Enhances the Media Library; powerful [mla_gallery], taxonomy support, IPTC/EXIF/PDF processing, bulk/quick edit actions and where-used reporting.
The Media Library Assistant provides several enhancements for managing the Media Library, including:
[mla_gallery] shortcode, used in a post, page or custom post type to add a gallery of images and/or other Media Library items (such as PDF documents). MLA Gallery is a superset of the WordPress
[gallery] shortcode; it is compatible with
[gallery] and provides many enhancements. These include: 1) full query and display support for WordPress categories, tags, custom taxonomies and custom fields, 2) support for all post_mime_type values, not just images 3) media Library items need not be "attached" to the post, and 4) control over the styles, markup and content of each gallery using Style and Markup Templates. Twenty-five hooks provided for complete gallery customization from your theme or plugin code.
Powerful Content Templates, which let you compose a value from multiple data sources, mix literal text with data values, test for empty values and choose among two or more alternatives or suppress output entirely.
Attachment metadata such as file size, image dimensions and where-used information can be assigned to WordPress custom fields. You can then use the custom fields in your
[mla_gallery] display and you can add custom fields as sortable, searchable columns in the Media/Assistant submenu table. You can also modify the WordPress
_wp_attachment_metadata contents to suit your needs.
IPTC, EXIF (including GPS) and PDF metadata can be assigned to standard WordPress fields, taxonomy terms and custom fields. You can update all existing attachments from the Settings page IPTC/EXIF tab, groups of existing attachments with a Bulk Action or one existing attachment from the Edit Media/Edit Single Item screen. Display IPTC, EXIF and PDF metadata with
[mla_gallery] custom templates.
Complete control over Post MIME Types, File Upload extensions/MIME Types and file type icon images. Fifty four (54) additional upload types, 112 file type icon images and a searchable list of over 1,500 file extension/MIME type associations.
Integrates with Photonic Gallery, Jetpack and other plugins, so you can add slideshows, thumbnail strips and special effects to your
Enhanced Search Media box. Search can be extended to the name/slug, ALT text and caption fields. The connector between search terms can be "and" or "or". Search by attachment ID is supported.
Where-used reporting shows which posts use a media item as the "featured image", an inserted image or link, an entry in a
[gallery] and/or an entry in an
The Assistant is designed to work like the standard Media Library pages, so the learning curve is short and gentle. Contextual help is provided on every new screen to highlight new features.
This plugin was inspired by my work on the WordPress web site for our nonprofit, Fair Trade Judaica. If you find the Media Library Assistant plugin useful and would like to support a great cause, consider a tax-deductible donation to our work. Thank you!
Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.7.1
Last Updated: 2013-11-28
29 of 33 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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