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Nelio External Featured Image

Use external images from anywhere as the featured image of your pages and posts.

Are you using an external service for storing your images? Then you'd probably like to use those images as featured images for your pages and posts. This plugin lets you do this easily!


Every time an image is uploaded in the media library, WordPress automatically creates alternative sizes of that image (thumbnail, medium, large and full). Themes may then choose among these different versions when displaying the an image in a post. Thumbnails do also exist for featured images. Moreover, themes may registerd their own alternative image sizes. For example, WordPress' default theme TwentyFourteen defines a thumbnail size called "twentyfourteen-full-width" whose dimensions are 1038x576.

This plugin uses the alternative-size information (which your theme uses for rendering a featured image) for scaling and cropping external featured images via CSS on your users' browsers.

Featured image by Cubmundo

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-6-12
Downloads: 761


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