Better Upload Directory Organization
I agree. Perhaps you could set "media categories" the way you do for the rest of the site, and these can be managed thru the Manage tab? Then when the user is uploading an image, they can pick from the dropdown categories that were previously created?
Anyone still looking for this idea might want to check out the Organizer plugin - it is 2 yrs old or more but I have a public cms/blog running wp 2.6.3 with Organizer still doing a great job. I wish Imthiaz Rafiq would continue development and add new features because I've been looking around and don't see anything else that even comes close to the options provided by his plugin. Anyone else find alternatives?
No alternatives, but an alternative idea- how about giving uploaded files their own post, with said post containing code to initiate the download when viewed?
Then we could manage and link to the download post instead of the actual file. The download post could be ajaxed as well for even more convenience.
This also would let us secure the upload directory to just the WP account, instead of having to allow users to mess with it. Users who submit an upload would be submitting a post with a link, and the upload would be done by the WP system instead of a user, so again, no user permissions to the upload directory required.
Yes, more organized uploads! Use the same 'master' categories from the blog to label the files uploaded, and otherwise have a better system for organizing the uploads.
Im all for a better media upload/management. Something that operates kinda like windows explorer would be nice. While you are at it make it so the admin can set the default aligment/settings for images so authors who are not savy enough don't need to strugle with formating.
Let us organize our uploads by category or tag!!
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