Assets and File Management
Over the last two weeks, another new feature has entered Wheeljack and it is one of the most requested features for Movable Type... a file manager! The new file manager has replaced the
Upload File button on the left hand navigation menu and allows you to browse through files you have uploaded via Movable Type.
The asset listing screen is just like any other listing. So far, it seems to differentiate between "image" and "other" file types and allows you to filter by them:
Clicking on an asset opens a box which has lists more details about the asset (for example dimensions of an image or tags).
I believe that if Image::Magick was installed on my test server, I would be seeing the actual image rather than the placeholder graphic above. This part of the asset screen is rather interesting as there are placeholder images for the following file types (I presume the pixelation is a bug):
I hope that we're soon able to filter by all the above file types.
The upload process has also been updated slightly to include wrapping and persistent settings:
The wrapping is applied through a class that is added to the uploaded image. Here's the HTML with center wrapping:
<img alt="arvind_2111.jpg" src="http://localhost:81/wheeljack-sandbox/arvind_2111.jpg" width="89" height="110" class="display_img_center" />
There was also one other change, did you notice it in the previous screenshots? The Movable Type logo at the top of every screen has changed. Here's a comparison between the one found in v3.33 and in Wheeljack.
What do you think of the refreshed logo? Personally, I find it much bolder and better!
Getting this code
If you like to live on the bleeding edge, read these instructions on how to get and build the latest code. However, rather than checking out the trunk, checkout the wheeljack trunk like so
svn co http://code.sixapart.com/svn/movabletype/branches/wheeljack LOCAL_PATH
and then continue following the instructions on how to build it!