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WordPress plugin that allow to use an external image url as featured image.
<?php namespace GM\WWWPostThumbnail;
/**
* Plugin Name: WWW Post Thumbnail
* Description: Allow to use an external image url as featured image.
* Plugin URI: https://gist.github.com/Giuseppe-Mazzapica/928bc22e5f49a654cf7c
* Author: Giuseppe Mazzapica
* Author URI: https://github.com/Giuseppe-Mazzapica
* License: MIT
* Version: 0.1.0
*
*/
/*
MIT License (MIT)
Copyright (c) 2014 Giuseppe Mazzapica
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN
THE SOFTWARE.
*/
add_action( 'plugins_loaded', 'GM\WWWPostThumbnail\txtdomain' );
function txtdomain() {
load_plugin_textdomain( 'www-post-thumb', FALSE, dirname( plugin_basename( __FILE__ ) ) . '/' );
}
add_filter( 'admin_post_thumbnail_html', 'GM\WWWPostThumbnail\field' );
add_action( 'save_post', 'GM\WWWPostThumbnail\save', 10, 2 );
add_filter( 'post_thumbnail_html', 'GM\WWWPostThumbnail\markup', 10, PHP_INT_MAX );
function is_image( $url ) {
$ext = array( 'jpeg', 'jpg', 'gif', 'png' );
$info = (array) pathinfo( parse_url( $url, PHP_URL_PATH ) );
return isset( $info['extension'] ) && in_array( strtolower( $info['extension'] ), $ext, TRUE );
}
function field( $html ) {
global $post;
$value = get_post_meta( $post->ID, '_thumbnail_ext_url', TRUE ) ? : "";
$nonce = wp_create_nonce( 'thumbnail_ext_url_' . $post->ID . get_current_blog_id() );
$html .= '<input type="hidden" name="thumbnail_ext_url_nonce" value="' . esc_attr( $nonce ) . '">';
$html .= '<div><p>' . __('Or', 'www-post-thumb') . '</p>';
$html .= '<p>' . __( 'Enter the url for external featured image', 'www-post-thumb' ) . '</p>';
$html .= '<p><input type="url" name="thumbnail_ext_url" value="' . $value . '"></p>';
if ( ! empty($value) && is_image( $value ) ) {
$html .= '<p><img style="max-width:150px;height:auto;" src="' . esc_url($value) . '"></p>';
$html .= '<p>' . __( 'Leave url blank to remove.', 'www-post-thumb' ) . '</p>';
}
$html .= '</div>';
return $html;
}
function save( $pid, $post ) {
$cap = $post->post_type === 'page' ? 'edit_page' : 'edit_post';
if (
! current_user_can( $cap, $pid )
|| ! post_type_supports( $post->post_type, 'thumbnail' )
|| defined( 'DOING_AUTOSAVE' )
) {
return;
}
$action = 'thumbnail_ext_url_' . $pid . get_current_blog_id();
$nonce = filter_input( INPUT_POST, 'thumbnail_ext_url_nonce', FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING );
$url = filter_input( INPUT_POST, 'thumbnail_ext_url', FILTER_VALIDATE_URL );
if (
empty( $nonce )
|| ! wp_verify_nonce( $nonce, $action )
|| ( ! empty( $url ) && ! is_image( $url ) )
) {
return;
}
if ( ! empty( $url ) ) {
update_post_meta( $pid, '_thumbnail_ext_url', esc_url($url) );
if ( ! get_post_meta( $pid, '_thumbnail_id', TRUE ) ) {
update_post_meta( $pid, '_thumbnail_id', 'by_url' );
}
} elseif ( get_post_meta( $pid, '_thumbnail_ext_url', TRUE ) ) {
delete_post_meta( $pid, '_thumbnail_ext_url' );
if ( get_post_meta( $pid, '_thumbnail_id', TRUE ) === 'by_url' ) {
delete_post_meta( $pid, '_thumbnail_id' );
}
}
}
function markup( $html, $post_id ) {
$url = get_post_meta( $post_id, '_thumbnail_ext_url', TRUE );
if ( empty( $url ) || ! is_image( $url ) ) {
return $html;
}
$alt = get_post_field( 'post_title', $post_id ) . ' ' . __( 'thumbnail', 'www-post-thumb' );
$attr = array( 'alt' => $alt );
$attr = apply_filters( 'wp_get_attachment_image_attributes', $attr, NULL );
$attr = array_map( 'esc_attr', $attr );
$html = sprintf( '<img src="%s"', esc_url($url) );
foreach ( $attr as $name => $value ) {
$html .= " $name=" . '"' . $value . '"';
}
$html .= ' />';
return $html;
}
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@wyatt121 wyatt121 commented Apr 16, 2018

Hi,

Will this code work when adding a product through the WooCommerce REST API?

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@gmazzap gmazzap commented Apr 16, 2018

@wyatt121 not by default , I guess

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@jaybliss jaybliss commented Jun 2, 2019

Please @gmazzap, how can i make alter the code so that it saves images and sets featured images using my own domain name?

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@cnscorpions cnscorpions commented Oct 27, 2019

seems that it doese not work now for wp 5

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@brakon brakon commented May 31, 2020

I had hopes for this gist...

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@mathewriver mathewriver commented Dec 22, 2020

Does this have an automatic update?

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