How do set post thumbnail (featured image) from an external URL without uploading the image to WordPress media library.

  • What have you tried so far. Please edit your question to show your efforts and code you have written, working or not – Pieter Goosen Apr 24 '14 at 5:51
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    As @PieterGoosen said, can you provide a sample code you have tried already? If not the question can fall in "Do it for me" category. – cybmeta Apr 24 '14 at 8:50

Recommending a plugin is not how it works in this community, but there is a plugin which is lightweight and does exactly what you need.

Check the plugin in WP Remote Thumbnail

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