Change Featured Image metabox text

This deregisters the original featured image metabox and replaces it with one that has a more appropriate title.  I’ve used this for custom post types where a “featured image” doesn’t make much sense, such as a slider.

Just update Custom Image in line 5.  That’s it!

Uses built-in WordPress hooks.  Works well with other plugins that modify the output in the postimagediv.

Add to functions.php or plugin.

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