Featured Images in RSS for Mailchimp & Other Email

Description

Get images in your RSS feed instantly for free. Output blog featured photos to Mailchimp RSS emails, Infusionsoft, Hubspot, Constant Contact, Zoho, Feedburner, Bloglovin’, Feedly, and other services that use RSS feed data. A trusted plugin, developed in San Diego, CA (US), with over 30,000 active installs and 65+ five-star reviews. We actively answer every support forum thread.

Features:

  • Featured image size: Select from thumbnail, medium, large, any theme-specific sizes, and full size.
  • Image Position: Select Image left above text, Image left text wrap, Image right text wrap, and Image centered above text.
  • Padding: Instantly set the spacing between the image and the body text.
  • Feedly: Now support webfeedsFeaturedVisual class name on image HTML.

Premium Version Now Available

Pro Marketer Features

Upgrade to Pro Marketer for a full suite of image customization features for professional marketing. Works with Mailchimp, Feedburner, Bloglovin’, Feedly, Infusionsoft, Hubspot, Constant Contact, and other services that use RSS feed data.

  • World-class Support: The main reason to upgrade is our expert support – we’ll get everything working and looking great
  • Media and Enclosure Tag Options: Output images in media and/or enclosure tags for best image support
  • Option to use Media tag images only: Fix duplicate images issues when using image tags for advanced template designs
  • Custom Image Sizes: Completely customize the size of image display for RSS feeds
  • Feature First Image: No featured photos set? No problem. It will use the first photo from the body of your blog post
  • Disable Responsive Images: Helps fix services that have issues with the responsive image code, like Mailchimp’s Preview
  • Exclude Categories: Exclude unwanted categories not meant to be included in the RSS feed, like Homepage or Featured categories
  • Custom Content in Feeds: Add custom content (text or HTML) before or after the post such as backlinks or ads
  • Publish Delay: Delay new posts from instantly hitting the RSS feed for SEO advantages or to safeguard from typos or accidents

Need help or wish it did something else as well? Use the Support tab to submit your thoughts.

Love this plugin? Please submit a rating and review, I’d appreciate your praise. (Have an issue? Post to the support forums before leaving a bad review.)

Real Testimonials

“Must-have for content marketing. This is a super easy way to customize the featured images that appear in the RSS feed – no more ugly pre-populated visuals. I especially love the Mailchimp integration. It’s great to have this much control over our content. Image is everything!” – @morganmariequinn Read the review

“Must Have for Featured Image Based Themes & MailChimp Users. For several years my WordPress theme has used featured images at the head of all my posts. The problem is, then, when feeding my RSS feed to MailChimp, that featured image at the head of the post is lost. Sometimes the image is highly crucial to the post (not to mention more enjoyable), so this plugin is a life saver. A must have!” – @ericdye Read the review

“It just works – lovely! Great with MailChimp. I installed this plugin, changed the (very simple) settings and the featured images started appearing in my MailChimp campaigns straight away – perfect!” – @barn2media Read the review

We promise you’ll love the features this plugin provides for your content marketing automation!

Screenshots

  • An example RSS feed with images included to the left with the text wrapping to the right, medium sized.
  • An example RSS feed with featured images included above the text, full sized.
  • A screenshot of the plugin's options screen.
  • A sad example of a plain RSS feed with no images, because they aren't using this plugin. Don't have sad RSS feeds, use this plugin!

Installation

Go to Plugins -> Add New, search for the name of the plugin, and then find it in the list, and click Install Now, then Activate. Configure the plugin options as desired.

Or use the manual upload method if you have a plugin ZIP file:

  1. Click the Upload option. Choose the plugin zip file. Click the Upload button.
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Configure the plugin options as desired.

FAQ

Images are not aligning or resizing properly
No images showing in your RSS feed or double images issues?
Included Features
  • Free Features:
  • Featured image size: Select from thumbnail, medium, large, any theme-specific sizes, and full size.
  • Image Position: Select Image left above text, Image left text wrap, Image right text wrap, and Image centered above text.
  • Padding: Instantly set the spacing between the image and the body text.
  • Feedly: Now support Feedly’s webfeedsFeaturedVisual class name on image HTML.
Premium Version Features

Pro Marketer Features

Upgrade to Pro Marketer for a full suite of image customization features for professional marketing. Works with Mailchimp, Feedburner, Bloglovin’, Feedly, Infusionsoft, Hubspot, Constant Contact, and other services that use RSS feed data.

