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Automatic Featured Image Posts

Automatic Featured Image Posts creates a new post with a Featured Image every time an image is uploaded.


  • Confirm compatibility with WordPress 3.7
  • Introduce new action, afip_pre_create_post, to allow actions to occur immediately before inserting a new post for an image.
  • Introduce new filter, afip_continue_new_post. Return false to skip creation of a post for a specific image.
  • General code cleanup.


  • Implement decision to skip images that are uploaded to existing posts
  • Add filter for afip_post_parent_continue to allow overriding this decision
  • Add action afip_created_post to run after each operation


  • Compatibility check with upcoming WordPress 3.5, all is a go!
  • Fix post time bug to account for WordPress timezone setting. props Matthew Harris
  • Add filter to new post date so that it can be modified.
  • General code style cleaning


  • Fix a couple bugs with saving options when post formats aren't yet enabled.


  • Add filters to allow themes and plugins to change the post title, categories, and content before creation


  • Add support for Post Formats. If your theme supports it, you can now select to publish as an image, aside, etc...
  • Make sure the attachment is also adhering to core parent/inherit standards after media is uploaded.
  • Add a warning for themes that do not support featured images.
  • Code cleanup, specifically moving everything into its own class to be a good global namespace citizen.


  • Switched to use add_attachment action hook, possible avoidance of issues that I couldn't confirm, but could exist, in using wp_update_attachment_metadata
  • Code cleanup, formatting, standards


  • An option to assign the posts created through Automatic Featured Image Posts to any of your existing custom post types has been added.
  • General code cleanup & refactoring.
  • Language file update to match new settings.


  • Images uploaded through the 'edit post' screen are now assigned the categories of that post. Requested by jackthalad. Will be a configurable option in next release.


  • In which a plugin begins its life.

Requires: 3.2.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.7.17
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


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