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
  • Column for featured image
  • [PRO] Image search (search engine)
  • [PRO] Disable right-click
  • [PRO] Save in the media library
  • [PRO] Αντικατάσταση Εικόνας Που Δεν Βρέθηκε
  • [PRO] Custom popup
  • [PRO] Page redirection
  • [PRO] Cloak links
  • [PRO] Taxonomy image
  • [PRO] Ίδιο Ύψος

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
  • 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.

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.


24 Μαΐου 2024
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.
11 Μαΐου 2024
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.
27 Φεβρουαρίου 2024
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.
2 Φεβρουαρίου 2024
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
16 Ιανουαρίου 2024
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.
9 Δεκεμβρίου 2023 1 απάντηση
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?
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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 8 γλώσσες. Ευχαριστούμε τους μεταφραστές για τις συνεισφορές τους.

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

Ενδιαφέρεστε για την ανάπτυξη;

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Σύνοψη αλλαγών


  • Enhancement: integration with Yoast (JSON-LD schema); enhancement: WP All Import add-on (easier usage).


  • Enhancement: Featured audio (you can change its behavior through the Featured Video settings now); fix: database error (Missing DB alias).


  • Enhancement: Taxonomy Image (integration with Variation Swatches for WooCommerce); enhancement: Image Metadata (2x faster); enhancement: Status page (loads faster); fix: WP All Import add-on (XML example missing); fix: Meta Tags (conflict with Yoast).