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By: Blagovest

Sat, 03 May 2008 23:12:38 +0000

Check out the WP-Offload plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-offload/ It redirects HTTP requests for images to external cache servers, while the images remain hosted on your server.



By: lol

Tue, 01 Jan 2008 19:43:50 +0000

nice plug



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Fri, 05 Oct 2007 23:39:50 +0000

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By: David Peralty

Wed, 26 Sep 2007 14:39:02 +0000

Mark - That's exactly what I was hoping someone would make. A plugin where you could add a list of referrers and have the images disappear, or maybe use the thumbnail that WordPress generates?



By: Mark Penix

Wed, 26 Sep 2007 08:29:52 +0000

There is an easy way to do this... either a. use javascript in the header, capture the referer, and if from digg/reddit img {display:none} OR i could possibly write a plugin that will capture the referer, and display a link to your image (the one on your host), instead of displaying the image itself. Let me know!



By: David Peralty

Mon, 24 Sep 2007 15:27:58 +0000

Chris - Hosting it locally allows you to control the file name, and hopefully get traffic from Google's image search. I get on average 10+% of my traffic from Google Image search, depending on the site. Though I agree with the rest of your points. Jeffro2pt0 - Yes and no. I really don't like when people expect WP-Cache to be the best solution for every situation. I don't think it would would perfectly for say, live blogging an Apple event where you are posting images every five minutes or so? Killswitch - That's basically what we have had to do on a few occassions, making it a content only site (no design) with the content and a few low quality images until the majority of the traffic has subsided. And please, :) keep coming back.



By: Killswitch

Mon, 24 Sep 2007 00:55:46 +0000

What about switching to a very minimalistic stylesheet for Digg referrers and use img { display: none; } to hide all images? Ofcoarse this would defeat the purpose if the images were necessary, but why not hide layout specific images and other images not related to the post? Just a thought. I don't use Wordpress myself and am not even a blogger, so what do I know? Why am I even here? That too I don't know.



By: Jeffro2pt0

Sun, 23 Sep 2007 23:17:52 +0000

Wouldn't WP-Cache solve this issue?



By: Chris Meller

Sun, 23 Sep 2007 01:16:15 +0000

Uhh... If it doesn't actually remove that 2nd step of effort (uploading the image to both your local server and then to Flickr as well), what's the point? You're already having to manually upload it to Flickr, so why not just link directly to the Flickr image all the time? Besides, I see no way it could intelligently know that x.jpg on your local server is also y.jpg on Flickr and switch the links, so for every image you would also have to have a way of telling the plugin "Hey, these two... they're the same thing!". That's even MORE work than you were doing previously... So... What does hosting it locally actually get you again?