Now you can easily force featured image in your WordPress blog posts. If you are running a multi-author WordPress site, you can force your authors to add a featured image each and every time before publishing any new blog post.
Require Featured Image is the new WordPress plugin that requires posts to have a featured image set before they’ll be published on your WordPress site.
Installation & Usage: Simply install and activate Require Featured Image. After activation the plugin automatically starts working. It displays an alert message that the post has no featured image and asks to set one before publishing the post.
In-case author tries to publish post by clicking the ‘Publish’ button, the plugin stops him by displaying an error message.
As soon a featured image is set, the message automatically goes off and then one can publish the post by clicking the ‘Publish’ button.