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  • Resolved mayur369


    Hi there,

    After the update of wordpress to 4.9. The option of add image by Url is disable.

    I request you to enable the option ADD IMAGE BY URL. It is very helpful option and also reduces the space and time instead adding to media library for everything. I need this option as the plugin I use slider WD were I add image by url option for sliders is disabled because it got disabled in wp. The plugin support says that option is disabled by wp.

    Request you to update it. Thank you!

    • This topic was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by  mayur369.
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  • Hi @mayur369

    After the update of wordpress to 4.9. The option of add image by Url is disable.

    This must be an issue with your theme or some plugin.

    I still have the Insert from URL option on the ADD MEDIA screen across all my websites on WordPress 4.9

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    WCLDN 2018 Contributor | Volunteer support

    As per George’s response, did you check to see if the Insert from URL field is missing from your Media button? Or did you just go on what the plugin authors said? It’s possible that the plugin authors made a mistake.

    Guys thanks for your response…But still I couldn’t find Add image by url even in media/library. I can only see Add new and upload file button.

    Coming to my theme it is working fine before and also now.
    I did contacted the plugin support(Slider WD plugin) they said as the WP removed the add by url option there is no such option even in latest update of plugin.

    Please if you find it….give me path or screenshot of it in latest 4.9 wp.

    Hey George,

    Thanks for your screenshot. Look at my screenshot of media section.

    This is what it looks in my media section.

    Please let me know.

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by  mayur369.

    Plugin support has responded as follows

    “Adding by URL have been removed by WordPress. You can check this by going to the WordPress media library.”

    I can see the add image by url in post add media. But am talking about the WP media library. Where it used to be before.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    You cannot add an image by URL in the media section, because that’s not what that function does.

    Essentially, the insert by URL lets you hotlink to an image. If you want to upload an image from elsewhere, then you can download the image and upload it like any other image. However, this is generally copyright infringement unless you have the rights to that image in some way, so the “direct upload from URL” was removed since it tends to facilitate that sort of illegal behavior.

    The new media uploader will let you drag and drop images into it as well, if you prefer to do it that way.

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