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] Giphy image search
  • [PRO] Unsplash image size
  • [PRO] Same height
  • [PRO] Hover effects
  • [PRO] Replace not found image
  • [PRO] Image validation


  • 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
  • [PRO] Flickr thumbnails


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


  • 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


Ondersteunt video’s van YouTube, Vimeo, Imgur, 9GAG, Cloudinary, Tumblr, Publitio, JW Player, WordPress.com (Jetpack Video Hosting) en Sprout.

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


  • [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.


4 oktober 2021
Well, I think this plugin was pretty good and just like what I want. but, the only reason i'm not giving this plugin a 5 star is that this plugin auto generate og:title & og: description which these "thing" interfere other seo plugin like yoast seo, aio seo, and other and make my site ranking on alexa dropped so much (even alexa isn't used as parameter, however i'm still considering about that). so, everytime I update this plugin, I also need to delete any metadata generated by this plugin by default.
22 september 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
13 juli 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!!
26 juni 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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  • New option: Auto set featured media using web page address > Custom field; enhancement: Auto set featured media using web page address (auto set product gallery for Amazon products); enhancement: CDN + Optimized Thumbnails (can serve Amazon images now); notice: FIFU will no longer support Instagram images.


  • New: Affiliate Program (earn money recommending FIFU); enhancement: Auto set featured media from post content (can find video URLs without iframe); fix: Delete All URLs (not working).


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