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  1. kevin kovadia
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    that’s great. it will be very easy to find free license images directly from WordPress dashboard.

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  2. Ionut Calara
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    It would be great if the media library was better at supporting extensions. Currently, there’s a little bit of hacking required, and there’s a lot of plugins working in that area, most of the time it’s tedious to work around that.

    Also, it’s so strange to see so many image providers having their own images and their own plugins, most of which are unmaintained. I am hoping that instead of focusing on one provider, they would focus on providing an API to allow any provider to add a tab.

    I have built a plugin that does that, and I am planning to also allow other developers to use it as a framework for their own APIs. I am not sure if it’s just me, but sponsoring developers that aren’t working on WordPress-related projects most of the time isn’t really a recipe for success. Mainly, compatibility is pretty important. Especially with page builders.

    Finally, contributing to the core is also something complicated to do, the process is slow, and it’s far easier to contribute to a plugin instead. Especially since this is probably not going to be used by a majority, and it might be loaded for everyone, making the admin a bit slower.

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    • David Artiss
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      It would be great if the media library was better at supporting extensions.

      Which extensions, in particular, are you thinking of?

      contributing to the core is also something complicated to do, the process is slow, and it’s far easier to contribute to a plugin instead.

      Sorry, I’m all questions today but I’m curious as to where around core contribution you feel these issues are? Of course, there’s a delay to any code change before it eventually gets released but are there delays anywhere else where you feel there shouldn’t be? And where do you see the complications? I’m both a core and plugin contributor myself, so I understand both sides of this.

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  3. Ionut Calara
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    So it doesn’t that this will work the same as Pexels does for wordpress.com. My understanding is that they are going to take over the costs for hosting because otherwise the project might get closed down. But nothing about direct integration.

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  4. john Theobald
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    This is good news !!

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