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How can I add an image upload field directly to a custom write panel?

I've added a new page under "Pages" in the wordpress admin, and added several custom fields. I'd also like to be able to add an upload image field to the page editor - is there some way to do this via ...
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2answers
22k views

How to Protect Uploads, if User is not Logged In?

I use wordpress for a private site where users upload files. I use the "Private WordPress" to prevent access in to the site if the user is not logged in. I would like to do the same to the files ...
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4answers
7k views

Plupload Intergration in a meta-box?

I know that plupload is going to be the new upload engine for WordPress 3.3 but I was wondering if there is any documentation yet on how it integrates with WordPress. My specifically how to collect ...
17
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1answer
5k views

Limit image upload to one and disable audio, video and other document file types to upload

Somebody knows some trick in Add new Post to: Disable the upload of audio, video and other filetypes. Only accept the upload of an image (jpg, png, gif). Limit the upload of each Post to only One ...
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3answers
2k views

Trigger refresh for new media manager in 3.5

I'm trying to figure out how it's possible to 'refresh' the media library in the new media dialogue in 3.5. I'm adding images from an external image library to the WordPress library (via a tab/iFrame ...
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6answers
13k views

Add a Meta Box for uploading a SECOND Featured Image?

I'd like to add a meta box to my posts and page editor that will allow me to upload an image and use it as sort of a SECOND featured image. The idea is that my client will be able to upload an image ...
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5answers
13k views

Using Wordpress 3.5 Media Uploader in meta box?

Is this possible to do? I love how the new uploader works. I'm guessing it has to do with a jQuery call like the other way did. EDIT This is the code I am currently using jQuery(document).ready(...
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2answers
5k views

How does WP media uploader create the 3 different sized images, and how can I duplicate it

I have finally!! got this thing I've tried about 12 times to make and 12 different ways, but finally got it to work,... sort of. I made a custom metabox for uploading and attaching images to posts, ...
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5answers
10k views

How to upload files straight to S3 without using local storage? [closed]

I'm looking for a WordPress plugin that would allow me to upload files straight to We are a development shop that actively co-creates CMS websites with clients. This means that we are often ...
12
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1answer
291 views

Reject upload of wrong-sized images using the Media Uploader

I'm working on a super-strict setting for adding images to Custom Fields in the Post Edit screen. My optimal scenario would be to add a a Custom Error message when the user tries to upload an image of ...
12
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2answers
2k views

Specific upload folder for PDFs in custom Post type in WP multisite

I need to filter uploads to a specific folder for a custom-post type called "document" only for PDFs. So far, I have: function custom_upload_directory( $args ) { $base_directory = '/home/xxx/...
11
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4answers
40k views

Can I upload media to a specific folder?

By default, media uploaded through the Wordpress dashboard goes into a folder determined by the current date. For example: /wp-content/uploads/2011/09/. Once the media is uploaded I'm not seeing any ...
11
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3answers
2k views

Load minimum WordPress environment

I made my own upload service for my website that is separate from WP, but uses WP to provide low level db functions and user verification. To do that, I include wp-load.php in my main script (...
11
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3answers
4k views

How Can I Add the “Insert From URL” Tab to a Custom 3.5 Media Uploader?

I've inserted a WP 3.5 media uploader into a widget by running this JavaScript when a button is clicked on: var frame = wp.media( { title : 'Widget Uploader', multiple : false, ...
10
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2answers
13k views

WordPress 3.5: Setting custom “full URL path to files” in the Media Library?

As the recent changes in WordPress 3.5 removed the "full URL path to files" option from media library I am wondering how to set this option to a custom path now? I need to set my "full URL path to ...
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10answers
8k views

How to generate thumbnails when needed only?

I have 1000 images. How can i make wordpress to generate thumb only when needed. For example home slider will only use 10 images i dont want the other 1000 images have that thumbnail generated as its ...
9
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2answers
10k views

How to Require a Minimum Image Dimension for Uploading?

