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Nelio External Featured Image (discontinued) – Available in Nelio Content



This plugin has been closed as of December 16, 2018 and is not available for download. This closure is permanent. Reason: Author Request.


January 9, 2017 1 reply
I loved this plugin. It did exactly what it said. However the developer now made the very stupid move, to merge this plugins into another plugin called “Neilo Content”. If you still want to use the external images features, you now need to install Neilo Content plugin, which is a massive plugin that comes with tons of features such as Editorial Calendar, Social Networks, team capability, which are all unrelated to the external images feature. This is very silly, since all those features sound nice in theory, but you sure won’t need it if you only want external images, not to mention the server load that is created by all these features and slows down your website unnecessarily. It’s a massive bloatware plugin that comes with heavy advertisement for the pro version The only reason the developer discontinued and merged this plugin, was to promote his new plugin, which is bloatware and he advertises as free, but once installed, you are being prompted to upgrade to the Pro version. Once again a developer on WordPress, who had a great open source product, but decided to throw it all away for a lousy promotion of his paid products. The solution would have been simple, keep this plugin alive, and promote your paid plugin. Anyway, this used to be a 5 star plugin, but now deserves a 1 star rating for this bad move.
March 6, 2019
For years I have been to lazy to upload an image form y posts that I copy images that are linked as thumbnails, like from picture forums. When you copy and paste the code it doesnt upload amy images to your server so there was never an image to use as featured. Just found this and BAM, every post has a featured image. Wish I found this years ago. For search- How can I add a featured image from embedded images.
September 3, 2016
This works just fine on 4.5.3. After using another plugin that corrupted my website, I downloaded this plugin and it works with zero problems. The thing is smart. If you do not supply a href to the external image, it will look in the post for the first article and use that as the feature imaged. Very useful for existing websites that have a lot of content without featured images set.
September 3, 2016 1 reply
Awesome, easy to use and great for people that don’t want to waste disk space 😀
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“Nelio External Featured Image (discontinued) – Available in Nelio Content” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.