Featured Images for Categories is the brand new WordPress plugin that enables you to set featured images on your blog’s default and custom taxonomies like categories, tags and other custom taxonomy types etc. Not only this much but then you can easily display a gallery styled block of images using a widget or shortcode.
Installation & Usage: Install and activate Featured Images for Categories plugin.
How To Assign Featured Image To Categories, Tags & Other Custom Taxonomies ?
After activation visit your admin area Dashboard -> Settings -> Featured Images for Categories admin page and there it provides you a quick start guide on this plugin usage.
Checkout its quick video summary:
Following given screenshot shows you option added to categories and tags interface you can use for assigning featured image:
How To Display A Gallery Of Category Featured Images Via Shortcode Or Widget ?
After activation you can use its widget from Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets page. For displaying featured images for categories or tags on a page or post use the following shortcodes:
[FeaturedImagesCat taxonomy='category' columns='3']
To use with tags instead change the ‘category’ value to ‘post_tags’ like this:
[FeaturedImagesCat taxonomy='post_tag' columns='3']
You can adjust the column value and determine the number of columns the shortcode produce.