[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #5765: Media upload section unclear

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Sat Feb 16 19:49:42 GMT 2008

#5765: Media upload section unclear
 Reporter:  jhodgdon                |        Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  defect                  |       Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal                  |    Milestone:  2.5      
Component:  Administration          |      Version:  2.5      
 Severity:  normal                  |   Resolution:           
 Keywords:  upload, user interface  |  
Comment (by jhodgdon):

 Update for [6874] -- again, testing without Flash, on Firefox 2.0 for

  * I like the fact that the words "Add Media" tell me what this section is
  * Still needs alt tags ("tool tips") on the icons, to tell me what
 clicking on each individual icon would do. My suggestions (if this is
 actually what they are meant to do, I wasn't sure):
     * Upload and insert image
     * Upload Management (?)
     * Upload and insert video
     * Upload and insert sound
     * Upload and insert other files (?)
  * When I click on anything but the Gallery button, an "Add Image" window
 pops up, which says I can upload only JPG, GIF, or PNG images (and when I
 do so, it puts them into the post with an IMG tag). Shouldn't the other
 buttons allow for uploading other types of files, and maybe insert them
 with different tags? Actually, the window seems to allow different files,
 but the text on the screen implies that only images will work.
  * If almost all the buttons are doing the same thing, a streamlined
 interface with just two buttons (Upload/Insert and Manage) would be
  * The Add Image window is a bit too small, so I have to scroll down to
 see the bottom. Really annoying, it just needs to be about 20 or 30 pixels
  * If I click "Add Image" at the bottom, before I have put in an alt tag
 on, it tells me in red that I need an alt tag, but the other fields are
 cleared, so I have to browse to the file I am uploading again, and enter
 any other information I might have put there.
  * How come there are two browse buttons on the Upload Image box? I have
 no idea what the first one is for. Clicking it doesn't seem to do
  * It needs to be made clearer that if I want to just upload a file,
 without inserting a link to it in the post, I can use the Manage/Gallery
 button. Also, that if I click "Cancel" on that window, the uploads I have
 already done are there, it just means that I didn't want to insert them
 into the post. A different button name, or another button saying "Done
 Uploading" would be useful.
  * When I use one of the Add Image windows, to upload and add an image to
 the post, it doesn't show up later when I use the Gallery window. I think
 it should.

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