Media is a regularly used term in WordPress Glossary which is used to manage user uploads. In this article, I’ll explain what Is Media in WordPress.
What Is Media In WordPress?
Media is a tab in WordPress admin area which consists of the images, videos and files that you are uploaded on your WordPress blog. Media files are uploaded and inserted into the blog content when writing the blog post or page.
Under the media tab, you’ll find two options “Library” and “Add New”.
Regardless of publishing (whether it’s ultimately published or not), you’ll find all your uploaded files in the media library screen where you can view, edit, delete and manage all your uploaded files easily.
Multiple media files can be selected for deletion and you can also search with a file name to find the desired media file.
Media library provides two types of views one is simple grid view and another one is a conventional view which you can switch between these views using the icons under media library.
You can filter the media files by media type and date.
All Media Items: This allows you to filter media by Images, Audio, Video, Unattached and Mine. By default, all media items will be selected and all your media items will be displayed.
All Dates: This allows you to filter media by dates. By default, all dates will be selected and all your media items will be displayed.
To delete two or more media items by bulk, click on bulk select option at the top of the screen then select the items you wish to delete and click on delete selected button. Clicking the cancel selection button takes you back to media.
Search Media Items:
On the right side, you’ll find the search box where you can search with a file name to find the desired media file.
Add new allows users to upload files. Users can upload files while writing the post or page, however, a user can also upload files using add a new option under media tab without attaching them to any particular post.
This screen allows users to upload files for later use. Users can upload a single item as well as perform bulk uploads.
Media files in WordPress are not organized. All media files are organized based on year and month in your web hosting account in a folder called uploads. You can check them by logging in your web hosting Cpanel account.
A user can easily edit images right from the WordPress admin area using the “Edit Image” screen where we can easily crop, resize and scale the image.
Admin can also define settings for WordPress media files to automatically generate new image sizes and add additional images sizes on every uploaded image.
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