[wp-hackers] Time to upgrade WordPress Media?

Funkatron funkatronic at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 13:37:06 UTC 2013

Was thinking about this the past few days: currently any media files
uploaded to a WordPress site defaults to the post status of `inherit`,
which is a holdover to when media attachments were just that.  Media was
attached to a certain post, so it inherited the post's status.  We are
starting to get away from attaching media directly to posts now and are
even making them post like by allowing meta boxes and taxonomies in recent
versions of WP.  I think a next logical step is to give media post statuses
other than `inherit`.  I can think of a number of cases where making an
image or file private could be useful, among other things.

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