Media Kickoff Meeting for 4.7

We’re planning to have weekly meetings in the #core-images SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel throughout the 4.7 release cycle. The kickoff meeting is set for today, August 26, at 19:00 UTC. We will use these meetings to keep projects moving forward and to discuss any priority tickets that require discussion.

Meeting Agenda

The main purpose of the kickoff meeting is to identify the priority projects for 4.7 and to determine who is available to work on those projects. We will also review the current meeting schedule to see if a different time would be better for those wanting to be involved.

Potential Focus Areas for 4.7

  • Improve media library management (#22744, explore default taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. structure, UXUX User experience issues)
  • Better PDF management (#31050)
  • Create a standard WP_Image or WP_Attachment class (#23424)
  • Better optimization of full size images (#37840).
  • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. media widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. (#32417)
  • Address HTTPSHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. issues with media (#34109, #25449, #35182, etc.)
  • Improve responsive image defaults.
  • Support responsive images in WP_Customize_Media_Control (#36191)
  • Support responsive images in the editor.

Wishlist Tickets

Additional issues that were mentioned in the comments of the 4.7 wishlist post include:

  • Return option for media_sideload_image()  (#19629)
  • Add hook in wp_ajax_save_attachment() for additional attachment fields (#23148)
  • Updating link URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL on image within adminadmin (and super admin) with gallery (#13429)
  • Accents in attachment filenames should be sanitized (#22363)
  • Reconsider SVG inclusion to get_allowed_mime_types (#24251)
  • Dynamic image sizes in the editor (#35094)
  • Paste images into content area (#27970)
  • Add a drop zone to the the featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. box.
  • Revisit the Image Flow project.
  • Improve documentation/instruction for the WP media modal.
  • Address inconsistencies in the media library UIUI User interface (see comment).


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