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External Media

External Media

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Import files from or create external links from third-party services into WordPress Media Library (Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive and any other external file from URL).

External Media Premium is a premium version of this plugin with support for Unsplash, Instagram, Pexels, Pixabay and AWS.

This plugin provides convenient way of linking and using files from the services listed above. It is intuitive, controls located where you expect them to be. For instance if you would like to create a link to your file in your Dropbox account, just press Add Media and choose Insert from URL media tab and then click Link to Dropbox button.

The plugin provide two options:
– Insert from URL (this will link to a file located on one of the services)
– Import file (this will upload a file from a remote service and store the file in WordPress)

Note: Imported files from a remote services become a permanent file and changes made to the file on the service won’t reflect on the site. You would have to re-import the file using External Media plugin.

The plugin won’t upload the same file twice, instead it will check if the file already exists in your WordPress site and re-use it.

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This plugin (at least import from Google Drive) works with current WordPress. I haven’t tested the other imports.

While every(?) other Google Drive plugin embeds media saving space and making backups complicated, this plugin does not embed. It physically imports the media storing it on the WordPress site. This comes with one drawback, lost space, and with one huge bonus, easy backups. A full WP backup (DB+local files) is enough. One does not need to backup Google Drive files and keep track of used/embedded media there.

This is especially beneficial if the photographer(s) and editor(s) are not the same person. Many people can contribute to a pool of media on Google Drive, from which editors import what they need. And WordPress backups and media backups remain independent and no links get broken.

ps. Someone told about an empty white window and inoperable plugin. Well, I experienced the same problem at first (maybe I did something wrong while creating a project?) but then I deleted my project and created a new one and now this plugin works. Check the one star review for a description + solution by someone else. A white screen and nothing happening is not the end of the world. It apparently can be fixed ????

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2022-02-11 at 19:37:55

Thank you very much, it works well.

The instructions were easy to follow and I couldn’t find any problems.

2022-02-11 at 19:36:57

Just what I was looking for, and works with the media uploader when accessed via posts and pages, which many plugins don’t do.

2022-02-11 at 19:19:53

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