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  • Resolved Patrick Nommensen


    Hey, I’d like to setup featured images on a site. However, when I go to the post –> set featured image –> From URL then there is no “Use as featured image” button. I have searched online and I haven’t found a solution to this problem. I’d like to load the featured pics for posts from Flickr.


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  • Marventus


    I checked on my WP test blog and indeed it does not seem to be possible to set featured images from URL.
    I have asked about it in the wp-forums email list just in case. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear something.

    Drew Jaynes


    WordPress Core Developer

    There’s a Trac ticket covering this issue: #19396.

    Thanks guys! I’ll keep an eye on the ticket.

    @drewapicture – I’m sure your aware, but just to make sure — you have a bunch of notices/errors on your site. 🙂

    Drew Jaynes


    WordPress Core Developer

    Yep, WP_DEBUG was on, but thanks.

    Any updates on this feature?

    Would love this option too, any progress ?

    This has bothered me for some time. Would love to see progress in using a URL to import into a Featured image.

    Title says: [resolved]
    Well, apparently not, either that or I didn’t get the memo.

    This has bothered me for some time too, I also Would love to see progress in using a URL to import a Featured image into a post.

    just to add another bothered soul to the thread – I guess still not resolved?

    in the meantime, I see no other option than to upload images to the media library, which is a pain.

    how to get the featured image url in wordpress

    Just another chiming in on this. 🙂

    I am also unable to Set Featured Image in WordPress 3.5, Media Library Contents are not visible in the Set Featured Window and While Uploading a Picture an Error comes, but the Uploaded pic is visible in the media Library.

    Please help me to resolve it.

    How about this plugin?

    Hey Mike,

    I assume you are the developer of this plugin?

    Any chance of a test-drive in exchange for a review on my site (Live Free Die Travelling)


    Your Plugin looks good, not to be ungrateful but I was hoping it would work to use the image without putting it into the media library like when you use a url to insert a post image, therefore saving on storage and bandwidth for the host server… it is a work/time saver though!

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