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Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 13 months ago

#12208 new feature request

Add Quick Edit To Media Library list view

Reported by: queenofdiy's profile queenofdiy Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Quick/Bulk Edit Keywords: needs-patch 2nd-opinion
Focuses: administration Cc:

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 (5)

12208.diff (5.1 KB) - added by nacin 10 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 5 years 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 5 years ago.
Media item fields on clean install include 'Title', 'Caption', 'Alternative Text' and Description. The other meta is uneditable.
Different views of Media library.png (149.7 KB) - added by oglekler 13 months ago.
Bulk editing different modes
Screenshot 2023-02-07 at 10.43.51 AM.png (117.9 KB) - added by marybaum 13 months ago.
Media library list view, 6.1.1

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Change History (24)

#1 @scribu
14 years ago

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

#2 @nacin
14 years ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Quick Edit

#3 @dgwyer
11 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
11 years ago

Looks like it still needs a patch.

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
11 years ago

#24043 was marked as a duplicate.

#6 @DrewAPicture
11 years ago

  • Cc xoodrew@… added

#7 @aniketpant
11 years ago

  • Cc me@… added

#8 @jhned
10 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
10 years ago

Some random hacks I worked on with jhned.

#9 @chriscct7
8 years ago

  • Focuses administration added

#10 follow-up: @afercia
8 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
5 years ago

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

@garrett-eclipse
5 years 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
5 years 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
5 years 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.

#15 @webcommsat
2 years ago

We have this ticket on the agenda for the component bug scrub on Monday 28 March 2022 20:00 UTC in the core slack. Is there anything any of the contributors want to raise for this? We will start with looking at whether this issue has been resolved. Thanks.

Last edited 2 years ago by webcommsat (previous) (diff)

#16 @galbaras
2 years ago

Quick Edit is definitely not available in Media Library List View on WordPress 5.9.2, neither for individual entries nor as a bulk action.

#17 @desrosj
20 months ago

  • Keywords bulk-reopened removed

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by abhanonstopnews. View the logs.


13 months ago

#19 @webcommsat
13 months ago

Component bug review

  • Checking current status and following on from @galbaras comment.
  • In 6.1.1 two contributors could see Media Library List View and have bulk options dropdown, with sole action 'delete permanently'. Understand it used to contain 'regenerate thumbnails' (this relates to the plugin).

In Quick Edit, if you can edit crucial points like title and alt text this can help for SEO and accessibility.

  • In 6.0, two contributors also reported the same as above.
  • In 5.9, contributors on review reported the same as above.
  • In 4.4.2, contributor on review reported the same as above.

These comments relate to the list view and not the grid view. In grid view, there is no bulk editing option.

It is not obvious that in different views/ modes, you have different options/ abilities. Filters are different in grid view and list view in newer versions. There is no bulk editing in grid view.
Testers for this were: @oglekler, @webcommsat, @marybaum, @nalininonstopnewsuk
Screenshots showing variation in grid view to be added by @oglekler to the ticket.

Last edited 13 months ago by webcommsat (previous) (diff)

@oglekler
13 months ago

Bulk editing different modes

@marybaum
13 months ago

Media library list view, 6.1.1

#20 @marybaum
13 months ago

Above in the screenshot with the tennis people (naturally) you can see that there's a Bulk Action dropdown in the list view.

Since that dropdown seems to be a place for plugins to add bulk options, and none of us, at first glance, knows the status of Regenerate Thumbnails (being updated? functionality in background?) this ticket could use some thoughts from the Media component.

@mikeschroder is this something you or other Media maintainers can shed light on?

Last edited 13 months ago by marybaum (previous) (diff)

#21 @galbaras
13 months ago

Just to clarify, I think the original intention of this ticket isn't about adding quick actions. It's about adding bulk editing to the quick actions (hover and dropdown) in the media library's List view.

I see no reason why attachments are treated differently from other types of posts. This functionality should be added for user experience and consistency, and can likely rely mostly with existing code, as can be seen in the proposed changes from (OMG) 9 years ago.

As for the side point of regenerating thumbnails, this is a rather technical feature that should be used during site (re)development and/or migration, but is otherwise unnecessary. Therefore, using a plugin that can later be removed should be good practice.

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