This plugin allows you to sanitize files on upload, which is pretty handy. It means all punctuation and accents from the filename of uploaded files will be removed.
- All accented letters will be converted to same letters without accent
- Special characters will be deleted
- Underscores will be replaced by hyphens
Warning For Mac Owners
On MAC, you can also create an accented character with the combination of ` and the wanted letter. This has the effect to create a character with a special filename system encoding format which is not sanitized. An issue is already open about this.
This plugin is only maintained, which means we do not guarantee some free support. Consider reporting an issue and be patient.
To facilitate the process of submitting an issue and quicker answer, we only use Github, so don’t use WP.Org support, it will not be considered.
- Download and install using the built-in WordPress plugin installer.
- Site activate in the “Plugins” area of the admin.
- Nothing more, this plugin is ready to use !
Will this plugin affect existing files ?
Only after plugin activation, while a file is uploaded to the library. However, inf the future a tool will be available to sanitize old files.
Can I use into a multisite ?
You just need to activate on each site.
Contributors and Developers
“BEA – Sanitize Filename” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
2.0.7 – 20 Sept 2022
- Non Latin characters in filename are handled
2.0.6 – 05 Oct 2018
- #8 : Add More accentuated characters
2.0.5 – 12 Feb 2018
2.0.0 – 02 Feb 2018
- Go to WP
1.0.4 – 19 Dec 2017
- Branding refactor
1.0.3 – 19 Dec 2017
- Fix some PHP notices
1.0.2 – 08 Sept 2017
1.0.1 – 05 Aug 2017
- Add readme
- Replace underscore by hyphen
- Only lowercase
1.0.0 – 27 Nov 2015