This add-on gives you the ability to display thumbnail images and excerpts along with the feed item titles that you get with the free core plugin. It’s perfect for injecting some life and colour into your feed item display.
Displaying the feed items with the excerpts and thumbnails is still done through the use of the WP RSS Aggregator shortcodes. There are a number of excerpt settings and thumbnail settings available, along with the shortcode parameters.
IMPORTANT: If you need the added functionality of having the items displayed as posts (WordPress posts or any other custom post type), the Feed to Post add-on is required instead of this one.
It’s also important to note that Excerpts & Thumbnails does not alter the RSS feeds being imported, so it cannot be used to add an image to an existing RSS feed. It uses the content and images provided within the RSS feed ONLY.