I can’t believe I’m going through this all because buddypress doesn’t support post thumbnail. An it’s not the only issue I’m having either. Buddypress is great providing you don’t want to change anything expect a few colours.
@rogercoathup I have another strange issue, I’m using a front end editor so users can create blog posts http://perishablepress.com/user-submitted-posts/ I modified that using some recommended code so that the image attached will be set as a post thumbnail. Which works as it should the image is there with the post when I check the post and it appears everywhere I call for the post thumbnail such as the home page. The only place it doesn’t appear is in the Buddypress activity stream next to the excerpt. Interestingly if I go and edit or update a post that I originally created with the front end editor, the thumbnail suddenly appears in the buddypress activity stream as it should. Any thoughts on what might be going on?
I have the post thumbnail working for buddypress blog posts activity using the code from @rogercoathup but I’m struggling to figure out how to also add the content excerpt with it. Any help would be great, I imagine it’s quite simple I just don’t have a clue how to add it. Hopefully this will help other people who might be struggling with the same problem. I’m happy with the default auto excerpt from buddypress so long as I can limit the amount of characters. Thanks.