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Add folder management in Media Library

  1. frommhagen
    Member

    I would be happy to implement this idea if the following could also be considered:

    Various plugins create thumbnails of images in different sizes. With ftp but you can see that they are not removed without residue. Here it would be nice if the "robustness" is strengthened more to clean up such residues.

    Posted: 4 months ago #
  2. Albert Jones
    Member

    I have been thinking of the same. In recent days, I have bought an expired domain and most of the links were coming to images which were uploaded in 2014. I wonder there is no direct way create folder in WP for now in Media.

    I hope WordPress will take it into consideration and allow users both options.

    Posted: 4 months ago #
  3. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Albert, in your case you should use htaccess redirects to send people to better errors. But you have a rare edge case.

    Posted: 4 months ago #
  4. SoN9ne
    Inactive

    12345

    The media library is by far one of the worst parts of WordPress. Yes, even on 4.9.x this still sucks. There are plugins out there that improve it but I would prefer a more native one built into the core...

    [redacted insults] Hopefully the devs will decide to work on this but not holding my breath.

    Posted: 4 months ago #
  5. rileymarquis3
    Inactive

    I wonder if there is a way to make the feature work without breakage by doing the following:

    1) In the Options for the media library, where you can do mm/dd/yy, category, etc., allow for both "legacy" settings and new ones.

    2) Allow for easy migration to and from "legacy" settings, so people with images in mm/dd/yy format, etc. can move to categories transparently...maybe even see the files move to the new structure

    3) If moving the files is not an option, would symbolic links work?

    4) Create a migration plugin that assists in performing the above

    5) Phase in the changes over time, so that there is no breakage. If people ar running version 2.x for example, at some point, they may not be well supported anyway due to the age of their version and low number of users.

    Since WordPress was initially conceived as a blog, could transition to a full-fledged CMS be possible over time, phasing in changes, with upgrades automagically helping make the required changes, etc. with little to no chance of breakage?

    Posted: 4 months ago #
  6. Timm Z
    Member

    12345

    Acutally the media library is awful at the moment. Basic folder support would be the minimum requirement. I am spending 40$ each year on a plugin...
    So +1 from my side.

    Posted: 4 months ago #
  7. Marcus
    Member

    It would be very convenient! Now you spend a lot of time to find the desired media file. To break into categories is a great idea.

    Posted: 3 months ago #
  8. financehero
    Member

    Oh yes, this would be a great tool. I have a site with 10000 pics which simply makes the media library difficult to handle and load. A handling in folders could organize them easier and makes it easier to load and manage

    Posted: 2 months ago #
  9. Janice K
    Member

    I already have most of this capability with JoomUnited's WP Media Folder. The best part is that it doesn't screw the pooch with the standard WP structure. We have a lot of folders and subfolders!

    Posted: 2 months ago #
  10. RaybanMonster
    Inactive

    12345

    It would be beneficial to have a simple utility to offload these files to other storage accounts like s3.

    Posted: 1 month ago #

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    This idea is under consideration