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Media Library Assistant

Enhances the Media Library; powerful [mla_gallery], taxonomy support, IPTC/EXIF/PDF processing, bulk/quick edit actions and where-used reporting.

1.90

  • New: On the Media/Assistant submenu and Media Manager Modal Window, a new "Terms Search" popup filter lets you filter the display by terms whose name contains the keywords and phrases entered in the search box. See the Other Notes section section for more details.
  • New: On the Media/Assistant submenu and Media Manager Modal Window Search Media boxes, a new "terms" checkbox lets you extend the search to terms whose name contains the keywords and phrases entered in the search box. See the Other Notes section section for more details.
  • New: On the Media/Assistant submenu and Media Manager Modal Window Search Media boxes, you can hide the and/or connector and search fields controls by unchecking the appropriate box in the Settings/Media Library Assistant General tab.
  • New: On the Media/Assistant submenu and Media Manager Modal Window Search Media boxes, you can change defaults for and/or connector and search fields controls by setting them in the Settings/Media Library Assistant General tab.
  • New: The "Select Parent" popup window now has a post type filter and pagination controls. See the Other Notes section section for more details.
  • New: The "Select Parent" popup window has been added to the Media/Assistant submenu table Bulk Edit area.
  • New: Documentation for "Select Parent" and "Terms Search has been added to the Media/Assistant submenu table "Help" dropdown area and the Settings/Media Library Assistant Documentation tab.
  • New: Most of the fields in the "posts" database table have been added as "Data sources for custom field mapping".
  • New: For [mla_tag_cloud], a new "pad_counts" parameter lets you add children to their parents' term-specific count(s).
  • New: For [mla_tag_cloud], new "post_type" and "post_status" parameters give you more control over cloud content when a taxonomy such as category is registered for posts/pages as well as attachments.
  • New: For [mla_gallery], "category" is accepted as a synonym for "category_name" to make filtering by category more intuitive.
  • New: An example using a custom SQL Query to replace gallery content has been added to the mla-hooks-example.php.txt example plugin.
  • New: An example plugin using BuddyPress and rtMedia has been created in /examples/buddypress-hooks-example.php.txt. The example shows how to replace the WordPress "attachment/media page" links with "BuddyPress/rtMedia page" links. For audio and video files, an option is provided to substitute the "cover_art" thumbnail image for the item Title in the thumbnail_content.
  • Fix: In the Media Manager Modal Window, adding a taxonomy term now updates the toolbar "terms filter" dropdown list. It also updates the "parent" dropdown list in the toolbar, if the taxonomy is hierarchical.
  • Fix: In the Media Manager Modal Window, the year/month and taxonomy filter controls now appear for plugins such as WooCommerce, Slider Revolution, Image Widget and SimpleFields.
  • Fix: More details added to the "Category Parameters" section of the Settings/Media LIbrary Assistant Documentation tab.
  • Fix: For [mla_gallery], the mla_rollover_text= parameter has been restored. WordPress 3.7 removed the title= attribute from its attachment links, which disabled mla_rollover_text= as well.
  • Fix: For [mla_tag_cloud], the number parameter default is now zero, agreeing with the Documentation.

1.83

  • Important Fix: For the Media/Assistant submenu table, Quick Edit, Bulk Edit, Screen Options and Help functions have been restored.
  • Fix: For the "Select Parent" popup window, the "close icon" ("x") now appears in the upper-right corner of the popup in WordPress versions before 3.8.x
  • Fix: For [mla_gallery], tax_query no longer restricted to parent post/page. The post_parent="current" parameter can be used to restore the restriction.
  • Fix: In the Settings/Media Library Assistant Documentation tab "Data Sources for custom field mapping" section, parent_name has been corrected to parent_title.

