Featured Image from URL (FIFU)


WordPress plugin for external featured images, videos, audios and more

FIFU plugin has helped thousands of websites worldwide save money on storage, processing, and copyright since 2015.

If you are tired of wasting time and resources with thumbnail regeneration, image optimization, and never-ending imports, this plugin is for you.

Obrazek wyróżniający

Use an external image as featured image of your post, page or custom post type.

  • External featured image
  • Image search (Unsplash)
  • Default featured image
  • Hide featured media
  • Featured image in content
  • Auto set image title
  • Column for featured image
  • [PRO] Image search (search engine)
  • [PRO] Disable right-click
  • [PRO] Save in the media library
  • [PRO] Replace not found image
  • [PRO] Custom popup
  • [PRO] Page redirection
  • [PRO] Cloak links
  • [PRO] Taxonomy image
  • [PRO] Same height

Automatic featured media

  • Auto set featured media from post content
  • [PRO] Auto set featured image using post title and a search engine
  • [PRO] Auto set featured media using web page address
  • [PRO] Auto set featured image from custom field
  • [PRO] Auto set featured image using ISBN and books API
  • [PRO] Auto set screenshot as featured image
  • [PRO] Auto set featured image from Unsplash using tags


  • CDN + optimized thumbnails
  • Wczytywanie z opóźnieniem

Media społecznościowe

  • Metatagi
  • [PRO] Media RSS tags
  • [PRO] Platforma BuddyBoss i bbPress


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


  • External product image
  • Lightbox and zoom
  • [PRO] Gallery for external images
  • [PRO] Galeria zewnętrznych filmów
  • [PRO] Category images auto set
  • [PRO] Variable product
  • [PRO] Variation image
  • [PRO] Gallery for variation image
  • [PRO] Save in the media library
  • [PRO] FIFU product gallery
  • [PRO] Quick Buy
  • [PRO] Add image to order email

Featured video

Supports URLs from YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, 9GAG, Cloudinary, Tumblr, Publitio, JW Player, VideoPress, Sprout, Odysee, Rumble, Dailymotion, Cloudflare Stream, Bunny Stream, Amazon, BitChute, Brighteon, Google Drive, Spotify and SoundCloud. External and local video files are supported as well.

  • [PRO] Featured video
  • [PRO] Obejrzyj później
  • [PRO] Video thumbnail
  • [PRO] Play button
  • [PRO] Minimum width
  • [PRO] Video controls
  • [PRO] Automatyczne odtwarzanie po najechaniu myszką
  • [PRO] Autoplay
  • [PRO] Playback loop
  • [PRO] Mute
  • [PRO] Ulepszony tryb prywatności
  • [PRO] Background video

Widżety dla Elementora

  • Featured image
  • [PRO] Featured video

Widżety dla WordPressa

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

Fields for Gravity-Forms

  • Featured image
  • [PRO] Featured video
  • [PRO] Featured slider

Pola dla Dokana

  • Featured image
  • [PRO] Product gallery


  • [PRO] Quick edit
  • [PRO] Featured audio
  • [PRO] Featured slider
  • [PRO] Shortcode

Funkcje dla programistów

  • fifu_dev_set_image($post_id, $image_url)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_video($post_id, $video_url)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_slider($post_id, $url_list, $alt_list)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_image_list($post_id, $image_url_list)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_video_list($post_id, $video_url_list)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_category_image($term_id, $image_url)
  • [PRO] fifu_dev_set_category_video($term_id, $video_url)

Chmura FIFU

  • Cloud storage (never lose an image again)
  • Global CDN (images loaded much faster)
  • Optimized thumbnails (processed in the cloud)
  • Usage-based billing (per stored image)
  • Inteligentne kadrowanie (wykrywa ludzi i przedmioty przed kadrowaniem)
  • Hotlink protection (sites can’t embed your images)


