Asset Chooser Plug-in for WordPress


The Webdam Asset Chooser plug-in is the ultimate Wordpress shortcut – it allows you to browse, select and insert images from your Webdam library without ever leaving your CMS library.

No new tabs. No waiting for downloads and uploads. No replicating assets in both your Wordpress and Webdam libraries.

The Asset Chooser inserts a live link, meaning the asset is sourced directly from Webdam. So if you update the image in Webdam, it automatically updates in Wordpress.

This plugin is available for all Webdam customers.

Install Asset Chooser for Wordpress:

Steps to install and run:

  1. Download one of the available plug-ins available at the bottom of this article.

    • WordPress 5
      Download WordPress 5 at the bottom of this article if you want to use the plug-in in WordPress 5.
    • Other Versions
      Download Legacy WordPress at the bottom of this article if you want to use the plug-in in WordPress version 4 or lower.
  2. From the WordPress admin console, navigate to Plugins and choose Add New.
  3. Click Upload Plugin at the top of the page.
  4. Select the downloaded file and click Install Now.
  5. Activate the plugin.

Configure your account:

  1. In Wordpress, navigate to Settings and choose Webdam.
  2. Enter the full URL for your Webdam account – for example,
  3. Click Save Changes.

Add assets from your Webdam library to a post:

  1. To insert an asset, click the Webdam icon.
  2. Log in using your Webdam credentials.
  3. Select the assets and select the asset you would like to insert.
  4. Choose which size thumbnail you want to embed: 1,280px, 550px, 310px, 220px, 150px or 100px. (Default size is 550px.)
  5. Click Insert.

Note: The following asset types are not embeddable through the plugin: All video files, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .pdf, .indd., .swf, .ogg, .qxd, .qxp, .svg, .svgz, .otf, .sit, .sitx, .rar, .txt, .zip, .html, .htm.



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    Brion Eriksen
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    Will the asset be downloadable from the WordPress site, directly from WebDAM? Or does this plug-in copy the asset and its thumbnail to the WordPress site's Media Library?

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    Tracy Williams
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    Brion, there is an option in the settings to have it downloaded to your WP media library if you want.

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    Osman Erzinclioglu
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    The plug-in provides the user access to the same set of assets they can access through Webdam based on their user rights, correct? If they only have access to a limited number of images, that's all they can access through the plug-in as well, right?

    Also, on a typical WordPress instance, what sort of access control origin headers, if any, need to be present in order for the plug-in to function correctly?

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