Auto Featured Image From Title

An example of an automatically generated featured image using the PRO version

Above: An example of an automatically generated featured image using the PRO version

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We all know the power of pictures, and how the featured image at the top of an article can boost search engine rankings, and make your website stand out from the crowd. But finding a good photo for every article can be time consuming and expensive. That’s the reason I developed this WordPress plugin. It creates a custom featured image for every article on your website. And the best part is that it’s automatic. Install this plugin, and it will do the work for you.

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Description

Auto Featured Image From Title is a WordPress plugin which automatically generates an image for each post from the post title and sets it as the featured image. The image will then be included in your theme wherever the featured image for the post is called for.

An example of an automatically generated featured image using the PRO version

Above: An example of an automatically generated featured image using the PRO version

It’s good to have an image in every post and page that you create. It helps for things like search engine optimization, social sharing, and just the attractiveness of your website or blog. But sometimes it can take longer to find a good image for a particular blog post than to write the post itself. And often, quality images are expensive.

This WordPress featured image plugin simplifies the process of publishing content and saves you money. It will automatically create a customized image for each post or page that you write. You can select a background image to match the look and feel of your blog, and the plugin will automatically write the title (or other text of your choosing) of a new or updated post or page on top of this background image to create a unique featured image for each post.

New in Version 2.8!

The newest version of the plugin (2.8, updated 08/15/16) comes with new fonts and high resolution images. If you’re upgrading from a previous version, check out this post for the new resources!

There are also some new options, including the ability resize the image to fit the text, and the option to save as PNG for maximum image quality. Depending on your usage, these might be extremely useful to you!

View the full Changelog for all of the new features!

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Specify width and height YES YES YES
Select a background image YES YES YES
Select a font YES YES YES
Choose colors for the text, shadow, and background YES YES YES
Set the first image in a post as the featured image YES YES YES
Turn writing text to images off YES YES YES
Bulk generate featured images NO YES YES
Option to save as either JPG or PNG NO YES YES
Adjust quality of generated images NO YES YES
Upload your own background images NO YES YES
Upload your own fonts NO YES YES
Use a random background image NO YES YES
Use a random font NO YES YES
Position the text on the image NO YES YES
Transform the text to be written NO YES YES
Add text border NO YES YES
Option to set background image based on post category NO YES YES
Use Flickr photos NO YES YES
Works with Custom Post Types NO YES YES
All Add-Ons FREE NO NO YES
Multi-Site License NO NO YES
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Explanation of Features

Specify width and height

You have the option in the plugin’s settings to specify the width and the height of your theme’s featured images so that Auto Featured Image from Title will generate images the same size. Many themes will display the image the correct size regardless of this setting, but it’s always good practice to have images sized correctly to prevent stretching and wasting bandwidth. Included in all versions.

Select a background image

Our featured image plugin comes pre-installed with several beautiful images that you can choose from, and the one that you choose will be used as the background for the featured images that it creates. You can also optionally choose a blank background, opting to use a solid color as the background for the featured image instead. The PRO (and PREMIUM package) version also has the option to choose a background image randomly. Included in all versions.

Select a font

Also pre-installed with the plugin are three high quality fonts which you can select from. The font that you select will be used to write the text you choose to the image (whether the title, except, content, or text from a post’s custom field). Included in all versions.

Choose colors for the text, shadow, and background

You’ll have the option to select colors for the text and text shadow that compliment the colors of the background image you select. If you opt not to use a background image, you can also select a color for the plugin to use for the background of the featured image. Included in all versions.

Set the first image in a post as the featured image

You have the option to simply set the first image in a post as the featured image, which will be resized to fit the featured image dimensions specified in the plugin’s settings. Using this option works for both local and external images, but a new copy of the image will be created locally with the correct dimensions. Included in all versions.

