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WordPress Tips: WordPress plugins to add featured image automatically and resizing tools

Apr 16, 2013   //   by contactng   //   Blogging Tips  //  No Comments

For bloggers who generally publish posts via emails or using MS office tools generally face challenges of utilizing the featured image WP feature as by default you need to set it manually. There are few good plugins available which can do this automatically for us using the image which we published in posts and found following useful plugins, currently I am on WP 3.5.1 and based on my needs and testing I choose Easy Add Thumbnail plugin, but it may vary with your needs, so find some of useful plugins below,


1. Easy Add Thumbnail


Description and Review: It sets featured image from the first image from your post, for your old posts, whenever anyone open any old post, the first image automatically setup itself as featured image hence no rework necessary on old posts, moreover if you update any post without image with an image, then it will automatically set it as featured image. Setting it up is pretty easy, just install and activate :)


2. Simple Auto Featured Image


Description: It automatically generates the featured image for a post, page or custom post type if it does not have one.


3. Auto Featured Image


Description: Automatically generate featured image for new/old posts if Post Thumbnail is not set manually. It also supports external images. This plugin has not been updated since year 2011; hence its working with latest WP is not verified.


Some other tools for image/thumbnails


4. Automatic Featured Image Posts


Description: It creates a new post with a Featured Image every time an image is uploaded. Through the plugin settings page, you can set the image to publish and assign itself to one of your other existing custom post types and/or post formats. It is v. v. useful for photographers, who like to post large amount of images and would like to save on time in publishing posts.


5. AJAX Thumbnail Rebuild


Description: It allows you to rebuild all thumbnails at once without script timeouts on your server. It is helpful when you are changing your Wp theme and would like tor esize your thumbnails to support new theme without impacting anything else.


6. Imsanity


Description: Imsanity automatically resizes huge image uploads down to a size that is more reasonable for display in browser, yet still more than large enough for typical website use. The plugin is configurable with a max width, height and quality. When a contributor uploads an image that is larger than the configured size, Imsanity will automatically scale it down to the configured size remove the original image. Imsanity also provides a bulk-resize feature to selectively resize previously uploaded images to free up disk space. This plugin is ideal for blogs that do not require hi-resolution original images to be stored and/or the contributors don’t want (or understand how) to scale images before uploading.


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