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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 6 months ago

#48321 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Hotswapping featured image with gallery images

Reported by: yratof's profile yratof Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Media Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


Swapping the featured image for a different image in the gallery would be a great feature.

Here's a use case.

I've just imported 1000 posts. Originally, they were parent/child based, but with this import, I wanted to just have single posts.

Now, each of the previous child posts has a specific image, but the single posts now, they have a featured image and a gallery.

5 of each post now has the same image, because the import didn't know the relationship from image to child post.

Ideal process:

  • Hover over gallery image
  • Select 'Make featured image'

Current process:

  • Remove the current featured image
  • Search the gallery for the correct image by knowing exact name, or scrolling through all media


If making a 'make this image featured' isn't the right direction, then make the media contextual? Show the images in the gallery or associated with the post show up first in media uploader, maybe highlighted to suggest that they are in use.

This way, you can hotswap the images without the torture of hunting for an image in a haystack

Change History (5)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Media

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

3 years ago

#3 @antpb
3 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

Hi @yratof thanks so much for creating this issue! This ticket was discussed in the recent Media meeting and there was a bit of discussion around how this would be exposed. You mentioned hovering over the gallery image and seeing a sort of "set as featured" option. Where would you imagine that could render?

There were some concerns that this option being in the rendered gallery could be confusing as it would be an option unrelated to the content being edited in the Gallery. Another option was discussed that maybe it should expose the "set as featured" option via the admin modal when you are selecting your Gallery items. (Think under the the "Edit Image" button? ) In this case, it would unify the experience for not only the Gallery block, but any media block in Core or custom. Let us know what you think and we'll make sure this gets the appropriate workflow tags. :)

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

6 months ago

#5 @antpb
6 months ago

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

Since there has been no action in this ticket and it was agreed in the recent media meeting that this feels better fit for a plugin function, we are going to close this out.

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