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Upload Unzipper

Description

Upload Unziper let’s you upload zip-archives and have them extracted, each file properly attached to the current post.

It’s built upon and meant to replace James Revillini’s now-broken just-unzip, and expands on the original plugin in the following ways:

  • runs all files through WP’s sanitize filter to ensure valid filenames
  • does not attach duplicates
  • does not replace files with the same name
  • correctly deals with nestled directories
  • uses the latest WP core functionality and the latest PclZip version
  • and – perhaps most importantly – it works! 😉

In short – it’s a nice way to do batch uploading. I highly recommend you combine it with an inline image viewer and a plugin to better organize your uploads.

TODO (help needed)

This plugin could do with a few options. As it is, it’ll always unzip archives and then delete them – which might not always be desired.

There are options for this already used in the plugin so it shouldn’t be a problem, but I just loath front-end development. Placing a few tickboxes in the ‘upload’-iframe would do the trick. If you’ve got a few minutes to throw something together, please email me or post a comment to this plugin.

Options I’d like exposed:

  • delete zip when done (default: true)
  • unzip and attach (default: true)
  • attach zip to post (default: false)Copyright (C) 2007 Ulf Benjaminsson (ulf at ulfben dot com).

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

Installation

  1. Extract the wp-upload-unzipper folder and transfer it to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Upload some zips. 🙂

FAQ

Can I have the ZIP-file attached to the post too?

Yes. But you’ll have to alter the source. Open wp-upload-unzipper.php and set $addZipToPost to true.

Can I keep the ZIP-file on the server?

Open wp-upload-unzipper.php and set $deleteZipWhenDone to false.

Can I disable the automatic extraction of archives?

Disable the plugin. 🙂

If you’re thinking of contributing a front-end for this plugin, you’d want to check out $unzipArchives in wp-upload-unzipper.php.

Contributors & Developers

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

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