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Phototools: media2post


This plugin handles a number of things:

  • An extra « create post » option in the row menu for mediaitems in the listview
  • An new « create post featured image » bulk option
  • add some code to make sure that when you delete a post, the image is cleared properly (post_parent = 0) so it shows up in the « unattached » filter
  • add MediaRSS to your feed.

By default it create « private » posts as I needed this plugin to deal with older photos. As I use the image postdate as
default for the postdate, private leaves this date alone which publish and draft->publish by default moves the postdate
the date of publishing. Private is also easy to find in the « posts » window.
They also get an « media2post » tag so they are easy to find.
De owner of the post equals the owner of the image.

Special thanks go to mr. Jeremy Felt who wrote « Automatic Featured Image Posts » and who’s code heavily
« influenced » this plugin. I learned a lot from his code!


  • "create" in the media row menu
  • "Create post with featured image" in the bulk menu
  • Settings screen
  • MediaRSS in feed


  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. go to the media list, filter on « unattached » and check out the menu and the bulk pulldown.


Why did you write this widget?

I run a photo site and after a number of merges and changes to the site I got stuck with a few hundered unattached
images. As I didn’t feel like dealing with this by hand I wrote this image.


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