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How To Create a Media Library URL Column for Easy Copying and Pasting

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Are you looking for a way to create a Media Library URL column? This snippet will create a new column in the Media Library with the file URL that will allow you to easily copy and paste the URL.

Instructions:

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

function muc_column( $cols ) {
	$cols["media_url"] = "URL";
	return $cols;
}
function muc_value( $column_name, $id ) {
	if ( $column_name == "media_url" ) echo '<input type="text" width="100%" onclick="jQuery(this).select();" value="'. wp_get_attachment_url( $id ). '" />';
}
add_filter( 'manage_media_columns', 'muc_column' );
add_action( 'manage_media_custom_column', 'muc_value', 10, 2 );

Thanks to Steve Taylor for the original snippet. Thanks to Jurko Chervony for suggested tweaks.

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.

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  1. Uthain Phromdaeng September 26, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Wow, Thank you so much.

  2. Julian Kingman March 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Awesome. I was looking for a plugin, but this is way easier and is now rolled into my child theme (and future child themes). Thanks!

  3. Was looking all morning for something like this….Thanks

  4. Oseghale Ibhawoh January 14, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Works perfectly. Many thanks man!

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  17. Thank you so much for this. Made a nifty little plugin for this!

  18. Thank you so much for this. Made a nifty little plugin for this!

  19. I copied and pasted it at the very bottom of the ‘functions.php’ file, and when I tried to open the website again, it gave me a fatal error. Any ideas why? I’m using wordpress 3.8.

    1. Without taking a look at your functions.php I would not be sure what the issue was. You could put it on pastebin.com and use the contact form to send me the link so i can take a look at it.

      http://wpsnipp.com/index.php/contact/

  20. Hi Brent,

    This may be good for some, just not sure its a great feature for everyone. Thanks for the feedback its great to hear what I’m posting is helping people.

  21. man this is awesome! why this isn’t default in wordpress who knows. thanks a million!

  22. Awesome! Thanks.

  23. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was going crazy with all the drilling down for urls. I really appreciate it!

  24. So convenient. This should be a plugin… that gives me an idea!

  25. oh maaaan you are the BOSSSS!!! Thanks!

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