FileBird – WordPress Media Library Folders & File Manager


Best plugin of all time to categorize WordPress media library with folders.

Let’s organize WordPress media library folders using a drag and drop organizer.

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FileBird enhances your media library with a clean user interface, native icons, smooth drag & drop, dynamic gallery, and advanced sort options. With such a better organization, it becomes super easy to insert images into Gutenberg blocks, find old files, and remove unused images.

The free version allows you to create unlimited main folders and subfolders.

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FileBird allows you to create virtual folders to categorize your WordPress media file uploads. So when you move files and folders around, it won’t break the permalinks to your images in the page/post content.

With FileBird, you can save time on WP media management, search for any files & folders, sort them out, add product image gallery, download/export media folders, etc. That’s a great way to boost your admin workflow and productivity.

NEW – Folder Tree Themes (PRO)
Instead of the traditional gray shade of folder icon, now you can transform your “Folderella” into Dropbox theme or Windows 11 styling.

Download Media Folder (PRO)
Export an entire media folder, including its subfolders and files, in a single ZIP file. Keep the same folder structure. Backup categorized media files.

Smart Startup Folder
Choose a specific folder or previously opened folder upon startup. Quickly get back to work. Save more time.

File Location
Locate any file in its details modal and easily change its containing folder.

Friendly User Interface
Drag and drop to upload or bulk move files into folders. Drag and drop to arrange folders and subfolders.

Smart Context Menu
Right-click on any FileBird folder to quickly create a subfolder, rename, set color, cut, paste, or delete it just the way you do on your computer.

Full Control In One Toolbar
FileBird’s collapsible sidebar provides you with ultimate control over all WordPress media library folders.

Painless Migration
Import and seamlessly synchronize media category/folder structure from Enhanced Media Library, WP Media Folder by JoomUnited, WordPress Media Library Folders by Max Foundry, Real Media Library, and HappyFiles.

Export Folders Organization
One-click to export the whole WP media folder structure so that you can migrate it to your live sites or simply keep a backup.

User Based Folder View
Enabling this mode allows admins and other users access to create their own categories/directories. A user can freely manage his/her folders without affecting others’ directory structure.

Powerful Search Feature
You can sort and search for files and folder names not only in the Media library but also while browsing images through the page/post editor.

Various Sort Options (PRO)
Go advanced with 2 ways to sort folders and 10 ways to sort files. This is a great time-saver for all busy WordPress admins & webmasters.

Sort Files by File Size (PRO)
Now you can calculate your attachment size in a single click and be able to sort files by filesize.

Custom Folder Color (PRO)
Right-click on a specific folder to pick a distinct color. This helps differentiate it between numerous folders.

Multiple Tree View Styles (PRO)
Apart from the hierarchical tree view, you have an option to hide levels from the tree view, too. This flat tree view is very useful for those with a large number of folders.

Categorize Pages, Posts, and Custom Post Types (PRO)
Easily enable the folder tree to organize your WordPress pages, posts, plugins, WooCommerce coupons, discounts, and other CPTs.

Customizable Default File Order
Set a way of sorting files ascending/descending alphabetically by the file name, title, date, modified, and author.

Bulk-Delete Folders
Now, you can bulk-select folders and delete them in a single click. All those files will be moved to the Uncategorized folder and remain intact.

RTL Supported
FileBird supports RTL languages including Hebrew, Arabic, etc.

Many Languages Supported
This plugin supports most popular languages such as English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Dutch, Hebrew, etc.


That FileBird now comes with an addon to help you create a standalone WordPress document gallery using Gutenberg and FileBird folders?
→ Be sure to check it out: FileBird Document Library.


Are you a WordPress website administrator?

Managing a WordPress site means that you’ll be adding tons of multi-media files, such as images, videos, audios, documents, etc., into your WP media library.

As a result, your library has to store thousands of files and could become a total mess. WordPress default file name search function is a good thing but it will never match the ease of going directly to a folder. That’s when FileBird comes in to help with managing files in WordPress!

This media file manager gives you the ability to easily organize all files by drag and drop between folders. With FileBird in hand, things will be a lot better than they were.

The best thing about a folder-based structure is it makes it very easy to find the files you need and saves you so much time.

You won’t see WordPress media library not loading, as FileBird smart-loads one folder at a time.

