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Format Media Titles

Automatically formats the title (and optionally the ALT field) for new media uploads. No need to manually edit the title anymore every time you upload

It can be pretty tedious to have to manually edit the title for newly uploaded media items. This Plugin automates things by removing and replacing characters such as hyphens, and underscores, with spaces. The title can then be capitalized by a method of your choice:

  • First letter of each word capitalized.
  • First letter of first word capitalized only.
  • All letters made uppercase.
  • All letter made lower case.
  • No capitalization. Title remains unchanged.

You will especially benefit from this Plugin if your media files have descitpive names, as you won't have to manually edit them at all after uploading them!

Future versions of this Plugin will include:

  • More choice of characters to remove.
  • Optionally mirror the formatted title to the Alt text too.
  • Batch format media existing media library titles.

Please rate this Plugin if you find it useful. It only takes a moment but it's very much appreciated. :)

The Pro version of Format Media Titles is now available! Upgrade today for even more flexible plugin options.

Plus, the Pro version includes a batch processor to actively scan and (re)format all existing media as you want! Checkout the screenshots, or click here for more details.

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Author David Gwyer
Contributors dgwyer
Tags automatic, capitalize, characters, filter, Format, library, media, remove, replace, title, upload
  1. format-media-titles screenshot 1

    Default WordPress media upload. As you can see, the title needs manual editing.

  2. format-media-titles screenshot 2

    Same media upload with 'Format Media Titles' Plugin activated. No need to manually edit title anymore!

  3. format-media-titles screenshot 3

    More flexible options now available. (Pro only)

  4. format-media-titles screenshot 4

    Exclusive batch processor to (re)format existing media items. (Pro only)

  5. format-media-titles screenshot 5

    Support and license tab for links to documentation, and support. Enter plugin license key to receive automatic plugin updates. (Pro only)

The Plugin can be installed directly from the main WordPress Plugin page.

  1. Go to the 'Plugins => Add New' page.
  2. Enter 'Format Media Titles' (without quotes) in the textbox and click the 'Search Plugins' button.
  3. In the list of relevant Plugins click the 'Install' link for 'Format Media Titles' on the right hand side of the page.
  4. Click the 'Install Now' button on the pop-up page.
  5. Click 'Activate Plugin' to finish installation.
  6. Configure Plugin options from the admin Settings page.
  7. That's it!


  • Fixed bug in formatting process (unexpected removal of character).


  • Updated plugin settings links.


  • Fixed broken links and updated plugin icon.


  • Updated plugin with 'Pro' links.


  • Added option to automatically add formatted title to the media caption field.
  • Added option to automatically add formatted title to the media description field.


  • Added option to automatically add formatted title to the media ALT field.
  • Now fully translatable!
  • Minor tweaks to the plugin options page.


  • Fixed error when saving plugins settings. This fix may require you to check plugin settings and re-save.


  • Updated plugin settings page.
  • Removed redundant code.
  • Tested with WordPress 4.0.

0.1 Initial Release

Version 0.30

Requires WordPress version: 2.7 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.5.6

Last Updated 27 Oct 2016

Date Added: 25 Oct 2011

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