The following is a summary of the weekly Media component meeting that occurred on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 15:00 UTC. Weekly media meetings are held every Thursday at 15:00 UTC. A full transcript can be found here in the #core-media room in the Make WordPress Slack.
Attendees: @antpb, @paaljoachim, @hellofromtonya, @joedolson, @ricjcs, @audrasjb, @mista-flo, @mkaz, @chaion07
This meeting’s focus began with an open floor for discussion on outstanding tickets and issues members wanted to address.
#47839: Extended file management in Media Library – @ricjcs brought up this ticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. containing design samples of what folders could look like in the media library. Discussion occurred around what this feature would entail from a backwards compatibility perspective.
#52372: Ability to Replace image on the “attachment details” screen – This feature has been explored and ultimately closed after this comment in #49096. Per @antpb, “This is another one where I don’t think it’s a bad idea, in fact, it’s great, but it’s very much in plugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party territory to make the decisions for your individual site. What may be good for one site may not be good for all. Offering the ability to replace media by default offers folks ways to unintentionally break old content.”
#52192: REST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/.: Add batch image editing – This ticket is currently in review with @antpb and is aiming to be committed before alpha. It was discussed that this endpoint is low risk as it does not impact any existing endpoints and adds new ones.
#50025: Media Library not showing new uploads when filtering by date – This ticket is currently in review after it was found to have issues with the classic block Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. media flow. @antpb is testing and will be aiming to commit before alpha.
#39004: Alt attributes should be searchable in media library – This ticket was discussed as being close to ready for commit, but talks after the meeting indicate it may need further testing with larger media libraries.
#52387: adjacent_image_link returns a link with no accessible text – @antpb has given an initial review and is aiming to commit soon after more testing.
There are a number of enhancement tickets that still need to be scrubbed. A bug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. scrub has been scheduled for Monday, February 1 at 16:00 UTC to go over these tickets. Please join us if you would like to contribute!
Props @antpb for proofreading and final review.