If drag and drop is your preferred method to add content to the WordPress media library and you’d like to extend that functionality to the featured images meta box, you’re in luck. Developed by Jonathan Lundström, Drag and Drop Featured Image adds the ability to drag and drop images into the featured image meta box when writing a post.
Since the plugin utilizes the default functions in WordPress, the meta box compresses all image sizes as well as respects any custom image sizes. If you’re using WordPress 3.5 or lower, the page will refresh in order to show the new image. Newer versions of WordPress show the new image without reloading the page. The plugin works as advertised without any issues with WordPress 3.8.1
Drag and Drop or Select Files?
I rarely use the drag and drop method for two reasons. First, both monitors usually have a full browser window meaning I’d have to reduce its size in order to access the media files and drag them into the window. Second, since I’m already working within a full size browser window, I find it more convenient to select multiple files using the select files feature in the media library. Let me know in the comments why you prefer one over the other or why you use both.
Which Method Do You Use To Add Items To The Media Library?
- Select Files (43%, 74 Votes)
- Both (29%, 50 Votes)
- Drag and Drop (28%, 49 Votes)
Total Voters: 173