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

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.

Remove Max Width

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With WordPress 2.5, A new Admin interface has come around. And while it looks great, A few design choices have been made which i dont agree with. The main one is  setting the max-widdth on the pages to limit the horizontal span of the pages(Particually the edit pages).

The admin, Notice the whitespace on the right of the page?

Gap on the right of the WordPress Admin

I dont like the whitespace on the righthand side, and as a result, i’ve decided to write a short plugin to over-ride the width CSS, so that afterwards, The admin looks like this:

It is very much a personal choice if you like to have a wide window, or a smaller one, So my advice is that if you find the whitespace anoying, Give this a  go, If its too wide, just disable the plugin and go on your merry way :)

You can download the plugin here: