The location of Add Media on phones

Core post-new.php puts Add Media above the editor and Preview, Save, and Publish below the editor. This is a desktop design that requires a lot of scrolling on mobile. Scroll up to Add Media. Scroll down to Preview and Publish. None of the buttons stay on screen persistently. There’s no joy here.

The My Sites editor on wordpress.com also puts Add Media above the editor and Preview, Save, and Publish below the editor in a semi-fixed bar. This bar often goes offscreen for me. Although not nearly as bad as post-new.php, this requires up and down scrolling.

Press This puts Add Media, Save, Preview, and Publish all in a fixed bar at the bottom. It is truly fixed and stays visible even when the browser’s bottom bar displays.

The iOS app puts add media in the editor bar attached to the keyboard. This requires tapping into the content area before adding an image. Tapping the image icon with the editor unfocused is a noop. This tripped me up often, at first. When I’m single image blogging, I’m not adding text content and don’t usually tap into the editor. I still occasionally get tripped, but I’ve gotten used to it and have come to appreciate having add media available even when the keyboard is up.

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