by Atakan Au.
Add external images to the media library without importing, i.e. uploading them to your WordPress site.
By default, adding an image to the WordPress media library requires you to import or upload the image to the WordPress site, which means there must be a copy of the image file stored in the site. This plugin enables you to add an image stored in an external site to the media library by just reading list of remote images using CDN service’s (Cloudinary) API. In this way you can host the images in a dedicated server other than the WordPress site, and still be able to show them by various gallery plugins which only take images from the media library.
The plugin provides a dedicated ‘Media’ -> ‘Import images’ submenu page.
Supported CDN services:
(others coming soon)
/wp-content/plugins/import-cdn-remote-imagesdirectory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
After plugin installation you can use it to add external media to the media library without importing it: