This plugin enables renaming of media files. It adds a field in media edit form where you can enter new file name. After renaming, it’ll regenerate all intermediate image sizes (if media file is an image) and update all links inside posts.
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Upload rename-media-files folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Great Plugin Only Missing delete old files and thumbnails of old image.
1. It changes the name of the file itself (or creates a copy)
2. If it creates a copy it attaches it to the relevant post / post.
Works fast using ajax.
Thanks a lot to the author.
It DOES rename the file but as other reviews have shown the plugin creates a copy naming the new one. Still leaving the original file with the old name on the server. While it does what it says it should just rename the existing file as I have to manually delete every old file.
This plug-in does NOT what its name indicates: It does not rename a media file, it simply creates a copy under a new name. This is not what you expect, and it has some disadvantages.
First: You waste disk space.
Second: You create a mess, because there are files in your server directory that do not show up in the WordPress Media Library.
Third: If you decide to go back to the original filename this is not possible.
Contributors & Developers
“Rename Media Files” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.