REMOVE gallery image without deleting ?!?!?! (4 posts)

  1. klynam
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I realize the WP native gallery is a work-in-process, but this is one of those stupid obvious things that should be fixed...

    In the WP native gallery, deleting an image from a gallery deletes the image from the Media Library (i.e. completely deleted from the server)

    Is there a fix/hack/whatever for the WP native gallery that provides a <REMOVE> function for galleries that does NOT delete images entirely from the server?!?!?!?

    Thank you...

  2. Matt McInvale
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm not aware of anything that does this, but a publish/draft setting would be nice.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You could use phpMyAdmin to remove the association between the image and the relevant post but, for the life of me, I can't remember which table(s) and field(s) you'd need to edit right now.

    Another option would be to re-upload the image using Admin/Media/Add New. That places the image in the Media Library but does not associate it with any post and, therefore, any gallery.

  4. Scott R Asher
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I do have the fix for this issue, I have made a free WordPress plugin that will exclude an image from the gallery and place in a post. http://scottrasher.com/wordpress-plugin-for-excluding-gallery-pictures-for-adding-to-post/

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