1.82

  • New: A "Select Parent" popup window has been added to the Media/Assistant submenu table "Attached To" column, the Quick Edit area and the Media/Edit Media "Parent Information" meta box. You can select a parent from a list of posts/pages, search for parent candidates by keyword(s), and select "(Unattached)" to set the post_parent ID to zero. See the Other Notes section section for more details.
  • New: For [mla_gallery], SVG image files are rendered appropriately for all registered image sizes. Note that browser support for SVG images is also required.
  • New: Thumbnail support for SVG image files in the Media/Assistant submenu table.
  • New: A new mla_get_options_tablist filter allows you to filter the tabs in the Settings/Media Linrary Assistant submenu. An example added to the added to the MLA Mapping Hooks Example plugin (in the /examples directory) shows how to use the filter to remove a tab from the submenu.
  • New: Clickable term lists example added to the MLA Gallery Hooks Example plugin in the /examples directory.
  • New: Formatted file size example added to the MLA Gallery Hooks Example plugin in the /examples directory.
  • New: A "latest images" page template has been added to the Mla Child Theme in the /examples directory.
  • New: For custom fields ( "custom:" prefix) in [mla_gallery] and [mla_tag_cloud], the new ",raw" option lets you return HTML tags for display in the gallery/cloud results.
  • Fix: IPTC/EXIF mapping rules for taxonomies that no longer exist are now removed when you click "Save Changes" on the Settings/Media Library Assistant IPTC/EXIF tab. This resolves a PHP Fatal Error when the mapping rules are applied.
  • Fix: The default Media link when Media/Assistant is the default Media submenu has been changed from "admin.php" to "upload.php". This resolves a problem with the WP Document Revisions plugin and its filtering of Document post type attachments.
  • Fix: For [mla_gallery], the mla_style=theme setting will default to "false" for themes that support HTML5.

1.81

  • Important Fix: A serious defect in the Media Libarary Modal Window has been corrected. The defect caused drag & drop file uploading to fail under many circumstances.
  • New: For [mla_tag_cloud], the "ids" parameter has been added to support item-specific term clouds, i.e., a cloud containing only those terms assigned to one (or more) items.
  • New: A "single image with tag list" page template has been added to the Mla Child Theme in the /examples directory.
  • Fix: A Load Text Domain function has been added to the /examples/twentytwelve-mla child theme.
  • Fix: If the Settings/Media Library Assistant General tab "Page Title" and/or "Menu Title" fields are empty, the default values are now used, including translated values if applicable.
  • Fix: Failure to load translation file from the /plugins/media-library-assistant/languages directory has been fixed. Note that the translation file must include the plugin slug, e.g., media-library-assistant-en_US.mo
  • Fix: PHP (5.4.x) Strict Standards warning for MLAData::mla_get_attachment_by_id() has been resolved.
  • Fix: For [mla_gallery], $wp_filter debug display with mla_debug=true is more reliable.