🚀 Tips to manage WP media folders like a pro with FileBird

  • Upload multiple folders and their files directly from your computer to WordPress
  • Create a gallery from folders using the Gutenberg block of FileBird gallery
  • Create WordPress document gallery with shortcode
  • Resize the left sidebar to get an overview of all folders
  • Upload files to a specific folder by choosing the destination folder from the dropdown
  • Easily search for the name of file/folder
  • From the page/post composer, browse files and folders in the FileBird UI
  • While customizing WooCommerce email with a drag-and-drop email builder, you can quickly find the images you need
  • Keep your folders uncluttered by clearing out the old files using the Sort by file size feature
  • Press ESC to exit bulk select mode


With FileBird Pro, you will be able to use folders to organize posts, pages, WooCommerce products, coupons, templates, and other custom post types. These premium-only features include integrations with third-party themes and plugins.


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  • Media library folders
  • Drag and drop to organize folders
  • Bulk select and move files to a folder
  • Rename folder in smart context menu
  • Sort folders
  • Sort files
  • Upload files to a specific folder
  • FileBird gallery block settings


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • FileBird Gallery


Setup is easy and takes fewer than one minute.

  1. Download the plugin from, unpack it and upload the [FileBird] folder to your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins‘ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to your main WordPress menu > Media to create a folder to manage your files.

You’re done. Enjoy.


Do all of my previously uploaded files remain the same after I first install this plugin?

Yes, you can find all uploads in the All Files folder.

When I move an image to another folder, does this action affect how the image appears on the page/post?

No, it makes no changes to your images on the site’s front end.

If I create a folder or category, does this override the default WordPress path `wp-content/uploads/`?

No, it does not. The plugin helps organize files into folders visually. Every file permalink/URL remains unchanged.

What happens to my site if I uninstall FileBird?

No worries, your website will be completely unaffected. Upon deactivation, all your files can be found in the default WordPress media library.

How can I get support?

You can reach us here

Why should I buy the premium plugin?

If you wish to use FileBird folders in all premium page builders, you can upgrade to FileBird PRO. Premium features include advanced sort & filtering for both files and folders, download entire media folders, more themes, plugins & page builders supported.

Is that a one-time payment for FileBird Pro?

Yes! FileBird lifetime license costs you a one-time fee, you can use it on a single site, and get unlimited updates.

Happy Organizing! 😍


February 21, 2024
I'll keep this brief but to the point: Some time ago I tried out FileBird and although I very much liked the way it worked, I was ultimately left frustrated by relatively minor U/I glitches - and with some regret uninstalled it.Fast forward a few years... and I had a client with a particularly large Media Library - in desperate need of an add-on solution to help categorise and organise thousands of images on there.To be honest by then I had forgotten about FileBird.. but saw it riding high on the Plugins Directory rankings - so decided to give it another try.Good move! It now appears to be absolutely glitch-free and just........ works. Brilliantly.In all seriousness I do wish that WordPress consider acquiring the plugin and making it a core part of the WP experience. Yes, it's *that* good. Download and/or buy without hesitation.
February 21, 2024
This plugin is very easy to use and you end up with a very organised and well structuret set of media files.
February 19, 2024
Excellent plugin. Makes accessible, which should be built into the UI. Thank you so much.
February 17, 2024
I have been using this plugin for a couple of years and it is very convenient and easy to use. The team of developers is very helpful for any issue related to their plugin, many thanks to them!
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Contributors & Developers

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Mar 2, 2024 – Version 5.6.2

  • Updated: Open for Elementor free version
  • Added: Import folder from Mediamatic plugin
  • Improved: Image gallery

Jan 19, 2024 – Version 5.6.1

  • Fixed: XSS vulnerability

Jan 9, 2024 – Version 5.6.0

  • Fixed: Firewall blocking (Sucuri, GoDaddy, etc.)

Jan 9, 2024 – Version 5.5.9

  • Fixed: I18N issues
  • Fixed: Support SVG file
  • Fixed: Special symbols in folder name when exported
  • Updated: POT file

Dec 7, 2023 – Version

  • Fixed: Folder names in document library not seen on mobile

Nov 28, 2023 – Version 5.5.8

  • Fixed: Compatible with Polylang latest version

Nov 22, 2023 – Version 5.5.7

  • Added: Support YooTheme ver 4 and greater
  • Fixed: Conflict with ATUM Purchase Order Pro plugin (by Stock Management Labs™)

Nov 13, 2023 – Version 5.5.6

  • Fixed: Sorting in WooCommerce Products (PRO)

