Media management improvements sorely needed...
|Reported by:||ben_allison||Owned by:|
|Severity:||major||Keywords:||media library management|
The one gaping hole in WP is proper media management, and getting it up to snuff wouldn't even require anything complicated. I propose a very modest update to this section, that would drastically improve it's functionality.
1) Organization. Add the ability to establish custom hierarchies within the uploads folder (essentially, designate sub-folders, sub-sub-folders, etc). The contents of these subfolders would be accesible via shortcode: (ex, media_folder('holiday') could return a list of links for all items within the subfolder to the loop). Items that appear in the Media popup would simply appear in an accordion list, filtered by folder/subfolder, or possibly a Mac OSX-style column view.
2) Gallery creation. An "insert gallery" tab would be added to the in-post media panel, and a "galleries" item would appear within the Media nav item. Galleries would be created simply by selecting media items from the library, and dragging+dropping to determine order. Of course, galleries would be completely editable, and accessible by the loop via shortcode.
3) Filtering. Add the ability to add/assign tags and categories to media items. Allow alphabetical sorting or filetype sorting.
These basic improvements would really be all that's needed to take WP's media library to a baseline level of functionality.
Change History (5)
comment:4 steevithak — 16 months ago
- Cc steevithak added
- Keywords changed from media library, management to media library management