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.
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.
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.
Very good plugin.
I entered new name, click "Update" - nothing happened.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
I don't know why I havent look for this earlier. it is so handy!
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