Zrzuty ekranu

  • Obrazek wyróżniający

  • Image search

  • Featured video

  • Image gallery for WooCommerce products

  • Image gallery for WooCommerce product variations

  • Quick edit

  • Widżety dla Elementora

  • Settings → Featured image

  • Settings → Featured video

  • Settings → Featured slider

  • Settings → Featured audio

  • Settings → Shortcode

  • Settings → Automatic

  • Settings → Social

  • Settings → Performance

  • Settings → WooCommerce

  • Settings → WP All Import

  • Settings → REST API

  • Settings → Admin

  • Settings → Metadata

  • Developers

  • Chmura FIFU


Zainstaluj FIFU z WordPressa

  1. Visit the plugins page within your dashboard and select 'Add New’;
  2. Wyszukaj „FIFU”;
  3. Activate FIFU from your Plugins page;

Zainstaluj FIFU ręcznie

  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;

Najczęściej zadawane pytania

Why isn’t preview button working?

  • Your image URL is invalid. Take a look at 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.

Why the featured image is being displayed twice?

  • You enabled „Featured Image in Content” option unnecessarily.

Why the featured image is not being displayed?

  • Please check if „Hide Featured Media” option is unduly enabled.

Dlaczego po aktualizacji ustawień nie ma żadnych zmian?

  • Spróbuj wyczyścić pamięć podręczną.

Is any action necessary before removing FIFU?

  • Access settings and clear the metadata.

What’s the metadata created by FIFU?

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

What are the disadvantages of 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 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.

Do external images affect SEO?

  • No, external images don’t affect SEO. Click here to know more.


I recently had the pleasure of configuring the FIFU Plug-in for my website, and I am beyond impressed with both the product and the support provided by the FIFU team. In my extensive experience of building over 2,500 websites, I can confidently say that the commitment and professionalism demonstrated by the FIFU team are unparalleled. During a challenging debugging period, their support went above and beyond, providing solutions when no one else could. This level of dedication truly sets them apart in the industry. One standout feature is the timely and efficient response to support tickets. Unlike many other plugins, the FIFU team addresses concerns promptly, showcasing their commitment to customer satisfaction. This responsiveness is a breath of fresh air in an industry where delayed or non-existent responses are unfortunately common. The FIFU Plug-in's lightweight design ensures a fast-loading website, exceeding expectations even under stress tests with 500 products. As I scale up to over 12,000 products, I'm confident in its ability to consistently deliver outstanding results. FIFU's efficiency has significantly contributed to the success of my website. The FIFU team has set a new standard in a field where support is often lacking. They are a reliable, customer-centric, and highly skilled development team. My experience with their plugin has been smooth and enjoyable. Excited to use it with my new API to load over 200,000 product variable images and anticipate great success.I highly recommend Featured Image From URL Plugin! Sincerely, Jimmy - White Code Agency
We've been using FIFU on several sites for a few years to save on space. It has worked flawless and updated quick when the external link rules are changed. The support alone is worth it's weight in gold.
2023-12-09 1 odpowiedź
In the Auto set featured media from post content section, I activated this option: use the found image/video as featured image/video, and I set the post types option to product, and the plugin works correctly, but after 1 hour, the images are not displayed again, and the option I hit update all your posts now to fix it, but still the images are not displayed again after 1 hour. Is there a solution for this?
Very good support and easy to get up and running. The plugin works perfectly, the support is super attentive and they help you with everything, it's worth paying for the license, I have done it and I am very happy with it!!!!
2023-08-25 2 odpowiedzi
Does the simple thing it needs to do, but is way too present in the admin area. The developer was quick to respond and fix it though, but I already moved to a better alternative.
I purchased the plugin for the ability to play local hosted mp4 videos as the featured product image. There was a slight issue with the autoplay which was solved quickly by the first class support on hand to help. The support for the plugin really is exceptional and worthy of 5 stars. Thank you FIFU!
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Rejestr zmian


  • New feature: Taxonomy Image; new shortcode: [fifu_taxonomy]; fix: widgets for Elementor not working; fix: security issue reported by Wordfence; fix: CDN + Optimized Thumbnails (not working for ImgBB images).


  • Enhancement: Featured Slider (supports videos now); fix: conflict with images added via Elementor.


  • New feature: Cloak Links; New option: FIFU Product Gallery → Variations images in the main gallery; Fix: conflict with Bricks editor; Fix: CDN + Optimized Thumbnails (Warning message).