An attachment is an image or other file uploaded through the post editor's upload utility. Attachments can be displayed on their own 'page' or template. For more information, see Using Image and File Attachments.

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How to cleanly delete attachment but retain original file?

wp_delete_attachment() is very comprehensive and wipes every trace of attachment from database and disk. Is there easy way to keep original file? Forking under another name is not an option, because ...
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How to add classes to images based on their categories?

I need to be able to: 1.) assign categories to images and 2.) add classes to all images that correspond to their assigned categories. I was able to add categories to images with the following: ...
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How to paginate wordpress [gallery] shortcode?

I am using wordpress gallery shortcode [gallery] I was wondering if there is anyway to paginate them without using a plugin.
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Validate alt text for attachments?

How can I require users to enter alt text when adding attachments? Alt text is surprisingly buried; the only way I've been able to retrieve the alt text at all is via the wp_get_attachment_image() ...
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explode array within shortcode

This functions at the moment but it only returns the first value from the array. I've been struggling to echo, print, explode, or whatever the multiple custom field values that share the same key ...
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Unattaching unlinked images

As I understand default WP behavior: When you upload an image to a post and save it (as a draft or published post), the image becomes "attached" to the post. This can be double checked by going to ...
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Theme Customiser Image Control

I'm aware that one can add a control to the theme customiser to add an image. This control returns an image URL however, and I need its attachment ID, not the image URL. Where can I intercept or ...
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How to get attachments for a specific post type?

I have this page where I am showing all post's attachments. This is the code: <?php $args = array( 'post_type' => 'attachment', 'post_status' => 'published', 'posts_per_page' ...
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List most recent image uploads, but only for specific custom post type

I can get a list of the most recent image attachments like so: $attachments = get_posts( array( 'post_type' => 'attachment', 'posts_per_page' => $number, 'post_mime_type' => ...
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How do I exclude all images from a wp_query?

I want to query attachments and exclude all images. I can see how to include only images, using 'post_mime_type' => 'image/*', but I couldn't find any way of achieving the opposite. Is there any ...
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How to get Page/Post Gallery attachment images in order they are set in backend using WP_Query()?

I am trying to retrieve all the images from the Gallery of a page in the order they are set in the backend. So far I have: $my_wp_query = new WP_Query(); $all_wp_pages = $my_wp_query->query( ...
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Is it possible to query specific Wordpress Attachment files (.ppt & .pdf) and output them in a list?

The files are .ppt and .pdf files (not images). Will it be possible to query these types of attachments and output it in a unordered list?
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custom fields for attachments?

is it possible to add extra fields via the functions.php script for attachments in wordpress? Tried loads of examples but none seem to work. Worried an existing plugin might be affecting my attempts ...
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How do I detach images from posts?

Firstly I've seen some topics like this, but they haven't helped me. I've attached some images to a post via "Add Media" : And for showing these attached images, I used following code in ...
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Use an attachment in multiple posts

I have an attachment in a post and I want to attach it to another post without detaching it from the first post, using the WP API.
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Show Post ID in “Find Posts or Pages” box in Media Library?

In the Media Library, when I go in to attach a media item to a post, I know I can use "Attach" to pull up the "Find Posts or Pages" pop up. This brings the following list of post title, date and ...
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add_rewrite_rule and attachment_id

Im trying to add a rewrite rule to make this mysite/?attachment_id=106 view like this mysite/series/106 Ive looked evetywhere in this site and others and its very confuse because there are lots of ...
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delete post also attachments

I am trying to delete a post with its all attachments. This is the function that i came up with right now; function remove_post(){ if(isset($_POST['post_id']) && ...
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How to get attachment caption (get_the_excerpt gives parent post excerpt) ?

I am displaying the attachments on the parent post page with this code : $args = array('post_type' => 'attachment', 'post_mime_type' => 'image', 'order'=> 'ASC', 'numberposts' => ...
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Post being redirected to attachment post

That's strange issue I have on this one website. Similar to this problem and I am trying to get this fixed from last couple of weeks. This website have latest WordPress installed and /%postname%/ ...
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Bulk term assignment for attachment taxonomies

I've created a custom taxonomy for attachments. Everything ok, but now I want the ability to bulk assign its terms to attachments using the default wordpress media admin ('upload.php') bulk actions. ...
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get attachments for all posts of particular post type

I'm making a widget that shows a set of images from recent custom posts. I want to run the following query: SELECT p.* FROM wp_posts p WHERE post_type='attachment' AND post_mime_type LIKE 'image%' ...
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get_the_post_thumbnail() doesn't taking style attribute

This seems to be an easy one but its giving me quite a hard time. get_the_post_thumbnail() suppose to take attribute as an array. Well, everything working right but when i pass style attr its doesn't ...
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Remove “From computer” media tab for posts with existing attachments?

