I absolutely despise the way WordPress handles Featured Images. They cannot be accessed via third party desktop publishing, you cannot use remote images from Flickr or other photo services for featured images, the iPhone app has no support for it, and there isn't even a function to automatically feature the first image of a post to save time or the aggravation of having to go into WordPress admin to do it manually, or even an option to set a default featured image for posts that are text only.
I don't care if some themes have functions that work around these limitations, what if I happen to like and use a theme that doesn't?
And for those who obnoxiously comment on how Featured Image will not hotlink content because that's bandwidth or copyright theft, wah wah wah, etc., I guess you haven't considered those of us who are hotlinking to our OWN farking photos so WE can SAVE on bandwidth. I love how despite being a Flickr Pro user with a stock gallery of my own photos to draw from, I still have to resize, download, upload, transfer, log into WP Admin, this, that and the other thing and waste my fricking time with this fark all crap because of the way Featured Image was coded.
Please, will some levelheaded WP dev find a way to improve the Featured Image function for future releases. Thank you.
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