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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#11418 closed feature request (wontfix)

Allow adding post thumb via url

Reported by: pascal.herbert Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.9
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


currently it is only possible to add post thumbs from blog's gallery

Change History (8)

#1 @dd32
11 years ago

  • Type changed from defect (bug) to feature request

#2 @hakre
11 years ago

This will not work because post_thumbnails are acutally using images on the server, not remote images. I suggest to close as invalid.

To test this, even if your theme does not uses post thumbnails you can switch them on with:

if ( !isset($_wp_theme_features['post-thumbnails']) )
	$_wp_theme_features['post-thumbnails'] = true; 

#3 @hakre
11 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from 3.0 to Future Release

Since this is a feature request, I won't suggest to close as invalid any longer. My fault.

#4 @iseulde
8 years ago

  • Component changed from Post Thumbnails to Upload
  • Keywords ux-feedback 2nd-opinion added; needs-patch removed

I'd say this is plugin territory. There are plugins that will upload images that are inserted from a url. Only then you would be able to make it a featured image. The question is if this should be in core, but that's a different topic and doesn't have anything to do with thumbnails.

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
8 years ago

  • Component changed from Upload to Media

#6 @ericlewis
7 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback 2nd-opinion removed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

I agree with avryl. Featured images depend on an attachment relation in WordPress, so the image would need to be brought into WordPress. Instead of adding more UI to handle a user inputting an external URL and then sideloading this image, the user can download the image locally and upload it to the media library. Closing out.

#7 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
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