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How To Convert Local Image URLs To Live URLs With A WordPress Plugin

Hello, fellow WordPress users! Today, I have something handy to share with you. I’ve developed a simple WordPress plugin that automatically converts local image URLs to live URLs. So, if you’ve been manually replacing local URLs with live ones before launching a site, this post is for you. Let’s dive in!

What’s The Purpose Of This Plugin?

When you’re developing a WordPress site locally, you often use local image URLs. But once you push your site live, you need to replace these local URLs with live ones. Doing this manually can be a hassle. This plugin will automate that process, saving you time and effort.

How Does The Plugin Work?

The plugin works by scanning the content of your posts and widgets, looking for image URLs. It then replaces the local URLs with the live URLs.

How To Use The Plugin?

  1. Installing the Plugin Download this zip file. And install it into your WordPress plugins.
  2. Setting up the Plugin Once the plugin is activated from the WordPress dashboard, you’ll see a new option in your settings called ‘Image URL Converter’. Clicking on this will open a simple settings page.
  3. Configuring the Plugin On the settings page, you’ll see two text fields. The first is for your local image URL, which would look something like ‘http://localhost/yourwebsite/’. The second is for your live image URL, which would look something like ‘’. You just need to enter these URLs and save the changes.

And that’s it! Now, your local image URLs will be automatically replaced with live URLs.

Useful, right?

The Image URL Converter plugin is a straightforward solution to a common problem. It’s especially handy if you regularly develop websites locally before migrating them to a live server. Remember, even though this is a simple plugin, always back up your data before running any kind of find/replace operation on your database.

I hope you find this plugin useful. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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