This plugin allows you to create duplicate images in the media library, rather than having to create a new copy of the image and upload it to WordPress again.
It works by copying the post and its metadata into a totally new file in the media manager. Any changes you make to the new copy of the attachment — updating the caption or cropping, for example, will only be applied to the new attachment, not to the original.
This is useful if you want to edit or crop an existing image without effecting the original
To use, go to the Library tab and you will see a copy file link below each media (this will only appear in list view, see faq)
- Upload the entire
lh-copy-media-filefolder to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
You are probably in the grid view in the media library. To toggle the view from grid to list click the mode button in (usually in the top left hand corner). Then under each item you will see a Copy file link next to view.
What is something does not work?
LH Copy Media File, and all https://lhero.org plugins are made to WordPress standards. Therefore they should work with all well coded plugins and themes. However many plugins and themes are not well coded or don’t follow standards (and this includes many popular ones).
If something does not work properly, firstly deactivate ALL other plugins and switch to one of the themes that come with core, e.g. twentyfifteen, twentysixteen etc.
If the problem persists please leave a post in the support forum: https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/lh-copy-media-file/. I look there regularly and resolve most queries.
What if I need a feature that is not in the plugin?
Please contact me for custom work and enhancements here: https://shawfactor.com/contact/
Contributors & Developers
“LH Copy Media File” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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1.00 March 27, 2016
1.01 January 04, 2017
Better documentation and translation ready.
1.02 July 30, 2017
Moved uploader to separate class.
1.03 August 02, 2017
Now separate file.
1.04 August 05, 2017
Updated copy url class.
1.05 December 23, 2017
Better translation support.
1.06 March 12, 2021
1.07 April 09, 2021
Updated plugin core class.
1.08 April 16, 2021