The main addition to this release is an expansion on the media manager search interface-
- Posts, pages, and custom post types can now be searched for and added into galleries from the media manager interface.
- Image search is performed based on title as well as alt text.
Shiba Media Library was tested on WordPress 3.5 and 3.6.
1. Expanded Media Manager Search
Below is a screen show of the expanded media manager gallery interface, showing search filters based on posts, pages, galleries, and other supporting custom post types.
For example, in the screen shot below, I just did a post search for ‘shiba media library’, selected the first twelve posts, and created a gallery from them.
Here is the resulting gallery rendered using noobslide_nativex2 in the Shiba Gallery Plugin.
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To add a custom post type to the media manager gallery interface, simply add ‘shiba-mlib’ into the supports list during the register_post_type function call.
In addition to expanded post type searches, we also expanded image searches to include title and alt text. Previously, searches were only performed based on title.
2. Number of Posts Containing a Given Image
We can now show the number of posts containing a given image in the Media >> Library screen.
Clicking on the numbered posts link will show us the actual posts containing the image.
Currently, images included in galleries are *not* counted. We only count images that are directly inserted into the post content. Note that enabling this option will increase load time of the Media >> Library page.
3. New Options/Settings Page
The Galleries >> Options page has been given a face-lift. In addition, we can enable or disable all of the functions described above.