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Import External Images

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

42 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
YES. The plugin saved my life.
By , for WP 4.2.2

After importing a friend's site from weebly to WP (http://weeblyrss.appspot.com), I was dreading writing some code to import all the images. This plugin worked flawlessly!

Worked as promised
By , for WP 4.2.2

No issues - lifesaver for large site!

A pity this plugin seems not to be supported
By , for WP 4.2.2

I can import at post level. Sitewide isn't working. This is a known problem but developer doesn't seemt to be supporting the plugin anymore.

See this at support forum:
https://wordpress.org/support/topic/not-working-on-421?replies=13

Too bad. It is a nice plugin.

Couldn't import featured image
By , for WP 4.2.2

This plugin is absolutely Awesome! but just can't import Featured image of the post.

Saves a ton of time!
By , for WP 4.2.2

Thanks for a beautiful plugin

Perfect plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

Este plugin funciona excelentemente bien y en mi instalaciĆ³n multisite! I have saved many many hours of work, thank you man!

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!

Error
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.

AWESOME JOB!

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.

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