[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #34972: Permalink for unattached media same as a post

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#34972: Permalink for unattached media same as a post
 Reporter:  petercralen                   |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)                  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                        |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Permalinks                    |     Version:  4.4
 Severity:  normal                        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch needs-unit-tests  |     Focuses:

Comment (by mdgl):

 Sorry I'm new to this one but have just noticed similar problems with the
 permalinks for unattached media on my site.

 It seems that the changes released in 4.4 under #1914 mean that permalinks
 of the form `site/%media-file-name%/` are now generated for all unattached
 media items.  It does not seem to be possible to change this generated
 permalink once the media item has been uploaded.

 Although this may be considered an improvement, it seems likely to cause
 much opportunity for duplicate/clashing permalinks with other pages, posts
 or custom post types. You now need to be very careful to consider the file
 names of media before you upload!

 At the very least, I suspect such permalinks should be individually
 editable in the same way as they are for pages and posts.  It should
 probably also be possible to set a "base" for these permalinks using the
 Settings->Permalinks screen and similar to categories and tags, so that
 the site namespace can be managed properly (e.g. by pushing all unattached
 media under the path `site/media/` or similar).

 As I see it, for too long WordPress has confused the meaning of media,
 images and attachments.  A longer term plan would also be useful to
 resolve this and provide improved management of such content.

 See also #35529.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/34972#comment:6>
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