08 June 2016

replace a media file

: : for WordPress : :

This method uses the plugin Enable Media Replace
  • From your WordPress Dashboard, click on Media in left sidebar
  • Search for the file you want to replace
  • Click to select the file
  • In the right column you'll see a bunch of fields, look for the button "Upload a new file" next to Replace media
  • Click to display the Replace Media Upload screen:

  • Click on Choose File to select the new file (ensure new file is the same file type, ie, .pdf, .jpg, .png etc)
  • Ensure "Just replace the file" is selected
  • Click Upload

Once you've replaced your media file, double check your site to ensure the new media is visible/downloadable.