Recent Blog Post Short Code is cropping featured image

As shown here https://buildingyourbaby.com/home/ towards the bottom, my client’s featured images for recent posts are cropped. Is there some code I can use so that the full image shows.

Hi @MulderDSM,

Thank you for reaching out to us. I checked your site and I see the images you’re using for recent posts are already cropped (see https://buildingyourbaby.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/stretching-infant-1200x671.jpg)

Try uploading a full image to fix the issue.

Thanks!

Sorry but the uploaded photos are NOT cropped however the short code functionality within your theme may be using a cropped version. How do I correct that?

Hi @MulderDSM,

Please follow the solution provided here.

Look for this line 'img_size' => '', and update that to this 'img_size' => 'full',

On this custom CSS though

.x-recent-posts .x-recent-posts-img {
    background-size: contain;
   padding-top:25%;
}

You might need to adjust that padding-top:25%; to fit your featured image.

Hope it helps,
Cheers!

Sorry I tried this but nothing changed.

[code] // Add Excerpts to the recent post element
// =============================================================================
function x_shortcode_recent_posts_v2code( $atts ) {
extract( shortcode_atts( array(
‘id’ => ‘’,
‘class’ => ‘’,
‘style’ => ‘’,
‘type’ => ‘post’,
‘count’ => ‘’,
‘category’ => ‘’,
‘offset’ => ‘’,
‘orientation’ => ‘’,
‘show_excerpt’ => ‘false’,
‘no_sticky’ => ‘’,
‘no_image’ => ‘’,
‘img_size’ => ‘full’,
‘fade’ => ‘’
), $atts, ‘x_recent_posts’ ) );

$allowed_post_types = apply_filters( ‘cs_recent_posts_post_types’, array( ‘post’ => ‘post’ ) );
$type = ( isset( $allowed_post_types[$type] ) ) ? $allowed_post_types[$type] : ‘post’;

$id = ( $id != ‘’ ) ? ‘id="’ . esc_attr( $id ) . ‘"’ : ‘’;
$class = ( $class != ‘’ ) ? ‘x-recent-posts cf ’ . esc_attr( $class ) : ‘x-recent-posts cf’;
$style = ( $style != ‘’ ) ? ‘style="’ . $style . ‘"’ : ‘’;
$count = ( $count != ‘’ ) ? $count : 3;
$category = ( $category != ‘’ ) ? $category : ‘’;
$category_type = ( $type == ‘post’ ) ? ‘category_name’ : ‘portfolio-category’;
$offset = ( $offset != ‘’ ) ? $offset : 0;
$orientation = ( $orientation != ‘’ ) ? ’ ’ . $orientation : ’ horizontal’;
$show_excerpt = ( $show_excerpt == ‘true’ );
$no_sticky = ( $no_sticky == ‘true’ );
$no_image = ( $no_image == ‘true’ ) ? $no_image : ‘’;
$img_size = ( $img_size != ‘’ ) ? $img_size : ‘entry-cropped’;
$fade = ( $fade == ‘true’ ) ? $fade : ‘false’;

$js_params = array(
‘fade’ => ( $fade == ‘true’ )
);

$data = cs_generate_data_attributes( ‘recent_posts’, $js_params );

$output = “<div {$id} class=”{$class}{$orientation}" {$style} {$data} data-fade="{$fade}" >";

$q = new WP_Query( array(

‘orderby’ => ‘date’,
‘post_type’ => “{$type}”,
‘posts_per_page’ => “{$count}”,
‘offset’ => “{$offset}”,
“{$category_type}” => “{$category}”,
‘ignore_sticky_posts’ => $no_sticky
) );

if ( $q->have_posts() ) : while ( $q->have_posts() ) : $q->the_post();

if ( $no_image == ‘true’ ) {
$image_output = ‘’;
$image_output_class = ‘no-image’;
} else {
$image = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id(), $img_size );
$bg_image = ( $image[0] != ‘’ ) ? ’ style=“background-image: url(’ . $image[0] . ');”’ : ‘’;
$image_output = ‘<div class=“x-recent-posts-img”’ . $bg_image . ‘>’;
$image_output_class = ‘with-image’;
}

$excerpt = ( $show_excerpt ) ? ‘

’ . preg_replace(’/<a.?more-link.?</a>/’, ‘’, cs_get_raw_excerpt() ) . ‘

’ : ‘’;

$output .= ‘<a class="x-recent-post’ . $count . ’ ’ . $image_output_class . ‘" href="’ . get_permalink( get_the_ID() ) . ‘" title="’ . esc_attr( sprintf( __( ‘Permalink to: “%s”’, ‘cornerstone’ ), the_title_attribute( ‘echo=0’ ) ) ) . ‘">’
. ‘’
. ‘


. $image_output
. ‘

. ‘

’ . get_the_title() . ‘


. ‘’ . get_the_date() . ‘
. $excerpt
. ‘

. ‘

. ‘’
. ‘’;

endwhile; endif; wp_reset_postdata();
$output .= ‘’;

return $output;
}

// =============================================================================

add_action(‘wp_head’, ‘change_recent_posts_to_v2’);
function change_recent_posts_to_v2() {
remove_shortcode( ‘x_recent_posts’ );
add_shortcode( ‘x_recent_posts’, ‘x_shortcode_recent_posts_v2code’ );
}
// =============================================================================[/code]

Hello @MulderDSM,

Where did you added the code? To accomplish the changes, you will have to use a child theme. This allows you to make code changes that won’t be overwritten when an X update is released. After your child theme is setup, please review how we recommend making template changes in Customization Best Practices.

