Conditionally display featured image on singular posts and pages


Important notice

If your theme does a customized call to load the featured image (like the Twenty Seventeen theme), this plugin might not work! Use get_the_post_thumbnail() or wp_get_attachment_image() to be sure it will work.


This plugin lets you choose for each post or page, if the featured image should be shown in the single view. This can get handy, if you use the featured image to show a thumbnail on the archives or front page but you don\’t want the featured image to be shown on every posts view itself.

The plugin adds a simple checkbox to the featured image panel (or meta box if you are using the classic editor), that lets you choose, if the featured image will be shown in the singular view or not.


  • Backend
  • Frontend


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/conditional-featured-image directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins screen in WordPress


June 26, 2020
It took me a while to find a solution to hide singular images from my posts - This Plugin Works absolutely great and is easy to use.
March 26, 2020
It works great, but it not only removes the main featured image that is added automatically by wordpress, but also removes/hides the featured image inside any component from the post, such as Single Image from WPBakery Composer. Anyway, I managed to solve it by manually choosing an image from the gallery on that Single Image WPBakery Composer component, instead using the "featured image" option.
February 3, 2020
Thank you very much, this plugin is essential for many themes, I hope it will be maintained for a long time.
February 19, 2019
This was the last missing piece in putting together my WP website the way I had it pictured. I need the featured image thumbnail on my page-list links but not at the top of the actual page. The plugin took care of that in 30 seconds flat. And I don't know why the warning about not working with Gutenberg. For me it works exactly as intended on WP 5.0.3 with pages containing Gutenberg paragraph blocks.
August 22, 2017
Exactly what I needed - works fine. Thanks! 🙂
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Contributors & Developers

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Change log


  • Exclude none essential data from SVN


  • Update dependencies


  • Add support for Yoast SEO (don’t filter image for the social header data)


  • Add support for the block editor (Gutenberg)
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.2.2


  • Makes sure, we do only modify the main post
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.0.0


  • Make it more robust so it will also work with Elementor
  • Tested up to WordPress 4.9.6


  • Tested up to WordPress 4.7.3
  • Tested up to WordPress 4.8.0
  • Tested up to WordPress 4.9.0


  • Tested up to WordPress 4.7.2


  • Get ready for language packs (set text domain equal to the name of the plugins folder, remove load_plugin_textdomain)


  • Tested up to WordPress 4.7.0
  • Removed language folder. Languages are now loaded from


  • Improve plugin title
  • Improve checkbox string
  • Improve documentation
  • Updated stable tag


  • Updated stable tag


  • Extended functionality to pages


  • Initial public release