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#24716 new enhancement

Add a grid view for media files in Media Library

Reported by: alexvorn2 Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: ui Cc:

Description

Currently we have a list of images and additional information to them on the right, It can be cool to use all this space for displaying other images and hovering on a image can show some information (size, date of upload ...)

This will help to display more attachments on the page.

Attachments (3)

Media Library - List.png (195.9 KB) - added by shaunandrews 9 months ago.
List View
Media Library - Hybrid.png (231.5 KB) - added by shaunandrews 9 months ago.
Hybrid View
Media Library - Grid.png (178.8 KB) - added by shaunandrews 9 months ago.
Grid View

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Change History (12)

comment:1 helen10 months ago

  • Keywords ui-focus added

I agree that it would be cool to explore something other than the standard list table layout for attachments, like we do for themes. However, a note that we should be avoiding the exclusive use of hover for information display, as it's neither accessible nor touch friendly. Also keep in mind that columns can be added/removed for post type list tables, which would have to be accommodated.

comment:2 shaunandrews9 months ago

  • Cc shaun@… added

shaunandrews9 months ago

List View

shaunandrews9 months ago

Hybrid View

shaunandrews9 months ago

Grid View

comment:3 shaunandrews9 months ago

I attached a few wireframes outline three different views: list, hybrid, and grid.

The list view is similar to the existing view. It occurs to me that this view may be better suited for bulk management, and viewing/sorting by details. It could use some tweaks, but the layout is otherwise good.

The hybrid view aims to show larger thumbnails, but still maintain room for all the details about the attachments.

The grid view is great for browsing, but doesn't lend it self to showing as much information.

It may be cool to offer a way to create a new post/page with the selected image, or a gallery of the selected images.

comment:4 alexvorn29 months ago

I like it...

Grid View:

  • maybe to display more then 3 columns, depending of the size of the screen
  • smaller thumbnails for more space
  • can be used for "Manage Themes" page

comment:5 follow-up: virgodesign4 weeks ago

It would be a dream having a grid view of media library.
I think this ticket should get an higher priority; many years passed, many things changed, and media library should be changes too. The list view is too hard to manage when files number increase.
Please update as soon as possible.

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 alexvorn24 weeks ago

Replying to virgodesign:

It would be a dream having a grid view of media library.
I think this ticket should get an higher priority; many years passed, many things changed, and media library should be changes too. The list view is too hard to manage when files number increase.
Please update as soon as possible.

We need someone to make a plugin first, then after that it can be considered for a review to join WP Core, so until that it remains as an idea.

The themes page changed from the date I started this ticked, so the display view can be imported from there... but not as big thumbnails as there, and instead of Theme Details to use Image Details. Activate, Live Preview to Edit, Delete, View...

Last edited 4 weeks ago by alexvorn2 (previous) (diff)

comment:7 shaunandrews4 weeks ago

I made a plugin. There wasn't a huge interest from developers, so the project has been on hold. I'd love to jump back into this for maybe 4.0.

comment:9 helen4 weeks ago

I put it on GitHub to try to drum up extra interest, there's been a little: https://github.com/helenhousandi/wp-media-grid-view/

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