How to set a featured image

Many of our themes rely on Featured Images to display your posts in different areas of your site. It's important that you have a Featured Image set for each post.

Setting a Featured Image

1. To set a Featured Image, open a post in the post editor.

2. Scroll down and find this box in the righthand column:

3. Click Set Featured Image.

4. A window will pop up where you can select the image that you would like to use. Select an image and then click the Set Featured Image button.

Changing a Featured Image

If a post already has a featured image, that image will display on the post page under Featured Image. To change it, simply click on the image and then select a new image.

Quick Tip

If you have lots of posts on your site and no Featured Image set for any of them, don't fret! You don't have to add them all manually.

Install and activate the Auto Post Thumbnail plugin. Once installed, go to Settings > Auto Post Thumbnails and click Generate Thumbnails. Don't exit the page until it has completed 100%. This plugin will automatically pull the first image in each post and set it as the Featured Image.

Note: If you transferred your content to Wordpress and your images are still hosted on your previous site (Blogger, Weebly, Wix, etc) – you won't be able to use the above mentioned plugin. The plugin can only pull images that are already in your Wordpress media library.