WordPress Auto Featured Image


Are you tired of manually configuring a default featured image each time you publish a page, post, or custom post type? Do you desire a default featured image to automatically serve as a thumbnail whenever you publish or update your post/page?

Look no further!

This plugin provides a convenient solution to set a default thumbnail image effortlessly for all your posts, pages, or custom post types. Select or upload any image from your media library with ease.

Access the settings via the WordPress Dashboard under Settings => “Auto Featured Image” (admin menu).

Quick Setup:

  • Choose/upload an image from the media library.
  • Specify categories.
  • Define the post types.

Please note that this plugin automatically assigns a thumbnail when a post is published or modified, but only if the post lacks a featured image.


  • Settings page for “WordPress Auto Featured Image”.
  • Choose an image for the default thumbnail.


  1. Upload the WordPress Auto Featured Image folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin using the ‘Plugins’ menu in your WordPress admin panel.
  3. Set the default image through your WordPress admin panel in Settings => “Auto Featured Image”.


Will this plugin set a default thumbnail for all existing post-types/pages?

Yes, it will work for all the post types you have configured from the plugin settings. The featured image will automatically get assigned if a post is being published or updated and is configured from the backend.

Can I choose multiple post types for a single default image?

Yes, you can.

Can I choose different images for different post-types/categories?

No, currently there is no such feature available, but you can hire experts from our team or request a completely custom plugin as per your needs.


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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Auto Featured Image” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Compatibility extended up to version 6.4.2.
  • Code refactoring for improved efficiency.
  • Addressed minor bug fixes.


  • Compatible up to 6.2.3.
  • Minor bug fix.


  • Compatible up to 4.9.5.
  • Minor bug fix.


  • Compatible up to 4.5.1.
  • Fix media popup selector.


  • Bug Fix: WHITE blank screen when choosing an image for the featured image from the plugin panel.


  • Bug Fix: Featured Image Return To Default When making Changes to Content.
    Support Topic


  • Restrict to specific categories.
  • Allow categories for all post types or for POST only.
  • Menu moved under ‘Settings’.


  • First release.