[Resolved] Featured image not showing for Blog page

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  • #976623
    jdaco

    Hello my friends,

    I am building a website using the Catalyst template.

    The Appearance-Elements-Global Header Background (Featured image) is showing fine for all pages other than the Frontpage, but the Featured image selected for the Blog page is not showing, only the Fallback image is displayed.

    Please help!
    JD

    #976689
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    WordPress doesn’t actually allow a featured image to be uploaded for the posts page as it ignores all metabox values on index pages (posts, archive).

    To apply a header element to the posts page, create a separate header element and use the custom image option:
    https://docs.generatepress.com/article/how-to-create-a-page-hero/#step-2-choose-a-background

    Then apply to the Blog page under display rules.

    Let me know if this helps 🙂

    #976905
    jdaco

    Hello, I am still wondering why the Featured image didn´t work, in the meantime I solved my problem by creating a new Header Element just for the Blog page and replaced the Featured image for a Custom image. In the Global Header settings I added a new Exclusion for the Blog.

    #976908
    jdaco

    Exactly Leo, Thank you!

    #976922
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    so WordPress uses Metaboxes for adding additional content to a page – this includes the Featured Image. But this only applies to a standard post type ( Page, Post or Custom Post Type ) where meta data can be stored.

    The Blog ( your Posts page ) and other archives e.g categories are not a standard post type, they use a function to generate the output, so metabox content is not read.

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