[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #5722: Flash uploader

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Fri Jan 25 18:48:07 GMT 2008

#5722: Flash uploader
 Reporter:  tellyworth   |       Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  2.5      
Component:  General      |     Version:           
 Severity:  normal       |    Keywords:  has-patch
 This adds flash-based uploading for single and multiple files, and
 implements a simple image gallery/album feature.

 There are two upload popups available on the Write Post tab: one for
 inserting a single image, and one for a multi upload gallery.  Both will
 use swfupload if Flash 9 is available, and fall back to html+javascript if
 it is not.  (swfupload supports Flash 8 also, but some critical features
 are unreliable or dont't work at all).

 Flash image uploading is asynchronous, with a progress bar.  If an
 uploaded image includes an IPTC title or caption, the title and alt fields
 will be pre-populated with those values.

 The single image form inserts the image directly into the post content as
 before.  The multi upload form inserts a "[thumbs]" macro, which produces
 a simple image album in the post.  All attachments on a post are included
 in the thumbs album.  The macro uses a new API (macros.php) that makes it
 easier to parse arguments and attributes.

 If any taxonomies are registered for the 'attachment' object type, a
 simple tag-style input box is included on the multi-upload form.

 We'll probably need to create some new template tags and default css so
 that themes can better style the image album, and support things like
 attachment taxonomies and image metadata, but that can come later.

 SWFUpload is by http://www.vinterwebb.se/ and is MIT licensed.  I wrote
 the single image code and macro API, Andy did the multi uploader and
 thumbs gallery.  We've tested it thoroughly this week; some error handling
 needs a little cosmetic work but generally it's quite solid.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5722>
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