Instant Featured Image

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Set an image as the featured image at the same time as you insert it into the post content

Author:Hugh Lashbrooke (profile at
WordPress version required:3.8
WordPress version tested:4.1
Plugin version:1.0.1
Added to WordPress repository:01-07-2014
Last updated:24-01-2015
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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Total downloads:3 362
Active installs:500+
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Sick of adding a image to your post content then also setting it as the featured image in a separate action? Of course you are!

This plugin solves this problem by adding a new button alongside the "Insert into post" button in the media manager modal. When clicked, this button will insert your selected media and then, if you have selected an image, set that image as the post's featured image.

It is possible to select multiple media items to insert, so this plugin will set the last image in the selected set as the featured image.

The button will appear in the media manager modal for all post types.

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