Media items are another type of content that WordPress lets you manage. These are normally files that you will include in the body of a post, page, or other content type.
Following are examples of media items:
- an image in JPG, PNG, GIF, or SVG format
- a PDF document
- A Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document
- An MP3 audio file
- A video in MP4 or MOV format
The WordPress file uploader supports many other file types. The WordPress Codex includes a complete list of supported types.
Managing media items
As seen throughout this online user guide, you will normally upload media items to your site directly on the post or page that will include the item.
For example, as discussed in Adding Images, if you want to include a photo on your About page you’ll normally upload the photo while editing the About page.
However, you can also add, edit, and delete all media items from a central location: the Media > Library menu.
In the media library you’ll find all media files that have been attached to a page, as well as those that have been uploaded but not attached. You can view a summary of these items in either a listing format:
or a grid format:
In either format, simply click an item to edit its details.