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Faster way to get a teaser image

Lindy Ritz 9 months ago in BLOX Total CMS updated 3 months ago 5

We use teaser images now SO often now - esp. with the new template - that it might be nice to have a shortcut button to apply an image you are using as a Child asset as the teaser, without having to do double the work. How possible would that be?

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Hi Lindy!

By default, BLOX CMS will use the first child image as the preview of an article. So, if you're adding teaser images for assets that are already children, you probably don't have to do that! Just make sure that the child image you want is at the top of your list of assets, and BLOX will do the work for you.

If you are talking about using teaser images for articles that don't have photos, we have a feature for that coming out in a few weeks! It will allow you to set multiple photos per section, and it will randomly use a default photo when you don't have any available in the article.

Does this answer your question?

If you are talking about using teaser images for articles that don't have photos, we have a feature for that coming out in a few weeks! It will allow you to set multiple photos per section, and it will randomly use a default photo when you don't have any available in the article.

I'm intrigued...

Did this feature ever launch? I can see how plenty could go wrong here.

One example that proves this would be a vital tool, is how we are using SO many videos as child assets - which require them to be the very first asset so that they appear at the top of the article (template hack?). Per your answer above, yes - the first child asset DOES default as the preview - but using a video as the preview image is not always representative of the story - and thus a teaser image becomes fundamental. 

Christine, this doesn't address the simple need of being able to assign the same image for a Child Asset AND Teaser in the same motion. The current workflow creates a lot of unnecessary steps and simply adds more time to the publishing process.