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Closed 3 years ago

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#19442 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Options for uploading files

Reported by: rasheed Owned by: ryan
Milestone: 3.4 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.3
Component: Help/About Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description

When I click HELP at (wp-admin/media-new.php) I see:

You can upload media files here without creating a post first. This allows you to upload files to use with posts and pages later and/or to get a web link for a particular file that you can share. There are three options for uploading files:

    1. Drag and drop your files into the area below. Multiple files are allowed.
    2. Select Files will open the multi-file uploader, or you can use the Browser Uploader.
    3. Clicking Select Files opens a navigation window showing you files in your operating system. Selecting Open after clicking on the file you want activates a progress bar on the uploader screen.

Basic image editing is available after upload is complete. Make sure you click Save before leaving this screen.

I can't understand what is the difference between method no.2 and method no. 3 ... I think it is confusing ...

Attachments (1)

19442.diff (1.3 KB) - added by DrewAPicture 3 years ago.
reworkings props Ipstenu

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Change History (14)

comment:1 @duck_3 years ago

I believe the third bullet is talking about clicking "browser uploader" and then "select files"... although my browser has a label saying "Choose File" and I assume it isn't multi-file upload so the plural "files" in the help text doesn't make sense. I agree that it seems confusing.

comment:2 @SergeyBiryukov3 years ago

  • Keywords ui-feedback added

comment:3 @SergeyBiryukov3 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback added; ui-feedback removed

comment:4 @jane3 years ago

  • Keywords 3.4-early added; ux-feedback removed
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

Agreed that it is confusing, but we are past string freeze, so am pushing this to 3.4.

comment:5 @Ipstenu3 years ago

Looks like

1) Drag and Drop
2) The old uploader (click on the "Browser uploader" link etc)
3) Click on "Select Files" inside the drag&drop area.

I'd say swap 2 and 3, since you'd want people to use the select-files multi uploader inside the dropulator first. So this?

  1. Drag and drop your files into the area below. Multiple files are allowed.
  1. Clicking Select Files opens a navigation window showing you files in your operating system. Selecting Open after clicking on the file you want activates a progress bar on the uploader screen.
  1. Revert to the browser uploader by clicking the link below the drag and drop box.

comment:6 @DrewAPicture3 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

Replying to Ipstenu:

I'd say swap 2 and 3, since you'd want people to use the select-files multi uploader inside the dropulator first. So this?

I agree. The order is much more logical. Patch attached with new order/wording from @Ipstenu. Wasn't sure about adding emphasis on 'drag and drop' in the third list item.

@DrewAPicture3 years ago

reworkings props Ipstenu

comment:7 @Lorelle3 years ago

My thoughts: There are now two ways to upload. Drag and Drop and Select Files. Browser Uploader is the same as Select Files. Isn't it? OR is it just the uploader of last resort because Select Files is in the JavaScript? Is it time to pick two instead of having three?

If you keep the three, here are my wording suggestions. If you are keeping just two, it still works.

  • - - -

You can upload media files here without creating a post first. There are three options for uploading files: Drag and Drop, Select Files, or Browser Uploader.

Drag and Drop

  1. Find the files you wish to upload on your computer's desktop or file manager.
  2. Select one or more files.
  3. Drag and drop them into the drag and drop box.
  4. WordPress will automatically upload images to the Media Library.

Select Files or Browser Uploader

  1. Choose one of these two methods by clicking the button or link.
  2. Locate the files on your computer.
  3. Select one or more files.
  4. Click Open.
  5. WordPress will upload the images to the Media Library.

Once images and files are uploaded to the Media Library, you may share them, add them to your site's content or Widget areas.

comment:8 @nacin3 years ago

General notes: In terms of functionality, Drag and Drop and Select Files are the same. The Browser Uploader, while the same as Select Files in terms of UI, is a significant degradation in terms of performance and user experience.

comment:9 @SergeyBiryukov3 years ago

  • Component changed from General to UI
  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 3.4

comment:10 @SergeyBiryukov3 years ago

  • Component changed from UI to Help/About

comment:11 @nacin3 years ago

  • Keywords 3.4-early removed

comment:12 @ryan3 years ago

  • Owner set to ryan
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In [20676]:

Clarify the uploading options in the media-new.php contextual help.

Props Ipstenu, DrewAPicture
fixes #19442

comment:13 @ryan3 years ago

Better than what we have. Committed.

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