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Featured Link Image


The plugin adds a meta box where you can upload or select an image from your media library.

After selection, the default Link Image field is populated with the image URL and a preview is available in the meta box.

The plugin also adds a Thumbnail column in the page /wp-admin/link-manager.php

Inspired by this question in WordPress Answers.


Português & Español


  • Metabox Insert
  • Metabox Display Remove - the thumbnail image is from the great Alphadesigner


  1. Unpack the download-package
  2. Upload the file to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Go to Links to see it in action


Doubts, bugs, suggestions

Don’t hesitate in posting a new topic here in WordPress support forum.


Muy buen pluguin

Buen plugin , trabaja bien y me viene de perlas, por favor actualizarlo siempre que sea necesario, es muy buen plugin.


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Contributors & Developers

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


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Version 1.5

  • Another round for the random Javascript bug reported in the support forum, seems to be ok now.
    Version 1.4

  • Full code revision and optimization

Version 1.3

  • Encapsulated plugin into a class
  • Revised compatibility with WordPress 3.5
  • Language files read first from /wp-content/languages/featured-link-image/

Version 1.2

  • Revised compatibility with WordPress 3.4.1
  • File URL now visible in the upload window with warning text about the Link URL to use
  • Removed one function incompatible with PHP < 5.3

Version 1.1

  • Added the ID column in the Links page, and sort by ID and Thumbnail

Version 1.0

  • Plugin launch