Consider the post thumbnail in get_the_post_format_image()
|Reported by:||tollmanz||Owned by:|
|Component:||Post Formats||Keywords:||has-patch dev-feedback needs-refresh|
get_the_post_format_image() makes valiant attempts to locate an image for use with a post of image post format.
The function first attempts to find suitable data in the post format meta field. If no image is found there, it grabs the first attached image. Finally, if all else fails, it will look in the post content to use the first image inserted in the content.
I think that the function should also consider grabbing the post's featured image as a fallback. I would prioritize this right after the post format meta data.
I think this is important in that it seems that using the featured image was a common practice for adding an image to a post of image post format. I would think that this would help improve back compat for themes that have used this practice. Moreover, since grabbing an attached image or an image inserted in the post content is merely a guess at the right image to use for the post, I think that using the featured image is a better guess than either of these methods.