Assigning Media Categories to Media

Media Categories can be assigned to Media items in any of WordPress’ Media views.

Edit Media: List View

Assigning Media: List View

In the WordPress Administration interface:

  • Click on Media in the WordPress Administration Menu
  • Click on the List icon, towards the top of the screen

To edit the Media Categories for a Media Item, click on the Media Item
Assigning Media Categories: Edit Media

On the edit screen, click the checkboxes next to the Media Categories that you want to apply to this Media item
Assigning Media Categories: Assign Media Categories

Click Update when done.

Edit Media: Grid View

Assigning Media: Grid View

In the WordPress Administration interface:

  • Click on Media in the WordPress Administration Menu
  • Click on the Grid icon, towards the top of the screen

To edit the Media Categories for a Media Item, click on the Media Item
Assigning Media Categories: Edit Media

On the edit screen, click the checkboxes next to the Media Categories that you want to apply to this Media item
Assigning Media Categories: Assign Media Categories

As soon as you click on a Media Category, it will be assigned / unassigned from the Media item.  There’s no need to click Save.

Edit Post: Add Media

When editing Posts, Pages or Custom Post Types, Media Library Organizer’s Categories are available when WordPress’ Media view is presented (for example, when using the Add Media or Set Featured Image options):

Assigning Media Categories: Assign Media Categories

Click the checkboxes next to the Media Categories that you want to apply to this Media item.