How to Replace Images or Media Files on a WordPress

How to Replace Images or Media Files on a WordPress • WPShout

If you find yourself working with a lot of images or other media files in WordPress, chances are good that at some point you’ll need to change a file’s content while still keeping links and image placement the same. The best way we’ve found to do this is with a free plugin called “Enable Media Replace”. In this Quick Guide, we’ll teach you how to install this plugin and use it to replace images that already exists or media files on your WordPress site.

There are a number of different things that could cause you to need to replace images in your media library. Like:

  • Your team linked a media file in a marketing campaign, and you don’t want your flyers with the old URL to break
  • You used some of the files in your WordPress media library and in your themes or plugins and you can’t go alter the instances of those in the code easily
  • Your logo changed, and you just want to make sure that change is reflected everywhere.

Here’s the video explaining how you can change an item in your WordPress media library:

How to Replace Images Without a New Name & Location

  1. From your dashboard, select “Plugins”>”Add New”.
  2. Search for “Enable Media Replace” in the “Add Plugins” search box.
  3. When you find the listing for “Enable Media Replace” by Måns Jonasson click “Install Now”.
  4. Click “Activate Plugin”.(click to enlarge)

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  5. Open up the file you wish to replace by selecting “Media”>”Library” from the left dashboard menu.(click to enlarge)



This article was written by David Hayes and originally published on WPShout.

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