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Featured Images in RSS & Mailchimp Email

Outputs images in your RSS feed to Mailchimp, Infusionsoft, Hubspot, and other services that use RSS feed data for content marketing.

Get images in your RSS feed instantly for free. Output blog featured photos to Mailchimp RSS emails, Infusionsoft, Hubspot, Constant Contact, Zoho, Feedburner, Bloglovin’, Feedly, and other services that use RSS feed data. A trusted plugin, developed in San Diego, CA (US), with over 20,000 active installs and 50+ five-star reviews. We actively answer every support forum thread.

Features:

  • Featured image size: Select from thumbnail, medium, large, any theme-specific sizes, and full size.
  • Image Position: Select Image left above text, Image left text wrap, Image right text wrap, and Image centered above text.
  • Padding: Instantly set the spacing between the image and the body text.

Premium Version Now Available

Pro Marketer Features

Upgrade to Pro Marketer for a full suite of image customization features for professional marketing. Works with Mailchimp, Feedburner, Bloglovin’, Feedly, Infusionsoft, Hubspot, Constant Contact, and other services that use RSS feed data.

  • World-class Support: The main reason to upgrade is our expert support - we'll get everything working and looking great
  • Media Tag Option: Output images in <media>, <image>, and Feedly's <webfeeds:cover> tags for widest image support
  • Enclosure Tag Option: Output images in <enclosure> tag for adoption
  • Custom Image Sizes: Completely customize the size of image display for RSS feeds
  • Feature First Image: No featured photos set? No problem. It will use the first photo from the body of your blog post
  • Disable Responsive Images: Helps fix services that have issues with the responsive image code, like Mailchimp's Preview
  • Exclude Categories: Exclude unwanted categories not meant to be included in the RSS feed, like Homepage or Featured categories
  • Custom Content in Feeds: Add custom content (text or HTML) before or after the post such as backlinks or ads
  • Publish Delay: Delay new posts from instantly hitting the RSS feed for SEO advantages or to safeguard from typos or accidents

Need help or wish it did something else as well? Use the Support tab to submit your thoughts.

Love this plugin? Please submit a rating and review, I'd appreciate your praise. (Have an issue? Post to the support forums before leaving a bad review.)

Real Testimonials

"Must-have for content marketing. This is a super easy way to customize the featured images that appear in the RSS feed – no more ugly pre-populated visuals. I especially love the Mailchimp integration. It’s great to have this much control over our content. Image is everything!" - @morganmariequinn Read the review

"Must Have for Featured Image Based Themes & MailChimp Users. For several years my WordPress theme has used featured images at the head of all my posts. The problem is, then, when feeding my RSS feed to MailChimp, that featured image at the head of the post is lost. Sometimes the image is highly crucial to the post (not to mention more enjoyable), so this plugin is a life saver. A must have!" - @ericdye Read the review

"It just works – lovely! Great with MailChimp. I installed this plugin, changed the (very simple) settings and the featured images started appearing in my MailChimp campaigns straight away – perfect!" - @barn2media Read the review

We promise you'll love the features this plugin provides for your content marketing automation!

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Tags constant contact, content marketing, featured image, featured images in rss, Hubspot, images in rss, infusionsoft, mailchimp, mailchimp rss, marketing automation, rss campaigns, rss images, thumbnails
  1. featured-images-for-rss-feeds screenshot 1

    An example RSS feed with images included to the left with the text wrapping to the right, medium sized.

  2. featured-images-for-rss-feeds screenshot 2

    An example RSS feed with featured images included above the text, full sized.

  3. featured-images-for-rss-feeds screenshot 3

    A screenshot of the plugin's options screen.

  4. featured-images-for-rss-feeds screenshot 4

    A sad example of a plain RSS feed with no images, because they aren't using this plugin. Don't have sad RSS feeds, use this plugin!

Go to Plugins -> Add New, search for the name of the plugin, and then find it in the list, and click Install Now.

Or use the manual upload method:

  1. Click the Upload option. Choose the plugin zip file you downloaded. Click the Upload button.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Set the plugin options, if desired.

1.4.5

  • Fix: Automatic deactivation of free plugin when premium plugin activated fixed, and free trial text link adjusted.

1.4.4

  • Fix: Small issue with activating Trial version and Premium options being displayed, now fixed.

1.4.3

  • Fix: Corrected max-width: 100% output for image widths, failed to escape % signs, now fixed.

1.4.2

  • New: Added support for Feedly's <webfeeds:cover image=> tag to the Media tag option.
  • New: Enclosure Tag Option: Output images in <enclosure> tag
  • Fix: Added MIME type output on the media tag
  • Fix: Fixed the Trial license with free plugin fatal error, and trial upgrade links
  • Fix: Translation slug fix to support translate.wordpress.org
  • Fix: Updated Freemius SDK to latest version

1.4.1

  • Fix: Oops - the new opt-in and admin notices were displaying in the wrong place , apologies, this is now fixed.

