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Unattach and Re-attach Media Attachments

Description

WordPress allows to attach (or assign) images and other attachments organized
within the Media Library to posts and pages. A file will automatically be
attached when uploading it in the post creation form. There are also “Attach”
links in the Media Library to manually attach files to posts. Once attached
there is no way to unattach or re-attach images, pdfs or any attachment in
wordpress core.

This plugin fills this gap by providing two additional links next to “Attach” in the Media Library:

  • Re-Attach: Allows to choose a new post to attach the file to
  • Unattach: Totally removes an existing relation between an attachment and a post

Bulk Actions

The plugin also provides bulk actions for unattaching and re-attaching
multiple files at once! Just mark the files you want to change, select your
desired action from the Bulk Actions dropdown and hit Apply.

Note

Thanks to tamlyn who created the plugin
Unattach which inspired this
plugin.

License

Copyright (c) 2010,2011

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN
THE SOFTWARE.

Screenshots

  • The extended "Parent" col in the Media Library
  • Bulk actions "Unattach" and "Re-Attach"

Installation

Upload the plugin to your blog and activate it as any other plugin. It will
work out of the box
.

FAQ

Nothing yet.

Reviews

Works perfectly

Does just what it says it will do even though it’s old. You can completley attach your images or completely unattach them through the media.

doesn't cut it

This plugin would be perfect for my needs if one could attach images to user profiles in bulk. Alas, one can’t select a user name; limited to posts.

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Contributors & Developers

“Unattach and Re-attach Media Attachments” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

Version format is: major.minor.bugfix

Version 1.2.0 (17.06.2013)

  • Added support for bulk actions (unattach & re-attach)

Version 1.1.0 (30.05.2012)

  • Added plugin credits
  • Replaced thumbnail

Version 1.0.0 (30.05.2012)

  • Implemented unattach and reattach links in media library.