More hooks/actions required for Media Uploader
|Reported by:||Alhadis||Owned by:|
Okay, so the Media Uploader's API needs work.
Many times I've found myself developing WordPress features that all attempted to manipulate or customise the Media Uploader thickbox in some way... many of which became completely unworkable due to the lack of hooks or filters provided by the source code. Furthermore, the way the uploader sends images back to the TinyMCE editor has made it incredibly difficult to "intercept" those commands and have them handled differently.
Say I have a metabox added to the Edit Post screen that displays thumbnails to a computer illiterate client... ones that can be dragged around and rearranged to control the order of a slideshow that's shown above a page when loaded. Now, we've already shown the client how to insert images into a post using WordPress' Thickbox, and they've grown comfortable with traversing the tabs. So it only makes sense that we'd use the same interface for picking or uploading an image.
In short, these are ridiculous lengths that I've had to go to to try and implement an enhancement to the Media Uploader. I don't want to go through the trouble of scripting an entirely new uploader specifically for plugins and theme features... I think we'd all agree it's in WordPress's nature to allow a degree of control over how the Uploader Thickbox works as well.
Change History (10)
- Keywords needs-patch close added; Thickbox Media Gallery Uploader Callback Filters Hooks Edit Gallery removed
- Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release
- Keywords reporter-feedback added; close removed
- Milestone changed from Future Release to Awaiting Review