1.80

  • New: For the Media Manager Modal Window, Native support for "checkbox-style" and "tag hint-style" taxonomy meta boxes is available. See the Other Notes section section for more details.
  • New: For flat taxonomies, e.g., "Tags" or "Att. Tags", a "checkbox-style" meta box is available. See the Other Notes section section for more details.
  • New: An option (General tab) is provided to disable term-specific counts in the Attachments column of the taxonomy edit screens.
  • New: An option (General tab) is provided to suppress the MLA-specific metaboxes on the Media/Edit Media screen. This removes the "Parent Info", "Menu Order", "Attachment Metadata" and the four "where-used" meta boxes.
  • New: Bulk edit area now includes Title, Caption, Description, ALT Text, Comments and Pings fields. Text fields may contain a Content Template, allowing conditional replacement of the field value.
  • New: A numeric value in the Media/Assistant search box will do a text-based search in addition to the post or parent ID search. This eliminates the requirement to add quotes to the value to force a text-based search. You can still add quotes to avoid the parent/post ID part of the search, or avoid the text-based search by unchecking all of the search field boxes.
  • New: A new option, Icon Size, sets the thumbnail/icon size on the Media/Assistant submenu table. Find it in the Table Defaults section of the Settings/Media Library Assistant General tab.
  • New: More debugging information displayed/logged when Media/Assistant search box begins with ">|<" or <|>".
  • New: For [mla_gallery], the Data sources for custom field mapping are now available as Attachment-specific substitution parameters. A new "commas" option allows better formatting of numeric data source values.
  • New: For [mla_gallery], mla_gallery_raw_attributes filter allows access to the shortcode parameters before they pass through the logic to handle mla_page_parameter and "request:" prefix processing. The mla-hooks-example.php.txt example has been updated as well.
  • New: For [mla_gallery], mla_paginate_rows allows you to avoid redundant database queries just to create pagination controls, if you have some other way of knowing how many items a gallery contains.
  • New: For [mla_gallery], WP_Query caching parameters allow you to avoid additional database queries just to fill the post, metadata and/or term cache if your application does not require them.
  • New: For [mla_tag_cloud], post_mime_type allows you to filter the tag cloud counts by MIME type so they will match the results delivered by [mla_gallery] and other gallery shortcodes.
  • New: For [mla_tag_cloud], a new no_count parameter enables or disables the computation of term-specific attachment counts.
  • New: For [mla_gallery], the HTML5 figure, div and figcaption tags are used for themes that register support for HTML5.
  • New: For [mla_gallery], a new mla_style setting ("theme") lets the theme control use of the MLA style template by hooking the use_default_gallery_style filter.
  • Fix: The term-specific counts computation in the Attachments column of the taxonomy edit screens is significantly more efficient.
  • Fix: Removed an intermittant PHP Warning message for logged-in users without the "upload_files" capability.
  • Fix: The [mla_tag_cloud] templates are no longer offered in the default [mla_gallery] template dropdown list.
  • Fix: Default descriptions for mla_upload_mime option values are no longer stored in the options table, saving space.
  • Fix: Support for the "Media Categories" plugin (by Eddie Moya) is no longer required and has been removed.
  • Fix: The where-used term "BAD PARENT" has been replaced with the less severe "UNUSED" to more clearly indicate that the item has a valid parent but is not used for anything in the parent post/page.
  • Fix: The "Inserted in" reporting with the "Base" option setting explicitly tests for all registered intermediate sizes, giving more precise results.
  • Fix: Peaceful co-existance with Relevanssi - A Better Search, v3.2+ by Mikko Saari, using a filter provided by that plugin to disable interference with the Media/Assistant submenu search box and the [mla_gallery] shortcode.
  • Fix: Removed support for the ancient, bug-ridden and unused [mla_attachment_list] shortcode.

    1.70 - 1.71

  • 1.71: Searchable Category meta boxes for the Media/Edit Media screen. Support for the WordPress "Attachment Display Settings". Six fixes.
  • 1.70: Internationalization and localization support! Custom Field and IPTC/EXIF Mapping hooks. One other enhancement, six fixes.

1.60 - 1.61

  • 1.61: Three fixes, including one significant fix for item-specific markup substitution parameters. Tested for compatibility with WP 3.8.
  • 1.60: New [mla_tag_cloud] shortcode and shortcode-enabled MLA Text Widget. Five other enhancements, four fixes.

1.50 - 1.52

  • 1.52: Corrected serious defect in [mla_gallery] that incorrectly limited the number of items returned for non-paginated galleries. One other fix.
  • 1.51: Attachment Metadata mapping/updating, [mla_gallery] "apply_filters" hooks, multiple paginated galleries per page, "ALL_CUSTOM" pseudo value. Three other enhancements, six fixes.
  • 1.50: PDF and GPS Metadata support. Content Templates; mix literal text with data values, test for empty values and choose among two or more alternatives for [mla_gallery] and data mapping. Four other enhancements, seven fixes.

