Featured Images in RSS & Mailchimp Email

Description

Get images in your RSS feed instantly for free. Output blog featured photos to Mailchimp RSS emails, Infusionsoft, Hubspot, Constant Contact, Zoho, Feedburner, Bloglovin’, Feedly, and other services that use RSS feed data. A trusted plugin, developed in San Diego, CA (US), with over 20,000 active installs and 50+ five-star reviews. We actively answer every support forum thread.

Features:

  • Featured image size: Select from thumbnail, medium, large, any theme-specific sizes, and full size.
  • Image Position: Select Image left above text, Image left text wrap, Image right text wrap, and Image centered above text.
  • Padding: Instantly set the spacing between the image and the body text.
  • Feedly: Now support webfeedsFeaturedVisual class name on image HTML.

Premium Version Now Available

Pro Marketer Features

Upgrade to Pro Marketer for a full suite of image customization features for professional marketing. Works with Mailchimp, Feedburner, Bloglovin’, Feedly, Infusionsoft, Hubspot, Constant Contact, and other services that use RSS feed data.

  • World-class Support: The main reason to upgrade is our expert support – we’ll get everything working and looking great
  • Media Tag Option: Output images in <media>, <image>, and Feedly’s <webfeeds:cover> tags for widest image support
  • Enclosure Tag Option: Output images in <enclosure> tag for adoption
  • Custom Image Sizes: Completely customize the size of image display for RSS feeds
  • Feature First Image: No featured photos set? No problem. It will use the first photo from the body of your blog post
  • Disable Responsive Images: Helps fix services that have issues with the responsive image code, like Mailchimp’s Preview
  • Exclude Categories: Exclude unwanted categories not meant to be included in the RSS feed, like Homepage or Featured categories
  • Custom Content in Feeds: Add custom content (text or HTML) before or after the post such as backlinks or ads
  • Publish Delay: Delay new posts from instantly hitting the RSS feed for SEO advantages or to safeguard from typos or accidents

Need help or wish it did something else as well? Use the Support tab to submit your thoughts.

Love this plugin? Please submit a rating and review, I’d appreciate your praise. (Have an issue? Post to the support forums before leaving a bad review.)

Real Testimonials

“Must-have for content marketing. This is a super easy way to customize the featured images that appear in the RSS feed – no more ugly pre-populated visuals. I especially love the Mailchimp integration. It’s great to have this much control over our content. Image is everything!” – @morganmariequinn Read the review

“Must Have for Featured Image Based Themes & MailChimp Users. For several years my WordPress theme has used featured images at the head of all my posts. The problem is, then, when feeding my RSS feed to MailChimp, that featured image at the head of the post is lost. Sometimes the image is highly crucial to the post (not to mention more enjoyable), so this plugin is a life saver. A must have!” – @ericdye Read the review

“It just works – lovely! Great with MailChimp. I installed this plugin, changed the (very simple) settings and the featured images started appearing in my MailChimp campaigns straight away – perfect!” – @barn2media Read the review

We promise you’ll love the features this plugin provides for your content marketing automation!

Screenshots

  • An example RSS feed with images included to the left with the text wrapping to the right, medium sized.
  • An example RSS feed with featured images included above the text, full sized.
  • A screenshot of the plugin's options screen.
  • A sad example of a plain RSS feed with no images, because they aren't using this plugin. Don't have sad RSS feeds, use this plugin!

Installation

Go to Plugins -> Add New, search for the name of the plugin, and then find it in the list, and click Install Now.

Or use the manual upload method:

  1. Click the Upload option. Choose the plugin zip file you downloaded. Click the Upload button.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Set the plugin options, if desired.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Go to Plugins -> Add New, search for the name of the plugin, and then find it in the list, and click Install Now.

Or use the manual upload method:

  1. Click the Upload option. Choose the plugin zip file you downloaded. Click the Upload button.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Set the plugin options, if desired.
Images are not aligning or resizing properly
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Included Features
  • Free Features:
  • Featured image size: Select from thumbnail, medium, large, any theme-specific sizes, and full size.
  • Image Position: Select Image left above text, Image left text wrap, Image right text wrap, and Image centered above text.
  • Padding: Instantly set the spacing between the image and the body text.
  • Feedly: Now support webfeedsFeaturedVisual class name on image HTML.
Premium Version Features

Pro Marketer Features

Upgrade to Pro Marketer for a full suite of image customization features for professional marketing. Works with Mailchimp, Feedburner, Bloglovin’, Feedly, Infusionsoft, Hubspot, Constant Contact, and other services that use RSS feed data.

