"Add From Server" is a quick plugin which allows you to import media & files into the WordPress uploads manager from the Webservers file
I can't thank you enough for this plugin!
For some strange reason, WordPress limits uploads to 8 MB. To upload larger files, one must use FTP. The problem with FTP is that WordPress does not see the uploaded files. The 'Add From Server' plugin solves this problem beautifully. It taps WordPress on the shoulder and points to the file and says, "Yo, add this file to the Media Library."
NOTE: make sure to rename files before FTP upload by replacing spaces with dashes (My-Favorite-Song.mp3 instead of My Favorite Song.mp3). Otherwise, WordPress will choke on the name. The reason is this: when WordPress uploads a file, it automatically replaces spaces with dashes, but when you upload a file with FTP and add it to the Media Library via 'Add From Server', WordPress does not get the chance to replace spaces with dashes. WordPress sees the file (My Favorite Song.mp3), but can't execute it (play it) because WordPress is hardwired to deal with dashes (My-Favorite-Song.mp3). When WordPress sees a file with spaces (My Favorite Song.mp3), it scratches its head and says, "WTF?" Therefore, replace spaces with dashes before uploading via FTP.
Simple to install, easy to use ;-;)
This is a great plugin that works perfectly.
A big thank you to Dion Hulse.
Brilliant plugin. I especially like that it doesn't import duplicates. Thanks!
if only we can upload all files in sub-folder. but this is fine enough for me
Love it. Easy and works, even better with the Media Rename plugin, if necessary.
upload size is limited & needed to upload a big file via ftp but media library is not recognizing that. this plugin did the job!
More people should know about this plugin! I used it to quickly and easily get around the problem of not being able to load a featured image from URL. It's easy to copy them all into WP upload via cpanel or ftp and then use this in seconds to import them to the Media Library. Thank you!
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