I need a way to restrict authors from uploading a images bellow a specific dimensions. Say I only want to allow uploading images that are at least 400px x 400px. If the image size is smaller, the ...
9
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2answers
747 views

How to make “Upload files”selected by default in Insert Media?

I am frustrated having to click on the "Upload Files" constantly instead of the first choice being Upload Files in posts editor....How can i make “Upload files” selected by default instead of "Media ...
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10k views

How can I bulk upload images and automatically create posts for each one at the same time?

I know how to upload multiple images into an existing post, but this is a different scenario. This is for a large catalog of assets, with each custom post-type post representing an image asset (thus a ...
9
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1answer
8k views

simple solution for restricting access to (some) uploads/downloads

Initial Situation For a site I'm setting up I was looking into the whole field of securing uploads/downloads and restricting access to them based on user roles/capabilities. Of course I have read ...
9
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2answers
584 views

Which asset URLs are acceptable in a “vanilla” MU install?

Wordpress appears to let content be addressed by many URIs in an MU install. For example: example.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/5/files/picture.jpg example.com/bob/files/picture.jpg example.com/bob/wp-...
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1k views

How to disable generation of default image sizes for some custom post types?

I used custom post type, where 'thumbnail', 'medium' and 'large' sized not required. I need to disable this sizes and create function or plugin, where i can set, which image size is required for each ...
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2answers
3k views

Give users a maximum upload capacity; limit the number of files a user can upload OR limit the number of files per upload

I'm using the Media Library on the front end of my website and I'd like to stop users from being able to spam my server by uploading an unlimited number of files. As such, I'd like to do one or maybe ...
8
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1answer
2k views

WordPress 3.5: Switch back to Old Media Uploader?

Is there any way to switch back to the old media uploader in WordPress 3.5? The new one is very slow for me, as I have thousands and thousands of images across my site, and I have a few plugins that ...
8
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1answer
585 views

Media library - Limit images to custom post type

Is there some wordpress magic/plugin that will make the media library only show images that were uploaded to a specific custom post type? I have a custom post type called "artists", I want, when admin ...
8
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1answer
2k views

what happens to existing media files when I switch to year/month directory structure format?

A site has thousands of images in the uploads folder. ISP has threatened to shut it down because it is about to exceed server limits for the max number of files in one directory. I looked at the ...
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2answers
1k views

How to add new tab to media upload manager with custom set of images?

I would like to add new tab to upload manager and inside list images from theme_folder/images/patterns I tried something like this to add a tab but it does not work for me since it is adding tabs ...
7
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2answers
8k views

Image Upload from URL

I really like the way SE uploads an image from a URL (I'm sure many do!). I've been searching, but can't find, is there a plugin or a method similar to this available for WordPress? I know an image ...
7
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2answers
3k views

Handling front-end file uploads, considering safety and ease of use

I'm looking to adapt an existing forum-like plugin which has no facility for attaching media. The plugin works as a Custom Post Type, so it would be as "simple" as attaching an image to a post. I am ...
7
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1answer
2k views

Save camera info as metadata on image upload?

I am trying to have WordPress automatically save the "credit" metadata that is stored within images I am uploading. I know this would be entered as a custom post meta field using update_post_meta(). ...
7
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3answers
3k views

Pretty URLs for File Uploads?

Can files such as PDFs be uploaded to custom URLs? I would like to upload a PDF to www.example.com/whitepapers/pdf.pdf instead of www.example.com/wp-uploads/.... I found a plugin called WP Easy ...
7
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2answers
327 views

Force WordPress 3.3 to use Flash uploader

Is there any way to force WordPress 3.3 to use the old Flash uploader instead of the new HTML5 version? (you can read below if you care about why I want to do this...) I'm working with someone on ...
7
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1answer
672 views

Custom “Uploads” Dir: “Edit Image” in Media Library broken

Directory Structure I have customized my (local) install (dev box). The current directory structure is: ./root |- wp (WordPress Core root) \ |- wp-config.php |- wp-content (Content and ...
7
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0answers
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Physical organization of wordpress media library (Real Media Library plugin)

