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Format Media Titles


Format Media Titles WordPress plugin allows you to format titles for newly uploaded media items. 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 from the title 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 descriptive names, as you won’t have to manually edit them at all after uploading them!

As well as formatting the title for newly uploaded media items, you can also optionally copy the formatted title to the ALT, and description fields too, via plugin settings.

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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  • Default WordPress media upload. As you can see, the title needs manual editing.
  • Same media upload with ‘Format Media Titles’ Plugin activated. No need to manually edit title anymore!
  • More flexible options now available. (Pro only)
  • Exclusive batch processor to (re)format existing media items. (Pro only)
  • 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!


ဒီဇင်ဘာ 2၊ 2018 1 reply
Before I found this plugin, I used to copy details from image title to other form. Few images no problem, bunch of images now that’s the problem. With this plugin I can skip that filling form thing and save a lot of time.
အောက်တိုဘာ 22၊ 2018 1 reply
While this plugin creates a nice formatted title, it is worthless without installing yet another plugin, that ads the title tag into your posts and pages. Wordpress has removed the title tag since version 3.5 (5 years ago). When I finally took the time to explain the issue to the developer, he added the feature to the PAID version, but not to the free version. He then offered me a 50% discount to buy my own ideas… If you don’t want to pay for having your image titles in your post, simply install the “ Restore Image Title” plugin together with the free version and you’re all set.
ဒီဇင်ဘာ 21၊ 2017 1 reply
This is one of my go-to plugins for all my sites, particularly image-heavy ones. Saves so much time and very simple to use.
ဒီဇင်ဘာ 20၊ 2016 1 reply
I had been meaning to search for a plugin like this for a while. I was glad to find that it exists while preparing an article with dozens of images. It definitely saved me some time re-typing the title in a pretty way. The option to copy to ALT is handy too. Thanks for this, David.
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1.0.0, JULY 14, 2020

Updated to work with WordPress 5.4.2.


  • Fully compatible with WordPress 4.9.8.
  • Minor updates to plugin settings page.


  • Plugin settings page updated.


  • Broken image links fixed on plugin settings page.


  • Plugin settings page updated.


  • 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