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Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#35887 new defect (bug)

Adding multiple media to post - selecting image size

Reported by: myburghbernardgmailcom's profile myburgh.bernard@… Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.4.2
Component: Media Keywords: needs-patch has-needs-design-feedback phase-3-media-triage
Focuses: ui, javascript, administration Cc:


When clicking "Add Media" to add images to a post, you can select multiple images. With all images selected, logic follows that if you change the "ATTACHMENT DISPLAY SETTINGS" size from default "Medium" to "Full Size", that all selected images would have the same setting changed, but when you add them, only the one image that was highlighted is actually "Full Size" and the rest which were selected, but not highlighted, are still "Medium".

I think when adding multiple media, all should be changed to size that is selected in "ATTACHMENT DISPLAY SETTINGS".

Change History (11)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-media by desrosj. View the logs.

7 years ago

#2 @joemcgill
7 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch ui-feedback ux-feedback added

Hi @myburgh.bernard@…

Thanks for the report. The UX here really is a bit confusing because that dropdown controls the currently selected attachment. The problem for making this control all selected media items is that someone may actually want to insert different sized images, but it's worth looking into.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by boemedia. View the logs.

6 years ago

#4 @melchoyce
6 years ago

Agreed this is an issue, but I'm not sure it's something we can solve independently of other media library issues — feels like it would be a "bandaid" fix.

That said, if someone does have some ideas, please post them.

#5 @joyously
5 years ago

There could be a checkbox for "All" that only appears if more than one is selected. If checked, apply the settings to all selected.

#6 @karmatosed
5 years ago

  • Keywords needs-design-feedback added; ui-feedback ux-feedback removed

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by karmatosed. View the logs.

4 years ago

#8 @karmatosed
4 years ago

  • Keywords has-needs-design-feedback added; needs-design-feedback removed

I would suggest reversing the defaults here a bit to make this easier.

  • Once you select all you can interact and change size for all.
  • If you want to change one by one you have to select only one.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by estelaris. View the logs.

4 years ago

#10 @daviedR
4 years ago

Hi, I tried this on WordPress 5.4.x and I think we should keep the UX as it is now.

Actually, after selecting multiple images, we can click on each image to set the display settings one by one. As @joemcgill said, there are cases that users want to insert different sized images, that's why the display setting is bound to single selected image.

Users can also use the "Gallery" feature to add multiple images in same size. The Gallery feature has different flow:

  • Select the images
  • Click the "Create a gallery" button
  • The settings on the sidebar are global for all selected images

This issue seems to happen only on the Classic Editor. In the new Block Editor (Gutenberg), we can only add a single image via Image block.

#11 @antpb
6 months ago

  • Keywords phase-3-media-triage added
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