Featured Image from Url

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Now heres a damned handy plugin.

A featured image usually appears quite large sized across the tops of posts and in sliders. They are also the default image all shares to social media use. It’s handy to hot link an image from Flickr or Photobucket for your featured image due to bandwidth and storage size of large photos if you host your own website. WordPress however does not give you that option.

This plugin does. It gives you a little widget on your add / edit post page where you can paste in an url from anywhere for your featured image.

The only downside is your theme needs to be able to handle them well. In my case I have dicked about with the CSS so much, I get a giant block across the screen when I try to set a featured image heh.

I imagine some of you lot must have a use for this though!

13 thoughts on “Featured Image from Url

  1. Saf

    I’ve just started to build a wordpress.org site (currently .com), I have a prolific flickr site, so this could come in handy!

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    1. sable Post author

      If your theme supports featured images the way you want them, I reckon it would be awesome for bandwidth savings! 🙂

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  2. Catloverr

    I actually love this plugin. There are some issues with some themes where you’ll see duplicate images when you click on the posts.. It has 3 options to correct the behavior otherwise you’ll need another theme, as some are poorly coded.

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    1. sable Post author

      It is great. Unfortunately some themes have featured image at the tops of posts, its not hard to edit out. Its also not really bad code as feautred image at top of posts is a selling point for some themes heh. 🙂

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      1. Catloverr

        It is definitely a selling point as some themes are mostly to showcase photography. How would you edit it out? As in what part of the code should I change? Most appreciated.

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        1. sable Post author

          Not a coder.

          I will however be figuring it out with the current theme.

          Ill start by finding the tags or class, then using a child theme to remove them.

          If I cannot find them, I will find the code in posts and archives for featured images and remove it. Making notes of what I change incase the theme updates and resets what I change.

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            1. sable Post author

              It will most likely depend on the tag or class the theme maker uses.

              Its worth trying Code Academys free basic HTML class to learn about tags ad the basics of html. Most html and css looks the same, so it should not be to hard to figure out. 🙂

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              1. Catloverr

                CSS I understand (and that would be found in the stylesheet) but my guess is that it might be in the html tags 🙂 Still very useful information!

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