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Images Meta


This is a simple metabox to make it easier to manage images in wordpress. It allows you to enter a title, caption & menu-order for an image as well as set thumbnail without the complexity of the standard wordpress image system. It has been a long-standing complaint of mine that there is no simple, straightforward way to quick-edit info for images attached to wordpress posts. Now there is 🙂 ( See Screenshot 1 )

It also includes a ‘detach’ & ‘delete’ function, and adds in ‘Detach’ & ‘Retach’ options in the Media Library view.
( See Screenshot 3)

To provide a means of adding new images, I’ve included the experimental “All Images” metabox. This will display a list of all currently unattached images and allow you to edit caption & description and attach or delete. (See Screenshot 2)

Designed to work by default with my colorbox wordpress plugin (which is just a very basic adaptation of the jquery plugin). That should be available soon from my web site.

This DOES NOT provide a means to upload new files. You’ll have to stick with current wordpress methods to do that, for now. I would like to add on a flash uploader in a future version.

Please contact me if you find this useful, have any suggestions, or when you find bugs! If you like this plugin, consider buying me a coffee 🙂


  • Images metabox lets you edit title, caption and menu order for all attached images, as well as detach or delete an image.
  • The "All Images" metabox lets you manage unattached images too. Change title & captions, attach, or delete images directly from the post editor.
  • Also adds 'detach' and 're-attach' functions to the Media Library columns
  • Click the thumbnails for a close-up, if used in combination with colorbox eg. $('a[rel=colorbox]').colorbox() );


  1. Install via wordpress back-end or upload
  2. Activate
  3. Use.

Optional: Place a variation of this code in your theme’s functions.php file (or wherever) to configure this plugin

global $_images_post_types, $_all_images;
$_images_post_types = array( ‘page’, ‘post’ ); // Posts types to use for images meta plugin
$_all_images = 0; // Show ‘All Images’ metabox when using images meta plugin

Contributors & Developers

“Images Meta” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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