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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#42375 closed feature request (wontfix)

Do we really need media widgets when we have Text widget?

Reported by: alexvorn2 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9
Component: Widgets Keywords: reporter-feedback
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Description

I don't see a point in media widgets when we have Text Widget, I am interested in your opinions... I will attach some screenshots so you can take a look that the difference between text widget and media widgets is like not at all.

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audio widget.png (29.0 KB) - added by alexvorn2 2 years ago.
Audio Widget vs Text Widget
gallery widget.png (67.7 KB) - added by alexvorn2 2 years ago.
Gallery Widget vs Text Widget
image widget.png (132.9 KB) - added by alexvorn2 2 years ago.
Image Widget vs Text widget
video widget.png (148.4 KB) - added by alexvorn2 2 years ago.
Video Widget vs Text Widget, a little difference

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Change History (10)

@alexvorn2
2 years ago

Audio Widget vs Text Widget

@alexvorn2
2 years ago

Gallery Widget vs Text Widget

@alexvorn2
2 years ago

Image Widget vs Text widget

@alexvorn2
2 years ago

Video Widget vs Text Widget, a little difference

#1 @johnbillion
2 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

The intention is to make it easier for users to add and edit widgets that contain videos, images, and audio. The output may look the same, but the process of managing such widgets is more streamlined.

Is there a particular problem that you see with introducing dedicated media widgets?

#2 follow-up: @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

See #32417, #39993, #39994, #39995 for the background and discussions on media widgets.

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 @alexvorn2
2 years ago

Replying to SergeyBiryukov:

See #32417, #39993, #39994, #39995 for the background and discussions on media widgets.

The majority of tickets were created before adding multimedia files (images, videos, audio) to Text Widget.
Now things changed a little bit, and I think Text Widget could be used instead of Media Widgets.

#4 follow-up: @johnbillion
2 years ago

Is there a particular problem that you see with introducing dedicated media widgets?

#5 in reply to: ↑ 4 @alexvorn2
2 years ago

Replying to johnbillion:

Is there a particular problem that you see with introducing dedicated media widgets?

The Media Widgets creates duplicate functionality of the Text Widget. They use too much space for simple tasks like displaying an image or an audio file, that ca easily added into the editor, if the widgets were a part of a page builder tool then I would be OK of this. There is no error or bug I can make a problem of , I don't understand what you want to hear from me repeating your question.

Last edited 2 years ago by alexvorn2 (previous) (diff)

#6 @westonruter
2 years ago

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

Yes, the same effect can be achieved in two different ways. See dev note:

Having separate media-specific widgets helps with discovery and allows us to provide streamlined interfaces for each media type. For example, the Image widget now has a field specifically for supplying the link URL (see #41274), and the Video widget now provides more guidance to users when supplying external URLs (#42039). The media-specific widgets are closely aligned with blocks in Gutenberg; the existence of media inside the Text widget will align with eventual nested blocks in Gutenberg, and would be treated as Classic Text blocks in any future migration from widgets to blocks.

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