I have a website made with wordpress which includes recipes. Now I would like to add the "photo" hrecipe Microformat tag in order to have a thumbnail on Google searches (hrecipe photo tag)

My recipes pictures come from the featured image section. How can I now add itemprop="photo" to the <img> tag?

For example:

  <img itemprop="photo" src="apple-pie.jpg" /> 

This is were my Thumbnail is created:

<div class="post-thumb">

    <?php if( !is_singular() ) { ?>
        <a title="<?php printf(__('Permanent Link to %s', 'zilla'), get_the_title()); ?>" href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_post_thumbnail('blog-large'); ?></a>

    <?php } else {

    } ?>


Use the filter post_thumbnail_html. The callback takes 5 parameters, the first ($html) is the one that's returned and that we modify, and the others can be helpful to build the modification.

add_filter( 'post_thumbnail_html', 'add_tag_to_featured_wpse_95469', 10, 5 );

function add_tag_to_featured_wpse_95469( $html, $post_id, $post_thumbnail_id, $size, $attr )
    $modify = str_replace( '<img', '<img itemprop="photo"', $html );
    return $modify;

Relevant Q&A: Where to put my code: plugin or functions.php?


from Adding schema itemprop image to the_post_thumbnail with filters :

add_filter('wp_get_attachment_image_attributes', 'ipwp_img_attr', 10, 2);
function ipwp_img_attr($attr) {
  $attr['itemprop'] = 'photo';
  // OR better 
  // $attr['itemprop'] = 'image';
  return $attr;

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