A fantastic update to the way media is handled and a vast improvement in using the Gallery feature! The old way of having to hand-edit the Gallery shortcode to use includes and excludes is dead. Long live the Gallery! :)
(Needless-to-say, updates to my site’s Gallery FAQ and “Gallery-A Demo Blog” are in the works.)
While in general this major update has been well thought out, there are still some flukes that are being discovered and which mostly involve the inability to easily sort the Gallery order as was previously done, as well as the loss of the “insert slideshow” button.
Uploading and editing media just got a whole lot better on WordPress.com. Check out our new Media Manager, designed to make it easier to upload images, audio, and video files to your site and edit their attributes on the fly. Let’s walk through how to add images to a new post on WordPress.com.
Within a new post, click on the Add Media button:
The Media Manager allows you to collect images to add to your post-in-progress. You can select a file you may have already uploaded to your Media Library, designate a URL from which to embed an image, drag and drop files into the browser window, or select files to upload from your computer:
Editing image attributes
Once you’ve uploaded the images, you can edit each image’s attributes from within the Media Manager, simply by selecting it. You can edit an image’s title, enter a caption and alt…
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