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 afbeelding zoeken
  • Default featured image
  • Hide featured media
  • Featured image in content
  • Elementor widget
  • Afbeeldingstitel automatisch instellen
  • Afbeeldingsafmetingen opslaan
  • Featured image column
  • [PRO] Disable right-click
  • [PRO] Save in the media library
  • [PRO] Unsplash image size
  • [PRO] Same height
  • [PRO] Hover effects
  • [PRO] Replace not found image
  • [PRO] Image validation
  • [PRO] Page redirection


  • Auto set featured media 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


  • CDN + geoptimaliseerde thumbnails
  • Lazy-load


  • Sociale tags
  • [PRO] Media RSS tags
  • [PRO] bbPress functies


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


  • External product image
  • Lightbox en Zoom
  • Categorie afbeelding op raster
  • [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] Snel kopen


Supports videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Imgur, 9GAG, Cloudinary, Tumblr, Publitio, JW Player, VideoPress, Sprout and media library.

  • [PRO] Featured video
  • [PRO] Video thumbnail
  • [PRO] Play button
  • [PRO] Minimum width
  • [PRO] Video controls
  • [PRO] Mouseover autoplay
  • [PRO] Automatisch afspelen
  • [PRO] Loop
  • [PRO] Mute
  • [PRO] Achtergrond video
  • [PRO] Related videos
  • [PRO] Gallery icon
  • [PRO] Elementor widget


  • [PRO] Uitgelichte media
  • [PRO] Uitgelicht grid
  • [PRO] Product gallery


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


  • 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)


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

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

  • Uitgelichte video

  • Uitgelichte slider

  • Kolom met uitgelichte afbeelding

  • Extern uitgelichte media op de homepage

  • Externe uitgelichte afbeelding op bericht

  • Uitgelichte video op bericht

  • Uitgelichte slider op bericht

  • Veel instellingen

  • Externe afbeeldingengalerij

  • Externe videogalerij

  • Extern uitgelichte media in de WooCommerce winkel

  • Extern uitgelichte media in winkelwagen

  • Externe afbeeldingengalerij

  • Externe uitgelichte afbeelding op lightbox

  • Zoom

  • Videogalerij

  • Uitgelichte video op lightbox

  • Volledig scherm



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


  1. Upload de ‘featured-image-from-url’ map naar de /wp-content/plugins/ folder;
  2. Activeer de FIFU plugin via het menu ‘Plugins’ in WordPress;


Waar is het externe uitgelichte afbeeldingsbox?

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

Waarom werkt de voorbeeldknop niet?

  • Je afbeeldings-URL is ongeldig. Kijk eens bij FIFU-instellingen > Beginnen.

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?

  • Open instellingen en schoon de metadata op.

Wat is de metadata die door FIFU zijn gemaakt?

  • Database registers that help WordPress components to work with the external images. FIFU can generate the metadata of ~50,000 image URLs per minute.

Wat zijn de nadelen van de externe afbeeldingen?

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

Wat zijn de voordelen van de externe afbeeldingen?

  • Je bespaart geld op opslag, verwerking en copyright. En je kunt extreem snelle importprocessen hebben.

Is it legal to embed images without permission?

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


26 december 2021
This is an amazing plugin with A LOT of features that could make your website look great! It could be very useful for bloggers, businesses and any other website owner....but features wouldn't be very useful if you run into a problem. I had theme and plugin conflict and customer service was AMAZING! They solved the problem so quickly and on each step gave me an update! HIGHLY recommend the plugin with wonderful customer support! Thank you!
25 december 2021
This plugin has become useless since it has been updated some photos are showing nothing please fix your plugin after my update this plugin become is useless
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  • Fix: URLs with apostrophe character not working; fix: Lazy Load (conflict with Flickr Album Gallery plugin); deprecated: Giphy Search.


  • New option: Featured Slider > vertical mode; enhancement: Save in the Media Library > proxy (supports username and password now); fix: Automatic Updates (DB operation making the process slow); deprecated: Flickr Thumbnails (by CDN + Optimized Thumbnails).


  • Enhancements: FIFU widget for Elementor (sets the image as featured image now and does not require Elementor PRO); new Elementor widget: Featured Video.