Add Custom Fields to Media


Allows users to add custom fields to the media uploader and access those fields in posts or template files. Great for adding copyrights, image meta etc.

To display the custom fields in your theme, use the following shortcode in post/pages:

  • [acfm id="123" field="my_custom_field"]

Where id is the ID of the media item and field is the name of the custom field.

For PHP templates, use the following code:

  • echo get_post_meta( 123, 'my_custom_field', true );

To use this plugin effectively, download and intall it on your WordPress blog. Next, access “Media Custom Fields” page in your admin Settings and create a new custom field for your media uploads.

  • Unique ID – The unique variable name for this item. It may not contain special characaters or spaces
  • Field Title – The name you want to appear in the media uploader
  • Field Help – A descriptive message you want to appear in the media uploader

Once you’ve added a custom field, you can access it via the Media Library or during the Add Media process of uploading a new item.

This plugin was originally developed by Christopher Ross. The plugin has been adopted and refactored by George Pattichis who will continue development and maintenance.



  • Plugin settings page
  • The custom fields in media library


  1. In your WordPress admin panel, go to Plugins > New Plugin, search for “Add Custom Fields To Media” and click “Install now”
  2. Alternatively, download the plugin and upload the contents of to your plugins directory, which usually is /wp-content/plugins/
  3. Activate the plugin
  4. Go to “Media Custom Fields” page in your admin Settings


How do I display the contents of the custom fields?

  • [acfm id="123" field="my_custom_field"] – Shortcode
  • echo get_post_meta( 123, 'my_custom_field', true ); – PHP code

Where can I get more information, or technical support for this plugin?

You can post in the support forum or contact me.


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Contributors & Developers

“Add Custom Fields to Media” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Add links in plugins page
  • Fix Typo about URLs
  • Update Readme.txt
  • Update translations

2.0.0 (January, 2024)

  • Major Update
  • Compatibility refactoring
  • WP Coding Standards
  • Added shortcode [acfm]

1.2.5 (March 31, 2013)

  • fixed incorrectly named categories
  • removed link to website from plugin links
  • encoded and removed icon
  • added support link

1.2.1 (September 13. 2012)

  • language customization
  • renamed function for compatibility

1.2.0 (September 13. 2012)

Added functions:
* thisismyurl_has_custom_media_field( $attachment_id, $unique_field_id ) – Returns boolean value
* thisismyurl_custom_media_field( $attachment_id, $unique_field_id ) – Displays the value


  • fixed a bug in the fetch function


  • initial release