I have looked far and wide, and tried numerous plugins but can not find a simple way to offer my beginner users a way to simply upload a picture, no galleries, no video, no library of other people's photos. Just upload, see it in the editor and move on. I can take care of the size and placement in the style sheet.
I have tried hiding the media buttons and using the SBUploader plugin with some custom meta boxes. The SBUploader gives no control over placement it just puts the image below the text. So I added custom meta boxes with editors for text below each post. The problem is that the uploaded images do not show in the editor, so my users will be confused.Plus I feel like I am inventing a square wheel.
I went back to turning on the Media Manager and found a way to unset the gallery, and url tag but then it defaults to a very confusing screen, since the media manager defaults to library view instead of upload. I am so stunned that with the upgrade and people all over the web asking for a way to customize media management that I can't find an alternative Media Manager.
Can someone point me to either a simple plugin for uploading images and having them show in the editor, without any other features? Or a way to hook into the current media manager and have it open to the upload screen, insert into post, and nothing else. I would love the ability to have a user see a library of the images that they have uploaded, but that may be too much. I would be happy to pay for a plugin like that!