GDPR and WP Media Folder

Disclaimer: This information is not a legal advice and is for informational purposes only. Not all of our extensions are concerned at the same level by GDPR. 

What data are used by our extension?

The extension creates cookies (30 days) but they are only used to store user interface (UX) preferences and enhance the extension usability. 

WordPress, 3rd party and our extension

You need to take in consideration, if you allow your website users to upload media on frontend, that the plugin is using the WordPress user sessions. WordPress user data can be managed, exported, deleted from the WordPress settings since the 4.9.7 version. In WP Media Folder you can make use of 3rd party services, for instance, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive… These services as well as WordPress are all working on making their products and services GDPR compliant on their side.

You may more about the GDPR from the European Commission’s Data Protection page

Does WP media folder create physical folders for your media?

WP Media folder, by default, does not create real folders/subfolders, it's a custom WordPress taxonomy. Since October 2020, from the plugin setting, you can activate a feature named "physical folders". All your media will then move into physical folders with their respective path. Note that there's some restriction with some plugin features that cannot be used.

Why using custom taxonomy over physical media folders?

  • Not to break your image links, like if you change a folder name
  • To be compatible with all the 3rd party plugins that use images (like WooCommerce, slideshow plugins...)
  • To index images in database (like WP) and be able to apply operation on it like manage gallery, resize images...
  • If you uninstall the plugin everything will go back to normal


Can I use and synchronize existing folders from my server?

We have an import and synchronization feature included in the plugin (main plugin, addons not required). More information here >>