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  • Added beta support for Bunny CDN as a storage provider.
    • Note that Bunny CDN doesn't support ACLs so it can't do signed URLs like other cloud storage providers, so it is not suitable for WooCommerce, EDD or anything else where you want to protect individual files.
    • You can protect directories though and any files in a specified directory will be signed. This is probably a moving target feature wise.
    • Also note that this works differently then Bunny's WordPress plugin. Bunny's plugin works via pull where Media Cloud is push (it uploads your media to Bunny CDN). Which way is better is up to you to decide, though you can't use Bunny's plugin in a dev environment or on a localhost during dev.
  • Added documentation for Bunny CDN
  • Fixed Migrate to Mux task.
  • Migrating media now migrates .webp and .avif files regardless of what plugin generated them.
  • Fixes for some PHP 8.2 errors and notices.


  • Fix for assets tool where bucket name appears in URL.
  • PUSH Asset mode deprecated. PUSH mode was meant for edge cases and PULL mode is superior in every way. Will display warning if you have it enabled in PUSH mode.


  • Update Freemius SDK
  • Fix for deprecation notices
  • Fix for issue with mux shortcode
  • Fix for bug in storage tool


  • Fix Clean Uploads task to deal with crusty databases that have URLs in the _wp_attached_file meta field.
  • Added media-cloud/storage/verify/settings filter to enable skipping cloud storage settings verification. Only use this if you are using a strict IAM policy that prevents Media Cloud from verifying your settings.
  • System compatibility test now takes upload prefix into account when testing cloud storage
  • Deprecate Wasabi. Wasabi is not a suitable cloud storage provider for Media Cloud's purpose. If you are using Wasabi currently, nothing will change. If you are not using Wasabi, you will not be able to add it as a cloud storage provider.


  • Massive performance improvement for multisite.
  • Some fixes for PHP 8.2. Still don't recommend using 8.2 with WordPress. 8.1 and 8.0 work fine though.


  • IMPORTANT: This includes an important security fix for a third party lib. Please update ASAP.
  • Added missing us-west-1 region to Rekognition


  • Media Cloud can now offload elementor form submission uploads to cloud storage. You must enable this in the Integrations settings. (Premium)
  • Added a task Migrated Elementor Forms to migrate existing form submission uploads to cloud storage. (Premium)


  • Added --skip-processed flag to mediacloud:storage makewebp command to skip any attachments that already have webp metadata associated with them. (Premium)
  • Added a setting to Cloud Storage settings called Force WebP that forces Media Cloud to return .webp urls for images that have webp metadata associated with them. Note this does not do any sort of content negotiation or browser sniffing, it simply returns the webp url for the image. Consider that only IE 11 and much older versions of Safari do not support webp.


  • Added integration for WPForms to automatically upload files to the cloud.
  • Added task to migrate existing WPForms entries to cloud storage.
  • Added wp mediacloud:storage syncAllLocal command to download all cloud storage files to your local server.
  • Added new Generate EWW WebP task to generate webp files from images on cloud storage. EWWW Image Optimization plugin must be installed and activated and working in local mode (NOT cloud mode).
  • Added wp mediacloud:storage makewebp command to generate webp files using EWWW (see above).
  • Fixed documentation links.


  • Added integration for Gravity Forms to automatically upload files to the cloud.
  • Added task to migrate existing Gravity Forms entries to cloud storage.


  • Media Cloud will now import setting from Leopard Offload if you are upgrading. This only works for S3 and S3 compatible cloud storage. If you are using Google, you will have to set that up manually.
  • When upgrading from Leopard Offload, your links will be migrated as needed, but you can manually run a background task to do them all in one go.
  • If using Leopard Offload with WooCommerce, after migrating to Media Cloud you must run the command line tool wp mediacloud:integrations fixLeopardWooLinks to replace the weird link shortcode that Leopard Offload uses. This tool is only in the premium version.


  • Workaround for a bug in Fluent Forms when Fluent Support is integrated with Fluent Forms, for example when you are creating tickets in Fluent Support via a Fluent Form.
  • Give a different error message if PHP_MAJOR_VERSION is not defined.
  • Updated to latest Freemius version.


  • Fix for broken Crop, Edit Image and Replace Image buttons in the media library.
  • Fix for issue with image URLs


  • Fix for StorageImageEditor class that should improve compatibility with other plugins using the image editor but storing the results in non-standard places. Should fix problems with a variety of form and social plugins (Gravity, Peepso, others).


