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  • Resolved wpkiller


    Isn’t there a feature to also retrieve the featured image to a post?
    Couldn’t find any.

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  • I am trying to use fWP+:SIC ‘Em, but it isn’t actually retrieving the featured image. The FWP plugin is correctly grabbing the RSS feed info and images, but the featured image isn’t working at all.

    I am stuck unless the author can help.

    Here is an update. The plugin is now grabbing an image, but it isn’t the featured image. It is the second image in the original post.

    So, it is working in the sense it grabs an image, but completely broken in that it isn’t grabbing the featured image.

    Plugin Author C. Johnson


    hi y’all.

    There’s no built-in feature for setting a Featured Image on syndicated posts. This would require some custom PHP filters, or an add-on module, to provide it. As @crazylegsmurphy notes, there is a freely-available add-on that I wrote, FWP+: SIC ‘Em (for Syndicated Image Cacher), which attempts to provide some of this functionality. If you want to install this add-on and try it out, see—SIC–Em There are some underlying technical reasons, however, why SIC ‘Em can at best only make a guess at the right image to select for Featured Images, and cannot guarantee that the image it chooses is the same image that was used as the Featured Image on the source website.

    The underlying issue here is that there is currently no widely-implemented standard way for RSS or Atom feeds to indicate the “Feature Image” to associate with a given post. If you look at the XML of the feed from a WordPress site that has Feature Images set on posts, there’s actually no tags that link to that image, unless it is also included elsewhere in the post content.

    Now, the good news is that it IS possible for FWP+: SIC ‘Em to pick up more intelligently on this information, but ONLY IF you can install a plugin not only on the destination site (the site where you have FeedWordPress installed, and where the syndicated posts are supposed to be imported to), but ALSO have access to install plugins (or can persuade the site owner to install plugins) on the source site (the WordPress site that has the original posts you are trying to syndicate).

    If that is the case in your situation, then you need (1) to install and configure FWP+: SIC ‘Em on the destination site alongside FeedWordPress; and also (2) get the FWP+: Pitch Media Gallery plugin at and install and activate it on the source site that you are hoping to import posts from. If you are able to do (2), then the feed you are importing from will have new codes added to it, which clearly indicate to SIC ‘Em which image to import and mark as the Feature Image for each syndicated post that has a Feature Image assigned.

    I realize this is a bit complex, but I hope it may either help you get what you need set up, or offer some explanation, with my regrets, of why it may be hard to get it set up under the circumstances.




    I appreciate you taking the time to get back to me. I will try it now.

    Plugin Author C. Johnson


    ok, great. Let me know how it is working for you.

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