RSS Featured Image


RSS Featured Image adds the featured image into your RSS feed (in the media:content). It works nicely with Mailchimp (|RSSITEM:IMAGE|). In fact, it basically does the same thing as another (and more famous) plugin but without cluttering your WordPress Admin. This is a simple task, and I believe it should be invisible and run peacefuly in the background, with no impact on the UI and the overall WordPress performance.


By default, the size of the image is “large”. I think it would be a shame to add new options to your WordPress admin only for this, so if you want to change the size, I propose you a filter 🙂 You can include some code in your functions.php to take care of this. This is how you can use it:

function thumbnail_size_for_rss( $default ) {
return ‘thumbnail’;
add_filter( ‘rfi_rss_image_size’, ‘thumbnail_size_for_rss’, 10, 1 );



  1. Upload rss-featured-image to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s all 🙂 Can you believe it?


July 10, 2019
Deze plugin geeft precies wat ik zocht: afbeeldingen bij FEED IMAGE als FEED MERGE TAG, waardoor voor een campagne <media:content> gevuld wordt met een afbeeldingsurl.
December 31, 2018
Thanks very much. Works perfectly and was just what I was looking for.
December 5, 2018
Great plugin. Important: it works fine with Mailchimp.
November 13, 2018
Very simple way to get the featured image into a mailchimp RSS campaign. Could have done with this years ago! Thanks.
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  • Update: WordPress 5.0.


  • Add: Filter to choose the size.


  • First release.