WordPress Featured Image

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I am unable to use the featured image. My site is running WordPress 5.1.1. I have tried to use the “image” as shown in the attached screenshot, but I cannot find a featured image control. Please help.Post without Featured Image
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Scott FellDeveloper & EE Moderator
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Commented:
That looks like you are adding objects such as images, headings, quotes, text etc to the body.  A vanilla WP theme will allow you to add a featured image on the right rail for the post/page.  Your theme may have another option for this.  Which Newspaper theme are you using?
Scott FellDeveloper & EE Moderator
Fellow 2018
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Commented:
From the logo in your screenshot, it looks like you are using tagdiv.  I have this from an old site that I have not gone to in a long time.  I can spin it up if I have to but the first thing you need to do is make sure you have enabled featured images https://forum.tagdiv.com/featured-image/

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I appreciate the quick response, Scott. I am using the fashion theme for Newspaper. I checked and the featured image is enabled in the theme panel (same settings as in your referenced web page).
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Commented:
The tagdiv support told me to use the right sidebar menu in Gutenberg, but I cannot find that sidebar. Here is the screenshot provided by tech support:
https://www.screencast.com/t/bVjV4wb6W
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Tip: Gutenberg is the primary source of random + crazy problems.

Fix: First install the Classic Editor plugin, then disable Featured Images + save, then enable Featured Images + save.

You'd be surprised how many times this fixes problems like this.
David FavorFractional CTO
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Friends don't let friend Gutenberg.

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Commented:
@David: Your fix solved the problem.

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Commented:
Thank you, David and Scott. I don't know if it is still possible to assign different points to different contributors.
David FavorFractional CTO
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I swear. Another one bites the dust because of Gutenberg.

Tip: One all WordPress sites I setup, my first step is now to install the Classic Editor plugin, as this solves so many oddball problems.

Glad this simple fix worked for you!

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