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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.

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

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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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