  • Fixed a bug with the AWS SDK with DigitalOcean that resulted in urls missing the scheme (eg the https:// part). This bug seems to be with the AWS SDK MultiRegionClient and not with Media Cloud.
  • Fixed another AWS SDK MultiRegionClient bug where the path style endpoint setting was being ignored.


  • (Premium) Integration for Fluent Forms plugin. Offload image and file uploads to cloud storage.
  • (Premium) Integration for Fluent Support plugin. Offloads ticket attachments to cloud storage.


  • Admin notices are now only shown to users with the manage_options capability.
  • (Premium) Direct Uploads for Cloudflare R2 has been implemented. IMPORTANT: You must set up CORS on your bucket and that process is mildly convoluted. Please see this video tutorial for more information:


  • Integration for WP All Import Pro. When enabled, during an import, Media Cloud will not process any images imported during the process. This is to prevent the import from timing out. After the import is complete, a Migrate to Cloud Storage task is run to move the imported media to the cloud.
  • Image Optimization will not work with the WP All Import Pro integration. It's recommended that you use the EWWW plugin for image optimization if that's something you need.


  • The video player front-end javascript files are now only included on pages that use the player. If you run into issues with this, you can set a toggle in the settings to always include the scripts. Note that for Elementor users, the player scripts are always included because there isn't a reliable mechanism to tell if a player is being used on a page before it's too late to enqueue the scripts. You can blame Elementor for this.
  • The elementor video player widget was removed from the previous version on accident, it has been included again.
  • Fix for asset tool
  • Fix for block_categories deprecation warning (thanks @joshuafredrickson)


  • Support for Cloudflare Storage R2.
  • Cloudflare R2 does not support direct uploads though we will be working on it in the future.
  • R2 also does not support signed URLs, but that is a limitation of R2 and not Media Cloud's integration with it.


  • Fixes for PHP 8.x compatibility
  • Implement changing poster image for video files
  • Fixed how additional buttons are displayed on attachment detail pages
  • Fixed downloading video with video player
  • Fix for getting rendition URL for mux encoded videos
  • Updated video.js library to 7.20.3
  • Updated related video.js plugins to latest versions
  • Fix mux transfer task to work with large files and give better feedback. Note: Mux transfers wait until the mp4 renditions are encoded by mux before transferring. This can take a while for large files.
  • Remove preflight admin notice
  • Added support for Supabase Storage. This support is only provided for specific development scenarios, you should not use Supabase Storage for general purpose storage because you think it's inexpensive. Supabase Storage support is for when you need to integrate with an application already using Supabase.
  • Added a new Transfer Mux Video task that allows you to transfer encoded videos from Mux to cloud or local storage to serve the videos from other services and CDNs instead of Mux. Use Mux to encode, serve the result elsewhere.
  • Added a Regenerate Filmstrip task to generate new filmstrips for Mux encoded videos that might not have had them generated.
  • The Gutenberg block now supports outputting the video's dimension to insure that there isn't any reflow on document load.
  • Fixed INFO log messages with regards to PHP 8.1.
  • Transferred Mux videos display HLS logo instead of the Mux logo in the media library.
  • In the list view in the Media Library, the Mux or HLS logo is now displayed.
  • The Relink Mux Video task will relink any videos that were transferred with the Transfer Mux Video task unless they've been deleted on Mux.
  • You can setup Media Cloud to automatically transfer Mux encoded videos to local or cloud storage after they've finished being encoded by Mux.
  • Added wp mediacloud:video transfer command to transfer videos from Mux to cloud or local storage.
  • Added wp mediacloud:video relink command to relink videos that were transferred from Mux to local or cloud storage.
  • Added toggle to Video Player settings to replace the WordPress admin default video player with the native video player using HLS.js. This allows you to preview Mux encoded videos in the admin without having to create a post.
  • Added toggle to override the default WordPress video shortcode and replace it with the Media Cloud Video Player. You should, however, consider switching to the Media Cloud Video Player shortcode instead because it performs better.
  • The Elementor Media Cloud Video Player widget now supports playing non-Mux videos.
  • Added hls object to WP REST Attachment object that includes the playlist url, poster image url, filmstrip url, width, height, duration, mp4 fallback rendition url and subtitles.
  • Added the ability to add captions (via a VTT text file) to any video, regardless if it's Mux encoded or not. This feature is available on the edit detail screen for a video attachment. You must be using the Media Cloud Video Player feature.
  • Removed yuloh/bccomp-polyfill dependency.


