Mogrify has created the Batch Image Uploader WordPress Plugin for those with full version WordPress blogs frustrated with the loss of the ability to upload more than one image at a time to their WordPress blog.
There are a few configurable options and features. The plugin is a simple web form with a series of file upload chooser controls. You can choose to have the images resized to fit a certain maximum height and width; this happens automatically upon upload. You can dynamically add more form controls at the click of a button, so you can upload as many files as you need at any time. And you can configure how many are displayed on the page by default.
When WordPress first came out, it featured an Image Upload FTP feature that uploaded one or more images at a time. It was limiting and not really helpful, but it was fast and worked. The new Upload Images feature with “gallery” browse is much more helpful, but it is limited to uploading one image at a time, something I’ve found incredibly frustrating.
The Batch Image Uploader WordPress Plugin is simple and fast to use. In seconds I uploaded four images to the
wp-content/photos directory on my full version WordPress blog. Relatives links to the photographs popped up automatically for me to copy and paste into the neighboring Write Post panel.
What is frustrating, however, is that the images do not appear in the Upload Images and Files section of the Write Post panel, so unless you copy the links to the images before you click away from the Upload Images tab, you will need an FTP browser to find your images again.
Still, if you upload a lot of images, this is a sweet add-on to bring multiple image uploading to your WordPress blog.
If you are serious about uploading and managing images with your WordPress blog, try Soderlind.no’s Imagemanager WordPress Plugin available for WordPress 2+ blogs. It integrates the stand alone PHP ImageManager + Editor with your full version WordPress blog. The ImageManager provides an interface for browsing and uploading image files on/to your server. The Editor allows for some basic image manipulations such as, cropping, rotation, flip, and scaling.
There are a wide range of various image viewing, uploading, and editing WordPress Plugins available. See the Image WordPress Plugins list on the WordPress Codex, the online manual for WordPress users.
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