Featured Image from URL (FIFU)

Description

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.

FEATURED IMAGE

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
  • Auto set image title
  • Save image dimensions
  • Featured image column
  • [PRO] Disable right-click
  • [PRO] Save in the media library
  • [PRO] Giphy image search
  • [PRO] Unsplash image size
  • [PRO] Same height
  • [PRO] Hover effects
  • [PRO] Replace not found image
  • [PRO] Image validation

AUTOMATIC FEATURED MEDIA

  • Auto set featured image/video using img/iframe tag from post content
  • [PRO] Auto set featured image using post title and search engine
  • [PRO] Auto set featured image using ISBN and books API
  • [PRO] Auto set screenshot as featured image
  • [PRO] Auto set featured media using web page address
  • [PRO] Auto set featured image from Unsplash using tags

PERFORMANCE

  • CDN + optimized thumbnails
  • Lazy load
  • [PRO] Flickr thumbnails

SOCIAL

  • Social tags
  • [PRO] Media RSS tags
  • [PRO] bbPress features

AUTOMATION

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

WOOCOMMERCE

  • External product image
  • Lightbox and zoom
  • Category image on grid
  • [PRO] External image gallery
  • [PRO] External video gallery
  • [PRO] Auto set category images
  • [PRO] Variable product
  • [PRO] Variation image
  • [PRO] Variation image gallery
  • [PRO] Save images in the media library
  • [PRO] FIFU product gallery
  • [PRO] Fast Buy

FEATURED VIDEO

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

  • [PRO] Featured video
  • [PRO] Video thumbnail
  • [PRO] Play button
  • [PRO] Minimum width
  • [PRO] Black background
  • [PRO] Mouseover autoplay
  • [PRO] Autoplay
  • [PRO] Loop
  • [PRO] Mute
  • [PRO] Background video
  • [PRO] Related videos
  • [PRO] Gallery icon

WIDGETS

  • [PRO] Featured media
  • [PRO] Featured grid
  • [PRO] Product gallery

OTHERS

  • [PRO] Quick edit
  • [PRO] Featured slider
  • [PRO] Featured shortcode
  • [PRO] FIFU shortcodes

INTEGRATION FUNCTION FOR DEVELOPERS

  • fifu_dev_set_image($post_id, $image_url)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_image_list($post_id, $image_url_list)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_video($post_id, $video_url)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_category_image($term_id, $image_url)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_category_video($term_id, $video_url)

LINKS

FIFU, the best WordPress plugin for…

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Screenshots

  • 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

  • Video gallery

  • Featured video on lightbox

  • Fullscreen

Installation

INSTALL FIFU FROM WITHIN WORDPRESS

  1. Visit the plugins page within your dashboard and select ‘Add New’;
  2. Search for ‘Featured Image from URL’;
  3. Activate FIFU from your Plugins page;

INSTALL FIFU MANUALLY

  1. Upload the ‘featured-image-from-url’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory;
  2. Activate the FIFU plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress;

FAQ

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 PRO 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?

  • Access settings and clean the metadata.

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 ~50,000 image URLs per minute.

What are the disadvantages of the external images?

  • No image optimization or thumbnails by default. You can fix that with CDN + Optimized Thumbnails feature (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.

Is it legal to embed images without permission?

  • Yes, it is. Click here to know more.

Reviews

شتنبر 22, 2021
Just wanted to drop a few good words about that plugin support. Just got a new client a month ago asking me to fix her website. I found that the original developer that built her site, used the plugin "Featured Image from URL (FIFU)" to pull images from her Google Drive. As you can imagine... this is not a normal way to handle WordPress photos. But I must say that the development team behind that plugin is just amazing. They akways responded to my questions in a matter of minutes. After they checked my issue they found that the original developer didn't use the plugin as it should. They responded quickly to my questions and issued a few updated to the plugin that solved my issues. I'm not a registered user of that plugin, but even so, I got excelent support from the developer. Best Dan
يوليوز 13, 2021
I am SO impressed with FIFU. It doesn't stop at just giving you what you need, it provides you with things you didn't even know that you needed at first! There is so much thought and detail put into this awesome app. It's a Labor of Love and it shows!! And for those who manage bbpress, buddypress or buddyboss forums, you are in for a treat!! YES! I found an app that works perfectly for all three!!! I am so HAPPY!! You can even make a forum look like Reddit! No, I did not get asked nor was I compensated for this review. I am a paying customer and I am someone who is SO impressed by the amazing support and talent in this app. Hands down the most decent, knowledgeable and coolest Dev EVER! Have you ever come across someone or something that just betters itself or themselves continuously. If yes, then you found gold right here. If no, then you'll find out what premium really is! Every release, these guys just keep bringing it a notch up! NO Wonder that there are over 61,000 installs as I write this! Do the math. Premium is SO worth it! This app is worth every single penny and then some! Thank you FIFU. You really are a shining star, not just as app but a model Developer! Cheers!!
يونيو 26, 2021
PLugin was already good. They removed the best options and put them as Pro. The images on my site no longer appear, and I have more than 30,000 posts. Clear Image Metad doesn't work anymore. Unfortunate!
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

3.7.4

  • New option: Save in the Media Library > Proxy.

3.7.3

  • New option: Auto set featured image using post title and search engine > Source.

3.7.2

  • New option: Auto set featured image using ISBN and books API > Custom field; fix: CDN + Optimized Thumbnails (Google Drive and Amazon images not displayed).

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