WEBFI-WordPress-How to Easily Replace Image and Media Files in WordPress

Replacing an image in WordPress can be a tedious process. You need to upload a new file, rename it and insert it into the old post. There is an easier way using a plugin. In this video, we will show you how to easily replace image and media files in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

Start by installing and activating the Enable Media Replace plugin.

Now you can go to Media, Library and go to list view.

Go to the image you need to replace and click replace media.

Here you will be able to upload the new image.

You can either replace the file or replace the file with a new file name and update all links to the old file.

Now all of the links and media file names will be updated.

Related Links:

Enalbe Media Replace



  • Faospark on March 12, 2015

    a simple task that is seem to me the core seem to not bother to tackle for the past 5 years.

  • Emile LeVeille on April 11, 2015

    im not having any luck with this. it worked at first and now all the buttons have been replaced with all the names of the images…

  • Stan on July 5, 2015

    Unfortunately it doesn't work.

  • Priscilla Raj on February 5, 2016

    How fast do you think you can explain something? Key word beginnners right?

  • vedat gursoylu on November 25, 2016

    thanks so much

  • LeJuan Williams on December 27, 2016

    I can't believe this doesn't have more views. This is a life saver. I won't even go into the details lol…. I'm 31 up

  • BigBoyTravel on January 23, 2017

    why does this require a 3rd party plugin?
    should just be part of WordPress
    also I cant seem to get this plugin to actually work constantly with how it handles caching

  • Tony Denson on July 23, 2017

    Quick and clean instructions Thank you so much

  • Plasma Multimedia on September 27, 2017

    very helpful !

  • Bart J. Braswell on September 29, 2017


    I changed an image size in media gallery, and then restored it, but now I can't see the different image sizes options under attachment display settings. How do I get it back? Thanks.

  • Esraa AG on August 2, 2018

    Thank you very much, this was really helpful

  • dave Wettlaufer on August 23, 2018

    talk to fast

  • Leonardo Ramírez on February 4, 2019

    I can't find certain images in the library that are actually visible in the landing page, why is this?

  • Ahmed Vlogs on April 22, 2019

    what about replacing multiple images bulk replacement

  • Rohan Seinor on January 10, 2020

    I just want to replace a YOUTUBE VIDEO on a page. Downloaded the plugin, but still no help. Next suggestion? The other video on our site still auto-plays on a mobile device, but there is blank space on the computer website.

  • John C on January 8, 2021

    this is not working if you keep the same name of the file. You have to rename the filename to make it work – which defeats the entire purpose of this plugin and makes it useless!

  • Marsida Rushaj on November 22, 2021

    Why it doesn’t show for me replace option

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