Organising your media

Media categories can be used to better organise uploaded media in the Media Library.

The following instructions will assist with media categorisation and management,

Adding a new media category

  1. Log in to WordPress and access the Dashboard
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  2. From the Dashboard select ‘Media’ -> ‘Media Categories’
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  3. Enter a media category name and select the ‘Add New Media Category’ button.
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  4. Your new media category has now been created

Applying a category to media

  1. Log in to WordPress and access the Dashboard.
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  2. From the Dashboard selected ‘Media’.
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  3. Find the media that you want to apply the media category to and choose the ‘Edit’ link associated with it.
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  4. Apply the desired media category or categories to the media using the ‘Media Categories’ panel located at the right sidebar of the ‘Edit Media’ screen.
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  5. Select the ‘Update’ button.
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  6. The media category will now be applied to the chosen media.

Filtering media in the Media Library using media categories

  1. Log in to WordPress and access the Dashboard
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  2. From the Dashboard selected ‘Media’.
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  3. Choose the ‘All Media Categories’ selection box from the top of the media listing within the Media Library.
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  4. Select the media category that you want to filter the library by.
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  5. Select the ‘Filter’ button.
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  6. The Media Library will now display all media with the filtered media category.
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