Media Control

Elementor Media control displays a media chooser section based on the WordPress media library. It allows the user to select an image from the media library.

The control is defined in Control_Media class which extends Control_Base_Multiple class.

Note that when using the control, the type should be set using the \Elementor\Controls_Manager::MEDIA constant.


Name Type Default Description
type string media The type of the control.
label string The label that appears above of the field.
description string The description that appears below the field.
show_label bool true Whether to display the label.
label_block bool true Whether to display the label in a separate line.
separator string default Set the position of the control separator. Available values are default, before, after and none. default will position the separator depending on the control type. before / after will position the separator before/after the control. none will hide the separator.
default array Default media values.

  • $id (int) Media id.
  • $url (string) Media url.

Return Value

(array) An array containing image data:

  • $id (int) Media id.
  • $url (string) Media url.
	'id' => '',
	'url' => '',


class Elementor_Test_Widget extends \Elementor\Widget_Base {

	protected function _register_controls() {

				'label' => __( 'Content', 'plugin-name' ),
				'tab' => \Elementor\Controls_Manager::TAB_CONTENT,

				'label' => __( 'Choose Image', 'plugin-domain' ),
				'type' => \Elementor\Controls_Manager::MEDIA,
				'default' => [
					'url' => \Elementor\Utils::get_placeholder_image_src(),



	protected function render() {
		$settings = $this->get_settings_for_display();

		// Get image URL
		echo '<img src="' . $settings['image']['url'] . '">';

		// Get image 'thumbnail' by ID
		echo wp_get_attachment_image( $settings['image']['id'], 'thumbnail' );

		// Get image HTML
		echo \Elementor\Group_Control_Image_Size::get_attachment_image_html( $settings );

	protected function _content_template() {
		<img src="{{ settings.image.url }}">


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