By clicking Add New on the Media menu you can upload image, audio, video and other files to your Media Library without having to start a new post or page.

This method can be used to upload any file provided:

It is an allowed file format. Allowed file formats include: jpg jpeg png gif doc pdf mp3 ppt wmv mp4 xls ins isf te xbk notebook m4a ist kmz kes mov flp avi swf wxr xml wav fjsw docx pptx xlsx xml m4v max kmz zip

The file is not larger than the maximum file upload size (50 MB).


Uploading files directly to your media library is as simple as:

1. Click on Media > Add New.

2. On the Upload Media page click on the Select Files to choose a file from your computer to upload.

You can drag and drop files from your computer into the Drop files here if you are using a web browser that supports HTML 5 (such as the latest version of Chrome, FireFox or Safari).

Select files to upload

3. Locate the file(s) on your hard drive

4. Click Open to start uploading the file

5. While your file(s) are uploading you will see a progress bar.

6. When a file has finished uploading, you will see a Edit link on the right.

Edit link

7. Clicking on the Edit link allows you to edit the Title, Caption, and Description for a file

8. You can also copy the File URL location. This is what you use to link to the file in Text widgets, links (via Links > Add New) and posts (or pages).

Edit media page

The following image settings can be changed:

  • Title – Image title to be displayed when the image attachment page is viewed.
  • Alternative text – displayed when images don’t load.
  • Caption – displayed when a caption is added.
  • Description – information you want displayed when an image is viewed on it’s attachment page.

The following image settings can’t be changed:

  • File name – name of your file. If you want this changed you need to rename the file on your computer before uploading.
  • File type – Automatically displayed based on the file type you uploaded.
  • Upload date – date the image was uploaded.
  • Dimensions – width and height of the original image.

9. Once you’ve completed all edits click Update.