Bulk generate featured images

On the plugin’s settings page is a utility to bulk generate featured images for all previous posts and pages that don’t have featured images set in WordPress yet. With this utility, featured images are created in batches of five images at a time, at which time the page will refresh to create another five images, and so on until all of the featured images have been generated for all of the posts. Depending on how many posts you have in WordPress and how many posts need featured images, this can be resource intensive, which may cause your host to time-out. Therefore, there is also an option to set a delay (in seconds) between batches, which will allow the server to catch up and prevent time-outs, and all of your featured images will be generated worry-free. Included in paid versions.

Adjust quality of generated images

Adjusting the quality allows you to determine the balance between the file size and attractiveness of the generated images. While a setting of 100% results in the highest quality images, lowering the quality even a little can drastically reduce the size of the images, taking up less space on your host or server (and also loading faster for website visitors). Setting it somewhere between 50% and 80% should give you acceptable image quality. Included in paid versions.

Ability to upload your own fonts

If you especially like a certain font, or you use a particular font for all of the headings on your blog or website, you have the option of uploading it so that the plugin will use it to write the text to the featured images. Included in paid versions.

Ability to upload your own background images

You have the option to upload your own images to be used as the background images for the generated featured images. Upload images that match your website’s theme. Upload images of your cat. Upload images that you just think look nice. No matter what images you upload, this feature alone gives you great ability to customize the output of the featured images. Included in paid versions.

Use a random background image

There is an option that you can select that will instruct the plugin to use a random image from all of the installed background images, or just from all of the images of a certain category. This can give your website a bit more diversity than simply using the same background image for every featured image. Included in paid versions.

Use a random font

There is an option that you can select that will instruct the plugin to use a random font from all of the installed fonts. This also can give your website a bit more variety than using the same font in every featured image. Included in paid versions.

Turn writing text to images off

You have the option to turn off the whole feature that writes text to the featured images, so that the generated featured image will simply be the image that you select via the settings. Included in all versions.

Position the text on the image

There are a range of settings that allow you to position the text onto the generated featured images. You can position it vertically (top/middle/bottom) and horizontally (left/center/right). You can also set padding from the edge of the image (in pixels) so that the text has room to breathe. Included in paid versions.

Add text border

You have the option of adding a one pixel border around the text that you write to the image, and you can select the color for the border as well. Included in paid versions.

Use Flickr photos

Rather than uploading your own images to be used as backgrounds for featured images, you might decide to have the plugin select a random Flickr image to be used as the background. An image would then be selected randomly out of the first 100 results using the post’s title as the search query in Flickr. This feature is experimental; it works, but may not quite give you quite the results you’d expect. Shorter post titles work better, because the search query would therefore be more specific. For example, a post title such as “I like turtles” will likely return an image of a turtle. But a post title such as “You, my love, are the apple of my eye” may give you an image of a heart (love), an apple, an eye, or just some strange artistic interpretations of that theme. Nevertheless, this can be a fun and useful feature. Included in paid versions.

All Add-Ons FREE

Add-Ons are a great way to add extra features and settings to the paid versions of the core plugin. There are currently three paid add-ons: More TextSEO, and Random Colors, and one free add-on: Arabic Fonts. Paid Add-Ons are priced at $9 each. But all add-ons are included in the PREMIUM package for FREE!

Multi-Site License

Use Auto Featured Image from Title in as many WordPress installations as you have! Included in the PREMIUM package.

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Recommendations

“I like this idea very much. It takes a lot of time (and money) to create a featured image for every post. This plugin helps take care of that problem…” – Tech Based Marketing
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“…you’ll end up loving these auto-generated featured images so much you’ll never have to worry about adding your own again…” – WPExplorer.com
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“…makes the task of always having a featured image appear a pretty nice event…this may be a great tool for you…” – WP Plugins A to Z
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50 Responses

  1. Mario
    Mario · February 5, 2015 at 17:49:55 ·

    Hello

    Plugin will not allow me to upload to WP tried 2 different sites saying:

    Installing Plugin: Auto Featured Image from Title 1.3

    Downloading install package

    Unpacking the package…

    Could not create directory.

