Auto Categorizing Existing Images

This functionality requires the Bulk & Quick Edit Addon.

The Auto Categorization Addon works with the Bulk & Quick Edit Addon to provide options within the Media Library to automatically categorize existing images that have already been uploaded.

This is useful if:

  • You are installing the Auto Categorization Addon on an existing WordPress web site, where images already exist in the Media Library,
  • You have made a change to the Minimum Confidence level, and want to re-categorize images that may have been previously automatically categorized by the Addon.

To bulk (re)categorize existing Images, click on Media in the WordPress Administration menu.

List View

If you are viewing uploads in the list view (i.e. a table similar to how Pages and Posts are displayed in the WordPress Administration interface):

  • Tick the checkboxes beside the images that you wish to select
    Auto Categorize: Bulk Actions List: Checkbox
  • Click the Bulk Actions dropdown
  • Choose the Auto Categorize option
    Auto Categorize: Bulk Actions List: Select
  • Click the Apply button

An on screen progress bar will be displayed, updating as each image is categorized.
Auto Categorize: Bulk Actions List: Progress Bar

Each image will also have its Media Categories updated, if auto categorization was successful.

Any errors during the process will be displayed
Auto Categorize: Bulk Actions List: Error Message

Grid View

If you are viewing uploads in the grid view:

  • Click the Bulk Select button
    Auto Categorize: Bulk Actions Grid: Bulk Select Button
  • Click the image(s) that you wish to auto categorize
    Auto Categorize: Bulk Actions Grid: Bulk Select Images
  • Click the Auto Categorize button

An on screen progress bar will be displayed, updating as each image is categorized.
Auto Categorize: Bulk Actions Grid: Progress

Any errors during the process will be displayed
Auto Categorize: Bulk Actions List: Error Message