If you found yourself here you must have a need to host your own images instead of letting StoryChief manage them for you.
In this article we will provide you with means to achieve just that, but I'd like to first start with the reason why we host them for you.

It's more than just an image

Here at StoryChief we strive to get the best reading experience from your articles for your readers. We don't just host your images, we improve them for the best loading times. We do this on every device your readers might be reading, through responsive images. In layman terms, we optimise your images so that when a reader comes in with a high density screen, they will get a sharp and crisp image that is best for their resolution, while we serve a smaller image when a user visits on a screen with a lower resolution. This makes sure that all your readers get the best image quality at the fastest speed!
And because StoryChief works multichannel, we do that everywhere!

It's free hosting and lightning fast too!

All your images are served through our CDN, which is blazing fast!
Don't forget, if we host your images, that means that you don't have to. That's free storage!

It's not permanent

If you want to host them yourself at a later date, you can! We don't own your images in any way and we can provide you with an export of all your images. The process of updating all your articles can then be handled by a script, very similar to the one you'd create in order to side-load your images.
In the case StoryChief would be discontinued, we would provide plugins to do one-of imports on all the CMS systems we currently support.

OK, so you still want to host them yourself?

For all the WordPress users out there, we have good news!
We released our StoryChief WordPress plugin with support for side-loading images:
https://wordpress.org/plugins/story-chief/

So you can host your images in your WP website.
Just update the WordPress plugin, and in the settings 'enable side-loading images'. 

If you're using another CMS:
When StoryChief publishes to your website it will provide your website with a clean blob of HTML. What you'd do is parse that HTML and loop through all the images.
For each Image you'd side-load it and replace the URL from our CDN with your own.

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