Post Excerpt in WordPress helps to display a short summary of post instead of displaying full content. Post Excerpts are enabled by default in some WordPress themes and can be seen on Home, Archive, Category,Tag pages.
How to Display Thumbnails in Post Excerpt
Whenever post excerpts are enabled, WordPress will not display features like date, author name, images etc automatically. Hence, to display thumbnails in Post Excerpts you need to add a code manually to functions.php file or have to use a plugin. Here are some plugins that helps to automatically display thumbnails in post excerpts:
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1. Thumbnail For Excerpts
Thumbnail for Excerpts is the most popular plugin, that helps to display thumbnails in post excerpts automatically. Simply install this plugin and thumbnails will be live on your blog. You can also configure this plugin by using the options page. and many options are available to display thumbnails in different sizes.
2. Auto Post Thumbnail
Auto Post Thumbnail by SaniSoft is an useful plugin to display thumbnails in post excerpts automatically. After installing this plugin, you can configure the options using control panel. This plugin is bit smart in finding thumbnails and hence recommended if you want to display first image in the post as thumbnail.
3. Hungred Post Thumbnail
This plugin is useful when your blog got too many posts without thumbnails. Install this plugin and navigate to settings page to configure it. This plugin also has a good user-interface and bloggers who hate coding will surely like it. Hungred Post thumbnail plugin satisfies the need of creating thumbnails in post excerpts.
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