Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Multimedia and Commons/Allow exploration of categories at upload time

Allow exploration of categories at upload timeEdit

  • Problem: Category selection via the upload wizard on Commons performs autocompletion, which is helpful, but doesn't allow for walking the category tree, so finding a more specific, more general, or sibling category involves either opening the category in another tab and navigating the tree there, or completing the upload wizard and then using HotCat to refine the categories afterwards.
  • Who would benefit: Anyone uploading and categorizing images to Commons.
  • Proposed solution: Integrate HotCat or something like it with the Commons upload wizard.
  • Phabricator tickets:


Good, clear description of the problem. I agree with the proposed solution. Downtowngal (talk) 23:49, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

  • This would be a huge time-saver! Victorgrigas (talk) 03:04, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
  • HotCat is so much better at this; and has a better interface; surely its code could be reused/ shared? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:14, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Middle clicking opens a new tab, I think. --NaBUru38 (talk) 23:05, 9 December 2017 (UTC)