How to Import External Images in WordPress

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Do you wish to include photographs from outside sources in WordPress?

If you have recently migrated your website from one platform or server to another, then there is a good chance that you may have external photos integrated on your pages. This is because moving a website from one platform to another can cause graphics to break or become corrupted.

In this article, we will demonstrate How to Import External Images in WordPress.

Why Import External Images in WordPress?

Images that are loaded from a website or URL other than your main WordPress website are referred to as external pictures. Images that are integrated in your text can contain external images.

After transferring their website from other platforms such as Blogger, Weebly, Joomla, or WordPress.com, users of WordPress are more likely to run into problems with external pictures after using WordPress.com.

If you use any of the importers that come packaged with WordPress, it will, by default, attempt to import photos. You may view the imported photos by going to the Media » Library page in the administrative area of your WordPress site.

If you find that all of your photographs have already been uploaded to the Media Library, but the image URLs in your posts continue to go to your previous website, then you do not require the information contained in this article. Instead, while relocating your WordPress site, you should follow our advice on how to simply update URLs.

If, on the other hand, you do not notice any images that have been imported to your WordPress media library, continue reading and we will demonstrate how to import those images from external sources.

How to Import External Images in WordPress

Installing and activating the Auto Upload Images plugin is the first thing you need to do after installing WordPress. Check out our comprehensive walkthrough of how to install a WordPress plugin for more information and specifics.

After activating the plugin, you will need to navigate to the Settings » Auto Upload Images page in order to examine its configuration options.

How to Import External Images in WordPress

The default settings should be sufficient for the majority of users, but you are free to modify them as necessary.

For instance, the plugin will import images into the folder that serves as the default for media uploads in WordPress. You have the ability to alter this by supplying a different base URL. In addition to that, it grants you the ability to set the filename, the picture alt tag, the image size, and the post categories that are excluded.

If you do decide to make some adjustments, then you must not overlook the “Save Changes” option that is located at the bottom of the page in order to save the changed preferences.

The following step will need you to bring any posts or pages that contain external photos up to date. Because this is a manual procedure, it can be time-consuming if there is a great deal of stuff to go through.

Thankfully, there is a speedy method for updating all of the posts with photographs from external sources. Simply navigate to the Posts » All Posts page, and from there, select the Screen Options button located at the very top of the page.

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How to Import External Images in WordPress

You have to raise the value in the ‘Number of items per page field’ to 999 and then click the ‘Apply’ button in order to complete the process.

The page will automatically be reloaded by WordPress, and this time it will display a maximum of 999 posts at a time.

Note: If you have slow web hosting, it’s possible that your server won’t be able to handle updating so many posts all at once. In that scenario, you will want to do fewer batches of posts at a time, or you may want to think about transferring to a better WordPress hosting service.

After that, you can choose to pick all of your posts that are displayed on this page by clicking the checkbox that is located next to the word ‘Title.’ After that, from the menu that appears, choose ‘Edit’ under the section labeled ‘bulk actions,’ and then click the ‘Apply’ button.

Editing All Posts in Bulk

Now whenever you select multiple posts in WordPress, you will get a window labeled “Bulk Edit.”

Simply selecting the ‘Update’ button on your WordPress dashboard will cause all of your posts to be brought up to date.

Updating All Posts in Bulk

Keep in mind that you shouldn’t make any changes to any of the settings that you see in the bulk edit settings. To update, you simply need to click the button labeled “Update.”

This will cause the plugin to search through all of the selected posts and import any external photos it locates while it does so.

In the event that you have more than 999 posts, you will be required to proceed to the following page in order to select the posts that are still available.

We hope that you were able to learn How to Import External Images in WordPress.

Aishwar Babber

Aishwar Babber is a passionate blogger and a digital marketer. He loves to talk and blog about latest tech and gadgets, which motivates him to run GizmoBase. He is currently practicing his digital marketing, SEO, and SMO expertise as a full time marketer on various projects. He is an active investor in NewSmartWave and ImageStation.

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