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Force Featured Image


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  • The plugin shows the user a warning when he doesn't respect the image dimension


  1. Upload force-featured-image to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. This plugin lets you specify which post-type requires to force a featured image to. It will also let you specify minimum dimensions for the image.
    Let’s say, for example, you want to force a user to set an image on the default post type with the following dimensions (400px * 400px). Put this code in the function.php of your theme :

    function theme_force_featured_image( $options ){
        $options['post'] = array(
            'width'  => 400,
            'height' => 400,
        return $options;
    add_filter( 'force_featured_image_post_type', 'theme_force_featured_image' );


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  • Add the ability to force a featured image with dimensions


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