Automatically set the featured image (formerly the post thumbnail) for a post based on custom markup in the body text.
Markup to Featured Image will automatically generate a featured image when you publish a post, with the intent of allowing you to publish posts with featured images from third-party clients like MarsEdit.
To add a featured image to your post, include one of the following markup variants in your post's content:
<img src="/path/to/image.jpg" data-featured-image="keep" /> <img src="/path/to/image.jpg" data-featured-image="strip" /> <!--featured-image:/path/to/image/.jpg-->
If you use an
<img> element, the values of the
data-featured-image attribute specify whether the image should be displayed when the post is shown on your site (
keep) or ignored when the post is displayed (
strip). The order of attributes in your
<img> tag (and whether you include other attributes, like width/height, title, alt, etc.) doesn't matter. You can make it as complicated or simple as you like.
If the post already has a featured image, the plugin will do nothing (version 1.0 does not allow updating the thumbnail by updating the markup).