WP Media Overwrite

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Replaces files automatically which have the same file name and are stored within the same folder

Author:Ironikus (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:4.7
WordPress version tested:5.6.4
Plugin version:1.0.0
Added to WordPress repository:25-12-2020
Last updated:25-12-2020
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Plugin URI:https://ironikus.com/downloads/wp-media-overw...
Total downloads:496
Active installs:20+
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WordPress does not overwrite files that have the same name. Instead, it appends a number or random value at the end of it to make it unique:
filename.png will be turned to filename-1.png

If you do not want that, this plugin is for you. Instead of adding it as a separate file, it will replace the file if it is within the same folder.
Here’s a list of all the available features:


  • Overwrite files that have the same name within the same folder
  • Compatible with Windows Azure integration and other plugins
  • Custom setting to automatically copy the data from the old file (Title, Caption, Alt text, description, metadata)

PLEASE NOTE: After a file is replaced, the old file is still visible within the media window. Once you refresh, it is gone.