I was wondering if there is a way to get the URL address to prepopulate with my web address so I don't have to type it in every time I want to insert an image.


Click on the upload/insert "add media" button --> click "from URL" and instead of having a blank box, I would like it to prepopulate with:


this way the only thing I would have to type in is: nameofimage.jpg

  • just wondering... did my answer help? Commented Apr 3, 2012 at 19:40

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You can apply a filter to the output of the media insert url form using the filter named wp_media_insert_url_form:

add_filter('wp_media_insert_url_form', 'ex46632_media_insert_url_form');
function ex46632_media_insert_url_form($html) {
    $html = str_replace('<input id="src" name="src" value=""', '<input id="src" name="src" value="http://mysite.com/images/"', $html);
    return $html;

Something like this could be added to your theme's functions.php file. This is untested code that is just as an example of direction.

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