  • IMPORTANT: This release has a breaking change if you are using the Mux/Video Encoding feature. If you are using the video.js or hls.js video player, you will need to enable the separate Video Player feature to continue using those players. There will be a notification in WordPress admin warning you about this, but only if it applies to you.
  • Upgraded video.js player to latest 7.19.0
  • Upgraded hls.js player to latest 1.1.5
  • Separated the video player into it's own feature from the video encoding feature.
  • Video player now supports playing any uploaded videos, not just Mux encoded videos.
  • You can now allow video downloads for logged in users only in Video Player Settings
  • The Video Player gutenberg block allows you to override the download setting for an individual video.
  • Filmstrip generation can now be enabled regardless of video player in use.


  • Added new option to imgix to disable urlencode() the filename which may cause issues for certain unicode characters in filenames. If imgix is working fine for you, you should not turn this on.
  • Fixed missing regions in the setup wizard for Wasabi


  • Update to latest AWS SDK. Fixes critical issue where deleting items from cloud storage would fail due to a bug in the SDK. If you are using S3 or S3 compatible storage, you need to upgrade to this.
  • Fixed a misspelling in the wizard


  • Various fixes for BuddyBoss and BuddyPress
  • Migrate to Cloud task will now copy BuddyBoss media that isn't related to profile images or cover photos, meaning any media uploaded to timelines, groups, forums, etc. Use the Migrate BuddyPress task for cover photos and profile images.
  • Fixed a caching issue for BuddyBoss/BuddyPress where changing cover images where would not update the cover photo.
  • Full support for BuddyBoss's video and document uploads.
  • Note if you want to delete uploads from your local server, you will need to turn on both Delete Uploads in Cloud Storage Settings and Delete Uploads in the BuddyPress integration settings.
  • Fixed a bug preventing the background delete task for BuddyPress from working.


  • Critical fix for some libraries that were not being imported correctly. On some systems this would cause a fatal error depending on what other plugins you had installed.


  • NOW REQUIRES PHP 7.4 Installing on PHP < 7.4 will not work and result in errors.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent certain tasks from running
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  • Fixed compatibility with BuddyPress 6.x
  • Fixed compatibility with BuddyBoss 1.8.x including video. Note: Mux encoding does not work with BuddyBoss and it's impossible to make it work. You can have it enabled and Mux will encode videos but the videos that are played on the front end will be the uploaded MP4 source. It's best to turn Mux off if you are using it with BuddyBoss.
  • Added new Wasabi and S3 regions.
  • All third party libraries have been updated to the latest versions.
  • Fixed MUX gutenberg block registration
  • Filmstrip generation with Mux now warns you if GD is not installed
  • Media Cloud now makes EWWW Image Optimizer run during the upload process which fixes a lot of issues with other plugins like Elementor. You can disable this in Cloud Storage Settings if your uploads have become unbearably slow.
  • Fixed compatibility with EWWW Image Optimizer bulk optimizer.
  • Generated .webp file names are stored in S3 metadata.
  • .webp files are deleted from cloud storage when deleting an upload.
  • When queueing deletes, you can now specify the delay in minutes before items in the queue get processed.
  • Built-in image optimizer now properly queues deletes if that setting is enabled.
  • For the free version, if you are using Elementor with an image optimizer that isn't EWWW Image Optimizer, you are going to have problems and that configuration isn't supported. You should consider a switch to EWWW or upgrading to the premium version.
  • For the premium version, if you are using Elementor with an image optimizer that isn't EWWW Image Optimizer, make sure to turn on Queue Deletes in Cloud Storage Settings and Auto Update Elementor in Integration Settings.
  • Fix for images specified in the customizer when using the Astra theme.
  • PDF thumbnails generated with the ImageMagick extension are now uploaded to cloud storage properly.
  • Fixed an error with PDF uploads and ImageMagick that would prevent the PDF from being uploaded to cloud storage in certain circumstances.
  • Fixed the Render PDF functionality of imgix to now properly render PDFs.
  • Large PDF uploads would cause a fatal memory error on some systems. Now, you can now upload PDFs of any size without issues (subject to WordPress and web server limitations).
  • PDF upload speed should be greatly improved. If you don't care about generating PDF preview images, you can improve it even more by turning off Extract PDF Page Size in the Image and PDF Upload Handling section of Cloud Storage Settings.
  • Added a new setting Background Only When Using the Media Library that, when enabled, limits image optimizations to only run in the background when using the WordPress Media Library pages in the admin, otherwise the image optimizations will run during the upload. Enabling this could improve compatibility with some plugins.
  • Image Optimizations that fail would prevent the upload from being transferred to cloud storage. That has been fixed.
  • Updated the Imagify Image Optimization driver.
  • Background optimizations now start a lot a sooner.
  • Added Update URLs task to search and replace URLs in the WordPress database.
  • Added a switch to the Migrate to Cloud task that will do a search and replace for migrated URLs during the migration process.
  • When files are deleted from the server, everything about the deletion is now logged when debugging is enabled.
  • Fixed issues with WordPress 5.8 and 5.9
  • Fixed compatibility with PHP 7.4 and 8.0
  • Updated latest Freemius SDK


  • Fixed an issue when running tasks that contained no data.
  • Fixes for Google Web Stories integration (Premium).


