Zu Media


This plugin includes several enhancements to the WordPress Media Library that can be used within specialized themes or separately. The plugin allows users to quickly organize all their media into folders. You can easily drag and drop images into folders and change the tree view of the folders as you wish. The plugin also allows you to calculate the dominant color for all images in your Media Library (which can then be used in different blocks or shortcodes), add different categories and tags to images, create a set of media sizes to display Responsive Images, and much more.

Folders Features

  • Create unlimited folders in the Media Library
  • Allows to rename and delete folders
  • Drag and drop folders, change order, and hierarchy
  • Bulk select images and media files and drag them to any folder
  • Assign colors to selected folders
  • Lock folders – images in locked folders cannot be used for random selection
  • Customize the look and feel of your folders
  • Monitor orphaned media library files
  • Import folders from other plugins (WP Media Folder)
  • Responsive layout

Other Features

  • Calculates the dominant color for all images in the Media Library
  • Adds a field displaying the dominant color to the image detail
  • Provides an API for getting the dominant color and updating it
  • Allows you to add post categories and post tags for images
  • Creates a new category ‘location’ and lets you manage it
  • Adds a new meta with the calculated image ratio and displays it in the image detail
  • Registers a set of media sizes to display Responsive Images
  • Provides API for getting different image properties
  • Adds several new color schemes for admin
  • Compatible with the latest version of WordPress


  • Plugin Settings Page
  • Media Folders Settings Section
  • Media Library with Folders
  • Bulk drag & drop
  • Drag & drop over folders tree
  • Folders Toolbar


  1. Upload the zu-media folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin using the Plugins menu in your WordPress admin panel.
  3. You can adjust the necessary settings using your WordPress admin panel in Settings > Zu Media.
  4. You can import folders form other plugins or create new folders in the Media Library and then easily organize your files with drag and drop.


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  • Zukit updated to version 1.2.3
  • modified Sizes table according to the changes in Zukit
  • min php and wp versions updated
  • tested for compatibility with WP 5.7.1
  • small improvements


  • fixed bug with loading preview styles in add-on
  • fixed bug with reloading Sizes table
  • adapted after refactoring selectOption and toggleOption
  • adapted after changing the position of the divider
  • adapted to other changes in Zukit
  • small CSS improvements


  • added logic for icons in WP version up to 5.5
  • improved JS and CSS for WP with version less than 5.5
  • changed license to GPL-2.0
  • tested for compatibility with WP 5.7
  • small improvements


  • refactoring ratio getter and public API methods
  • added icons, screenshots and readme
  • deleted all direct references to CSS prefix
  • improved css for some media breakpoints
  • introduced boxed mode
  • implemented Folders Preview for the Settings Page
  • added support for default folder color
  • implemented locked folders
  • added colored folders for tree
  • added colors panel for folders
  • added support for SVG folders
  • replaced deprecated jQuery methods
  • fixed bug with breadcrumb
  • fixed bug with close button
  • adapted to the latest changes in Zukit
  • added Ajax trait and implemented extension of zudata REST route
  • refactoring source folder structure
  • some optimization
  • small improvements


  • changed text domain from zumedia to zu-media
  • adapted to latest changes in Zukit
  • small improvements


  • implemented stable version of Media Folders
  • implemented convert_taxonomy via Ajax
  • implemented fix_orphaned utility
  • refactoring ImageSizes with new parent class
  • refactoring AdminColors with new parent class
  • moved Location helpers to trait
  • moved Attachments helpers to trait
  • replaced zu() calls to snippets
  • refactoring cached methods
  • added disable_cache option
  • implemented version of Settings page with Gutenberg support (with Zukit framework)


  • starting folders implementation


  • added reset_cached when plugin options updated (saved)


  • improved attachements ID in media popup
  • fixed work under WordPress 5.3


  • added onlight attribute to gallery shortcode


  • added language code to cachekey for galleries and folders


  • fixed bug if $_post_id does not exist


  • added check for post_parent in All Attachements meta box
  • added Detach Image action
  • added detach_attachment() function


  • improved CDN support for generated HTML


  • improved Media Actions meta box (added spinner to all actions)
  • fixed bug when searching galleries for all pages


  • fixed bug in All Attachements table (when Folder is root)