Allows you to use media from other blogs in a Multisite environment.
Does a good job
Media management and featured image are not supported...
1. Does not work when using DIVI theme page builder, Slider Edit > Set Background.
There is no 'Network' tab.
2. When switching between domains the loading of images seems slow, and there is no way to change pagination results or thumbnail size.
The plugin does what it say, so 5 stars for full functionality as a minimal viable product and clean implementation (no errors or warnings in debug mode).
However, in order to provide a valid solution for the proposed used case of sharing media across networks, the full media library feature set would need to be supported including gallery creation/modification as well as featured images and media imports through the Media page (without inserting an image into a post).
I’ve heard the API for media in WordPress is still somewhat incomplete as of 4.1, so I understand those „missing“ features probably are a question of technical factors and of the general development challenges most free plugins have in common.
I’m going to contact the plugin author for a quick discussion of potential collaboration on this otherwise very useful and referable plugin.
I had hoped this plugin was going to allow me to share all my images between my multilingual multisites but it is not ready yet for this. First of all, like many other people have requested, you can't set a feature image from your shared media. Secondly, you can't share images you have uploaded from your first site. If I upload an image from any other site, you can then share the image with other sites. And thirdly, you can only share media you have uploaded within your post. You can't share it if it has been uploaded from the media page.
Hopefully the plugin author will address these issues. Once they have, it will be a great plugin.
An answer to a prayer...
The plugin is great, a must when working with multi-language sites using multi-site.
The plugin perfectly does what it claims - adds images into posts/pages. But it doesn't support sharing of featured images. I thought it won't be a big problem but I was supprised that my WP theme is fully depended on featured images..
I would give full 5 stars if I could add an Network Shared Media image as featured image and select multiple Network Shared Media images to be added as a slide show.
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