phpBB extension for redirecting external image links to a local store and/or a secure proxy server
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Image Redirect Extension

This is the repository for the Image Redirect Extension.for phpBB

Quick Install

You can install this on phpBB 3.2.x by following the steps below:

  1. In the ext directory of your phpBB board, create a new directory named v12mike (if it does not already exist) and navigate to it
  2. `git clone (the extension tree must now be under ext/v12mike/imageredirect)
  3. Navigate in the ACP to Customise -> Manage extensions.
  4. Look for Image Redirect under the phpBB Disabled Extensions list, and click its Enable link.
  5. To use the (optional) local hosting of external images feature
  • You MUST have already downlodaed the external image files using the scripts
  • Navigate in the phpBB ACP to 'Extensions -> Image Redirect -> Local Image Store Settings'.
  • Enter the path to the local image file store e.g. images/ext/
  • Enable local store mode
  1. To use the (optional) secure image proxy feature
  • You must already have a Camo proxy server ( or other proxy server which is known to be working correctly.
  • Navigate in the ACP to 'Extensions -> Image Redirect -> Proxy Settings'.
  • Enter the proxy address (without protocol specifier or trailing /) e.g.
  • Enter the camo API key (if using a camo server)
  • Select 'Camo Mode' or 'Simple Mode' and that 'Image Proxy Enable' is selected.

Upgrading from v1.0.x

  • This version is NOT compatible with phpBB v3.1.x
  • Disable the v1.0.x extension before deleting the extension files
  • Delete all of the files in the 'ext/v12mike/imageredirect' directory
  • Copy all of the v2.0.0 files into their respective directories under 'ext/v12mike/imageredirect'
  • Enable the Image Redirect extension in the ACP. The settings should not need to be adjusted.


  • Report bugs and other issues via github.


GNU General Public License v2