Plugin: Better File Uploader


Better File Uploader is a plugin that replaces and improves upon the Movable Type file upload tool.

  • Multiple file uploading and 1-click uploading put a focus on speed and efficiency
  • Resize on Upload keeps all images sized appropriately
  • Watermarking ensures all images have your branding
  • Consistent formatting with HTML Wrappers and definable image attributes
  • Easy photo gallery creation using Lightbox or EDSMT Photoblog templates
  • Specify a default location on your server where files are uploaded
  • Automatic thumbnail image sizing based on your settings
  • Supports MT4’s Assets capabilities, and the Entry Asset Manager
  • Customize the upload interface to suit your needs
  • …and so much more! The power of Better File Uploader lies in its flexibility to meet your needs.
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Better File Uploader version 2 — affectionately known as BFU2 — handles any file with ease, but is specifically suited to images and will be especially useful to those who upload many images. Interested? Watch a screencast of BFU2 in action and check out the Settings screenshot at the right.

Learn more about BFU2 by browsing the documentation, or purchase a copy!

Current version: 2.3, released August 27, 2009.

System Requirements

  • Movable Type version 4.x. Currently not compatible with MT5.
  • ImageMagick or NetPBM are needed to create thumbnail images, but neither is required to use BFU2.
  • ImageMagick is required to use the watermarking feature of BFU2, and different versions of ImageMagick have different capabilities—consult the Image Handling Check for more information.

Support for older versions of MT:

  • Better File Uploader version 2.1.2 is compatible with Movable Type version 3.2 or 3.3, or Movable Type Enterprise 1.5.
  • ImageMagick or NetPBM are needed to create thumbnail images, but neither is required to use BFU2.
  • ImageMagick is required to use the watermarking feature of BFU2, and different versions of ImageMagick have different capabilities—consult the Image Handling Check for more information.

Get Better File Uploader

Personal Use

Purchase a copy of Better File Uploader for only $20. After purchasing, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to download the plugin.

Basically, a personal use license is for anyone who maintains an MT site primarily for fun, and not profit.

Commercial Use

Purchase a copy of Better File Uploader for only $100. After purchasing, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to download the plugin.

Basically, a commercial use license is for anyone who maintains an MT site for profit, either as the main or ancillary focus of their business.

Commercial Use, with 25+ Authors

Purchase a copy of Better File Uploader for only $250. After purchasing, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to download the plugin.

This is the same license as for Commercial Use, only for larger installations with 25 or more active Authors.

If you’re not sure what license you need, or if you have other needs, e-mail Dan.

Purchasing a license for Better File Uploader entitles you to free upgrades up to the next major release. In other words, purchasing a license today entitles you to upgrades until version 3.0 is released.