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Auto Save Remote Images (Drafts)

Contributors: fernandiez

Donate link: http://www.fernan.com.es/

Tags: auto download, remote image, featured, attachment, save, draft, hotlink, images

Requires at least: 4.6

Tested up to: 5.0.3

Stable tag: 1.0.5

License: GPLv2 or later

License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

WordPress plugin for downloading automatically first remote image from a post and setting it as a featured image (when is saved as a draft or updated)

Description

WordPress plugin for downloading automatically first remote image from a post and setting it as a featured image (when the post is saved as a draft or updated).

The purpose of this plugin is very simple: when a post is saved as a draft (not published) or updated (once published), it will fetch the first remote or external image that is referenced. The image that is retrieved is then attached to the post as the featured image. There are no additional settings to configure.

Usage

Avoid losing time in the process of setting featured image for each of your blog posts or page whenever you create new content from your WordPress blog site dashboard. This post retrieves the first remote or external image of your post and uses it as a featured image.

If you maintain multiple blogs, just copy paste the post contents from one blog to the other and this plugin will automatically save the first external image to the second blog. There is no need to re-upload images to multiple sites.

This plugin can also retrieve and save images from sites like Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, or any other image stock site once you have added it in your post editor just saving that single post. Remember that hotlinking is not a good practise.

No longer overwriting a post existing featured image function added.

Credits

Please do not use this plugin to violate copyrights. Don't be evil.

Installation

  1. Extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
  2. Activate the plugin through the "Plugins" menu in WordPress.
  3. No extra configuration is needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I collaborate with the plugin code improvement?

Auto Save Remote Images (Drafts) is allocated in this Github repository, so you are invited to fork it or add new request or comment issues here.

Auto Save Remote Images (Drafts) has been recently allocated in WordPress Plugins repository, so you can also get updates from there and install in your WordPress site through administration panel.

Screenshots

No configuration section included, so there are no screenshots available so far.

Changelog

1.0.8

  • Tested up to: 5.0.3

1.0.7

  • Tested up to: 5.0.1

1.0.6

  • Text domain fixed

1.0.5

  • Text domain fixed

1.0.4

  • Text domain fixed

1.0.3

  • Added new information section under Tools menu
  • Adding translation-ready option

1.0.2

  • Compatibility with latest version WordPress 4.8.3
  • Adding translation-ready option

1.0.1

  • Just a few text adjustments.

1.0.0

  • Initial release.

Upgrade Notice

1.0.1

  • Just a few text adjustments.

1.0.0

  • Initial release of this plugin.
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