Support » Plugin: WordPress Media Library Folders » It works, but it’s not that simple

  • EDIT: I’ve rewritten my whole review due to the response of the developers below.

    In General, this plugin works and there is no other Plugin, which delivers the ability to move existing media-data in a new folders inc. updating the attachments.

    Some errors/inconveniences that occurred to me:
    – it took a long time to open folders with a lot of images contained. Sometimes I even got php-errors due to too much time or memory consume. –> This could be eliminated, if you could paginate the folder views
    – I had to check every image one after one instead of shift-select the first and the last (Select all didn’t work as I had to split the folder into about 10 new folders). –> This is not a very difficult function and quiet common, WordPress has this func per default
    – When i tried to move too much images at once, I got again a lot of php errors and I could begin from new on. –> this could be eliminated if you process every image in a single process and generate a batch-queue. Just like when you regenerate-thumbnails or optimize images, or import images… in fact this func is also quiet common
    – I had the problem, that on some occasions, thumbnails were interpreted as an original image in were taken into the media database and then WordPress generated new thumbnails out of this thumbnail which resulted in a lot of duplicated images. Once again I had to select them individually and delete them. I’m not sure if your plugin or my image optimizer or a combination of plugins was the source of this error. This probably happened, when I pressed sync in your plugin view, but i’m not sure
    – Sometimes, the attachment to the image was not updated and the attachement was deleted. I had to reattach about half of all images to my products. I had to re-import them manually.
    – links in the posts (not attachments) are not updated and I had to Update them manually.

    To sum up: The mentioned inconveniences above took me hours of work time… BUT, your plugin is in fact the only one which promises to give you the ability to move media-files into folders incl. updating attachments, even when it doesn’t deliver 100% of the time.

    The Plugin does it’s job, but there’s headroom to improve.

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by madejackson.
    • This topic was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by madejackson.
    • This topic was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by madejackson.
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  • Plugin Author AlanP57

    (@alanp57)

    You can select multiple images. Just use the checkboxes.

    For your other issues, you could try contacting us at our support forum.

    Thread Starter madejackson

    (@madejackson)

    – Yes exactly… you have to click every checkbox one after one…
    pressing shift and click the first and the last… this is selecting multiple at once

    Plugin Author AlanP57

    (@alanp57)

    What about the ‘Select/Unselect All’ button. Did you ever try that?

    Plugin Author AlanP57

    (@alanp57)

    Also note that some of the other features you are looking for are in the Pro version.

    Plugin Author maxfoundry

    (@maxfoundry)

    Howdy, @madejackson.

    As you can see we care quite a bit about our plugins. 1 stars are very damaging to a free plugin especially when you have not filed a support ticket first. Please file one or email us (the email address is in the plugin)

    – Really Bad Interface! You can’t even select multiple pictures at once. <- is User Error 24

    – I got a LOT of 501 and Ressource-Limit Errors. The Plugin often does exceed the PHP limits, even on 512mb and 300s <- this is an interesting one. usually from passing too many images at a time. But you’d have to post a support item and we’d help you fix it. but it is server dependent

    – When Syncing with the folders, it does not recognize missing files, it only finds new ones. This is not the meaning of sync. <- ping us on this one. it has to do with how we process sync’s on moving. we skip thumbnails when syncing.

    – You have to move the uploads on this specific view into the desired folder, when your insert a media into a post, you can’t edit the directory of the media. <- not quite sure exactly what your saying here. inserting media into a post is a pro function.

    But we’re glad to chat a bit more with you. email us.

    Bob

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by maxfoundry.
    Thread Starter madejackson

    (@madejackson)

    Alright,

    I see your point and I a positively surprised by your concern.

    Let’s see… I got a bit frustrated and wrote my review in a rage of anger on your plugin. I apologize.

    In general, your plugin did your job, but there are some concerns or improvements i’d like to have addressed:

    My Use-Case:
    I have folders with hundreds of product images (1500 original images with about 30’000 optimized images to be exact). My goal was to split all this images in folders based on the product manufacturer, where now all were stored in the standard months-folder of WordPress. I now generated the folders with your plugin and moved all the pictures to the new folders. Your plugin did your job, but following inconveniences occurred:

    – it took a long time to open folders with a lot of images contained. Sometimes I even got php-errors due to too much time or memory consume. –> This could be eliminated, if you could paginate the folder views
    – I had to check every image one after one instead of shift-select the first and the last (Select all didn’t work as I had to split the folder into about 10 new folders). –> This is not a very difficult function and quiet common, WordPress has this func per default
    – When i tried to move too much images at once, I got again a lot of php errors and I could begin from new on. –> this could be eliminated if you process every image in a single process and generate a batch-queue. Just like when you regenerate-thumbnails or optimize images, or import images… in fact this func is also quiet common
    – I had the problem, that on some occasions, thumbnails were interpreted as an original image in were taken into the media database and then WordPress generated new thumbnails out of this thumbnail which resulted in a lot of duplicated images. Once again I had to select them individually and delete them. I’m not sure if your plugin or my image optimizer or a combination of plugins was the source of this error. This probably happened, when I pressed sync in your plugin view, but i’m not sure
    – Sometimes, the attachment to the image was not updated and the attachement was deleted. I had to reattach about half of all images to my products manually.
    – links in the posts (not attachments) are not updated and I had to Update them manually.

    To sum up: The mentioned inconveniences above took me hours of work time… BUT, your plugin is in fact the only one which promises to give you the ability to move media-files into folders incl. updating attachments, even when it doesn’t deliver 100% of the time.

    I’m considering buying your PRO-Plugin now, just because of your replies to my review. During my Review, I just forgot that you offer a PRO-Plugin.

    Sincerely,
    madejackson

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by madejackson.
    Plugin Author maxfoundry

    (@maxfoundry)

    Thanks for the more complete response. We appreciate it.

    Email us at support at maxfoundry dot com and we’ll see what’s going on and see what we can fix.

    Of course we’ll take a look at the rest of the related issues as we always do with feedback.

    Best,

    Bob

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