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Real Media Library: WordPress Media Library Folders & File Manager

Real Media Library helps you with media management. Organize thousands of uploaded files into folders, collections and galleries. A real file manager that allows you to manage large amounts of files in WordPress.


Real Media Library has a lot of features for the WordPress Media Library.

Complete file and folder manager

Create, rename, move and delete a folder

Drag & Drop your files in folders

Drag & Drop and image to move it into a folder, where you can find other files

Create shortcuts for files

Hold SHIFT and move a file with drag & drop to another folder in order to create a shortcut

Filter in inserting media dialog

In the WordPress inserting media dialog, you find the folder on the left hand side to filter your files

Custom image order

Move files per drag & drop  to change their order or use some order function e.g. to oder all files of the folder your are currently in by title ascending

Works also great in list-mode

WordPress Real Media library with a the WordPress media library in list-mode

Advanced upload management

On uploading a file, a modal appears, which shows the current status, remaining time of the upload and the upload speed

Upload files directly to folders

In the WordPress media upload dialog you choose in which folder your file should be uploaded

Create galleries from folder

Create a gallery with the images of one gallery folder in the Gutenberg editor
You want a list of all features? Get it by scrolling down!

Supported Languages

Real Media Library is in multiple languages available.

Translation English



Translation Dutch


Translation Spanish


Translation French




Translation Swedish



Translation Indian


Translation Chinese



Your language is not available and you are a native speaker? Translate the plugin and get a free licence. Just open a support ticket to get instructions from us.

Customer Opinions

Over 15,000 people have already purchased WordPress plugins from devowl.io.

4.8 out of 5.0 stars rating
“This is an absolutely indispensable tool, if you want to structure your media library properly. I am completely satisfied!”

have bought Real Media Library

“Just an excellent plugin. Well-designed, high useability, with solid support. Essential for WP sites.”

have bought Real Media Library

“I can’t tell you what’s better. The plugin does exactly what it’s supposed to do and the support is first class.”
Gerhard Werner

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Free Test Drive

You want to try Real Media Library for WordPress before buying? Take a free test drive and play around!

A test drive is a WordPress installation with the pre-installed plugin just for you. You can do what every you want on this installation.

Free version without PRO features

Alternatively, you can install our free version without the PRO features into your own WordPress installation. It is available at wordpress.org or you can install it directly into your WordPress installation under Plugins > Add New.


Lifetime License: 39 USD excl. VAT

  • 1 Site
  • All PRO features
  • Updates forever
  • Premium support for 6 months

Buy Real Media Library


Real Media Library is compatible with the most popular page builders, themes and popular WordPress plugins. You can buy our plugin in the security that it works with your WordPress. In the rare case that the Real Media Library is not compatible with a popular page builder, theme or plugin, just open a support ticket and we will make it work.

Page Builders

Add-on: Real Physical Media

Real Media Library creates a virtual folder structure to make it easy for you: URLs of uploads do not change if you reorganize and move files.

Get even more out of your folders! The add-on Real Physical Media reflects the folder structure created with Real Media Library into your file system (URLs of uploads changes). The extra feature not only gives you a better file structure when working with an FTP client, but a more descriptive file path. This SEO optimization will drive traffic directly to your website from image search engines!

Real Physical Media Add-on
Perfect Match

Complementary WordPress Plugins

Real Media Library add-ons are available to extend the media management capabilities in WordPress even further. And we have plugins, which allow you to work even better with WordPress!

Real Category Management let you sort posts, pages and custom post type content in folders

Real Category Management

Manage posts, pages and custom post-types in an explorer-like tree view and create a custom order for your categories and other taxonomies.

Learn about Real Category Management

Real Physical Media reflects your Real Media Library folder structure to the file system

Real Custom Post Order

Custom post order for posts, pages, WooCommerce products and custom post types using drag and drop.

Learn about Real Custom Post Order

Real Thumbnail Generator regenerates multiple thumbnails

Real Thumbnail Generator

Single or mass image regeneration for your WordPress media thumbnails. Create a custom thumbnail upload structure for all your images.

