I used to manually do everything for the Images section of my site. Adding an image would involve: save photo after editing, renaming it, uploading, creating new post, setting the title and date, assigning the featured image as the upload, then setting the category to Images so it’s added to the page. So, 8 steps, usually done over-and-over again to a dozen or so images in a batch. We’re talking over 96 steps to get a batch of images online – it took a bit of time, and was slightly demotivating, becoming a chore instead of a hobby.
Able to scratch my own itch – I came up with a way to automate everything. Instead of 96 steps, I now publish an entire batch of images in just 2 simple steps. Yes Two. Too. To. You read correctly, just 2! How’d I do it?
After editing the photos in Lightroom, I use Lightroom’s file-rename feature during bulk export that automatically sets the filename to the images meta timestamp, so
I then use the following script tapping into the
add_attachment hook during bulk upload that does the other 7 steps for each image. Everything in just 1 step, for the entire bulk.
So, all I have to do after exporting from Lightroom, is drag-and-drop upload to the site.