category: wordpress development

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JUN
2009
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JUN
2009

With the release of WordPress 2.8 “Baker” starts the day of the new development of WordPress 2.9. A major component that is being upgraded for the development of WordPress 2.9 will be the media management system (i.e. Attachments). Others will be posted over time. This is just a small sampling of most of them.

  • Setting Page Revamp (ticket)
  • Media System Revamp
  • Dependency Checking (plugins, themes, etc.) (ticket)
  • Merging of WordPress and MU Systems

As for me… I will be heavily involved with development for 2.9 as I laid down “some” ground work for the new media system. Expect a revised Wireframes document on the subject in a few weeks as I team up with the core developers to outline the plans with them so the Wireframes will be perfect.

Suggesting for the new media system? Leave comments here! :)

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APR
2009
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APR
2009

Since way back in the day when I created my multiple gallery support as a test bed to see if it can be done, I started getting feedback that the whole media system of WordPress (Insert Version Number Here) is very primitive with today’s technology in:

  • Functionally
  • Process
  • Use

Three things WordPress prides itself on when it comes to use and expandability. Why can’t we have a media system with the same easy use? Well… I thought long and hard for the past 6 months when the WordPress team decided to roll out the 2.7.x WordPress Wireframe document. 8 days later I came out with my multiple gallery support code that was to say very messy and interrupted most of WordPress “grace”. And course this was all way before I added SSH support into the system.  So I ditched that code and wanted to start fresh with a freah idea for the whole system.

Once the 2.8.x development started I went AWOL for pretty much 4 months of clear cut no programing. So fast forward to today. The release of my proposed Media Management System for the 2.9.x line. I spent many months without talking or what the status was and talked to a few developer privaily on the direction I was taking it. But after a while I got a pretty good picture on how I envisioned a very updated a slick Media Management System for WordPress. I already gotten some positive feedback from some of the top developers in the #wordpress-dev channel and from others who use WordPress as well. And without having to explain myself twice I give you the PDF document that tells all. Enjoy!

13
DEC
2008

Media Design for 2.8

Posted by Shane

Not more than 48 hours after the launch of version 2.7, that myself and DD32 have already started on ideas on how to upgrade the current attachment and media system for WordPress. He has sent me his version of what I was trying to do by hacking the base code really far to make it work. Since I got his code just today, I will be started to work on it with the new 2.8.x bleeding trunk that now has started.

Just a reminder that this will be no where in the 2.7.x code, but only in the 2.8.x code unless it becomes really stable during development and testing.