Upload Multiple Images into WordPress

Upload Multiple Images Into WordPress

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Go to Media Library then Add New

Uploading multiple images is great if you’ve got a whole lot of images that you need to add in a hurry. Let’s try to add multiple images at once. To do that, go to your Media Library then click om Add New.

Add multiple images by dragging and dropping of images

There are two ways to add multiple images all at once in our media library. First, in your file browser, select all the images that you want to upload. Highlighted files mean that these are the selected files. Once done, drag those images to your WordPress Media Library. Don’t drop it yet, wait for the screen to turn into blue, it will say “Drop files to upload”, then drop the images.

Images are currently uploading

You have successfully uploaded many images all at once. The second way to upload many images at once is to go to your Upload Files tab.

Click on Select Files

Inside the Upload Files tab, click on Select Files. After clicking, your file explorer will pop-up.

Select all the files that you want to upload

Select all the files that you want to upload. Selected files are indicated in blue highlight. Once done, click Open. These are the ways that you can upload many images all at once in WordPress.

Upload Files to the Media Library

Upload files to the media library

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Add files to media Library

To add files in WordPress, we need to head over to the media library. To go to media Library and upload a file, click Add New under Media menu.

Ways to upload a file

After clicking Add New, we are now on the Upload New Media page. There are two ways on uploading a file. You can drag and drop the file directly from your computer to WordPress media library or you can click Select Files and a file directory will pop-up then you can select the desired files that you want to upload.

Ways to upload a file: Select Files

As what I’ve said earlier, a file directory pop-up will appear if you click Select Files to upload a file to your media library. In this case, I’ve got a PDF and I’m going to grab a stock photo and we’re going to upload both of those. If you are done selecting the files that you need to upload, click Open.

Uploading in progress

Once you click Open, you will now see the files being uploaded. On the image above, the second file is currently in progress for uploading.

Questions: Why would we want to upload something directly to the media library?

Well, the most usual case for this is when you want to get the link of the URL of the file. So, with an image, you’ll usually be uploading that in the page or the post where you’re doing the editing. However, if you wanted to link a text or picture to a PDF, you need to know the URL of the PDF.

So, once we’ve uploaded the file, click on the Edit to get the URL of the file.

Get the URL of the file

This is now the attachment page. Let’s not worry too much about what this is all about. What we’re looking for here it’s the URL of the file. To get the URL of the file, it is located on the right side of the page where it says File URL. Copy the whole link inside the box. You have now the URL of the file. You can already use it to link text or pictures to your file.

Repository of your uploaded files

Head over to the media library to check the files you uploaded. Once done, you can now see the files that you have uploaded.