Adding, updating and deleting images from WordPress posts.

1.0.3 2018-01-16 16:34 UTC

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Adding, updating and deleting images from WordPress posts.


This library is supported by PHP versions 5.6 or higher and is compatible with HHVM versions 3.0 or higher.


The preferred way to install this extension is through Composer.

To install WP_Image library, simply:

$ composer require Josantonius/WP_Image

The previous command will only install the necessary files, if you prefer to download the entire source code you can use:

$ composer require Josantonius/WP_Image --prefer-source

You can also clone the complete repository with Git:

$ git clone

Or install it manually:

Download WP_Image.php:

$ wget

Available Methods

Available methods in this library:

- Save image and associate it with a specific post:

WP_Image::save($url, $post_ID, $featured);
Atttribute Description Type Required Default
$url External url image. string Yes
$post_ID Post ID. int Yes
$featured Set image as featured. boolean No false

@return (string|false) → URI for an attachment file or false on failure.

- Upload image to WordPress upload directory:

WP_Image::upload($url, $filename);
Atttribute Description Type Required
$url External url image. string Yes
$filename Filename. string Yes

@return (string|false) → Path to upload image or false on failure.

- Deletes an attachment and all of its derivatives:

WP_Image::delete_all_attachment($post_ID, $force);
Atttribute Description Type Required
$post_ID Post ID. int Yes
$force Force deletion. boolean Yes

@return (int|false) → Atachments deleted.

Quick Start

To use this library with Composer:

require __DIR__ . '/vendor/autoload.php';

use Josantonius\WP_Image;

Or If you installed it manually, use it:

require_once __DIR__ . '/class-wp-image.php';

use Josantonius\WP_Image\WP_Image;


Example of use for this library:

- Upload image:

WP_Image::upload('', 'image.png');

- Save image:

WP_Image::upload('', '18');

- Save featured image:

WP_Image::upload('', '18', true);

- Delete attachments:


- Force delete attachments:

WP_Image::delete_all_attachment('18', true);


To run tests you just need composer and to execute the following:

$ git clone

$ cd WP_Image

$ bash bin/ wordpress_test root '' localhost latest

$ composer install

Run unit tests with PHPUnit:

$ composer phpunit

Run WordPress code standard tests with PHPCS:

$ composer phpcs

Run PHP Mess Detector tests to detect inconsistencies in code style:

$ composer phpmd

Run all previous tests:

$ composer tests


  • Add new feature.
  • Improve tests.
  • Improve documentation.
  • Refactor code for disabled code style rules. See phpmd.xml and .php_cs.dist.


If you would like to help, please take a look at the list of issues or the To Do checklist.

Pull requests

  • Fork and clone.
  • Run the command composer install to install the dependencies. This will also install the dev dependencies.
  • Run the command composer fix to excute code standard fixers.
  • Run the tests.
  • Create a branch, commit, push and send me a pull request.


The file structure from this repository was created with PHP-Skeleton.


This project is licensed under MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.


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