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Opened 16 months ago

Last modified 10 months ago

#22970 new enhancement

No Set Featured Image Option in existing Media Gallery

Reported by: nhuja Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.5
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


There is a Set Featured Image link when you add new gallery but in already existing gallery, you can't set Featured Image (in case you want to add more photos and set a new featured image). You have to do it from Set Featured Image link on the post which means more clicks.

Plus, I wanted to add, wouldn't it be easier if we have Set Featured Image link on the right side where all image meta exists, instead of having to click on a separate link on the left? Similar to what we had with 3.4. That would really lessen the number of clicks you have to do to set a featured image. You could do the same with existing galleries/posts too. For example, if you upload one image, its selected by default and on the right side, you can just click a Set Featured Image link.

Change History (6)

comment:1 toscho16 months ago

  • Cc info@… added

comment:2 SergeyBiryukov16 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Media

Related: #22963

comment:3 ryan16 months ago

When every plugin and possible workflow adds a button to the main workflow, you end up with a big mess. This is why there are separate flows for galleries and featured images. I doubt we will break down the walls between the flows since we'd arrive back at a previous design that wasn't working very well when we auditioned it during 3.5 development.

comment:4 husobj16 months ago

  • Cc ben@… added

I agree that there should not be a button to select Featured Image on the right but I think it would be appropriate to add it as a 3rd option on the left underneath "Insert Media" and "Create Gallery" - it seems like an obvious 3rd choice of action that people may want to do after uploading images to a post.

comment:5 rachelbaker15 months ago

  • Cc rachelbaker added

comment:6 SergeyBiryukov10 months ago

#24370 was marked as a duplicate.

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