How to Download Your Entire WordPress Media Library

Do you want to download all images and media files from your WordPress media library? You can use a FTP client, but that’s not easy for beginners. In this article, we will show you how to download your WordPress media library without using FTP. First… Read More »

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Do you want to download all images and media files from your WordPress media library? You can use a FTP client, but that’s not easy for beginners. In this article, we will show you how to download your WordPress media library without using FTP.

WordPress media library

First thing you need to do is install and activate downML – Download Media Library plugin. Upon activation, you will notice a new menu item in your WordPress admin bar labeled ‘downML’.

You need to click on the menu which will prepare a zip file of your WordPress uploads directory and make it available for download.

When your download is ready, you will see a page with the link to medialibrary.zip file. You can download this file to your computer.

Download page for all your images and media files in one convenient zip file

After downloading the file to your computer, you can extract it to get your entire WordPress media library.

Why & Who Would Want to Download the Media Library?

If you want to store a copy of just your media library in your computer, then this plugin is handy.

You can always use a fully automated WordPress backup solution, and it will backup your entire WordPress site (including plugins, themes, posts, and the media library).

However, most backup plugins do not have an easy way to download just your uploads and media library. This plugin provides a much quicker way to do that.

Another way to download your files is by using an FTP client, but if the user does not have access to the FTP or don’t know how to use it, then this plugin is an easier alternative.

We hope this article helped you download your WordPress media library. You may also want to see our tutorial on how to connect Google Drive to your WordPress media library.

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How to Rename Images and Media Files in WordPress

Ever wanted to change an image file name after uploading it to WordPress? WordPress allows you to change image alt tag and title, but there is no option to change image file name from the admin area. In this article, we will show you how… Read More »

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Ever wanted to change an image file name after uploading it to WordPress? WordPress allows you to change image alt tag and title, but there is no option to change image file name from the admin area. In this article, we will show you how to rename images and media files in WordPress.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Media File Renamer plugin. Upon activation, simply go to Media » Library.

If your media library is displayed in the grid view, then you will need to switch to the list view.

Switching from grid to list view in WordPress media library

In the list view, you will notice a new column labeled ‘Rename’. This column will show the status of your image, other media file names, and the title.

Rename media files in WordPress

The plugin will look for file names that do not match the media or image title in the library.

For example if your filename is DSC00132.jpg and the image title is “New year party”, then the plugin will show a rename button next to the file. Clicking on rename button will change the image file name to new-year-party.jpg.

If you don’t want to automatically change image title to new-year-party.jpg, then you can simply edit the image title. As soon as you update the image title, the plugin will rename the file to match the new title.

The plugin will also automatically replace old file name used in your posts/pages with the new file name.

Automatically Update Image File Names When Saving Posts

If you run a multi-author site, then it could be hard to keep an eye on the image filenames.

Media File Renamer also allows you to automatically update image file names to match image title when saving posts. This feature is not enabled by default, but you can easily enable it by visiting Settings » File Renamer page.

Rename image file names when a post is saved

Simply check the last item on the page: ‘Rename on Save’, and press the save changes button to store your settings.

That’s all, we hope this article helped you learn how to rename image and media files in WordPress.

You may also want to check out our guide on how to resize and make images larger without losing quality.

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