Made for your blog

Created for

Ready to your shop

Compatible with
WooCommerce plugin

Thought to automate

Compatible with
WP All Import plugin, WP REST API

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/Cloudinary/Tumblr) or

Slider of External Images

as Featured Image of your Post, Page or Custom Post Type, such as WooCommerce Product.


WooCommerce features


For Product: external featured image/video/slider

For Product Gallery: external images/videos

For Product Category: external image/video

For Lightbox and Zoom: enable/disable

Compatibility with WP All Import plugin

Automatically set an external image to each product category. The image will be chosen among the external product images from that category

NEW: For variable product: variations with external images


Automation features


Integration with WP REST API


WP All Import features


Accepts a 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

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

URL validation: when an image is not found, its URL is not saved (on/off)


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 (on/off)


External post features


Auto set the first image as Featured Image (on/off)

Hide the first image from content (on/off)

Overwrite the existing external featured image (on/off)

Button to apply these settings to all posts/pages

New: schedule an event to set all first images as featured images. So it can run hourly, daily etc


Sharing features


Social tags (on/off)


Video features


Size settings

Auto play/pause on mouse over/out (on/off)

Allows player parameters for YouTube videos

Video thumbnail as Featured Image on home/shop (on/off)


Slider features


Fade effect (on/off)

Pause autoplay on hover (on/off)

Show prev/next buttons (on/off)

Start to play automatically (on/off)

Time between each transition (in ms)

Transition duration (in ms)


Style features


Crop all images to the same size on home/shop (on/off)

CSS Style

NEW: Define a default external featured image to be shown when there is no featured image

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

Hide featured media on post/page (on/off)

18 hover effects

NEW: Prioritize the internal image rather than the external one, if both exist (on/off)


Admin features


Featured Image column (on/off)


External Images

Supports image URLs from anywhere:
Instagram, Google Drive, Flickr…

External Videos

Supports video URLs from
Vimeo, YouTube, Cloudinary, Tumblr

External Image Slider

Supports image URLs from anywhere:
Instagram, Google Drive, Flickr…