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Get the image from its public URL to upload it in Wordpress

  • 5 September 2023
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Hello all,


To automate a lot of posts to social medias et wordpress, I have a Google Sheet with the title, the text and the public URL to the image I use.


I have a tool that automates the social medias parts, but I can’t find how to finish the wordpress part. I want to create a media file into Wordpress, but to do so I need to have in entry the file. For the moment, I only have its public URL.

Do you know if there is a way to have the file using its URL ?


Thank you,




Best answer by Troy Tessalone 7 September 2023, 16:48

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Hi @Benpapp 

Good question.

Try using this Zap action: WordPress - Upload Media


Userlevel 1

Hello @Troy Tessalone,


Thanks for your reply !


Unfortunatly, this ZAP action is the one I want to use. But the entry must be a file, and it does not work with a URL.

I managed to make it work (for example) with an attached image in an email, but not with the URL of the image. My idea is that I have to transform the URL of this image into the file itself…



Userlevel 7
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The file field should accept a file object or a file url.

Make sure you are using a public direct download link for the file.

If the images are hosted on GDrive, then you can get the correct link using this tool:

Can you post an example file link?

Can you post screenshots with how your Zap steps are configured to help give us more context?


Userlevel 1

Thank you for your answer !

I now use a formula in my spreadsheet to transform the URL into GDrive downable one !



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Cool! I’m glad Troy was able to point you to the right direction @Benpapp!

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