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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#27005 closed enhancement (invalid)

Attach to post via edit.php

Reported by: Jesse Cohen Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.8.1
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:

Description

Would like to request an enhancement to the UI of media library. The ability to attach to post directly from edit.php.

Currently the process is:

create post/page -> draft it -> media library -> upload -> attach to post -> select post

Save time by this method:

create post/page -> media library -> upload -> attach to post in right column where meta data is.

It could be a simple addition to drop down but would save a bunch of time for attachments.

Change History (5)

#1 @helen
6 years ago

If you upload while on a post edit screen, it should attach to that post, even if you don't insert it - not sure if there's any particular reason in your workflow to go to the media library separately.

A drop down has serious scaling issues (both interaction- and performance-wise) once you get past maybe a couple hundred posts, although I'd like to work on that in #9864. That said, I think a plugin that does attach *and* unattach of media in more places would be cool to see and evaluate adoption from there.

#2 follow-up: @Jesse Cohen
6 years ago

Media upload already has a dropdown feature - this method would just be adding anoter selection toi it.

Also if you upload a file via edit.php through add media and not insert it - it does not attach to it.

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 ; follow-up: @helen
6 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

Replying to Jesse Cohen:

Media upload already has a dropdown feature - this method would just be adding anoter selection toi it.

I don't think I'm quite understanding what you're referring to - maybe a screenshot would help?

Also if you upload a file via edit.php through add media and not insert it - it does not attach to it.

I just tested this by editing a post and uploading media without inserting it and it attached for me. Perhaps you have a strange theme or plugin conflict?

#4 in reply to: ↑ 3 @ericlewis
6 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback removed
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Replying to helen:

I just tested this by editing a post and uploading media without inserting it and it attached for me.

Confirmed, this is long-standing expected behavior. As I understand, this solves your request @Jesse Cohen. I'm closing this out, but feel free to re-open it with more details, screenshots and screencasts welcome :D

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
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