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Media Library File Download


Tired of right clicking to save images from Media Library? This plugin allows you to download and replace files directly from your Media Library. It adds a button to download the original, saving you time and clicks! As of 2023, you can now export the entire Media Library in a single click.


  • NEW FEATURE!!! One click download export of entire Media Library to zip file.
  • Download image or file to your computer while in Media Library Modal or Attachment View (doesn’t open file in browser)
  • Download image or file to your computer while in Media Library List View (doesn’t open file in browser)
  • Replace Same File Type
  • Tiny footprint

PRO Features

  • Compress and select multiple files for bulk download (downloads a zip file of selected images)
  • Download single files in one click while in Thumbnail View hover
  • Download single files in one click while in List View


  • The download single file button in modal view.
  • The Export Media Library button.
  • The download and replace button in Edit Media Attachment view.
  • The download single file in one click while in List View. (PRO)
  • The select multiple files in bulk and Download Archive from Thumbnail view. (PRO)
  • The select multiple files in bulk and Download Archive from List view. (PRO)


Installing via the WordPress dashboard:

  1. Browse to Plugins – Add New in your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Search for “media library file download” using the search box on the right.
  3. Find the Media Library File Download plugin in the search results and click Install Now.

Installing via FTP:

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/media-download directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Enjoy.

Installing via WP-CLI:

wp plugin install media-download


2024 ལོའི་ཟླ 4 ཚེས 1 ཉིན།
Exactly what I was looking for. The ability to download images from the media library with a simple download button. Worked as expected
2023 ལོའི་ཟླ 10 ཚེས 12 ཉིན།
Allows both downloading of individual media library items or the whole media library as a ZIP file. Simple plugin that works.
2023 ལོའི་ཟླ 5 ཚེས 29 ཉིན། 1 reply
Hyper pratique quand on cherche à récupérer les médias en masse de façon rapide! très facile d’utilisation, bravo aux concepteurs!
2023 ལོའི་ཟླ 1 ཚེས 12 ཉིན། 1 reply
The download feature is OK. You must click each individual image. You can’t do a bulk select and click a few at once for DL. But otherwise seems to work OK.
2022 ལོའི་ཟླ 8 ཚེས 29 ཉིན། 2 replies
If you can’t download media in bulk, the plugin is useless at all (you can download each image opening it and saving it on your computer).
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“Media Library File Download” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Media Library File Download” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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1.4 – 2023-03-28

  • Removed numerical naming upon one click export.
  • SDK update & compatibility

1.3 – 2022-12-31

  • NEW – One click download export of entire Media Library as a zip file.

1.2 – 2022-08-26

  • New – Added Download & Replace buttons to Media Single Post
  • PRO Tweak – Added Bulk Download to Media Library List mode
  • PRO New – Added Download link to Media Library List Mode
  • PRO Fix: clicking thumbnail hover icon in Media Library Grid Mode only downloaded once
  • PRO Fix – Removed download icon from thumbnail hover when in bulk download mode

1.1 – 2022-03-18

  • Download single file while in Thumbnail View Hover (Pro)

1.0 2020-05-18

  • Initial public release