WordPress Speed Up Service | WordPress Website Maintenance Packages Reply To: My external images & URLs are getting HIJACKED to the Media Library!, by BothHands Thanks, t-p. On the off chance that anyone here might find this useful: I’m rebuilding my website from scratch, and noticed the following last night after posting here: It appears the Divi theme is the culprit. Divi provides a really helpful “Portability” feature that enables exporting pages, posts, theme option settings, etc as .JSON files. Those files can then be imported into new pages, posts, etc. It appears that either the Portability EXPORT or IMPORT function is rewriting my image locations, automatically modifying the URL so it points to the WordPress Media Library. Whatever is at work here is also copying each image file to the WP Media Library. Strange but true… Reply To: My external images & URLs are getting HIJACKED to the Media Library!