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Featured Image Admin Thumb

Adds inline thumbnail image to admin columns on Post/post types view (where supported). Click to easily set/change the featured image.

When active this plugin adds a column to the All Posts/All Pages and where supported the All Custom Post Type admin views. This column, "Thumb", will display a thumbnail of the featured image or post thumbnail so you can easily determine the content that is missing an image.

You can also make inline edits that allow you to change the thumb/image from the All Posts/All Pages/All Custom Post Type view without having to edit the post.

Now the plugin is translatable. Using tools such as Poedit along with localized / international versions of WordPress, FIAT can display user supplied translations of its text.

Author Sean Hayes
Contributors seanchayes
Tags admin, featured, featured admin thumbnail, featured image, featured thumbnail, image, post thumbnail, thumbnail
  1. featured-image-admin-thumb-fiat screenshot 1

    This shows the Thumb column in the All Pages/Posts admin view and in this case a thumbnail is available and shown. There would be a blank space if no thumbnail was found for the post or page.

  2. featured-image-admin-thumb-fiat screenshot 2

    If the column is not showing in your All Posts/Pages view this shows you where you can check to see that the "Thumb" column is selected to be displayed

  3. featured-image-admin-thumb-fiat screenshot 3

    Shows the change icon located next to a featured image/thumb indicating it can be changed inline without having to edit the content item first

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the 'Add New' in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for 'featured-image-admin-thumb'
  3. Click 'Install Now'
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the 'Add New' in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the 'Upload' area
  3. Select from your computer
  4. Click 'Install Now'
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard
  6. Consider using a thumbnail regenerator to create specific thumbnails for the All Posts/Pages admin views

Using FTP

  1. Download
  2. Extract the featured-image-admin-thumb directory to your computer
  3. Upload the featured-image-admin-thumb directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

1.4.1 (2016-6-9)

Bug fix when checking sizes and removal of pencil based on support feedback

1.4 (2015-11-16)

Language translation functionality added

1.3.6 (2015-10-29)

Removed post check inadvertently included from another branch and was restricting display of thumbnail column

1.3.5 (2015-10-28)

Check if WooCommerce is installed and if so adjust column output on WooCommerce product post type page reported here thank you:

1.3.4 (2015-08-14)

Check if sizes is an array before looping over it as reported here: to prevent PHP error display Updated stable tag

1.3.3 (2015-02-04)

Additional excluded post type Markup and JS to support showing the selected thumbnail in the media uploader

1.3.2 (2015-02-04)

Minor improvement to code that attaches FIAT column handler to Posts, Pages and other taxonomy screens Inclusion of fix from here: that allows filters from other plugins to work

1.3.1 (2014-07-24)

Adding in missing Genericons.

1.3 (2014-07-15}

Added highlighting on images in All Post/All Pages/All Custom Post Type screens - displaying an edit indicator icon that when clicked can change the featured image inline without having to edit the relevant content item


Add custom media uploader (css and js) support for all registered and active custom post types


Improved sizing logic when displaying existing thumbnails


Updated logic to detect best thumbnail size to use


Added thumbnail size check to use default "thumbnail" if bundled "fiat_thumb" is not available for some images


  • First version

You don't see the thumb column and the thumbnails in that column

After checking that the plugin is enabled, be sure to click Screen Options if you don't immediately see the column and ensure "Thumb" has a checkmark next to it


Version 1.4.1

Requires WordPress version: 3.5.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.0

Last Updated 11 Dec 2016

Date Added: 03 Dec 2013

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