Featured Image Link to WordPress

If you are a WP dev,. surely you will get into situations like you need to get the href link of featured image of WP page / posts  Here the code snippet you can use handy


<?php the_post_thumbnail('front', array( 'class' => 'alignleft' )); ?>

Results in something like (depending on which post)

<img width="120" height="80" src="http://images.mathrubhumi.com/images/2013/Nov/08/03089_536886.jpg" alt="IMG_7506" title="IMG_7506" />

So how do you return just the url for use in a link? The code below will return the image in a link (using the lightbox plugin). the bold part is the PHP function for returning the image url itself.

<a rel="lightbox" href="
<?php $image_id = get_post_thumbnail_id();
$image_url = wp_get_attachment_image_src($image_id,’large’, true);
echo $image_url[0];  ?>

<?php the_post_thumbnail(‘medium’, array( ‘class’ => ‘alignleft’ )); ?>


Here is another Handy tool..



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