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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 MediaAdd New to activate the file picker. You can also drag and drop items right onto the page.

Edit Media

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.

Edit Photos

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.

Search

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!


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24 Comments

  1. bipolarsojourner

    cool. how about adding a media button the the app interface. that would be helpful.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Paul Bowler

    Great new features, will have to check this out. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Chris Lauzon

    Reblogged this on Chris Lauzon's Blog.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. andythehomelessguy

    Awesome, you “guys” are great! Can’t wait to use this new, powerful, useful, feature…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. ismailimail

    A resize (scale up with an additional layer) option would have been a complete solution. I do a lot of image resizing (using Google Drawing) before upload. This is mostly due to the fact that Featured Image does not scale them properly for slider view.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. designsbyheidi

    I am going to LOVE this for my blog posts! Thanks. Designsbyheidi.wordpress.com

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Teslim Opemipo Omipidan

    Nice one. I’ll go try it.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. JoAnn Chateau

    Fantastic! A suggestion to make media search even better: TAGS. 🙂

    I formerly used a plugin to do this on my self-hosted WP site. For instance, I used media tags like “branding” and “category” for images I used over and over. It made blogging life much smoother.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Bren

    Fabulous!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. nvsubbaraman

    Great. Thanks

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Pospi O Otuson

    this is awesome. Wow great

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Zara Altair

    Reblogged this on The Story Bodyguard and commented:
    New feature for WordPress.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. erikleo

    There is no MEDIA icon/section on the left hand side of my blog page???

    Like

  14. Biblicon

    Access to the media and addition of links direct from the HTML editor instead of only from the visual editor would be helpful

    Liked by 2 people

  15. WISE Quotes

    Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  16. John

    Great news – really looking forward to trying this out! (Thanks for listening WordPress!)

    Liked by 2 people

  17. esteemconsult

    Great. Will use as I move forward with my blog

    Liked by 1 person

  18. matraskarate

    Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. kiangablog

    Many thanks. I’m a newbie to WordPress but love the ease of setting up my blog. This will be a great bonus.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Theo Herbots FutureNet

    Using WordPress is becoming more pleasant and better.
    Thanks to the whole team
    Theo Herbots

    Like

  21. Dan

    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.

    Like

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