Imagecache External is a utility module that allows you to store external images on your server and apply your own Image Styles (D7).


Important: to use the module you need to visit admin/config/media/imagecache_external and either:

  • Add some domains to the whitelist -or-
  • De-activate whitelist functionality

Usage instructions

Render array

  return array(
    '#theme' => 'imagecache_external',
    '#path' => 'https://www.drupal.org/files/druplicon.png',
    '#style_name' => 'thumbnail',
    '#alt' => 'Druplicon',

Theme function

  print theme('imagecache_external', array(
    'path' => 'https://www.drupal.org/files/druplicon.png',
    'style_name'=> 'thumbnail',
    'alt' => 'Druplicon',

You can also use external images without coding at all by adding a Text or Link field to a Node Type and then use the Imagecache External Image formatter.

Other notes

  • Images are stored in the site's files folder in an external subdirectory.
  • You may flush the fetched external images (note that this does not flush the generated imagecache files) by visiting admin/config/media/imagecache_external/flush


Supporting organizations: 
Maintenance and bugfixing

Project information