Quick Featured Images
Your time-saving Swiss army knife for managing tons of featured images within minutes: Set, replace and delete them in bulk, in posts lists and set default images for future posts.
The plugin is available in English and German (Deutsch), for the most part in Spanish (Español), Brazilian Portuguese (Português do Brasil), French (Francais), Arabic (العربية) Japanese (日本語) and Greek (Ελληνικά). It does not collect any personal data, so it is ready for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.
Manage featured images quickly
The plugin ‘Quick Featured Images’ helps you bulk managing featured images, setting automatic default featured images to save your time.
It sets, replaces and removes featured images for hundreds of posts and pages in one go. You can run it over all contents or let it work only to desired contents by using flexible filters.
It sets, replaces and removes featured images in a sortable image column in lists of posts, pages and custom post types if they support thumbnails. So you can change the images per post quickly without leaving the posts list page.
It enables you to define presets for automatic default featured images for future posts as many as you need. You can set accurate rules based on post properties.
It removes database entries of featured images without existing image files with a simple single click
You get the free version here. If you want to include audios, videos and custom post types and get more options then take a look the premium version Quick Featured Images Pro.
What users said
“Doing the job perfect” in Reviews at wordpress.org by stigbarrett on February 14, 2019
“Must be part of wordpress core” in Reviews at wordpress.org by Marc73 on November 2, 2018
“Working great, just as expected, has lost of options. must-have!” in Reviews at wordpress.org by Yury on September 17, 2018
“Simply the best for bulk featured image” in Reviews at wordpress.org by Syamsul Alam on January 21, 2018
“Easy, fast and superb!” in Reviews at wordpress.org by alexeyvorobyov1994 on August 29, 2017
“Made adding 10,000 featured images a breeze.” in Reviews at wordpress.org by synchronista on July 28, 2017
Number 7 in 8 Plugins to Help Supercharge Your WordPress Media Library by John Hughes on April 6, 2017
Mentioned in a comment of What are must-have WordPress plugins for developer? by Joel Rivera on February 7, 2017
“The plugin is fast, and it works great on big WordPress websites.” in How to make WP display featured image on excerpts? by Pramod on July 16, 2016
“The plugin offers great features for handling the post thumbnails including bulk editing, overview, replace and much more.” in 6+ Best Plugins To Fix Featured Image Issues in WordPress by Editorial Staff on December 3, 2015
Mentioned under “Essential Plugins” on slide #24 in The Plugins That Will Make Your Business Sink or Swim by Heather Wilde on September 15, 2015
See more comments under Reviews.
You will find the plugin under the own menu item ‘Featured Images’
You can select an image in the media library with the action link ‘Bulk set as featured image’. Click on it and you can go on with the plugin.
You can set in ‘Settings’ which minimum user role is allowed to see the plugin in his/her adminstration area. You can switch between ‘Administrator’ and ‘Editor’. The default value is ‘Editor’.
Bulk Edit: Actions
With Quick Featured Images you can apply time-saving tasks with many featured images: add, exchange and delete them in bulk.
Adding featured images: You can select an image to set it as the new featured image to hundreds of posts in one go. You can select multiple images to set them randomly as featured images.
Exchanging featured images: You can replace or update several existing featured images with a selected image in one go.
Deleting featured images: You can remove a selected featured image or all existing featured images in one go.
Removing database entries of featured images without existing image files: You can remove them and clean your database with a simple single click.
If you want to set the first content image as featured then take a look the premium version Quick Featured Images Pro.
Bulk Edit: Options
Based on your selected action you can toggle on and off some options:
overwrite existing featured images or keeping them unchanged. The latter setting is the default.
consider only posts without a featured image. This will hide posts with featured images in the results list and will speed up the process.
If you want to use the option to remove the first image in the content then take a look the premium version Quick Featured Images Pro.
The premium version offers you several approaches for setting the first image as featured additionally:
the first post image if available in the media library
the first post image from the current site domain, copy and add it to the media library if not available there
the first external post image, download it and add it to the media library
the first attached image of a post
the first image of a WordPress standard gallery
the first embedded content thumbnail (like YouTube etc.)
the first image of a NextGen Gallery.
The premium version offers you two more options if you selected multiple images to set them as featured images in random order:
Use each selected image only once. If there are more posts than selected images the remaining posts will not be changed.
Remove excess featured images after all selected images are used.
If you want to use these options then take a look the premium version Quick Featured Images Pro.
Bulk Edit: Filters
If there would be no filters Quick Featured Images would affect all posts and pages without exception! In most cases this is not desired.
The implemented filters allow you to narrow down the action to only the posts and pages you want to modify. The built-in filters are:
Filter by post type: Search by post types.
Easy and it works great!