Featured Images for Categories

Featured-Image_Categories-Help-for-WP-Featured-ImageFeatured Images for Categories Pro enables you to add WordPress Featured Images to categories, tags and custom taxonomies.

You can easily assign a featured image to any category/tag/taxonomy item and then display of the featured images via a widget or shortcode on your site.

The plugin has been setup to mirror the functionality that already comes in WordPress for featured images on pages and posts.

Plugin Features

The plugin provides:

  • Support for categories, tags and custom taxonomies
  • Complete set of shortcodes to insert category/tag/custom taxonomy featured images into pages & posts
  • Shortcode support to show specific categories by ID
  • Shortcode support to turn on and off the Category Name
  • Shortcode support to turn on and off the Category Description
  • Shortcode and widget option to support random order of the images
  • Support for all registered image sizes in your WordPress theme
  • A widget to show a gallery of all featured images from  a category/tag/custom taxonomy
  • A widget to show a single featured category, tag or custom taxonomy in a widget area
  • Functions available for developers to access the featured image for a category
  • Genesis Framework child theme support – display featured images on category/taxonomy archive pages

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See the plugin in action

Easy to use widget

The first widget that the plugin provides allows you to add a gallery style display of all your categories (or tags/ custom taxonomies).

There are options to control the number of columns in the output, the order and the amount of padding around the images. You can also choose to hide the categories that do not have posts assigned to them.

This widget is great to display your featured images as a navigation tool in a sidebar instead of just a list of categories to choose from.


Need to feature one category in a sidebar or footer widget area?

We’ve got you covered here too!

The second widget allows you to select the single term (ie one category or tag) to be displayed in a widget area.

Plugin Documentation

Detailed information on the usage of the plugin’s shortcodes is available in the documentation page. Also there is information there for developers wanting to use the plugin’s functions in development projects.

Plugin Documentation

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This main screen shot shows the new functionality added to a WordPress category.
adding featured image category

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Purchasing details

  • $19 (US Dollars)
  • Unlimited site license, use the plugin on as many sites as required
  • 12 months of updates and improvements from date of purchase
  • 12 months of plugin support

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