Download External Images In Posts


If you want to download external images in your posts automatically so the page will use local image files instead of external image files then this plugin can help you.

It will replace the URLs of all external images (if the image has a different host URL) in your posts.

The URLs will get replaced with a local image copy URLs.

The action will be made on the post/page preview, not in the admin Edit page or after post save.

All the images that will be saved to your uploads folder (wp-content\uploads), not to your Media Library page.

This plugin can make your work faster if you like to use external images from other sites and you would like not to lose times on uploading images into you library every time for every image.


  • Admin Panel of the plugin.
  • In the edit post page we can see that we have an external image URL
  • On the page view we see that the image URL is changed with a local copy image URL (the result)


  1. Upload the plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. To change the settings, go to Dashboard -> Plugins -> Download External Images In Posts
  4. That’s it!


Why should I use this plugin?

When you have a lot of images from external sites, and you think it takes a lot of time to load or you want to have a copy of them into your site local folder.

Where the external images will be saved?

The external images will be saved into your wp-content/uploads folder.

Will the plugin add all external images into Media Library page?


Will it break any other plugins?

I don’t think so.

Won’t this conflict with plugins?

Well I can’t tell for sure.

Can you add a feature X?

Depends, if its useful enough and I have time for it.



Sorry, I reviewed the wrong product. This works OK but I preferred another plugin.


does nothing at all. what is this supposed to do? I assumed it would download all my external images from all my products. just a setting tab with time out setting and thats it. how do you run the plugin to grab the images?

If its not working dont put it on here. Just wasting peoples time.

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Contributors & Developers

“Download External Images In Posts” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • First release.