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Add From Server

"Add From Server" is a quick plugin which allows you to import media & files into the WordPress uploads manager from the Webservers file


141 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
REALLY Excellent Plugin
By , for WP 4.0

Does exactly what it says it can do.
Thank you plugin authors/experts!!!!

Oldie but a goodie
By , for WP 4.0

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!

By , for WP 4.0

Really easy!

Awesome! Does what it says. Does it well.
By , for WP 4.0

Works wonderfully.

Does what it says
By , for WP 4.0

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.

Makes Life Easier
By , for WP 4.0

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!

A Godsend
By , for WP 4.0

I can't thank you enough for this plugin!

No longer works
By , for WP 4.3.1

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 and easy
By , for WP 4.0

Simple to install, easy to use ;-;)

Fantastic Program
By , for WP 4.0

This is a great plugin that works perfectly.

A big thank you to Dion Hulse.

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