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YAPB Bulk Uploader


This plugin adds the possibility to mass upload images to a YAPB-enabled blog using the WordPress flash-uploader.

When this plugin is enabled, a new page name ‘YAPB Bulk’ is added to the Posts menu. From here you can select multiple images which will be then uploaded to your blog. A few options can be set before each upload:

  • Use the image EXIF date, or your own date as post date,
  • Use IPTC information to fill the post’s title, content and tags. If not set, the image filename will be used as post title,
  • Set the post status (draft or published),
  • Define the category to post in,
  • Set the author to post as.

Note: Your blog must have YAPB. installed and enabled for this plugin to work correctly.


  • This screenshot shows the upload page, and the file selection window.


Installation of YAPB Bulk Uploader is straightforward:

  1. Extract the zip-file in your plugins directory (typically ‘/wp-content/plugins/’). Or through the automatic install functions of WordPress.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Note: Your blog must have YAPB. installed and enabled for this plugin to work correctly.


Is it secure?

Only registered users can use this wizard. The plugin reuses WordPress’ security/login mechanisms, so basically if a user is allowed to post, he or she is allowed to use this publish wizard.

Hey, no image is uploaded!

For some reason there are many issues regarding image upload. Here some hints on why no image seems to be uploaded:

  • Make sure that YAPB is installed, because this plugin only works in combination with that plugin.
  • Make sure you have enough memory. Memory problems occur often when processing the images. This may lead to situations that the image is uploaded, but not displayed.
  • Make sure that the image is not too large, resulting in a timeouts or file-upload-size refusals


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  • Improved security:
    ** Posts are linked to currently logged-in user only
    ** Authentication is refined to use sign-on cookies only (solves compatebility issue with Absolute Privacy plugin)
    ** Check if user is actually allowed to create posts
    ** If users are not allowed to publish, post state is automatically set to pending when publish is requested


  • Added support for multiple categories
  • fixed error in handling cancel and stop actions
  • post slug is now also replaced with IPTC title


  • Added post status selection
  • Added date field to set publish date


  • UI improvements
  • Some major improvements to the error handling
  • Solved issues related to using the uploader on a Mac (Many thanks to Cody Bennett for testing.)


  • Initial version