This plugin turns images that are hosted elsewhere into images that are now in your Media Library, and the code on your page is automatically updated.
I was copying and pasting pages from a old sire that we owned. WordPress pastes the images linked to the old site, so this did not work that well for us.
After installing this plugin and running the tool that checked the images, all were copied to local directory. Nothing to configure, it just worked as described.
So pleased to have found this plug-in - saved me hours of work either moving and changing the links to my external images or searching for another solution (I'm moving my website to WP from elsewhere).
It worked on my Page images (previous used another plug-in that only worked on Posts, so didn't check if this one also did Posts). I haven't checked all my images, but so far the ones I have checked worked just fine.
Works great by now. Thanks for the plugin.
Testing on localhost (Wampserver) and on the main options page see the following notices:
Unknown has_cap was called with an argument that is deprecated since version 2.0! Usage of user levels by plugins and themes is deprecated. Use roles and capabilities instead. on line 3006 in file C:\wamp\www\wordpress38beta\wp-includes\functions.php Notice Undefined index: action on line 410 in file C:\wamp\www\wordpress38beta\wp-content\plugins\image-teleporter\image-teleporter.php Notice Undefined index: action on line 440 in file C:\wamp\www\wordpress38beta\wp-content\plugins\image-teleporter\image-teleporter.php Notice Undefined index: action on line 455 in file C:\wamp\www\wordpress38beta\wp-content\plugins\image-teleporter\image-teleporter.php
I use this plugin http://wordpress.org/plugins/blackbox-debug-bar/ for the notices.
BTW it says WordPress 38beta, but it's been updated to the latest version of WordPress (currently 3.8) since I created that test install, so this is all in latest WordPress.
I edited a post to test some external links, basically added some content with external links and after clicking the update button get the following fatal error:
Fatal error: Class 'finfo' not found in C:\wamp\www\wordpress38beta\wp-content\plugins\image-teleporter\image-teleporter.php on line 136
the post was saved, so the new content was added to the post, though the external link wasn't changed to local.
Activating the PHP extension php_fileinfo removed the fatal error and the processing works, might consider adding a check for that extension, though pretty sure most production servershave that extension active.
On the batch processing page leaving the settings at their defaults and process 5 posts it's working, do get these notices when posts processed have external images:
Unknown has_cap was called with an argument that is deprecated since version 2.0! Usage of user levels by plugins and themes is deprecated. Use roles and capabilities instead. on line 3006 in file C:\wamp\www\wordpress38beta\wp-includes\functions.php Notice (51) Use of undefined constant i - assumed 'i' on line 99 in file C:\wamp\www\wordpress38beta\wp-content\plugins\image-teleporter\image-teleporter.php Notice (51) Undefined index: i on line 99 in file C:\wamp\www\wordpress38beta\wp-content\plugins\image-teleporter\image-teleporter.php
So it's working, but for best plugin practices the notices should be removed.
Ran the plugin on a live site and it seems to have processed correctly other than three images. Not checked all three yet, one post was linking to a broken image at http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/5352/makeuptipsforthewedding.jpg after processing the src part of the link code was empty. Looks like that's what I'm seeing on all three posts, the img code is there minus the image.
You might want to look into that, if a server is down when you run the plugin will it delete the temporarily broken link? Ideally I'd want the broken link left as is so I can manually fix it, look for an alternative or if it is temporary down wait for the sites server to be working. I use http://wordpress.org/plugins/broken-link-checker/ for checking for broken links, also easy to use to check where an image is hosted which is how I found the three broken images.
The live site I tested on is using the Domain Mapping Plugin, didn't cause any problems.
Nice plugin :-)
Works great for me!
Doesn't work with posts no matter what settings you choose. it works for pages only.
This plugin (out of many dozens tried) is a wonderful time saver, and is super easy to set up.
Especially helpful when you are aggregating RSS feeds from many places, and want to replace the external image URLs with local ones.
All I need is for the post excerpt (saved to the wp_posts DB table) to also contain the "imported" URL. It still includes the original external URL.
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