WordPress Flash Uploader

'Wordpress Flash Uploader' is a replacement of the internal flash uploader which let you also manage your whole WordPress installation and s

Author:Michael Dempfle (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:2.7
WordPress version tested:6.0.3
Plugin version:3.4.2
Added to WordPress repository:19-04-2010
Last updated:18-01-2023
Rating, %:60
Rated by:4
Plugin URI:http://www.tinywebgallery.com/blog/wfu
Total downloads:104 962
Active installs:1 000+
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‘WordPress Flash Uploader’ is a flash uploader that replaces the existing flash uploader and let you manage your whole WordPress installation. You can also include the flash to your site and enable your users to upload/manage files based on user names, groups or roles.
The WordPress Flash Uploader does contain 2 plugins: ‘WordPress Flash Uploader’ and ‘Sync Media Library’.
‘Sync Media Library’ is a plugin which allows you to synchronize the WordPress database with your
upload folder. You can upload by WFU, FTP or whatever and import this files to the Media Library.


  • Support of all features of TFU: http://www.tinywebgallery.com/en/tfu/web_overview.php
  • Add the flash uploader to the site! You can define different profiles for users, groups and roles! So you can define exactly who can do/upload what and where on the server! See the frontend settings for details.
  • Manage your WordPress installation with WFU.
  • Synchronize the upload folder with the media library.
  • Synchronize the media library automatically using the wordpress cron
  • Define the extensions that should be synchronized.


WordPress has a flash uploader which was not working on any of my servers. So I decided to write a
wrapper for the TWG Flash Uploader which works on most servers so far.
WordPress 2.5+ includes a new Media manager, However, it only knows about files which have been uploaded
via the WordPress interface, not files which have been uploaded via other means (eg, FTP or WFU).
So I had to implement something that does the synchronisation.
The final result are actually two plugins in one. The ‘WordPress Flash Uploader – WFU’ and the
‘Sync Media Library’. WFU is the wrapper for the TWG Flash Uploader and with ‘Sync Media Library’
you can syncronize the upload folder with the WordPress database. I implemented this as seperate
menu items because maybe you want to upload your files with FTP and you can syncronize your
files without using WFU.

Have fun using WFU,

Website / Help / Forum

Website: http://www.tinywebgallery.com/blog/wfu/
Forum: http://www.tinywebgallery.com/en/forum.php


Please go to the settings page of WordPress Flash Uploader. There you find a small donation section. Thank you for your support.