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Media File Renamer

This plugins allows you to rename physically the media files by updating their titles. It also updates theirs links in the posts automatically.

In the Media Library, the "File name" is wrong!

Yes, this is a WordPress issue. This "File name" doesn't come from the real filename but from a database entry called GUID. This GUID should be unique and is only managed by WordPress. Before, the plugin used to modify this GUID accordingly but recently WordPress tries to prevent the plugins to do so. After some research, it appears that modifying this GUID is a very bad idea after all (please check this URL: http://pods.io/2013/07/17/dont-use-the-guid-field-ever-ever-ever/). Media File Manager will not do anything to the GUID from now. In short, don't think this "File name" as an actual filename, it is not. It is an identifier.

I added an option if you really want to rename that but really, you shouldn't.

What does the option "Rename on save?"

Let's say you modify the titles of your media while editing a post. The plugin cannot rename the files yet, because you are in the process of editing your post and the image links are in there. If that option is checked, when the post is actually saved (drafted, scheduled or published), then the images will be renamed and the links updated. If you don't check this option, you would have to go to the Media Manager and click on the button "Rename Now" next to that image.

I am using Woocommerce. After renaming, the featured image for my products are broken. What can I do?

You should try to re-generate all the thumbnails. Have a look a this thread: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-media-file-renamer-used-with-woocommerce-plugin-problems?replies=4

I donated, can I get rid of the donation button?

Of course. I don't like to see too many of those buttons neither ;) You can disable the donation buttons from all my plugins by adding this to your wp-config.php:


Can I contact you?

Yes, sure, you can! But since the plugin got popular, I get many emails everyday which consume almost 10% of my whole lifetime (not kidding! + it's rarely issues coming from the plugin itself). So now I ask you to visit my website Totoro Times, pick a page you like, and share it on Facebook, Twitter or your own website. I hope you understand :) Thanks a lot!

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.0
Last Updated: 2015-4-21
Active Installs: 10,000+


4.5 out of 5 stars


2 of 4 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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