[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #5609: New image uploader

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Wed Jan 9 07:22:46 GMT 2008

#5609: New image uploader
 Reporter:  tellyworth   |       Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  2.6      
Component:  General      |     Version:           
 Severity:  normal       |    Keywords:  has-patch
 Here's a patch for a new image uploader.  The visual design is to spec for
 the new UI.  It's one portion of the new media library popup for the post
 edit page.

 Uploading and sending to the editor happens in a single step: clicking the
 Add Image button does the upload, inserts the attachment post, sends the
 img src html to the editor, and closes the popup.

 The popup is handled by Thickbox, with the contents in an iframe.  I made
 some wp-specific changes to the Thickbox js: $() changed to jQuery();
 addLoadEvent() instead of read() (thanks mdawaffe); and the close link
 changed to a [x] png as per the design spec.

 I've attempted to split the code into functions that are specific to the
 image uploader (functions named image_*()) and functions that will be
 useful for other media uploaders (video, audio) - though they'll probably
 need some tweaking.  There's a trivial hook for other media uploaders in
 the form of the media_upload_{$type} action in wp-admin/media-upload.php.

 Also yet to be implemented are the other tabs on the image uploader
 ("Media Library" and "Flickr").  They're just hard-coded for now.  I
 considered a flexible tab system like the old $wp_upload_tabs thing, but I
 think it'd be better to go with something simpler instead, like a simple

 All the old uploader code is still in place for now, but should be removed
 once this is solid enough.

 It would be possible to do this using Ajax instead of an iframe but the
 iframe approach seems to offer a better fallback and more reusable code.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5609>
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