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.

Overview

Made for your blog

Created for WordPress, compatible with versions 4.X and 5.X.

Ready to 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.

External Images / Slider

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

External Videos

Supports video URLs from Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Imgur, 9GAG.

Shortcode content

Supports any content provided by a shortcode: texts, musics, iframes…

Advantages of external images

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

100%

Storage

100%

Image Processing

100%

Copyright

Price

What's better for your business?

FREE
$0 /
no license key
support response within 72h
lifetime automatic updates (usually once a week)
development of new essential features
external featured image
automated by import plugins only
basic WooCommerce features
Premium
$39,90 /
license key
support response within 24h
lifetime automatic updates (usually twice a week)
development of new complex features
external featured image, video, slider and shortcode
automated also by REST API, scripts and services
includes WooCommerce Image Gallery and Product Variations

FAQ

Please read it before buying

How to get Featured Image from URL?

Free: WordPress plugin directory.
Premium:
  • pay US$ 39,90 and receive the plugin and your license key by email within 12 hours;
  • you don’t need to inform your email or transaction ID. PayPal and Stripe automatically do that for you.

 

How to get support?

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

 

On how many sites can I install it?

Free: unlimited.
Premium:
  • only 1. Or sometimes 2, since one of them is a stage site;
  • this restriction is necessary to keep the support quality.

 

Which plugins are compatible with it?

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.

 

Are there any known incompatibility issues?

Some WooCommerce themes aren’t flexible enough to work with Videos and Sliders. To know if your theme is compatible with those features, please install the free version and take a look at “Checking compatibility” area, in FIFU settings.

 

Can I get my money back later?

With the exception of rare situations, no. But don’t worry about that. You will still have the best support and if, after your complete cooperation, I’m not able to solve your issue, I will offer you a refund.

 

For other questions, please send an email to support@featuredimagefromurl.com

Payment

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


Stripe checkout
(no account required)
$39,90
  • Credit and Debit cards
  • Google Pay, Apple Pay and others
PayPal checkout
(account required)
$39,90
  • Credit and Debit cards
  • PayPal balance

Getting started

with external featured images

Features

FIFU allows to use an external image as Featured Image of your Post, Page or Custom Post Type, such as WooCommerce Product, without saving to the image library. You only need the image address (URL).

 

Free features:

  • Original Size
  • Default External Featured Image
  • Featured Image in Content (post, page)
  • Hide Featured Image (post, page)
  • CSS Style
  • Add Class
  • Maximum Sizes (archive, cart, category, home, page, post, product, shop)
  • Save Image Dimensions
    • save and use image dimensions
    • save the image dimensions of all external featured images now
    • clean the image dimensions of all external featured images now
    • follow redirects

 

Premium features:

  • Same Height
    • selectors
    • size ratio
    • object fit
      • cover (center, top or bottom)
      • contain
      • fill
  • Replace Broken Image
  • Hover Effects (selectors)
  • Validate Images

 

 

This feature makes FIFU read the HTML of your internal post/page/product content and use the first image/video URL found as “featured image”. It will happen when you click on Publish/Update button.

 

Free features:

  • Configuration
    • Use the first image as featured image
    • Hide the first image from content
    • Remove query strings
    • Overwrite the existing featured image

 

Premium features:

  • Configuration
    • Use the first video as “featured image”
    • Hide the first video from content
    • Overwrite the existing featured video
  • Apply to all
    • ignore posts that already have an external featured image/video
    • update all your posts/pages/products now
    • define a cron event

 

FIFU allows to use external images in Product Image (regular or variable products), Product Gallery and Product Category.

 

Free features:

  • Disable Lightbox/Zoom
  • Category Image on Product Grid
  • Integrated with WooCommerce Import (custom field for image)

 

Premium features:

  • Image Gallery
  • Auto Set Product Category Images
  • Variable Product
    • variation image and gallery
  • Integrated with WooCommerce Import (custom fields for gallery, video and slider)

 

 

FIFU adds its own add-on to WP All Import plugin. Many WooCommerce users have used that to build shops with 100,000+ products.

 

Free fields:

  • Featured Image URL
  • Featured Image ALT/Title

 

Premium fields:

  • Featured Video URL
  • Featured Image URL + WooCommerce Product Gallery URLs
  • Featured Image Alt/Title + WooCommerce Product Gallery Alt/Titles
  • Featured Video URL + WooCommerce Product Gallery URLs
  • Featured Slider URLs

 

 

FIFU is integrate with WP REST API and WooCommerce REST API:

 

Premium fields:

  • Featured Image URL
  • Featured Image ALT/Title
  • Featured Video URL
  • Featured Image URL + WooCommerce Product Gallery URLs
  • Featured Image Alt/Title + WooCommerce Product Gallery Alt/Titles
  • Featured Video URL + WooCommerce Product Gallery URLs
  • Featured Slider URLs

 

 

FIFU has some features to load the images faster.

 

Free feature:

  • Lazy Load

 

Premium feature:

  • Flickr External Thumbnails

 

 

FIFU external images/videos can be shared on social networks.

 

Free feature:

  • Social Tags

 

FIFU supports public videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, Imgur, 9GAG, Cloudinary and Tumblr.

 

Premium features:

  • Video
  • Video Thumbnail
    • on home/shop
    • on page
  • Black Background (Vimeo)
  • Minimum Width
  • Video Autoplay on mouseover (YouTube, Vimeo)
  • Video Autoplay (YouTube, Vimeo)
  • Video Loop (YouTube, Vimeo)
  • Related Videos (YouTube)

 

 

FIFU allows to use a slider of external images as “featured image”.

 

Premium features:

  • Slider
  • Fade Effect
  • Pause Autoplay on Hover
  • Show Prev/Next Buttons
  • Start to Play Automatically
  • Show Gallery on Click
  • Define a Time Between Transitions
  • Define Transition Duration

 

 

FIFU allows to link some text to the images for SEO purposes.

 

Free features:

  • Auto Set Image Alt/Title
    • copy the post title to FIFU alt/title field
    • always use the post title as image alt/title

 

FIFU allows to use any content provided by a [shortcode] as “featured image”.

 

Premium features:

  • Shortcode
    • minimum width required
    • maximum height

 

FIFU is compatible with most popular plugins and themes. For that, some metadata needs to be created on database.

 

Free features:

  • Fake Internal Featured Image
  • Clean Metadata

 

 

FIFU general settings.

 

Free features:

  • Featured Image Column
  • Database
  • Media Library
  • jQuery

Premium features:

  • Meta Boxes: External Galleries and Slider
  • Schedule Metadata Generation
  • Internal URL Parameters