Support » Plugin: FeedWordPress » Fetch Open Graph Image from URL and set it as the Featured Image

  • I would love to see an addition to feedwordpress, where the feed is checked on og:image, which then is saved and cached in the local media library and shown as featured image. I think also with the og:image people allow the usage of the image as preview image. Otherwise it is much more complicated to be allowed to use the pictures in the feed.

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  • I use auto post thumbnail pro plugin to pull images from our sister websites into featured image setup automatically, but image has to be in the post someplace. In the meantime, you might try that. Or, kick the developer some moola and ask about adding that as option in future version. 😉

    Most RSS feeds don’t have an “og:image” field as it’s not used for syndication, typically. What field in the RSS would FeedWordPress “pull” that data from exactly?

    You could use a function to pull the post meta field for the “attachment” into the featured image element. A developer could help you wrangle that pretty easily.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 8 months ago by neotrope.
    Thread Starter Sascha_Foerster

    (@sascha_foerster)

    Thank you for your help. I hoped to get out of some legal problems, if I use the preview picture offered in the opengraph, which you could interpret as an acceptance of using it for just that purpose, same as in a robots.txt.
    Maybe the picture has to be taken from the website itself, when Feedwordpress copies the html over to the post instead of hoping for the field in the rss-feed itself.
    With attachments it’s the same, not every feed offers it.
    Maybe I might also use the auto post thumbnail tool with an addition, that a take down notice is very welcome.

    @sascha_foerster, please post back here if you find an answer to this. I will do the same.

    Thread Starter Sascha_Foerster

    (@sascha_foerster)

    So far, nothing new here… 🙂

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