JSM's Inherit Parent Featured Image


If no featured image has been defined for a post / page / custom post type, then the plugin assigns a featured image from the parent, grand-parent, etc. To override the inherited featured image, simply use the ‘Add Media’ button and its ‘Set Featured Image’ feature.

The plugin hooks into the ‘get_post_metadata’ WordPress filter, so featured images are assigned dynamically — disable the plugin to remove the dynamically assigned featured images. The plugin also uses the WordPress wp_cache_get() and update_meta_cache() functions to integrate fully with core WordPress functionality.

There are no plugin settings — simply install and activate the plugin.

Additional Documentation

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Version Numbering Scheme

Version components: {major}.{minor}.{bugfix}-{stage}{level}

  • {major} = Major code changes / re-writes or significant feature changes.
  • {minor} = New features / options were added or improved.
  • {bugfix} = Bugfixes or minor improvements.
  • {stage}{level} = dev < a (alpha) < b (beta) < rc (release candidate) < # (production).

Note that the production stage level can be incremented on occasion for simple text revisions and/or translation updates. See PHP’s version_compare() documentation for additional information on “PHP-standardized” version numbering.

Changelog / Release Notes

Version 1.0.1-1 (2016/10/28)

Maintenance release – no changes.

  • New Features
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  • Improvements
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  • Bugfixes
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  • Developer Notes
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Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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