Realigning the Discussions Settings page
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[I looked for some tikets for this but didn't find any directly related, so hopefully I haven't missed a big one out there floating around.]
The Discussions Settings page (options-discussion.php) always trips me up when setting up a new site. There's a lot of options, descriptions, directions, etc on that page — much of which is probably unavoidable. When I visit it, I always think that the hierarchy isn't quite right.
To help with this, I thought of two half-measures.
- A very simple solution:
Put the "Allow people to post comments on new posts" at the top of the options list, with a little space below it. That would make that option the most prominent on the page, without making it stand out too much.
- A more involved solution:
I really like the new click-to-reveal-the-options at work in the "Page on Front" (#16379) workflow and thought it might work well here.
The first could be accomplished for 3.5, but the second re-working could be a further down the line item.