Wordpress Featured Image problem/question

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Trident50, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Trident50

    Trident50 Newbie

    Sep 5, 2012
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    Hey Everyone,

    I posted this a couple of times in the WP forums over the past year nobody nibbled on it.

    I'm curating content a 2 sites, hand picking articles, and creating excerpts, and readmore's, and doing it all nice and legit with links back to original sources, etc...The problem is, a lot of these articles don't have any grahpics. Right now I have about 4,000 articles with no graphics.

    Does anyone know of a way that I can add a featured image, automatically, from my media library, chosen randomly? I know I can add an image to a category but that doesn't look good if you have 2-3 articles in the same category, in a row, show up.

    I want to create a pool of images - maybe 500-1000 - and have one, at random, assigned AS A FEATURED IMAGE (that's important!).

    I know I can do this manually and, maybe for new posts I will, but for the 4000 posts already published....not going there ;)

    Anybody have any thoughts on how to do this? I think I've tried almost every "image" related plugin! lol