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Opened 5 weeks ago

Last modified 5 weeks ago

#48321 new enhancement

Hotswapping featured image with gallery images

Reported by: yratof Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:
PR Number:


Swapping the featured image for a different image in the gallery would be a great feature.

Here's a use case.

I've just imported 1000 posts. Originally, they were parent/child based, but with this import, I wanted to just have single posts.

Now, each of the previous child posts has a specific image, but the single posts now, they have a featured image and a gallery.

5 of each post now has the same image, because the import didn't know the relationship from image to child post.

Ideal process:

  • Hover over gallery image
  • Select 'Make featured image'

Current process:

  • Remove the current featured image
  • Search the gallery for the correct image by knowing exact name, or scrolling through all media


If making a 'make this image featured' isn't the right direction, then make the media contextual? Show the images in the gallery or associated with the post show up first in media uploader, maybe highlighted to suggest that they are in use.

This way, you can hotswap the images without the torture of hunting for an image in a haystack

Change History (1)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
5 weeks ago

  • Component changed from General to Media
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