Originally Posted by kjetil
Anyone who can give me a hint one which plugin is best to use - to pick a thumbnail from each post?
That's the only feature I miss
Preferably it should pull/generate the thumb without me having to visit each and every post (to eg update the posts' database record).
I have a similar but different question. I am currently in the midst of upgrading CNYRadio.com to Atahualpa 3.5.3. My issue is that, when I first started the site, I was using a theme where you had to add "custom fields" to the post to display images.
I found this system VERY handy because you can specify one image as your main post image, and an entirely different image for the thumbnail which shows up on multi-post pages. For image, I just add the custom field "image" and for the key, the image URI, "/images/wsyr.jpg" for example. For thumbnails, it's "thumbnails" and then "/images/wsyr-t.jpg" . Since I use many of the same images over and over (and most filenames are just the call letters for each radio station's logo), I find it to be a quick and efficient system. And considering most of the images I use are radio station logos, I prefer manually resizing in Photoshop, to avoid the "pixellation" that often happens when images are resized on-the-fly by a browser.
In order to maintain all my images from all my posts, however, as I've changed themes, I've had to painstakingly bring over the PHP code that "detects" the custom fields and makes those images appear. (This requires making changes to home.php, single.php, archive.php and so forth.) In fact, my current theme is outdated -- I've held off on downloading the latest version because I know upgrading would wipe out all my PHP and CSS modifications.
This time around, I was hoping I could make a child theme of Atahualpa, so I can make those PHP code changes without worrying about a future update wiping them out. But I've seen on here that many people have had trouble with child themes. While I understand Atahualpa is very customizable and most tweaks can be made via the UI, that only covers CSS changes... there's no way to modify PHP code (at least at the level I need to) without editing the PHP files directly.
I checked out the Smart Image plugin kjetil mentioned, but it's been replaced by a Smart Image II plugin, and the description was just so over my head (partly because it appears English is not the author's primary language), I really couldn't tell if it will do what I need it to do, or if it will be able to go through all my existing posts to make sure the images appear properly. Going back to redo all the images in my (nearly 1400) existing posts is not something I really want to do.