External Media as Featured Image

External Media as Featured Image

Featured Image From URL is a WordPress plugin that allows you to use an

External Image

External Video (YouTube/Vimeo)

Slider of External Images

as Featured Image of your



Custom Post Type



WooCommerce features


Product: external featured image/video/slider

Product Gallery: external featured images/videos

Compatibility with WP All Import plugin

Product Category: external featured image/video

Lightbox: enable/disable


Automation features


Integration with WP REST API


WP All Import features


List of URLs delimited by “|”: in this case, the first URL will be considered the featured image/video and the others will be imported to the product gallery or slider

Individual URLs: you bind each URL tag/column to a different FIFU Custom Field


Performance features


External Thumbnails: when you upload an image to Flickr (this feature requires your external images are hosted there), it automatically creates copies of that image in many different sizes. Then the plugin will handle the main URL to provide the image in the exactly size your site needs and it will be loaded many times faster

Lazy Load of images/videos at home/shop page


External post features


Auto set the first image as Featured Image


Sharing features


Social tags


Style features


CSS Style

Featured image in content (for themes that don’t use featured image on post/page)

Hide featured media on post/page

18 hover effects

Slider configuration settings

Video size settings

Auto play/pause videos on mouse over/out

Player parameters for YouTube videos


Admin features


Featured Image column