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Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#47097 new enhancement

Image legends are not copied in the library

Reported by: pif's profile pif Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.1.1
Component: Media Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: Cc:



I found an issue with Gutenberg. Adding an image is nicely done BUT when prompted to add a legend, the text does not update the media library.

This is an issue because, in the classic editor, you add a media then add it into the article. Therefore, the media is correctly labeled in your library and can be easily found again, should the need arise.

Now, legends are only valid in the articles and the pictures are left alone in the library. There is no way to find them again, for a re-use in another article.

So it would be nice if the adding media process would correctly tag the media, inside the library and not only inside the articles.


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Change History (5)

#1 @afercia
3 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Component changed from Editor to Media

#3 @desrosj
3 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added
  • Severity changed from major to normal

Hi @pif!

Thanks for this ticket, and welcome to Trac! Sorry that it took a while to receive a response.

Are you still seeing this issue in the latest version of WordPress (5.2.2 at the time of this comment)? Can you clarify what you mean by "legend"? Screen Shot 2019-08-22 at 4.02.06 PM.png shows what I am seeing in the block editor, but I don't see any mention of a legend. I did test the Classic Editor as well. Any screenshots or detailed steps that you can provide to help me understand the issue are greatly appreciated.

#4 @pif
3 years ago

Legend is caption.

In the classic editor, when you add an image, you were prompted to add a caption, which was first stored in the media library then imported in the article (with the actual picture).

In Gutenberg, the picture import process does not use that media library phase. Therefore the caption is only stored in the article and not in the library. As a side effect, all media within the library are stored without any caption attached (and thus, pretty much lost for re-use).

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