Nov 8, 2023 – Version 5.5.5

  • Fixed: Compatible with WP 6.4
  • Improved: Review suggestion

Oct 25, 2023 – Version 5.5.4

  • Fixed: Not show folder tree in post types (PRO)

Oct 24, 2023 – Version 5.5.3

  • Improved: Work with cache

Aug 31, 2023 – Version 5.5.2

  • Fixed: Counter wrong in popup modal with WPML (PRO)
  • Fixed: Support Betheme latest version (PRO)
  • Fixed: Conflict tooltip style with Betheme builder (PRO)
  • Fixed: Drag/drop attachment not working correctly (conflict with betheme builder drag/drop) (PRO)

Aug 23, 2023 – Version 5.5.1

  • Fixed: Error with WP 6.0.x

Aug 3, 2023 – Version 5.5

  • Added: New filter for Post Types Support: filebird_post_types
  • Added: Label All Posts/Pages/Items (PRO) & Logo Empty Folder
  • Added: Counter of folder on the right
  • Fixed: Tooltip of folder on the right
  • Fixed: Laggy moving
  • Improved: Logic and performance
  • Updated: POT files, updated Dutch Language

Jul 7, 2023 – Version 5.4.5

  • Added: Compatible with PDF Image Generator (By Mizuho Ogino)
  • Updated: Document Link
  • Fixed: PHP 8 warning

Jul 3, 2023 – Version 5.4.4

  • Added: Compatible with text block of UX builder (Theme Flatsome)
  • Fixed: Drop item when a subfolder is deleted
  • Fixed: Conpatible with Twenty twenty three theme

Jun 27, 2023 – Version 5.4.3

  • Fixed: Conflict with plugin CMS Tree Page View
  • Fixed: Set folder for cropped image

Jun 20, 2023 – Version 5.4.2

  • Added: Sync WPML

Jun 7, 2023 – Version 5.4.1

  • Fixed: Compatible with the latest version of Beaver Builder (PRO)
  • Fixed: PostType Tree keep loading with Editor Role (PRO)

Jun 5, 2023 – Version 5.4

  • Added: Support migrate folders from Wicked Folders plugin

May 15, 2023 – Version 5.3.2

  • Fixed: SQL security

May 11, 2023 – Version 5.3.1

  • Fixed: Guide link

May 8, 2023 – Version 5.3

  • Added: Options Choose user folder when import CSV (with attachments)
  • Fixed: Compatible with PHP 5.6, PHP 8.2
  • Fixed: Disable button Bulk select after moving files

Apr 18, 2023 – Version 5.2

  • Added: Folders for other post types (PRO)
  • Fixed: Error with layout of woo product
  • Fixed: Move files
  • Fixed: sql_require_primary_key

Apr 10, 2023 – Version 5.1.6

  • Fixed: Sql_require_primary_key in Digital Ocean
  • Fixed: Can not active when email has plus character

Mar 23, 2023 – Version 5.1.5

  • Supported: LearnPress
  • Supported: BeTheme
  • Fixed: Permission for generate-key api
  • Fixed: Gutenberg scroll folder

Jan 9, 2023 – Version 5.1.4

  • Fixed: Special symbol in image alt in gallery

Jan 4, 2023 – Version 5.1.3

  • Fixed: Conflict with PHP <7.4

Jan 3, 2023 – Version 5.1.2

  • Fixed: Download folder error (PRO)

Dec 28, 2022 – Version 5.1.1

  • Fixed and improved: Sort by file name (PRO)

Nov 15, 2022 – Version 5.1

  • Fixed: Import folders from WP Media Folders (by Damien Barrère)
  • Fixed: Move attachment

Nov 10, 2022 – Version 5.0.9

  • Added: Import folders from WP Media Folders (by Damien Barrère)

Oct 10, 2022 – Version 5.0.8

  • Improved: Review notice (display after 3 days when activated the first time)
  • Added: Hook for not create folder when uploading
  • Added: Open folder tree view for CPT UI plugin
  • Fixed: Small CSS

Sep 16, 2022 – Version 5.0.7

  • Updated: New algorithm

Sep 12, 2022 – Version 5.0.6

  • Fixed: SVG Icon in Safari
  • Added: Notice when create/update folder fail
  • Fixed: FileBird Gallery not display image when using EWWW Image Optimizer plugin
  • Fixed: Some bugs

