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  • Is there a way to attach(not insert) an image to a post without having to upload it but selecting it from the medialibrary. I have a lot of posts that use the same image.

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  • Yep, Jimmit’s right. Great addition.



    Thanks for the tip, jimmit!

    Thanks for posting a link to my plugin, gasgarage 🙂

    The plugin is in a stable state now and undergoing testing.
    I’ll probably release it into the repository next week or the week after.

    Among other features, it offers detaching attachments from posts/pages, and also copying attachments from one post to another.

    Please check it out and let me know how it works for you:

    Thanks! 🙂

    Hi everyone, nice thread.

    I have been playing around with some plugins for a slideshow and two of the best plugins I’ve found use the Media Library to make it work. And they require that the image be attached to the right page/post. It took me hours to figure out and realize that it was NOT the plugin that was broken and that this is a shortcoming of the WordPress Media feature. I’m unable to take full advantage of these plugins because of the inability to attach an image to multiple pages/posts.

    As the first poster mentioned, I need to upload every image to be able to link them. This is very cumbersome. Moreover, I do not have some of the images locally; they exist only in my WP database. That means I need to save the image before I can upload it… a very inefficient process indeed.

    So I have a few requests to those who can help:

    1) I am willing to help fix this issue whether it’s coding, writing documentation, etc. I just don’t know who to talk to. My email is
    2) Please, point me to the right people who can do something about this and I’ll send them a request as well as offer my services. I’d love to see a new version of WP released with an improved feature for Media that addresses this issue.

    Thank you very much!

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