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Rename Featured Image


This plugin updates the image title (post title) and file name which is set as featured image when publishing the post.

Bulk Rename

This plugin has settings page through which you can rename the title and file name of all the post featured images to their respective post title. It has filter to check if already same file name (from the attachment url) as of post title.
The post title is sanitized before applying as new name to attached image.

It has an “Force Rename button” for renaming all images forcefully. It helps to update partially renamed images and disable the filter mentioned above.


  • Rename Featured Image bulk update page


Install Rename Featured Image plugin from the ‘Plugins’ section in your dashboard (Plugins > Add New > Search for Rename Featured Image).

Activate it through the ‘Plugins’ section.

Use Plugin feature from the plugin settings page.


Does this plugin actually renames the image file?

Yes, plugin renames the actual file in the uploads folder.

Does this plugin rename the attachment url and guid both?

Yes, plugin renames the file name in both the attachment url and guid.

Can we revert the previous name of file to it?

No, once file is renamed then previous file name can’t be brought back.


September 3, 2016
This plugin works fine! I optimized my SEO renamed all my images before possessed strange names, big and illegible and the titles of your posts and also used this plugin and I'm happy for it! I did my very fast SEO, thank you to the developer, admire me to exist +100 active and in a year no one gave any rating! It's the least we can do. Thank you and success. Change plugin name to: Rename all Featured Image based post titles
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Contributors & Developers

“Rename Featured Image” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • First Release