[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #22759: attachment_fields_to_edit should have flags for when to show the field

WordPress Trac noreply at wordpress.org
Thu Dec 6 00:48:05 UTC 2012

#22759: attachment_fields_to_edit should have flags for when to show the field
 Reporter:  helenyhou         |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)      |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  3.5
Component:  Media             |     Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal            |  Resolution:  fixed
 Keywords:  has-patch commit  |
Changes (by nacin):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => fixed


 In [23083]:

 Restore the Description field to the media UI in 3.5.

 We tried in vain -- a noble but ultimately failed effort -- to reduce the
 number of fields for attachments from four (title, caption, alt,
 description) to one (caption for images, title otherwise). Alternative
 text needed to stay for accessibility reasons, of course.

 Eventually title returned due to heavy plugin reliance. Description is too
 used by too many plugins (often times incorrectly -- the caption is more
 likely the proper field), hence its less-than-triumphant return today.

 Version 3.5 has tried to streamline media in a number of ways. Removing
 fields may have been too much at once, as it forced not only a user
 interface change, but a paradigm change as well.

 Finally, on upload we populate the description field with IPTC/EXIF
 captions, rather than the caption field. See #22768, this should be fixed.
 For now, Description stays.

 This commit also restores 'Title' attribute editing to the main tab of the
 Edit Image dialog. The "Title" field no longer populates title attributes
 for <img> tags by design (for accessibility and other purposes, see
 #18984). So, here is a more obvious 'workaround' for the tooltip

 Finally, this:
  * Cleans up the post.php attachment editor, including by showing a
 prettier form of the mime type.
  * Enables plugins to specifically hide attachment_fields_to_edit from
 either post.php (where you can create meta boxes) or the modal (which you
 may not want to clutter), for compatibility reasons.
  * Hides the 'Describe this file...' placeholder when a field is read-only
 in the modal.

 props nacin, helenyhou.

 fixes #22759.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/22759#comment:11>
WordPress Trac <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/>
WordPress blogging software

More information about the wp-trac mailing list