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WEBFI-WordPress-14 Best Featured Image Plugins and Tutorials for WordPress



Featured images play an important role in most WordPress themes. There are plenty of things you are able to do with featured images. In this video, we will show you 14 of the best featured image plugins and tutorials.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

#1 Soliloquy. it comes with a featured content add on and allows you to easily add featured content slider on any WordPress theme.

It will automatically get the featured image from your article and use is as a slide with your post title and excerpt.

#2 is quick featured images which is a plugin that lets you do build editing on your featured images.

You can also set a default image to be use as featured or use the first image in the post as the featured image.

#3 is multiple post thumbnails which allows you to add multiple featured images to your WordPress posts.

#4 is require featured image. this is great if you have a theme that really showcases featured image and you have multiple authors working on posts.

This plugins stops anyone from publishing a post without a featured image.

#5 is featured image column which will show you on the media area if a featured image is attached to that post or not.

This makes it easy to quickly add featured images to previous posts

#6 is default featured image which will set a default featured image if none is set for your posts.

#7 is easy add thumbnail which will setup the first image in a post as the featured image.

This is great for older posts with no featured image set as it will automatically set it for you as long as there is an image in the post.

#8 is video thumbnails is great if you have a site full of videos. this plugin will look to see if a post has a YouTube, Vimeo or DailyMotion video and automatically sets the video thumbnail as the featured image.

#9 is featured video plus which will set your video as a featured video instead of a featured image.

#10 is post thumbnail editor and it allows you to edit images inside WordPress. Then you can use the cropped image as the featured image.

#11 is default fallback featured image in WordPress.

This is a way to add code to your site instead of using a plugin. just add this code to your site and it will show this as the default image.

#12 fallback featured image by category this will let you set a default featured image based on category which might work better than a default basic image for the whole site.

Just add this code and make sure you add the category images to this folder with this file name structure.

#13 is the post thumbnails in WordPress rss feeds will add thumbnails to your rss feeds. just add the code to your functions page.

#14 is regenerate thumbnails. this plugin works great if you update your theme, you old image dimensions might be skewed. using this plugin generates new image sizes in WordPress to make your images match the theme.

Related Links:

Links to all of these can be found at:

http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/14-best-featured-images-plugin-and-tools-for-wordpress/

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6 Comments

  • Narasimha Kailasa on August 7, 2015

    Hey hi… I'm facing a problem with plugins tab. I'm working already existing website. By watching your video i wanted to make changes but I'm unable to find plugins tab in dashboard. I'm new to wordpress. can you please help me out..

  • Rod Warrix on September 26, 2015

    Has anyone found a plugin (free) that will allow bulk featured images to be assign to multiple pages? I have say 200 pages (160) of them do not have an image yet that they need. Lots of hours assigning the ones I got going now! I want to upload images and then have a way to select or assign them to the pages they were meant for in a w easier way then going to each page/post to assign the image. Something like "Feature Image Columns" but to be able to assign images right from the column like that. I see they are blank and want to assign them but no options yet have I found to assign easily that is free or less than $150 to do. "Featured Image Column" Allows to to see they are blank I did not see anything that will allow you to select an image to be featured. Hope I made It clear of what I am asking if not sorry. Please help. See tons of the question being asked and even from years ago but still no quick answer. Thanks.

  • Kartik Vaish on March 21, 2016

    Hi there, is there a plug in to centre the featured image in wordpres twenty fourteen?

  • Shihab on December 29, 2016

    Featured Image for post thumbnails are automatically faded after publish. can it be solved?
    -Thanks

  • PunkGraphic Creative Clinic on November 6, 2017

    Very cool. You can also add an unique tilt image effect to make it a bit more interactive, like this one: http://scarab13.com/tilteffect

  • KnoWorld on April 27, 2020

    How to add hover affect on feature imges in post?

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