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JSM's Inherit Parent Featured Image

A WordPress plugin to inherit the featured image of the Post / Page parent, grand-parent, etc.

If no featured image has been defined for a post / page / custom post type, then the plugin assigns a featured image from the parent, grand-parent, etc. To override the inherited featured image, simply use the 'Add Media' button and its 'Set Featured Image' feature.

The plugin hooks into the 'get_post_metadata' WordPress filter, so featured images are assigned dynamically — disable the plugin to remove the dynamically assigned featured images. The plugin also uses the WordPress wp_cache_get() and update_meta_cache() functions to integrate fully with core WordPress functionality.

There are no plugin settings — simply install and activate the plugin.

Author JS Morisset
Contributors jsmoriss
Tags featured, image, inherit, parent

Automated Install

  1. Go to the wp-admin/ section of your website.
  2. Select the Plugins menu item.
  3. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
  4. In the Search box, enter the plugin name.
  5. Click the Search Plugins button.
  6. Click the Install Now link for the plugin.
  7. Click the Activate Plugin link.

Semi-Automated Install

  1. Download the plugin archive file.
  2. Go to the wp-admin/ section of your website.
  3. Select the Plugins menu item.
  4. Select the Add New sub-menu item.
  5. Click on Upload link (just under the Install Plugins page title).
  6. Click the Browse... button.
  7. Navigate your local folders / directories and choose the zip file you downloaded previously.
  8. Click on the Install Now button.
  9. Click the Activate Plugin link.


Version Numbering Scheme

Version components: {major}.{minor}.{bugfix}-{stage}{level}

  • {major} = Major code changes / re-writes or significant feature changes.
  • {minor} = New features / options were added or improved.
  • {bugfix} = Bugfixes or minor improvements.
  • {stage}{level} = dev < a (alpha) < b (beta) < rc (release candidate) < # (production).

Note that the production stage level can be incremented on occasion for simple text revisions and/or translation updates. See PHP's version_compare() documentation for additional information on "PHP-standardized" version numbering.

Changelog / Release Notes

Version 1.0.1-1 (2016/10/28)

Maintenance release - no changes.

  • New Features
    • None
  • Improvements
    • None
  • Bugfixes
    • None
  • Developer Notes
    • None

Frequently Asked Questions

  • None

Other Notes

Additional Documentation

  • None
Version 1.0.1-1

Requires WordPress version: 3.8 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 03 Feb 2017

Date Added: 01 Dec 2013

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