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, Giphy, Flickr…

External Videos

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

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 /
site
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
Premium
$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

FAQ

Please read it before buying

How to get Featured Image from URL?

Free: WordPress plugin directory.
Premium:
  • 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.

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 by license key. Or sometimes 2, since one of them is a stage site (it should have a similar layout and content to the main 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.

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.

What happens after 1 year?

You can continue using the Premium version normally. However, to continue receiving updates and support, you will need to make a new payment.
For other questions, support@featuredimagefromurl.com

Payment


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(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

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). Alternatively, you can use random images from Unsplash and Giphy or search them by keywords.

 

Free features:

  • Original Size
  • Default External Featured Image
  • Featured Image in Content (post, page)
  • Hide Featured Image (post, page, Custom Post Type)
  • 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
    • delay
  • Unsplash Image Size (for Keyword Search and Random Image)
  • 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 1st (or nth) image/video URL found as “featured image”. It will happen when you click on Publish/Update button.

 

Free features:

  • Configuration
    • Use the 1st (or nth) image as featured image
    • Hide the 1st (or nth) image from content
    • Remove query strings
    • Overwrite the existing featured image

Premium features:

  • Configuration
    • Use the 1st (or nth) video as “featured image”
    • Hide the 1st (or nth) 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 features:

  • Social Tags
    • add social tags
    • only image tags

Premium features:

  • Media RSS Tags
    • width

FIFU supports videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Imgur, 9GAG, Cloudinary, Tumblr and Publitio (videos hosted elsewhere are not supported).

 

Premium features:

  • Video
  • Video Image Thumbnail
    • on home/shop
    • on page
    • on post
    • on custom post type
  • Play Button
    • color
    • mode
      • lightbox
      • inline
    • z-index
    • hide from grid
  • Black Background (Vimeo)
  • Minimum Width
  • Video Autoplay on mouseover (YouTube, Vimeo)
  • Video Autoplay (YouTube, Vimeo)
  • Video Loop (YouTube, Vimeo)
  • Related Videos (YouTube)
  • Product Gallery Icon

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:

  • Image Metadata
  • Clean Metadata
  • Delete All URLs

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