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Import External Images

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

33 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
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!

Works Great
By , for WP 4.0.1

Works Great.
Can it be run as a Cron Job?

Also, importing of image meta data would be really nice.

By , for WP 4.0.1

On my site the plugin also doesn't work any more after the last update.
Any place were i can download the previous version?

So helpful
By , for WP 4.0.1

Thanks so much! I had years of blog posts with images still in /images/. This plugin helped me import them quickly, without any trouble at all. One tip, I had photon turned on through Jetpack, so I added wp.com to the list of domain names to skip. Thanks again for this plugin!

By , for WP 4.0

Thanks for the plugin, but I think it is broken now with the latest WordPress at from what I have seen while testing on a few different sites on different servers. No error no nothing just does not show any options to do bulk import

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