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#18569 accepted enhancement

Custom header images should deletable from the Custom Header page

Reported by: danielbachhuber Owned by: danielbachhuber
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.3
Component: Appearance Keywords: ux-feedback has-patch
Focuses: administration Cc:

Description

Currently, if a theme supports custom header images and a user uploads one of their own images, they need to go to the Media library in order to delete the image. This is not intuitive, there's no text in the admin explaining this step, and it's a problem if they want to rotate randomly through their custom header images.

It would be nice of the user could delete images they've uploaded from the Custom Header page directly.

Attachments (1)

deleteheader.18569.1.patch (466 bytes) - added by danielbachhuber 3 years ago.
Text to explain that uploaded headers can be deleted in the media library

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Viper007Bond3 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Administration
  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Version set to 3.3

danielbachhuber3 years ago

Text to explain that uploaded headers can be deleted in the media library

comment:2 follow-up: danielbachhuber3 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch removed
  • Owner set to danielbachhuber
  • Status changed from new to accepted

After building a button to do just this, I decided that adding the ability to delete uploaded headers isn't the right solution. It's confusing.

Instead, I think a short bit of text explaining that uploaded headers can be deleted in the media library is the better solution. Patch is attached.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 chexee2 years ago

Replying to danielbachhuber:

After building a button to do just this, I decided that adding the ability to delete uploaded headers isn't the right solution. It's confusing.

Instead, I think a short bit of text explaining that uploaded headers can be deleted in the media library is the better solution. Patch is attached.

What's the rationale for it not being a good solution?

I think it makes sense to remove header images on the page where you add them. I've seen more than a few users get confused by this when choosing to show a random header. On the Media screen, it might also make sense to show the image as "Attached As Header," rather than unattached.

comment:4 nacin2 months ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Appearance
  • Focuses administration added
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