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  1. Vishwajeet Kumar

    These changes to the media library are just awesome and time savings too. Glad to know that WordPress now supports WebP images that are fast to load and are of low sizes. Thanks for the update

    Regards,
    Vishwajeet Kumar

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  2. Dominique Pijnenburg

    I like that filter to convert image formats! However, I’m a bit hesitant to use it. All modern versions of browsers support WebP, but support in Safari is still reported to be incomplete and there’s also people with older versions of browsers. And that’s OK if you use a solution like the one in WP Smush because it provides a fallback, the filter doesn’t (that I’m aware of).

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  3. Ian M. Jones

    Heads up, there’s a typo in the example code for the “image_editor_output_format” filter …

    $formats['image/jpg'] = 'image/webp';

    … should be …

    $formats['image/jpeg'] = 'image/webp';

    … as “image/jpeg” is the standard mime type and WP does not use “image/jpg” by default.

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  4. Paul Lacey

    Copy URL to clipboard! That makes me so happy. I feel like I want to book a call with ALL my clients to tell them this lol.

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    • Caleb Mieszko

      Lol right? I’ve been wondering when they’d UX that part of it for us. Simple, elegant solution, and one I’m so relieved to have as I’m building two new sites chock full of uses for this!

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  5. Caleb Mieszko

    Ah, awesome to see WebP image format and native WP image output hook support – finally! This is a qol and efficiency update I’ve been waiting for for ages.

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  6. David Groh

    It is so sad, that media archives / folders – media files library are not present in the core…

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    • Studio A7

      Yes, folders in library are MUCH more important and there are no any signs on horizon that this feature will appear. It’s pain in the a** since many years for web developers/designers. WordPress became business oriented CMS for company websites but was orignally designed for bloggers. So blogging heritage limit it. I suppose core developers don’t want to break comptibilty. Maybe there should be different versions/modes for bloggers and advanced users?

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  7. Lobsang

    This is great! Where should I add the code to covert jpg to webp?

    Thank you!

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  8. Anotia

    Wow, that’s quite a surprise XD

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  9. Emilio Gagliardi

    Is there any way to disable that media library ajax button? Its terrible! what if I need a bunch of images from 10 pages in? You have to start at the start of the library every time and click your way through 10 pages to get back to where you were. it wouldn’t be bad if it was paged, I could click through to the page I wanted, but this is brutal.

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    • Justin Tadlock

      I listed some options in a follow-up post for users who need infinite scrolling.

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    • Tom Boyce

      Emilio, Candee, I agree with you it is a time wasting disaster to have to click repeatedly to only add 40 images at a time to find the image I’m looking for in my media Library that may be more than a 1,000 images down and then, once placed, I have to repeat these dozens of click get to the next one which may be in the same area. This really is a disaster and will increase my workload exponentially. Make it a plugin PLEASE or have an opt out in some form.

      I have a website and associated support blogs with thousands of images.

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    • Tom Boyce

      Here is the answer, use this plugin works perfectly: Media Library Enable Infinite Scrolling

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  10. Candee

    Hi- PLEASE give me back an option for Infinite Scrolling through my Image library in grid view!!! It is especially cumbersome when taking over a site from a new client to Load – Load – Load – Load to find images to use in their library.

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  11. UInotU

    They could have easily implemented the infinite scroll to enable for normal users, the new system is a complete nogo for people having to work with hundreds of photos and I thought it was a bug, until I saw they implemented it for accessability reasons. I am all for accessability, but this change is poorly thought out and cripples the functionality of WordPress for most users. You could easily offer people the option to show a load more / infinite scroll or you could have detected screen readers automatically and then implemented this button only for users who need it. Instead you went for a huge change to the workflow without communicating it.

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  12. Dom Knight

    The Load More button in the library is a complete pain when you are working on a site and accessing this 40 times a session. And having to add yet another plug-in when less is more to get around this “better user experience” is just weird. Who came up with this one?

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  13. Mike

    Adding the LOAD MORE has just made it IMPOSSIBLE to use for large volume media libraries.

    Funny how “developers” always “FIX” what is NOT BROKEN, and DON’T FIX what IS BROKEN!

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  14. Mr David Hoy

    Yeah, I’m setting up a site for a photographer at the moment, I’m building locally and have NO NEED of this ‘improvement’. It’s adding a click and a load in to every post update…

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