Media Library: Insert URL
The WordPress Media Library offers options to upload from computer or to drag and drop.
However, there is a feature that everyone in the community might appreciate: “Insert from URL.”
No. I don’t want to import images from an external website into my local wordpress upload folder. That could be an option, of course.
However, the feature I am requesting is the exact function of the IMAGE block.
The image block allows you to “Insert URL” and the view mode allows you to see the image in real time in your IMAGE block within the WordPress Editor.
I recently moved all of my images to a CDN. For those of us who use a CDN, sometimes we have the luxury to upload 10MB+ images. The least I would want is to import those into my WordPress upload folder.
Now if we could insert the CDN URL instead, and every time the image is loaded straight from the CDN, that allows for large images to load quick, and no downtime loading or stress on our wordpress hosting.
I assume as well an Insert URL should be added within the Gallery UI. Not sure how thumbnails would be handled, maybe resizing the same URL inserted, as the thumbnail wouldn’t be saved in the WordPress folder.
This could immensely help wordpress writers, and even plugin makers, as plugin makers wouldn’t need to add this feature themselves. Right now, I would love to purchase a plugin named Draw Attention, but because I have migrated all of my wordpress upload folder’s images to a CDN, the plugin is kinda useless to me, because it doesn’t have the Insert URL feature for me to add images from my CDN.
If WordPress provided the feature out of the box, then every plugin developer can have access to that feature.
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