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#47134 closed feature request (invalid)

Media Library

Reported by: shawnkeenegmailcom's profile shawn.keene@… Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: administration Cc:


I used the feedback link on the site to send this, but was told I need to send my suggestion using this form instead, so here it is again:

I'm frustrated when I'm looking for a specific media file (video for example) and the media library only shows thumbnails without filenames or dates or other info that might help me find the correct file.

I'd love a "details" view in the Media library that shows a couple columns like Filename, Upload Date, Uploaded by person name, etc.

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picture.png (1.1 MB) - added by shawn.keene@… 5 years ago.
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Change History (7)

#1 @desrosj
5 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Media
  • Focuses administration added
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to feature request

Hi @shawnkeenegmailcom,

Thanks for the ticket, and welcome to Trac!

When viewing the media library, there are two icons next to the "All media items" dropdown. The first one represents the list view, and the second represents the grid view. The list view is a WP_List table that displays the file name, title, date, and post the file is attached to. This table can be filtered to alter the columns and their content.

If I am misunderstanding your request, feel free to reopen this with more details.

5 years ago


#2 @shawn.keene@…
5 years ago

  • Resolution invalid deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

I'm afraid I don't see what you mentioned when I choose media on the wordpress site. I attached a picture screenshot, can you let me know where it should be?

#3 @desrosj
5 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

The screen that you attached is a interface, and not one by default in WordPress Core.

In my screenshot, you'll see the blue icon next to the dropdown I mentioned. For further support with the screen you attached, please reach out to support.

#4 @shawn.keene@…
5 years ago

I tried and they told me to come here. This is getting a little crazy and honestly frustrating.

#5 @afercia
5 years ago

@shawnkeenegmailcom I'm sorry you're feeling frustrated. Please consider is the home of the open source project while is the home of a private company that uses WordPress for its services. More information here:

By the way, if you click on "WP Admin" at the bottom of the left sidebar in your screenshot, you will be able to access the legacy administration pages and find the screen @desrosj suggested you. I'm afraid this is the only advice I can offer you. For further support, please ask the Automattic team.

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