"Set Feature Image" with URL (Wordpress)


#1

I’m trying to find a way to set a featured image by URL and not Upload it to the server, do you guys know a way to do this? a plugin or so? i know thats bets to have the image on the server because loads fast and there is not need the image gets broken but in my case i need to save space, so i need to use featured image with URL… Please help! :wink:


#2

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/function-to-set-the-featured-imagethumbnail

That should help.


#3

Thanks man i will have a look at it, i was thinking smth more simple, i guess there must be a plugin if not someone should do it and publish it here, i think is usefull! :wink:


#4

I don’t think there’s a plugin for it, mainly because it is a slightly strange request. Most WP sites that use the featured image (which is the same image as the thumbnail) use the built-in media uploader to set the image.

Besides, the ‘featured image’ functionality already allows you to set it from a URL?

If you go to post>add new and then click on the ‘featured image’ link, you can then select the ‘From URL’ tab at the top of the popover window…


#5
iamfriendly said

I don’t think there’s a plugin for it, mainly because it is a slightly strange request. Most WP sites that use the featured image (which is the same image as the thumbnail) use the built-in media uploader to set the image.

Besides, the ‘featured image’ functionality already allows you to set it from a URL?

If you go to post>add new and then click on the ‘featured image’ link, you can then select the ‘From URL’ tab at the top of the popover window…

HEY THANKS, i know that it is as an option to place it from URL but you cannot set it as featured image you only can insert it to the post, i use featured image for the thumbnail of the post… and i dont want to upload so many pictures on my server mainly because it is a site for inspiration and most of the stuff are founded on the internet, each post is a single image with lightbox so i dont want to upload those all in my server just for the thumbnail, if you know waht i mean… anyways i will see if i can find a way, im sure there is…

Thanks again!


#6

To bring back to life an old thread!

I’ve developed this plugin: http://epicplugins.com/external-url-link-to-featured-images/

which should do what you need.


#7

Had put this functionality in my Auto Post Thumbnail plugin but removed it because it caused more problems than solving it. Instead now I get the image from the remote server locally and then set it as featured image. Not the same but seamless for the end user.


#8

sanisoft, can you let me know how you do it step-by-step. sorry i’m quite new in WP. i can’t upload too many pics on server, so i wanted to use photobucket.com as source of images. as is it any way to use remote image as featured image in WP? i will be very thankful for your help.