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Import External Images

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

10 reviews
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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Great idea
By , for WP 4.4

Useful solution to a very specific problem.

since it has not been update for a long time
By , for WP 4.2.2

Does it wroks in the latest version of WP?

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:

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.

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.

By , for WP 3.8.1

you have to select the images in an specific post ... would be nice to get an list of all images, that are not downloaded yet!

Not sure about the batch importer, but...
By ,

... the post-by-post feature is perfect for what I needed to do, which is fix a handful of recent posts that I carried over from wordpress.com. For some reason, the Process all posts is listing all posts and their images, but if I go check the source of those posts the images are local. No idea what's going on there, and too scared to run it after all the hoops I jumped through to get this site moved over. :)

But if you go to a single post, you'll see a box showing all the external images that can be imported. Check the box and hit update and you're golden.

Love the plugin it saved me LOTS of time did a fix.
By , for WP 3.8.1

It work great except for one thing it did not support "https" links so I change the pattern to include both http and https. :)

if ( $uri != '' && preg_match( '/^https?:\/\//' , $uri ) ) {

Works well but has errors associated with case sensitivity
By , for WP 3.5.1

This is a terrific replacement for the Add Linked Images To Gallery plugin which is no longer supported.

But the current version of this plugin (v1.1) has a number of issues in the code where tests should be case insensitive but are not. This issue has the effect of sometimes preventing images from being added.

The fixes are very simple and I'm sure the author will update the plugin.

Works good and does what it says.
By , for WP 3.5.1

Works really well. The only thing that isn't optimal is having to refresh the bulk transport page to check the status.

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