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Hello all! I’m using Corona as the basis for a user-submitted site. I’m using Gravity Forms to let users enter info, which then saves content using a few custom fields… and then submits the form as a draft blog post.
Since I want to display all the user submitted content as portfolio items, I then use the Post Type Switcher plugin to change those submissions from blog posts over to portfolio items. The one downfall is that I end up needing to manually associate a Featured Media (thumbnail image) for each portfolio item.
I’m curious – is there any way I might be able to automate this process of associating Featured Media to a portfolio item?
To get super technical about the details, the thumbnails/featured media I’m after are YouTube video thumbnails. I’m already getting YouTube URLs as part of my submission form (Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJCPxOleEhk). I can then locate the thumbnail image by plugging in the video ID into this URL: http://img.youtube.com/vi/Video-ID-Here/0.jpg.
I’ve got most everything else about this process pretty well automated, and the only thing I really need to do manually is to upload a Featured Media image for every portfolio. I realize this question is WAY beyond the scope of regular support, but I’m wondering if anyone has any ideas or suggestions I might try to avoid having this be a manual process.
Thanks in advance for your time!
Anyone? Looking for a way to dynamically populate Featured Media for a portfolio item, using a URL passed through a custom field?
Apologies for the bump. If there aren’t any other replies, I’ll let this post sink.
I’d like to know how to enable the custom fields on the portfolio items as well.
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