Feature #10258


Media Library uploads visible to all users on site

Added by Laurie Hurson about 4 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

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All items uploaded to a site media library are visible to all users, not just administrators or the user who uploaded the media.

This is causing issues for professors who want students uploading images (of solutions to math problems) to a private homework post. Students (authors) are able to see other authors media, even though they are unable to see their private posts.

Is it possible to restrict authors' media library access/viewing to only images and media that they have uploaded?

Actions #1

Updated by Boone Gorges about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • Target version set to 1.13.8

This is default WordPress behavior that it seems unadvisable to change across the whole network.

We can add a plugin like Admins would have the ability to activate it.

I've added the plugin in It will be part of the release later today. If you discover after the release that it doesn't fit the bill, please open a separate ticket referencing this one and we'll take a closer look.

Actions #2

Updated by Boone Gorges about 4 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • Category name set to WordPress Plugins
Actions #3

Updated by Laurie Hurson about 4 years ago

Thanks, Boone.

This plugin appears to be exactly what the professor was looking for, so I will let her know.


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