This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Set All First Images As Featured


Very simple plugin that will search for all the first images of your published posts, pages or custom post types and set them as the featured image.

  • You can choose the post type you want to run the plugin on.
  • Option to overwrite the already selected futured images.
  • Option to select From / To date.


  1. Unzip
  2. Upload the unziped folder set-all-first-images-as-featured to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Go to Tools -> First images as featured


Two years later still works great

I was very pleased that I was still able to update my posts with this plugin. Can’t speak to its security, but it worked functionally very well on hundreds of posts without featured images.

Images Linked Wrong URL

Okay, generated fetaured images from old posts first images bu everyone featured images url like /uploads/imageBLABLA.jpg

I have hundereds “broken linked” featured images.

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Contributors & Developers

“Set All First Images As Featured” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed bug on loop requests.
  • Added From – To dates selection.


  • Added settings link to plugin overview page.
  • Updated translation files.


  • Added future to search image tags in the editor.
  • Fixed bug on loop request ending to early.


  • Optimize code to save the post attachment.


  • Fixed bug to save attachment metadata.