Add From Server (1.3 Update + 1.3.1 Update)

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Just a quick note to mention that Add From Server 1.3.1 has been released.

New features for this Version include the Ability to Select all files, And French/Spanish Translations, I had to use BabelFish for some of the translations, So apologies if they dont make sense, I do not personally speak either of the languages :)

If anyone has any problems with it,Please contact me via the Contact me link at the top of this page.

Cheers :)

Changelog (for 1.3):

  • French Translation
  • Spanish Translation
  • Select All
  • Import files and do not attach to any specific post (Causes it to not appear in the gallery)

Version 1.3.1 includes a small Javascript typo incase you were wondering :)

    Time to get naked

    …Who’s with me? :)

    I’ll be participating in CSS Naked Day on April 9th, So to those of you who think your browsers stuffed up, Its not :)

    You can find more information over here: and Annual CSS Naked Day

    PS. If you missed it: (Or it hasnt arrived yet :))

    (Its a shame my theme has the sidemenu’s before the content… I need to design myself a new theme..)

    GSoC2008: “Plugin Installation via Web interface” Proposal

    Following on from the Plugin upgrader, I feel it would be beneficial to also allow plugins to be installed from the wordpress web interface directly from

    I propose to extend the API on to allow for plugin querying(select a list of plugins based upon tags, plugin name, and/or search term, as well as select featured, popular, or recently updated which are currently availale via a RSS feed)

    As well as adding a “Plugin Install” tab on the Plugins page of WordPress.

    Part of the work has been quickly scratched together on the Trac ticket by myself: however was only Proof of concept, and only works with plugins which are currently delivered by a RSS Feed.

    I intend on working on the ticket and submitting patches to the WordPress core code for 2.6.

    I invision the plugin installation page having a set of tabbed headings accross the page(Or as a side menu) to select the area to grab plugins from, Eg:
    | Featured | Popular | Recently Updated | Tagged | Search |

    And a table similar to the plugins page listing a page of plugins which matches the criteria.
    I would expect the page to be Paged to 50 items or so to a page to allow quick skimming of lists, as well as not having too many pages to filter through.

    The Tabs would be hookable, So a plugin can add an extra plugin source, or remove a source depending on the blogs intended uses.

    See Also:

    Wp-hackers: Idea for a GSoC project

    Add From Server (1.2 Update)

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    After some feedback i’ve made some changes to the plugin, I’d suggest that all users upgrade to it either manually, Or via the new Automatic Upgrader in WordPress 2.5.

    If anyone has any problems with it, Please contact me with the details:

    Cheers :)

    Changelog (for 1.2):

    • Fixed filename oddness including old directory names
    • Added a check to see if the file exists in the Media library allready
    • Added a check to see if the file is allready in the uploads folder before importing, and if so, simply add it to the database, do not mash the filesystem

    dDeviantArt: 1.0

    No, Sorry, This isnt a release :(

    dDeviantart 1.0 is in the works and will be 2.5 compatible only, I’ve had to make the choice as i’m completely rewriting it, and would like to take advantage of some of the functionality offered by WordPress 2.5.

    Much of the problems which have been reported with the previous version will hopefully be solved, The portfolio Pages issue will be gone for once and all(Possibly replaced by WP 2.5’s gallery functionality).
    Caching issues will hopefully be gone with a rewrite of the caching ¬†functions, Infact, Most of the code is getting a rewrite, A New options page will debut which will hopefully fit in with 2.5 better (And it’ll not require javascript which is a step forward)

    Hopefully i’ll release it in a week or so, Time permitting.

    Add From Server (1.1 Update)

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    Please note that a update has been made to this plugin.

    Changelog (for 1.1):

    • Fixed a bug which causes the original import file to be deleted upon removing from the media library, The file in /uploads/2008/03/ remains however.
      Will now delete the file in the uploads folder instead of the original imported file, However, Be warned, files previously imported WILL remain as they are, and the original import file will be deleted(if you delete from the media library)

    (I’m still awaiting for the plugin to be granted access to… along with another 2 plugins)

    Add From Server

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    I took the challenge:

    WordPress 2.5 includes a new Media manager, However, It only knows about files which have been uploaded via the WordPress interface, Not files which have been uploaded via other means(eg, FTP).

    So i present, “Add From Server” a WordPress plugin which allows you to browse the filesystem on the webserver and copy any files into the WordPress uploads system, Once “imported” it’ll be treated as any other uploaded file, and you can access it via the Media Library.

    You may download the first-version plugin here:
    I expect its got a number of bugs in it, And it’ll need some more work on it in the coming weeks, But it works!

    Bug Reports: Please direct all bug reportsvia my contact form available here.