Ordering the media library is somewhat difficult today,
but there are plugins that can help us create some order in the library.
I will look at how two plugins create order:
Enhanced Media Library
Creates a new Media Category section under the Media sidebar tab.
Here one creates categories that show up in the Media Library.
Select an image in the media library and associate it with a media category.
Enhanced Media Library Plugin also has a left sidebar Media Settings link to where one can create additional changes.
WP Media Folder plugin
First of the plugin costs $19 – $34 for 6 up to 12 months support and update. Lets see what we get.
After having purchased the plugin one gets a member area to where one logins in and can download the support pdf and the plugin zip. Upload the plugin zip to your plugins screen and activate it.
Since I deactivated the Enhanced Media Library plugin and then activated WP Media Folder plugin I now get the following message:
I decided to import the categories I already had.
Here you can see the media category structure. The folders are empty and do not contain any image. I will need to drag each image into a folder.
I dragged and dropped an image onto the WordPress folder, and opened the folder.
One can easily create a new folder by clicking Create Folder.
With this plugin one will have the media library sorted into folders.
The plugin also offers some extras in regards to creating a Gallery. Select the images and then click create Gallery. A gallery settings screen will be seen.
For more feature information check Joom United
There is some movement in WordPress core to create some kind of sorting in the media Library. Here is the trac ticket: Categorization of files in Media Library (i.e. folders, tags, etc.)
I posted at the Advanced Facebook group in regards to WP Media Folder plugin.