Allows you to overwrite uploaded files instead of storing multiple copies.
Plugins use hooks to modify the default behavior of WordPress, but the hook that this plugin needs doesn't currently exist, so we create it ourselves. I've submitted a request for WordPress to add the hook and when they do I'll release an updated version of the plugin that doesn't require modifying the core.
The first line creates a flag to let the plugin know that the new hook has been installed. This lets us warn users if they haven't created the new hook, or if they've upgraded WordPress haven't re-installed the hook.
The second line adds the new hook itself.
See the installation instructions for full details. It's a fairly easy change to make, but you need to be careful that you follow the directions closely. If you put things in the wrong place then you might cause an error which would make WordPress stop working. If you're not comfortable with making basic PHP tweaks then you might want to ask someone for help.
If you're seeing any errors after modifying wp-admin/includes/file.php, just re-upload your backup copy of it and that will fix the errors. If you didn't make a backup copy before making the changes, you can re-download WordPress and upload the files.
I do this as a way to give back to the WordPress community, so I don't want to take any donations, but if you'd like to give something I'd encourage you to make a microloan with Kiva.
Check the support forum, because your problem may already have already been answered there, and if not the answer you get will help others in the future.
If you can't find anything, then start a new thread with a detailed description of your problem and the URL to your site. Tag the post with
overwrite-uploads so that I get an e-mail notification. If you use the link above it'll automatically tag it for you. Check the 'Notify me of follow-up posts via e-mail' box so you won't miss any replies.
I monitor the forums and respond to most requests.
You can send me feedback/comments/suggestions using the contact form on my website, and I'll respond as my schedule permits. Please don't use this if you're having trouble using the plugin; use the support forums instead (see above question for details). I only provide support using the forums, not over e-mail.
Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.3.2
Last Updated: 2012-1-13
1 of 1 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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