1.40 - 1.43

  • 1.43: Generalized pagination support with "mla_output=paginate_links". One other enhancement, four fixes.
  • 1.42: Pagination support for [mla_gallery]! Improved CSS width (itemwidth) and margin handling. Eight other enhancements, six fixes.
  • 1.41: New [mla_gallery] "previous link" and "next link" output for gallery navigation. New "request" substitution parameter to access $_REQUEST variables. Three other enhancements, seven fixes.
  • 1.40: Better performance! New custom table views, Post MIME Type and Upload file/MIMEs control; 112 file type icons to choose from. Four new Gallery Display Content parameters. four other enhancements, twelve fixes.

1.00 - 1.30

  • 1.30: New "mla_alt_shortcode" parameter combines [mla_gallery] with other gallery display shortcodes, e.g., Jetpack Carousel and Tiled Mosaic. Support for new 3.6 audio/video metadata. One other enhancement, eight fixes.
  • 1.20: Media Manager (Add Media, etc.) enhancements: filter by more MIME types, date, taxonomy terms; enhanced search box for name/slug, ALT text, caption and attachment ID. New [mla_gallery] sort options. Four other enhancements, four fixes.
  • 1.14: New [mla_gallery] mla_target and tax_operator parameters, tax_query cleanup and ids/include fix. Attachments column fix. IPTC/EXIF and Custom Field mapping fixes. Three other fixes.
  • 1.13: Add custom fields to the quick and bulk edit areas; sort and search on them in the Media/Assistant submenu. Expanded EXIF data access, including COMPUTED values. Google File Viewer support, two other enhancements and two fixes.
  • 1.11: Search by attachment ID, avoid fatal errors and other odd results when adding taxonomy terms. One other fix.
  • 1.10: Map attachment metadata to custom fields; add them to [mla_gallery] display and as sortable columns on the Media/Assistant submenu table. Get Photonic Gallery (plugin) integration and six other fixes.
  • 1.00: Map IPTC and EXIF metadata to standard fields, taxonomy terms and custom fields. Improved performance for where-used reporting. Specify default [mla_gallery] style and markup templates. Five other fixes.

0.11 - 0.90

  • [mla_gallery] support for custom fields, taxonomy terms and IPTC/EXIF metadata. Updated for WordPress 3.5!
  • Improved default Style template, [mla_gallery] parameters "mla_itemwidth" and "mla_margin" for control of gallery item spacing. Quick edit support of WordPress standard Categories taxonomy has been fixed.
  • MLA Gallery Style and Markup Templates for control over CSS styles, HTML markup and data content of [mla_gallery] shortcode output. Eight other enhancements and four fixes.
  • Removed (!) Warning displays for empty Gallery in and MLA Gallery in column entries.
  • New "Gallery in" and "MLA Gallery in" where-used reporting to see where items are returned by the [gallery] and [mla_gallery] shortcodes. Two other enhancements and two fixes.
  • Enhanced Search Media box. Extend search to the name/slug, ALT text and caption fields. Connect search terms with "and" or "or". Five other enhancements and two fixes.
  • New [mla_gallery] shortcode, a superset of the [gallery] shortcode that provides many enhancements. These include taxonomy support and all post_mime_type values (not just images). Media Library items need not be "attached" to the post.
  • SQL View (supporting ALT Text sorting) now created for automatic plugin upgrades
  • Bulk Edit area; add, remove or replace taxonomy terms for several attachments at once. Sort your media listing on ALT Text, exclude revisions from where-used reporting.
  • Support ALL taxonomies, including the standard Categories and Tags, your custom taxonomies and the Assistant's pre-defined Att. Categories and Att. Tags. Add taxonomy columns to the Assistant admin screen, filter on any taxonomy, assign terms and list the attachments for a term.
  • Quick Edit action for inline editing of attachment metadata
  • Fixed "404 Not Found" errors when updating single items.

0.1

  • Initial release.

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-6-30
Downloads: 98,380

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