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    Laura Brown

    I had the problem with doubled images and added the code which worked to remove the image over the post (which was the double). Just adding this for anyone else reading who has a problem similar.

    What started happening recently is that any image I click as featured will now appear twice on the main page of my site. Once in the actual post where I put it. The second over the post, just under the title.

    When I go in to the post and remove any featured image – it takes away the extra one from the front page and just has one as it should. So its like I’m getting a double featured image. As if there is an auto featured image and then a second one from clicking it on the post editor.

    I was using an auto featured image plugin. However, I tried deleting it (not just deactivating it) and the problem is still the same.

    I tried the regenerate images plugin to see if that could sort it out, but no change.

    I don’t know what else to try at this point. I thought I could remove all featured image in bulk but… that doesn’t sound like a good idea and may leave me with a lot of images to fix or some other damage. I’m not a web developer, I just ask them for help when I really need it!

    You can see a few sites: ASCII Artist has mostly all doubles. WordGrrls seems to have none, but I often forget to use the featured image box. I had left it for the plugin to catch. Seems that plugin has gone out of service as the developers website is 404 when I went to look for help there. Still, trying another plugin isn’t going to help I think. I still have the double featured images.

    Can’t think of anything else that would help for you to know. I don’t mind to give you a temp login to look around if you want. I’m glad for the help.

    Laura Brown


    This is the plugin I was using. I haven’t deleted it from every site yet, but I will.

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi Laura,

    It looks to me like you’re adding the image as a featured image, and also adding it inside the content.

    This will show the featured image (as it should), and will show the image inside the content as well, if you’re showing the full post on the blog.

    If you show the excerpt, the content image won’t be shown.


    a) Remove the featured image
    b) Remove the same image from the content of the post

    Let me know if that makes sense or not πŸ™‚

    Laura Brown

    I’m a bit confused because before I had to make it a featured image for it to show up with the post, on the front page. But, you’re saying now I can skip that whole thing and it will still show up? Did something else get changed with that in the WP updates?

    I’m fine with skipping that and letting it be automatic. (Even if I have to use excerpts again). My only thing to still fix then are the images which are doubled. I can’t find a way to unfeature them in bulk. I have a couple of sites with a LOT of posts to unfeature images from. Though maybe they will be ok at some point. I guess it is just the times I actually remembered to click the featured image box. It is a little confusing.

    Why are there so many auto featured image plugins if WP will do it automatically?

    Anyway, one way or another I think you are right and that will work. I will have to remember NOT to feature images, which seems backwards. Yet, it was how images used to work in posts.

    Thanks for your help. If I get messed up I will visit again. πŸ™‚

    Laura Brown

    Slightly offtopic… How is GP doing in ratings/ ranking with other WP themes? I know you’re getting great reviews (left at least one myself).

    Laura Brown

    If anyone else needs the help with this, I did find a plugin which works to unfeature the images. Worked very well and did them all in a batch. Left untouched anything without an image, or without an existing featured image.


    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Ah, I think I know what happened.

    In the latest GP we started making use of post formats – if your post have anything other than the standard post format set, they will display the full post (so images etc.. will be shown).

    Another thing that changed is that if you use the More tag (https://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/) it will display formatted content (including images) up until that tag is reached. This allows people to display most of their posts as an excerpt (if that setting is set), but still show formatting in some posts if necessary.

    Let me know if either of these scenarios ring true.

    Sorry for the inconvenience! Hopefully these features are useful in the future.

    Laura Brown

    I just started using post types. I had left everything as standard but this month or so I started changing some to link, image, or quotes. So it could be that is what happened.

    Still confused and trying to sort out where to go from here as far as using excerpts, whether or not to feature/ thumbnail images. But, at the moment it is working well enough.

    One site is showing no images with posts but the others appear with some. I will compare and figure out what is working or not working as I expected. I hadn’t even thought about the post type being a factor. You’re just making my brain work. πŸ™‚

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    The whole post format thing is still in progress – it will get better with a little time πŸ™‚

    Laura Brown

    I dug to find the original thread in the forum. I do understand now. Took me some time to “get it”. But, now I am wondering if I should remove post formatting from all my posts in order to let the featured images show up (show up but not doubled).

    Right now images only show up on posts which I have marked as Images with post formatting. This is ok on some sites which show a few images due to formatting the post as Images instead of Standard. But, most of my sites look a bit bare with plain text excerpts and no images.

    Do you think you could make an add-on to handle post formatting which would include older posts – once the glitches are ironed out. I don’t see a real importance to using post formatting at this point. It seems more of a fussy extra than an essential. So I will likely take all the formatting out and just leave everything as a standard post. This will mean I can go back to using featured images (letting a plugin auto feature the image).

    Just wanted to check in with you about this as a feature you are working on. How important do you think it is to keep post formatting?

    Laura Brown

    I found a not too labour intensive way to turn them back to standard. (Yet another plugin of course). So that is what I am doing. Still would like to know what you think about using post formatting. What do you think are the advantages of it?

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    I think there are definitely advantages to them.

    They allow you to style each post format differently. Maybe you want larger font size and no title/entry meta for “Quote” post format. Maybe you’re just posting a link, and want the title to link to that link (Link post format). The image/gallery formats currently show full content (to allow images to show), but one day they might take the first image/all of the images and create a slideshow.

    You can also use their classes to do different things inside the post.

    For example, if you want to show all features images, but don’t want double images on posts you’ve made an “Image” post format, you could use this:

    .format-image .post-image {
          display: none;

    There’s some definite usages for them – we’re just in the early stages right now πŸ™‚

    Laura Brown

    Now you have made it sound interesting. It would be nice for quote posts to have the formatting there already. I could set the CSS styling to show the quote exactly as I want it. Easier than remembering what I did last time or forgetting a detail like adding italics.

    If it were set in WordPress itself then the format would stick no matter what theme I use. (Not that I’m planning on changing themes). But, I do see how it could make publishing simpler.

    Thanks Tom.

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    I’ll definitely be adding more styles to the post formats – I’m just being super careful as I don’t want to style too much about the theme – I want to make it so the user can style it.

    I’ll probably add custom styling options for each post format as part of the Blog add-on πŸ™‚

    Flavio Oliveira

    Please allow me to disturb your discussion, but I am having the same problem and, as I am quite new to use wordpress (and generatepress as well) I apologize if it is to basic, but what I was expecting from the featured image is that it will only appear on the blog page. Normally my posts are a full poster with my event details (the same that I could print and put on the wall).

    For me it is not necessary (actually in my case is a problem) to have it again on the post. Would I have any way to remove it from inside the poster (just to use the full image as I already have there)?


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