WordPress does not overwrite files that have the same name. Instead, it appends a number or random value at the end of it to make it unique: filename.png will be turned to filename-1.png

If you do not want that, this plugin is for you. Instead of adding it as a separate file, it will replace the file if it is within the same folder. Here’s a list of all the available features:


  • Overwrite files that have the same name within the same folder
  • Compatible with Windows Azure integration and other plugins
  • Custom setting to automatically copy the data from the old file (Title, Caption, Alt text, description, metadata)

PLEASE NOTE: After a file is replaced, the old file is still visible within the media window. Once you refresh, it is gone.