Discussion on Media Library Categories Premium

Discussion on Media Library Categories Premium

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I feel really dumb, but I cannot figure out how to use this plugin to have my images sorted onto a new page. I assigned all of the images to certain categories and have a menu at the top of my page with the categories. I want someone to be able to select a category from the menu and when that redirects to a new page, and just have the images from that category. Is this plugin able to do this, and if so, how? I see the short code for the plugin but when I put it on the page with my own category name, nothing happens. I assume I’m doing something wrong, but I am new to website development so I am not surprised.

Downloaded our purchase again to try to get 2.8.4. Download has a different has code from before {but it always does). Deleted old folder; expanded new .zip to find the installable .zip. When I upload that, Wordpress says I’m replacing 2.8.3 with 2.8.3. Something I should do differently to get 2.84.?

Wait for an email from CodeCanyon, I guess, is what was needed.


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There appears to be a reported XSS vulnerability.

We have extended support and are awaiting an update, as I am sure are many others.

Hi, it’s fixed in version 2.8.4

Just purchased the premium version. I’m using JetElements portfolio and (using a snippet), would like to get the categories assigned when the images are uploaded. I would use these to populate the categories field in the portfolio. Or at least make it easier to find the information when loading images into the portfolio. How can I access the data? Thanks

When uploading images they will automatically be asigned to the default category

Maybe I didn’t frame my question correctly. There well be a few hundred images and we will manually assign categories when images are uploaded to the wp media library. What I am looking for is the code to retrieve those category assignments inside the portfolio. This portfolio plugin allows shortcodes. Is there a “get_category” code? thanks

There is no “get_category” code, you have to write a custom code (snippet) to achieve this.

We are unable to view PDFs by category using the shortcode: [gallery category=”category-slug”]

I have tried everything I can think of. We do use Elementor, I have tried pasting the shortcode in a text area, and an html container.

Do you have any other ideas?


It works only with images, not with files :|

Hi, I am unclear if the licence fee is annual or lifetime?

You get a lifetime of updates

jibix Purchased

Hello Jeffrey,sorry to bother you but i bought 2 licenses by mistake as i only need one. Can i get a refund for one of them? kind regards, JB

No problem, you can get a refund for 1 of the 2 licenses at

G’day, I’ve just purchased premium media library categories plugin however when I try to install it errors “The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found. Plugin installation failed.” I’m on WP 6.1.1. Please let me know how I can get this working or provide refund? thanks, Cathryn.

Okay scratch that. I read below. Need to unzip the supplied file then upload the ”” file. All good.

Installed free no problem. Liked it but wanted the other feature so I could make categories outside of WP post categories, etc… so i bought your paid version. Now i deleted the old one, and figured installing the new one will be just as easy. I get this error:

Warning: ftp_mkdir(): /wp-content/upgrade/codecanyon-Z74dLiTr-media-library-categories-premium-2/.: File exists in /home/httpd/html/ on line 562 Installing the plugin…

The package could not be installed. No valid plugins were found.

Plugin installation failed.

just saw you reply to the guy below. i think i understand.


I am using your plugin together with the global media plugin. I just need some pointer in the correct direction on how to reload the categories dropdown inside the media choosing so that I can with a different plugin push into the global ids for categories.

I do update the list but the function on the change on the directory stops working. So I just need to know how to make it work?

Are you going to update for WP 6.1 -- Very useful and thank you!

It should work with WP 6.1 are you having issues after the update?

I would like to do a return let me know how I go about it.


Are there instructions on installation? I installed the non pro version I need to replace it with the pro

How do I delete the categories that I don’t want?

You can delete them on the categories page

Hi there,

We have installed your plugin and when we attempt to set a feature image for a post we have a spinning wheel and no images load when the category is set to “View all categories”

Thanks Sasha

Hi – love the plugin, currently using the free plugin but looking to upgrade since my galleries on my site I use it exclusively to show my artwork of various categories e.g. – but I wanted to know if the premium plugin has certain features? Or if I sign up for support can it be developed?

What I really need is to exclude a category from the [gallery ] shortcode – so you can say for example ‘show all of the ‘watercolour’ category but not if they are also tagged ‘featured-image’’.

This is because I quite often have image details or images I want to put in the blog post, but don’t want put in the gallery as that means repeat images. So it would be useful if I had a ‘Not For Gallery’ image category and all my gallery pages excluded those.

Being able to combine categories would be useful too – at the moment I have to have a parent category ‘watercolours’ and then a sub category ‘watercolour-landscape’ and remember to tick them for each image upload.

Let me know if the premium plugin can do that, or it can be adapted in some way….thanks for a great plugin!


Jeffrey, can a category be applied to a media item being uploaded by a front-end user? FOr example, when using a plugin to contact form 7 that allows an image to be saved in the media library, can the person submitting the contact form choose the category? Thanks, Mark

Hi Mark, that’s not possible by default. You should do some custom programming to achieve that.

Thanks, Jeffrey

Hi, does the premium version of your Media Library Categories plugin support category filters when inserting images using a front end builder (e.g. elementor, beaver builder) as well?

Yes, it has support for most custom frontend builders. If it’s not working you have a money back guarantee.

I have an issue that when updating terms within the Media Manager Modal (popup) Window the changes are not saved. There is no Save or Update button so I’d assume it should save automatically.

Here is a video of the issue:

If you could help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Hi, I should save automatically. I think there is a conflict with some other plugin you are using to alter the Media Manager Modal. I see a lot of extra features you have enabled.

Hi Jeffrey,

I have a bug in Media Library Categories Premium. When trying to select all files belonging to a certain category only, the filtering does not work and my logfiles show an error:

[09-Mar-2022 14:32:40 UTC] WordPress database error You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘))) AND (cmssignia_171_posts.post_mime_type = ‘application/msword’ OR cmssignia’ at line 3 for query SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS cmssignia_171_posts.* FROM cmssignia_171_posts LEFT JOIN cmssignia_171_term_relationships ON (cmssignia_171_posts.ID = cmssignia_171_term_relationships.object_id) LEFT JOIN cmssignia_171_postmeta AS sq1 ON ( cmssignia_171_posts.ID = sq1.post_id AND sq1.meta_key = ‘_wp_attached_file’ ) WHERE 1=1 AND YEAR =2022 AND MONTH =03 AND ( cmssignia_171_term_relationships.term_taxonomy_id IN (7) ) AND ((()))

The problem here are the three empty parentheses ((())) which result in a syntax error. These must be either taken away or contain an expression evaluating to TRUE, i.e. (((1=1))).

Best, Wolfgang

Can you make the category correction more like the post direction and WordPress? It would be a lot simpler and make it a lot quicker to do the work.


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