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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

How to Manage media files using Media Library

WordPress consists of a tool designed to help you manage the media files in your WordPress Powered Website. The tool, referred to as as it should be the Media Library, permits you to view and control all of your media files (images, animated pictures, and so on) in one place. Once you've got copied files in your Media Library, they are available to you as you work with the posts and pages of your web page. The important advantage of the use of the Library is that you could work with snap shots in bulk, importing or deleting more than one photos at one time. In this recipe, we cover the basics of running with this useful tool, including, modifying, and deleting files.  
Everything you need for this tip, can be found inside the dashboard of your WordPress site. 
Steps to do.... 
  1. Log in to your WordPress Dashboard.
  2. Click on the Media menu. To view the les in the Library,
  3. click on the Library option and you'll see the existing files, if any. The following screenshot shows you a typical view:
  4. WordPress Media LIbrary Screenshot
  5. To add a new media le to your Media Library, click on Add New. 
  6. On the screen that loads in your browser, click on the Select Files button and the system will show you a pop-up that lets you to select the media les from your hard drive. 
  7. Once you locate the le you want, select it, then click the Upload button and the system will add the le to the Media Library. As it uploads, you will see a status bar showing you the progress. Chapter 1 The WordPress Cook's Tools .
  8. Once the upload is complete you can view the le in the library and edit the details, if you so desire. The following screenshot shows you the Upload New Media screen, where you can edit the image info. Once you nish with your edits, click on Save all changes. 

To delete les from the Media Library, carry out the following steps:

  1. When inside the Media Library, simply hover the mouse over an item and the Edit, Delete Permanently, and View buttons will be appear.
  2. Click on Delete Permanently and the system will prompt you for con rmation.
    If you wish to remove the le, click on
    OK in the pop-up and the system will delete
  3. the file.
media deletion, carry out the following steps:
  1. Go to the Media Library. 
  2. Select the checkboxes immediately to the left of the les you wish to delete.
  3. Select the option Delete Permanently from the Bulk Actions drop-down list (located above the list of les)
  4. Click on the Apply button. 

Editing les in the Media Library is limited to modifying the meta information associated with the le; you cannot actually edit the media le itself. To edit existing le's information, carry out the following steps:
  1. Access the Media Library.
  2. Hover the mouse over the item you'd like to edit and click on the Edit link that appears.
  1. In the page that opens, you can de ne the le settings. The following screenshot shows the Edit Media page: 

    WordPress Edit Media Screen
    WordPress Edit Media Screen

  1. Click on the Update Media button when you're done and the system will save your changes.

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