Media manager

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Media consists of the images, videos, recordings, and files that you upload and use in your store. Media is typically uploaded and inserted into the content when writing a Post or writing a Page. Note that the Uploading Setting in the Settings Media Screen describes the location and structure of the upload directory (where your media files are stored). If you do need to upload Media, even if that Media is not related to a Post or Page, then you need to use the Media Add New Screen.

Go to Storefront > Media > Add new to install new media by clicking the Add New link at the top of this screen or Select Media > Add New from the left side menu.

The Media Library Screen allows you to edit, view, and delete Media previously uploaded to your store. Multiple Media objects can be selected for deletion. Search and filtering ability is also provided to allow you to find the desired Media.

Media Library provides two types of views. One is a simple visual Grid View and another is a conventional List View. Switch between these views using the icons to the left above the screen.

Attachment details #

In Media Library Grid View, clicking an Image thumbnail, Audio icon, or Video icon will display an Attachment Details dialog, which allows you to preview media and make quick edits. Any changes you make to the attachment details will be automatically saved. You can also delete individual items and access the extended edit screen from the details dialog.
Use the arrow buttons at the top of the dialog, or the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard, to navigate between media items quickly.

Attachment Details change their appearance and information by media type. The left side of this dialog shows the Image, Audio player or Video player. The right side lists the following media file attributes and optional data. Some of them are editable from this dialog.

  • Uploaded on – The date when the media file was uploaded
  • Uploaded by – author who uploaded the Media.
  • Uploaded to – Title of the Post or Page that contains this Media. Click on the title to view that Post or Page in an edit Screen. If the Media was unattached to any Post or Page, this line does not appear.
  • File name – The name of the media file
  • File type – The MIME Type of media file
  • File size – The file size of the media file
  • Dimensions – (Image files only) The dimensions of image media
  • Alt Text – (Image files only) The alt text for the image, e.g. “The Mona Lisa” to describe the media. Used for accessibility.
  • Title – The name of the media. A title is often shown on attachment pages and galleries if themes or plugins are designed to display it.
  • Caption – A brief explanation of the media.
  • Description – An explanation of this particular media.
  • File URL – Read-only display of a direct link to the media file.
  • Copy URL to clipboard – Click to copy the URL of the file into the clipboard.
  • Artist – (Voice files only) Singer, composer or producer of this media.
  • Album – (Voice files only) Album title that includes this media.
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Updated on 24/10/2021

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