We have recently begun to post RSS feed information on client websites. One of the issues we were having was the ability to include thumbnails next to the displays of the article excerpts. After many hours of looking through the WordPress code and the RSS2HTML utility, I found that WordPress needs a plug-in in order to make this happen correctly.
I downloaded, installed, and tested the Thumbnail for Excerpts – by Radu Capan… this plugin was exactly what we were looking for. Now there is a thumbnail next to the excerpts and all is well. This plug-in also has the capability to be configured.
You can download the plug-in at: http://www.cnet.ro/wordpress/thumbnailforexcerpts/