After the child theme is set up, please add the following code in your child theme’s functions.php file

// Add Excerpts to the recent post element
// =============================================================================
function x_shortcode_recent_posts_v2code( $atts ) {
  extract( shortcode_atts( array(
    'id'           => '',
    'class'        => '',
    'style'        => '',
    'type'         => 'post',
    'count'        => '',
    'category'     => '',
    'offset'       => '',
    'orientation'  => '',
    'show_excerpt' => 'false',
    'no_sticky'    => '',
    'no_image'     => '',
    'img_size'     => 'full',
    'fade'         => ''
  ), $atts, 'x_recent_posts' ) );
$allowed_post_types = apply_filters( 'cs_recent_posts_post_types', array( 'post' => 'post' ) );
      $type = ( isset( $allowed_post_types[$type] ) ) ? $allowed_post_types[$type] : 'post';
  $id            = ( $id           != ''     ) ? 'id="' . esc_attr( $id ) . '"' : '';
  $class         = ( $class        != ''     ) ? 'x-recent-posts cf ' . esc_attr( $class ) : 'x-recent-posts cf';
  $style         = ( $style        != ''     ) ? 'style="' . $style . '"' : '';
  $count         = ( $count        != ''     ) ? $count : 3;
  $category      = ( $category     != ''     ) ? $category : '';
  $category_type = ( $type         == 'post' ) ? 'category_name' : 'portfolio-category';
  $offset        = ( $offset       != ''     ) ? $offset : 0;
  $orientation   = ( $orientation  != ''     ) ? ' ' . $orientation : ' horizontal';
  $show_excerpt  = ( $show_excerpt == 'true' );
  $no_sticky     = ( $no_sticky    == 'true' );
  $no_image      = ( $no_image     == 'true' ) ? $no_image : '';
  $img_size      = ( $img_size     != '' ) ? $img_size : 'entry-cropped';
  $fade          = ( $fade         == 'true' ) ? $fade : 'false';
  $js_params = array(
    'fade' => ( $fade == 'true' )
  );
  $data = cs_generate_data_attributes( 'recent_posts', $js_params );
  $output = "<div {$id} class=\"{$class}{$orientation}\" {$style} {$data} data-fade=\"{$fade}\" >";
    $q = new WP_Query( array(
  'orderby'             => 'date',
  'post_type'           => "{$type}",
  'posts_per_page'      => "{$count}",
  'offset'              => "{$offset}",
  "{$category_type}"    => "{$category}",
  'ignore_sticky_posts' => $no_sticky
) );
if ( $q->have_posts() ) : while ( $q->have_posts() ) : $q->the_post();
  if ( $no_image == 'true' ) {
    $image_output       = '';
    $image_output_class = 'no-image';
  } else {
    $image              = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id(), $img_size );
    $bg_image           = ( $image[0] != '' ) ? ' style="background-image: url(' . $image[0] . ');"' : '';
    $image_output       = '<div class="x-recent-posts-img"' . $bg_image . '></div>';
    $image_output_class = 'with-image';
  }
   $excerpt = ( $show_excerpt ) ? '<div class="x-recent-posts-excerpt"><p style="color:initial;">' . preg_replace('/<a.*?more-link.*?<\/a>/', '', cs_get_raw_excerpt() ) . '</p></div>' : '';
  $output .= '<a class="x-recent-post' . $count . ' ' . $image_output_class . '" href="' . get_permalink( get_the_ID() ) . '" title="' . esc_attr( sprintf( __( 'Permalink to: "%s"', 'cornerstone' ), the_title_attribute( 'echo=0' ) ) ) . '">'
             . '<article id="post-' . get_the_ID() . '" class="' . implode( ' ', get_post_class() ) . '">'
               . '<div class="entry-wrap">'
                 . $image_output
                 . '<div class="x-recent-posts-content">'
                   . '<h3 class="h-recent-posts">' . get_the_title() . '</h3>'
                   . '<span class="x-recent-posts-date">' . get_the_date() . '</span>'
                    . $excerpt
                 . '</div>'
               . '</div>'
             . '</article>'
           . '</a>';
endwhile; endif; wp_reset_postdata();
  $output .= '</div>';
  return $output;
}
// =============================================================================
add_action('wp_head', 'change_recent_posts_to_v2');
function change_recent_posts_to_v2() {
  remove_shortcode( 'x_recent_posts' );
  add_shortcode( 'x_recent_posts', 'x_shortcode_recent_posts_v2code' );
}
// =============================================================================

Please let us know how it goes.

