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Import External Images

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

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It works.
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However if you have large amount of posts 1000+, you might need to raise max_execution_time and memory_limit in your php.ini file.

Saved me HOURS of time
By , for WP 4.5.3

I had about 60 posts to bring from a live to a staging site. I used the WP export/import tool, but the images did not come.

I saw this article in WP Beginner and thought it might work. It worked with no problems, brought the images over (except for 2 or 3 of them, don't know why).

This was a huge timesaver for me. Thank You.

solution for error :"No images imported - you might..."
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many people see this issue:
"No images imported - you might want to check whether they still exist"
cause of this problem is folder premession.

SOLUTION:
set premission of upload folder and this subfolders to 777 for solve this problem.

Awesome ++++
By , for WP 4.4.2

Great plugin. thank you so much

Works like a charm
By , for WP 4.4.2

Not updated for 1 year but still it works. Thanks.

Nice functionalities
By , for WP 4.4.2

I have tried the plugin on my blog and it worked 100% okey

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
By , for WP 4.4.2

THESE ARE THE DROIDS YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR! :)

SO, for anyone hating the WP importer plugin because it just doesn't work at all for more nuanced applications like exporting selected posts/categories, you'll first need to install and run "Export Plus": https://wordpress.org/plugins/export-plus/

Import your file to your new WP site, then run this gem "Import External Images" and you're done!

I hope both plugin Auths keep these vital plugs updated!

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
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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.

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