Controlling the Post Thumbnails

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PageLines DMS has an initially unintuitive — but simple — way to control display of the post thumbnail. Think DMS editor (whether published or in preview mode), not wp-admin.

First, open the Content/PostLoop editor:

Content-PostLoop Editor

It’ll open to the “Section Options (type)” sub-menu, which controls all of this post type. Keep the word “scope” in mind for later.

Now, scroll down to the “Thumbs” box:

Content-PostLoop Editor - Global Options - Thumbs

Just pick which Post Thumbnails layout you want for single and loop/excerpt views.

Here are examples of each of the Full Width Thumbs (i.e. post single) display options:

On Top

On Top

Left Justified

Left Justified

Left In Excerpt

Left In Excerpt

Right In Excerpt

Right In Excerpt

Hiding Post Thumbnails

Removing the Post Thumbnails is simple enough. Just keep the scope in mind…

You can check the “Hide Thumbs?” checkbox on either the “type” (posts) or “local” (this post) scope.

With thumbnails off, the post’s single display will look like this:

Hide Thumbs

Hide Thumbs

Never Forget Your Scope

With the example screenshots above to clarify the display options, DMS makes it very easy to control the Post Thumbnails in bulk and one-by-one.

Just make sure you remember which DMS editor sub-menu you’re actually modifying.

Never forget your scope.

Go play with the DMS Post Thumbnail options to see how easy it is to use The Force to get your thumbnails just how you like them!

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