File Media Renamer

Description

File Media Renamer is a WordPress plugin that allows to rename uploaded files already and change their postname or slug-url.
This plugin simply adds two fields in the wordpress media frame, namely the filename field and the postname field where in you can easily rename the files. As per current wordpress versions does not support or does not have a feature of renaming uploaded files so you either need to delete the file and re-upload it again or simply install this plugin and rename them in the media frame screen.

“This plugin is limited with its available settings. Before writing a reviews, please mention that you read the whole description and clearly understand the limit and usage of the plugin.”

Screenshots

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Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

e.g.
1. Upload the entire file-media-renamer folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
3. Goto media page and select any file, and you’ll see the two input fields added for the filename and postname.

FAQ

What filetypes can it rename?

All file types as long as it appears in the media lists.

What happens to the parent post or attachment page content where the file name was attached, if the file was renamed?

Its content will also be updated, it will be replaced the source url with the new filename.

What else does it do?

It updates the file meta, and other common tables associated with the file.

IMPORTANT: What are its limitations?

It cannot update src url of the manually hardcoded files or static call of file.
Here are some examples

The static call for css background-image style, if it is called inside the style.css
Hardcoded call for image, when they call an image using the src attribute and not generated by its ID from the database.
• Themes
• Plugins
Uncommon tables, this plugin does not check all the tables. It only update the most common tables, please note if have plugins that have database tables it may not be check by this plugin. Please inform me via mail for support.
• post
• postmeta
• links
• options
• comments

You can send your feedback or request to add support for some tables or plugin tables.

Please check Image Tag Manager also.

Reviews

November 24, 2022
This plugin solves a major problem for many WordPress users. Conceptually, it is exactly what I was looking for. However, it will need more testing to find out if it is compatible with all the themes, plugins and pagebuilders I use.
January 16, 2022
it is not an automated tool, but it updates the filenames properly
June 12, 2021
Lightweight and i recommment it to anyone who needs to edit the media and their url.
June 8, 2021
Thank you for the plugin development. Love this plugin to fix errors missed prior to uploading images to the server.
March 5, 2020
This saved the day! Phoenix Media Rename completely crashed my site on several occasions due to it using up all my shared allowance with just a few moments of work. Which further resulted in many broken images that destroyed my website and social media presence. I was about to give up hope when I stumbled across this gem. Within a day, I had renamed nearly 25k images and was able to repair much of the damage done by the other program. This was a life saver. Wish I had found it first. Read the instructions carefully to avoid issues with images linked on other sources. Since my website was already destroyed by the other plugin, I went ahead and renamed without abandon. If I had a huge social media presence, I would be wary of renaming file names.
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Contributors & Developers

“File Media Renamer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.0

  • Initial release

1.1

  • First Stable Tag

1.2

  • Plugin Conflicts Fix

1.3

  • Fix action button