How to Add Featured Images to your WordPress Theme

David Ugale, Author
Written by David Ugale

If your WordPress dashboard is not displaying the Featured Image interface when adding or editing a post, your theme might not support the Featured Image function.

To add the Featured Image function, you can edit your theme’s functions.php file and add the following line:

functions.php
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 August 15th, 2022