WPSSO Inherit Parent Images

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Inherit Parent Metadata

WPSSO Add-on

Plugin NameWPSSO Inherit Parent Metadata
SummaryInherit the Featured and Custom Images from Parents for Posts, Pages, Custom Post Types, Categories, Tags, and Custom Taxonomies.
Stable Version3.3.1
Requires PHP5.6 or newer
Requires WordPress4.7 or newer
Tested Up To WordPress5.5.1
Tags / Keywordsfeatured, custom, inherit, images, post meta, custom field


Inherit featured and custom images from parents for posts, pages, custom post types, categories, tags, and custom taxonomies.

Featured Image

If no featured image has been selected — for a post, page, or custom post type — this add-on will assign the first featured image found from its parent, grand-parent, great-grand-parent, etc.

WordPress does not offer featured images for taxonomy terms (categories, tags, and custom taxonomies) — to assign a custom image to a term, select an image in the Document SSO metabox when editing a term. The WPSSO IPM add-on will cascade the custom image(s) to the children of that term, along with the children of those children, etc.

Custom Images

If no custom image has been selected in the Document SSO metabox — for a post, page, custom post type, category, tag, or custom taxonomy — this add-on will assign the first custom image found (if any) from its parent, grand-parent, great-grand-parent, etc.

Inherited images are assigned as default values — you can always edit any child to select a different featured or custom image (which will then be inherited by its own children).

The Inherit Parent Metadata (aka WPSSO IPM) add-on makes no permanent changes — simply deactivate the plugin to disable the inherited image feature. ;-)

There is no add-on settings page for this plugin — simply install and activate the plugin.

Coded for Performance

The WPSSO IPM add-on uses the WordPress wp_cache_get() and update_meta_cache() functions for maximum performance and integrate fully with WordPress core functionality.

WPSSO Core Plugin Required

WPSSO Inherit Parent Metadata (aka WPSSO IPM) is an add-on for the WPSSO Core plugin.


Install and Uninstall

Frequently Asked Questions