New Media "Upgrade" has Major Flaws: WordPress Support Please

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  • #1083997

    Please return to asmsgbooks original (and continuing question) regarding the tooltips!! I’ve had my blog CatRutgers4art.com for two years and my readers have always enjoyed revealing the *titles* of the artwork. I, too, am dismayed that they have been discontinued. And don’t understand the workaround (or the explanation for why they’re not used anymore). The most recent post is http://catrutgers4art.com/2012/11/30/bibliography/ — where none of the images display titles. Fortunately, they appear to still work at older posts, e.g., http://catrutgers4art.com/2012/10/31/the-flip-side-of-venus/
    Or is that simply a legacy because I’ve viewed them before?

    The blog has *many* images and I do not want to use captions. Your help will be greatly appreciated!!

    #1083998

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    catrutgers4art – The tooltip title option is still available in the advanced image editing screen. Simply click the image in your post and enter the tooltip title there.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/image-settings/#within-posts

    Or is that simply a legacy because I’ve viewed them before?

    Yes.

    #1083999

    srhelvetica
    Member

    @catrutgers4art:
    Hi! As you’v noticed in previous comments, I also loved readers to discover tooltip titles in my blog by moving the mouse over pics.
    I’m afraid we’ve tried. As you can see in previous comments here, and there:
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/the-entire-format-for-placing-photos-has-changed?replies=64

    some of us tried hard to convince WP staff that any upgrade at the plattfrom wouldn´t be an upgrade if that involved some kind of loss in blogger’s content. However, they’ve got technical reasons that I’m not able to understand to delete them, and i’m afraid that’s the end of the road: It’s their plattform, so it´s them to decide what they want to do.
    About your experience, i can only tell you that pics inserted in posts still show tooltip titles, but they aren´t working if they’ ve been choses (most of the case) as main featured images.

    #1084000

    srhelvetica
    Member

    itr´s strange what you point, katrhryn..shouldn´t i be able to see tooltips in “old” posts, as i viewed before? Can it be related with using Firefox?
    Em..did u read my question about deleting the fake “permanent link to..” tooltip label?
    thanks again!

    #1084001

    Hello, to srhelvetica and Kathryn, and thanks for the responses!
    In order of appearance:
    (1) Does this mean that I would have to go back for every image in the blog and add the title?!??! Oh, dear.
    In any case, I have figured out how to add them, thank you.

    (2) Much appreciate the details and the background on trying to influence the WP process. In my case, I never use a “featured” image, so at least avoid that dilemma.

    #1084004

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    catrutgers4art –

    (1) Does this mean that I would have to go back for every image in the blog and add the title?!??! Oh, dear.

    If you added them prior to the software update last week, you shouldn’t have to go back and re-add them. If you’re having trouble with images added before that, would you mind starting a new thread and showing me a few examples so I can take a look? It’ll be much easier to help you in a separate thread. Thanks.

    #1084006

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    srhelvetica

    itr´s strange what you point, katrhryn..shouldn´t i be able to see tooltips in “old” posts, as i viewed before?

    Could you please provide a link to an old post where your tooltips on non-featured images within a post aren’t showing so I can take a look?

    did u read my question about deleting the fake “permanent link to..” tooltip label?

    It would be possible to remove that with CSS if you have the Custom CSS upgrade.

    #1084007

    Dear Kathryn at WP, all is well with the previously posted images.
    Thank you!

    #1084009

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    catrutgers4art – glad to hear it!

    #1084011

    srhelvetica
    Member

    thanks for your response, kathryn.. don´t have the upgrade! I’m afraid i will have to get used to these changes…
    About the tooltips, sorry, i’m afraid i didn´t understand you were talking about non-featured images. They are just a few in my blog, but there’s no problem with them: my beloved tooltip titles are stil there.

