Get first image in post

Adding this PHP code to your wordpress theme will return the URL for the first image in your post.

function catch_that_image() {
  global $post, $posts;
  $first_img = '';
  $output = preg_match_all('//i', $post->post_content, $matches);
  $first_img = $matches [1] [0];

  // no image found display default image instead
    $first_img = "/images/default.jpg";
  return $first_img;

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