Image Cache

Last Update: Jul 28, 2014

This addon is 100% hooks based requiring no source edits to install.

Works with ElkArte: 1.0


When using HTTPS connections browsers usually do not show external images embedded with the img tag that link to HTTP urls because they breach the security of the page.

This addon, when necessary, fetches a preview of the image, stores it in the cache directory and shows it in place of the original image, along with a message (added through javascript) that instructs the members and visitors to click to see the image at it’s original size.

It’s a very basic implementation without any setting, more will come.


Download a package by URL

  • Download a package by URL is a quick way to download a package from the web to your forum. Using (Package Manager -> Download Package) enter the below link under the “Download a package by url” field and select Download. This will save the package to your server where you can install it.

Upload a Package

  • Alternatively, download the package using the below link and then using (Package Manager -> Upload Package) browse to where you saved the package on your computer and upload it to the server. You may also FTP the downloaded file directly to your packages directory.


This ElkArte Addon is subject to the terms of the BSD 3-Clause Simplified (the “License”). You can obtain a copy of the License at