Drag & Drop Featured Image Improved


Drag & Drop Featured Image Improved is a plugin made to save you time when setting a featured image. What it does is simple, it replaces the default “Set featured image” metabox with a new one containing a Plupload drop area just like the one found in the media uploader.

Since it uses the default WordPress functions it will compress all sizes just as the regular upload method would and it also respects any custom image sizes.


  • The metabox without image attached.
  • The metabox with an image attached.
  • Options panel to customize plugin settings.


To perform a manual install, do the following:

  1. Upload the ‘drag-and-featured’ folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure the plugin through the Options => Featured Image options panel


How do I select an image from the Media Library?

To select an image from the Media Library, simple use the regular button above the content editor, or the one provided in the uploader. All methods have been rewritten to use the native implementations.

Which image file formats extensions are currently supported?

The current formats that are supported are WEBP, JPG (JPEG), PNG and GIF

If I have some feature requests, where can I turn to?

You can get in touch via https://wpgenie.org


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Contributors & Developers

“Drag & Drop Featured Image Improved” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Versions
  • HPOS compatibility


  • Initial release