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Download External Images In Posts

This plugin will download external images in your posts to your "wp-content/uploads" folder.

If you want to download external images in your posts automatically so the page will use local image files instead of external image files then this plugin can help you.

It will replace the URLs of the images (if different host URL) with your local site copy URLs, of the images that will be saved to your uploads folder.

This plugin can make your work faster if you like to use external images from other sites and you would like not to lose times on uploading images into you library every time for new images.

Author Alexandru Vornicescu
Contributors alexvorn2
Tags download, image, images, posts
  1. download-external-images-in-posts screenshot 1

    Admin Panel of the plugin.

  2. download-external-images-in-posts screenshot 2

    In the edit post page we can see that we have an external image URL

  3. download-external-images-in-posts screenshot 3

    On the page view we see that the image URL is changed with a local copy image URL (the result)

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' screen in WordPress
  3. To change the settings, go to Dashboard -> Plugins -> Download External Images In Posts
  4. That's it!


  • First release.

Why should I use this plugin?

When you have a lot of images from external sites, and you think it takes a lot of time to load or you want to have a copy of them into your site local folder.

Will it break any other plugins?

I don't think so.

Won't this conflict with plugins?

Well I can't tell for sure.

Can you add a feature X?

Depends, if its useful enough and I have time for it.

Version 1.0

Requires WordPress version: 4.7 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 21 Jan 2017

Date Added: 20 Jan 2017

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