How to Download Your Entire WordPress Media Library

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WordPress is the most popular CMS, and tons of people worldwide use this CMS. Since a lot of people use this CMS, therefore, you should take the security more seriously. One of the ways can be backing up your media files. So, if you ever lose your website’s data, you can recover it with the files you have. 

Downloading wordpress media files one by one can be a very long-term and tiring process. You can download WordPress media library all at once. If you don’t know how to do it, follow this post, and you will be able to do it on your own. 

Let’s begin, then. 

How to Download WordPress Media Library

There are several plugins that can be used to download WordPress media library. In this post, I am going to use the Export Media Library plugin. It is one of the free and best plugins to download WordPress media library. 

First, navigate to Plugin -> Add New and search for ‘Export Media Library’. Install the plugin, and don’t forget to activate it. 

Now, navigate to Media -> Export

You have two folder structure options, single folder with all files, and a nested folder. If you want all files in one folder, then choose single; otherwise, choose the nested folder. You may also compress the files. Please remember that compression requires more time than a regular download. 

After checking the settings, hit ‘Download zip’ button. 

Your media files will be downloaded in a while. 


In this way, you can download all your WordPress media library very easily. Now, you will be able to do it all on your own. If you liked the post, then please share it with your friends, and don’t forget to leave your comments in the box below.


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