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Why does WordPress' Gallery functionality suck so bad? (4 posts)

  1. vectyr
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I love WordPress. I might even name my next child "WordPress" but the Gallery functionality stinks in that when I am editing a post or page, I cannot easily just grab images from the media library and create a new gallery with them. I can't remove them either without deleting the image.

    This is lame beyond anything I can possibly imagine and I am just venting my frustration here to see if there is a potential solution. It would be most intuitive to always have a gallery tab. Or in the media library in the image menu a little link that says "add to gallery" and then on the images in the gallery a "remove from gallery" link.

    Is there a plugin that can do this? Is there someone out there able to implement this functionality? Can we end the madness!?!?

  2. Galleries are meant to work by uploading the images to the post that will house them. If you do that, instead of uploading the images to the media library itself, you'll be fine.

  3. vectyr
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I totally get that. But if I want to display the same image on multiple pages I don't need to upload an image to every page or post to get it to display, I can also add images to a page or post that already exist in the media library, so why can't I add them to a gallery as well? A gallery is just another way of displaying images.

    Galleries are meant to work in the way that you suggested. I am just saying that it sucks and should be different.

  4. You can never tell what someone does and doesn't know :)

    Valid argument, and I would post it to Trac. The worst is they punt it. :)

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