Learn about Real Thumbnail Generator

All Features of Real Media Library for WordPress

Real Media Library comes with many more features besides those shown above. See why our solution is the best WordPress plugin for media management with folders.  

  • WordPress 5.x / Gutenberg ready
  • Folder for the WordPress media library
  • Drag & Drop your files
  • Works great on touch devices
  • Create shortcuts of files in multiple folders. Shortcuts do not require physical storage space (0 kb).
  • Full control over your folders in one toolbar (create, rename, delete)
  • Rearrange folders by drag & drop or by criterium (e.g. name in ascending order)
  • Sort folder contents by drag & drop or criteria (e.g. A-Z) automatically or once
  • Bulk select folders and delete multiple folders at once
  • Filter in the WordPress insert media dialog
  • Advanced media library uploader
  • Upload files directly to a folder
  • Create dynamic galleries from a folder with Gutenberg block or shortcode
  • Order folder contents by drag & drop or by criterion (date, name, …)
  • Quickly navigate to folders with quick folder search
  • Translated into several languages
  • Compatible with all major themes, page builders and many plugins
  • Supports WordPress Multisite (each page has its own folder tree)
  • GPDR/DSGVO: The plugin does not collect personal data without your consent!
  • Import categories/folders from plugins like FileBird, FileBase, Folders, Media Library Assistant, Enhanced Media Library, Media Library Organizer, WordPress Media Library Folders by Mediamatic, Media Library Folders and more

Full-featured file manager for media management

Real Media Library is a WordPress plugin that empowers you with advanced media management. With this plugin you are able to organize the thousands of images, audio, video and PDF files in your media library into folders. Basically it is a file manager like Windows Explorer or Mac Finder, but for WordPress.


Why do you need this plugin?

A growing WordPress blog or website means that you add a lot of new media files to your database every day. In a few weeks your website will be filled with thousands of media files. How will you be able to find one of these files in a flat list? Of course, you can use the WordPress search function and spend a few hours to find a file, but who can remember the names of thousands of files?


Organize your media with ease

This is where the Real Media Library Plugin comes in. With this plugin you can easily create folders, collections and galleries for your pictures to organize your media library properly. Next time you’re looking for a file, it’s just a click away in the file manager.

Organizing your blog media files with the Real Media Library plugin is as easy as dragging and dropping them into folders. You can rearrange the order of your files by dragging them around to move the important files to the top of the list for faster access.

Additionally, you can use the Real Media Library plugin to add media galleries into your posts directly from the WordPress ‘New Post’ editor. This allows you to add an entire media folder as a customizable gallery to your WordPress posts.

Real Media Library is the must-have WordPress plugin for media management, which can save you a lot of time that you have to spend on managing your media files.

Folders, Collections and Galleries

As you can see from the Real Media Library plugin screenshots (GIFs), it supports three ways to order your files:

Folder: A folder can contain any type of file and collections, but not galleries. To create a subfolder, simply select a folder from the list and click this button.

Collection: A collection cannot contain files. But you can create other collections and galleries there. The above mentioned gallery is only a gallery data folder, which means that they are not automatically placed in your frontend (your website). You can create a visual gallery from this gallery data folder using the Gutenberg editor in your page/post.

Gallery: A gallery data folder can only contain images. It is easier for you to distinguish where your visual galleries are located. You can also drag and drop the images into your own image order.

Developer Friendly

You are a developer and want to write an add-on for Real Media Library or make your plugin compatible with ours? We are happy to help you!

Frontend API

Our plugin is written in React and we provide you with a JavaScript API that you can use inside a React application or with plain JavaScript.

Read frontend documentation

Backend API

Our modern PHP backend offers WordPress actions & filters, an extensible PHP API and REST API endpoints. Work with what you prefer.

Read backend documentation

Free Support

We like to work with other WordPress developers. If you need assistants to use our product for your code projects, just open a support ticket.

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Real Media Library is a modern and high quality plugins. But we try our best to ensure backwards compatibility so you can use it even if your setup is not the latest.

PHP Version 7.0 or newer
WordPress Version 5.0 or newer
Browser Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Opera or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
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