Plugins to cache external images

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Here is my research on available plugins that are able to cache external images locally, and do that automatically; so called, sideload external images or local image caching.


In the following articles, here and here a lot of old plugins have been listed.

But the only ones from that list that are still maintained are:

By digging deeper into’s plugins repository, I found more plugins that are still actively maintained:

This plugins is not for that exact purpose, but a helper when editing to import image from some external site:

Sideload images

WordPress: Import Images From Another Website - HtmlCenter Blog

This plugin localy caches images also, so steal from it: Content Cards Content Card images are now cached in Media Library.

date 01. Jan 0001 | modified 17. Jan 2023
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