  • Added new options to Rebuild Thumbnails task. You can now specify which media items get rebuilt; either all of them, only those that are missing sizes or those that are missing specific sizes.
  • You can now specify which image sizes get regenerated. You can specify either all of the image sizes, only the ones missing or a single specific size.
  • In WordPress Admin -> Media Cloud -> Settings in the Batch Processing tab, you can now defer execution of any tasks that you trigger from the bulk action drop-down in the Media Library list view. This is useful if you need to process a variety of items spread out across multiple pages but don't want to queue a bunch of single tasks to do so.
  • The Fix Cloud Metadata task will now allow you to specify only to work on items that are missing cloud metadata.
  • You can now select which images to process with the Sync Local task.
  • A new batch action for the Sync Local task has added to the Media Library's list view. It's called Download to Local Server
  • The Media Cloud task heartbeat will now only be sent one time per user per browser regardless of the number of open tabs or windows. Previously, if an administrator had 15 tabs open in the same browser, it would send 15 heartbeats. Now only 1 tab will send a heartbeat and when that tab is closed, another open tab will take over sending the heartbeat. Note that heartbeats are only sent by administrator level users or users with the mcloud_heartbeat permission.
  • Fixed a javascript error with the real time debug log viewer.
  • Rebuild thumbnails will now correctly rebuild thumbnails when Imgix is enabled.
  • Minor UI tweaks.


  • Added a toggle to make the Debug Log display log entries in realtime.
  • Added a toggle to Batch Processing settings that allows you to disable your theme and any plugins when processing items in the background. Turning this on will not effect your front-end or WordPress admin, it's only applied when Media Cloud is processing a task in the background. If you are having issues running the migration or import task, try enabling this option.


  • Fix for video and audio short codes using Classic Editor when using a storage provider with a path style endpoint and pre-signed URLs.
  • New warning that you are using a path style endpoint with DigitalOcean when you don't need to. The only time you'd need to do that is if your bucket contains a period, for example your bucket's name is
  • Fix for php NOTICE warnings for imgix images with malformed metadata.


  • Fix for Import from Cloud task where it would show an error that there was nothing to import.
  • Fix for tasks not updating the progress UI in certain instances.
  • Fix for errors with the set_time_limit() function on systems where that function is disabled.
  • Fix for error with Smart Slider integration.


  • Fix for Imgix with BuddyPress avatars and cover images. (Premium)
  • Made the setting Replace srcset on image tags disabled by default. Will be removed in future versions of Media Cloud.
  • Added a warning if you have Replace srcset on image tags enabled.
  • Cloud Tools menu renamed Cloud Tasks.
  • Fix for custom defined image sizes in the Image Size Manager not showing up in the WordPress media selector. (Premium)


  • Fixed Replace Image functionality which would fail to work on certain versions of MySQL due to an SQL query being used being not compatible.
  • Added a drop down to control how tags are managed when replacing an image. Controls if they should be merged, replaced or do nothing. Default is Replace.
  • Replacing an image now replaces the title of the attachment.
  • Removed option to delete media after migration because too many people were shooting themselves in the foot. After a successful migration, it's important you check to make sure your media has been migrated successfully and then run a Clean Uploads task after to remove files from your server.
  • Removed --delete-migrated from wp mediacloud:storage migrateToCloud command.
  • Fixed a warning for Logger.php


