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

external image,

external video,

slider of external images,

or shortcode content

as “featured image” of your post, page or custom post type, such as WooCommerce product.


Made for your site

Created for WordPress and compatible with versions 5.X.

Ready for your shop

Compatible with WooCommerce plugin, including image gallery and variations.

Thought to automate

Compatible with WP All Import, WP REST API, WooCommerce REST API and WP-CLI.

External images / slider

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

External videos

Supports video URLs from Vimeo, YouTube, Cloudinary, Tumblr, Imgur, 9GAG, Publitio and JW Player.

Great SEO score

If used with Jetpack plugin, you get a free CDN + optimized image thumbnails. That's fast!

Advantages of external images

Since Featured Image from URL doesn't save images to your media library, you save money on




Image processing




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


FIFU menu settings


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
  • Optimized external thumbnails (with Jetpack plugin)
  • [Premium] Save in the media library
  • [Premium] Giphy animated image search
  • [Premium] Unsplash image size
  • [Premium] Same height
  • [Premium] Hover effects
  • [Premium] Replace not found image
  • [Premium] Image validation
  • [Premium] Flickr thumbnails



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



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



  • Social tags
  • [Premium] Media RSS tags



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



  • External product image
  • External product category 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
  • [Premium] Save images in the media library
  • [Premium] FIFU product gallery



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

  • [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



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



  • fifu_dev_set_image(post_id, image_url)
  • [Premium] fifu_dev_set_image_list(post_id, image_url_list)




What's better for your business?

$0 /
Lifetime support (response within 1 week)
lifetime updates (usually once a week)
essential features only
external featured image
automated by import plugins only
basic WooCommerce features
$39.90 /
1 site
1 year of support (response within 24h)
1 year of updates (usually twice a week)
2x more features and development of new ones
external featured image, video, slider and shortcode
automated also by REST API, scripts and services
includes WooCommerce Image Gallery and Product Variations
Premium (20% OFF)
$159.90 /
5 sites
1 year of updates and support
all Premium features
Premium (30% OFF)
$279.90 /
10 sites
1 year of updates and support
all Premium features
Premium (40% OFF)
$1,199.90 /
50 sites
1 year of updates and support
all Premium features
Premium (50% OFF)
$1,999.90 /
100 sites
1 year of updates and support
all Premium features


IMPORTANT: if you need an invoice, DON’T use the buttons below. Enter billing information and receive the invoice + checkout link by email.

(no account required)

Credit and Debit cards
Google Pay, Apple Pay and others

1 year of updates and support

License Keys

(account required)

Credit and Debit cards
PayPal balance

1 year of updates and support

License Keys


Please read it before buying

Free: WordPress plugin directory.
  • pay and receive the plugin and your license key(s) by email in a few seconds.
  • you don’t need to inform your email or transaction ID. PayPal and Stripe automatically do that for you.
Free: unlimited.
Premium: unlimited sites from the same domain using 1 license key. Example: example.com, ww.example.com, test.example.com, example.com/shop, etc. A 2nd domain is allowed for development purposes. However the technical support is still limited to 1 site by license key.
You can inform any problem related to plugin by email. Any bug found will be solved as soon as possible and without any cost.
Free: marcel@featuredimagefromurl.com
Premium: support@featuredimagefromurl.com
FIFU is compatible with most popular plugins. If you intend to use the Premium version with a specific plugin, try to test with the free version first.
Yes. You have a 30-day money-back guarantee.
You can continue using the Premium version normally*. However, to continue receiving updates and support, you will need to make a new payment.
* except the features “Auto set featured image using post title and search engine” and “Auto set featured image using ISBN and books API”. They run on a cloud service, so there are ongoing costs.
For other questions, support@featuredimagefromurl.com