Add From Server


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Please Note: This plugin is not designed to replace the media uploader. This plugin is not designed to be used for migration of sites. This plugin is not designed to re-import your media upload history. This plugin is not designed to Batch import your media. Etc. This plugin is 8 years old and designed for importing singular large files which could not be uploaded through the administration interface.

Das Herz eines CMS ist die Fähigkeit, Inhalte hochzuladen und einzufügen. WordPress leistet hier fantastische Arbeit, aber leider schränken einige Webhoster ihre Server ein oder der Benutzer hat einfach nicht die Möglichkeit, große Dateien über ihren Webserver hochzuladen. Add from Server ist dafür gemacht, diesen Schmerz zu lindern. Du kannst einen Schwung an Dateien per FTP (oder über deine bevorzugte Übertragungsmethode) hochladen und ganz einfach diese Dateien von deinem Webserver in WordPress importieren.


  • Der Import-Manager, ermöglicht dir die Auswahl der Dateien, die hochgeladen werden sollen. Achte darauf, dass Dateien, die nicht importiert werden können, rot dargestellt werden.
  • Die Einstellungsansicht, ermöglicht dir die Angabe, welche Benutzer auf Add From Server zugreifen dürfen und aus welchen Verzeichnissen Benutzer importieren dürfen.


What placeholders can I use in the Root path option?

You can use %role% and %username% only.
In the case of %role%, the first role which the user has is used, this can mean that in complex installs where a user has many roles that using %role% could be unreliable.

Why does the file I want to import have a red background?

WordPress only allows the importing/uploading of certain file types to improve your security.
If you wish to add extra file types, you can use a plugin such as: You can also enable „Unfiltered uploads“ globally for WordPress if you’d like to override this security function. Please see the WordPress support forum for details.

Where are the files saved?

If you import a file which is outside your standard upload directory (usually wp-content/uploads/) then it will be copied to your current upload directory setting as normal.
If you however import a file which is already within the uploads directory (for example, wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ then the file will not be copied, and will be used as-is.

I have a a bug report

You can report bugs in the plugins Support Forum here


Good, but slightly retarded

Perhaps because it’s an old plugin, throws an error on my server, which makes it easy to upload multiple sets of media, if you aren’t checking the Media Library.

deleted my library

after selecting the images from my server to import, I clicked Import, and it said everything was successfull.

Went to my Media Library and it was empty. Even the images that WERE ALREADY THERE before I used this plugin are gone.

Works great to solve Safari issue.

My site is a woo commerce site on Siteground, a supposedly WordPress expert host like Blue Host. Their support seems to be pretty good. They’re very responsive at least. Within minutes vs. days for some other hosts. I was having trouble uploading files even just 20+ megs. The max allowed on shared is 128 so that’s waaaay under. But still the dreaded HTTP error. If you use the browser uploader you’ll actually get an error that lead myself and support to believe it was a safari issue. Sure enough chrome uploads just fine. They did try all the http access and php.ini and memory adjustments to no avail. But to me, they’re experts and they should know this stuff. Immediately they should be like… „oh, you’re using safari, right.“ But anyway this lets me keep from opening chrome just for this and FTP is simpler anyway. Thank you!!!

Good, but weakened by two important omissions.

Very useful tool, but would be so much more valuable if the user could SORT by unused vs. used! That would make it easy to delete the unused deadwood, then regenerate thumbnails if desired.

Also, even if the user restricts the plugin to a certain directory, there’s no way to choose ALL the files in say the /uploads/ directory, you still have to manually select and process each month of images, subdirectory by subdirectory.

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  • Fixes some scenario’s where the translation warning sticks around for translated (and other english locales)
  • Fixes a PHP Warning
  • Support per-user locales
  • Bumps required version of WordPress to 4.5+


  • Security Fix: Fixes a CSRF vulnerability which could be used to trick a user into importing a large file to their site. Props to Edwin Molenaar (
  • Tippfehler behoben, der zu einem Fehler bei anschließender Aktivierung des Plugins geführt hat, wenn der Server nicht den Anforderungen für Add from Server entsprach.
  • Fehlerbehebung einer Pfadabweichung bei bestimmten Windows-Konfigurationen (es ist nicht länger notwendig, großgeschriebene Festplattenbuchstaben anzugeben)
  • Import Audio metadata and store image/audio metadata in the same manner as core.


  • Fehlerbehebung bei Pluginaktivierung


  • Das Plugin benötigt nun WordPress 4.0 und PHP 5.4 als Mindestvoraussetzung.
  • Auf Nutzung des Übersetzungssystems aktualisiert. Übersetzungen bitte über einreichen.
  • Auf WordPress 4.3-Stil aktualisiert