[theme-reviewers] TimThumb

Gene Robinson emhr at submersible.me
Tue Oct 12 20:34:18 UTC 2010

Not every use case involves image leeching. What about Amazon S3 linking? That is one very large reason for having an external post thumbnail capability. 


On Oct 12, 2010, at 4:16 PM, Chip Bennett wrote:

> External image as Post Thumbnail? Hotlinking images = bad. :)
> It's true: the core Post Thumbnail functionality requires the image to exist in the WordPress database.
> What's the use-case for needing external images as Post Thumbnails? 
> (And doesn't that require PHP to have allow_url_fopen() enabled? That's not usually the default setting, is it?)
> Chip

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