Media

Media Library

The Media Library is where you can manage your images, audio, videos, and documents all in one place.

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Navigate to the Media Library
Add Files From Your Computer
Add Files From the Web
Edit Media Details
Obtain Media URL
Edit Photos
Search
Delete Files from Media
Add Images Using WP-Admin


To navigate to the Media Library, go to My Sites → Site → Media.


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Add Files From Your Computer

To add files from your computer, click on Add New to select the files you want to upload, or drag and drop files directly onto the page. Learn more about the accepted file types that you can add to your Media Library.


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Add Files From the Web

To add a file using a URL, first click on the chevron next to Add New, then click Add via URL

Copy and paste the URL into the field, then click Upload.


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Edit Media Details

To modify media information like the title or caption, select the items you would like to edit, then select 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.


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Obtain Media URL

To to obtain the direct URL for the media file you’ve uploaded, first select the media item, then select Edit.

In the details view, you can copy the URL for your file.

When you use our advanced hosting features, such as installing custom plugins and themes, the URL of media on your site will be updated to reflect the new hosting configuration. Files uploaded prior to adding these features that are hosted on *.files.wordpress.com will continue to be available at the original URL.


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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.


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Search your Media

To find your previously uploaded items, select the magnifying glass icon near the top right, then use the search bar to find images


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Delete Files from Media

You can delete files from your Media library to free up space.

Be careful! Deleting a file from your Media library will also remove it from the post or page it is on.

To delete files from Media, click once on each file. Then, click the trash can icon at the top, next to Edit. You will see a warning that it will remove the files from being shown on your site. Click Delete to confirm.

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How to delete files from Media

See page 2 for instructions on how to add images in WP Admin.

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