LH Add Media From Url


This plugin allow you to grab image from remote url and save into your own word press media library. By doing so, you never worried if the remote image was removed by its owner. This also save you steps to download the image to local computer and upload again to your own WordPress. There is also a JavaScript bookmarklet that helps to automate the process if you are surfing the internet and find something you would like to add to the library


  • Automatically downloads and adds the file to the media library.
  • After the uploading is successful, you are redirected to the edit screen
  • Once the bookmarklet is installed you don’t even need to copy and paste a url (just navigate to the url and select the bookmark).

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  1. Upload the entire lh-add-media-from-url folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to Media->Add from Url to add media via url or use the bookmarklet.


What is something does not work?

LH Add Media From Url, and all https://lhero.org plugins are made to WordPress standards. Therefore they should work with all well coded plugins and themes. However not all plugins and themes are well coded (and this includes many popular ones).

If something does not work properly, firstly deactivate ALL other plugins and switch to one of the themes that come with core, e.g. twentyfifteen, twentysixteen etc.

If the problem persists please leave a post in the support forum: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/lh-add-media-from-url/. I look there regularly and resolve most queries.

What if I need a feature that is not in the plugin?

Please contact me for custom work and enhancements here: https://shawfactor.com/contact/


এপ্রিল 14, 2022
Thank you! This plugin works well. I wish there was a way to add more than one link at a time. Perhaps this already exists? I will look around to see.
মার্চ 17, 2017
No support for bulk uploads, i.e. 5 at a time. Also, it takes you to the media page after successful upload. There should be a button “Add from URL” next to the factory button “Add New” at the top of this type of page. Add these features, and you’ll get my 5 stars. Great work.
জানুয়ারি 25, 2017
It gets the job done, but tighter integration with the media uploader would be nice, such as… 1. On the Edit Media page, add at the top (next to the “Add New” button) an “Add New from URL” button. 2. Get rid if the Add New from URL links altogether, and add an additional field for URL on the existing Add New / Upload New Media page.
সেপ্টেম্বর 3, 2016
I love this plugin. It has saved me so much time. The ability to go directly to Media and add images from a URL is great. No convoluted menu navigation required. URL must have a .jpg extension though, as is stated in the plugin information. I would recommend this plugin; overall, it’s good.
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1.0 November 13, 2015
Initial release.

1.05 March 10, 2016
Added documentation.

1.06 March 11, 2016
More documentation.

1.08 July 30, 2017
Rejigged upload handling.

1.09 July 30, 2017
File type fixes

1.10 July 30, 2017
Moved uploader to separate class

1.11 August 03, 2017
Separate file

1.12 August 05, 2017
latest copy file class

1.13 September 13, 2017
translatable strings

1.14 September 13, 2017
added language diectory

1.15 October 08, 2017
Updated lh-copy-from-url-class.php

1.20 March 05, 2021
Updated lh-copy-from-url-class.php again!

1.21 April 08, 2021
Added a filter to wp remote get

1.22 April 16, 2021
Bug Fix

1.23 January 15, 2024
Bug Fix