Is there a way to include a photo in the post email summary?
I have a lot of email subscribers. Instead of sending them the entire post I’d prefer to send them a summary with a clickable link back to the blog post (I already know how to do this) in order to increase traffic. But I’d like the email summary to include the first photo in my post. Each of my posts open with a photo, followed by text. I’d like to include that photo, but if I follow the usual approach (sending summary, using more command) the only photo that appears with the summary is my gravatar pic. Can someone please explain how to include the lead photo? Thanks. Ken
The blog I need help with is thegarumfactory.net.
Let’s start with this please. There is no setting your can click to send only the linked titles of posts to subscribers. You can set your RSS Feed to “summary” here > Setting > Reading. That does not affect the posts. If you wish to reduce the posts to the beginnings only on the front page of your blog you can split content by inseting “the more tag” into your posts. On the Settings > Reading page note that you can also set how many post display on the front page of the blog.
The image that is displayed in your RSS Feed is your avatar/gravatar. When we register a username account we provide an email address which becomes our unique identifier. http://en.support.wordpress.com/email-address/ WordPress.com associates an Avatar with your email address. You can only have one gravatar/avatar for each username account you have. http://en.support.wordpress.com/avatars/gravatars/ For best practices scroll down to just below the video here > Gravatar, Avatar, Blavatar
You can upload as many images as you like into your posts, and you can place “the more tag” wherever you wish to split text. However, what will be displayed in an email is dependent on which email clients your subscribers are using. Some email clients display images and videos and some do not.
I’m not trying to send linked titles of posts to subscribers. What I’d like to be able to do is set my RSS feed to summary and then have the summary email include the lead photo in my post rather than my avatar. Basically I want the photo to show in the email so people say, “Gee, that looks good, I think I’ll click on the this so I can read the full post.”
I’m not sure if the email client variation is the problem. When I send out the entire post everyone can see all of the photos. When the RSS feed is set to summary they see no photos. I’d like them to see the first photo of the post, followed by the summary. Is that possible?
No it’s not possible for you to dictate this at all and I’m sorry if I was not clear. What will be displayed in an email is dependent on which email clients your subscribers are using. Some email clients display images and videos and some do not. Yes you can insert “the more tag” after your first image but that does not guarantee that the email clients your subscribers use will display it. Yes you can reduce your RSS Feeds to “summary” but again that does not guarantee that the email clients your subscribers use will display any image.
I normally have a picture in my first paragraph and use the more tag after the 2nd paragraph. My emails have the pictures in and are just the first 2 paragraphs.
I looked at your blog and you have full sized pictures at the top of your post. Maybe the picture size is a problem also. I usually reduce the pictures in the first paragraph and have the full sized ones lower in the post.
@drbuoux: Switch the editor to HTML, copy the image code and the first paragraph of the text, paste into the Excerpt module of the post editor.
If you’re not seeing the Excerpt module while on the post editor screen, click Screen Options (top right) to enable it.
Thank you, everyone for your help. I’m going to try all of your suggestions. This community is great!
Thank you! I followed your suggestion and it works!
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