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Add folder management in Media Library

  1. lerrie
    Member

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    I am waiting for this option for years! In my opinion this is THE #1 CMS FEATURE that is currently still missing from the core WordPress installation. With plugins like Real Media Library (https://matthias-web.com/wordpress/real-media-library/) solving this issue already, I don't fully understand why WordPress hasn't adopted this yet?! I get the point that WordPress was not originally build for file management and does not wan't to break old installations but....there must be a way right?

    Posted: 7 months ago #
  2. It would be great if you could choose the folder management on a fresh wordpress installation. So the old installations wouldnt be affected & the other ones could choose what they prefer

    Posted: 7 months ago #
  3. presstiger
    Member

    Yes, It would be great if you can add this functionality.

    Posted: 6 months ago #
  4. marcsaleiko
    Member

    12345

    On the wordpress.org homepage it says "Powerful
    Media Management". Folders or taxonomies that can be used like folders are a de facto standard of any current CMS. WordPress Core should definetly improve on that. I would love to see the promoted "Powerful Media Management" in Core in action!

    Posted: 6 months ago #
  5. mac780
    Member

    12345

    Please WP makes this more user-friendly, thanks buddy for this innovative idea.

    Posted: 5 months ago #
  6. guillaume2760
    Member

    Hello,

    A folders file manager could help to save a lot of time for everyone who use a lot of medias and prevent some troubles of duplicate image. Thank you for the link Angelika, it's work great on the website I used to test it.

    Posted: 4 months ago #
  7. worldmaker
    Inactive

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    I'm a newbie here and this is the first issue I've identified which would be a great help in the transfer of all my sites (currently working on migrating eleven sites) into WordPress.

    With many sites and much media on them I've always organised the media around subject folders, whether core logos and decorative artwork or art and other attachments and documents for specific subjects, articles, etc.

    So when I discover there is no comparable function in WordPress I have to give me vote here for developing such a feature for effective media management.

    How should it be done? In my opinion it doesn't necessarily have to be the adoption of a major overhaul into media folders if the current media manager could be rewritten to offer flagging of media for subject, article, posts, whatever-I-want, and representing this in the media library through a folder-style menu tree to organise all content.

    This is a compromise for the coders to consider. I suspect a suitable database table/tree structure would not be too difficult to add. The only issue would be whether the Media Library can be recoded without severe damage to the rest of the system.

    I'm not a coding professional, so I leave the adoption up to the coders, but as many more users are adopting WP for their sites this seems a natural progression to greater utility for many more users.

    In the meantime I'll be experimenting temporarily with any plugins I can find.

    Don't forget to give us all a function to migrate from such plugins into the new Media Library structures when you do implement this capability.

    As for fully-implemented media folders on our servers. Perhaps that could be set for a later generation cycle once you've got the Media Library and database ends of the upgrade working.

    Posted: 4 months ago #
  8. ryandrewniak
    Member

    There's a plugin that I've been using which tackles most of these problems. It maintains the date-based folder structure, while tagging media library elements into a user-specified hierarchical structure:

    https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/enhanced-media-library/

    Implementing something more along these lines might be an interesting route to take...

    Posted: 4 months ago #
  9. I think this idea has been mentioned a few times now. I donĀ“t understand why it is still not implemented in the actual version of wordpress.

    Posted: 3 months ago #
  10. wagnerm1987
    Member

    Oh my god, this idea is awesome! Please implement! I think I've heard of a plugin giving you this option but don't know the name anymore :-/

    But the better option would be a native solution because every plugin slows the pageload speed down...

    Posted: 3 months ago #

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    This idea is under consideration