In this post, I will explain how to change file names in WordPress. When it comes to images and other media, you might or might not know about the importance of relevant file names. By file name, I mean the name of a file (in most cases the file will be an image) before you upload it. It’s what you see before the extension – .jpg, .png, .gif, and so forth. This is not the same as the title you can add in the WordPress panel once uploaded. That’s another useful function, but it doesn’t carry the same weight as the actual file name. The file name is reflected in the URL of the image, whereas the title simply reflects what the image is titled on your site specifically. You can change the latter any time you want; it’s a variable. Changing the file name isn’t as natural – and WordPress doesn’t make it easy for us – but it can still be done.