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 >>