  • World-class Support: The main reason to upgrade is our expert support – we’ll get everything working and looking great
  • Media Tag Option: Output images in <media>, <image>, and Feedly’s <webfeeds:cover> tags for widest image support
  • Enclosure Tag Option: Output images in <enclosure> tag for adoption
  • Custom Image Sizes: Completely customize the size of image display for RSS feeds
  • Feature First Image: No featured photos set? No problem. It will use the first photo from the body of your blog post
  • Disable Responsive Images: Helps fix services that have issues with the responsive image code, like Mailchimp’s Preview
  • Exclude Categories: Exclude unwanted categories not meant to be included in the RSS feed, like Homepage or Featured categories
  • Custom Content in Feeds: Add custom content (text or HTML) before or after the post such as backlinks or ads
  • Publish Delay: Delay new posts from instantly hitting the RSS feed for SEO advantages or to safeguard from typos or accidents
Testimonials

Real Testimonials

“Must-have for content marketing. This is a super easy way to customize the featured images that appear in the RSS feed – no more ugly pre-populated visuals. I especially love the Mailchimp integration. It’s great to have this much control over our content. Image is everything!” – @morganmariequinn Read the review

“Must Have for Featured Image Based Themes & MailChimp Users. For several years my WordPress theme has used featured images at the head of all my posts. The problem is, then, when feeding my RSS feed to MailChimp, that featured image at the head of the post is lost. Sometimes the image is highly crucial to the post (not to mention more enjoyable), so this plugin is a life saver. A must have!” – @ericdye Read the review

“It just works – lovely! Great with MailChimp. I installed this plugin, changed the (very simple) settings and the featured images started appearing in my MailChimp campaigns straight away – perfect!” – @barn2media Read the review

We promise you’ll love the features this plugin provides for your content marketing automation!

Need help?

Be sure to check the Support Threads to see if you’re question has already been answered. If not, submit your question and we’ll answer it.

Love this plugin?

Please submit a rating and review, we’d appreciate your testimonial.

(Have an issue? Post to the support forums before leaving a poor review.)

Reviews

Didn’t add featured image to RSS

I think my client app has a bug where featured images don’t display. Regardless, this plugin can’t fix that and you couldn’t expect it to. Can’t delete reviews so I really don’t have an opinion on this plugin

Annoy Ad at top of every backend page

Plug-in alway show Pop-up ad at top of every page. and I click mistake many time because this ad (Ad show 5 second and disappear than everything in page is pull up as a same time I click item.)

Upgrading to premium broke rss feed, no support at all

Update: although I’ve yet to resolve the issue because I hadn’t had time, Rob’s customer service far exceeded my expectations so far. Will update if and when it is resolved.

I upgraded to the premium version of this to use some of the richer features. it broke my rss feed and the support has been non existent, despite repeated attempts to contact them. So much for the ‘award winning premium support.’

Perfect Content Marketing Tool

This plugin has been time-tested with a few of our enterprise client sites as well as smaller client sites, for their content marketing automation needs, and it works great. For those needing RSS Campaigns in Mailchimp, it effortlessly adds images to their outgoing campaigns. For others wanting high-quality responsive email template designs, the premium version’s Media Tag option offers complete customization and full control over where your image is displayed and at what size, using the RSSITEM:IMAGE merge tag and corresponding CSS.

Full of Ads

This is supposed to be a tiny plugin with one job to do, not an over-bloated plugin that basically takes over your WordPress dashboard.

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Contributors & Developers

“Featured Images in RSS & Mailchimp Email” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.4.7

  • Fix: Add full size to media tag from first attached image of post. Props to @babouz44.

1.4.6

  • Added: Added Yahoo Media support to RSS namespace for services that may require it to work with media:content tag
  • Added: support for Feedly’s webfeedsFeaturedVisual class name on image HTML

1.4.5

  • Fix: Automatic deactivation of free plugin when premium plugin activated fixed, and free trial text link adjusted.

1.4.4

  • Fix: Small issue with activating Trial version and Premium options being displayed, now fixed.

1.4.3

  • Fix: Corrected max-width: 100% output for image widths, failed to escape % signs, now fixed.

1.4.2

  • New: Added support for Feedly’s <webfeeds:cover image=> tag to the Media tag option.
  • New: Enclosure Tag Option: Output images in <enclosure> tag
  • Fix: Added MIME type output on the media tag
  • Fix: Fixed the Trial license with free plugin fatal error, and trial upgrade links
  • Fix: Translation slug fix to support translate.wordpress.org
  • Fix: Updated Freemius SDK to latest version

1.4.1

  • Fix: Oops – the new opt-in and admin notices were displaying in the wrong place , apologies, this is now fixed.

1.4

  • New: Added option for custom image padding.
  • Update: Refactored the code from top to bottom, now performs much better.
  • Update: Translation ready, we’re accepting translated pot files.
  • New: Now using Freemius for opt-in user usage data and better support, feature requests.
  • New: Premium Version now available with media and image tag support, custom images sizes, exclude categories, pre and post feed content, and more. Free trial available, and instant upgrades on checkout.