How To Stop Featured Image Appearing Twice In The Post?

how to stop featured image appearing twice

It’s amazing to work on the WordPress platform. If you are a pro then it would be fun with WordPress. But if you are a beginner then there are many things to learn about WordPress. Writing a blog post takes many things into consideration. You should take care about the length, quality and more.

Most of the newbies face featured image problem. They should know how to stop featured image appearing twice on their blog? It is necessary to put a featured image, but what if you publish it twice? In this post, I am going to let you know how to solve image problem for your WordPress blog post?

What Is A Featured Image And How To Fix Featured Image Problem?

First of all, let me give you an idea about a featured image. With your blog posts, you can see the thumbnail at your home page. Those images are featured images. You can set a featured image from your post writing section.

At the right sidebar of your theme, you can see an option to add featured image for your blog post. You just have to click at that option and an upload for an image will be shown to you.

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Let me tell you that adding a featured image is the function of your WordPress theme. Whenever you add a featured image with your post then the database connects with the theme to show the featured image along with your post.

  • Sometimes people encounter a problem showing two featured images. It is because when you add an image in the post and in the featured image box too then it will be shown twice.
  • Another reason may be adding an image in the post and you don’t see it due to its wrong size and you add it again. Then you will see only one image, but when you publish your post then, two images will be shown. To fix featured image problem, you should always pick an image with the right size.
  • There are few plugins using which you can solve image problem. Using such plugins, you can resize all the featured images and fix them. Sometimes you may forget to add a thumbnail, at that time your plugin will notify you.
  • You must know that many other things are there to think about. While choosing a WordPress theme, you should check the demo properly. It is necessary to have a WordPress theme which can allow you to add a featured image which is good in appearance.

A WordPress theme is responsible for such kind of problems. You must is and you can fix featured image problem. Most of the time, beginners get confused when they encounter such type of problem with WordPress. Uploading a theme and learning about it is needed.

I hope this tutorial can help you to solve image problem and understanding more about featured image. Make sure to have a look upon it before publishing your blog post.

Solve Featured Image Problem And Make Your Blog Post Look Good?

Have you solved an image problem? Are you still getting such problem? Are you seeing two images in your blog posts. Check the size of an image and then upload it. How about using any plugin? Do you prefer to use a plugin or want to do it manually?

Featured image is an important part of a blog post. Make sure to fix featured image problem. Don’t let yourself asking others how to stop featured image appearing twice in your blog post? Always try to use the perfect image. If you still face any problem then I am here to help.

by Ravi Chahar

A WordPress Professional and the LinkedIn Influencer. A coder by passion and a blogger by choice. WordPress theme development is his forte. He is your WordPress guy who will teach you how to solve WordPress errors, WordPress security issues, design issues and what not.

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  1. Hey Ravi!

    I remember when this happened to me a few years back. I was sooooo frustrated! Thankfully, I was able to figure out how to fix it AFTER I lost a bunch of hair. LOL Thanks for sharing this. I’m passing it along!


    1. Hi Brenda,

      Most of the bloggers have experienced this problem. When I started my blog then I was not even aware of featured image. So I was confused about it. But you know we learn with the passing of the time.

      You shouldn’t add your featured image in the post. I mean what’s the need? You can add it in an option given for it.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Hi Ravi, I noticed this JUST on my mobile site. I use WPTouch Pro plugin for my mobile site. I will have to play around with the featured image and see what I can do after reading this. Thank you so much for a solution to this problem.

    1. Hey Lisa,

      Good to see you after a long time.:)

      For sure you must check the featured images. Most of the time we don’t even check it. People do need to know about fixing such kind of problems. Yeah! its great to use any plugin for your featured images. Though I don’t use any, but still there are many effective plugins in the market.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a great week ahead.

  3. Hi Ravi,

    It’s a small issue but when we just start, it’s the potential to give a headache. I encountered this issue in the beginning and sorted it out after some research.

    I still have some issues with the blog images though, hope you don’t if I ask.

    1. What’s the right size for the featured or any image for WP?

    2. Should I convert the images to png. or jpeg. file?

    Thanks. 🙂

    1. Hey Priya,

      Such kind of issues are easy to solve but hard to decide the first step. You know there are many WordPress themes with the different content area and featured images. Though it is believed that the perfect size to upload for WordPress is of 800*600 dimensions, but it is dependent upon the content area of your website. If you have the area about 800px wide and you upload an image of 900px wide then it will extend up to the sidebar.

      Similarly for the featured images. You must check the size in your theme demo. It would be the best solution to check the size of a featured image.
      The conclusion is that you can’t tell the size for all. You need to check for your own theme.

      I hope you got the answer. If you still face any problem then I am here.
      Thanks for your wonderful comment.
      Have a lovely day.

  4. Hi Ravi,

    Informative post indeed 🙂

    Yes, most new bloggers face this issue, but over time, most are able to overcome it. Sure reminds me of my time also, but not for long – and now of course, one learns to play around more with images and their sizes to be used on the social media. The featured image on my blog is of a fixed size though, as per the theme, so cannot do much with that.

    Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend 🙂

    1. Hi Harleena,

      You are right. For newbies, it’s a kind of common problem. They face it a lot. Even I have encountered it in my previous days. But now it’s all good. I have noticed at few blogs that the featured image is not proper. I mean bloggers use Google images as their featured image. I don’t think it’s good. They should try to create a featured image according to the theme.
      Yeah! the theme of your blog matters a lot.
      Thanks for stopping by.

      Have a great week ahead.

  5. Hi Ravi,

    Indeed a great post. I remember when i was started blogging i faced the same issue. Blogging love make it easy for bloggers to know more about WordPress in detail. You have done a great job. Every time you come up with new topic which is packed with valuable information.

    Keep sharing 🙂



    1. Hey Mairaj,

      It’s always good to see you.:)

      Thanks for your kind words. I just try to make sure that people don’t face the problems I faced in my starting days. I have noticed many people face featured image problem. They should know how to fix the problem?

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a great weekend.

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