Aug 11, 2022 – Version 5.0.5

  • Fixed: Some bugs

Aug 9, 2022 – Version 5.0.4

  • Fixed: Issue with
  • Fixed: Compatible with Themify
  • Fixed: PHP warnings

Jul 25, 2022 – Version 5.0.3

  • Fixed: Import from 3rd party plugins

Jul 21, 2022 – Version 5.0.2

  • Removed: CSS Gallery when not using Gutenberg
  • Improved: UI on mobile
  • Fixed: PHP warning

Jul 5, 2022 – Version 5.0.1

  • Updated: Korean Language
  • Removed: All .DS_Store files
  • Fixed: Module build failed

Jun 30, 2022 – Version 5.0

  • Added: FileBird Gallery Layouts (Flex | Manasory | Grid) and Lightbox
  • Added: New API method for Dev
  • Added: Some new settings
  • Added: Full Support Gutenberg Block Translation with new json file (you can generate by using wp i18n make-json which have been published by WP version 5)
  • Added: Support Korean Language
  • Added: Support Themify
  • Added: Recommended plugins
  • Optimized: Performance (FileBird 5 loads the previous versions, refactored code base, optimized query, removed some library, changed structure)
  • Improved: UI and notices
  • Updated: POT file
  • Fixed: CSS with LMS Plugin
  • Fixed: Minimize Upload Popup
  • Fixed: Warning in PHP 8 (Tested in PHP 8.1)
  • Fixed: Compatible with Enhanced Media plugin
  • Fixed: Some bugs

Feb 9, 2022 – Version

  • Optimized code

Jan 7, 2022 – Version 4.9.9

  • Fixed: Slow query
  • Fixed: File permissions
  • Fixed: Hide tab Import/Export error

Dec 30, 2021 – Version 4.9.8

  • Added: Import/Export folder structure into CSV
  • Added: Flat/Default tree view in modal
  • Improved: UI and text
  • Fixed: Conflict with Envato Market plugin

Dec 14, 2021 – Version 4.9.7

  • Fixed: Conflict with ACF
  • Fixed: Error in folder.php

Dec 06, 2021 – Version 4.9.6

  • Added: Support MailPoet

Dec 02, 2021 – Version 4.9.5

  • Added: Folder selector in Edit media
  • Fixed: WooCommerce conflict (break Upload Theme button)

Nov 10, 2021 – Version 4.9.4

  • Fixed: Elementor With PolyLang wrong folder counter
  • Fixed: Image ALT in FileBird Gutenberg Gallery

Sep 30, 2021

  • Updated: Some notice

Sep 14, 2021 – Version 4.9.3

  • Added: Import folders for Folders by Premio
  • Fixed: Compatible with WordPress old version.

Sep 9, 2021 – Version 4.9.2

  • Improved: Import notice
  • Fixed: Some small bugs

Aug 25, 2021 – Version 4.9.1

  • Fixed: Gutenberg widgets missing

Aug 13, 2021 – Version 4.9

  • Added: Infinite scroll
  • Added: Plugin activation alert
  • Added: Sorting by File Name in FileBird Gallery
  • Improved: Folder name sorting
  • Improved: German translation
  • Fixed: Drag files in Tablet

Jul 21, 2021 – Version 4.8

  • Fixed: Compatible with WordPress 5.8
  • Fixed: Replace image

Jul 15, 2021 – Version 4.7.8

  • Fixed: Conflict with Photo Gallery plugin
  • Fixed: ACF warning
  • Fixed: ACF meta field image can’t load
  • Fixed: WPML Counter (in WPML last version 4.4.10)

Jul 2, 2021 – Version 4.7.7

  • Added: Notice when a license was used
  • Supported: Enhanced Media Library
  • Supported: Media Library Assistant
  • Improved: Load large files
  • Improved: Translation (Added missing strings)
  • Fixed: Loading Uncategorized folder
  • Fixed: Context menu position
  • Fixed: Security
  • Fixed: Small bugs

Jun 11, 2021 – Version 4.7.4

  • Updated: Languages
  • Fixed: JS conflict with Divi builder
  • Fixed: WPML non translated mode make folder counter and files in folders get wrong
  • Fixed: Conflict with Debug Bar plugin
  • Fixed: PolyLang get missing files in folder
  • Fixed: Folder always loading
  • Fixed: Important security updates.

May 26, 2021 – Version 4.7.3

  • Improved: FileBird UI in Mobile
  • Improved: Library
  • Improved: Translations, update POT file
  • Fixed: Auto Update function conflict with plugins and themes
  • Fixed: Image validation for ACF plugin
  • Fixed: Gutenberg issues (Wrong tag …