The featured image (formerly known as the post thumbnail) is an image that represents your post. It might be shown by itself, or alongside the post content or excerpt, depending on how your theme displays posts.
I talk about uploading images in the Media Files section of this chapter.
If you don't see a Featured Image box on your Edit Posts screen (Figure 4-15), your theme probably doesn't support them. You can enable them by adding a line to your theme's functions.php file. See Chapter 6 for details.
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