Featured Image From URL Premium is a WordPress plugin that allows you to use an external image (from anywhere) or video (from YouTube) as Featured Image of your PostPage and Custom Post Type, such as WooCommerce Product.

For WooCommerce users (2.6.X and later), It’s also possible to use external images or videos in the WooCommerce Product Category and WooCommerce Product Gallery. And the plugin is compatible with WP All Import.

You can also integrate the plugin to Flickr to use external thumbnails that will make your site really faster.

All included content still has social tags to facilitate sharing on social networks.

And you can apply your CSS style or 18 available hover effects to the external featured images.

To finish, you still can use a slider of external images instead of a featured image.

Using Featured Image From URL Premium with…

1. External Videos (from YouTube)

2. External Images (from anywhere)

Applying Hover Effects

Make your front page cool! Choose a hover effect in the plugin settings to be applied to all external featured images of your posts on your main page. Featured Image From URL Premium has 18 hover effects available. Check it out! Just choose an effect and move the mouse over. Or you can have a Live Preview.

How to Get Featured Image From URL Premium?

Click on the button bellow to be redirected to PayPal website. Once there, you can make a donation (US$ 25 or more, please) with your Credit Card or PayPal balance. Then having received your donation, I will send the plugin to your email within 12 hours. Thanks!

Free Vs. Premium Version

Free Premium
External Thumbnails (Flickr integration) No Yes
WooCommerce Compatibility 2.4.X and 2.5.X 2.6.X and later
External Featured Video No Yes
External Featured Image Slider No Yes
CSS Style No Yes
Hover Effects No Yes
Priority Support No Yes


You can inform any problem related to the Premium version in the comments below. It will be solved as soon as possible and without any cost.

Theme Compatibility

If you already used the free version, available at WordPress Plugin Directory, it’s sure that your theme will be compatible with the Premium version. But if you use a nonstandard theme and have doubts if a certain feature will work, just send me your theme. Then I can test and inform you to avoid frustrations =)