Featured Image from URL

Descrição

Features:

  • Featured Image from URL plugin allows you to use an external image as Featured Image of your post, page and Custom Post Type, such as WooCommerce Product;

  • integrated with Unsplash engine, allows to search images by keywords (or you can use random images);

  • perfect for external posts, the plugin is able to use the first (or nth) image/video as Featured Image;

  • when you access the table of posts/pages/products/categories in admin menu, the Featured Images are shown in a new column;

  • if your theme doesn’t show Featured Image on posts/pages/products, it’s possible to include that at the beginning of the content automatically;

  • but if your theme show the Featured Images on posts/pages/products, there is an option to remove the Featured Image;

  • with lazy load feature the images/videos won’t be loaded until user scrolls to them making the home/shop page load faster;

  • all included content still has social tags to facilitate sharing on social networks;

  • compatible with WP All Import plugin and WooCommerce import;

  • some nonstandard image URLs, such as Instagram and Google Drive’s, will work as well;

  • you can define a default external featured image to be shown when there is no featured image;

  • you can disable the product lightbox and zoom;

  • you can apply your own CSS style or 18 hover effects to the images;

  • you can search GIFs from Giphy by keywords and use it as featured image (premium feature);

  • supports WP REST API (premium feature);

  • allows to schedule an cron event to set all first images as featured images. So it can run hourly, daily etc. (premium feature);

  • all features created for external images are available for external videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, Imgur, 9GAG, Cloudinary, Tumblr and Publitio. For YouTube videos, it’s possible to set player parameters. And you can define the video size for each screen type (premium feature);

  • you can use a slider of images as “featured image” (premium feature);

  • you can use an external video thumbnail or an external video (from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram, Imgur, 9GAG, Cloudinary, Tumblr and Publitio) as “featured image” (premium feature);

  • embedded video can be replaced by its image thumbnail + play button (with some customizations). It drastically decreases the loading time. (premium feature);

  • you can use any content provided by a shortcode as “featured image” (premium feature);

  • auto set product category images, with each image being chosen among the external product images from that category (premium feature);

  • it’s also possible to use external images in the WooCommerce Product Gallery, Product Category and Variable Product (premium feature);

  • you can use external thumbnails from Flickr to make your site faster (premium feature);

  • it’s able to crop the external featured images to the same size (premium feature);

  • auto play/pause videos on mouse over/out (premium feature);

  • replaces broken URLs by a default one (premium feature);

  • defines Unsplash image sizes (premium feature);

  • adds media RSS tags (premium feature).

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Ecrãs

  • Just fill the URL field with the image address and click on preview button.

  • If the URL is correct, the image will be shown.

  • Premium feature: featured video from URL.

  • Premium feature: featured slider from URL.

  • Featured image column.

  • External featured media on home.

  • External featured image on post (it could be a page or a custom post type).

  • Premium feature: featured video from URL.

  • Premium feature: featured slider from URL.

  • A lot of settings to adapt the plugin to your needs.

  • Premium feature: image gallery from URL.

  • Premium feature: video gallery from URL.

  • External featured media on WooCommerce shop.

  • External featured media on cart.

  • Premium feature: image gallery from URL.

  • External featured image on Lightbox.

  • Lightbox zoom.

  • Premium feature: video gallery from URL.

  • Premium feature: external featured video on Lightbox.

  • Lightbox zoom.

Instalação

  1. Install automatically or by uploading the ZIP file.
  2. Active o plugin através do menu ‘Plugins’ no WordPress.
  3. The plugin settings will be in the left column, between ‘Appearance’ and ‘Collapse menu’ icons.
  4. And a new box will be shown immediately below or above the traditional “Featured Image” box, in the page/post/product editor.

Perguntas frequentes

Where are the “Featured Image from URL” box?

  • It will be immediately below or above the traditional “Featured Image” box, in the page/post/product editor.

What’s the URL field?

  • There you should paste the image URL. For example: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/9944251684_e16fd019c0_b.jpg

What’s the preview button?

  • This button will show you a preview of the external image.

