[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #7520: Image default options for size, alignment and link type

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Mon Dec 15 21:52:12 GMT 2008

#7520: Image default options for size, alignment and link type
 Reporter:  tellyworth   |        Owner:  azaozz  
     Type:  enhancement  |       Status:  reopened
 Priority:  high         |    Milestone:  2.7.1   
Component:  General      |      Version:  2.7     
 Severity:  normal       |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:  needs-patch  |  
Changes (by randyhoyt):

  * status:  closed => reopened
  * resolution:  fixed =>
  * milestone:  2.7 => 2.7.1


 The new hidden options aren't working correctly. If you look at the HTML,
 it looks like the proper radio buttons have a value of checked="checked",
 but something else is overriding those selections. Is this a bug, or was
 tellyworth's suggestion to hide these options rejected?

 If it was rejected, I want to reopen this bug and argue in favor or
 tellyworth's suggestion. I disagree that having these default options is
 "feature bloat". Every site I have worked on has a most-used behavior
 (thumbnails links to the post URL, for example, or medium images with no
 links). Every now and then, the user will need to deviate from this
 (adding a large image with a link to an external web site, for example). A
 week later, when the user logs in, they expect it to work the way it
 usually does. They won't remember whether the last time they uploaded an
 image, they used the most-used behavior or something different. The users
 expectations are not shaped by what they did last week, and I would argue
 that the applications behavior shouldn't either.

 (I would also make this same argument regarding the Visual Editor / HTML
 Editor. Every single time I switch over to the HTML editor, save
 something, and navigate to a different post, it is a jarring experience
 that goes against my expectations when the HTML editor loads. But since
 there are only two options and most of my clients don't use the HTML
 editor, I don't think it's a big deal.)

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7520#comment:10>
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