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Auto Save Remote Images (Drafts)

Description

WordPress plugin for downloading automatically first remote image from a post and setting it as a featured image (when the post is saved as a draft or updated).

The purpose of this plugin is very simple: when a post is saved as a draft (not published) or updated (once published), it will fetch the first remote or external image that is referenced. The image that is retrieved is then attached to the post as the featured image. There are no additional settings to configure.

Usage

Avoid losing time in the process of setting featured image for each of your blog posts or page whenever you create new content from your WordPress blog site dashboard. This post retrieves the first remote or external image of your post and uses it as a featured image.

If you maintain multiple blogs, just copy paste the post contents from one blog to the other and this plugin will automatically save the first external image to the second blog. There is no need to re-upload images to multiple sites.

This plugin can also retrieve and save images from sites like Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, or any other image stock site once you have added it in your post editor just saving that single post. Remember that hotlinking is not a good practise.

No longer overwriting a post existing featured image function added.

Credits

Please do not use this plugin to violate copyrights. Don’t be evil.

Installation

  1. Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.
  3. No extra configuration is needed.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.
  3. No extra configuration is needed.
How can I collaborate with the plugin code improvement?

Auto Save Remote Images (Drafts) Plugin is also allocated in a Github repository, so you can fork it or add new request or comment issues there.

Reviews

February 14, 2019
It does exactly what it promises. In my case, I don't want to cache images on posts, and this plugin doesn't cache, which is good for me. But it would be nice if there was an option, to cache or not to cache posts/pages.
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Contributors & Developers

“Auto Save Remote Images (Drafts)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.0.6

  • Requires at least WordPress 4.6

1.0.5

  • Text domain fixed

1.0.4

  • Text domain fixed

1.0.3

  • Added new information section under Tools menu
  • Adding translation-ready option

1.0.2

  • Compatibility with latest version WordPress 4.8.3
  • Adding translation-ready option

1.0.1

  • Just a few text adjustments.

1.0.0

  • Initial release.