Why don’t I see the image preview?

  • Because your URL is invalid.

What’s the “alt attribute” field?

  • There you can write a short description of the image. It is only for SEO reasons.

What’s the “Remove external featured image” link?

  • It’s used to remove the external image.

Can I have two featured images (internal and external)?

  • No for the same post. The external image will be used and the internal will be unlinked.

Which WooCommerce versions are supported by Featured Image from URL?

  • 3.0.X and later.

When accessing “All Pages”, “All Posts”, “Products” or “Product Categories” in admin menu, how can I enable or disable “FIFU” column?

  • Just click on “Screen Options”, and check or uncheck “FIFU”.

How to show the Featured Image (internal or external) at the beginning of the content of a Post, Page or Product?

  • There is a toggle (on/off) in Featured Image from URL settings. This functionality was added to attend some themes that didn’t show the Featured Image before the content of Posts, Pages or Products.

Avaliações

3 de Junho, 2020
This is a wonderful solution to get what was my evergrowing media library back under control. Works perfectly. I had a question and tech support quickly resolved my question in a matter of hours. Five Stars!
13 de Maio, 2020
I use this plugin (Premium version) from long time now and it saved me lots of hours, effort and money (hosting, storage, bandwidth and more). Don't think twice and Go Premium - it is a great plugin and the support service is of the highest quality, extremely responsive and helpful. Thank you so much!
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Registo de alterações

3.1.0

  • New Feature (Premium): Giphy search; New option (Premium): Same Height > Delay; Bug Fix: problems due with invalid characters in some fields.

3.0.9

  • Bug fix: background images might not being shown after the last update.

3.0.8

  • New Feature (Premium): Video > Product Gallery Icon; Improvement (Premium): FIFU gets YouTube video image thumbnails without top and bottom black stripes now; Improvement: Lazy Load can work with background images now; Notice: Internal URL Parameters is a FREE feature now.

3.0.7

  • Bug fix: internal featured images might not being shown in the previous version.

3.0.6

  • New feature (Premium): Media RSS Tags; Improvement (Premium): FIFU add-on for WP All Import has a List Delimiter field now; Bug fix: conflict with external images from WordPress sites; Bug fix: og:image social tag was not being added when Yoast SEO plugin is installed.

3.0.5

  • Improvement (Premium): Video Thumbnail Height option was not responsive and was replaced by Crop Top and Bottom (%); Bug Fix: Twitter Social Tag was not being added when Yoast SEO plugin is installed; Bug fix: Hide Featured Media was unduly working for a page used as front page.

3.0.4

  • Critical bug fix: conflict between Social Tags feature and the latest Yoast SEO plugin version on post editor (Updating failed error); New option (Premium): thumbnail height (crop the top and bottom margins from video image thumbnails); New option: only image tags (disable title and description social tags); Bug fix: rest routes (some features not working in sites with https problems); Bug fix: metadata features (problems due URLs with illegal characters).

3.0.3

  • New options (Premium): Play Button > Color, Play Button > z-index, Video Image Thumbnail > on custom post type; Improvement (Premium): new option to replace the play button by a little top right video icon on grids; Bug fix: menu settings style issue due customized jquery-ui CSS from some themes.

3.0.2

  • Improvement: integration with WordPress Importer plugin; Improvement (Premium): Play Button can start the video inline now (lightbox is optional); Improvement (Premium): Video Image Thumbnail can be used in single posts now; Bug fix: WooCommerce placeholder not loaded on product category editor; Bug fix: get_woocommerce_term_meta() function is deprecated; Bug fix: saved image dimensions were not being applied.

3.0.1

  • New feature: Delete All URLs; Improvement: FIFU column differentiates internal and external images now; Bug fix: conflict with Classified Listing plugin; Bug fix: conflict between Admin->jQuery and Elementor editor.

3.0.0

  • Improvement (Premium): supports videos from Publitio now; New: donation campaign removed ($142.90 raised); New: Premium version has now 5 different annual plans.

