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I have a collection of nearly 3000 swf files that will be used in some of WP's post. Two options that I can think of--

  1. Upload them to WP Media Library,they'll become attachments, I can query attachment to get them.
  2. FTP to host, create database table, query them directly.

Which way would you recommend?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Your best bet is to go with option 2 and alter the DB or use a plugin like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/add-from-server/, I can't imagine uploading 3k large files through a http interface like the WP uploader.

A 3rd and probably better option is to just use a CDN like amazon to host the media files, since WordPress sucks at this type of thing,

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Love this plugin. Though would great to add a whole folder at once. – Diana Jul 25 '12 at 5:42
Thanks for your advice! – Jenny Jul 25 '12 at 8:02

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