' etc.

Problem solved:

$image = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id(), $size);
  • Staffan, please, add the solution as an Answer and mark this topic as solved. – brasofilo Nov 28 '12 at 11:30
  • I have added the solution :) – Staffan Estberg Nov 30 '12 at 9:44

The solution is to use wp_get_attachment_image_src. As per the Codex:

$attachment_id = 8;
$size = 'full';

// returns an array
$image_attributes = wp_get_attachment_image_src( $attachment_id, $size ); 

Although the return is said to be:

[0] => url
[1] => width
[2] => height

There is a fourth element that indicates if it is the full image (false) or an intermediate image (true):

[3] => is_intermediate
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