Media enhancements

Hi, this is the geek section on how to setup WordPress for rich photographic sites.

WordPress Media Library

The WordPress media library has very limited capabilities for media management, specifically it doesn’t have any facility to tag or categorise media or organise images into folders.  Also any album like display options are very limited and ‘uncool’ compared to modern sites.

What the media library does do however is allow images to be attached to a page (or post) so if you think of a post as the key organisational unit this will help you understand the native features.

It does also already handle searching, image cropping and scaling with regeneration of thumbnails and gets a big +1 for being a built-in module, therefore highest compatibility, support, possibility of new updates, so…

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