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Thank you very much for the login credentials. There are some issues in your posts why QFIP could not work properly:
- Some images are not embedded in posts via the
IMGelement but another elements like the
VIDEOelement for Instagram images. The plugin only considers images which are referrenced via the
- There are too many posts to use in one single run. Bear in mind that extermal images need to download, to be scaled and to be insterted into the media library which needs some time. Processing thousands of posts needing some time leads to the timeout error.
For the not-IMG element it needs manual editing – sorry to say that.
For the huge number of posts there is a way by using filters and helpful options. So I recommend before you choose to take the first external image in the post as featured image:
- browse through the Posts overview list, filtered by month, and note how many posts per day are there. Write down time periods with no more than 100 posts.
- add the option “Consider only posts without any featured image”
- add the Time Filter. On the next page choose a time period as short as written at the first step.
- Repeat setting featured images until all 5000+ posts are done.
That seems to be time-consumpting. But compare that with the efforts you would have without QFIP, setting each post featured image manually: QFIP makes that work way faster for you.