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How to use externally hosted images on your WordPress site with the WordPress External Images Plugin

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WP External Images, is a powerful WordPress plugin developed to make your life easy by allowing you to use external images, or in other words, images hosted on other websites without the need to store or download them into your media library.

Why do you need to do this? One reason is to save space, leading to substantial savings in website hosting costs. Another reason is to achieve faster loading speeds by utilizing a CDN to serve your images.

Step 1: Install and Activate the Plugin

  • Download the plugin ZIP file from https://wpexternalimages.com.
  • Log in to your WordPress admin panel and navigate to Plugins -> Add New and upload your ZIP file.
  • After uploading and installing your plugin, click on the “Activate” button to activate the WP External Images plugin.

Step 2: Obtain Your License Key

Step 3: Activate the Plugin

  • Go back to your WordPress dashboard.
  • Find the “WP External Images” menu and click on it.
  • Paste your license key in the designated area and click “Activate.”

Step 4: Integrate External Images

  • On the External Images menu, locate the “Integrate Images using URLs or Links” section.
  • Paste the external image URLs or links, separated by a comma if multiple.
  • Click the “Integrate” button.

Step 5: Enjoy the Benefits

  • Your WordPress site is now seamlessly using external images without the need to store or download them locally.
  • Experience improved loading speeds and efficient storage management.
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