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
  • [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.

Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error

  • During activation, the plugin tries to change a column in the database to support URLs longer than 256 characters. If the plugin cannot be activated, it’s possible that your site doesn’t have enough memory to support the column resizing operation, especially if your database is too large. In this case, try to increase the memory of your site.


2024-06-18 1 odpowiedź
no function works as expected, it has all the bad behaviour of worst wordpress plugins, from user experience to user interface is worst in the world, from point of view of a developer its a disaster
I switched to the premium version of this plugin for the YouTube functionality, and it does exactly what I need it to. The company has also had amazing support with almost immediate response times when I have a need. Highly recommend.
I had a small issue that turned out to be a problem with another plugin. Marcel provided outstanding support and pointed me in the right direction.
Using the Premium version. No problem with getting it to work, easy to use. A minor issue with the FIFU alt tags not working correctly, but the response from Marcel was first rate and the issue was quickly resolved.
Using the premium version on my book logging/review site to grab book cover images from amazon page URLs I was already inputting to create an affiliate purchase link. It was a bit bumpy at first, but the plugin author was extremely attentive and helped me over the course of several days to get things working exactly as I’d hoped! highly recommend if you need an easy and quick way to grab an image from an external URL.
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Rejestr zmian


  • New: FIFU Product Gallery Custom content (you can add a pdf, map, 360º product view, web page, etc).


  • Fix: Auto set featured media from post content (URL validation missing); fix: CDN + Optimized Thumbnails (conflict with images from Discord).


  • Fix: incompatibility with WooCommerce HPOS; fix: CDN + Optimized Thumbnails (not serving images from CloudFront); deprecated: integration with WordPress Importer plugin.