    Return to Plugin Installer

  2. Luke
    Luke · February 18, 2015 at 06:01:32 ·

    hi, when the pro features gonna be available. I’ m waiting for the option to upload own background images (automated random use of background images would be great)

  3. wnnj
    wnnj · February 18, 2015 at 09:53:10 ·

    In your pro version, can I define multiple images per category so that the plugin will randomly pick the background and generate title?

    If not, can you add this as a suggestion?

  4. deeps
    deeps · February 21, 2015 at 23:43:13 ·

    does the Pro version has the ability to generate the all the images of a particular category in one go.

    Presently , the pro version can generate featured images for all previous pages and posts. but i want to generate the same for a particular category .. can this be done with a small modification …. if yes .. i m willing to buy the pro version !

    also , do i get future update and support in future ?

  5. Eugene
    Eugene · April 1, 2015 at 04:30:07 ·

    Hello!
    I have a problem with the naming of auto created images. Plugin creates files and called them “—.png” for different posts, so this posts have the look alike image.
    F.e:
    http://rberega.info/archives/7151 and http://rberega.info/archives/7145

    or
    http://rberega.info/archives/7172 and http://rberega.info/archives/7139

    1. Eugene
      Eugene · April 6, 2015 at 02:57:11 ·

      Thanks for your job!

  6. Vonfry
    Vonfry · April 3, 2015 at 06:57:42 ·

    It is really easy to use but there is a problem. If there has other characters which are not in Englist, the plugins can not make them into a picture. It means that the plugins only can make the title in english into a picture. I’m using the free one.

  7. Ryan
    Ryan · April 17, 2015 at 09:41:00 ·

    I was going to purchase but the discount code is no longer valid

  8. Marcus
    Marcus · April 21, 2015 at 02:07:21 ·

    Hi, We’re using Frontend Submissions from EDD to allow users to generate Download posts themselves but this doesn’t seem to auto generate the image on submission (although it does it fine when we do it from the admin panel). Do we need to add the post type of download to the code somewhere?
    thanks

  9. Leli
    Leli · June 28, 2015 at 16:25:29 ·

    I used to do this when auto generating html pages from xml many moons ago. It’s pretty cool you’ve done it in a plugin 🙂

    Quick question.. the Pro version lists the ability to upload your own fonts. Does it not take the font you are using in your theme into account? If not, could this be added as a feature request? For example, if I have h1’s styled to use a specific font, I could choose to use that font in the generated images? (Even if it’s a Google font, etc). Maybe just a simple choice such as “Style as h1/body tag”.

    Another question I just thought of: Does the random Flickr image use *any* or can you tell it which user’s account to pull one from?

    I’ll keep checking back to see when you add the live preview 🙂 Looks like an awesome plugin and I noticed you’re very responsive in the support section on the WordPress plugin page as well, which is excellent (and not done as often by plugin authors as many would like). Keep up the great work!

  10. Mustafa
    Mustafa · September 6, 2015 at 14:14:18 ·

    I have bought your plugin today. But in bulk mode, it doesnt do anything. What may be the problem?

  11. 1satz
    1satz · October 6, 2015 at 16:36:48 ·

    Hello Chris,
    we are about to purchase the pro version, but there is one problem, do we have the possibilty to show longer text on pictures than 50 characters. We need text with up to 150 letters. Please help us. Thank you, hope to hear from you.

  12. 1satz
    1satz · October 6, 2015 at 17:15:18 ·

    Thank you for the fast reply. Ok should we just buy it and contact you after that, or how can we get the modification? It would be awesome if it is possible.

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  14. Paul Perrin (@pperrin)
    Paul Perrin (@pperrin) · November 6, 2015 at 10:18:11 ·

    I notice the plug in strips out other images in the feed… is this important for the plugin to work?

