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[resolved] Adding 20,000 images to media library? (5 posts)

  1. lost_usr
    Posted 4 years ago #

    PHP 5
    WP 3.3.1


    I have 20 thousand (20K ... 20,000) pictures I would like to allow my users to browse through.

    ANY ideas on how I can best make WP aware of the images?

    I have access to my site via FTP. Also to phpMyAdmin through the host (although the only thing I know how to do is "drop tables"... )

    I'm searching for a plug in that will allow me to either import the images in HUGE batches (i.e. folders, not individual files) - OR - that will index the files in a given folder within my WP installation.

    I'm currently all tangled up with

    It claims to:
    --Upload files in your browser, with FTP or from URL (sideloading)
    --Automatic synchronization of file system and database

    But it's chocked at 7761 files . . . (I'm in the process of re-indexing all the images now.. after clearing the plugin's tables on the Db.

  2. lost_usr
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Update - still working with wp-filebase

    Only a few short hours latter I'm back at square one.
    Re-importing went better this time - I got to 11K images uploaded,
    but still left over half of the folders "unseen" (not indexed)

    Newest plan -

    dump all of the images out of their folders
    try re-indexing images

    ... maybe ... after that I'll try to import the tables from filebase into wp using wp-table reloaded plugin...

    My aim at this time is to "somehow" get all of the images indexed and use Posts from Images plugin to auto create posts... THEN I believe that the search functions will be able to locate the individual jpg's.

    Or am I nuts for even trying?

  3. lost_usr
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I guess the short answer would be to use a search feature that I could point at the particular folder of images - but I have no hope of coding that php.

  4. lost_usr
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Resolved - I quit trying to do it that way...
    and am about to embark on the slow process of uploading 20Mb at a time...


  5. wholmes
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The issue is likely related to php execution time. Something you'll need to adjust at the server. It's affected by processor speed and available memory. Maybe splitting into 2 batches would work for you.

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