Media Weekly Update

This post serves to jump-start discussion before our weekly check in, which takes place weekly in #core-images on Slack. Our next meeting is Friday, September 9 at 19:00 UTC and the agenda for these meetings include moving priority tasks forward, providing feedback on issues of interest and reviewing media focused tickets on Trac.

Agenda for our next meeting

This week, we will continue discussion on our priority projects for the 4.7 release. If you have specific tickets that you want to have discussed, feel free to leave a comment on this post or reach out on Slack in the #core-images channel.

Recap of our last meeting

Our last meeting was Friday, September 2. You can read the conversation log in #core-images on Slack.

Attendees: @joemcgill, @mike, @kkoppenhaver, @lukecavanagh,@paaljoachim, @markoheijnen, @swissspidy, and @azaozz.

Media library organization improvements

  • @joemcgill and @swissspidy are working on adding the ability to search the media library by filename (#22744).
  • @paaljoachim compiled a lists of WordPress plugins that exist to extend/improve media management and a document comparing features of these plugins.
  • Next step will be to compare the list of current plugins and decide on an initial approach for adding a default taxonomy structure for attachments.
  • Separately, we would like to engage members of the design team in initial conversations about what UI/UX improvements can be made to the media library to make it easier for people to organize and find their media. It’s likely that any UI changes in 4.7 would be relatively light, but we want to begin planning now and focus work during this release on getting as much infrastructure in place as we can.

Improved full size image optimizations (#37840)

No real update this week, should pick up once filename search is finished.

Core Media Widget (#32417)

@designsimply was traveling. We’ll plan on an update at the next meeting.

HTTPS fixes

@johnbillion is planning a make/core post outlining the plan for this release. In the mean time, the list of HTTPS related issues can be found in this report.

PDF Thumbnails (#31050)

@markoheijnen is reviewing the issue and looking into how plugins have addressed some of the remaining bugs.

Accents in attachment filenames should be sanitized (#22363)

@mike is reviewing feedback on this issue, but is planning on committing an initial fix soon.

Rotate full size images on upload (#14459 and related #33051)

@markoheijnen is looking at this issue for 4.7.

#4-7, #media