  • Complete overhaul of BuddyPress and BuddyBoss integration. (Premium)
  • Added a new Migrate BuddyPress Uploads task which will migrate existing avatar and cover images to cloud storage. Previously, Media Cloud would migrate these as they were requested on the front end. (Premium)
  • Added a new WP-ClI command, wp mediacloud:buddypress migrate that wraps the Migrate BuddyPress Uploads task. (Premium)
  • Renamed Computer Vision WP-CLI command from wp vision to wp mediacloud:vision.
  • Renamed the task manager WP-CLI command from wp taskmanager to wp mediacloud:tasks.
  • Fixed bug for when you have privacy for uploads set to private, but don't have signing enabled, the error message wasn't dismissible.
  • Added new setting Enable Real Time Processing to BuddyPress integration that controls the real-time uploading of avatar and cover images. When disabled, you must run the Migrate BuddyPress Uploads task manually to upload these things to cloud storage. (Premium)
  • Fixed compatibility with rtMedia for BuddyPress. (Premium)
  • Fixed the mediacloud:storage replace command to search all wordpress tables, including custom ones. (Premium)
  • Note: if you are using rtMedia with BuddyPress, you will need to run the CLI command mediacloud:storage replace after running the Migrate to Cloud task. You will only need to do this once. (Premium)


  • Fix for x-amz-bucket-region notices
  • Easy Digital Downloads now download as files instead of opening as images or videos in the browser. (Premium)


  • Fix for compatibility with Root's Sage theme framework
  • HOT FIX: Fix for fatal error if Beaver Builder Pro is installed and Compatibility Manager is enabled.
  • Fix for EDD integration with variable product pricing
  • Added option to EDD integration that enables downloading the original unscaled image when the download is an image.


  • More fixes for srcset generation.
  • Ability to turn off ixlib and wpsize query parameters for imgix image URLs. To disable these query parameters, toggle Remove Extra Query Variables off in Imgix settings.
  • You can now specify the default cropping mode and crop origin for imgix images in the Imgix Settings. This crop mode and origin will be overridden for manually cropped images or images that have had their crop mode set in the Image Editor.


  • Fix for srcset generation with Imgix.
  • System Check has been renamed System Test
  • Added a plugin/theme check to the System Test that pinpoints any potential (emphasis on potential) issues with activated plugins or your current theme.
  • Added a new Compatibility Manager tool that allows you to disable hooks in other plugins or themes that might be causing issues with Media Cloud. You must enable this tool in Cloud Storage Settings in the Advanced Settings panel. Once activated, this tool will show you all the hooks that are activated on your WordPress install that might interfere with Media Cloud. Note that just because a plugin or theme shows up in the list, this does not mean it's incompatible. You should only use this tool if directed by Media Cloud support.
  • Cleaned up the Debug Log UI
  • The System Test now allows you to run a single specific test instead of having to run all tests every time.


  • Added SFO3 region to DigitalOcean setup wizard
  • Added a new top level menu item to WordPress admin called Cloud Tools that contains all of Media Cloud's tools and tasks. The main Media Cloud menu was getting way too large. This only affects non-multisite WordPress sites.
  • You can turn off the Cloud Tools menu, reverting to previous behavior, in Cloud Storage Settings in the Display Settings section.


  • New feature allows you to upload a new image file to replace an existing one. (Premium Only)
  • Added buttons to various media screens to regenerate thumbnails for the media being viewed. (Premium only)
  • Added a metadata panel to the attachment edit page that allows you to view and edit the cloud storage metadata for images, as well as attempt to automatically fix any issues.
  • Additionally, the metadata panel will "audit" the attachment and show you any potential issues (missing local file, etc).
  • Added a Fix Metadata task that will attempt to fix any cloud storage metadata issues with items in your media library.
  • Added media-cloud/storage/prefix filter for adding your own custom tokens to the upload path. See an example here:
  • Added a regex filter to debug logging to skip logging any unwanted messages.
  • Fixed placement of Storage Info popup in the Media Library grid mode.
  • Fixed a visual feedback bug where Direct Uploads appeared to not have finished uploading even though they had.


  • Fix for Elementor Update task on unicode/utf-8 pages.
  • Debug log can now be filtered and searched
  • Insure logging is using appropriate logging levels


  • Fix for potential performance issue on the front end for busy sites.
  • Fix for audio and video shortcodes for signed video URLs.
  • Fix for error when pushing js/css assets to cloud storage.


  • Critical Fix - Fixes missing class file for the free version that was accidentally excluded by our build system. If you updated to 4.2.7, you must update to 4.2.8, otherwise uploads will fail. If you are using the premium version, this does not affect you.


