Featured Images in RSS for Mailchimp and Other Email

Expand the Power of RSS in marketing automation.

We uncovered a marketing problem; WordPress doesn’t include photos in RSS feeds. This impacts image display in marketing automation tools like Mailchimp RSS email, as well as your blog images not displaying to users in their RSS readers, like Feedly. We created the best plugin for adding images to RSS feeds. It has earned over 65 five star reviews and is used on over 30,000 websites! Our Premium version upgrade gives you powerful features for content marketing.

  • Can be used in any marketing automation service.
  • Built for marketers. Designer or developer not required.
  • Easy to set-up with options for content marketing.
  • Forever free plugin, no ads. Optional 14-day trial to premium features.
  • Developed and supported in the United States with rigorous debugging.

Who uses it.

Used by content marketers to display blog photos to RSS readers, like Feedly, and out to other websites. Email marketing pros require this plugin to display featured images in Mailchimp RSS email and any other email service provider using RSS email automation. Online pros use it to market content from WordPress to third party automation tools like Hubspot.

What it does.

It’s the missing link between your blog photos and outside tools. Featured Images in RSS does exactly what its name says, it sends featured images from blogs or other customer post types from your WordPress website to third party automation tools. It works with any automation tool and other services that use RSS data including Mailchimp, Infusionsoft, Hubspot, Aweber, Constant Contact, Active Campaign, Campaign Monitor, GetResponse, RedCappi, Emma, Zoho Campaigns, SendinBlue, Cooler Email, Green Rope, Bloglovin’, and more.

Forever Free Features

The free plugin outputs blog featured photos to RSS. Our ad-free plugin works with any WordPress Theme and does not require you to purchase other products to work. Here’s what you get.

  • 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.

This plugin was launched 2017

Premium Version Features

Upgrade to powerful features for content marketing with workarounds to common publishing issues, design customizations, feed ads, and more.

  • 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.


Easy one-click activation.

  • Use first Body Image

    For sites not using featured images.

  • RSS Publishing Delay

    Boosts SEO, you get indexed and ranked first.

  • Your Ads in Feed

    Place custom content, ads, or backlinks.

  • Media and Enclosure Tag Support

    Professional results for perfect email campaigns.

  • World-class Support from the U.S.

    We’re available for any questions or troubleshooting.

Trusted for a reason

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Get started

This plugin is available now in the WordPress Plugins repository. It takes minimal effort to configure. It will begin working immediately on past and future posts.