I recently upgraded my wordpress install and selecting a featured image is a problem for me too. The popup overlay makes things difficult when trying to delete a featured image and re-add it. I'm using Google Chrome, btw. After clicking "delete permanently" from the overlay, the image stays. To delete the image, I have to go to another page after clicking "edit image". Also, when setting a featured image, the image will not be displayed in the box like in previous versions of wordpress.I like the new media uploader BUT I'm not too impressed with how they've changed the settings for choosing a featured image.. Unless I'm missing something they've made that much harder to do .. (am I missing something?)
Isn't the link in its normal location for your install? While searching Google for an answer to my problem, I discovered a few people that were missing the "add featured image" link, like you. Might be a problem with the theme (maybe that's the reason for me too & why I'm unable to set an image as "featured").With previous versions of WP you could set an image as "featured" when you added it .. has that vanished completely? I can't see how to do it anymore and it's quite annoying
To be honest with you, I hate it. I wish I could use the old-uploader again but with the latest version of wordpress. I tried a thing and you can, but there might be a couple of problems. You just copy the link of the media uploader from the WP admin page and paste it in my browser window. As for the problem, the uploaded images might not appear in the list of images from the media uploader's overlay.I like the new media uploader
Just to update everyone with similar issues - I resolved the problem.Also, when setting a featured image, the image will not be displayed in the box like in previous versions of wordpress.