Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Categories/Create possibility to sort images in categories

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  • Problem: Current default sorting in categories is filename and no other sorting is possible.
  • Who would benefit: Everyone.
  • Proposed solution: Create a possibility to sort and display images in categories by filename, image size, file size and upload date.
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T71417 and phab:T42870
  • Proposer: Jürgen Eissink (talk) 00:35, 4 November 2018 (UTC).


  • @Jürgen Eissink: Is this basically phab:T71417 and phab:T42870? --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 02:21, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
    In my wish I was unaware of those requests, but I guess the two combined are pretty similar to my proposal, that ads the suggestion of sorting by file size. Jürgen Eissink (talk) 03:31, 4 November 2018 (UTC).
    @Jürgen Eissink: I added the tickets to the proposal section. I hope that's okay. -- NKohli (WMF) (talk) 00:00, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
    Sure. Thanks. Jürgen Eissink (talk) 00:09, 6 November 2018 (UTC).
  • This seems similar to Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Search/Improvements in category pages. As in that case, it seems unlikely this would be feasible at the database level. Anomie (talk) 16:52, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Duplicate of part of #Structure_of_Categories above. I wonder if it is really true that the database structure is too inflexible to allow this. If categories were presented by default as they are now, how many people would press the button to re-sort, and how often? My guess is probably not so many, and they might be prepared to wait for a few seconds. Would the joins required between the database tables really be so prohibitive? Jheald (talk) 22:27, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
Jheald Would depend on the category size. :) Having worked on category sorting previously, I am personally not too optimistic about this. However I would totally love to see this feature come to life. -- NKohli (WMF) (talk) 00:00, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
Also see this proposal. --NaBUru38 (talk) 18:47, 7 November 2018 (UTC)