2.9.9

  • Improvement (Premium): play button on video image thumbnail can be disabled/enabled now; Bug fix: conflict between WooCommerce lightbox toggle and some themes.

2.9.8

  • Improvement (Premium): Featured Video and Featured Slider should work with ANY theme now.

2.9.7

  • New (Premium): a play button can be added to video image thumbnails and clicking on that the video will be shown in a lightbox; Improvement: some code added to avoid cache issues with the image javascript; Bug fix: conflict with WPML Multilingual CMS plugin; Bug fix: ajax image problem when adding products to cart; Bug fix: style issue on menu settings due notices/messages from other themes/plugins.

2.9.6

  • Improvement: last posts and URLs added to support data to make the support faster; Improvement: integration with Sirv plugin; Bug fix: some layout issues on image keyword search.

2.9.5

  • Improvement: next button added to random featured images; Bug fix: style issues on Arabic language sites.

2.9.4

  • Bug fix: 2.9.3 new features were not working for WooCommerce product categories.

2.9.3

  • New feature: external images can be loaded from Unsplash (keywords search or randomly); New Premium feature: Unsplash Image Size; Improvement: lightbox on post editor; Bug fix: conflict with tagDiv Composer plugin.

2.9.2

  • Bug fix: internal images were not being shown when used into Featured Image from URL field.

2.9.1

  • Improvement: URL from Post Content feature can work with the nth image now; Improvement: Hide Featured Media feature can work with Custom Post Types now; Bug fix: image width was being limited to 1000px; Bug fix: conflict with internal images.

2.9.0

  • New: the plugin has its own Chrome Extension now; Bug fix: block-ui was not working after recent update.

2.8.9

  • Bug fixes: conflict with Media Cloud plugin and menu settings style issues on Google Chrome.

2.8.8

  • Bug fix: menu settings layout was broken in sites with many plugins/themes notifications.

2.8.7

  • New: supports PRIVATE videos from Vimeo now.

2.8.6

  • Bug fix: conflict with Multisite Post Duplicator plugin; Improvement: public front-end script should run a little faster now; Improvement: plugin version added to CSS to avoid cache style issues.

2.8.5

  • Bug fix: conflict betweem internal and external featured image fields on post editor.

2.8.4

  • New: Admin Area > Internal URL Parameters.

2.8.3

  • New feature: Featured Image > Same Height > Object Fit > Cover (center/bottom/top), Contain and Fill; New feature: Video > Video Thumbnail > on page.

2.8.2

  • Improvement: integration between the new WooCommerce variation image gallery and REST API; Deprecated: the old variation image gallery provided by FIFU; Bug Fix: Default External Featured Image wasn’t working with WP All Import.

2.8.1

  • New: WooCommerce product variations have Image Gallery from URL fields now, used with WooCommerce Additional Variation Images plugin (by WooCommerce).

2.8.0

  • Improvement: WooCommerce product variations have a Featured Image from URL field now; icons added to FIFU fields.

2.7.9

  • Improvement: integration with Aliplugin; New: campaign to raise funds for new features, Premium version integrated with new payment services and new site.

2.7.8

  • Bug fix: menu settings style issues in sites hosted in WordPress.com; Improvement: better compatibility and security for rest routes, used in some menu settings; Bug fix: conflict with internal images that have the path files.wordpress.com.

2.7.7

  • Bug fix: Clean Metadata, Fake Internal Featured Image, Default External Featured Image and Save Image Dimensions were not being called from menu settings in some sites due wrong rest routes.

2.7.6

  • New: Getting Started; New FREE Feature: Admin Area > Database; Bug Fix: WooCommerce zoom; Deprecated: Fake Internal Featured Image (1 attachment for all); Improvement: faster menu settings.

2.7.5

  • Improvement: menu settings is faster now; Bug fix: conflict with internal images in some sites.

2.7.4

  • Bug fixes: conflict between Social Tags and Yoast plugin; conflict between Default External Featured Image and Classic Editor plugin; style issue on Safari browser; conflict with internal featured images in some sites.

