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#12208 new feature request

Add Quick Edit To Media Library list view

Reported by: queenofdiy Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Quick/Bulk Edit Keywords: needs-patch bulk-reopened 2nd-opinion
Focuses: administration Cc:
PR Number:

Description

I am requesting that a quick edit link be added to the media in the media library like what is on the posts page. I would like to quickly be able to edit titles, alts, and captions at least.

Attachments (3)

12208.diff (5.1 KB) - added by nacin 6 years ago.
Some random hacks I worked on with jhned.
Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 9.42.59 PM.png (31.1 KB) - added by garrett-eclipse 6 months ago.
Media Library list view actions don't include 'Quick Edit'
Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 10.41.30 PM.png (241.4 KB) - added by garrett-eclipse 6 months ago.
Media item fields on clean install include 'Title', 'Caption', 'Alternative Text' and Description. The other meta is uneditable.

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Change History (15)

#1 @scribu
10 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Administration
  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Unassigned to Future Release

#2 @nacin
10 years ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Quick Edit

#3 @dgwyer
7 years ago

  • Cc d.v.gwyer@… added

Was just going to create a ticket for this! It's a shame this didn't make it in the recent media updates in 3.5.

Would be very helpful to be able to quickly edit titles, and captions etc. without having edit individual media items.

#4 @helen
7 years ago

Looks like it still needs a patch.

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

#24043 was marked as a duplicate.

#6 @DrewAPicture
7 years ago

  • Cc xoodrew@… added

#7 @aniketpant
7 years ago

  • Cc me@… added

#8 @jhned
6 years ago

This would be very useful, especially now that Media items support taxonomies. If I'm reading this right, the inline_edit() function from class-wp-posts-list-table.php will need to be modified and integrated with class-wp-media-list-table.php. inline_edit() is 400+ lines of who knows what.

Is there anybody who's a little more familiar with these files than I am who would like to tag team this?

@nacin
6 years ago

Some random hacks I worked on with jhned.

#9 @chriscct7
4 years ago

  • Focuses administration added

#10 follow-up: @afercia
4 years ago

  • Keywords close added

Wondering if is still worth considering this proposal now that the Media Library in grid mode allows to "quick edit" the media details. Any thoughts?

@garrett-eclipse
6 months ago

Media Library list view actions don't include 'Quick Edit'

@garrett-eclipse
6 months ago

Media item fields on clean install include 'Title', 'Caption', 'Alternative Text' and Description. The other meta is uneditable.

#13 in reply to: ↑ 10 @garrett-eclipse
6 months ago

  • Keywords bulk-reopened 2nd-opinion added; close removed
  • Milestone set to Future Release
  • Summary changed from Add Quick Edit To Media Library to Add Quick Edit To Media Library list view

Replying to afercia:

Wondering if is still worth considering this proposal now that the Media Library in grid mode allows to "quick edit" the media details. Any thoughts?

I was of the same feeling and about to close, but testing I found that the Quick Edit found on other list tables wasn't present on Media list view (see screenshot).

It would make sense to introduce the Quick Edit action to follow the convention of other post types so am replacing the close with 2nd-opinion.

I do feel implementing only via the list view is sufficient as the grid view provides the popup modal which is pretty quick in my opinion and doesn't require a pageload. I've updated the title to add list view

Reviewing a clean install the Title, Caption and Alternative Text would make sense to make available in the Quick Edit, leaving the Description to the full editor. It would also be useful to ensure plugins can introduce custom fields and taxonomies to the Quick Edit panel via the appropriate do_actions.

#14 @galbaras
4 months ago

Given the core team's historical desire to standardize things, I'm surprised this hasn't been done in 9 year!

List mode provides A LOT more information and far more advanced ways to select and sort images on which to work. It also provides multiple selection.

Considering plugins for renaming, regenerating thumbnails and optimizing images can hook into a quick edit and quick multi-edit, and changing an image's title could be so much easier, this should definitely be done.

Moreover, deleting images should not require a page load. Deleting plugins doesn't.

At the very least, the image editor pop-up should be linked to the "edit" link in list view instead of going to another page. Surely that's easy to do.

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