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How to Custom “Upload/Insert” Media Toolbar in WordPress

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Are you looking for a way to custom “upload/insert” media toolbar? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to custom “upload/insert” media toolbar in WordPress.

Since WordPress 3.3, there’s only one button in the media toolbar. This is for older versions of WordPress.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

// Custom media buttons
function zg_post_buttons()
	{
	global $post_ID, $temp_ID;
	$uploading_iframe_ID = (int) (0 == $post_ID ? $temp_ID : $post_ID);
	$generic_title = 'Upload/Insert';
	$media_upload_iframe_src = "media-upload.php?post_id=$uploading_iframe_ID";
	$media_title = 'Add Media';
	$media_button = '<a href="' . $media_upload_iframe_src . '&TB_iframe=true" id="add_media" class="thickbox" title="' . $media_title . '" onclick="return false;"><img src="images/media-button-other.gif" alt="' . $media_title . '" /></a>';
	$video_upload_iframe_src = apply_filters('video_upload_iframe_src', "$media_upload_iframe_src&type=video");
	$video_title = 'Add Video';
	$video_button = '<a href="' . $video_upload_iframe_src . '&TB_iframe=true" id="add_video" class="thickbox" title="' . $video_title . '" onclick="return false;"><img src="images/media-button-video.gif" alt="' . $video_title . '" /></a>';
	$audio_upload_iframe_src = apply_filters('audio_upload_iframe_src', "$media_upload_iframe_src&type=audio");
	$audio_title = 'Add Audio';
	$audio_button = '<a href="' . $audio_upload_iframe_src . '&TB_iframe=true" id="add_audio" class="thickbox" title="' . $audio_title . '" onclick="return false;"><img src="images/media-button-music.gif" alt="' . $audio_title . '" /></a>';
	$image_upload_iframe_src = apply_filters('image_upload_iframe_src', "$media_upload_iframe_src&type=image");
	$image_title = 'Afbeeldingen uploaden';
	$image_button = '<a href="' . $image_upload_iframe_src . '&TB_iframe=true" id="add_image" class="thickbox" title="' . $image_title . '" onclick="return false;"><img src="images/media-button-image.gif" alt="' . $image_title . '" /></a>';
	// add/remove values here
	return $media_title . ':' . $media_button;
	}
add_action('media_buttons_context','zg_post_buttons');

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 62 best free WordPress blog themes and how to start a blog.

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