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Import External Images

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

59 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
Works perfect
By , for WP 4.4.2

Converting a website from Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress was a breeze with this plugin. Use the WordPress RSS importer to get the posts in, then this plugin to import the images into WordPress... Amazing!!

Highly recommended!
By , for WP 4.4.2

Very helpyful in order to save time and data. Thanks alot!

Still works in 4.4.1
By , for WP 4.4.1

Really great plugin. There are a few workarounds though, for example on Amazon images that are https:// should be changed in the database to http:// before they can be imported. Other than that this is awesome - helped me stacks with a recent migration. Eternally greatful.

Did the job quickly and easily
By , for WP 4.4

Works exactly as it promises.

Great idea
By , for WP 4.4

Useful solution to a very specific problem.

Works Great, Needs an updated How-To
By , for WP 4.3.1

Author needs to add something like "Site wide importing can be done from the Media -> Import Images screen with modifiers" to the FAQ or how-to.

Otherwise, this worked out fantastically. You can also go through each page and post individually and import them there or just use the above to import eveerything.

best of the best
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best of the best

Painlessly Imported All the Pics
By , for WP 4.3.1

Was troubled to see my latest WP import brought in the images by keeping them linked to the old site which is going to be deleted. Took about 2 minutes to bring in a few years worth of pictures for the blog posts. Saved me so much time and hassle!

By , for WP 4.3.1


Thank you very much. This plugin is so useful.

I had to migrate a web site from Dotclear to WP and the question of images was a big deal.

With "Import External Images" it became an easy trick.

There is a few things to improve:
- Instead of excluding domains from witch we don't want to import it would be easier (in my case) to exclude all domain but one or two.

- Another issue was that all images are dated from the day of importation. I had to change their date with a script and then use "Add From Server" to put them back in the media library with the old date.

- A last, It would be perfect if it could treat images in post_excerpt as it's done in post_content.

Thank you again, you made my day.

Muy Bueno
By , for WP 4.3.1

Muy bueno, simple y rĂ¡pido.

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