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Featured Image from URL (FIFU)

4.6 Avg. Rating
70K Installs
Tested with WordPress 5.8.2

by fifu.app.

Use an external image as featured image of a post or WooCommerce product. Includes image search, video, social tags, SEO, lazy load, gallery, automati …

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
  • [PRO] Disable right-click
  • [PRO] Save in the media library
  • [PRO] Giphy image search
  • [PRO] Unsplash image size
  • [PRO] Same height
  • [PRO] Hover effects
  • [PRO] Replace not found image
  • [PRO] Image validation

AUTOMATIC FEATURED MEDIA

  • Auto set featured media from post content
  • [PRO] Auto set featured image using post title and search engine
  • [PRO] Auto set featured image using ISBN and books API
  • [PRO] Auto set screenshot as featured image
  • [PRO] Auto set featured media using web page address
  • [PRO] Auto set featured image from Unsplash using tags

PERFORMANCE

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

SOCIAL

  • Social tags
  • [PRO] Media RSS tags
  • [PRO] bbPress features

AUTOMATION

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

WOOCOMMERCE

  • External product image
  • Lightbox and zoom
  • Category image on grid
  • [PRO] External image gallery
  • [PRO] External video gallery
  • [PRO] Auto set category images
  • [PRO] Variable product
  • [PRO] Variation image
  • [PRO] Variation image gallery
  • [PRO] Save images in the media library
  • [PRO] FIFU product gallery
  • [PRO] Fast Buy

FEATURED VIDEO

Supports videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Imgur, 9GAG, Cloudinary, Tumblr, Publitio, JW Player, WordPress.com (Jetpack Video Hosting), Sprout and media library.

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

WIDGETS

  • [PRO] Featured media
  • [PRO] Featured grid
  • [PRO] Product gallery

OTHERS

  • [PRO] Quick edit
  • [PRO] Featured slider
  • [PRO] Featured shortcode
  • [PRO] FIFU shortcodes

INTEGRATION FUNCTION FOR DEVELOPERS

  • fifu_dev_set_image($post_id, $image_url)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_image_list($post_id, $image_url_list)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_video($post_id, $video_url)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_category_image($term_id, $image_url)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_category_video($term_id, $video_url)

LINKS

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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;

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?

  • No. Only the PRO version is capable of doing this, but it is optional. The plugin was designed to work with external images.

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 ~50,000 image URLs per minute.

What are the disadvantages of the external images?

  • No image optimization or thumbnails by default. You can fix that with CDN + Optimized Thumbnails feature (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.

Is it legal to embed images without permission?

  • Yes, it is. Click here to know more.

3.8.0

  • Fix: the regular featured image metabox will be closed and not longer removed when the post has an external featured image.

3.7.9

  • Enhancement: hide internal image metaboxes when the post has an external featured image.

3.7.8

  • CSV and JSON examples updated.

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