How To Show Default Thumbnails In WordPress Posts Having No Thumbnails Set ?

Sometimes you don’t have featured image to show in your post, sometimes you forget adding thumbnail. By using Default Thumbnail Plus plugin you can automatically display a default post thumbnail in posts having no thumbnail. You can either use first image attached to a post or you can set default images for specific categories, tags, or custom taxonomies. It also supports custom fields for easy upgrading.

Default WordPress Post Thumbnails

Simply install and activate Default Thumbnail Plus plugin by Patrick Galbraith then visit Dashboard -> Settings -> Default Thumb Plus and set the options.

Other Features Include:

  1. Use image attachment if available – Automatically use the post’s first available image attachment for the thumbnail. This is useful for older posts that haven’t got a featured image set.
  2. Use embedded image if available – Automatically use the post’s first available embedded image for the thumbnail. This is useful if you embed external images.
  3. Use embedded video thumbnail if available – Automatically use the post’s first available embedded video for the thumbnail (YouTube only).
  4. Also you can add custom fields, you can easily exclude certain posts from showing default thumbnails
Default WordPress Post Thumbnails

Advanced Options include:

  1. Cache and resize external images – Automatically resize, crop and cache external images & video thumbnails. Recommended option, however doesn’t work with some server configurations.
  2. Filter post_thumbnail_html and Filter get_post_metadata – Enable or disable plugin hooks. For developers only, see documentation for how to invoke the plugin manually when hooks are disabled.

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