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Simple Multiple Featured Images


If you create posts or pages on WordPress, you usually have the option of attaching an image as a so-called Ā»Featured ImageĀ«. If the featured image is supported by a WordPress theme, it will be displayed on the website. It is a very popular and easy-to-use feature. However, it often happens that one wishes to add more featured images than one. This plugin provides a remedy. The plugin allows you to add multiple featured images. It integrates seamlessly into the wordpress design and acts as if it were an integral part of WordPress.

You can find more information and
a comprehensive documentation about the plugin here.


  1. Upload the plugins simple-multiple-featured-images directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or download the plugin directly via wordpress.
  2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Now you can attach multiple featured images to posts and pages. To visualize the images on the website, you can use the provided shortcodes or you have to program your theme in such a way that it reads out the images and displays them in the desired way.


November 1, 2019
I was developing my own theme, and this plugin was my life/time saver. Thanks for the great documentation and well done job.
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Multiple Featured Images” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • Fixed a bug that caused an error message related to the shortcodes. The error has always occurred if the featured images have been disabled for a post type by using the smfi_supported_post_types hook.


  • Added new hook to limit the number of images.


  • Added new hook to turn off the drag and drop.
  • Added new hook to turn off the shortcodes.


  • Fixed a bug that prevented the images from being showed correctly in the gutenberg editor on initial page load.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the images from being showed correctly if the initial collapsed metabox was expanded by user.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the move icon from being showed on new added images.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error as soon as the position of the images was recalculated while the metabox was empty.
  • Updated some code documentation.
  • Optimized arrow icon for web usage.


  • Fixed a bug that prevented the images from being saved in the correct order.


  • Fixed a bug which produced an error during saving a post. The error occured if no featured images were added.


  • Drag and drop support added.
  • Introduced shortcodes.


  • Fixed a problem with firefox.
  • Added more code documentation.