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How to convert an jpg image to base64 with php in Wordpress?

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I am trying to convert an jpg image on my Wordpress blog to base64. I use this php code but it's not working:

$thePostThumb = get_the_post_thumbnail($postId, array(150,150));
background-image: url(\'data:image/jpg;base64,' . base64_encode($thePostThumb) . '\');

I have also tried this method:

$type = pathinfo(get_the_post_thumbnail_url($postId, array(150,150)), PATHINFO_EXTENSION);
$data = file_get_contents(get_the_post_thumbnail_url($postId, array(150,150));
$base64 = 'data:image/' . $type . ';base64,' . base64_encode($data)

I know the thumb image is being retrieved, just can't get it working. Anyone know what might be going on.

posted Aug 3, 2017 by anonymous

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Use this code this must be work, just tested locally:

$image = get_the_post_thumbnail_url($postID, array(150,150));
$ext = pathinfo($image, PATHINFO_EXTENSION);
echo 'data:image/' . $ext . ';base64,' . base64_encode(file_get_contents($image));
answer Aug 21, 2017 by Deepa
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