    Is it possible for the plug in to not change a posting if it already has an image?

  15. Solutions
    Solutions · November 9, 2015 at 00:46:04 ·

    Chris, this is an amazing plugin, I am using the free edition, although it is a very good one, but it does not actually serve my needs.

    On a website, I have thousands of posts, I need to use a featured image for every one of them, they are automatically “recycled” to keep updating. The plugin works manually very well.

    My concerns:
    1- When an update happens automatically using “Old Posts Highlighter” plugin, it does not invoke “Auto Featured Image From Title”, therefore not featured image is created. Is there a way to solve it? If there is a change in the code, please let me know, I can make the change.

    2- As I have thousands of posts, it won’t be practical to create featured images for them as one go, speaking about the pro edition, therefore, they must be split into batches for example to do a predefined number from settings like “100” or any other number.
    Plus that, a category selection would even be a very good choice.

    3- Can the text color, size, font be randomized to a predefined sets? Just like images.

    Thanks a lot.

  16. Paul Perrin (@pperrin)
    Paul Perrin (@pperrin) · November 26, 2015 at 14:52:54 ·

    Hi,

    I have some long article titles, these seem to be causing a problem:

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 268435456 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 8388608 bytes) in […]wp-content/plugins/auto-featured-image-from-title-pro/write_text.php on line 81

    If the text is too long it needs to drop words, or just use the posting date/time or have some other fall back.

    I use the plug it to avoid having to think about featured images – so can’t use ‘custom field’ and have to do that for every article, I need a fall back that just works.

  17. Paul Perrin (@pperrin)
    Paul Perrin (@pperrin) · November 26, 2015 at 14:54:46 ·

    ps. I also have a plug in (free) that adds featured images to the RSS feed for the site – it would be neat if your plug in did this too! One less plug in and potential conflict for me to worry about! 🙂

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  19. Wappy
    Wappy · December 5, 2015 at 12:26:35 ·

    This is a cool plugin I so much love it getting the pro soon

  20. Charmin
    Charmin · December 10, 2015 at 00:38:42 ·

    I had installed this plugin but I can’t able to generate the featured Image.

    I am not able to see how to generate or from where to generate featured image?

    Please Help Me ASAP.
    Thanks

  21. Garp
    Garp · December 17, 2015 at 16:21:25 ·

    hello, I am only interested in having this plugin find, set as featured, and use the image from the post content instead of generating one. will this plugin do so? Im referring to the description of the plugin that states: ‘or content of a new or updated post or page”. Does that mean it will use one of the images already in the post? I have a popular aggregate site \ rss feed site and am having trouble using the feed posts’ images in the excerpts.

  22. Paul Perrin (@pperrin)
    Paul Perrin (@pperrin) · December 21, 2015 at 08:24:49 ·

    Great plug in – I often change titles of posts, remove the featured image and then save to generate a new one – but recently noticed that ‘remove featured image’ doesn’t unlink the image – so in the old one is still marked as used in the media library, making tidying up difficult.

  23. Gedaly
    Gedaly · January 9, 2016 at 22:29:20 ·

    Any plans to add support for selecting Google fonts? That would be amazing!

  24. Elif
    Elif · February 9, 2016 at 07:17:30 ·

    Hello,

    When I choose the excerpt for generated image, the text does not get wrapped. The whole text is on a single line.

    I don’t see the same problem when I choose Title.

    This is not by design is it? How can I get rid of this behaviour?

  25. Samuel
    Samuel · February 14, 2016 at 15:51:47 ·

    Hi! Chris! I’ve just installed Auto Featured Image From Title. Everything seems to be working except that it’s missing width and height attributes, how do I add this?

  26. Roland
    Roland · February 18, 2016 at 01:52:37 ·

    Hi,
    is there a way to set random featured images for different categories?
    Regards
    Roland

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