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Ability to Categorize Images

  1. easytradingsignals
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    With the Media Library as it stands currently, you can only filter on dates, which is not very effective. If you could easily select a certain category of image, that would make things a lot more efficient.

    I've built up quite a large collection of images, some of which I can re-use and others that are once-off.

    It would be great to be able to assign images to categories, not just as re-usable or not, but more specifically what type of image, i.e. office pictures, cat photos, etc.

    Currently I either scroll through hundreds of images, or upload a duplicate type image where it would have been better to simply use an existing image.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  2. Have you tried: https://wordpress.org/plugins/enhanced-media-library

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  3. philrj
    Inactive

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    Enhanced Media Library is great, and the best of what's available. Still, a more streamlined media library management w/simple, no-frills features is something that should already be built-in. Categories alone would save so much time working w/clients intimidated by the endless media library stockpile.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  4. Systemrasierer
    Member

    12345

    Enhanced Media Library works great and there's also another premium plugin available on CC.

    It would be great to have a better media control in WordPress as standard. Managing a huge library is a pain.

    So +1 to this idea.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  5. easytradingsignals
    Member

    12345

    Thanks for the link to Enhanced Media Library!

    It's a bit on the heavy side, but impressive.

    I still maintain that there should be a better default option.

    Thank you for supporting this idea!

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  6. alan41
    Member

    12345

    In addition, that would be great if this could make real folders in uploads directory.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  7. Systemrasierer
    Member

    12345

    @easy: Right, these plugins make a great job. But to be honest I don't feel comfortable using too many 3rd party plugins. (security risk, maintenance, no support/updates in future...)

    Sure, I'm happy to pay for a proper solution, but there is still the problem that a 3rd party coder will discontinue work on it.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  8. visionte
    Member

    12345

    Actually, this one's fairly huge in my opinion - a large media library is a very common problem that is hard to deal with - so much so that I think its no longer a plugin level problem - its something that will actually affect a high proportion of WordPress users.

    Posted: 11 months ago #
  9. Icariin
    Member

    Excellent idea.

    Some blogs have literally thousands of image files, it would be nice to be able to quickly find the ones you may wish to replace or re-use on a later post. Good thinking Batman!

    Posted: 8 months ago #
  10. marbencz
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    12345

    The impossibility of categorizing media is a fundamental lack of core WordPress. I do not mind paying for the plugin, but it makes me worry about how and if it's going to be another plugin development for so important function.

    I try and buy some plugin -

    Enhanced Media Library from wpUXsolutions (category management very similar to posts)

    WP Media folder from Joomunited (category management by folder system, many other features, but in my option a bit overwhelmed and slow)

    WP Real Media Library from Matthias G√ľnter (category management by folder system, very clean, nice-looking, quick - so I would probably imagine the ideal management of the media in WordPress)

    Posted: 4 months ago #

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    This idea is under consideration