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Add setting to allow overwriting media library files

  1. Ian Dunn
    Member

    If you upload a file named foo.pdf and there's already a file with that name, the file you just uploaded will get renamed to foo1.jpg. I think you should be able to set an option that would overwrite the old file with the new one. If you have a file that you update regularly and link to from several different places, you have to either delete the original file before you upload the new one, or update all the links to point to the new filename.

    There doesn't seem to be a good workaround for this right now, and a lot of people are asking about it in the forums, etc.

    Posted: 3 years ago #
  2. Ian Dunn
    Member

    I decided to write a plugin for this in case WordPress doesn't decide to add the option:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/overwrite-uploads/

    Posted: 3 years ago #

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    This is plugin territory