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Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#40915 new enhancement

wordpress should issue a warning if no graphic library is installed

Reported by: waltercruz's profile waltercruz Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.7.5
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Hi people! I've installed wordpress on my site, and I had no library for image manipulation installed. Iin that case, I got no thumbnails.

Due to css of my site, I was not initially aware of my site, cause the layout was right.

So, I think that a warning on admin to the ones that don't have GD or imagick installed could be a good thing. I know that this is a strange corner case :)

Change History (4)

#1 @dd32
7 years ago

This was one of the things mentioned back in #22056

#2 @Clorith
7 years ago

I'm inclined to stick with the wontfix from the previous ticket, most end users wouldn't know what that is or what to do about it.

#3 @dd32
7 years ago

I'm also inclined to stick with wontfix, especially for user-facing stuff.

As a random drive-by thought, the other option that might be worth adopting for other things is E_USER_NOTICE for INFO level debug statements when WP_DEBUG is enabled for missing dependencies or other common failures.

#4 @Clorith
7 years ago

That's a pretty good idea, probably warrants it's own ticket and is something we could reliably add as a task to implement on various elements and situations where we'd normally avoid any output.

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