Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Usage of MS Auto Thumbnail Custom Key Generator

hi friends,

thanks for using my plugin, since this plugin was my first wordpress plugin and i was not much aware about plugin writing, so i have not written any document for it.
I got many emails/comments in which users have requested me to write the documents about the usage of MS Auto Thumbnail Custom Key Generator plugin. without any document it is confusing for them.

::About the plugin::
if you use wordpress theme, then you must be using the custom key for thumbnail or post image.
to create a custom key you simple go to wp admin and then new/edit post, then you write title, message and insert image for the post, then you copy the image url and put it in your custom field and you save the post, you use the custom field to display the thumb image of your theme.

This plugin do the same but automatically, you dont need to copy the image url and to put in custom field, this plugin creates a custom field and save the post image url in it.

1. activate my plugin from wp admin->plugins

2. check the name of your custom field used in your theme to display the snapshot, you can check it by reading theme documentation or by editing the theme files, you can see the custom field name like this "thumbnail or snap or articleimg or thumb or anything else"
if you are writing new theme or editing your existing theme, then you can use the code
get_post_meta($post->ID, "Thumbnail", $single = true); to display thumbnail.
3. go to wp admin -> setting -> MS Auto Thumbnail Custom Key Generator
and check(click) the checkbox "
Enable Auto Thumbnail Custom Key".

Enter custom key name (you have checked in step 2).

5. click on save button and you are done.

next time when you will create a post and will use the image in your post, the plugin will automatically add the image url in a custom key.

please see the image

note : you can create multiple custom fields of same post image

if you still face the problem, then please write me about your problem in full detail
my email address is mshahid85(at)gmail.com, or you can ask in comments


  1. Anonymous8:04 AM

    How to turn off thumbnail in single post page?

  2. Hi, I have just installed your plugin but receive an error when accessing the settings:

    You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.

    Any ideas? Thanks!

  3. Anonymous8:38 AM

    You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.

    Same problem