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.

Featured image

Χρησιμοποιήστε μια εξωτερική εικόνα ως Προτεινόμενη εικόνα του άρθρου σας, της σελίδας ή του προσαρμοσμένου τύπου ανάρτησης σας.

  • Εξωτερική Επιλεγμένη Εικόνα
  • Image search (Unsplash)
  • Προεπιλογή Επιλεγμένης Εικόνας
  • Απόκρυψη Επιλεγμένης Εικόνας
  • Προτεινόμενη Εικόνα στο Περιεχόμενο
  • Αυτόματη Ρύθμιση Εικόνας Τίτλου
  • Αποθήκευση Διαστάσεων Εικόνας
  • Column for featured image
  • [PRO] Image search (search engine)
  • [PRO] Disable right-click
  • [PRO] Save in the media library
  • [PRO] Ίδιο Ύψος
  • [PRO] Αντικατάσταση Εικόνας Που Δεν Βρέθηκε
  • [PRO] Custom popup
  • [PRO] Page redirection

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 image using ISBN and books API
  • [PRO] Auto set featured media using web page address
  • [PRO] Auto set screenshot as featured image
  • [PRO] Auto set featured image from Unsplash using tags


  • CDN + optimized thumbnails
  • Lazy Load


  • Meta tags
  • [PRO] Media RSS tags
  • [PRO] BuddyBoss Platform and bbPress


  • WP-CLI integration
  • [PRO] Add-on for WP All Import
  • [PRO] WooCommerce import
  • [PRO] WooCommerce REST API
  • [PRO] Προγραμματισμός Δημιουργίας Μεταδεδομένων


  • Εξωτερική Εικόνα Προϊόντος
  • Lightbox και Zoom
  • [PRO] Gallery for external images
  • [PRO] Gallery for external videos
  • [PRO] Category images auto set
  • [PRO] Παραλλαγή Προϊόντος
  • [PRO] Εικόνα Παραλλαγής
  • [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] Watch later
  • [PRO] Μικρογραφία Βίντεο
  • [PRO] Κουμπί Αναπαραγωγής
  • [PRO] Ελάχιστο Πλάτος
  • [PRO] Video controls
  • [PRO] Autoplay on mouseover
  • [PRO] Autoplay
  • [PRO] Playback loop
  • [PRO] Mute
  • [PRO] Privacy enhanced mode
  • [PRO] Background video

Widgets for Elementor

  • Featured image
  • [PRO] Featured video

Widgets for WordPress

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

Fields for Gravity-Forms

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

Fields for Dokan

  • Featured image
  • [PRO] Product gallery


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

Functions for developers

  • 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)

FIFU Cloud

  • 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)
  • Smart cropping (detects people and objects before cropping)
  • Hotlink protection (sites can’t embed your images)



  • Featured image

  • Image search

  • Επιλεγμένο Βίντεο

  • Image gallery for WooCommerce products

  • Image gallery for WooCommerce product variations

  • Quick edit

  • Widgets for Elementor

  • 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

  • FIFU Cloud


Install FIFU from within WordPress

  1. Επισκεφθείτε τη σελίδα πρόσθετων στον πίνακα ελέγχου και επιλέξτε “Προσθήκη νέου”.
  2. Search for ‘FIFU’;
  3. Ενεργοποίηση του FIFU από τη σελίδα πρόσθετων σας;

Install FIFU manually

  1. Ανεβάστε το φάκελο “Featured-image-from-url” στον κατάλογο /wp-content/plugins/
  2. Ενεργοποιήστε το πρόσθετο FIFU μέσω του μενού «Πρόσθετα» στο WordPress.

Συχνές Ερωτήσεις

Γιατί δεν λειτουργεί το κουμπί προεπισκόπηση;

  • Your image URL is invalid. Take a look at Settings → Getting started.

Το FIFU αποθηκεύει τις εικόνες στη βιβλιοθήκη πολυμέσων;

  • 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.

Why are there no changes after updating the settings?

  • Try to clear your cache.

Χρειάζεται κάποια ενέργεια πριν από την κατάργηση του FIFU;

  • Access settings and clear the metadata.

Ποια είναι τα μεταδεδομένα που δημιούργησε το 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.


6 Σεπτεμβρίου 2023
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!!!!
25 Αυγούστου 2023 2 απαντήσεις
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.
17 Αυγούστου 2023
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!
2 Φεβρουαρίου 2023
FIFU is a real life saver, especially if you work with a ton of products and can't host every image locally. It works flawlessly out of the box (with documentation info and compatibility for other plugins such as WP All Import) and it's crafted to pure perfection. Also, mad respect for its developer, Marcel, as not only did he create a truly unique plugin, but is also super kind and helpful whenever you need any help!
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Συνεισφέροντες & Προγραμματιστές

“Featured Image from URL (FIFU)” είναι λογισμικό ανοιχτού κώδικα. Οι παρακάτω έχουν συνεισφέρει στη δημιουργία του.


Το “Featured Image from URL (FIFU)” έχει μεταφραστεί σε 7 γλώσσες. Ευχαριστούμε τους μεταφραστές για τις συνεισφορές τους.

Μεταφράστε το “Featured Image from URL (FIFU)” στην γλώσσα σας.

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Σύνοψη αλλαγών


  • Enhancement: Featured video (supports Spotify and SoundCloud URLs now); enhancement: Featured image (integration with SlotsLaunch plugin); enhancement: Auto set featured image using post title and search engine (tips for achieving better results have been added); fix: quick editor (not working for WooCommerce categories).


  • Enhancement: quick editor (supports variable products now); enhancement: FIFU Settings page (refreshes after 10 minutes to avoid issues with expired sessions).


  • New option: Auto set featured image using post title and search engine → layout filter; new option: Auto set featured image from Unsplash using tags → orientation filter; new option: Watch Later → move to left; new option: Autoplay → elsewhere; enhancement: Unsplash image search (faster and more relevant results); enhancement: created a syntax to import external video files and their custom thumbnails via import plugins; fix: Auto Set Image Title → Always use the post title as the image title (working only when an empty attribute was found).