Add External Media

Description

Add external media from a supported oEmbed provider (YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Twitter, …) to the media library

Screenshots

  • Enter the url and size of the external media you'd like to add to the media library here

Installation

  1. Upload the extracted plugin folder and contained files to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress

FAQ

Does this plugin import the actual external media content into the library?

No, external media attachments just contain URL references to the original resources

How can I show an external media attachment with the specified width and height?

$oembed = new WP_oEmbed();
$oembed_width = get_post_meta( $attachment->ID, ‘_oembed_width’, true );
$oembed_height = get_post_meta( $attachment->ID, ‘_oembed_height’, true );
echo $oembed->get_html( wp_get_attachment_url( $attachment->ID ), array( ‘width’ => $oembed_width, ‘height’ => $oembed_height ) );

Why are the width and height settings in some external media attachments being ignored?

Some service providers, such as Twitter and Instagram, have a maximum and minimum allowed width and ignore the height setting completely

Reviews

Does what it says on the tin

Excellent plugin, especially for an early version. Does exactly what it says on the tin and allows you to add external media straight into your library for use anywhere. Would love to see the ability to add an external item from the Media > Add New page and also from fields like the ACF gallery which do use the standard WP interface. Good job!
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Contributors & Developers

“Add External Media” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.0.4

  • Code refactoring
  • Hooking the plugin’s enqueue function into “wp_enqueue_media” instead of “admin_enqueue_scripts”

1.0.3

  • Use language packs exclusively

1.0.2

  • Language filenames updated

1.0.1

  • Text domain changed to match the plugin’s slug

1.0

  • Initial release