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RSS Featured Image

Description

RSS Featured Image adds the featured image into your RSS feed (in the media:content). It works nicely with Mailchimp (|RSSITEM:IMAGE|). In fact, it basically does the same thing as another (and more famous) plugin but without cluttering your WordPress Admin. This is a simple task, and I believe it should be invisible and run peacefuly in the background, with no impact on the UI and the overall WordPress performance.

Usage

By default, the size of the image is “large”. I think it would be a shame to add new options to your WordPress admin only for this, so if you want to change the size, I propose you a filter πŸ™‚ You can include some code in your functions.php to take care of this. This is how you can use it:

function thumbnail_size_for_rss( $default ) {
return ‘thumbnail’;
}
add_filter( ‘rfi_rss_image_size’, ‘thumbnail_size_for_rss’, 10, 1 );

Screenshots

Installation

  1. Upload rss-featured-image to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s all πŸ™‚ Can you believe it?

Reviews

June 17, 2024
Install, Activate, and Voila! Only problem is image size, which I followed the advice at the Arts Hacker site to easily fix in Mailchimp. Just search for Mailchimp image fix.
February 22, 2024
There is really little to add to the title of this review other than to congratulate the Developer Mr. Jordy Meow. As mentioned in the title of this review, the RSS Featured Image plugin is really well designed and coded, it also turns out to be very streamlined, lightweight and packed with lots of features and most importantly it works perfectly (mind you, do not confuse the errors that can be caused by an incompatibility with obsolete versions of PHP, because using the updated versions of PHP and supported by this plugin, although I have been using this plugin for a long time, I have not yet encountered any errors in this plugin).Basically, with RSS Featured Image, this simple but very powerful WordPress plugin, you can add the featured image in your RSS feed , it also works with Mailchimp and without any impact on the user interface and overall performance of WordPress. Oh I forgot… it is completely free! To finish I still give my compliments to the Developer Mr. Jordy Meow and I can only recommend you to try it because it is really an Excellent plugin for WordPress and I am very proud to have completely translated it into Italian! Greetings and have a nice day.
October 24, 2023
Works great and with the filter for setting image size, is perfect for working with MailChimp RSS automation.
October 14, 2023
The RSS feed of my personal blog is important for me as an open source software contributor. This plugin makes sure that RSS consumers of my blog get a first-class experience. I love this plugin because it is lightweight and does exactly what I need without adding bloat. Thanks for maintaining it and keeping this up-to-date!
July 19, 2022 1 reply
This plugin has worked for me for a really long time, and still works just fine with the current WordPress 6.0.1 (as expected). Thanks for a simple & effective way to add Featured Images to WP that stays in the background, doing its job. Much appreciated.
September 21, 2021 2 replies
Just like the big bloated famous one that’s promoted with affiliate links, this one simply adds an image to your RSS feed. I’m still using it with WP 5.8 and it works fine.
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Contributors & Developers

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

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Change log

1.0.6

  • Update: WordPress 6+.
  • Info: This plugin has currently no visibility on the WordPress Repository. If you like it, for its survival, do not hesitate to share a little review here.

1.0.5

  • Update: WordPress 5.0.

1.0.0

  • Add: Filter to choose the size.

0.0.1

  • First release.