WP Media folder does not create real folders / subfolders, it's a custom WordPress taxonomy. A 3rd party plugin has been developed based on WP Media Folder. It handles the physical folder creation, however does not include all features of our plugin. Basically it does create automatically physical folders based on WP Media Folder folder structure.
Why using custom taxonomy and not physical folders?
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 >>
We have an import and synchronization feature included in the plugin (main plugin, addons not required) that let you browse your server folder and import all the folder structure and files. You can also make a single folder selection and define a synchronization delay, more information here >>
Plus, a NextGEN gallery importer is also included.
Nope, this is one of the main advantage of using custom taxonomy, your media and media and media links will remain untouched on your server.
Even if you delete the plugin the media manager be back to normal with all your media listed.
Yes, we've included in the plugin commented Hooks & Filters and we have a dedicated documentation for that.
It help experienced developers to plug any other service with our plugin and you can also ask for new ones on our dedicated forum.
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
Yes, exactly as usual :) And you also have a setting to run media search through all folder or in each folder.
You can also search folder only (not media).
Yes the plugin works exactly like the WordPress one. If Wordpress handle the media, WP Media Folder will do that too.
We've also added some new media type (as an option) like: remote video (Youtube...), Animated GIFs or media from cloud services (Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive)