Does exactly what it says it can do.
Thank you plugin authors/experts!!!!
This plugin hasn't been updated in a long time, so I was nervous about using it in WP4.0 (especially since others are saying that it doesn't work in 4.0). But it's the only tool that does what it does, and that was exactly what I needed, so I gave it a try. It works like a charm!
I used this plugin to add large MP3 files into the media library to bypass the hard upload file size limits. I upload MP3s via SFTP, then import the media file into the library via Add To Server. Not once have I had an issue. Thank you for contributing this plugin to the community.
I recently used Add From Server while redesigning an old static HTML site into WordPress. There were a ton of PDF files that I needed to add to the WordPress Media Library. This plugin allowed me to simply FTP the files to my server and add them to the Media Library using the plugin's interface. Wish I would have found this sooner!
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.
ETA 31 October 2015: No longer works.
"This plugin requires WordPress 4.0 or greater, and PHP 5.4 or greater. You are currently running WordPress 4.3.1 and PHP 5.3.10-1ubuntu3.20. Please contact your website host or server administrator for more information. The plugin has been deactivated."
Simple to install, easy to use ;-;)
This is a great plugin that works perfectly.
A big thank you to Dion Hulse.
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