There is seriously no way to detach images w/out deleting them? (4 posts)

  1. netflow
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This seems too ludicrous to be true but I can't find any way to detach an image, or to remove it from a gallery for example, without deleting the image entirely.. I honestly refuse to believe that something as established as wordpress would implement something this stupid but i find no evidence to the contrary. Someone please show me the light of what I'm missing here

  2. vtxyzzy
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try the Unattach plugin.

  3. Hugh H.
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WP 3.5.1

    May be I'm missing something obvious but the only way to attach a file to the post in the Admin is inserting it in the Editor through the Add Media button or going to Media Library. Weird enough, after attaching there isn't an Unattach option, you need to delete the post or delete the file and upload it again!? This behavior is consistent with Codex doc:

    Many posts about this subject during several years but I haven't found a straight solution. Installing a plugin seems crazy to me so, it looks attaching/detaching by code implies updating the post_parent field in the attachment post

  4. stevewebdevelopment
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes it's very strange that there is no built-in detach option.

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