While I certainly cannot ask you to fundamentally change the way the feature works to accommodate the plugin I use, can you suggest a way to set default featured images by category or author?
I have six contributors putting up dozens of posts at all hours of the day, seven days a week. I'm looking to automate the process as much as possible, particularly with regard to sharing posts. The thumbnails, as you know, are a huge part of that.
I have found no solutions, except for Default Thumbnail Plus. If I have to change how I do the thumbnails to make Publicize work, so be it, but manually adding the SAME thumbnail every time is just counterproductive.
I heartily and humbly welcome suggestions. I am so close to full automation on this, and this is the final step.
Thank you so much for all you do. It is appreciated.
EDIT: I forgot that Featured Images change the header when you view posts.
You know, I may just have to abandon the Publicize feature if there's no way around using a feature image (as inserting the same image inside multiple posts by author or category is simply not a feasible solution).