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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

6 reviews
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Update Required
By , for WP 4.5.3

It's not working with the new wordpress versions showing below note:

"This plugin requires WordPress 4.0 or greater, and PHP 5.4 or greater. You are currently running WordPress 4.5.3 and PHP 5.3.29. Please contact your website host or server administrator for more information. The plugin has been deactivated."

Error
By , for WP 4.4.1

I have errors with latest version 4.4 of WP

Error: This users root directory is not readable. Please have your site administrator correct the Add From Server root directory settings.

I will rate 5 stars ad soon as error gets fixed.

No response here
https://wordpress.org/support/topic/error-this-users-root-directory-is-not-readable?replies=2

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."

Not work properly under nginx
By , for WP 3.9

I use Nginx, the import process is good but the attachment name is error (I get name like this "?????"). What's wrong?

doesn't work for me :-(
By , for WP 3.7.1

I try to use this plugin for video file (.mp4) but all of the files I upload are listed in red color background !!

Incompatible with latest version of PHP
By , for WP 3.5.1

The latest version will raise a WARNING in PHP 5.3 and a FATAL ERROR in PHP 5.4 because it uses a reference-sign on function call.

This has never been a good practice and has been removed from PHP since v5.4.

http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.references.pass.php

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