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Default Post thumbnail


WordPress 2.9 added support for post thumbnails but you have to set the thumbnail for each post you want to have a thumbnail.
If your site already has hundreds of posts adding a thumbnail image for each post will be a lot of work even if you only want
the same image for each old post.

This plugin allows you to specify a default post thumbnail that will be displayed for posts that doesn’t have a thumbnail set.

This plugin requires that you have enabled support for post thumbnails in your theme


  • Default post thumbnail settings page


  • Upload the file and extract it in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  • Go to Settings -> Default Post Thumbnail and select the image you want to use as default
  • Save the changes


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Contributors & Developers

“Default Post thumbnail” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial release of the plugin.