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Media Rename

The Media Rename plugin allows you to easily rename (and retitle) your media files, once uploaded.

31 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
No longer working
By , for WP 4.5.2

This plugin was nice and simple when it was working. But, it is still not working with WordPress 4.4 thru 4.5.

After two years with no updates. It's safe to say this plugin is dead.

Does not work in WordPress 4.4 anymore
By , for WP 4.4

I used this plug-in in earlier WP versions, but in my most recent project with WP 4.4 it did not rename the files anymore. Before it was my preferred media renaming plug-in, although there were some usability issues.

Works Just Fine!
By , for WP 4.3.1

I'm on the latest version of WordPress at the time of writing (V 4.3.1) and this plugin still works perfectly.

Be sure to check the screenshot of the instructions.

Good
By ,

Very good plugin.

Doesn't work in WP 4.3.1
By ,

I entered new name, click "Update" - nothing happened.

Bad characters or invalid filename!
By , for WP 4.2.4

Instead of this plugin I manually changed the titles of my media (relatively quick, if you start from the thumbnails list, click on the first item and go from one to another with the arrows)
Then I used Media File Renamer (https://wordpress.org/plugins/media-file-renamer/) which change your file name based on the title. It also update the links between your library and posts.

SUCCESS!
By , for WP 3.2.1

Had difficulties with another file renaming plug in (days of backwards and forwards emailing... and it cost money!) that would not allow me to individually rename files but this one was not only free but worked instantly!!

VERSION 3.2.3

Very simple to use - like it - but may need tweaks for some
By , for WP 4.2.3

I wanted a facility to rename titles and filenames (GUIDs) by filtering through Media Library. I use a plugin called Media Search to search by which page the image is attached.

This plugin by default renames your titles to make them 'look nice' (ie remove underscores and spaces), but if you wanted to have the titles unaltered you can simply change one of the lines in the php file. See Support post 'Unable to rename exactly the way I want it'.

Also, you can change the underlying filenames by referring to the post, 'GUID not updated'. But strongly suggest that your original image filenames are unique throughout your website.

I tend to use Total Commander to rename files before uploading.

Doesn't change the file name internally
By , for WP 4.2.2

It does change the file name in the dashboard, etc..but it doesn't change the file name internally. For example, although it shows the name has been changed in the media..if someone shares or pins a post, the original file name still shows up.

So useful!!
By ,

I don't know why I havent look for this earlier. it is so handy!

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