Featured image snippet

Featured images in Wordpress are one of the greatest things ever, making it super simple to associate an image with a bit of content. I often find myself needing to put them out in a loop and often find myself forgetting the syntax. So I packaged this up in a Sublime Text snippet. Here’s an example of what’s output with all the attributes filled in:

<?php $image = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id(get_the_ID()), 'large'); ?> 
<img class="awesome-image" src="<?php echo timthumb($image[0], 600, 400, 1, 1) ?>"  alt="<?php the_title_attribute() ?>">

And here is the snippet:

		<?php \$image = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id(get_the_ID()), 'large'); ?>
		<img class="$1" src="<?php echo timthumb(\$image[0], $2, $3, 1, 1) ?>" alt="<?php the_title_attribute() ?>">
	<!-- Optional: Set a tabTrigger to define how to trigger the snippet -->
</snippet> ?>


These snippets use a function from the theme’s functions.php that calls timthumb, a server side image resizer. In this case, it’s four arguments are width, height, crop and sharpening. You can read more about timthumb on their website.

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