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    Can I use a linked image as the featured image?

    It seems like I can only insert a image from the Media Library and most of the time it wont work correctly.

    Any ideas?




    Linked as in how? Like from a URL?’ You can use the “From URL” after clicking “Insert Image” to do that.

    If you meant something different let me know.

    Best regards,



    My overall goal is – to make a featured image from my smugmug account’s pictures.

    Let’s say I want to make a new post with a featured picture. I’ll add new post and on the right side there is the “Featured Images” box.

    I’ll click “Insert Image” – “From URL” – then i’ll insert the url. At the bottom there is only the button ” Insert into post”. The “Insert into post” button doesn’t do anything when clicked.

    There is no “insert as featured image” button or anything.

    Thanks for the support!



    It’s currently not possible to use linked images as featured images. The reason is that the wordpress media gallery doesn’t offer this feature. Maybe this option will be added in the future by the WordPress team or Kriesi but I can’t make promises.

    The Dude

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