If you store the majority of your images on a cloud-based service, you may want to add the images to your website using a URL instead of uploading them into your Media Library.
Here’s how you can do that.
Add Image to WordPress Using a URL
► Open the Post or Page to which you would like to add an image in edit mode.
► Locate the image you would like to use and copy the URL.
The image used can be in Dropbox, Amazon S3, Google Drive, or any other cloud-based storage system that you have access to and control over the content.
► Go back to the Post or Page and place your cursor where you would like to insert the image.
► Click Add Media.
► Click on the ‘Insert from URL’ option on the left.
► Highlight the http:// and paste the image URL.
The image should appear below the link along with other options.
► Enter a caption for the image if you want to.
► Enter the alt text for the image.
I recommend adding this since it helps with SEO.
► Adjust the alignment, if necessary.
► Adjust the ‘link to’ option if you want to.
► Click the ‘Insert’ button on the bottom right.
This will take you back to the post with the image inserted.
Congratulations! You just inserted an image using a URL.
If you would like to see the steps done in sequence, please watch the video below.