[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #10950: Add to Media Library from URL

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Tue Oct 13 15:48:43 UTC 2009

#10950: Add to Media Library from URL
 Reporter:  dougal           |       Owner:                              
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  new                         
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  3.0                         
Component:  Upload           |     Version:                              
 Severity:  normal           |    Keywords:  media, upload, external, url
 The media uploader currently allows you to upload a file from your local
 computer or link to an external URL.

 However, when linking to an external URL (in particular for an image), you
 don't get the same options as you would have when actually adding a
 resource to your site's media library.

 It would be nice to be able to fetch a file from an external source, and
 add it to the library, just as with a regular file upload. Then the file
 could be included in a gallery, you could use the image editor to
 crop/resize, etc.

 Primary use-case would be to fetch an external image into the library
 without having the extra steps of saving to your local computer, then re-
 uploading it to your WP site. However, it should work with any allowed
 content-type (audio, video, pdf, etc).

 It may also be useful to save the original URL as attachment metadata.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10950>
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