  • You can specify different privacy levels to different image sizes defined in your theme using the Image Size Manager. This is useful if you are selling stock photos and want to make high-res variations private until sale.
  • Added a new setting for Imgix, Serve Private Images. When enabled, private images, or image sizes that have had their privacy level set to private, will be rendered through imgix. When disabled, any private images or private image sizes will be served from cloud storage using signed URLs, if that's enabled.
  • If you change the privacy for an image size, make sure to run the Update Image Privacy task that can be found in the Task Manager.
  • Fix for direct uploads when the upload doesn't have a mime type, for example .R3D files. You may need to add these mime types to WordPress to allow uploads though.
  • Fix for direct uploads with DigitalOcean
  • Added media-cloud/storage/sign-url filter to disable pre-signing image URLs in the WordPress admin. This is very edge case, so you should only use this if support directs you to, or you know what you are doing.


  • Fixes for direct uploads for huge image files
  • Fix for hyperdb not storing null values
  • Fix for support links
  • Fixes for migrate task
  • Updated to latest Freemius SDK


  • Fixes for migration task
  • Fix redeclared function error when using as a composer dependency
  • Fix for bug introduced 4.2.2
  • Fix for PHP 7.4 type errors
  • Fix for incorrect imgix URL generation
  • Massive overhaul of Elementor integration. Media Cloud now will support any Elementor addon and running the Elementor Update Task is super safe. Instead of the brute force text search/replace we were doing before, we are now analyzing every installed Elementor widget's properties for images to update and then walking your Elementor post or page's structure to update accordingly.
  • Rewrote the Storage Browser from the ground up. Much much much faster and can now handle buckets of any size and file count.
  • Update Elementor task now generates a report on what was replaced/updated on your Elementor pages/posts.
  • Support for custom sizes in images in Elementor.
  • New integration for Google Web Stories. If you use Google Web Stories, you may need to run the "Update Web Stories" task to make sure all of your URLs are correct. You should only have to run this task once, though you will need to run it again anytime you change Media Cloud's config in such a way that it changes the URLs to your images.
  • Fix for "dynamically" resized images using Imgix that ignored the image's default parameters set in the image editor.
  • Fix for URL replacement where two or more of the same images at different sizes were being replaced by a single size when using the classic editor.
  • When adding media to a post that links to the original media, we are now replacing those URLs as well. You can turn this off in Cloud Storage Settings in the URL Replacement category.
  • Disable optimizers during migrate task to prevent certain images from being skipped.
  • Fix for built-in ShortPixel optimization
  • Fixed Unlink From Cloud task not scrubbing all S3 metadata
  • Fix for imgix urls being double urlencoded
  • Fix for image sizes in gallery blocks in Gutenberg
  • PHP 8 compatibility fixes
  • Fix for direct uploads going to unicode directory names
  • CLI commands have been "namespaced" and some names have changed. For example, what used to be wp mediacloud migrateToCloud is now wp mediacloud:storage migrate.
  • The Update Elementor command line is now wp mediacloud:elementor update
  • Verify Library task can now be accessed from the menu
  • Verify Library task has a new option, Include Local that will verify everything in your Media Library, including items that are not on cloud storage. This is a good first step prior to migrating your library for the first time to see if you are missing any local files which may cause your migration to fail.
  • Added new setting toggle Replace URLs in Cloud Storage Settings that allows you to turn off Media Cloud's realtime URL replacement. If you've been using Media Cloud since day zero of your WordPress site (you haven't migrated an existing site) and haven't changed any settings which would change the URL for your cloud storage since then (for example adding a CDN or enabling imgix), you may be able to turn this setting off. Note that the URL replacement overhead is very minimal to begin with so the potential performance gain won't be noticeable in most cases.
  • When Debugging is enabled, Media Cloud will now log to Query Monitor's log if you have that plugin installed and activated.
  • Added Reset Task Data to the Task Manager to clear out all task data from the database, aka the nuclear option.
  • Added Report Viewer to view the reports that the various tasks that Media Cloud runs produces.
  • Added new CLI command wp mediacloud:storage replace which will search and replace URLs in your database. When used in conjunction with the new Replace URLs toggle in Cloud Storage Settings you can minimize all of the work that Media Cloud is doing on the front end to make sure that URLs are correct. There are a lot of caveats to using this command. Please read this article for more information:
  • Compatibility fixes with HyperDB and LudicrousDB
  • Fix for settings sometimes not being saved when using Redis object caching
  • The Media Cloud heartbeat now only runs for administrators or users who have the mcloud_heartbeat capability


