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Media Category Library

Description

Features include:

  • Associate categories to each file in the Media Library
  • Edit or delete media categories
  • View files associated to categories in a separate submenu page of Media called Media Category Library
  • Change the upload date of files in the Media Category Library
  • In Media Category Library, view a list of Pages that have the file included in the content.
  • Display lists of files by categories using a shortcode: [mediacat cats=”Documents,Images” orderby=”date” order=”DESC”] or [mediacat cats=”Documents,Images” orderby=”title” order=”ASC”]
  • Front end search form with customizable rewrite URL — the default URL is /mediacat-library/ (or ?mediacat_library=1 if you use default permalinks), but this can be changed in the plugin settings
  • Display front end search form by shortcode: [mediacatform]

Screenshots

  • This is a screenshot of the Media Category settings page.

  • This is a screenshot of the Edit Media page with a Media Category checkboxes.

  • This is a screenshot of the backend Media Category Library page.

  • This is a screenshot of the Media Category Taxonomy page.

  • This is a screenshot of the frontend search form.

Installation

  1. Upload media-category-library folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Enable permalinks (optional but suggested)

FAQ

How do I access the frontend search form?

The frontend search form is available as a rewrite URL (requires a permalink structure to be defined); the default URL is http://www.YOUR_DOMAIN_HERE.com/mediacat-library/. You can change the rewrite URL under Settings -> Media Category Library. If you don’t use a permalink structure, you can access it here: http://www.YOUR_DOMAIN_HERE.com/?mediacat_library=1

How do I change the HTML output of the search form, search results, and/or shortcode output?

Create a directory named media-category-library in your theme directory and then copy the 3 HTML templates (search.php [search form], list.php [search results], and shortcode.php [shortcode output]) from the plugin’s views directory into that new directory. The plugin will use the HTML templates in your theme instead of the ones found in the plugin’s views directory.

Contributors & Developers

“Media Category Library” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.4

  • Add limit for shortcode options

2.3

  • Updated screenshots and readme file.

2.2

  • Added media categories dropdown on Add New Media modal; used solution employed by Media-Taxonomies plugin (https://github.com/Horttcore/Media-Taxonomies).

2.1

  • Added operator as a shortcode option at request of darksteir

2.0

  • Added function_exists call for ANOTHER get_current_screen function

1.9

  • Added function_exists call for get_current_screen function

1.8

  • Add media category dropdown filter to Media Library list.

1.7

  • Make changes that allow plugin to play more nicely with new media uploader.
  • Allow multiple categories.
  • Remove ability to choose category after upload — category association only happens on edit media library page.
  • Add distinct to search query and use prepared query.
  • Fix number of warnings in error log.
  • Fix delete image link from backend library page.

1.6

  • Added French language support (translation by tlemaire).

1.5

  • Fix backend search bug.

1.4

  • Fixed keyword search issue.
  • Fixed misspelling in views/list.php (Mar changed to May).
  • Added Check All option to search form.

1.3

  • Changed manage_options to manage_categories.
  • Added set height for category container with overflow auto on search form.

1.2

  • Fixed warning: Warning: in_array() expects parameter 2 to be array, null given in views/search.php

1.1

  • Fixed warning: Warning: Missing argument 1 for MediaCategoryLibrary::media_category_content()
  • Localization for Media Categories page name

1.0

  • Added Media Categories taxonomy add/edit page.
  • Improved links on edit media page.

0.9

  • Fixed category deletion issue.

0.8

  • Added returnposts parameter for shortcode function.

0.7

  • Fixed shortcode orderby issue.
  • Allow title or post_title and date or post_date for short code attributes.
  • Add classes to shortcode table output to enable css display:none for certain columns.

0.6

  • Fixed shortcode sorting issue.
  • Add ability to customize templates by copying them to current theme.

0.5

  • Fixed base url issue with search and pagination.
  • Add orderby (title or date) and order (ASC, DESC, menu_order) to search and shortcode.

0.4

  • Added priority for wp_title add_filter.

0.3

  • Changed backend posts per page to 20.

0.2

  • Fixed issues for WordPress subdirectory installs (thanks to Logitec21).
  • Added German language support (translation by Logitec21).
  • Changed URLs in plugin so that things work if you use default permalinks.
  • Add custom column for media category on Media Library listing.

0.1

  • First release!