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Bug 893 - Easier image syntax handling
Easier image syntax handling
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
File management (Other open bugs)
1.4.x
PC All
: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2004-11-16 07:38 UTC by JeLuF
Modified: 2010-05-21 16:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description JeLuF 2004-11-16 07:38:19 UTC
* Add a clearly visible "Add an image" link on the edit page.
* Add a small wizard-like page for creating an image link and setting
  all necessary options ( "|thumb" etc. )

The learning curve for handling images became to steep.
Comment 1 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2004-12-27 19:24:27 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> The learning curve for handling images became to steep.

Of course, it was much harder to create *the same effects* when people had to
manually create the appropriate <div> markup (and very hard to work out what
*somebody else* was doing with it...). Not that that means we shouldn't make it
*even easier*, obviously, I just thought I'd say that.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-11-21 16:31:45 UTC
I question whether there's a *huge* benefit to be had in doing this, since we
*do* have several pages on the English Wikipedia explaining how to use images in
articles, and other wiki users can refer to these. I should think that most
users who don't "get" the syntax first time don't have too many further problems
after asking for help or consulting the documentation.

On the other hand, a nice little JavaScript-based popup which takes the options
and inserts the requisite markup into the edit box would be soooo cute. :)
Comment 3 Nicholas Tung 2006-12-29 23:06:05 UTC
perhaps annoying as well...just as confusing to have users edit their own
javascript files as learn how to use the image thumbnails in my opinion.
Comment 4 Bryan Tong Minh 2009-09-25 14:17:27 UTC
This sounds like Extension:Add Media Wizard. Adding Michael Dale as CC.
Comment 5 Chad H. 2010-05-21 14:58:01 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> * Add a clearly visible "Add an image" link on the edit page.

Been a part of the toolbar forever. Also included in the new toolbar :)

> * Add a small wizard-like page for creating an image link and setting
>   all necessary options ( "|thumb" etc. )

Part of Michael Dale's Add Media Wizard like comment #4 says. Closing as WFM. Issues with either aspect can be filed as needed.
Comment 6 Michael Dale 2010-05-21 16:07:17 UTC
I would add that, there are thousands of users using the AMW via the "enable beta" pages such as http://bit.ly/9P144i

The AMW also now exists as an extension that can be used on local wikis: http://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/AddMediaWizard

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