How to add the Featured Image to WordPress RSS Feed


By default, WordPress does not include the featured image in the RSS feed of your posts.


Add this snippet of code to your functions.php or a mu-plugin. The below code uses the ‘large’ format image of the file saved as the featured image for the post.

function featuredIMGtoRSS($content) {
global $post;
if ( has_post_thumbnail( $post->ID ) ){
$content = '<div>' . get_the_post_thumbnail( $post->ID, 'large', array( 'style' => 'margin-bottom: 15px;' ) ) . '</div>' . $content;
return $content;
add_filter('the_excerpt_rss', 'featuredIMGtoRSS');
add_filter('the_content_feed', 'featuredIMGtoRSS');

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