Featured Image Admin Thumb


When active this plugin adds a column to the All Posts/All Pages and where supported the All Custom Post Type admin views. This column, “Thumb”, will display a thumbnail of the featured image
or post thumbnail so you can easily determine the content that is missing an image.

You can also make inline edits that allow you to change the thumb/image from the All Posts/All Pages/All Custom Post Type view without having to edit the post.

Now the plugin is translatable. Using tools such as Poedit along with localized / international versions of WordPress, FIAT can display user supplied translations of its text.



  • This shows the Thumb column in the All Pages/Posts admin view and in this case a thumbnail is available and shown. There would be a blank space if no thumbnail was found for the post or page.
  • If the column is not showing in your All Posts/Pages view this shows you where you can check to see that the "Thumb" column is selected to be displayed
  • Shows the change icon located next to a featured image/thumb indicating it can be changed inline without having to edit the content item first


Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘featured-image-admin-thumb’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select featured-image-admin-thumb.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard
  6. Consider using a thumbnail regenerator to create specific thumbnails for the All Posts/Pages admin views

Using FTP

  1. Download featured-image-admin-thumb.zip
  2. Extract the featured-image-admin-thumb directory to your computer
  3. Upload the featured-image-admin-thumb directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


You don’t see the thumb column and the thumbnails in that column

After checking that the plugin is enabled, be sure to click Screen Options if you don’t immediately see the column and ensure “Thumb” has a checkmark next to it


Works but not well

It works fine for me, if you only load 2 images at a time. Otherwise, it locks the browser up and you have to start over.

Does not work

This plugin claims you can do inline edits of the featured image in list view. This is not true.

Verified by our team and we are adding non working plugins to a new online directory in an effort to address the problem of defunct and non working WP plugins. This problem is getting out of control.

Impressive – works well and very quick too!

I’m mightily impressed with just how quick this is – it doesn’t seem to add any slowdown to the display of post or page lists. And, for those who need to see what featured images they have assigned, this just does what you’d expect.

Very handy

This is a simple plug-in, but it makes content managers much more productive: First by indicating which posts do not have a featured image – and second by making it much quicker to add a featured image directly from the list view.


Thank you.
I didn’t fully tested it with “Admin Management Xtended” Version 2.4.1 by Oliver Schlöbe, but there is an incompatibility between those two that makes the thumbnails to be displayed on the left (instead of the right) and that displays post title in a very narrowed column. Probably a simple css conflict.

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Contributors & Developers

“Featured Image Admin Thumb” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



1.4.1 (2016-6-9)

Bug fix when checking sizes and removal of pencil based on support feedback

1.4 (2015-11-16)

Language translation functionality added

1.3.6 (2015-10-29)

Removed post check inadvertently included from another branch and was restricting display of thumbnail column

1.3.5 (2015-10-28)

Check if WooCommerce is installed and if so adjust column output on WooCommerce product post type page reported here thank you:

1.3.4 (2015-08-14)

Check if sizes is an array before looping over it as reported here: to prevent PHP error display
Updated stable tag

1.3.3 (2015-02-04)

Additional excluded post type
Markup and JS to support showing the selected thumbnail in the media uploader

1.3.2 (2015-02-04)

Minor improvement to code that attaches FIAT column handler to Posts, Pages and other taxonomy screens
Inclusion of fix from here: that allows filters from other plugins to work

1.3.1 (2014-07-24)

Adding in missing Genericons.

1.3 (2014-07-15}

Added highlighting on images in All Post/All Pages/All Custom Post Type screens – displaying an edit indicator icon that when clicked can change the featured image inline without having to edit the relevant content item


Add custom media uploader (css and js) support for all registered and active custom post types


Improved sizing logic when displaying existing thumbnails


Updated logic to detect best thumbnail size to use


Added thumbnail size check to use default “thumbnail” if bundled “fiat_thumb” is not available for some images


  • First version