Version: 1.0.4 Put the focus in the admin area of WordPress on media files. Functionally and visually.
I very often use WordPress as a CMS for clients like artists or photographers, who want to present a big amount of media files on their websites. Most of the time, the media files actually are the very center of these websites.
To reflect this focus on media files in the admin area, I developed the plugin "Inline Attachments". It adds a Meta Box to the post edit screen, that holds the media-uploads panel inside an iframe. If no Media Files are attached to a post yet, it shows the upload tab, otherwise it shows the list of attached media files.
In the plugin settings, you can select all post types, where the Inline Attachments Meta Box should be displayed, and you can specify a name for each (e.g. ”Photographs“ or ”Images“). Default is ”Media Files“.
Another thing with mainly media-driven websites is, that you normally don't write a text post and put some images into the text flow. Because of this, you wouldn't need the options for Image Size, Alignment, Link URL and so on in the attachment screen. With Inline Attachments, you can easily select which options should be visible to the admin for editing media files.
Also, I always thought, deleting a bunch of media files in the attachments screen was quite a hassle. You had to expand every item you wanted to delete, press delete and even confirm that, phew! That's why I included the functionality of my plugin Attachments Bulk Delete. I like having everything in the same place.
If you have comments or questions, please go to the official plugin page: http://www.nonverbla.de/blog/wordpress-plugin-inline-attachments