Introduction. In the above screenshot you can see a folder structure built with premium plugin Real Media Library. Now i want to create an extension plugin which can organize the folder structure ...
7
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5answers
1k views

Use a separate custom table (not posts) to handle file upload data

The Problem: Website that has over 100 photos per post. Could possibly swell posts-table beyond 100K entries within a few years. The Dilemma: Would much rather stick to default WP UI for handling ...
6
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3answers
4k views

Get $image_id after uploading with media_sideload_image()

I want to upload a image and set it as a featured image in a post. What i tried was this: $image_id = media_sideload_image($image_url, $post_id, $post_id); update_post_meta($post_id, '_thumbnail_id', ...
6
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6answers
11k views

Disable image attachment links

Is there a way to disable image attachment links trought a filter in functions.php or something ? I know it's possible to do it manually when you add an image to a post but I want to disable this ...
6
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3answers
29k views

Submit post and upload image from front-end

I am trying to do something similar to the above question. I am trying to make users post and upload images from front-end. I have already done the post form and its working. I just followed and ...
6
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4answers
70k views

How to Fix HTTP Error When Uploading Images?

I am using WordPress 3.4.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 using Apache and PHP 5.3.X When I login to the dashboard and add a new post. Then try uploading an image to set as a featured image, I get a red box with a ...
6
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2answers
212 views

Listing of all uploaded files in network sites

Can I list all files uploaded by users in Network sites? In Multisite each user can manage their files with their own blog but the Super admin can't monitor all the uploaded files...how can i do that?
6
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1answer
2k views

What plugin can I use to create a list / slideshow of featured images?

I'm looking for a plugin that will allow the user to upload files, maybe 4-10 that can be used on the homepage as part of a slideshow. I can code the slideshow part myself, if necessary, but the thing ...
6
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2answers
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Upload Multiple Files With media_handle_upload

I have a WordPress form plugin and I use media_handle_upload to upload the files and get there ids directly and attached its ids to the post as a meta date, I used the following to did that: The HTML ...
6
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1answer
856 views

Which filters or actions to use after a media upload and delete?

When a media (image) is uploaded and the subsequent images are created (all the different sizes), I would like to perform a few actions. It is simple and I basically need only the new attachment ID, ...
6
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1answer
4k views

how to upload and allow downloads of .mobi and .epub formats

I have downloadable products for sale. I have created custom meta boxes to hold the file data I need, it allows me to upload fine to the custom meta the .doc and the .pdf files... However when I ...
6
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3answers
8k views

No Thumbnails Generated

I setup WordPress on my own server and it's up and running...one thing that I have noticed is that WordPress doesn't generate any images I upload. Usually when I upload an image through WordPress it ...
6
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1answer
2k views

Hide “Add media”, html editor from tinymce

I have a custom post type which supports editor. (WordPress ver. 3.5) I want to customize the editor for it. Make it readonly Hide "Add Media" button Hide HTML editor Remove status bar showing word ...
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2answers
2k views

Media upload finished hook

I'm developing a plugin which uses wordpress's thickbox media library to handle media upload and selection. All is well but for the fact that I would like to automatically 'redirect' to the 'media ...
6
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1answer
3k views

Use a separate upload folder for custom post attachment upload

So, i'm trying to find out a way to use two separate upload folders, being the default one wp-content/uploads for general media uploads, and another one say wp-content/custom for one specific type of ...
6
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2answers
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Uploading media with the REST API

I am having trouble when uploading media to a WordPress site with the JSON REST API. With the following code I can upload the photos, but no info is assigned to them, not even the name - in fact the ...
6
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5answers
9k views

Upload images to remote server

I am using Wordpress media uploader to upload images and I was wondering if there is a way to make it upload to my remote server instead of my local server? Example: My wordpress blog is hosted on ...