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custom media folders

  1. rodonmanes
    Member

    When i upload media, i often bump into one small flaw in the media system in wordpress. That is, i can´t sort my media into folders, that could maybe be specially marked for specific kind of media or other media for easy access later on, instead, it´s all mashed into one big pile, sorted by months which you have no idea on how to find that one picture you uploaded X months ago, other than just browse through them all until i find it, which is a pain as i have ALLOT of pictures on my website!

    Why not have the ability of making custom folders so you could sort all the media for easy access later on?

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  2. byronyasgur
    Member

    12345

    +1 for any improvement in the media area - folders sound like a good idea - definitely need some way of organizing it better. Maybe it's ok as it is for blogs where images are "passing" but for a cms site it's hard to use in this regard.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  3. mrwweb
    Member

    12345

    If the issue is CMS-like functionality, I'd think that allowing taxonomies on media would be the better direction for this purpose.

    There are plugins that do this, but I'd love to see this in core. You can assign custom taxonomies to attachments right now, but the UI is terrible and barely usable.

    So +1 for that at least.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Administrator

    Not all CMS store images in 'logical' places. Look at MediaWiki's structure.

    Folder structures would be a too complicated way, I think, to maintain structures if you import/export, but using TAGS to sort with might be more helpful.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  5. rodonmanes
    Member

    I agree to a certain point, that is, i agree there has to be some sort of TAG, category or some ID system to sort the media and make it more accessible / easy to find. I really don´t care how this would be implemented as long as it is, built into the WP core and easy and fast to use.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  6. SEO Dave
    Member

    12345

    From an SEO perspective I've never liked the default location of the upload folder, has no SEO value.

    You can set the folder to whatever you like, but since the folder location is used by Google for ranking purposes it's not always ideal to have the images all in one folder because the folder won't support all pages SERPs.

    This idea would be useful because you could set a default folder:

    /images/

    And sort the images based on SEO factors, so images about "new music"

    /images/new-music/

    Images about "sexy fish"

    /images/sexy-fish/

    Google reads the files location, so a file called dancing-trought.jpg within the later folder structure would benefit for these keywords:

    images sexy fish dancing trought

    Google treats hyphens as spaces.

    Currently I acheive this level of image SEO by manually uploading images to the server, which means I loose out on WordPress features :-(

    David

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  7. Jonathan Dingman
    Member

    12345

    +1

    I've been wanting this for a while now, would love to see this!

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  8. How about instead of folders, or tags, or categories, there's a "Media Type" attribute. "Image", "Audio", "Video" for example. Then you could just filter by media type.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  9. rodonmanes
    Member

    if there would just be "Media Type" attribute. "Image", "Audio", "Video", then there wouldn´t be any point to this, as i for example, would be in the same place as i am today, having to find one picture in a huge collection of pictures, the point of this feature is to allow people to sort their media by name, time or what ever, so it will become easy to find that one picture, audio or video in a fast and easy way.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  10. Emilian Robert Vicol
    Member

    12345

    The idea is good, but still have an old problem! One of the biggest problems whoever is uploading too many files in one folder. I often had this problem and I solved it using plugins, or have made ​​changes: hash-based uploading code.

    Posted: 2 years ago #

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