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Copy linked post images to local and avoid broken images?


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Was just talking to IPS Support about a feature I hoped existed.

Basically I was looking to replicate a feature available as a plugin on Xenforo since we just recently switched over to Invision Community. What this feature does is convert any linked images in posts to a locally hosted attachment. Purpose is to avoid image leaching, which often results in complaints from the target site and also to avoid broken images over time since it's not unusual for sites to switch things up or disappear altogether resulting in a bunch of broken images in order threads.

Anyhow, there is a work around using the proxy features of Xenforo to serve from local server and then setting caching to "indefinite". This works, but I don't like the idea of using a hack to achieve this if there's any way to avoid it. In any case, I wanted to reach out to the community on here to see if anyone is familiar with a solution or maybe a marketplace plugin that might achieve this since I was unable to find anything when I searched.

Here's a link to the Xenforo version of the plugin so you can see how it works: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/convert-image-all.2527/

Thanks for any info or advice.

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Thing is that is a sort of work around for proxy images to avoid errors with serving non secure images over https. Was looking for something more permanent that allowed it to be treated like an attachment and copied over, rather than a cached image that doesn't expire.

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