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Media Library File Download


This plugin allows you to download files directly from your Media Library.


  • Downloads files while in Media Attachment View (doesn’t open them in the browser)
  • Tiny footprint

Pro Features

  • Bulk downloads
  • Convert images to another format
  • Compress bulk files for download
  • Support and feature requests

Coming Soon

  • Download single files while in Thumbnail View (hover and click)
  • Replace Files


  • The download button


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


May 20, 2020
Quick and easy installation, and works like a charm! I've been looking for a plugin like this, thank you. 🙂
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Contributors & Developers

“Media Library File Download” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial public release