LH Add Media From Url

Description

This plugin allow you to grab image from remote url and save into your own word press media library. By doing so, you never worried if the remote image was removed by its owner. This also save you steps to download the image to local computer and upload again to your own WordPress. There is also a JavaScript bookmarklet that helps to automate the process if you are surfing the internet and find something you would like to add to the library

Features

  • Automatically downloads and adds the file to the media library.
  • After the uploading is successful, you are redirected to the edit screen
  • Once the bookmarklet is installed you don’t even need to copy and paste a url (just navigate to the url and select the bookmark).

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Installation

  1. Upload the entire lh-add-media-from-url folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to Media->Add from Url to add media via url or use the bookmarklet.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the entire lh-add-media-from-url folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to Media->Add from Url to add media via url or use the bookmarklet.

Reviews

It works. Here are some ideas for improvement

No support for bulk uploads, i.e. 5 at a time.

Also, it takes you to the media page after successful upload. There should be a button “Add from URL” next to the factory button “Add New” at the top of this type of page.

Add these features, and you’ll get my 5 stars. Great work.

Gets the Job Done

It gets the job done, but tighter integration with the media uploader would be nice, such as…

1. On the Edit Media page, add at the top (next to the “Add New” button) an “Add New from URL” button.
2. Get rid if the Add New from URL links altogether, and add an additional field for URL on the existing Add New / Upload New Media page.

A life saver

I love this plugin. It has saved me so much time. The ability to go directly to Media and add images from a URL is great. No convoluted menu navigation required. URL must have a .jpg extension though, as is stated in the plugin information. I would recommend this plugin; overall, it’s good.

It nearly works

It does not work when the URL contains spaces. Luckily I can change the URL so I can workaround the issue, but it would be much better if it worked out of the box with any valid URL. Five stars if you fix it.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.0 November 13, 2015
Initial release.

1.05 March 10, 2016
Added documentation.

1.06 March 11, 2016
More documentation.

1.08 July 30, 2017
Rejigged upload handling.

1.09 July 30, 2017
File type fixes

1.10 July 30, 2017
Moved uploader to separate class

1.11 August 03, 2017
Separate file

1.12 August 05, 2017
latest copy file class

1.13 September 13, 2017
translatable strings

1.14 September 13, 2017
added language diectory

1.15 October 08, 2017
Updated lh-copy-from-url-class.php