Support » Plugin: Media Categories » Two feature requests

  • Resolved topsoftbe


    I installed your plugin and adding categories to new media works good. But what we really need is two more things:

    1 – a dropdown in the media library window (just like in the posts window), so that we can select to see just the pics of one specific category instead of a list of +20.000 images.

    2 – an option in the media library window to bulk add/change categories for selected pictures. With the enormous amount of pictures we have now, it’s nice to have the posibility of adding a category to a picture, but with the interface we have at this moment, it will take months to put all these pics in the right category.

    Do you think that this will be possible in some future version? It would make your plugin a heaven-sent solution for our problems.

    Thanks in advance.

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  • Plugin Author Eddie Moya


    Yes, I do plan on this sort of feature. It is actually the most requested addition to the plugin since the last release. I will work on making this happen.

    Thanks for the feedback, I’m glad to hear this plugin has been useful for you.

    Thanks for your reply.
    In fact, it’s the only plugin I have found that uses categories instead of tags. And the fact that you use the same categories as for the posts makes it a really great plugin. It is so logical, I don’t understand that no one else had that idea. Anyway, if you could eventually add these two things then you will have created one of the greatest plugins for WP. Hehe, well, as far it concerns me anyway. But I think maybe some other people will like it too. If ever you want me to test it before releasing it officially, I would be glad to do that.
    Please keep me informed of new developments. I understand that it will take a lot of your precious private time, but I want to thank you for your great work.

    Plugin Author Eddie Moya


    Thank you for the kind words. It really makes me happy to know people are benefiting from this plugin.

    I dont know if your a developer or not, but if you have a github account, feel free to fork and/or star the project. I also always write a blog post on my site for updates to any of my plugins.

    Thanks again, I really appreciate the feedback.

    Gotta +1 both suggestions.

    What I desperately need is a way for reporters to find existing images, rather than continuing to upload the same image over and over.

    Also, I really wish that I could create/specify a custom taxonomy for images instead of using the taxonomy from standard posts.

    Plugin Author Eddie Moya


    @dnavarrojr – You are able to specify custom a custom taxonomy, but you have to do that through code. Place this in your functions.php file:

    $my_custom_media_metabox = new Media_Categories('my_custom_taxonomy');

    Keep in mind that this does not create the custom taxonomy for you, it simply allows you to enable an existing taxonomy for media

    In the version after next, I am thinking about adding a user interface for handling which taxonomies get used.

    Thanks, now that 3.6 is out and the new NExtGEN gallery supports featured images and such, there is less of an urgency.

    What’s the best way to stay up to date with updates and progress on these feature requests?

    I’d love to know when the ability to filter the Insert Media (and hopefully Featured Image selection) dialog boxes by Media Category is available. 🙂

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