I need to find plugin or create listing of all uploaded images for some post in custom metabox. And i can click to thumbnail for add image to editor in custom format.

I downloaded a lot of photos to default upload box, and each time i will do a lot of clicks for insert new image to editor. It is very uncomfortable.

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Faster Image Insert?

Moves built-in Media Manager down in a meta-box, right next to main editing panel, so you have full control of the manager: opens it, makes it collapse or hidden from the interface completely.

Best of all, is now you can insert image(s) much faster, and precisely where you want them to be.


New WP (3.3+) uses plupload, which we now fully integrated into RW Meta Box.


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The basic meta box before any file was via drag & drop. enter image description here
Plupload during upload - Status "loading/error" have background images for a clean UI. enter image description here
The "Uploaded Images" title appears only on demand.


The "TITLE string" headline (hndle bar) can be set during setup of the meta box.

The "drag & drop file here" string is customizable with the following filter:

function alter_drop_string( $string )
    return __( 'drag & drop whatever here', 'YOUR TEXTDOMAIN' );
add_filter( 'rwmb_upload_drop_string', 'alter_drop_string' );

This filter changes the string of all Plupload meta boxes, so you should care about checking $GLOBALS['hook_suffix'] and output a different string for your post/page/CPT.

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    Definitely a vote up!
    – Anh Tran
    Jan 9, 2012 at 3:12
  • @kaiser, the RW Meta Box is great, but what if I only want add the media upload field to my custom post type? I already create my own custom meta with my own,now I only lacks of image field. Any guidelines of tutorial?
    – dev-jim
    May 30, 2012 at 12:08
  • Why not use the RW Meta Box lib? Easy to setup, constant development, etc.
    – kaiser
    May 30, 2012 at 12:13
  • @kaiser Is it possible to add an "insert into post" button, much like the regular uploader works?
    – INT
    Jun 24, 2012 at 22:48
  • @INT Sorry, but I don't know. You could simply use submit_button(); and use your own custom javascript that fires on click. Then insert whatever shortcode you built to display that image(s).
    – kaiser
    Jun 25, 2012 at 10:13

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