Importing iPhoto Images Into WordPress

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by Ben Reiley, Demand Media

    Upload your image files in bulk with a WordPress plugin. Images

    If you use WordPress to power your business blog, you may have noticed that there is no bulk upload feature for images. If you have a large number of images to upload, perhaps for a large product catalog or help files for a software product, it would be very time-consuming to upload them all to the Media Library individually. However, there is a WordPress plugin that allows images to be uploaded in bulk. If your images are stored on iPhoto, you first need to export them to a folder on your computer, ready to upload.


    Open iPhoto and select all the images that you want to export. Click “File” and then click “Export.” Select “Kind” and then choose the file type you want the images to have on WordPress. Choose “Original” if you don’t want to change the file type. If your images are particularly large and you want to make them smaller, click “Size” and then choose the size you want. Click “Export,” choose an export location and then click “OK.”


    Load a browser window and log in to your WordPress admin account.


    Log in to your FTP account and navigate to your uploads folder. If you don’t know where your uploads folder is, go to “Settings,” then “Media” and check what is listed in the “Store uploads in this folder” text field. Drag your exported iPhoto images here.


    Go back to your WordPress administration panel. Click “Plugins” and then click “Add New.” Type “Add from Server” in the search box and press “Enter.” Locate “Add from Server” in the results and then click “Install Now.” When the plugin installs, click “Activate Plugin.”


    Click “Media” from the main menu and then click “Add from Server.” Browse to the folder into which you just uploaded the files and then select them all by ticking the box to the left of each one. Click “Import” when you’re done. The files will be added to your media library,

    About the Author

    Ben Reiley has been writing since 2007, focusing on bespoke projects for online clients such as The Institute of Coaching. This has been alongside work in research, Web design and blogging. A Linux fan and avid gamer, he has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in psychology, and further qualifications in statistics and business studies.

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