2.7.3

  • New feature: Settings > Admin Area > jQuery; bug fix: Copy Link was wrong in some sites.

2.7.2

  • New feature: FIFU has its own WP All Import add-on now. ACF add-on is not required anymore.

2.7.1

  • New feature: Text > Auto Set Image Alt > always use the post title; Improvement: icons added to menu settings.

2.7.0

  • Deprecated: Metadata > Metadata Generation; Improvement: Metadata > Fake Internal Featured Image layout is more intuitive now.

2.6.9

  • Notice: ready for WordPress 5.3.

2.6.8

  • Bug fixes: Ignore Auto Set option removed from Category editor; quotation marks issue on Social Tags.

2.6.7

  • Bug fixes: conflict between internal featured image and Default External Featured Image; Social Tags wasn’t creating an image tag for the Default External Featured Image. Improvement: description social tag will use post_excerpt instead of post_content.

2.6.6

  • Bug fixes: title/logo disappeared in some themes; menu broken due instability on jquery.com (replaced by Cloudflare).

2.6.5

  • Deprecated: Featured Image > Priority.

2.6.4

  • New premium feature: Video > Related Videos; Bug fix: undefined variable.

2.6.3

  • New feature: Auto Set First Image > Remove Query Strings; Integration: Toolset Forms plugin; New: WordPress Plugins tab.

2.6.2

  • Notice: about conflict with Facebook social tags from Yoast SEO plugin.

2.6.1

  • Bug fix: menu settings style issue on Firefox.

2.6.0

  • Bug fix: Auto Set First Image will ignore base64 images now.

2.5.9

  • New features: Add Class and Save Image Dimensions > Follow Redirects.

2.5.8

  • Improvement: Save Image Dimensions is faster now.

2.5.7

  • Improvement: documentation added to REST API; bug fix: Save Image Dimensions.

2.5.6

  • Improvements: countdown added to Save Image Dimensions; FAQ added to WP All Import.

2.5.5

  • Improvements: option to show/hide external images in media library; option to clean image dimensions.

2.5.4

  • Improvement: integration with Accelerated Mobile Pages plugin.

2.5.3

  • Improvement: integration with WooCommerce Frontend Manager plugin and WordPress Automatic plugin.

2.5.2

  • Improvement: ignore Auto Set First Image checkbox added to post editor.

2.5.1

  • New feature: save image dimensions.

2.5.0

  • New premium feature: auto set first video; Bug fix: conflict with Enhanced Media Library plugin.

2.4.9

  • Bug fix: metadata generation (route not found).

2.4.8

  • New premium feature: replace broken image.

2.4.7

  • New feature: Maximum Sizes; Deprecated: Default Width.

2.4.6

  • Bug fix: lazy load.

2.4.5

  • Bug fix: undefined function error for PHP5 users.

2.4.4

  • Bug fix: Yoast warnings/notices.

2.4.3

  • Bug fixes: lightbox image size; metadata cache and lockscreen.

2.4.2

  • Bug fixes: examples of import files; broken favicon; metadata lockscreen; URLs from WordPress sites.

2.4.1

  • Improvement: integration with REST API + Custom Post Types.

2.4.0

  • Improvement: FIFU column shows the images in the same size now.

2.3.9

  • Offer: premium version + lifetime updates for US$ 35.

2.3.8

  • Bug fix: Lazy Load feature.

2.3.7

  • Improvement: Lazy Load feature will show an animated spinner while image is loading.

2.3.6

  • Improvement: you can buy the Premium version with Bitcoins now.

2.3.5

  • Improvement: settings link added to plugins page; some measures to avoid style conflicts.

2.3.4

  • Offer: premium version + lifetime updates for US$ 40.

2.3.3

  • Improvement: added usage examples of WP All Import and REST API.

2.3.2

  • Improvement: sanitize the URL before saving.

2.3.1

  • Improvement: compatible with WooCommerce Import feature now.

2.3.0

  • Bug fix: CSS Style feature.

2.2.9

  • Bug fix: WP All Import.

2.2.8

  • Bug fix: allows URLs with special characters now.

