18 Excellent Attachments WordPress Plugins

WordPress doesn’t need any introduction as it is one of the most famous and leading Content Management System in web development. How many of you think that having a lot of WordPress plugins slows down your site? That’s only true if you use poorly coded WordPress plugins. One thing that you should know if you are new to WordPress, is the plugins.

There are so many plugins that will be able to assist you with creating your website as well as help you in managing and promoting it. I have collected the 18 must have WordPress attachments plugins in 2013 for your WordPress blog. Here you will know the utility of every plugin and how one plugin is better over the other similar plugin.

If you are aware of some other best wordpress plugins which are useful for users, do let us know by commenting below in the comment section. You may want to take a look at the following related articles: Website Builder Online Tools, Free Fancybox WordPress Widgets, Tattoo Lettering Design Examples and Premium Spa WordPress Themes.

1. Auto Attachments

This plugin makes your attachments more effective. Supported attachment types: Word, Excel, Pdf, PowerPoint, odf, ods, zip, rar, tar, mp3…

Auto Attachments

Auto Attachments

2. EWWW Image Optimizer

The EWWW Image Optimizer is a WordPress plugin that will automatically and losslessly optimize your images as you upload them to your blog. It can also optimize the images that you have already uploaded in the past.

EWWW Image Optimizer

EWWW Image Optimizer

3. Simple Fields

With Simple Fields you can add any kind of custom fields to your pages, posts and attachments.

Simple Fields

Simple Fields

4. WP Attachments

WP Attachments automatically shows every file uploaded to a page/post below its content, without having to link it into the text area.

WP Attachments

WP Attachments

5. EG-Attachments

EG-Attachments add a new shortcode attachments. This shortcode can be used with many options.

EG-Attachments

EG-Attachments

6. Media Library Assistant

The Media Library Assistant provides several enhancements for managing the Media Library.

Media Library Assistant

Media Library Assistant

7. GD bbPress Attachments

Implements attachments upload to the topics and replies in bbPress plugin through media library and adds additional forum based controls.

GD bbPress Attachments

GD bbPress Attachments

8. Document Gallery

This plugin allows the user to effortlessly create a gallery of documents and other attached media, much like the gallery option already available for image attachments.

Document Gallery

Document Gallery

9. File Un-Attach

This plugin will allow you to attach a single file to multiple posts, but will also will allow you to detach any file.

File Un-Attach

File Un-Attach

10. WP-Filebase Download Manager

Adds a powerful download manager including file categories, downloads counter, widgets, sorted file lists and more to your WordPress blog.

WP-Filebase Download Manager

WP-Filebase Download Manager

11. Unattach and Re-attach Media Attachments

Allows to unattach and reattach images and other attachments from within the media library page.

Unattach and Re-attach Media Attachments

Unattach and Re-attach Media Attachments

12. COP PDF Attachment Menu

Adds a shortcode [pdfmenu] and a widget that defaults to displaying an unordered list of all pdf’s attached to the current page or post.

COP PDF Attachment Menu

COP PDF Attachment Menu

13. SuperSlider-Media-Pop

SuperSlider-Media-Pop adds numerous image enhancements to your admin panels. Displays all attached files to this post/page in post listing screen.

SuperSlider-Media-Pop

SuperSlider-Media-Pop

14. CW Image Optimizer

The CW Image Optimizer is a WordPress plugin that will automatically and losslessly optimize your images as you upload them to your blog. It can also optimize the images that you have already uploaded in the past.

CW Image Optimizer

CW Image Optimizer

15. SuperSlider-Image

Take control your photos and image display. Add an attached image/images or randomly selected image to any post without an image.

SuperSlider-Image

SuperSlider-Image

16. Attachment Taxonomy Support

The Attachment Taxonomy Support provides better support for media and attachments in WordPress versions before WordPress 3.5+.

Attachment Taxonomy Support

Attachment Taxonomy Support

17. List Related Attachments

List Related Attachments is a sidebar widget and shortcode that will display a filtered, sorted and ordered list of all related attachments linked to current post or page.

List Related Attachments

List Related Attachments

18. Inline Attachments

Adds the attachments screen that’s usually reached trough the thickbox popup directly to a meta box inside the post edit screen.

Inline Attachments

Inline Attachments