March 10, 2014 at 3:43 am #16350
Hello Mahi and Tareq,
No matter how hard I try to let go off your plugin be it to Gravity Forms or to ACF I realize that it still the more complete solution to use WPUF in spite all of its flaws.
So I wanted to check with you if you are planning on doing anything with the image uploading. As this is a front end plugin, the way images are uploaded should have priority above all I believe.
The current uploading functionality is way too basic for a website aiming a bit higher than the usual blog.
We need image preview, progress bar, cropping and re-sizing on users side – and and of course something with a bit more elegance, a bit more grown up.
I would appreciate any feedback on this.
I am including a great example of an upload module which with my best efforts I could not make work with WPUF.
Probably I am asking too much but if you could make this work with your plugin, I would be willing to help you get a deal with the maker of it if you are not willing to build something similar.
Please make this addon available to us.
Its also available for ACF
FerazMarch 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm #16366
Tareq HasanKeymasterPost count: 2831
Right now, you get preview and progress bar in WPUF. The only missing piece is cropping and re-sizing. In the link of that upload plugin, I didn't see any options for those too. No cropping and resizing functionality.March 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm #16372
The preview of the mentioned plugin is instant while in WPUF with larger images it takes forever to show so that with larger images clients tend to submit before the images are uploaded if its their first time on the site. Even with a 11MB image the preview is instant. I think that is a great user experience.
Progress bar? That does not work for me on 2.1.9 – after some time just the image pops up and the “progress bar is full” … maybe it would be good to show percentages so that you realize as a user that something is happening and that you should wait.
Another problem is that WPUF does not play nice with plugins such Custom Upload Dir. It keeps on using the /uploads folder making this a huge mess with a lot of uploads.
The frames of the thumbnails are set to original wp thumbnails and are not flexible if you use a wider thumbnail.
I think the above suggestions would make it so much better.
Once I am at it I would also like to propose the following:
The forum search on your site is impossible to use. Solution: reduces the size of results to a minimum and do not show replies. I think this will reduce the amount of queries you get significantly.
Allow to find your own questions. I can never find my own threads. Is that option hidden somewhere? That should be easy to find.
You have such a great knowledge base but its not possible to navigate old information and tips.
I hope you take my critics in a positive way.
FerazMarch 10, 2014 at 11:46 pm #16388
Tareq HasanKeymasterPost count: 2831
You could preview the images just after you selected the file from file select dialog with HTML5 files API. What WPUF does is, it shows the thumbnail after the image upload is complete.
It uses the same uploader library of WordPress core, which is
pluploadand uses nearly exact similar code. It can't show the progressbar unless it's giving percentage from it's end. Do you get the same result when uploading from WordPress media uploader?
I don't know about the Custom Upload Dir plugin, but I suppose it doesn't change the upload dir the *right* way. WPUF doesn't upload files with it's own function, but rather it delegates as more tasks to WordPress core. It uses the native
wp_handle_uploadfunction to handle the upload. So if it would integrate the right way, the files should've been uploaded to the custom dir. Again, I don't know about that plugin, so that's only my assumption.
Yes, right now it uses the
thumbnailimage size defined from WordPress. May be you could change the sizes in wp's media settings or even change the size handle in `/class/upload.php`.
I agree with the forum search, it's not that good right now. I'll improve the search experience very soon.March 11, 2014 at 12:17 am #16394
Thank you for the detailed response. I will try to handle it using some of the info.
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