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Hello, I want to buy you plugin but i have a question before.

I have : cat A cat A1 cat A2 cat B cat B1 cat B2 Etc… Can i do a filter to only show on dropdown list the cat A & B ?


The child categories A1, A2 and so on will have an indent in the dropdown so you can quickly distinct them from the parent categories.

Hi now that I have the plugin is there no way to mass move photos to a media category? When I bulk select it only gives me the option to delete items not add them to a category.

Hi, have you already created some categories? After that you can bulk add images to a category. Look at the first screenshot for an example


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Media Library Categories Premium v2.1.5 not showing when adding pictures through widgets. When I edit images on pages/posts the Media Library Categories filtering appears above the images, but when I’m in a widget, hit “Edit Image” and go to the media library the filtering is gone. Is there any way to fix this?

I have tested it with the the default WordPress image widget and it works in WordPress 4.8.1. Maybe you are using a custom image widget from a theme or plugin?

Hi, before I upload images to Media Library via drag&drop, is it possible to select category, which the images will be inserted to?

The free plugin doesn’t allow this.

No sorry that isn’t possible with my plugin

Hi, Jeffrey. Great plugin.

I’m not seeing the category dropdown sort option when adding an image to a page or post using page builders like Elementor and Cornerstone. It is present on the default “Insert Media” screen when adding media to the default wp content editor.

Is there an option to enable viewing the categories sort dropdown from within Elementor?

Screen shot of default “Insert Media” view with category dropdown:

Screen shot of Elementor “Insert Media” view with no category dropdown:


Sadly some plugins don’t work with the standard WordPress media library popup (but luckily most do). If this is the case for you and you are unable to use my plugin you can always get a refund at

Hi Jeffrey, I have installed the premium version. We have media files categorized. That is great. Where the trouble is when I search by the URL category so as to see all of the media files associated with it – I get “Sorry, no content matched your criteria”. Thanks for helping!

I don’t fully understand, could you give an example? Where and how do you search by the URL category?

Absolutely! We have loaded four songs for the Asbury choir to practice and chose the asbury choir category when we uploaded the media. When viewing the category – – this message is displayed – Sorry, no content matched your criteria.

I see the confusement. The category assignment is only available in the backend. And for image galleries in the frontend.

Hi, I just bought the Pro/Premium version of the plug-in. I do need to use the Media Categories instead of the normal Post Categories to organise my media. I pasted the code into the functions.php as described in the FAQ. I use the UNCODE theme from Once I uploaded the code the Post Categories disappeared but the Media Categories did not show up. After removing the code again the Post Categories showed up again. Can you please let me know how to get the Media Categories activated. Thanks for your support, Florian

Hi, maybe the taxonomy category_media is already taken by another plugin or the theme. Please try another name for example category2_media.

add_filter( 'wpmediacategory_taxonomy', function(){ return 'category2_media'; } );

Hi, thanks for the quick fix. Works perfectly fine now!


I have just installed your plugin Media Library Categories Premium.

I use it mostly for WC. I’m trying to filter my media while editing product but can’t filter my categories. Could you help me?

I can do screenshot or video.




For what field doesn’t it work? I’ve tested with content field, product short description and product image in WooCommerce and all of them are working. Does it work within normal pages in WordPress?

I would like to be able to FILTER by Uncategorized Media Images…

How can I do it? Is there some code snippet that I could add to my functions.php file that will allow me to perform this filtering?

After the upload the images are by default added to the category “Uncategorized”. But I think you want to filter on images that have no category assigned. Technically this is not possible in WordPress :(

All works fine only when i create a new page & select to insert media I do not see any drop down to select the category!