BEA – Sanitize Filename

Description

This plugin allows you to sanitize files on upload, which is pretty handy. It means all punctuation and accents from the filename of uploaded files will be removed.

Features

  • All accented letters will be converted to same letters without accent
  • Special characters will be deleted
  • Underscores will be replaced by hyphens

Warning For Mac Owners

On MAC, you can also create an accented character with the combination of ` and the wanted letter. This has the effect to create a character with a special filename system encoding format which is not sanitized. An issue is already open about this.

Who ?

Created by Be API, the French WordPress leader agency since 2009. Based in Paris, we are more than 30 people and always hiring some fun and talented guys. So we will be pleased to work with you.

This plugin is only maintained, which means we do not guarantee some free support. Consider reporting an issue and be patient.

To facilitate the process of submitting an issue and quicker answer, we only use Github, so don’t use WP.Org support, it will not be considered.

Installation

Requirements

  • Tested up to 4.9.3.

WordPress

  • Download and install using the built-in WordPress plugin installer.
  • Site activate in the “Plugins” area of the admin.
  • Nothing more, this plugin is ready to use !

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Requirements

  • Tested up to 4.9.3.

WordPress

  • Download and install using the built-in WordPress plugin installer.
  • Site activate in the “Plugins” area of the admin.
  • Nothing more, this plugin is ready to use !
Will this plugin affect existing files ?

No.

Only after plugin activation, while a file is uploaded to the library. However, inf the future a tool will be available to sanitize old files.

Can I use into a multisite ?

Yes.

You just need to activate on each site.

Reviews

Tip top !

Il est intégré à tous mes projets depuis plusieurs mois, content qu’il soit maintenant sur le repo officiel !

An absolutely must have

Hi,

This plugin is an absolutely must have.

It will correct at the upload each file name that are not respecting good practices.

I don’t understand why it’s not a part of WordPress.

Good job guys!

Read all 3 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“BEA – Sanitize Filename” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.0.5 – 12 Feb 2018

  • i18n

2.0.0 – 02 Feb 2018

  • Go to WP

1.0.4 – 19 Dec 2017

  • Branding refactor

1.0.3 – 19 Dec 2017

  • Fix some PHP notices

1.0.2 – 08 Sept 2017

  • Update sanitize_file_name_chars list

1.0.1 – 05 Aug 2017

  • Add readme
  • Replace underscore by hyphen
  • Only lowercase

1.0.0 – 27 Nov 2015

  • Initial