  • Added missing instructions that caused errors on multisite installs.
  • Added privacy ACL to cloud storage uploads. Since the first days of Media Cloud, we've been using the authenticated-read ACL for private cloud storage uploads. There was a historical reason for that and functionally there is no difference between authenticated-read and private ACLs for nearly all cloud storage providers. If you are using Scaleway and have private uploads enabled, make sure you change the privacy settings from Authenticated Read to Private. For other cloud storage providers you do not need to do this, but we suggest you do. You will also need to change the privacy on any existing private uploads by going to the Media Library, switching to list view, filtering on Authenticated Read and then doing a bulk action Change Privacy to Private.
  • Added the ability to specify a custom region. Mostly useful for S3 compatible cloud storage providers, but also useful when Amazon released a new region and their is a lag time for us updating our list.
  • Fixed changing ACL on the attachment edit screen to update the ACL for any generated image sizes.
  • Fix for direct uploading non-image files when using the "Add New" page in WordPress admin.
  • Added a new debugging mode that will generate a CSV log file of URL replacements on a given page. Enable it by going to Media Cloud -> Debug Settings and toggle on Debug Content Filtering. Visit a page that you are having issues with and a log file will be generated in your WP-CONTENT/mcloud-reports directory. DO NOT LEAVE THIS RUNNING. Turn it on, load your page, turn it off. Note that this CSV file only logs URL replacements that happen in the content of a post, it will not log URL replacements that happen elsewhere in your page that are the result of calling functions like wp_get_image_src() in your templates.
  • Fixed URL replacements for video and audio shortcodes (videos inserted with classic editor or via the [video] shortcode).


  • Fix for when using the ShortPixel plugin and have Media Cloud configured NOT to upload PDFs to cloud storage.
  • Fix for unlinking non-image files.
  • Unlink task now generates a report which you can find in your WP_CONTENT/mcloud-reports directory.


  • Updated Freemius SDK to latest
  • Added mcloud-cloud/storage/should-handle-image-upload filter to override image uploading logic when performing uploads with certain other plugins.
  • Fix for open_basedir restriction error messages.
  • Fix for integrated help documentation.
  • Added option to turn off brute force image URL replacement for image tags missing the wp-image-{NUMBER} css class. If you are seeing a lot of database calls on a page with a lot of images, try adding this snippet to your theme's functions.php to insure that Media Cloud has enough "metadata" to do it's job:
  • Launched new support and helpdesk site,
  • Added two new people to our support staff, welcome to Quynh and welcome back to Charles!
  • Use BLACKFRIDAY2020 for 33% off annual licenses, good until December 2nd.


  • When Debugging is enabled, a log file will be generated next to the CSV report. This log file includes all the logging that would normally be in the Debug Log, but limited to the time period the task was running. If you are running into issues with a task, make sure to turn on Debugging, re-run the task and then attach both the CSV and the log file to a support ticket
  • The report command line command has been renamed to verify
  • You can run the Verify Library task from the WordPress admin by going to Media Cloud -> Task Manager. In the Available Tasks click on Verify Library. When it is done running, a report will be in your WP_CONTENT/mcloud-reports directory
  • Added a Sync Local task that copies down media from cloud storage to your local server. You can run it from the WordPress admin by going to Media Cloud -> Task Manager. In the Available Tasks click on Sync Local.
  • You can also run the Sync Local task from the command line via wp mediacloud syncLocal report-filename.csv
  • Fixed a bug with direct uploads where the cloud storage provider wasn't being saved in the cloud metadata. If you run the Verify Library task, Media Cloud will fix the issue with any existing direct uploads in your library.
  • Added paging to the syncLocal and verify command line commands, ex: wp mediacloud verify verify.csv --limit=100 --page=1
  • Fixed Sync Local, Verify Library and Regenerate Thumbnails to work with Imgix enabled.


  • Fix for Regenerate Thumbnails command, it will first attempt to download the original image, if that can't be found then it will use the "scaled" image that WordPress 5.5 generates.
  • Added a new command, wp mediacloud report report-name.csv that iterates through all of the items in your media library and reports on their cloud storage status.
  • The Migrate To Cloud, Import From Cloud, Clean Uploads and Regenerate Thumbnails tasks now generate CSV reports when they run so you can see more details about what they did. The reports are located in your WP_CONTENT/mcloud-reports directory.
  • You can toggle task reporting on or off in the Settings -> Batch Processing settings or through the MCLOUD_TASKS_GENERATE_REPORTS environment variable. The default value is ON.
  • The Migrate To Cloud task has a new toggle Generate Verification Report which causes the task to verify that the media migrated successfully. This will generate a report in the aforementioned reports directory.
  • The migrateToCloud wp-cli command now accepts a --verify flag to force verification.