  • World-class Support: The main reason to upgrade is our expert support – we’ll get everything working and looking great
  • Media and Enclosure Tag Options: Output images in media and/or enclosure tags for best image support
  • Option to use Media tag images only: Fix duplicate images issues when using image tags for advanced template designs
  • Custom Image Sizes: Completely customize the size of image display for RSS feeds
  • Feature First Image: No featured photos set? No problem. It will use the first photo from the body of your blog post
  • Disable Responsive Images: Helps fix services that have issues with the responsive image code, like Mailchimp’s Preview
  • Exclude Categories: Exclude unwanted categories not meant to be included in the RSS feed, like Homepage or Featured categories
  • Custom Content in Feeds: Add custom content (text or HTML) before or after the post such as backlinks or ads
  • Publish Delay: Delay new posts from instantly hitting the RSS feed for SEO advantages or to safeguard from typos or accidents
Testimonials

Real Testimonials

“Must-have for content marketing. This is a super easy way to customize the featured images that appear in the RSS feed – no more ugly pre-populated visuals. I especially love the Mailchimp integration. It’s great to have this much control over our content. Image is everything!” – @morganmariequinn Read the review

“Must Have for Featured Image Based Themes & MailChimp Users. For several years my WordPress theme has used featured images at the head of all my posts. The problem is, then, when feeding my RSS feed to MailChimp, that featured image at the head of the post is lost. Sometimes the image is highly crucial to the post (not to mention more enjoyable), so this plugin is a life saver. A must have!” – @ericdye Read the review

“It just works – lovely! Great with MailChimp. I installed this plugin, changed the (very simple) settings and the featured images started appearing in my MailChimp campaigns straight away – perfect!” – @barn2media Read the review

We promise you’ll love the features this plugin provides for your content marketing automation!

Need help?

Be sure to check the Support Threads to see if you’re question has already been answered. If not, submit your question and we’ll answer it.

Love this plugin?

Please submit a rating and review, we’d appreciate your testimonial.

(Have an issue? Post to the support forums before leaving a poor review.)

Reviews

October 20, 2019
Tried and tried different settings and followed the video instructions to make it work. Unsuccessful. We will not pay for a Pro version of any plug-in where the free version which is the demo does not work either. Will look into other RSS resources.
October 13, 2019
jsut install, a few clicks and there you go, the image is in the feed finally. Adds something that mailchimp should have out of the box!!! thanks guys
May 20, 2019
This is a seriously good plugin and does exactly what it says it will, with no fuss. Easy to set up and easier to use.
January 6, 2019
This plugins does exactly what i needed to get emails sent to subscribers when a new blog is posted via MailChimp. Big ups to Rob and 5star plugins support for listening to a feature request, and getting it included in the next release. Top notch!
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Contributors & Developers

“Featured Images in RSS for Mailchimp & Other Email” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.5.2

  • Updated: Update Freemius SDK to latest version, updated WordPress compatibility to v5.1

1.5.1

  • Added: Add option to make the prepended image clickable, props to @crzyhrse for the suggestion.
  • Updated: Revised our support link, free and premium support now provided via https://support.5starplugins.com/

1.5

  • Fixed: (Premium update only) Various feed XML validation improvements and fixes.
  • Updated: Freemius SDK updated to the latest version

1.4.9

  • Fixed: (Premium update only) Various feed XML validation improvements and fixes.

1.4.8

  • Fixed: Various feed XML validation improvements and fixes.
  • Fixed: To fix a duplicate image issue when adding images as a Media/Enclosure tag, a new option to remove the regular prepended image from the main feed.
  • Added: Media and Enclosure tags (Premium options) now resize to image size chosen, instead of always being full sized.
  • Updated: Freemius SDK updated to the latest version

1.4.7

  • Fix: Add full size to media tag from first attached image of post. Props to @babouz44.

1.4.6

  • Added: Added Yahoo Media support to RSS namespace for services that may require it to work with media:content tag
  • Added: support for Feedly’s webfeedsFeaturedVisual class name on image HTML

1.4.5

  • Fix: Automatic deactivation of free plugin when premium plugin activated fixed, and free trial text link adjusted.

1.4.4

  • Fix: Small issue with activating Trial version and Premium options being displayed, now fixed.

1.4.3

  • Fix: Corrected max-width: 100% output for image widths, failed to escape % signs, now fixed.

1.4.2

  • New: Added support for Feedly’s <webfeeds:cover image=> tag to the Media tag option.
  • New: Enclosure Tag Option: Output images in <enclosure> tag
  • Fix: Added MIME type output on the media tag
  • Fix: Fixed the Trial license with free plugin fatal error, and trial upgrade links
  • Fix: Translation slug fix to support translate.wordpress.org
  • Fix: Updated Freemius SDK to latest version

1.4.1

  • Fix: Oops – the new opt-in and admin notices were displaying in the wrong place, apologies, this is now fixed.

1.4

  • New: Added option for custom image padding.
  • Update: Refactored the code from top to bottom, now performs much better.
  • Update: Translation ready, we’re accepting translated pot files.
  • New: Now using Freemius for opt-in user usage data and better support, feature requests.
  • New: Premium Version now available with media and image tag support, custom images sizes, exclude categories, pre and post feed content, and more. Free trial available, and instant upgrades on checkout.