|Allow uploads from URLs as well as local files.|
|Introduced in version:||1.8.0 (r16158)|
|Removed in version:||still in use|
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Users also need to have the associated user right
upload_by_url before this option is available.
Prior to MediaWiki 1.20, administrators (sysops) had this permission by default, but since then the permission needs to be granted explicitly.
By default, upload by URL are only possible using the API (or extensions such as Extension:UploadWizard).
To make the option usable from Special:Upload, you need to set
$wgCopyUploadsFromSpecialUpload to true as well.
By default, any source URL location is allowed, but you can whitelist a specific set by using
This example setup will allow all autoconfirmed users to upload by URL, via Special:Upload or the API. Add to the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
$wgGroupPermissions['autoconfirmed']['upload_by_url'] = true; $wgAllowCopyUploads = true; $wgCopyUploadsFromSpecialUpload = true;