Add Thumbnails in Manage Posts/Pages and Other Post Types

Hi there, here we go again! For today I’ve prepared you this simple ready to copy functions to display to the Manage/Edit Post and Pages and my custom taxonomy Downloads a new column with the thumbnail preview.
Thumbnails in Manage Posts

This snippet will first search for thumbnail and it’s id, but if fail then look for attachment used in the image there are no thumbnails on the posts to call a image[0], or the first image in the post, page or download type.

The default thumb size is 55px x 55px but you can easy change it on this snippet code. Simply you just have to edit $width and $height values. The same worth for custom post type selection, just edit this part of a code add_theme_support(‘post-thumbnails’, array( ‘post‘, ‘page‘, ‘download‘ ) );.

Add Thumbnails in Manage Posts/Pages

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* Snippet Name: Add Thumbnails in Manage Posts/Pages and Other Post Types
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if ( !function_exists (‘AddThumbColumn’) && function_exists (‘add_theme_support’) ) {

// for post and page
add_theme_support (‘post-thumbnails’, array( ‘post’, ‘page’ ) );

function AddThumbColumn ($cols) {

$cols[‘thumbnail’] = __(‘Thumbnail’);

return $cols;

function AddThumbValue ($column_name, $post_id) {

$width = (int) 35;
$height = (int) 35;

if ( ‘thumbnail’ == $column_name ) {
// thumbnail of WP 2.9
$thumbnail_id = get_post_meta( $post_id, ‘_thumbnail_id’, true );
// image from gallery
$attachments = get_children( array(‘post_parent’ => $post_id, ‘post_type’ => ‘attachment’, ‘post_mime_type’ => ‘image’) );
if ($thumbnail_id)
$thumb = wp_get_attachment_image( $thumbnail_id, array($width, $height), true );
elseif ($attachments) {
foreach ( $attachments as $attachment_id => $attachment ) {
$thumb = wp_get_attachment_image( $attachment_id, array($width, $height), true );
if ( isset($thumb) && $thumb ) {
echo $thumb;
} else {
echo __(‘None’);

// for posts
add_filter( ‘manage_posts_columns’, ‘AddThumbColumn’ );
add_action( ‘manage_posts_custom_column’, ‘AddThumbValue’, 10, 2 );

// for pages
add_filter( ‘manage_pages_columns’, ‘AddThumbColumn’ );
add_action( ‘manage_pages_custom_column’, ‘AddThumbValue’, 10, 2 );

Different Background on each WordPress Post or Page

You may want to have a different background on your WordPress website. For example, you may have a celebrity blog and want to include an image of that celebrity on each of there pages or you may have a site that covers different topics and want to have a different color to represent each category.

This is easy to do with the plugin called Background Per Page.

Simply (in your WordPress dashboard) go to Plugins > Add New and search for Background Per Page, or download Background Per Page plugin, extract and upload the folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory. Then just Activate the plugin trough ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Download Background Per Page