This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

downML – Download Media Library


Download Media Library Plugin helps admins to backup the media files available in the media library of the wordpress site.


  • Search for the plugin Download Media Library and click on Install Now link.
  • Click the 'downml' menu to create the zip file of all your media.


  1. Upload EPT Empty Plugin Template to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Installation Instructions
  1. Upload EPT Empty Plugin Template to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Who released this plugin?

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doesnt work

“Sorry Sonny! Something went wrong. Reason : No valid files found. Exiting”

doesn’t work

doesn’t work. error:

Creating compressed file …failed.

Sorry Sonny! Something went wrong. Reason : zip open failed. Exiting

Nothing but a image downloader

This plugin is nothing more than a downloader which destroys the “Uploads” folder structure. Lacks serious validation. How is one supposed to organise 300 files after backup?
WordPress tools > export > “media” is more reliable and has similar features and works to restore back. Pointless, waste of time plugin unless I am missing something.

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Contributors & Developers

“downML – Download Media Library” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


0.4.6 (24.11.2014)

  • Logic trimmed down to minimum. Added extra logging to understand some issues experienced by users

0.4.5 (12.10.2014)

  • Bug fix for wordpress 4.0

0.4.4 (24.06.2014)

  • Bug fix added for file list creation. Thanks to Laurie for reporting the problem.

0.4.3 (01.06.2014)

  • Added check to omit non existing files from the list of compressed files. It was causing issues for some users

0.4.2 (17.04.2014)

  • Checked compatibility with 3.8 Also reordered the code for better readability

0.4.1 (28.01.2014)

  • File list is logged. If total file size is more than 100MB, user is shown a warning that the zipping may timeout

0.4 (27.01.2014)

  • Fixed Critical Bug which prevented the plugin from adding non-image files to the zip file

0.3 (24.10.2012)

  • new class added for creating zip file called Zip.php

0.2 (22.10.2012)

  • Support for TAR added if ZIP support is not present

0.1.1 (21.10.2012)

  • if zip library is not present, plugin quits gracefully

0.1 (03.05.2012)

  • releasing first version