Updated on May 12, 2023
Do you want to download all of your WordPress website's images and media files?
There are several methods for downloading all of your WordPress media library files. One method is to use an FTP client, but this is not the most user-friendly for beginners.
In this article, we'll walk you through the process of downloading your entire WordPress media library.
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Since the WordPress Media Library stores all media files you have uploaded to your website (images, videos, etc.), it is a good practice to have a local backup of it. In case you don't want to have a full local backup of your website, we recommend you at least back up your media library, since that is typically what the majority of a website's content is: media files.
You can also use a fully automated WordPress backup solution to backup your entire WordPress site (including plugins, themes, posts, and the media library). You could also use your WordPress hosting account's file manager or FTP, but those solutions are generally more time-consuming.
The first thing you need to do is install and activate the Export Media Library plugin.
UpdraftPlus is the best WordPress backup plugin that you can use to create automatic backups of your website.
You can also use UpdraftPlus to manually download the WordPress media library.
Regardless of the method you use, downloading your WordPress media library is a simple process. You can quickly complete this procedure with any of the three options above, whether you want to keep an extra copy of your media library for backup purposes or transfer your images to another site.
Do you have any questions about downloading a WordPress media library? If so, please leave your questions in the comments section below.
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