Plugin Reviews

Import External Images

Makes local copies of all the linked images in a post, adding them as gallery attachments.

37 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
Great plugin! A big time-saver
By , for WP 4.1.1

This is an awesome plugin. I found it today when trying to figure out how to migrate about 100 photos from a client's old blog to a new one. Worked flawlessly, and saved me a lot of time. Highly recommended!

By , for WP 4.1.1

I get this error might be that its not compatible with the other plugins im using or maybe it doesnt work with the latest version of wp.

in the past i used "Add Linked Images to Gallery" plugin which doesnt work anymore ever - shame they saved me a lot of time.

Notice: Undefined index: import_external_images_nonce in /plugins/import-external-images/import-external-images.php on line 160

Good for migration from other CMS
By , for WP 4.1.1

Saved time for importing images from custom made CMS. Very good for migration from other CMS

Bad Ass
By , for WP 4.1.1

I don't know how much time I've wasted importing sites only to find all the media is referenced externally... thankyou for creating this plugin.

Idea for next version, allow the user to select which post type, or custom post type to scan for images to import... probably on yer list ;-)

Will be using this plugin regularly.


P.S. I had no problems using this plugin on a site running with the newest version of WordPress 4.1.1 with tons of plugins and customizations.

Close, but not close enough on 4.1.1
By , for WP 4.1.1

The plugin picked up maybe half of the external images, but for whatever reason there are some posts with external images which it just ignored.

I hope this is because of WP 4.1.1 and the plugin will be updated soon, I really don't want to have to fix all those images manually!

By , for WP 4.1

The plugin does not work. Nothing happens

Needs updating
By ,

Almost works with latest wordpress, but url in img src is wrong when importing more than one image. Also, there is no sense in hardcoding the domain url in the image link. One might change domain names and break image links!!!

Five stars when this is fixed.

Awesome time-saver
By , for WP 4.1

This plugin worked like a charm & saved me a TON of time. So simple- just install, click the button to import images, & once it's done you're good to go! A great tool for a common issue in WordPress.

Good plugin
By , for WP trunk

I'm using the plugin and am happy enough with it.

I recommend making the following changes though.

Firstly, it's issuing some error messages:
"Notice: 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. in /usr/share/nginx/html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3495"

I was concerned that might trigger problems on the front-end, so I used if (is_admin() ) {} to require the main plugin file content. This also has the bonus of meaning that the majority of the plugin code is not loaded unless in the main page.

I also think you could make this plugin without an admin page at all. I think it would be best to process all links by default and have an extension plugin for those who may want to do something specific. There could be a simple link from another admin page or from the plugin page to allow people to do the bulk processing. That's only a once off event, so having a dedicated button in the admin panel for it seems excessive to me.

If you fix some of those, let me know and I'll bump my rating up to five stars.

This plugin saved me massive money and time! Awesome plugin!
By , for WP 4.1

Huge thanks to Marty Thornley for this awesome plugin! Worked like a charm and solved a huge issue!

I had a client with multiple sites and massive blog posts on each site. I imported all the posts and the image urls were all pointing to the old site media urls. I ran this plugin and it downloaded all the images, repaired all the image links in all the posts from all the different blogs!

This plugin ROCKS!

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