[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #6430: WordPress 2.5 xmlrpc should return image thumbnail URLs in wp.uploadFile

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Fri Mar 28 05:51:57 GMT 2008

#6430: WordPress 2.5 xmlrpc should return image thumbnail URLs in wp.uploadFile
 Reporter:  mlossos  |       Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect   |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal   |   Milestone:  2.5      
Component:  General  |     Version:  2.5      
 Severity:  normal   |    Keywords:           
 The xmlrpc call for wp.uploadFile (aliased to mw_newMediaObject) currently
 returns the URL of the uploaded file only. In WordPress 2.5, thumbnail
 files are automatically created. The xmlrpc API should provide a way to
 get the URLs of the thumbnail files, preferably in the returned hash from
 the wp.uploadFile call.

 That is, wp.uploadFile currently returns url = "http://myhost/wp/wp-
 content/uploads/2008/03/myImage.jpg". In addition, it should return
 "thumbnailSmallUrl = ..." and "thumbnailMediumUrl = ...". (I'm not sure if
 this would break MetaWeblog compatibility.)


 WordPress 2.5 now automatically creates thumbnail images for uploaded
 image files according to the (maximum) sizes specified in the
 Miscellaneous settings page. When resizing, the aspect ratio is
 maintained, and the filenames are named for the exact size of the image.
 For example, if I upload:


 Using the default thumbnail settings of 150x150 and 300x300, these files
 will be created:

 Note that the first filename for the medium thumbnail is called "300x199"
 not "300x300". It's thus difficult to guess the new thumbnail filename for
 the default settings.

 Since these settings are user configurable, it's currently impossible for
 an xmlrpc client to guess the URLs of the thumbnails.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6430>
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