  • Fix for compatibility with Amp plugin and any other plugin using symfony polyfills.
  • Fix for edge case issue where the S3 library was closing a resource stream causing a fatal error.
  • Added hooks media-cloud/tools/added-tools and media-cloud/tools/added-tools for inserting other tools in other plugins into the media cloud menu.
  • Fix for Mux database tables failing installation on constricted MySQL systems.
  • Only check for Mux database tables if Mux is enabled.
  • Fix for front end uploads with some form plugins.


  • All third party libraries Media Cloud is using have been re-namespaced to avoid errors and issues with any other plugins using the same libraries.
  • IMPORTANT: The old Backblaze driver is being deprecated, use the Backblaze S3 Compatible driver instead. The old one will be removed in the next version.
  • Added Backblaze S3 Compatible cloud storage driver. If you are currently using Backblaze, you should migrate to this asap.
  • If you are installing via composer and relied on any libraries that Media Cloud was using, you will need to install that package with composer yourself in your own project
  • You can now install the premium version via composer. Log into for instructions on how.
  • Re-namespaced the plugin code. If you were using ILAB\MediaCloud\ anywhere, it's now 'MediaCloud\Plugin'
  • Fixed random "Rekognition requires Amazon S3 Cloud Storage" error notifications
  • Fixed computer vision tags being applied to alt, caption and description
  • Added ability to download video with mux player
  • Mux javascript and CSS is only included if video encoding is enabled
  • Video encoding no longer requires cloud storage to work
  • Mux icon displays in media library when cloud storage is turned off
  • Fix for Mux secure key generation
  • Fix for Mux filmstrip generation failing
  • Fixed Migrate to Mux task


  • Fix for deprecated whitelist_options filter in WP 5.5.
  • Fix for uploads not occuring when using EWWW image optimizer and other image optimizers.
  • Media Cloud will now warn you if your cloud storage isn't configured for CORS when performing direct uploads
  • Fix for ACL error with Wasabi
  • Added warning about Autoptimize compatibility


  • Direct uploads are now much faster
  • Fix for "Add New" page for uploading media when direct uploads are enabled
  • Fix for front-end direct uploads
  • New setting in Direct Uploads that controls if thumbnails are generated in the browser when direct uploads for images are enabled.
  • Improved compatibility with Dokan multivendor plugin for WooCommerce
  • Fix for memory error when direct uploading extremely large images without Imgix.


  • Fix for BuddyPress compatibility
  • Fix for WordPress's crappy image editor not saving edited images to cloud storage.
  • Fix for Blubrry integration.
  • Fix for duplicated Imgix uploads when Keep WordPress Thumbnails is enabled.
  • Fix for small images not uploading, or not uploading when no image sizes are defined.
  • Fix for duplicated Imgix uploads when the image being uploaded has been resized because of WordPress's dumb big image size threshold "feature".


  • Fix a bug with Imgix and SVGs where SVGs are being rendered as progressive JPEGs.
  • Added new option to Imgix to control SVG rendering. When this new option is enabled, any image size other than 'full' will be rendered as a PNG. When turned off, the SVG is delivered as is with no conversion.


  • IMPORTANT: This plugin now requires PHP 7.1 or better
  • IMPORTANT: The Dynamic Images feature has been removed. For all four of you that were using it, you will want to migrate to Imgix before updating.
  • NEW: Video encoding! via video encoding service turns your WordPress site into your own private Vimeo. Encodes uploaded videos into adaptive bitrate videos that play smoothly no matter the bandwidth.
  • NEW: Gutenberg and Elementor blocks to play videos encoded by Media Cloud.
  • NEW: (PREMIUM) Image optimization is now built-in, no third party plugins needed. Support for ShortPixel, TinyPNG, and Imagify. Requires an account with any one of those services.
  • NEW: (PREMIUM) You can now direct upload images WITHOUT having to use Imgix. Does not work with Backblaze.
  • NEW: Added DreamHost Cloud Storage as a cloud storage option
  • Database usage reduced by 40%
  • Background tasks are now limited to two concurrent running tasks. You can adjust this setting in Media Cloud > Settings > Batch Processing. Previously any number of tasks could run at once which could cause your site to slow down.
  • When saving posts or pages with Elementor, and using the Assets feature of Media Cloud, the asset build number will automatically be updated
  • Images processed with computer vision can apply the generated keywords to captions and alt.text
  • Fix for non-image uploads sometimes failing
  • Fix for PDF uploads
  • Fix for uploads on multisite with custom prefixes.
  • Fix for wizard when activating network.
  • Improved compatibility with front-end uploads
  • Tasks that make significant changes to your site now prompt you to remind you to backup your database first
  • +48 other fixes and performance improvements