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Attachment Taxonomies

This plugin adds categories and tags to the WordPress media library - lightweight and developer-friendly.

The plugin adds two taxonomies to the WordPress media library which are then available to categorize and tag your attachments. By default, these taxonomies, although sharing the same names and behavior, are separate from the default post taxonomies, but this can easily be changed if desired.

The plugin follows WordPress Core principles and offers a lightweight alternative to similar approaches which often tend to be incredibly flexible, but at the same time complicated and bloated. And if you have a little knowledge of code, you should be able to adjust the plugin exactly to your needs if the default configuration doesn't satisfy you.


  • Adds categories and tags to the Media Library (independent from the regular post categories and tags)
  • Inserts filter dropdowns for attachment taxonomies into the media toolbar and media modal
  • Allows to pick taxonomy terms for attachments from within the Attachment Selection & Edit modals
  • Lightweight plugin following WordPress Core principles
  • "Decisions, not Options"
  • Can easily be used as a must-use plugin
  • Provides a flexible API to add other attachment taxonomies or disable the existing ones for developers
  • Developers are free to use the plugin-provided object-oriented taxonomy approach or use familiar WordPress Core functions

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6.2
Last Updated: 5 months ago
Active Installs: 400+


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