External Images Update Released – manual update required

Dave Hilditch
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Firstly, my apologies to those of you not using External Images. We have a change coming very soon which will give you the option to choose which email updates to receive.

A fairly major update to External Images has just been released, but included in it is a change to the folder name. Because of this a manual update is required.

To manually update the plugin, follow these steps:

  1. Download the new plugin file from your account – https://www.superspeedyplugins.com/my-account/
  2. Deactivate the plugin on your site
  3. Delete the plugin on your site
  4. Upload the new zip file
  5. Activate the plugin

Changes include many requested features including CSS portrait/landscape image cropping, check image sizes (and grab largest) and Facebook OpenGraph tags. You can view the full list of implemented features here:


We have changelogs in most of the plugins now and we’ll be making those changelogs visible on the product pages soon.


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  1. The version I get on download is just 1.5 and then I update again, which puts 1.75 back in place. I don’t see a manual download option for 1.76.

  2. Hello,

    I can see little problem after new version update. I used to have sigle product image clickable – it linked to external affiliate product URL, same as button. I changed file /wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/single-product/product-image.php (child theme way) to make it work and if image was clickable, it really boosted my CTR on affiliate products. After update, it doesn work and my question is, how to make it work again. See example here: https://furni.cz/nabytek/cervena-rohova-pohovka-rodier-caban-levy-roh/

    I know one solution, to upload product images by the old fasion way, but I think external images are much more powerful way.
    Thank you for help.

    • Hi – your product-image.php file should NOT require any changes. This update changed the archive-pages only.

      When I click the link you gave, I can see the sofa is not clickable. When I view the HTML, I see no anchor tag, only this:

  3. Hi – can you update to 1.76 please? There were two updates today – the first added all the features but introduced the bug you mentioned and the 2nd fixed that bug.

  4. I made the update and afterwards I noticed that product images are not anymore visible on my websites front page where I use “Featured products” widget. I also tried the default “Latest products” -widget and it was the same. I also changed theme to the basic theme, and it was the same. My webpage is http://vaatehaukka.fi

    The new plugin works in the shop, but outside the shop it doesn’t seem to work – the previous version worked outside shop as well (e.g. in website front page widget).

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