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Media Manager that allows you to create and specify folders!

  1. mark eting
    Member

    12345

    I love wordpress to bits and wish my abilities with code were good enough to help build it.

    The media manager currently dumps all your files in one folder based on date order by default.

    I cannot believe no one has added the ability to specify folders on upload. Not automatically generate them, unless I have missed something somewhere!

    I could then organize my uploads in folders like this:

    Blog,
    Portfolio,
    Sliders,
    Awesomeness,

    Not this:

    12/02/13
    14/02/12
    19/08/89

    Which one makes more logical sense from a users perspective?

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Half-Elf Support Rogue & Mod

    12345

    It would be YEAR/MONTH (so 2013/01) for what it's worth.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-upload-dir/ can do that for you.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  3. mark eting
    Member

    12345

    Please do not close this issue,

    The problem with plugins that handle this function is that if you have not got them installed from the beginning you have to start again with image uploads.

    Because of this it makes sense to include this plugin as part of the core build, not as a plugin by its self. It also puts the user at the mercy of the plugin coder. If they have used a function that could be knocked out by a new version of WordPress (likely to happen with something as vital as image paths) and no update becomes available the whole site will fail.

    Many users complain about the media manager, but do not post their complaints officially on the WordPress site.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Half-Elf Support Rogue & Mod

    12345

    Not everything that can be in core will be in core.

    WordPress philosophy is for decisions, not options, so adding in more options when we actually recently removed the ability to (easily) turn off YYYY/MM folders for uploads means that this won't be in core any time soon.

    And yes, a plugin IS the correct way to go for this. A plugin is just as risky as a feature in core that is rarely used (go read Hecht's essays on the matter of rarely used code if you want to understand why that is in detail). The tl;dr version is that the less we use the code, the more likely it is to break catastrophically.

    This isn't closed, it's just not going to happen right now, or any time soon, if ever.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  5. mark eting
    Member

    12345

    I guess we will have to agree to disagree lol.

    If the core features encourage you to specify and organize your media in the first place then it would be a really frequently used option. It would get used every single time a user uploads or places an image. Thus adding "options" that ultimately lead to informed and useful "decisions". This would definitely not be adding features for the hell of it.

    What currently happens is users populate their site, then look for a plugin to organize the media folder, which isn't possible without starting again.

    I guess this is more something for a professional WordPress user and not a casual one, a small photo blog could be organised by date without too much hassle.

    I am about to create a load of pages for individual products. All with a few images and documents attached. Going to be a nightmare with just one folder! Dates are irrelevant!

    Thanks anyway, I'll keep the notifications on for this post and see if it goes anywhere.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  6. bowenac
    Member

    12345

    Would like to see something like this as well... honestly surprised thats not how it is.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  7. DavyE
    Member

    Totally agree with mark eting. I also can't believe the ability to organize media into different subfolders by choice isn't standard included. For a more advanced user (people with a site bigger than just a small portfolio or such) this is too limited.

    My concern is similar to that of mark eting in regards to a third-party plugin. The risk of it no longer being supported at some future date is a real issue for sites like mine (commercial site for international company).

    Though I understand that there are too many things users believe should be standard in WP, I don't consider a media organizer a luxury at all. For WordPress.com, yes, but not for WordPress.org.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  8. Taloscent
    Member

    I agree. And I have heard this from many many users.

    Posted: 10 months ago #
  9. JustCasey76
    Member

    12345

    At least give us organization at the media area. Trying to hunt down images can be cumbersome.

    Posted: 10 months ago #
  10. azjaleah
    Member

    12345

    I could totally get behind this. After 4 years of building and managing sites, things will just become more unwieldy as the years pass.

    Posted: 10 months ago #

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