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  • vreezer

    (@vreezer)


    Why are there no “tags and categories” for media files ?
    I have tried an endless list of free and paid plugins & themes in the last 12 years. Without standards for portfolios. I’m going to leave WP. 🙁

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  • Taxonomies are not associated with attachment post types by default.
    (The attachment post type is what we generally know as “media”)

    However, it is relatively easy to add taxonomies to media, if you really need them (it would be questionable how and why you’d use taxonomies on media, since no query or loop will generally display media or attachments [by taxonomy])

    For example, this blogpost goes thru several possibilities to add taxonomies to attachment:
    https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-add-categories-and-tags-to-wordpress-media-library/

    Thus, this plugin might be what you are looking for:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-media-library-categories/

    There are of course also more elaborate ways, such as using PHP and WordPress hooks, which would be the way to go if you feel comfortable with custom code.

    Thread Starter vreezer

    (@vreezer)

    Thank you. I have been using themes with taxonomies / post type, but I had issues with import/export data, also with swapping themes/plugins. I just thought a WP-standard would help portfolios a lot.

    However, thanks.

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