WP Users Media


WP Users Media works right away when you activate the plugin. No more settings needed.
If you need the options switched on for the Admin also you can do it in the Options Page located in the Settings area.
What the plugin does is to disable the ability for users to access other members files and attachments through the Media Button and Featured Image sections.
This is really good because maybe you have Authors, Contributors and Subscribers that writes posts etc. and you do not want them to be able to use other members media files to their own content.
To test it out create 3 users, 1 Admin and 2 Author's for an example. As Admin you are able to see all media files from all the users on the site.

  1. Upload some photos or other media files as Admin. Log out
  2. Login as Author 1 and click on the Add Media button for an post or a page. Now you do not see any media files at all. If the plugin was inactivated you would be able to see the photos that the Admin uploaded. Now, upload some photos as Author 1. Log out.
  3. Repeat step 2 for Author 2. As you can see Author 2 cannot see the files uploaded from the Admin and from the Author 1.

This is very effective solution to keep the media files more private.


  1. Upload wp-users-media folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress
  3. Done!


Use the support link in the menu above of this plugins homepage on wordpress.org if you have any qustions.

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload wp-users-media folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress
  3. Done!



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  • Compatibility check with latest WordPress 4.9.1
  • Changed Dashicon and moved Admin menu link next to Media link
  • Small changes in the code for better readability
  • Small fix of JavaScript
  • Fix of an error : Call to a member function get_names() on null if there are no roles present. Thanks to @jurep


  • Compatibility check with latest WordPress 4.8.2
  • Small spelling corrections


  • Fixed so the admin now can choose what user roles that can view their own attachments in the page settings. Default is still that all user roles can view their own attachments.
  • Improvement of the code
  • Compatibility fix
  • Fixed donate link


  • Check of the post_type variable to see if isset to avoid notice message


  • Fix of $wp_query where it caused unexpected error and broke the query


  • Fix of undefined variable of $wp_query


  • Update of plugin description
  • Added option page
  • Ability to switch on so the admin can only view his/hers attachments and files also


  • Compatibility fix


  • Compatibility fix


  • Major redesign of code


  • Small revision bug fix


  • Name Bug Fix


  • First release