Enhanced Media Library

Description

Handy for those who need to manage a lot of media files.

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Categorize by Anything!

  • Unlimited categories & tags for media items
  • Unlimited custom taxonomies: create in a few clicks
  • Unlimited third-party taxonomies: assign to the media library

Configurable Filters

  • Show / hide data, author, taxonomy filters
  • Per taxonomy filters
  • Configurable outcome of the filtering: include / exclude child categories

Enhanced Media Library

  • Show captions: title, filename, or caption field for each media item
  • Bulk selection: no special mode anymore, faster editing
  • Drag’n’Drop re-order right in the media library
  • Infinite scroll and manageable loads per page options

Dynamic Galleries / Playlists

Additional parameters for the [gallery] and [playlist] shortcodes:

  • media_category or any other taxonomy
  • monthnum
  • year
  • limit of media items to show

MIME Types Management

Add or remove file types, allow or disallow uploading. The plugin incorporates a file type into media filters if you wish.

Feels Native to WordPress

We spent hours to make Enhanced Media Library operates as though it were native WordPress functionality. All plugin features are incorporated into WordPress UI seamlessly.

Developer-Friendly

  • Core hooks just work for media taxonomies and media items
  • All taxonomies supported: custom and code-registered
  • REST API supported out of the box
  • No custom tables in the database
  • Deactivation makes no harm to data: all media items and taxonomies remain after deactivation

Export / Import / Restore Plugin Settings

If you need to move your media library to another website you should export and import WordPress content with WordPress built-in export/import. But to make the Enhanced Media Library work on the new site with the same settings you are provided with the export/import feature.

Multisite compatible

Network activate the plugin and choose which options will be available to your admins. In the PRO version, the license key should be activated once for the whole network.

More about the basic version on wpUXsolutions.com

Enhanced Media Library PRO

Additional comfort and even more convenient way to organize WordPress media library:

  • Unlimited & Super-Fast Bulk Edit
  • User-friendly dynamic galleries / playlists: all options set with dropdowns and checkboxes, no “coding”
  • Advanced search: filter media items by just typing the first letters of its name in the search field
  • Auto-Categorize for post media items

More about the premium version on wpUXsolutions.com

Support

Support is free for both versions of the plugin. “PRO”-users do not have priority. We do our best to respond in 24 hours if not sooner.

Compatible with the Plugins:

Please let us know if you find any issue with the plugins from the list above or others.

Incompatibility

Please notice that you use Enhanced Media Library with other plugins that add media categories, media folders, or manage MIME Types at your own risk. We cannot guarantee their compatibility because of the different approaches to the same functionality. We do not recommend using other media library (folder) plugin at the same time with the Enhanced Media Library. Please choose the one you prefer.

Useful Links

Screenshots

  • Plugin Settings: WordPress General Media Settings

  • Plugin Settings: Media Items Order & Enhanced Media Shortcodes

  • Plugin Settings: Media Taxonomies & Filters

  • Plugin Settings: MIME Types settings

  • Plugin Settings: Export, Import, Restore, Cleanup

  • Media Taxonomies are just usual WordPress taxonomies

  • Media categories and tags in Nav Menu

  • Media Library Grid Mode

  • Media Library List Mode

  • Editing individual image / media items

  • Filter-based image gallery

Installation

  1. Upload plugin folder to ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory

  2. Activate the plugin through Plugins menu in WordPress admin

  3. Adjust plugin’s settings on Settings > Media

  4. Enjoy Enhanced Media Library!

Reviews

14 April 2024
This plugin just continues to work. I use the paid version to support the work of the author. It is so useful for sorting and finding files
12 February 2024 2 replies
this plugin makes tons of database requests to tables like wpuxss_eml_get_media_term_count. with thousands of media this plugin abomination clow down down loading admin pages for minutes! Give a wide berth from this crap!
1 December 2022
I use this on multiple sites. It saves a huge amount of time sorting through images. It probably does more but that's well worth the price.
22 July 2022
I bought the Pro version but I didn't get the license and after 2 weeks writing emails I give up on this. This is just a nepp. Worst customer support ever!
22 July 2022
Extension installée sur tous les sites que j'utilise où il faut éditer en masse les images, pour des raisons de SEO en particulier
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Contributors and Developers

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

Contributors

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Change Log

2.8.10

Release Date – April 11, 2024

SECURITY UPDATE

  • A security issue related to MIME types upload fixed. Please update to the latest version on all your websites.

