No luck, I did everything as you suggested and the stuff from the tutorial but it doesn’t seem to display the image only the url source.
*I tried inserting the img before the <!–more–> tag in the page editor & after it – no joy
*I tried sticking an image in the Media db area on WP DSB and direct the image to there in stead off my server – no joy
* Tried making my div container larger – no joy
May have to look for a plugin instead. Thank you for your help though, appreciated! It may work for me if I do another WP site..
Sadly that didn’t work, some of the plugins I found were problematic for the style of my post – but I found this alternative which works fine, but it does not link to the first image in your post: http://blogigs.com/display-thumbnail-images-in-post-excerpts/ hope this helps others :)