How to Add Featured Images to your WordPress Theme

David Ugale, Author
Written by David Ugale

If your WordPress dashboard is not displaying a “Featured Image” screen section when adding or editing a post, it might be that your theme does not support the Featured Image function.

To fix that problem, you can edit your theme’s functions.php file and add the following line:

add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails' );

For more information on the WordPress Featured Image function, see Featured Images & Post Thumbnails on the WordPress.org website.

Originally published February 26th, 2021, updated April 21st, 2022