Media Library Organizer


Media Library Organization Plugin

Media Library Organizer is a simple, effective WordPress Plugin that allows you to categorize, organize and search images, video and
other media in your WordPress Media Library.


  • Categorize images, video and other media
  • Works with all Media Library views (Featured Image, Image Picker, Media Library List, Media Library Grid, Editing a Media Library item)
  • Works with most Page Builders
  • Search Media by Category
  • Sort Media by Category, Date or Name
  • Intuitive Category picker, seamlessly integrated into WordPress’ native UI
  • Import Categories and Categorization Data from JSON or WordPress standards export file
  • Import Categories and Categorization Data from Enhanced Media Library and Media Library Assistant
  • Export Categories and Categorization Data to JSON or a WordPress standards export file


Media Library Organizer has in built importers, allowing you to migrate from other WordPress Media Library Plugins:

Media Library Organizer Pro

Media Library Organizer Pro provides additional functionality:

  • Auto Categorization: Automatically categorize images uploaded through WordPress using image recognition
  • Bulk and Quick Edit Media: Bulk and Quick Edit Titles, Descriptions, Categories and more
  • Default Attributes: Define Default Titles, Alt Tags, Captions, Descriptions and Categories for newly uploaded files where no data is specified
  • Dynamic Galleries: Extend WordPress’ [gallery] shortcode, building paginated, dynamic galleries by Media Category, Author, Search Terms and more.
  • EXIF and IPTC: Read, write and display EXIF and IPTC image data
  • Tree View: Categories can be displayed in the Media Library’s sidebar in a tree view
  • ZIP and Unzip: Automatically unzip files when uploaded to the Media Library, and zip multiple Media Library files

  • Support: Access to one on one email support

  • Documentation: Detailed documentation on how to install and configure the plugin
  • Updates
    Receive one click update notifications, right within your WordPress Adminstration panel
  • Seamless Upgrade
    Retain all current settings when upgrading to Pro

Upgrade to Media Library Organizer Pro


We will do our best to provide support through the WordPress forums. However, please understand that this is a free plugin,
so support will be limited. Please read this article on how to properly ask for WordPress support and get it.

If you require one to one email support, please consider upgrading to the Pro version.

Fully Documented

We understand that no WordPress Plugin is good if you don’t know how to use it. That’s why we provide extensive, full documentation
covering all aspects of Media Library Organizer:

You’ll also find contextual Documentation links from within Media Library Organizer’s interface.


  • Categorization Filters and Sort Filters on Media Screen
  • Edit Categories when editing Media
  • Manage Categories
  • Plugin-wide Settings


  1. Install Media Library Organizer via the Plugins > Add New section of your WordPress Installation, or by uploading the downloaded
    ZIP file via Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin.
  2. Active the Media Library Organizer plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


December 29, 2019
Hat gutes Potential, leider in der Pro mit den wirklich guten Adons viel zu teuer (wie viele andere Plugins auch).
December 10, 2019
This is the fourth or fifth media category plugin I've tried, and arguably the best I've used so far. It does exactly what it says, organizes media into categories, using default wordpress styling so it doesn't look like an add-on. No annoying "go pro" banners, easy to configure and worthy of 5 stars. Excellent example and great execution of KISS (Keep It Simple St...).
October 22, 2019
Ce plugin est simple et léger il fait ce qu'on lui demande, c'est à dire ajouter des catégories et pouvoir trier. Je l'utilise sur plusieurs sites avec le thème Divi et tout fonctionne bien. Merci aux dev
June 18, 2019
Works like a charm. It creates its own taxonomy and doesn't share the same category pool than posts 👍 Please keep it this simple and doesn't add any fancy features like in so much other plugins. Edit: Actually i have spotted the added navigation item right now … sorry thats totally unnecessary for a plugin like that.
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Contributors & Developers

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


Change log

1.1.2 (2020-07-02)

  • Added: Import & Export: Import from FileBird. See Docs:
  • Added: Import & Export: Import from Wicked Folders. See Docs:
  • Added: Import & Export: Import from Folders (Premio). See Docs:

1.1.1 (2020-06-25)

  • Added: Filters: Option to enable or disable File Types filter
  • Added: Filters: File Type: Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Text File Types
  • Fix: JS and CSS: Differentiate between Upload/Media and Edit Attachment screens for performance
  • Fix: Minified Javascript and CSS for performance

1.1.0 (2020-06-04)

  • Fix: Settings: General: Autocomplete Search option wouldn’t always display for Media Categories Dropdown when enabled


  • Added: Settings: General: Autocomplete Search option for Media Categories Dropdown
  • Fix: Settings: Change General tab CSS class to avoid conflict with WordPress 5.3.2
  • Fix: Settings: Accessibility: Replaced Titles with elements that focus the given input element on click


  • Added: Integration with Divi Frontend Builder


  • Added: Integration with Beaver Builder
  • Added: Integration with Kallyas Theme’s Zion Builder


  • Fix: PHP error: Trying to get property term_id of non-object


  • Added: Settings: Notices can be dismissed / closed
  • Fix: Code changes to improve performance
  • Fix: CSS / JS: Enqueue on all screens in the Media section of the WordPress Admin UI


  • Fix: Multisite: Network Activation: Ensure installation routines are automatically run on all existing sites
  • Fix: Multisite: Network Activation: Ensure installation routines are automatically run on new sites created after Network Activation of Plugin
  • Fix: Multisite: Site Activation: Ensure installation routines are automatically run
  • Fix: Multisite: Network Deactivation: Ensure uninstallation routines are automatically run on all existing sites
  • Fix: Deactivation: PHP warnings
  • Fix: Changing a media item’s Categories in Grid View would result in console errors and not saving changes


  • Added: Settings: UI Enhancements to allow for a larger number of setting tabs
  • Added: Import & Export: UI Enhancements to allow for a larger number of setting tabs
  • Fix: Gutenberg: Select or Upload Media: Sparodic issue where cached media queries would produce no results


  • Fix: PHP Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, class ‘Media_Library_Organizer_Install’ does not have a method ‘install_shutdown’
  • Fix: PHP Notice: Undefined index: post_type in /wp-content/plugins/media-library-organizer/includes/admin/media.php on line 313
  • Fix: PHP Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /wp-content/plugins/media-library-organizer/includes/admin/media.php on line 414


  • Added: Review Helper
  • Added: Media View Mode (list or grid) is included in Admin Screen calls for Addons
  • Fix: Removed unused upgrade() call
  • Fix: Corrected Author information
  • Fix: Settings > User Options were not always honored
  • Fix: Settings > User Options > Sort Order description
  • Fix: Media Library > Grid View > Order By value set to descending by default


  • First release.