Most WordPress themes displays the featured images when they are set on content editing screen and hides when the user unset the featured image i.e. post thumbnail.
Rocket Lazy Load is a simple but powerful plugin with a tiny (less than 2kb) lazy load script without any jQuery and others libraries. What all this script does is, it displays images on pages only when they are visible to your user’s eyes i.e. only when show up on screen with down scroll. Hence, this trick reduces the number of HTTP requests mechanism and improves your website’s loading time.
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.
By default WordPress is not set to upscale small images and hence you are never guaranteed a certain size for a featured image format. This tutorial is on a simple WordPress plugin that enables upscaling of thumbnails for small media attachments in your WordPress site.
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.
Earlier we discussed about auto-posting thumbnails from the first image present inside your blog post. Now this tutorial explains you how you can set post’s featured image simply by entering an image URL.
Here is the fastest way of selecting featured images for your WordPress blog posts. While writing your blog post you can quickly set a featured image from Google Images, all you will be needing to so is type a keyword and click the image from displayed results.
When you post any link on Facebook, it automatically fetches its Title, Description and Thumbnails. Recently Facebook added a new feature that allows you to upload a custom featured image (for your FB link post) from your computer’s hard drive. So now you can not only select thumbnails fetched from the link but you can use your own thumbnails with links you share on Facebook.
Using Multiple Post Thumbnails plugin you can add multiple thumbnails (featured images) in your WordPress blog posts. The plugin is specially created for bloggers who wants more than one Featured Image on a post.
Gamma gallery is a powerful, stylish, responsive image gallery WordPress plugin which is free and comes with a nice full screen view and various slideshow features like play/pause. The plugin supports native WP features like random order, include/exclude images, rearrange order etc. Simply install and activate it and that’ all, there are no configuration settings to make, it works automatically with default WordPress image gallery feature.
You can drive more traffic towards your popular blog posts in your WordPress based weblog by using related links from Outbrain. This can be easily done by installing Outbrain Plugin which links your top blog posts content at the end of your current posts automatically.
There are two WordPress plugins in WordPress plugin repository that displays popular and related content in the best way like other popular sites do.