Support » Plugin: Custom Upload Dir » Very useful in some cases

  • This is a great plugin which can be very useful for those with large media libraries. It helps to sort the uploads into multiple, manageable folders with a logical and intuitive directory structure.

    If your site will have a large media library, the normal year/month folders created during your main site build-out period can become huge – and therefore very hard to back up. This plugin solves that problem.

    If you have a site in which you will often go back and edit posts and pages and CPTs, you’ll find that standard WP folder structures are misleading: media that you add to a post a year later will not be put in the folder that corresponds to the current year/month, but rather in the dated folder of when the post was originally created. It can be very hard to find files. This plugin solves that problem; you’ll never have trouble finding a file again.

    The plugin has a few quirks and shortcomings:

    You must always name and publish your post/page/CPT before you can upload files to it. This can be an issue until you get into that habit, but once you do it is not a big issue.

    %permalink% should not be one of the options that you can choose to use in your path structure, in my opinion. Using it breaks the WP default Draft functionality. (So I just don’t use it which avoids the issue. This may be fixed in future releases.)

    Documentation could be better; but it is a free plugin, after all!

    Plugin author is not great at updating the plugin – but that never effects the functionality. Again, give the guy a break, it’s a free plugin.

    So yes, a few quirks and minor shortcomings, but overall a terrific plugin.

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