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  • Just wanted to share/discuss some thoughts on the new media library manager. Let me paste from a comment on Peter Westwood’s blog:

    I’m not very fond on the new media library. I just wanted to insert some thumbnails on a post. Now, i have to:

    1. Upload them. Nice feature this one, the bulk upload.
    2. Click on gallery
    3. Choose the last one (how can they be ordered by name???), click on image, check thumbnail, click on insert into post
    4. The “media manager” closes. Ooops. Still have to insert 6 more images… :S

    I guess this feature is nice if you want to use the gallery functionality. But for those posts where you just want to add images, now it takes more clicks and time… 🙁

    About the gallery: I think it isn’t configurable enough to be usable. For example, i’d use it if i could link from the thumbnail directly to the original image, without getting the intermediate (medium size) thumbnail. Is it doable?


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  • for me it seems to have botched any images sent through email posts. i primarily post this way as my blog is sort of “from the field” kinda thing so that’s no bueno

    I’m also frustrated by how difficult it is to get rid of all of the WP’s formatting. I’ve got a series of custom divs I use to properly place images—with the media library I’e got to do three extra clicks (in addition to opening up the library and all) just to get them into the site. *sighs*

    Ditto arador’s comment about images – I also have customized my stylesheet to display images a certain way, so the new media library/gallery feature is no help to me.

    My real question is this: when I upload media from my computer into the media library, where does it put the files? I’m aware that the point is that I can now manage all of the pictures, audio and video clips that I upload to my blog on this media library page… but sometimes I need to view or change things via my FTP client. Where are they? Nothing in the media library interface tells me anything useful.

    I tried uploading and re-inserting an audio clip in an old post via the new media manager. All that appeared was a dead link of the clip’s filename. Useless – how is the reader supposed to hear the clip? I had to take out the code WP 2.5 inserted and put the file back as it was, using 1pixelout’s Audio Player plugin.

    Same here, I also have a customized stylesheet to display images in “my way”. Earlier you could add images in simple steps.
    In 2.5 you have to do a lot of extra steps. It gives you a lot of “crap” code I don’t need (such as: alt, title, widht, height and image number and other useless code..)
    It also generates two thumbnails (instead of one) that I both manually have to remove from my host/server as I don’t use thumbs.
    All extra work. Not an improvement at all this version 2.5. If I could, I would rollback immediatly to 2.2.1 again. *Sigh*

    about galery upload :

    Built-in galleries — when you take advantage of multi-file upload to upload a bunch of photos, we have a new shortcode that lets you to easily embed galleries by just putting [ gallery] (without the space) in your post. It’ll display all your thumbnails and captions and each will link each to a page where people can comment on the individual photos. I’ve been using this feature on my blog and have already uploaded over 1,200 pictures into 23 galleries. The shortcode has some hidden options too, check out this documentation.

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