Featured Image from URL | FIFU

Description

WordPress plugin for external featured image

Since 2015 FIFU has helped thousands of websites worldwide to save money on storage, processing and copyright.

If you are tired of wasting time and resources with thumbnail regeneration, image optimization and never-ending imports, this plugin is for you.

FEATURED IMAGE

Use an external image as featured image of your post, page or custom post type.

  • External featured image
  • Unsplash image search
  • Default featured image
  • Hide featured media
  • Featured image in content
  • Elementor widget
  • Auto set image title
  • Save image dimensions
  • Featured image column
  • [Premium] Giphy image search
  • [Premium] Unsplash image size
  • [Premium] Same height
  • [Premium] Hover effects
  • [Premium] Replace not found image
  • [Premium] Image validation

AUTOMATIC FEATURED MEDIA

  • Auto set featured image/video using img/iframe tag from post content
  • [Premium] Auto set featured image using post title and search engine

PERFORMANCE

  • CDN + optimized thumbnails
  • Lazy load
  • [Premium] Flickr thumbnails

SOCIAL

  • Social tags
  • [Premium] Media RSS tags

AUTOMATION

  • WP All Import add-on
  • WooCommerce import
  • [Premium] WP REST API
  • [Premium] WooCommerce REST API
  • [Premium] Schedule metadata generation

WOOCOMMERCE

  • External product image
  • Lightbox and zoom
  • Category image on grid
  • [Premium] External image gallery
  • [Premium] External video gallery
  • [Premium] Auto set category images
  • [Premium] Variable product
  • [Premium] Variation image
  • [Premium] Variation image gallery

FEATURED VIDEO

Supports videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Imgur, 9GAG, Cloudinary, Tumblr and Publitio.

  • [Premium] Featured video
  • [Premium] Video thumbnail
  • [Premium] Play button
  • [Premium] Minimum width
  • [Premium] Black background
  • [Premium] Mouseover autoplay
  • [Premium] Autoplay
  • [Premium] Loop
  • [Premium] Mute
  • [Premium] Background video
  • [Premium] Related videos
  • [Premium] Gallery icon

OTHERS

  • [Premium] Featured slider
  • [Premium] Featured shortcode

INTEGRATION FUNCTION FOR DEVELOPERS

  • fifu_dev_set_image($post_id, $image_url)

LINKS

Screenshots

  • Just insert the image address or some keywords and click on preview button

  • If the image URL is correct, the image will be shown

  • Featured video

  • Featured slider

  • Featured image column

  • External featured media on home

  • External featured image on post

  • Featured video on post

  • Featured slider on post

  • Many settings

  • External image gallery

  • External video gallery

  • External featured media on WooCommerce shop

  • External featured media on cart

  • External image gallery

  • External featured image on lightbox

  • Zoom

  • Video gallery

  • Featured video on lightbox

  • Fullscreen

Installation

INSTALL FIFU FROM WITHIN WORDPRESS

  1. Visit the plugins page within your dashboard and select ‘Add New’;
  2. Search for ‘Featured Image from URL’;
  3. Activate FIFU from your Plugins page;

INSTALL FIFU MANUALLY

  1. Upload the ‘featured-image-from-url’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory;
  2. Activate the FIFU plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress;

FAQ

Where is the external featured image box?

  • Next to the regular featured image box, in the post editor.

Why isn’t preview button working?

  • Your image URL is invalid. Take a look at FIFU Settings > Getting started.

Does FIFU save the images in the media library?

  • Never.

Is any action necessary before removing FIFU?

  • Access settings and clean the metadata.

What’s the metadata created by FIFU?

  • Database registers that help WordPress components to work with the external images. FIFU can generate the metadata of ~30,000 image URLs per minute.

What are the disadvantages of the external images?

  • No image optimization or thumbnails. You can fix that with Jetpack plugin (performance settings).

What are the advantages of the external images?

  • You save money on storage, processing and copyright. And you can have extremely fast import processes.

Reviews

Ogóst 31, 2020
Featured Image from URL is a great plugin. I am using the free edition for a while now, but I will undoubtedly buy a premium soon. Support is excellent.
Ogóst 27, 2020
I've some trouble on the plugin and the plugin owner answer and support me right away and help me solve it in a short time...great job. Very recommend for any website owner want a good thumbnail on their site.
Ogóst 21, 2020
I reported a bug and the plugin owner reacted in a timely manner. this plugin is the way to go for our site who need frequent thumbnail changes from a remote server... great job
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Contributors & Developers

“Featured Image from URL | FIFU” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

3.3.7

  • Improvement: some menu settings were reorganized; bug fix: child/duplicated and parent products were sharing the same image metadata.

3.3.6

  • New option: Featured Slider > show thumbnails gallery (great for real state sites); improvement: integration between Featured Slider and Jetpack CDN.

3.3.5

  • New feature: Featured Image > Auto Set (get images from search engines); bug fix: images not shown in WooCommerce gallery when the dimensions are null.

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