2.2.7

  • Improvement: block UI added to the menu settings.

2.2.6

  • Bug fixes: menu settings, product category and default external image.

2.2.5

  • New feature: settings > featured image > original size.

2.2.4

  • Bug fix: conflict with internal image sizes.

2.2.3

  • Improvement: URL field is added to all Custom Post Types automatically now.

2.2.2

  • Bug fix: support dialog (click here button).

2.2.1

  • Improvement: supports URLs up to 2048 characters now.

2.2.0

  • Improvement: hide inconvenient notices from other plugins/themes in FIFU settings.

2.1.9

  • Improvement: new menu of settings.

2.1.8

  • Bug fix: product category.

2.1.7

  • Improvement: WP All Import usage example.

2.1.6

  • Bug fixes: product category; clean metadata; style issues.

2.1.5

  • Bug fix: parse error on menu.html; Style issue: Gutemberg + Meta Box; Improvement (Premium): integration with Product Variation + WooCommerce Rest API + Product Image Gallery.

2.1.4

  • Improvement: now FIFU can generate/remove all the fake internal featured images in a few seconds, even if you have thousands of products/posts.

2.1.3

  • Bug fixes: parse error, featured image not shown on WooCommerce column.

2.1.2

  • Bug fix: parse error on util.php

2.1.1

  • Deprecated: WooCommerce Theme Support feature.

2.1.0

  • Bug fix: about button.

2.0.9

  • Improvement: allows to show/hide the WooCommerce category image on category page, before the product grid.

2.0.8

  • Bug fix: stop button for fake internal featured image process.

2.0.7

  • Improvement: stop button for fake internal featured image process.

2.0.6

  • Bug fix: fake internal featured image.

2.0.5

  • Compatibility with WordPress 5.

2.0.4

  • New Fake Internal Featured Image enabled by default.

2.0.3

  • FIFU 2 released.

2.0.2

  • Bug fix: priority feature.

2.0.1

  • Bug fix: lazy load.

2.0.0

  • Beta Version (NOT STABLE): a lot of changes were done to overcome some old known issues in FIFU 1, such as problems in image sizes or images that were not shown in some areas, including WooCommerce lightbox and categories. Fake Internal Featured Image and Default External Featured Image features have changed. And Default Width was created.

1.9.13

  • Improvement: clean metadata feature.

1.9.12

  • Improvement: 10 fields for Custom Post Types.

1.9.11

  • About button: options report for support purposes.

1.9.10

  • Shortcode (premium feature) introduced on FIFU settings.

1.9.9

  • “Featured Image in Content” can be enabled/disabled for pages/posts individually now.

1.9.8

  • Allows to disable auto set image Alt/Title.

1.9.7

  • If jQuery is not found, get that from a CDN.

1.9.6

  • Update warning.

1.9.5

  • Back to the version 1.9.1.

1.9.4

  • New: Bug fix.

1.9.3

  • New: Bug fix.

1.9.2

  • New: WooCommerce lightbox and zoom.

1.9.1

  • Premium ad: WooCommerce product variable and Tumblr video support.

1.9.0

  • New: if the Alt/Title field is empty then automatically set that with the post/page/product title.

1.8.9

  • New: FIFU column added to Custom Post Types.

1.8.8

  • Bug fix: priority feature.

1.8.7

  • New free feature: CSS Style.

1.8.6

  • Bug fix: image URL was being shown in log file.

1.8.5

  • Bug fix: priority feature.

1.8.4

  • Allows to prioritize the internal image rather than the external one, if both exist.

1.8.3

  • Bug fix: use the first image as featured image.

1.8.2

  • Bug fix: use the first image as featured image.

1.8.1

  • Alt attribute used as image title as well.

1.8.0

  • Premium advertisement: schedule cron event.

1.7.9

  • Premium advertisement: support to Cloudinary videos.

1.7.8

  • Premium advertisement: auto set product category images.

1.7.7

  • Removed empty() function. Not supported by PHP 5.

1.7.6

  • Default external featured image.

