Support » Plugin: Media File Renamer - Auto & Manual Rename » Works sometimes unnecessarily complicated

  • This works in certain situations, but not others. The UI is unnecessarily complicated and requires multiple additional steps. I’ve switched to Phoenix Media Rename which renames files quickly without any unnecessary steps.

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  • Plugin Author Jordy Meow

    (@tigroumeow)

    Hi @aaron843,

    I am friend with the developer of Phoenix Media Renamer by the way, which is why we promote each other. His plugin only does the manual rename. My plugin does this, but it aims to do much more, hence, of course, more complexity.

    I would like to understand your rating better.

    This works in certain situations, but not others.

    In which situation it doesn’t work?

    The UI is unnecessarily complicated and requires multiple additional steps.

    Normally, it doesn’t. The tools for renaming are right here in front of you, there is even a dashboard to make this much faster. Once you have decided your workflow, it’s superfast, and you can even do it in bulk. Which you can’t do with the other plugin; so I don’t really understand the additional steps. Maybe there is a misunderstanding and I could make something clearer somehow?

    It might be that you simply wished to rename manually a few files, and that’s it. This is a small % of my users, and in that case you would need to disable the Auto Rename, and maybe even disabled the dashboard (even though it is really helpful to understand which files you renamed or not).

    Anyway, I would love a bit more details from you, so I can improve the plugin. From my point of view it is working perfectly. I can always improve the workflow, but I can’t remove the wheels of the car because there are a few collectors in the world who don’t drive them 🙂 I need to keep the important features obvious.

    cedialogs

    (@cedialogs)

    It has been a while since I used the plugin, but had to stop using it because it was generating broken links that were difficult and tedious to run down and fix, even with a link checker. Upon reflecting on the problem I recognized that for the plugin to find all the links that it might break would be a daunting and time-consuming task for the plugin. This would really get tedious for the plugin to police on a large site with many links.

    Whoever designed WP had no clue about the difference between absolute and relative links or why it matters. As a result, staging or moving a site is a daunting nightmare. And no, blitzing the absolute links with a global string replace is a bad answer.

    BTW, I am not a cat person, but I have known a few rare cats that really were good cats.

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