Improvements

  • Plugin admin menu items order and compatibility improved
  • Right sidebar width and Ideal column width options added
  • Caption (grid mode) is no longer cropped when it is a filename
  • Caption lenght before crop depends on the thumbnail side – added
  • PRO only: Enhanced search mechanism in media library improved + filenames option added
  • Minor improvements to desltop/mobile layout made
  • PHP 8 compatibility ensured (no deprecated notices anymore)
  • Latest jQuery standards compatibility ensured (no deprecated notices anymore)

Bugfixes

  • Duplicate listings when editing a single image edit in the list mode fixed
  • WP excess utility taxonomies hidden in the settings

Thank you!

For being EML users for so many years.
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2.8.9

Release Date – January 09, 2022

Improvements

  • Infinite scroll and manageable loads per page options added
  • SVG full support ensured
  • Taxonomy archive pages improved – are now fully disabled and not indexed if chosen
  • Compatibility with SimpLy Gallery Blocks plugin added

2.8.8

Release Date – August 26, 2021

Improvements

  • Media Library Grid Mode: “More Details” / “Less Details” button improved to remember the latest choice after page reload
  • Better third-party admin menu compatibility
  • Compatibility for Impreza theme categories added

2.8.7

Release Date – August 8, 2021

Compatibility

  • Enfold theme masonry gallery (latest version) compatibility ensured

Bugfixes

  • Edit image wrong link fixed for the Grid mode

2.8.6

Release Date – August 5, 2021

Compatibility

  • WordPress 5.8 compatibility ensured

Bugfixes

  • A minor ACF-related bug fixed

2.8.5

Release Date – April 10, 2021

Bugfixes

  • A critical bug of v2.8.4 fixed (FooGallery related)
  • A few minor bugs fixed

2.8.4

Release Date – April 9, 2021

Bugfixes

  • A bug with a category checkbox not showing unchecked after deselecting a category fixed
  • A bug with taxonomy archive pages are being actually empty instead of 404 fixed

Compatibility

2.8.3

Release Date – March 9, 2021

Improvements

  • Taxonomy archive pages mechanism improved. When the pages are disabled (404) they are no more accessible by friendly URLs

Compatibility

  • WordPress 5.7 compatibility ensured

2.8.2

Release Date – December 9, 2020

Compatibility

  • WordPress 5.0 – 5.6 minor compatibility issues resolved

2.8.1

Release Date – October 29, 2020

Bugfixes

  • Enfold theme compatibility error fixed
  • The bug with ACF’s panel expand fixed
  • Minor bugs fixed

Improvements

  • Allowed MIME Types upload improved
  • Scroll to a selected media item improved (Media Library Grid Mode)
  • PRO only: Faster Select All

2.8

Release Date – October 11, 2020

Bugfixes

  • Critical WP core compatibility issues fixed
  • Gallery and Playlist editing bug fixed
  • Image uploading issue fixed

Improvements

  • ACF attachment custom fields – better compatibility
  • Enfold Theme: added [av_masonry_gallery] shortcode compatibility with media category parameters like media_category='10', tag='21'
  • PRO only: The bulk Save Changes button is disabled by default since v2.8 for new plugin installations. All changes are being made on the fly. If you prefer the button, you can enable it at Settings > Media Taxonomies > Bulk Edit > Save Changes button.

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