Did you think featured images were limited to posts? As always, WordPress is infinitely extendible, so some plugin developers have given us plugins that let us set a featured image/thumbnail for categories, tags and all types of custom taxonomies.
The Categories Images Plugin allow you to add image with category or taxonomy.
Featured Images for Categories
Featured Images for Categories will add WordPress Featured Images to both categories & tags. You can easily assign an image to each category or tag and then display a gallery style block of images via a widget or shortcode.
WP Category Images
This simple plugin permits you to upload images to categories, tags and custom taxonomies just like to posts. This feature is very useful when you want to show unique image in header to every category or even some slideshow of images. Also you can show a list of categories/subcategories with a little thumbnail am much more.
WPCustom Category Image
The WPCustom Category Image plugin allow users to upload their very own custom category (taxonomy) image to obtain a much more personalized look and feel.
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