    #1084026

    Hello, Kathryn, OP here. I have gotten past the issue of image size in new window by selecting link to the attachment page. My second issue, tool tip titles, works fine when I fill in the title line manually on the advanced settings page of the image editor. The pressing question around the second issue, however, has not been addressed here. Could you please explain why the image name no longer conveys to the title cox that launches the tool tip title? That was my biggest issue with it. To explain, I have spent many, many hours titling images I still have yet to load so the title would display properly in the tool tip. On the old system, uploading the image automatically filled the tool tip title box. That’s why I spent all that time naming the images specifically for that purpose. Now, all that work is wasted because the image file titles don’t fill the image editor title box that displays in the tool tip. And now I have to spend additional time to copy that title from the source and paste it into the image title box in the advanced settings. That amounts to an enormous amount of time when you apply that process to hundreds of images that it didn’t have to be applied to just last week. That’s the explanation I’m looking for. Could you please explain why the image name cannot be set to convey to the tool tip title box? Thank you much, and I will keep looking for an answer to that here. Take care.

    #1084027

    asmsgbooks
    Member

    Sorry, Kathryn, I may have confused you with my log in. I posted the above OP update. I just realized I was signed in to my partner’s WordPress account to edit his site. I’m the OP, and left the post asking for an explanation for title conveyance to tool tip title box. Thanks, and I look forward to your post.

    #1084028

    kathrinjapan
    Member

    The new system is horrible. I don’t understand why they had to change it. I just tried to post a new blog entry and of course when I tried to add my images I encountered the new way. It is horrible and I couldn’t get it to upload. As I read the previous postings in this thread, I am appalled to think my previous posts with all the images there may have been compromised because of this “better” system. This is seriously disappointing. If I can’t load photos to my blog, I will have no choice but to move.

    #1084030

    hackskeptic
    Member

    @kathrinjapan

    Agreed, I can’t upload any images at all.

    Everytime I go to the Insert Media box on the create post page I get a pop up Insert Media page. I click on upload file and there’s a select file button halfway down the page. After clicking the box it takes me to the image/doc files on my laptop. When I select the image and press open an image box appears on the pop up page that is grey with a kind of loading icon inside. On the right it states “UPLOADING”. Nothing seems to happen and I’ve been waiting for the image to upload for over an hour now.

    I’ve thought about doing just text posts, but it’s just not as rewarding for either myself (or the reader I guess).

    I wonder why they started messing with media uploading as it has always worked perfectly well for me in the past?

    http://hackskeptic.com

    #1084031

    kathrinjapan
    Member

    I just posted this on another thread. Try it:

    I just figured it out. It does take extra steps but you can still load. Compared to the way it was though, it’s crappy.

    Go to the leftside menu
    Go to the Media tab
    Highlight Add New
    It should look familiar now.

    I just hope this “update” didn’t screw up images in previous posts.
    k
    http://lostinrelocation

    #1084033

    steffen2011
    Member

    Ok, since the update I have the following problems:

    1) I can´t permanently change the size of a picture directly while editing the post (by just resizing it with the mouse). In editing mode the pictures stay resized, but when I publish or prieview them the pictures only appear in their original size -> and don´t tell me, that now the only possibility is to go to the medialibrary to change the size of the original file!

    2) When I insert a picture it always appears at the top of the post, not where my cursor is blinking. Why?

    I really hope that these are just bugs :(

    Thanks for your help

    #1084034

    timethief
    Member

    The new system is horrible. I don’t understand why they had to change it.

    some reasons for some changes:

    1. US Federal Laws For Web Accessibility and Images – All images on commercial or government websites are required by law to feature alternative descriptions within their HTML image tag. Alternate text (ALT) attribute is for situations when an image cannot be loaded and also assists visually impaired people who use apps (screen readers) to read ALT attribute, so what’s in a picture is known. In WordPress, this is set in the ALT Text of the Attachment Details.

    2. accessibility for mobile and tablet users

    #1084035

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Would anyone who’s having specific problems with images please start a new thread? It will be easier to help everyone that way. Thanks for your cooperation!

    #1084036

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    steffen2011

    2) When I insert a picture it always appears at the top of the post, not where my cursor is blinking. Why?

    This appears to be a problem specific to Firefox 16. If you can, upgrading to Firefox 17 seems to solve the problem. Another workaround is to insert images in Text mode, by clicking the Text tab next to the Visual Editor tab.

    Updates on this issue will be posted here: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/photo-positioning-in-posts

    #1084037

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    geoffreview –

    Agreed, I can’t upload any images at all.

    Would you please start a new thread for your issue so I can better help you troubleshoot this problem? Thanks very much.

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/support#postform

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