Featured Image from URL | FIFU


WordPress plugin for external featured image

Since 2015 FIFU has helped thousands of websites worldwide to save money on storage, processing and copyright.

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


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
  • Establecer automáticamente el título de las imágenes
  • Save image dimensions
  • Featured image column
  • [Premium] Buscador de imágenes de Giphy
  • [Premium] Tamaño de imagen de Unsplash
  • [Premium] La misma altura
  • [Premium] Efectos al pasar el cursor
  • [Premium] Reemplazar la imagen «No encontrada»
  • [Premium] Validación de la imagen


  • 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] Miniaturas de Flickr


  • Etiquetas sociales
  • [Premium] Media RSS tags


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


  • External product image
  • Lightbox and zoom
  • Category image on grid
  • [Premium] Galería de imágenes externa
  • [Premium] Galería de videos externa
  • [Premium] Establecer automáticamente las imágenes de la categoría
  • [Premium] Productos variables
  • [Premium] Imágenes de variación
  • [Premium] Galería de imágenes de variación


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

  • [Premium] Video destacado
  • [Premium] Miniatura del video
  • [Premium] Botón de reproducción
  • [Premium] Ancho mínimo
  • [Premium] Fondo oscuro
  • [Premium] Reproducción automática al pasar el cursor
  • [Premium] Reproducción automática
  • [Premium] Bucle
  • [Premium] Silenciar
  • [Premium] Video de fondo
  • [Premium] Videos relacionados
  • [Premium] Ícono de la galería


  • [Premium] Carrusel destacado
  • [Premium] Shortcode destacado


  • fifu_dev_set_image($post_id, $image_url)



  • Just insert the image address or some keywords and click on preview button

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

  • Featured video

  • Featured slider

  • Featured image column

  • External featured media on home

  • External featured image on post

  • Featured video on post

  • Featured slider on post

  • Many settings

  • External image gallery

  • External video gallery

  • External featured media on WooCommerce shop

  • External featured media on cart

  • External image gallery

  • External featured image on lightbox

  • Zoom

  • Galería de video

  • Featured video on lightbox

  • Pantalla completa



  1. Visita la página de plugins en tu escritorio y selecciona «Añadir nuevo»;
  2. Busca «Featured Image from URL»;
  3. Activa FIFU desde tu página de Plugins;


  1. Sube la carpeta «featured-image-from-url» al directorio /wp-content/plugins/;
  2. Activate the FIFU plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress;

Preguntas frecuentes

Where is the external featured image box?

  • Next to the regular featured image box, in the post editor.

Why isn’t preview button working?

  • Your image URL is invalid. Take a look at FIFU Settings > Getting started.

Does FIFU save the images in the media library?

  • Nunca.

Is any action necessary before removing FIFU?

  • Accede a los ajustes y vacía los metadatos.

What’s the metadata created by FIFU?

  • Database registers that help WordPress components to work with the external images. FIFU can generate the metadata of ~30,000 image URLs per minute.

What are the disadvantages of the external images?

  • No image optimization or thumbnails. You can fix that with Jetpack plugin (performance settings).

What are the advantages of the external images?

  • You save money on storage, processing and copyright. And you can have extremely fast import processes.


26 de octubre de 2020
Works but.... plugin updated rarely and setting to use the first found image as featured image deleted every time, after every update. To configure it every time on all my sites is a hard work. Will not use plugin anymore.
31 de agosto de 2020
Featured Image from URL is a great plugin. I am using the free edition for a while now, but I will undoubtedly buy a premium soon. Support is excellent.
27 de agosto de 2020
I've some trouble on the plugin and the plugin owner answer and support me right away and help me solve it in a short time...great job. Very recommend for any website owner want a good thumbnail on their site.
21 de agosto de 2020
I reported a bug and the plugin owner reacted in a timely manner. this plugin is the way to go for our site who need frequent thumbnail changes from a remote server... great job
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Registro de cambios


  • Notice: FIFU Premium has now a 30-day money-back guarantee; notice: support to WooCommerce Import and WP All Import are available only in the Premium version now; improvement: integration with User Submitted Posts plugin.


  • Fix: conflict with Yoast SEO plugin (FIFU will not add social tags when Yoast have a Facebook/Twitter image on post editor); fix: conflict with Jetpack plugin (FIFU was getting CDN images even when Jetpack performance settings were disabled).


  • Fix: Instagram URLs.