Multisite Featured Image changes the box of the featured image for all sites. It can be used also in a single instance of WordPress and not a MU installation.
This plugin changes the box in the way that the default pop-up is replaced with the classic Media Uploader where you can choose images. Images From URL do work.
For a greater Multisite experience you can combine this plugin with the Network Shared Media plugin and have a complete Media Sharing site.
Read about it on this article.
- Using WordPress Media Uploader to set Featured Image
- You can set an image from URL
- Images from URL will be downloaded into the WordPress Media and it can be used for anything else inside WordPress
- Downloaded images are saved in every registered image size
- You can set the Main site on which you will download the images in a MU installation
- Do I have to use a custom function to enable post thumbnails?
No, this plugin is hooked on the core function the_post_thumbnail().
- Can I set the image from URL?
Yes, from version 1.2, you can set images from URL.
- Can I use custom image sizes or choose between the default sizes?
This plugin is using the WordPress Media Uploader and all the registered image sizes are saved in the database. When there is a request for the post thumbnail, the size that is requested inside the theme will be used.
- Can I use any registered image size with this plugin or the featured image will stay in the selected image?
From version 1.1, featured image retrieves the required size from the function the_post_thumbnail. This plugin delivers the right size of the image, so the answer is: Yes, you can use any registered image size.
I was disappointed that the Network Shared Media plugin didn't come up when trying to set a Featured Image for a multisite post. Never fear! Multisite Featured Image comes to the rescue! Thanks, Igor. Well done!
- Fixed bug when posting remotely using XML-RPC
- WordPress Media Uploader is back.
- Disabled the WordPress Media Upload modal and return to thick box since Network Shared Media uses thickbox
- Images are not saved anymore to save space.
- Enabled the WordPress Media Upload modal instead of the thick box
- Images from URL are downloaded to WordPress Media and saved in every registered image size
- Enabled setting the media from URL
- Added all image sizes. The function the_post_thumbnail now renders the image in the requested size
- Initial release