Have you ever struggled to download WordPress media library or wanted to download a local copy of just your WordPress media files to your computer. If it sounds positive then keep reading.
Though you can always fully backup your entire WordPress- site where WordPress media library will also be included. But please note , here we are only talking about backup of your WordPress media directory, not your entire site.
In this article, I will show you how to download entire WordPress media library at once.
Before going in-depth, let’s have a look at ” What WordPress Media Library is all About “
WordPress Media Library-
WordPress media library is simply a directory of your media files like images, audio, video, and documents, that has been uploaded to your site.
So the media files that you have uploaded to your site, It will show up in the WordPress media library tab in your dashboard, which means you can easily view, edit, & manage all your media files through this WordPress media library directory.
Steps for Downloading WordPress Media-
Now the first thing you need to do is install and activate downML – Download Media Library plugin.
1-Install it by going plugin tab in WordPress- menu bar. Once installed, activate the plugin.
Upon activation, you will notice a new menu item as downML.
2- Now by clicking on the downML menu item open the downML page and It will prepare a zip file of your WordPress media directory.
3- Now simply clicking on medialibrary.zip you can download a local copy of WordPress media library on your computer.
Another way to download WordPress media library is through FTP client but if you are a beginner and don’t know how to use it, then this plugin is a great alternative.
That’s all for now guys hopefully, this article helped you to download your WordPress media library. If you have any question regarding this article please leave a comment below.
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