Managing Uploaded Images,
Videos, and Other Media Files

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Navigating the WordPress Dashboard
Brief Overview of the WordPress Media Library

In WordPress, the Media Library is where all your uploaded images, videos, audio files, and other media assets are stored and managed. This centralized repository makes it easy to organize, search, and use media files across your website's pages and posts.

Uploading Media Files
  1. Upload Methods: WordPress offers multiple ways to upload media files:

    • Upload Button: From the Media Library, you can use the "Add New" button to upload files directly from your computer.
    • Drag and Drop: Simply drag files from your computer and drop them into the Media Library window for quick uploads.
    • Media Uploader: When adding media to a post or page, you can upload files directly from the editor using the "Add Media" button.
  2. Supported File Types: WordPress supports various file types, including images (JPEG, PNG, GIF), videos (MP4, MOV), audio (MP3, WAV), documents (PDF, DOCX), and more.

Organizing Media Files
  1. Media Library Grid: The Media Library displays files in a grid or list view, making it easy to browse and locate specific media items.

  2. Filtering and Searching: Use the search bar and filtering options to quickly find media files based on keywords, file types, dates, and other criteria.

  3. Bulk Actions: Perform bulk actions such as deleting multiple files, attaching files to posts, or adding files to galleries for efficient management.

Editing Media Files
  1. Image Editing: WordPress includes basic image editing tools that allow you to crop, rotate, and resize images directly within the Media Library.

  2. Attachment Details: View and edit attachment details such as title, caption, alt text, and description to optimize accessibility and SEO.

  3. Replacing Files: Easily replace existing media files with updated versions without changing the file URL or affecting embedded content.

Using Media in Content
  1. Inserting Media: When creating or editing posts and pages, use the "Add Media" button to insert media files directly into your content.

  2. Embedding Media: WordPress supports oEmbed, allowing you to embed videos from platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, and Twitter by simply pasting the URL into the editor.

  3. Featured Images: Set featured images for posts and pages to represent them visually in archives, search results, and social media shares.

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