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


  • CDN + optimized thumbnails
  • Lazy load
  • [Premium] Miniaturas de Flickr


  • Etiquetas sociales
  • [Premium] Media RSS tags


  • WP All Import add-on
  • 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] Vídeo destacado
  • [Premium] Miniatura del vídeo
  • [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] Vídeo de fondo
  • [Premium] Videos relacionados
  • [Premium] Icono 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 vídeo

  • 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. Activa el plugin FIFU a través del menú «Plugins» en WordPress.


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.


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


  • Improvement: some menu settings were reorganized; bug fix: child/duplicated and parent products were sharing the same image metadata.


  • New option: Featured Slider > show thumbnails gallery (great for real state sites); improvement: integration between Featured Slider and Jetpack CDN.


  • New feature: Featured Image > Auto Set (get images from search engines); bug fix: images not shown in WooCommerce gallery when the dimensions are null.