2. the problem is not with your script. it's with an RSS reader for wordpress I am using on my site to display the feed generated from your script.
i need a variable for a direct url to the thumb (like $link, but just for thuumbnails) to display the image. for whatever reason the Rss Reader i am using does not read the width, height, title, border, etc stuff in the img tag.
i know (or think lol) the line that has to be changed is
Content visible to verified customers only.
but the question is to what so only the url to the thumb displays.