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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#32899 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Ability to extend Attachment Display Settings section

Reported by: paulschreiber's profile paulschreiber Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.2.2
Component: Media Keywords:
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It would be very helpful if WordPress let you easily extend the Attachment Display Settings section.

Currently, if you extend, your render() call gets access to this.$el, something like

<div tabindex="0" data-id="75099" class="attachment-details save-ready">

However, the DOM doesn't yet contain the attachment settings, i.e.

<div class="attachment-display-settings">
<h3>Attachment Display Settings</h3>

I had to use a crappy workaround like this:

setTimeout(function() {
  jQuery('.attachment-display-settings').append('my-attachment-display-settings')({}) );
  }, 200);

It would be very helpful if there was an easy way to extend the display settings section. One such way could be to fire an event after the render completes.

Change History (6)

#1 follow-up: @wonderboymusic
9 years ago

  • Keywords close added

have you tried 'attachment_fields_to_edit'?

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @swissspidy
8 years ago

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@paulschreiber Have you tried using 'attachment_fields_to_edit' as suggested?

#3 @paulschreiber
8 years ago

Yes, I eventually used attachment_fields_to_edit. It worked. However, that adds metadata to the database that persists with the image. I wanted something on the view layer only.

#4 @swissspidy
8 years ago

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  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

If saving that metadata to the database is not desired, one could probably hook into the appropriate save_ action to unset the metadata.

#5 @paulschreiber
8 years ago

Even if that did work, it would be hacky and cause unnecessary database calls.

I want this to act like other display settings (size, alignment, link to).

#6 @valendesigns
8 years ago

@paulschreiber You could also extend to replace the template.

_.extend(, {
	template: wp.template( 'my-attachment-display-settings' )
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