I'm hosting a wp site on my own server (at home) and I would like to use wp cli to import media from my own computer. On my computer, I have a web server and I asks to wp-cli to import media from "".

It fails! After investigations, it is due to the ip address which is not recognized as "safe" by download_url() => wp_safe_remote_get().

Is there a way to configure wp to allow only ? and keep the protection for everything else. (I'll also need to know where to put the modification, I don't want to redo the modification after wp update).

Thank you for your time!

The code of the problem: https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/wp_http_validate_url/ line 566 return false and marks the url as invalid.

  • Are you using the wp import command to import? According to the docs you should be providing a path to a WXR file, not a URL. – Jacob Peattie Jul 17 '18 at 9:04
  • wp media import - documentation here last example is using url. I spend a lot of time to know the real problem. The error message says "You provided a non valid URL". If I activate my VPN on my own computer and use the vpn ip address it works. I used "wp eval" to call the proper function of wp code. – ObiWanKennedy Jul 17 '18 at 9:07
  • Is the server you're running the command on and the server with the file the same server? – Jacob Peattie Jul 17 '18 at 9:19

to allow this IP as safe, use this filter

add_filter("http_request_host_is_external", function ($is, $host, $url) {

    if ("" === $host) {
        $is = TRUE;

    return $is;

}, 10, 3);

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