Media Weekly Update

This post serves to jump-start discussion before our weekly check in, which takes place weekly in #core-images on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. 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 TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress..

Agenda for our next meeting

This week, we will continue discussion on our priority projects for the 4.7 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software.. 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 taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. structure for attachments.
  • Separately, we would like to engage members of the design team in initial conversations about what UIUI User interface/UXUX User experience improvements can be made to the media library to makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). 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.

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)

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

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. 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