[wp-hackers] GSOC 2014 idea: Media categories in Core

Frank Bueltge frank at bueltge.de
Mon Mar 17 13:24:06 UTC 2014

maybe this help you:

On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 2:02 PM, Adam Czyszczoń <adam.czyszczon at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm new to the Wordpress Community but I've already worked with Wordpress
> for some time. I would like to contribute to the community and take part in
> GSOC 2014.
> My idea is to add categorization to the Media Library. This means that when
> you add files, you can select category for them. The category can be
> selected from predefined categories list, just like it is currently done
> when you add posts. Moreover, if you checked "Organize my uploads into
> category folders" your media files will be stored in category folders,
> which is great. Finally, when you add media files to your post or page you
> can browse media by categories so you don't have to browse through
> thousands of not related images to find a particular one.
> Now you would probably say that there are plugins which can do that. This
> is true but those plugins, despite the fact that they look ugly, they
> always miss something. For example, even if you find a plugin that allows
> you to categorize media properly, still you won't be able to browse with
> categories when adding media files to posts/pages or to browse with
> categories when making a gallery. Moreover, you will have to move you media
> files to created category folders manually. In other words -- media
> categorization must be in the core :)
> I would like to ask for your opinion concerning this idea. Do you think it
> qualifies for GSOC 2014?
> Best regards,
> Adam
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