CatFolders – WP Media Folders

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Organize and manage your files with WordPress media folders. Fast, flexible, and professional.

Author:CatFolders (profile at
WordPress version required:5.2
WordPress version tested:6.5.3
Plugin version:2.4.5
Added to WordPress repository:15-10-2022
Last updated:03-06-2024
Rating, %:88
Rated by:13
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Total downloads:17 282
Active installs:2 000+
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Categorize media files better and faster with WP Media Folders – CatFolders.

CatFolders creates folders in WordPress media library using the latest technology and minimum loading elements. It delivers a media file manager with the fastest performance possible.

What sets it apart from other media library plugins is SPEED! Just install the free version, create a hundred folders, and see it for yourself ????



After installing and activating WP Media Folders, you will have an integrated folder tree right inside the WordPress media library.

Unlimited folders
With WP Media Folders – CatFolders Lite version, you will be able to create unlimited main folders and freely move them to the position you want.

Import categories from other WP media folders plugins
Are you considering migrating to CatFolders? We’ve got it covered! With CatFolders, importing your established folder structure is simple and takes only one click. You will then be able to find your familiar categories in CatFolders-fashion.

CatFolders supports easy folder import from these plugins:

  1. FileBird by NinjaTeam
  2. Enhanced Media Library by wpUXsolutions
  3. WordPress Media Library Folders by Max Foundry
  4. WordPress Real Media Library by Devowl
  5. WP Media Folder by JoomUnited
  6. HappyFiles by Thomas Ehrig
  7. Folders by Premio
  8. Wicked Folders

Works with Media Library Assistant
CatFolders enhances Media > Assistant admin submenu and supports the [mla_gallery] shortcode.
[mla_gallery mla_catf_folder=”120″]
[mla_gallery mla_catf_folder=”120″ attachment_category=mla-category]

Drag and drop multiple files
You can bulk select and drag & drop many files at once to put them in a destination folder. Folders can be bulk selected as well.

SVG support
Simply enable uploading SVG and other vector file types with sanitization included!

Remember recently opened folder
CatFolders comes with a variety of options to decide which folder to be opened on your first visit. You can choose to get back to your most recent folder, or always back to a specific folder, such as “Uncategorized” or “All files.”

Collapsible folder sidebar
The sidebar reserved for the folder tree can be collapsed so that you can have the full-screen view of the WP media library when needed.

Upload files to a specific folder
The enhanced media library uploader allows you to choose a folder first and then upload multiple files from your computer to that folder. You can also bulk-upload many folders from your storage to WordPress media library in a single drag-and-drop.

Works with Grid & List view
All files in a selected folder are sortable in list mode, which means you can easily sort your file list by file name, author, date, and custom post type where they are uploaded to.
In grid mode, CatFolders works great both in the media library and in the page/post editor. This helps you choose the media files you need for the work-in-progress content much faster than working with an unorganized media library.

API for developers
REST APIs allow external plugins to perform specific actions, such as getting folder structure or triggering automated tasks.


Advanced sort options
Once upgraded, you will be able to sort files by file name, created date, modified date, author, newest or oldest, etc. Whether you want to sort files and folders by default, or temporarily, there’s always a sorting method for you.

Create subfolders
Each subfolder is a child of the parent folder that is above it. With CatFolders Pro, a main folder can hold unlimited subfolders. The parent/child analogy helps you organize your files more efficiently. It’s very easy to hide or show all folders below the selected folder.

Folder access permissions
Enable global folder structure where everyone sees the same categorization, or set folder permissions based on user roles. Access permissions include add new, view, and edit folders. Recommended for multi-author blogs, multi-vendor marketplace websites, and ecommerce businesses.

Third-party themes and page builders
Not every theme and plugin has the same way of building, we work hard to deliver extra compatibility. So WP Media Folders will work with these builders throughout your website building stage:

  • Gutenberg
  • Elementor
  • WPBakery
  • Visual Composer
  • Themify
  • Divi Builder by Elegant Themes
  • Thrive Architect
  • Beaver Builder
  • Oxygen
  • Cornerstone Page Builder
  • Tatsu Builder
  • Bricks – Visual Site Builder for WordPress
  • Brizy WordPress Builder
  • Fusion Page Builder
  • And many more!


A typical WordPress media library looks like a cluster of thousands of multimedia files. They are placed in year and month folderized order, and it can be really hard to find a specific image in a published page or post.

With WP Media Folders—CatFolders, you can categorize existing attachments and new uploads using a drag-and-drop user interface.

Learn more on how to optimize media management for your funnel website.