How to Export WordPress Media Library?
Do you want to export WordPress Media Library? i.e., all the images, video and media files of your WordPress website?
We were migrating one of our websites from WordPress.Com to WordPress.Org. The website was a big directory. So while migrating our website we faced many issues. Thanks to the Hostinger Support team, they help us out in each and every step.
The main issue with the big website is Media files, almost 4 years of media library.
Due to some plugins, and resizing issues, we were unable to see thumbnails in many of our posts.
On the other hand, our WordPress.Com plan was expiring soon, so we have to do something now, so that if there is an issue with the media library then we should have images on our personal computer, and then we can upload them, whenever and wherever requires.
For that, we come across this process. To export the complete WordPress Media Library here is one of the easiest ways.
How to Download WordPress Media using Plugin?
To download WordPress Media Library completely, first, download the Export Media Library Plugin. If you want to know how to install a plugin then read our article Install and activate the plugin.
After successfully activating the Export Media Library Plugin, go to Media >> Export in Your WordPress Dashboard.
You will redirect to the following page. In the Folder Structure: you have a dropdown menu:
- Single folder with all files which means all your media library will be downloaded to a single folder.
- Nested Folders: This means your media will be in separate folders based on the time of upload.
Once you have chosen the settings, simply click Download Zip, and the ZIP file will be downloaded to your PC.
Why Nested Folders?
We used Nested Folders because we have 4 years of data, if any one of our images is not loading, simply we inspect on our browser, and find out which image is lost. Then, we can go to our pc and find out from nested folders, the exact image.
If your website is small you can use a Single Folder with all files.
Unzip WordPress Media:
After downloading WordPress Media to your PC, then simply unzip the files. And You can see all your Media in one place.
Why Export WordPress Media Library?
If you want to have the backup of your media files on your personal computer, then you would want to download WordPress Media. In our case, we have to move WordPress media from one hosting to another hosting account, and for any loss of media, we want WordPress Media on our PC.
In this article, we learn about how to export all Media files from WordPress websites using a Plugin. It is a nice and simple way, we used it and then write this article.
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