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] Save in the media library
  • [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


  • WP-CLI integration
  • [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
  • [Premium] Save images in the media library
  • [Premium] FIFU product gallery


Supports videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Imgur, 9GAG, Cloudinary, Tumblr, Publitio, JW Player, WordPress.com (Jetpack Video Hosting) and Sprout.

  • [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)
  • [Premium] fifu_dev_set_image_list(post_id, image_url_list)



  • 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?

  • No. Only the Premium version is capable of doing this, but it is optional. The plugin was designed to work with external images.

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.


11 de enero de 2021
I purchased a premium key for Fifu, after few month my plugin revert back to empty thumbnail and my key I use to purchased is no longer working.. it say: Featured Image from URL Premium: license key is invalid, expired or has been activated on more than 1 site. I only have one website for this plugin, currently my shop showing black/empty photo .. I try to reactivate again and it bring me back to plugin list Where can I find and Manage my Key that I purchased? and how to reactivate this thing? I went to Fifu.app website and theres is no user account for premium buyer. I did send a support message, but it hard to know went I can receive the feedback and seen my status support update TQ
15 de diciembre de 2020
This was a nice plugin then now has a lot of issues doesn't even do the basic that supposes to do
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Registro de cambios


  • Improvement: added support to videos from JW Player, Sprout and WooCommerce.com (Jetpack Video Hosting); improvement: license key activation is more flexible (unlimited sites from the same domain); improvement: custom Prev/Next buttons for Featured Slider and FIFU Product Gallery.


  • Fix: CDN + Optimized Thumbnails not working for images from some domains.


  • Improvement: Hide Featured Media may work with internal featured images now.