I just realized one good thing about the WordPress Media Library today: When you upload a custom image header for your blog, the image is stored along with your other photos in your Media Library. Why is this so great?
Well, in my case I use several computers during the day and yesterday I was experimenting with my blog header using my computer at work. Usually, for blogging and storing and uploading images, I use my computer at home. So, after uploading my new header I realized that it didn’t look good at all, and restored my header, but that only brought the default header back. How could I get the old header back?
The Media Library came to the rescue. Looking at my files, I discovered my file was there, with the URL permalink. Unfortunately, WordPress cannot upload directly from a URL, but I was saved anyway. With the permalink I was able to right-click and save my header image to my office computer, and from there I could upload it back into my theme.
The only thing is, now I have two header images, which means I can delete the “old” one from my Media Library, since WordPress now is using the “new” (most recently uploaded) header image.
One functionality that WordPress has, and TypePad has not, is the Media Library. The Media Library keeps track of all your uploaded images and files. You can find the Media Library under the “Manage” tab in your dashboard. Files in the Media Library are listed chronologically by date, with the newest image or file appearing first. The Media Libary is searchable, say, if you’re looking for a specific picture, or can be filtered by month. So, how and when can you put the media Library to use?