Community Wishlist Survey 2023/Editing/Editable gallery captions in Visual Editor

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Editable gallery captions in Visual Editor

  • Problem: Galleries contribute significant information to articles and are a great way to illustrate the breadth of a topic. However, their captions are significantly more difficult to edit in the Visual Editor than those of individual images. Individual images' captions can be clicked and edited while still viewing the article. In contrast, gallery captions require the editor to double-click to pop up the gallery, navigate to the specific image, and add the caption, then Apply Changes and exit. This requires significantly more steps. The current process does not streamline the process and may alienate newer editors.
  • Proposed solution: Allow gallery captions to be editable while editors are viewing the full page.
  • Who would benefit: Editors who wish to display multiple images, particularly those creating articles about cultural festivals, painters, and the arts. This would save time incrementally and expedite the creation of galleries.
  • More comments: Thank you very much for your consideration.
  • Phabricator tickets: T190224
  • Proposer: Evedawn99 (talk) 14:32, 25 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]