1.4

  • New: Added option for custom image padding.
  • Update: Refactored the code from top to bottom, now performs much better.
  • Update: Translation ready, we're accepting translated pot files.
  • New: Now using Freemius for opt-in user usage data and better support, feature requests.
  • New: Premium Version now available with media and image tag support, custom images sizes, exclude categories, pre and post feed content, and more. Free trial available, and instant upgrades on checkout.

1.3.8

  • New: Added support for Full image sizes, props to drstout. Updated compatibility to WP v4.7.

1.3.7

  • Update: Exploring new features for future version, stay tuned! Donate now to help drive development and get the features you want.

1.3.6

  • Fix: Fixed Permissions Denied on Options Page (changing capability from update_core to manage_options worked?). Shout out to @girlgeniuss for the help. Bumped tested up to v3.9.

1.3.5

  • Update: Verified support for WP 3.8.1, added CSS to bump text below small images that are Left Above formatted. Reworked options page layout.

1.3.4

  • Update: Verified support for WP 3.8, added Settings menu to Plugin page links for fun, and a Please rate and review link as well.

1.3.3

  • New: Added support for custom sizes and a new Image Right Text Wraps option (shout out to Josh Kohlbach for providing his code modifications).

1.3.2

  • Update: Added to the plugin name to make it more descriptive and differential from other plugins named similarly.

1.3.1

  • Update: Made author name consistent across repository and in dashboard, to avoid confusion.

1.3

  • Fix: Fixed settings init, if no option values are set, init the default values before outputting images into the feed.

1.2

  • New: Added option for CSS styling: Image Left Above Text, Image Centered Above Text, Image Left Text Wraps.

1.1

  • Update: Add notes about clearing cache, Feedburner cache and Feedburner ping link.

1.0

  • New: First release. Yay. Hi Mom. ;)

Images are not aligning or resizing properly

No images showing in your RSS feed or double images issues?

Included Features

  • Free Features:
  • Featured image size: Select from thumbnail, medium, large, any theme-specific sizes, and full size.
  • Image Position: Select Image left above text, Image left text wrap, Image right text wrap, and Image centered above text.
  • Padding: Instantly set the spacing between the image and the body text.

Premium Version Features

Pro Marketer Features

Upgrade to Pro Marketer for a full suite of image customization features for professional marketing. Works with Mailchimp, Feedburner, Bloglovin’, Feedly, Infusionsoft, Hubspot, Constant Contact, and other services that use RSS feed data.

  • World-class Support: The main reason to upgrade is our expert support - we'll get everything working and looking great
  • Media Tag Option: Output images in <media>, <image>, and Feedly's <webfeeds:cover> tags for widest image support
  • Enclosure Tag Option: Output images in <enclosure> tag for adoption
  • Custom Image Sizes: Completely customize the size of image display for RSS feeds
  • Feature First Image: No featured photos set? No problem. It will use the first photo from the body of your blog post
  • Disable Responsive Images: Helps fix services that have issues with the responsive image code, like Mailchimp's Preview
  • Exclude Categories: Exclude unwanted categories not meant to be included in the RSS feed, like Homepage or Featured categories
  • Custom Content in Feeds: Add custom content (text or HTML) before or after the post such as backlinks or ads
  • Publish Delay: Delay new posts from instantly hitting the RSS feed for SEO advantages or to safeguard from typos or accidents

Testimonials

Real Testimonials

"Must-have for content marketing. This is a super easy way to customize the featured images that appear in the RSS feed – no more ugly pre-populated visuals. I especially love the Mailchimp integration. It’s great to have this much control over our content. Image is everything!" - @morganmariequinn Read the review

"Must Have for Featured Image Based Themes & MailChimp Users. For several years my WordPress theme has used featured images at the head of all my posts. The problem is, then, when feeding my RSS feed to MailChimp, that featured image at the head of the post is lost. Sometimes the image is highly crucial to the post (not to mention more enjoyable), so this plugin is a life saver. A must have!" - @ericdye Read the review

"It just works – lovely! Great with MailChimp. I installed this plugin, changed the (very simple) settings and the featured images started appearing in my MailChimp campaigns straight away – perfect!" - @barn2media Read the review

We promise you'll love the features this plugin provides for your content marketing automation!

Need help?

Be sure to check the Support Threads to see if you’re question has already been answered. If not, submit your question and we’ll answer it.

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Please submit a rating and review, we'd appreciate your testimonial.

(Have an issue? Post to the support forums before leaving a poor review.)

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Version 1.4.5

Requires WordPress version: 2.9 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 07 Feb 2017

Date Added: 22 Aug 2013

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