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File Gallery v1.7 Final - Suggestions (4 posts)

  1. alx359
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Apart of ironing-out the bugs, here are a few usability suggestions that think would improve FG to make it even smoother and greater.

    *

    Detach and Delete. The logic behind the current implementation is IMHO a source of too much confusion. Example:

    I have a post 1 with a new freshy attachment 1.
    I have a post 2 with attachment 1 (same as post 1)

    Scenario1: I delete attachment 1 from post 2. Attachment 1 still exists in the Library. Seems much like dettach? mmkay.

    Scenario2: I delete attachment 1 from post 1. Suddenly (with no warning!), attachment 1 is ALSO deleted from post 2 AND the Library (even when it says 'This attachment is a copy of attachment ID XXX'). WTF?

    A simpler and clearer concept to grasp IMHO: Delete=Detach and period. Only dettach button and function exists in FG interface at page/post level (i.e. the 'leaf'). If one really needs to DELETE any attachment from WP, he/she goes the the Media Library (up to the 'root' level) and deletes it from there, while double-checking other posts references, etc, (which is the expected state of mind anyway when dealing with any admin-level tool).

    *

    - Inline Image editing. When clicking the pen on a thumbnail for editing, I'd put the ID link below the thumb to open media.php in a thickbox instead of a new page. Feels more integrated that way, IMO.

    *OR*

    - Lets include any other plugs that load in main media.php into that inline editor. I have a few enhancements (like image focus point fix) that would be nice to have handy in there.

    *

    That's for now. Thanks very much!

  2. alx359
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In Settings -> Media Settings. There's a read-only variable:
    "Media tag taxonomy name". Not sure if that needs to be read-only, especially if the name needs to change (like media-tags).

  3. Aesqe
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    @alx359: regarding the first post:

    Attachment copies are just database copies and use the same actual file as the original attachment.

    So in scenario1: only the copy is deleted from database, the original attachment is not touched

    and in scenario 2, there should be a pop up dialog notifying you that you are about to delete the original attachment, and offer you to either cancel, delete just this attachment from database, or delete all the attachments (copies included).

    if there is no pop up, then that's a bug and I'd appreciate if you could check if any other plugins are interfering with it (there should be javascript errors in the console if you're using firefox).

    regarding second post:

    yes, it'll be editable one day, it's just informational for now :D

  4. Aesqe
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    re: "Inline Image editing" - I've added that it opens in a thickbox, thanks for the suggestion.

    But, could you explain the following a bit further? You mean that File Gallery should pull all the filters added on media.php into its inline editor?

    - Lets include any other plugs that load in main media.php into that inline editor. I have a few enhancements (like image focus point fix) that would be nice to have handy in there.

    Thanks! :)

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