[wp-hackers] GSOC - just some ideas for students
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Mon Apr 4 02:12:33 UTC 2011
"This meta box can also include icons for file upload... Currently icons are
available only if editor is available for post type. Sometimes I don't need
editor for some post types, but i need possibility to add files..."
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On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 6:14 AM, Patrik Bóna <patrik.bona at mrhead.sk> wrote:
> And one other thing that I've forgot.
> Maybe it would be also good idea to have tags for media. Attachment is also
> post (id DB), so there should be no problem. Only what is needed is to make
> UI for it.
> With tags user can easily find their files...
> On 04/02/2011 10:43 AM, Patrik Bóna wrote:
>> Hello Hackers, Hello Students!
>> To be honest, I did not read all the GSOC posts from this list because I
>> did not have time. So I don't know if I can propose some ideas or not, but i
>> will try.
>> I have some ideas for image managing mainly for UI, but also something for
>> 1) Meta box for images in edit post screen. This is based on experiences
>> of different users. Now when you have attached 20 images to post and you
>> want to include each image to different position in text you need at least 6
>> clicks for each image: Upload icon, gallery link (attached images), choose
>> image, choose align, choose size, and insert into post. With 20 images this
>> take a lot of time and also you are still opening thickbox window...
>> The idea is to make meta box with images thumbnails. You just click on
>> thumbnail, choose size, align, maybe also caption and just drag and drop
>> image to the text. After drop there will be html added to text.
>> This will save a lot of time (and nerves) for users who needs to work with
>> more images... As i said this is real world example from my clients. They
>> like WordPress, but they don't like inserting images, because it is
>> This meta box can also include icons for file upload... Currently icons
>> are available only if editor is available for post type. Sometimes I don't
>> need editor for some post types, but i need possibility to add files...
>> 2) New image size handling. In present you can set three image sizes in
>> admin panel. But just these three and they are also valid for all post
>> types. But with custom post types it is not good solution. Example from my
>> site: I have regular posts where i need just one image size. I have pictures
>> published by users where i need 3 custom image size. I have galleries again
>> with different sizes.
>> I know that i can add image size with add_image_size, but this is not
>> good. Because it is valid for all post sizes. So know i use
>> wp_generate_attachment_metadata filter to generate needed sizes for
>> I have more ideas how to solve this:
>> - add another parameter post_type to add_image_size so only images for
>> given post_type will be resized
>> - add possibility to specify image sizes with add_post_type_support ? or
>> directly within register_post_type ?
>> - add possibility to manage all post type image sizes directly from admin
>> These were just me ideas. As i said i don't know if they can be used in
>> GSOC or not, but i think that especially first one will be valuable to
>> users. I know that it can be done by plugin, but it would be nice to have it
>> in core.
>> Many thanks
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