Auto Post Thumbnail


New image generation tools:
You can generate featured images by single click as you did in the past. But comparing with last release here appeared some new additional tools, so you can:
Bulk generate or delete featured images.
Selective generation and deletion of featured images using filters (PRO).
Disable automatic post thumbnail generation.
If you do not want the plug-in settings to be saved, after uninstalling, click “delete settings”.

Bulk featured Images generation or unset in post list:
Use bulk actions when you set featured images. For example Generate or Unset all of them.
Also we changed the Posts list interface in dashboard and added a Column for displaying featured images. If any post stays without any featured image you’ll see this from the posts list. Opening post is unnecessary, that’s why It makes the process easier.

Featured Images selective generation:
Execute custom generation or unset featured images applying this tool for single or some posts.

Manual Featured Images Selection:
Select featured images from the post images when you are in dashboard’s Posts list. This feature is available for users who have PRO account.
You can add featured images even if the picture is not uploaded to the medialibrary but inserted into the post using an external link or shortcode.

Image search in Google, Unsplash, Pixabay:
Search for images with Creative Commons license.
It appeared new tab in the Media Library => Add from APT. There you can find images using popular free stock sites: Google, Pixabay (pro), Unsplash (pro). Just enter a search query, choose the image and insert it into the Media library by single click.

Compatibility with Elementor and Gutenberg:
Auto Post Thumbnail is compatible with Classic Editor, Gutenberg and Elementor plugins.

In this tutorial you can get more information about new features.


  • New image generation tools
  • Bulk Featured Images generation
  • Featured Images selective generation
  • Manual Featured Images Selection
  • Image search in Google, Unsplash, Pixabay
  • Compatibility with Elementor and Gutenberg


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Aktiviere das Plugin über den Bildschirm „Plugins“ in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->APT – disable unused features screen to configure the plugin


7. Oktober 2019
works well, been using it for a few years now. i have some old posts without Featured Images, and this was able to generate a thumbnail from a photo i already have in that post.
2. Oktober 2019
Nas duas primeiras semanas ele é ótimo, funciona perfeitamente e cumpre tudo que promete, só que depois das 2 semanas, ele simplesmente para. Depois que percebi, abri os arquivos do plugin e vi que têm licença, ele envia os dadosndo do meu site para o dele, e não avisa nada, não cita o tempo de licença grátis. Ao menos da pra fazer um plugin com base no código dele. Thanks!
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  • New: Bulk delete thumbnails
  • New: Before searching images in the text of the post, the shortcodes are executed
  • Updated About page
  • Translation into Russian language
  • Other minor changes and bugfixes

3.5.0 (2019-09-11)

  • Fixed: Php warning „is_readable(): open_basedir restriction in effect“. more


  • Fixed: Errors in the plugin on user requests
  • New: Bulk Featured Images generation
  • New: Featured Images selective generation
  • New: Manual Featured Images Selection
  • New: Image search in Google, Unsplash, Pixabay
  • New: Compatibility with Elementor and Gutenberg.


  • Fix for unchecked extension of uploaded files


  • Tested with the latest wordpress release.


  • Fix for SQL error begin caused due to no ID


  • Tested with WordPress-3.6.x
  • Small tweaks


  • Tested with WordPress-3.5.1


  • Added fix for featured images behaving differently in WordPress version 3.4. NOTE: This version will fix only images in future posts. For fixing images of past posts see


  • Added fix for jquery progress bar error causing due to WordPress version 3.1


  • Added back publish_post action so that regular posts work without any issues.
  • Added code to check whether the image exists in database before trying to fetch it.


  • Added code to correctly link the featured/post thumbnail with the post so that the Media Library shows the association correctly.
  • Assigning title to the generated featured/post thumbnail by extracting it from the title of processed image.


Added support for creating featured thumbnails for custom post types as well. Batch processing will also generate thumbnails for any type of post.


Renamed Gen. Post Thumbnails to Auto Post Thumbnail and moved it under Settings menu.


  • Added Batch Processing capability to generate post thumbnails for already published posts.
  • A new menu item Gen. Post Thumbnails is added under Tools menu.


Added functionality to generate Post Thumbnail for scheduled posts. Thumbnail will be generated when scheduled post gets published.


Added a wrapper function using cURL for file_get_contents in case ‚allow_url_fopen‘ ini setting is off.


First release