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Archive Remote Images


Archive Remote Images allows you to scan a post to fetch remote images; then updates its content automatically.

A new metabox will appear when editing a post.
If “Archive Remote Images” is checked, the plugin will grab all remote images and update the content when saving that post.

  • Settings page with lot of options (see screenshot #2)
  • Several hooks allow advanced users to change the plugin’s behaviour.


Contributors are listed here


For feature request and bug reports, please use the forums.

If you are a plugin developer, we would like to hear from you. Any contribution would be very welcome.


  • Metabox shown in the editor
  • Settings page


  1. Upload the plugin to your blog and Activate it.
  2. Setup the plugin in the Settings menu -> Archive Remote Images.
  3. Edit a post with remote images, and check “Archive Remote Images”.


Q: Will it archive the images which are already hosted on my blog ?
A: No, only the external images.

Q: Is there hooks I can use to customize the plugin’s behaviour ?
A: Yes, there is several hooks you can use. Search in the code for “apply_filters” and “do_action”. This is for advanced users !


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Contributors & Developers

“Archive Remote Images” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Deep clean html content on post load (by Kraoc)
  • Add normalize on document save (by Kraoc)


  • Add default encoding when loading DOM (by Kraoc)
  • removed doctype / html / body from document (only since PHP 5.4). (by Kraoc)


  • added function is_local_server() to avoid error in get_domain() when used on localhost.


  • Lot of new options in the settings page.
  • Localization.
  • Also handles the link wrapped around an image, if the link target is pointing to the image file.
  • Refactoring of the settings page (uses now WordPress functions).
  • Saves image title if a “title” or “alt” attribute is set on the remote image
  • Fixed bug with revisions
  • Avoid uploading several times the same image (checking its source, which is saved as “_ari-url” post meta)
  • Whole image tag replacement, not only source url replacement. Can be filtered with hook ‘ari_get_new_image_html’.
  • Changed regex stuff with DOM parser (more reliable)
  • Replaced SQL queries with WP core functions
  • Wrapped plugin into a class


  • Update: The read me content
  • Bug fix : Fix the default value and auto save option