This ‘Media Library’ tutorial covers:

  • Locating the Media Library
  • Accepted media types
  • Editing files from the Media Library
  • Deleting images, videos, audio and documents

The Media Library is a directory of every media file that gets uploaded to your site. Every image, video, audio track and document that gets uploaded, whether from the page or post editor or directly from the Media Library screen, can be viewed, edited and managed here.

The Media Library offers a powerful search function complete with built-in filters to make sorting through hundreds or thousands of images quick and efficient.

Hovering over files listed in the Media Library reveals options for editing and deleting images. The ‘Edit Media’ screen provides tools for viewing file details (like where the file is stored, what size it is and what type of file it is), as well as options for managing the file title, caption, alternative text, description and even some basic image edits.

The ‘Delete Permanently’ option in the Media Library will completely remove that item and cannot be restored.