This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



Unattach is a very simple plugin which allows detaching images and other media from WordPress posts, pages and other content types.

As of WordPress 4.2 this functionality is built in. For previous versions, the only way to detach a media item from a post is to delete either the post or the media item. This plugin solves that by adding an ‘Unattach’ link below each media file in the Media Library admin list view.

Plugin by Outlandish


  1. Go to your admin area and select Plugins -> Add new from the menu.
  2. Search for “Unattach”.
  3. Click install.
  4. Click activate.

Contributors & Developers

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


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Version 1.2.2

  • Added Serbian translation.

Version 1.2.1

  • Added Dutch translation.

Version 1.2

  • Maintain page and search term when unattaching.
  • Check edit permissions on post and media item.
  • Added German translation

Thanks to Ov3rfly, ramonqu, rpb1001 and jodzee for these contributions.

Version 1.1

  • Added translation support
  • Fixed CSRF bug
  • Made capability configurable with unattach_capability filter.

Thanks to Ov3rfly for these contributions.

Version 1.0.1

  • Fixed bug that prevented redirecting back to Media Library on some systems.

Version 1.0.0

  • Initial release.