13 New Free Featured Image WordPress Widgets

The featured image widgets are WordPress plugins that enables you to display your latest podcast from a given post category in any widgetized area of your WordPress site. More and more WordPress themes give you options to use featured images on your archive pages. Here, in this post I have compiled a list of some of the best free wordpress featured image widgets.

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1. Ultimate Posts Widget

The ultimate widget for displaying posts, custom post types or sticky posts with an array of options to customize the display. Designed for both the average user and developer, Ultimate Posts Widgets aims to provide flexibility and ease of use for displaying any kinds of posts within your widget areas.

Ultimate Posts Widget
Ultimate Posts Widget

2. Quick Featured Images

The plugin Quick Featured Images helps you bulk managing featured images, define automatic default featured image and saves your time.

Quick Featured Images
Quick Featured Images

3. WP-CMS Post Control

Post Control from WordPress CMS Modifications gives you complete control over your write options for every user level/role. It not only allows you to hide unwanted items like custom fields, trackbacks, revisions etc.

WP-CMS Post Control
WP-CMS Post Control

4. Instant Featured Image

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.

Instant Featured Image
Instant Featured Image

5. Dynamic Featured Image

Dynamically adds multiple featured image or multiple post thumbnail functionality to your page, posts and custom post types. This plugin provides you an interface to add any number of featured image as you want without writing a single code.

Dynamic Featured Image
Dynamic Featured Image

6. Genesis Custom Headers

Add custom headers to each page/post/custom post type. Header options include: featured image, custom image, slideshows, HTML, scripts, and more.

Genesis Custom Headers
Genesis Custom Headers

7. Multiple Post Thumbnails

Adds multiple post thumbnails to a post type. If you’ve ever wanted more than one Featured Image on a post, this plugin is for you.

Multiple Post Thumbnails
Multiple Post Thumbnails

8. WordPress Auto Featured Image

This plugin provides you an easy way to set a default thumbnail image for your posts, pages or custom post types. You can select an image from your local machine or media library.

WordPress Auto Featured Image
WordPress Auto Featured Image

9. Super Post

This plugin gives you all the controls for any post queries, for any post type and any other extended options for displaying your very important post, recent, popular sticky, or related posts.

Super Post
Super Post

10. Video Thumbnails

Video Thumbnails makes it easy to automatically display video thumbnails in your template. When you publish a post, this plugin will find the first video embedded and retrieve a thumbnail for you.

Video Thumbnails
Video Thumbnails

11. Featured Image Thumbnail Grid

This plugin gives you access to two simple shortcodes that display posts and bookmark thumbnails in a grid. The plugin uses the featured image thumbnail if one exists. If one does not exist, the title will be displayed instead.

Featured Image Thumbnail Grid
Featured Image Thumbnail Grid

12. Manual Image Crop

Simply click on the “Crop” link next to any image in your media library. The “lightbox” style interface will be brought up and you are ready to go. Whole cropping process is really intuitive and simple.

Manual Image Crop
Manual Image Crop

13. Custom Post Widget

The Custom Post Widget allows you to display the contents of a specific custom post in a widget. Even though you could use the text widget that comes with the default WordPress install.

Custom Post Widget
Custom Post Widget