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Multiple Files to Categories (20 posts)

  1. scott5minutes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there any way to add multiple files to categories outside of doing it one file at a time? I've got an internal website I'm building that may potentially have thousands of documents that I'm going to need to be able to add to categories / directories.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-filebase/

  2. scott5minutes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I hate to bump this, but I've got to bump this.

    I've got a lot of documents I need to upload and share to a WP website using WP-Filebase Download Manager and need to know the best way to categorize them in batches. I am not able to upload multiple files to a single category. I desperately need to do this so I don't have to upload potentially thousands of files one at a time.

  3. RCSWM
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I will gladly lend scott5minutes a hand with that bump. I need information on the exact same issue.

  4. RCSWM
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Fasted work around right now:

    Create all your Categories then when you begin uploads for a specific category update the WP-Filebase settings under Form Presets to default to the category you are uploading to.

    Downside... You have to update the setting for each category, but that much better than on a per file basis.

    Still interested in hearing from the publisher on this issue, though.

  5. RCSWM
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    NOPE! It still only applied the Category to the first file. Drat!

  6. scott5minutes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sounds like a bug to me...

  7. Fabian
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    just upload the files using FTP to the category folder, then run Sync, and uploaded files are imported.

  8. scott5minutes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's great for our administrator, but our editors are not allowed to use FTP. I guess I need to include a feature request for the ability to add multiple files to a category in a future version of the plug-in.

  9. RCSWM
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not even! I never pass out FTP credentials to my hosts. Why on earth can't the WordPress Administrator upload multiple files to a category from the dashboard? That seems like a huge oversight.

  10. scott5minutes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I agree, especially for a product that has a "pro" version for sale, the inability to make global changes to multiple files seems like a pretty big oversight.

    Fabifott: could I officially make this ability a request for a future version of the plug-in?

  11. RCSWM
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I second that request. Pro version or not I am not sure how this ability could have been overlooked it is intrinsic to the type of tasks that the plug-in performs.

  12. SwanAn
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    i also need the same function to upload multiple files at a time.

  13. scott5minutes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I checked his blog and he said the following things are in development:

    *File Tags: Like tags of WordPress Articles, files can have multiple tags. In 0.2.9.9 you can only set tags and display them with the template variable %file_tags%. Listing all files with the same tags and tag links are not implemented yet.
    *Bulk Actions, I know they are greatly missed ;)

    Hopefully, the ability to bulk-add files to a category will be happening soon.

  14. Fabian
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm working on a batch uploader that allows you to set file properties once so they will be applied for every uploaded file.
    Also bulk actions, like scott5minutes said, are WIP.
    Please be patience, I'm currently very busy with exams.

  15. scott5minutes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, fabifott! I look forward to the improvements!

  16. scott5minutes
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Any update on this, fabifott?

  17. Fabian
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    scott,

    I have just submitted version 0.2.9.36, that adds the batch uploader.

    bulk actions are not stable yet, so I planned it for the next update.

  18. scott5minutes
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Fab - the batch uploader is going to save me a TON of time and effort. I greatly appreciate the work you put into this.

    I'm looking forward to the bulk actions!

  19. Koppology
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    +1 on the Bulk Actions. Would be happy to purchase a pro personal license for your great work!

  20. dianaascher
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    And how about the ability to sync with all of the files already in the WP media gallery? I don't want to reupload 600 files.

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