[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #11993: Add post thumbnail from url

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Tue Jan 26 23:44:58 UTC 2010

#11993: Add post thumbnail from url
 Reporter:  paradox460       |       Owner:                
     Type:  enhancement      |      Status:  new           
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  3.0           
Component:  Post Thumbnails  |     Version:  2.9.1         
 Severity:  normal           |    Keywords:  thumbnail post

Comment(by nacin):

 Replying to [comment:3 Paradox460]:
 > One thing that would be actually quite useful is the ability to specify
 a url, then have a "download to server" option, like MediaWiki provides.
 > I believe they just use CURL.
 We have a download_url() function that uses WP's HTTP API, which is used
 to download core/theme/plugin packages and in media_sideload_image().
 media_sideload_image() is the ability you're looking for, though it is
 used only in Press This.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11993#comment:4>
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