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Bulk Change Media Author

Description

This is a very simple plugin that allows you to bulk change author for media files.

The action is added in the “List” view of the Media Library.

Screenshots

  • The new bulk action is added into Bulk Actions dropdown menu for "List" view of the Media Library.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/bulk-change-media-author directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/bulk-change-media-author directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
Can I change the author in bulk in the “Grid” view?

Not yet.

There’s only 20 media items per page in the “List” view, but I want to change more at a time!

Open “Screen Options” at the top-right in the Media Library and change the value of “Number of items per page” in the “Pagination” section.

Reviews

April 22, 2017
When adding a new Contributor to a site I wanted to give them access to some pre-existing media files using the View Own Media Posts Only plugin. As all the existing files had been created by Admin, I needed to change the ownership of some of the files (pictures / PDFs / .doc files). This plugin was simple but did exactly what I needed it to.
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Contributors & Developers

“Bulk Change Media Author” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Bulk Change Media Author” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “Bulk Change Media Author” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.2

  • Other: Tested with WordPress 4.9.
  • Translations: Added Spanish (thanks Kcho).

1.1

  • New: Added translation support.
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 4.8.
  • Translations: Added German (thanks Mike).
  • Translations: Added translation support to “Change” and “Cancel” buttons (thanks Mike).

1.0

  • First public release.