Flickr Fallback Thumbnail

Automatically grab a fallback featured image if your post doesn't have one!

Author:Kamiel Choi (profile at
WordPress version required:3.0
WordPress version tested:4.01
Plugin version:1.0
Added to WordPress repository:29-11-2014
Last updated:29-11-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Adding explicit thumbnails (featured images) to your content takes time. Even if you don't add your own photography, you'd still need to go to or so. This plugin hooks into the thumbnail URL and changes this with an image from the Flickr API, based on the tags in your post. If Flickr couldn't find anything, it will return an empty string. I have achieved good results, with posts that all of a sudden had a rather adequate thumbnail.

[Flickr images might have licensing issues, so I recommend to use this plugin only on personal sites]