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Support for CC licenses in WordPress Media Manager

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Related To: Web Services, RDFa
Tags: gsoc, web
Challenge Type: Developer
Is Complete: Yes

WordPress has a great interface for managing media that you can then add to your posts. This should be extended to support CC licenses, either as a plugin or as a patch to the core software (only if necessary).

Basic features would include:

  • Allow users to select a license for media as they upload it, and provide attribution information (name, URL)
  • Store license and attribution information in the WordPress database
  • Update insertion code to include license notice and attribution information, if available

Bonus points for expanding the "Add from URL" feature to include support for adding media from an HTML page that contains the media and metadata. In this case the implementation should pull in the license and attribution information along with the media. If the media URL can not be ascertained from the RDFa in the document, oEmbed could be used to retrieve it.