JSM's Inherit Parent Featured Image

Description

A WordPress plugin to inherit the featured image of the post / page parent, grand-parent, etc.

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 the ‘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 fully integrate with WordPress core functionality.

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

Additional Documentation

  • None

Installation

Automated Install

  1. Go to the wp-admin/ section of your website.
  2. Select the Plugins menu item.
  3. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
  4. In the Search box, enter the plugin name.
  5. Click the Search Plugins button.
  6. Click the Install Now link for the plugin.
  7. Click the Activate Plugin link.

Semi-Automated Install

  1. Download the plugin ZIP file.
  2. Go to the wp-admin/ section of your website.
  3. Select the Plugins menu item.
  4. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
  5. Click on Upload link (just under the Install Plugins page title).
  6. Click the Browse… button.
  7. Navigate your local folders / directories and choose the ZIP file you downloaded previously.
  8. Click on the Install Now button.
  9. Click the Activate Plugin link.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

  • None
Installation Instructions

Automated Install

  1. Go to the wp-admin/ section of your website.
  2. Select the Plugins menu item.
  3. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
  4. In the Search box, enter the plugin name.
  5. Click the Search Plugins button.
  6. Click the Install Now link for the plugin.
  7. Click the Activate Plugin link.

Semi-Automated Install

  1. Download the plugin ZIP file.
  2. Go to the wp-admin/ section of your website.
  3. Select the Plugins menu item.
  4. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
  5. Click on Upload link (just under the Install Plugins page title).
  6. Click the Browse… button.
  7. Navigate your local folders / directories and choose the ZIP file you downloaded previously.
  8. Click on the Install Now button.
  9. Click the Activate Plugin link.

Contributors & Developers

“JSM's Inherit Parent Featured Image” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

Repositories

Version Numbering

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

  • {major} = Major structural code changes / re-writes or incompatible API changes.
  • {minor} = New functionality was added or improved in a backwards-compatible manner.
  • {bugfix} = Backwards-compatible bug fixes or small improvements.
  • {stage}.{level} = Pre-production release: dev < a (alpha) < b (beta) < rc (release candidate).

Changelog / Release Notes

Version 1.1.0 (2017/09/24)

  • New Features
    • None
  • Improvements
    • None
  • Bugfixes
    • None
  • Developer Notes
    • Added class __construct(), get_instance(), and load_textdomain() methods.