WordPress add Google Maps Image to Media Library Programmatically

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One of these days there was one task as in WordPress to add an image to the WordPress. Namely it was necessary to add a picture of Google Maps. The result is the following code, I think does not need comments.


$post_id = NULL; // Or Post ID 
$city = 'New York';
$image_url = 'https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/staticmap?'.
$image_name = sanitize_title($city).'.png';
$upload_dir = wp_upload_dir();
$image_data = file_get_contents($image_url);
$unique_file_name = wp_unique_filename($upload_dir['path'], $image_name);
$filename = basename($unique_file_name);

    $file = $upload_dir['path'].'/'.$filename;
    $file = $upload_dir['basedir'].'/'.$filename;

file_put_contents($file, $image_data);

$wp_filetype = wp_check_filetype($filename, null);
$attachment = array(
    'guid' => $upload_dir['url'].'/'.basename($filename), 
    'post_mime_type' => $wp_filetype['type'],
    'post_title' => sanitize_file_name($filename),
    'post_content' => '',
    'post_status' => 'inherit'

$attach_id = wp_insert_attachment($attachment, $file, $post_id);
$attach_data = wp_generate_attachment_metadata($attach_id, $file);
wp_update_attachment_metadata($attach_id, $attach_data);



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