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WordPress Image Browser Extender


WordPress Image Browser Extender is a plugin that will your to easily browse your images that are already uploaded to your website, select all the ones you want to add to your post or page, the structure you would like to use and then it inserts all appropriate syntax.

Installation is the same as another plugin:

  1. Unzip into your `/wp-content/plugins/` directory. If you’re uploading it make sure to upload the top-level folder. Don’t just upload all the php files and put them in `/wp-content/plugins/`.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Once on go to your editor and see that their is a new icon
  4. If the image does not show up right away you may need to go, via ftp, to wp-content/uploads/js_cache and then delete the file that is in that folder.

Once installed you will have an extra icon on your richtext editor on the first row, clicking on that icon will bring up the image browser.  The browser will like:

The top row will be the possible structure that you will be able to insert in to your post.  The next row will be your navigation between sets.  And the final row will be where your image reside.

There are three options in selecting your images, one is to simply click on one, another is to hold down ctrl + click on multiple images and lastly you can click on one image, hold down your mouse and then drag to select all the images you want to use/select.

What is unique about this browser is that you can select a few, then browse to the next set of images while still keeping the images you’ve selected already.

Once you have grabbed all the images you want to use and select the size, structure and pattern, hit insert and you are good to go.

Not sure what other improvement can be made, but I am open to suggestions.



This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

See the GNU General Public License for more details:

Final words and Support

This has been tested on IE7, FF2, Opera 9, and Safari 3 and since there is some JavaScript trickery going it may have issues in other browsers I have not tested.  Please let me know if you have any JavaScript errors that are related to the edit page and I will try to get it fixed.

Below is the comment section where you can get the best support.

Lastly, if you like this plugin, feel free to link back and/or donate to help with bandwidth.

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6 Responses to “WordPress Image Browser Extender”

Can you help me with some instructions on translating/language support?

does not seem to work with wp 2.7 beta3 9841 :-( but no error message can be seen when pressing the insert button, its just that nothign happens :-(

seems to have been a problem with wp, updated wp to 2.7-beta3-9858 and it works now, BUT it doesn’t use the default wp classes for the isnerted images, i.e. class = size-thumbnail :-(

oh, one more thing, your plugin inserts the picture description into the alt tag but not into the title tag, wouldn’t it be better to insert the description there as well instead of what it does now?


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