download_url( string $url, int $timeout = 300 )

Downloads a URL to a local temporary file using the WordPress HTTP Class.


Description Description

Please note, That the calling function must unlink() the file.


Parameters Parameters

$url

(string) (Required) the URL of the file to download

$timeout

(int) (Optional) The timeout for the request to download the file default 300 seconds

Default value: 300


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Return Return

(mixed) WP_Error on failure, string Filename on success.


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Source Source

File: wp-admin/includes/file.php

function download_url( $url, $timeout = 300 ) {
	//WARNING: The file is not automatically deleted, The script must unlink() the file.
	if ( ! $url )
		return new WP_Error('http_no_url', __('Invalid URL Provided.'));

	$url_filename = basename( parse_url( $url, PHP_URL_PATH ) );

	$tmpfname = wp_tempnam( $url_filename );
	if ( ! $tmpfname )
		return new WP_Error('http_no_file', __('Could not create Temporary file.'));

	$response = wp_safe_remote_get( $url, array( 'timeout' => $timeout, 'stream' => true, 'filename' => $tmpfname ) );

	if ( is_wp_error( $response ) ) {
		unlink( $tmpfname );
		return $response;
	}

	if ( 200 != wp_remote_retrieve_response_code( $response ) ){
		unlink( $tmpfname );
		return new WP_Error( 'http_404', trim( wp_remote_retrieve_response_message( $response ) ) );
	}

	$content_md5 = wp_remote_retrieve_header( $response, 'content-md5' );
	if ( $content_md5 ) {
		$md5_check = verify_file_md5( $tmpfname, $content_md5 );
		if ( is_wp_error( $md5_check ) ) {
			unlink( $tmpfname );
			return $md5_check;
		}
	}

	return $tmpfname;
}

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Version Description
2.5.0 Introduced.


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