On editing the attachments of a post whith at least one attachment previously uploaded, how do I remove the From computer tab and redirect to the Gallery tab? This is my current code: ...
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Set Featured Image Front Frontend Form

I have been struggling for days to figure this one out. I have successfully implemented a form to submit posts from the front end of my site. ButI can't figure out how to make the image uploads work. ...
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get images attached to post

I want to have the ability to use pictures from the media library in a jquery slider on the home page so that it's easy for someone else to update the pictures without having to hardcode it. I have ...
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Custom function to rearrange attachments when creating posts – Almost there

I'm having some trouble with a custom thing I'm doing. I've implented a custom image uploader into a metabox in a custom post type. Now I'm trying to work out a way that will let me reorder the ...
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How to find attachment ID for first image in a post

I am using a plugin to forward photo posts from wordpress to a tumblr blog. I have the following code: //post blog to tumblr function postBlogTumblr($postID) { $URLServer = ...
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media_sideload_image generates blank?

I'm creating a custom post form that is supposed to take an external image and uploads it to the media library and attach it to that post. This should be possible by using media_sideload_image, but ...
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Function to call the attachment image from post

Hey everyone, I can't se the image of the post (it is attached through gravity form as a post-image) with this function I see the missing image icon with the title and the working link but no ...
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How can I display image metadata?

I'm trying to add a filter to the_content that will find all images in the post and append the custom attachment metadata credit to it. Here's the functions I've have: Adds the Credit field to ...
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How to add a class to the attachment images

When I'm in the Wordpress editor and I add an external image with the 'img' button, my html result wil be like this: <img src="http://example.com/image.jpg" alt="image" /> How can ...
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Password protect some uploaded files, so only logged-in users can view them

I would like to protect some uploaded files, so that they are not publicly accessible (they are not accessible without a login). I'm uploading some PDF files, and I'd like to mark some of them as ...
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wp_generate_attachment_metadata gives me an empty array

I have a custom post type and a metabox with a file input. I can insert the attachment, but I can't update the attachment metadata and I don't know how to fix it because I don't receive any error. ...
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Add multiple images to a page sidebar

What I am trying to achieve is this: I have a simple page and I want to dynamically add multiple images to it on the sidebar one underneath another. I was thinking about either using meta boxes, post ...
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Automatic image renaming based on title

Is there a plugin or a "hack" that can help me do this? I have spent hours try to figure this out so I would greatly appreciate nay help. I have WP 3.1 running php5 Thanks! eg.: ...
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Programatically creating image attachments from local URLs and setting featured image

I'm currently working on importing an MovableType blog into WordPress. The blog has several thousand posts, and each post has an image associated with it. The export file contains references to each ...
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Add column for attachment file size

EDIT. I got this working, see my own answer below: Now, if someone has any clue as to how I can get this sortable, please chime in! :) ---------------- Original question ---------------- How can I ...
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Audio or playlist shortcode condition according to the amount of files on attachment page

My reason for doing this is for a music & entertainment site where users will have the ability to share music and videos on other websites via embed code. I'm using the audio.php and video.php ...
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Auto delete WordPress images/thumbnails (all sizes) and featured after X days/hours, or similar?

I am looking for solution to auto delete images of old posts in WordPress site. I want to hold images of current 50 posts, others should be deleted automatically. It can be function to delete on time ...
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How can I export WordPress posts' attachments?

I am in the process of transferring posts from one WordPress install to another. I can use WordPress' Tools --> Export to export the XML I need for my posts. On the new install, I then use Tools --> ...
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How to set a default meta value for custom field

I have setup a custom meta_key for attachments. Since it is a radio button with Yes/No options, and the default value is always Yes, I need that this default value is saved into the db when the ...
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delete attachment from front end

logged in as admin and trying to code that deletes posts to delete an attachment. got, <?php if (current_user_can('edit_post', $attachment->ID)) echo "<a href='" . ...
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How can I UN-attach media from a post?

I'm having a trouble un-attaching media from a post without deleting it entirely from my site. Is there a simple way to unattach an image from a post for instance?
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Can I attach a document (eg: PDF) but have a JPEG as a thumbnail?

Is there a built-in feature or plugin that allows you to attach a document to a post or page such that the actual attachment file is one thing (eg a PDF) but the thumbnail images are another (eg a ...
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remove missing image attachments

Best way to programatically remove attachments that are missing images? I ask because after using a caching plugin, I have images that have been input in the database as attachments that don't ...
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how to test for attached image

I am trying to find out whether or not a post has images. If it does, I then want to know if a featured image was specified for the thumbnail - if not, the get_thumb() function will assign an image ...
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On Multisite: Loop to Show First Four Images of Recent Posts Across Network

I would like to display the first four images from posts across a WordPress network. In Otto's image gallery tutorial he recommended using the following to get images from recent posts. Query ...
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get post attachments of a particular size

Is there a good way to know if a post has an image attachment of a particular size? I'm trying to fetch 5 random posts, but I only want results that have image attachments with a (custom) size of ...
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How to remove title attribute from gallery links and images

I want to remove the title attribute from within the output of a [gallery] shortcode e.g. <a href="url" title="bobby"> <img src="url" title="bobby"/> </a> should be: ...