Media Sync

Description

You can scan all files that are in “uploads” directory and see which ones are actually in Media Library and which ones are just sitting there. Then you can select those that you want to import to database and therefore make them available in Media Library.

You can also use FTP to upload your files to “uploads” directory and use this plugin to bring those files into Media Library. There are other plugins that can be used for that, but with this one you can easily select all and import all at once.

Why I created this plugin

I once copied WordPress site to a different server and Media Library ended up being empty, even tho all files were in “uploads” directory and database was copied. So I had to use some other plugin which required me to manually enter each directory and import files in batches per each directory. But I needed something to just import everything at once, so I created this plugin.

Files that are ignored:
– index.php,
– various hidden files,
– WP generated thumbnails – anything ending with for example -100×100.jpg.

Screenshots

  • Initial Page
  • Example of selecting files for import
  • Import to Media Library in progress
  • Import completed

Installation

  1. Upload media-sync directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Reviews

September 30, 2019
i searched and searched for a plugin that would move my ftp files to wordpress media folders. (i used a plugin that no longer works) This is very easy to use and works.
July 2, 2019
Worked brilliantly importing 4000 FTP'd images (in 4 folders). Tried the other two more well-known FTP media sync plugins and they failed. (FUWWE) This one works!
June 12, 2019
Most plug-ins of this type delete orphans - this plugin reunited all the orphaned media files in my uploads directory with my database. Saved me hours of reimporting. Many Thanks!
May 21, 2019
J'avais besoin de réintégrer des fichiers chargés directement via FTP dans ma Bibliothèque médias, ça marche très bien.
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Media Sync” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.1.0

  • [IMPORTANT] Date of imported Media Library items now defaults to the current date.
    But there are options to choose before importing and also a possibility to overwrite that using the custom hook.
  • New options page with the option to disable and hide “Dry Run”.
  • Fix Media Library filter that was showing all items when the filter didn’t find any result.

1.0.4

  • Reduce the number of items to import per batch

1.0.3

  • Support multisite network by changing required access capability from update_plugins to import

1.0.2

  • Another fix for get_current_screen error

1.0.1

  • Fix get_current_screen error

1.0.0

  • New option to clean up Media Library from items that are missing actual files (using custom Media Library filter)
  • New filter when scanning uploads directory which can help to show only files missing from Media Library

0.1.6

  • Fix PHP short array syntax
  • Update required PHP version to 5.4

0.1.5

  • Date of imported Media Library item is now set based on file modification timestamp

0.1.4

  • Add plugin localization
  • Add Serbian translation

0.1.3

  • Various improvements and fixes

0.1.2

  • Fix sorting of directories and files
  • Minor wording changes and code cleanup

0.1.1

  • Fix error on activation

0.1.0

  • Initial plugin features