I’m giving up on this - it doesn’t work as a code snippet or a child theme. I prefer code snippets instead of child theme but tried both. Image stays as the cropped image instead of full.

Hi there,

The default size of the featured image of the recent post shortcode is entry-cropped which might crop the featured image to the post and the only way to change it is through the child theme.

Since the previous suggestions did not work for you, please provide us with the admin and FTP access to your site in a Secure Note:

For the meantime, please try this code in the functions.php of the child theme:

function x_shortcode_recent_posts_v2( $atts ) {
  extract( shortcode_atts( array(
    'id'           => '',
    'class'        => '',
    'style'        => '',
    'type'         => 'post',
    'count'        => '',
    'category'     => '',
    'offset'       => '',
    'orientation'  => '',
    // 'show_excerpt' => 'true',
    'no_sticky'    => '',
    'no_image'     => '',
    'fade'         => ''
  ), $atts, 'x_recent_posts' ) );

  $allowed_post_types = apply_filters( 'cs_recent_posts_post_types', array( 'post' => 'post' ) );
  $type = ( isset( $allowed_post_types[$type] ) ) ? $allowed_post_types[$type] : 'post';

  $id            = ( $id           != ''     ) ? 'id="' . esc_attr( $id ) . '"' : '';
  $class         = ( $class        != ''     ) ? 'x-recent-posts cf ' . esc_attr( $class ) : 'x-recent-posts cf';
  $style         = ( $style        != ''     ) ? 'style="' . $style . '"' : '';
  $count         = ( $count        != ''     ) ? $count : 3;
  $category      = ( $category     != ''     ) ? $category : '';
  $category_type = ( $type         == 'post' ) ? 'category_name' : 'portfolio-category';
  $offset        = ( $offset       != ''     ) ? $offset : 0;
  $orientation   = ( $orientation  != ''     ) ? ' ' . $orientation : ' horizontal';
  // $show_excerpt  = ( $show_excerpt == 'true' );
  $no_sticky     = ( $no_sticky    == 'true' );
  $no_image      = ( $no_image     == 'true' ) ? $no_image : '';
  $fade          = ( $fade         == 'true' ) ? $fade : 'false';

  $js_params = array(
    'fade' => ( $fade == 'true' )
  );

  $data = cs_generate_data_attributes( 'recent_posts', $js_params );

  $posts = get_posts( array(
    'orderby'             => 'date',
    'post_type'           => "{$type}",
    'posts_per_page'      => "{$count}",
    'offset'              => "{$offset}",
    "{$category_type}"    => "{$category}",
    'ignore_sticky_posts' => $no_sticky
  ) );

  $output = "<div {$id} class=\"{$class}{$orientation}\" {$style} {$data} data-fade=\"{$fade}\" >";

    foreach ($posts as $post) {

      if ( $no_image == 'true' ) {
        $image_output       = '';
        $image_output_class = 'no-image';
      } else {
        $image              = wp_get_attachment_image_src( get_post_thumbnail_id( $post->ID ), 'full' );
        $bg_image           = ( $image[0] != '' ) ? ' style="background-image: url(' . $image[0] . ');"' : '';
        $image_output       = '<div class="x-recent-posts-img"' . $bg_image . '></div>';
        $image_output_class = 'with-image';
      }

      $output .= '<a class="x-recent-post' . $count . ' ' . $image_output_class . '" href="' . get_permalink( $post->ID ) . '" title="' . esc_attr( sprintf( csi18n('shortcodes.recent-posts-permalink'), the_title_attribute( array( 'echo' => false, 'post' => $post->ID ) ) ) ) . '">'
                 . '<article id="post-' . $post->ID . '" class="' . implode( ' ', get_post_class('', $post->ID) ) . '">'
                   . '<div class="entry-wrap">'
                     . $image_output
                     . '<div class="x-recent-posts-content">'
                       . '<h3 class="h-recent-posts">' . get_the_title( $post->ID ) . '</h3>'
                       . '<span class="x-recent-posts-date">' . get_the_date( '', $post->ID ) . '</span>'
                     . '</div>'
                   . '</div>'
                 . '</article>'
               . '</a>';

    }

  $output .= '</div>';

  return $output;
}

function x_recent_posts_excerpt() {
  remove_shortcode( 'x_recent_posts' );
  remove_shortcode( 'recent_posts' );
  add_shortcode( 'x_recent_posts', 'x_shortcode_recent_posts_v2' );
  add_shortcode( 'recent_posts', 'x_shortcode_recent_posts_v2' );
}

Thank you.

I sent secured note. Feel free to correct and activate child theme.

Hello @MulderDSM,

I have logged in to your site and enabled the child theme. I have corrected the necessary file and settings. Your issue is now resolved.

Please check your site.

Thanks so much!!! It is very appreciated.

You’re most welcome!

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