Save Your Favorite Images and Media on WordPress.com, Anytime
Now you can access your Media Library and upload images even when you’re not writing a post.
We’ve added a new media section to your WordPress.com dashboard, allowing you to bulk upload, edit, and tweak your media files. Let’s look at the changes:
Upload Media in Bulk
Add new items in bulk by going to Media → Add New to activate the file picker. You can also drag and drop items right onto the page.
Now you can edit media files as you add them to your post or directly from the media section. To modify media information like the title or caption, select the items you would like to edit, then click Edit.
In the details view, you can update the title, caption, and description. Any changes made in these fields will be saved automatically for you.
If you have a photo that needs to be cropped or rotated you can now update this here, too! From the media detail view select Edit Image.
In the Image Editor (see this guide for full instructions), you can crop, rotate, and flip images directly on WordPress.com.
If you’re happy with the changes you’ve made, select Done.
Finding a previously uploaded media item is easier, too. Go to the filter tabs to sort media by file type, or select the magnifying glass to open the search field and search for images by title. In the details view, you can copy the URL link for use in a new post or page.
We hope you enjoy these updates to your Media Library!
There is no MEDIA icon/section on the left hand side of my blog page???
I guess “In the details view, you can copy the URL link for use in a new post or page.” is a nice feature. But sometimes is not the first pic the one to be published. And so you have to wait … and media view starts again showing the newest upload. And so I start scrolling again.
Should I copy the media content to Google, it will be found very quick. PIC- search in WP is not the greatest job to do.
Searching online by terms like “3D daggi + ( my content)” is the better way to get the URL than searching in WP ADMIN. (in free accounts?)
Hi, why cant i see the updated Media button on my dashboard? Is it only for paid themes or pls correct me if I am wrong??!
Looks interesting and useful. In addition to the earlier suggestion about tags for photos, having the ability to create folders into which the media files could be placed would be helpful as well.
Thank you, One suggestion – you should have an option of importing new images in an existing image. This way if an image link is indexed and you have to replace that image with a newer version, it will be easy to update instead of having 2 versions of the same image
Bob, thank you for your reply. I looked up your link, the date for feedbacks has passed, but it seems that you have answered all my problems. including alignment in HTML. I did not think changing manually would work! It does not work for image size. I am not sure what Horizon is so could not test but look forward to the new changes which can solve a lot of problems. Thanks again.
Hi, when I use the WordPress.com app on my mac I don’t get the media section but when using a normal web browser I get it. Can you please add it to the app as well.
I’m a big fan of the direct access to the media library from within Calypso. Makes adding screenshots to forum posts so much easier. 😀
Are there any plans to add this feature to the mobile app?
I can rotate images?!?!? Oh glorious day! Thanks WordPress!
Great improvement. Kudos!
Using WordPress is becoming more pleasant and better.
Thanks to the whole team
Nice improvement. Still, however, would like to see the ability to put media into user-created folders for organizing. That, or to echo an earlier comment, have the ability to tag photos and search on tags.
Is there a way to resize a photo (already stored in the media gallery) from square to rectangular without losing any of its elements? How? Thank you.
I dream of folders.
In the older version, I could type a customized URL to link the photo to its source to credit the photographer. Why was that feature removed in the newer version? That’s one reason I keep reverting back to WP Admin.
Nice features and useful for all bloggers.