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Opened 15 months ago

Closed 15 months ago

Last modified 15 months ago

#50966 closed feature request (reported-upstream)

Gallery UI is not clear when wanting to add additional media

Reported by: ckoerner Owned by: audrasjb
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.5
Component: Editor Keywords:
Focuses: ui, accessibility, administration Cc:


When editing an existing gallery the user is presented with a preview of the gallery in the editor. This preview allows you to move and remove items. To add to the gallery the user is presented with two buttons. "Upload" and "Media Gallery" in a separate box beneath the gallery.

There is little context to these buttons to indicate that this is how you add items to the gallery. The other interface elements (X to remove, arrows to move an items position in the gallery) are common elements and easy to understand contextually. The placement of the "add" box is beneath the gallery and detached from the existing gallery itself.


Provide a header to this box that clearly states "Add Media" to indicate its purpose.

Consider making the tools to add media in-line with the gallery itself. Similar to how you can add a photo to an album in iOS. (Note the blue + symbol on the last row)

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Gallery UI is not clear 5.5.png (157.3 KB) - added by ckoerner 15 months ago.
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Change History (7)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by audrasjb. View the logs.

15 months ago

#2 @audrasjb
15 months ago

  • Component changed from Gallery to Editor

#3 @audrasjb
15 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.6
  • Owner set to audrasjb
  • Status changed from new to accepted

#4 @justinahinon
15 months ago

  • Resolution set to reported-upstream
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

Closing in favor of this https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/24594 (reported upstream).

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
15 months ago

  • Milestone 5.6 deleted
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