1.7.5

  • Check compatibility between the user theme and Premium version features.

1.7.4

  • Bug fix: Instagram URLs. Scripts removed: no more support to WooCommerce 2.

1.7.3

  • Bug fix.

1.7.2

  • Disable product lightbox and zoom.

1.7.1

  • Crop all external featured images to the same size.

1.7.0

  • Video thumbnail as featured image and Update All button.

1.6.9

  • Auto play/pause video and support to list of URLs (WP All Import).

1.6.8

  • Image validation and fake internal featured image.

1.6.7

  • Support to Instagram images.

1.6.6

  • Support to Google Drive images.

1.6.5

  • Bug fix.

1.6.4

  • Bug fix.

1.6.3

  • Lazy load.

1.6.2

  • Bug fix.

1.6.1

  • Bug fix.

1.6.0

  • WP REST API.

1.5.9

  • New support email.

1.5.8

  • FAQ update.

1.5.7

  • Resize featured image column.

1.5.6

  • Compatible with any theme now.

1.5.5

  • URL field isn’t hidden anymore.

1.5.4

  • Bug fix: compatibility with old PHP versions.

1.5.3

  • Auto set featured image.

1.5.2

  • Hide external featured media.

1.5.1

  • Genesis Framework integration, external JS minification and WooCommerce 3 note.

1.5.0

  • Social tags toggle.

1.4.9

  • Add information about theme compatibility.

1.4.8

  • Bug fix.

1.4.7

  • Flickr integration advertisement.

1.4.6

  • Bug fixes.

1.4.5

  • Add External Featured Image Slider.

1.4.4

  • Bug fixes.

1.4.3

  • Full integration with Sirv plugin.

1.4.2

  • CSS style.

1.4.0

  • Compatibility with Sirv CDN & Image Manager plugin.

1.3.9

  • The last toggle wasn’t shown in Firefox. Fixed.

1.3.8

  • WooCommerce compatibility notice and showcase links.

1.3.7

  • Links and contact info updated.

1.3.6

  • Bug fixes and hover effect presentation.

1.3.5

  • Bug fixes.

1.3.4

  • Bug fixes.

1.3.3

  • Bug fixes.

1.3.2

  • Bug fixes.

1.3.1

  • Bug fixes.

1.3

  • The plugin should be compatible with any theme now.

1.2.5

  • All the “PHP Notices” shown on “debug.log” file were resolved. So the log will be completely clean.

1.2.4

  • It’s possible to hide the plugin meta boxes now.

1.2.3

  • Bug fixed in WooCommerce Product Category.

1.2.2

  • Bug fixed.

1.2.1

  • Readme fixed.

1.2

  • It was included a Featured Image column in Product Categories. Moreover, it was fixed a problem with a toggle (Featured Image in Content) that didn’t appear in Firefox. And another toggle, for backlink,
    was removed. To finish, a Premium version is now been presented.

1.1.5

  • Now it’s possible to use an external image as Featured Image of your WooCommerce Product Category. Then an “External Featured Image” box will be shown when you create/edit a Product Category. Depending on your theme, you must enable “WooCommerce Full Integration” on Featured Image from URL settings.

1.1.4

  • Now it’s possible to use external images as Featured Images of your Custom Post Types. On the menu settings, you can define for now until 5 Custom Post Types.

1.1.3

  • If your theme don’t show Featured Image (internal or external) in Posts, Pages or Products, now it’s possible to include that at the beginning of the content automatically.

1.1.2

  • Menu toggles weren’t been shown on Firefox. Fixed!

1.1.1

  • Now, when you access “All Posts”, “All Pages” or “Products” in admin menu, the Featured Images (internal or external) are shown in a new column.

1.1

  • Now it’s possible to use external images in the WooCommerce Product Gallery (since your site is hosted on a Linux server).

1.0.2

  • Now it’s possible to use an external image as Featured Image of your WooCommerce products.

1.0.1

  • The help link in admin menu was wrong. It’s fixed now.

1.0

  • It’s the first and only version so far.