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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#12266 closed enhancement (fixed)

More info on reading page in wp-admin

Reported by: driz's profile driz Owned by: jane's profile jane
Milestone: 3.0 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.9.2
Component: UI Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


If you're using WordPress as a CMS and therefore require a static homepage using a WP Page you choose this is the reading panel, but you also select a posts page but this is conditional as you might not have a posts page and might instead using category archives to create different sections such as a Blog and Portfolio.

There should be some sort of short explanation between the two drop-downs just above where it says Posts page: that says something along the lines of "Optional: Only select a posts page if you only have one type of content e.g. Blog)

Change History (4)

#1 @nacin
14 years ago

  • Keywords copy removed
  • Milestone changed from Unassigned to 3.0
  • Owner set to jane
  • Status changed from new to assigned

Assigning to jane for a UX review.

I'd tend to agree with what you're saying. Similar confusion probably occurs with "WordPress Address" versus "Blog Address" (now "Site Address" in 3.0).

#2 @jane
14 years ago

Well, if I were designing it, I wouldn't add a paragraph of text, I'd change how that part is set up. I'd have the two radio buttons next to each other instead of up and down, and then I'd only show the dropdown menus if static page had been selected. But that would require ajax, etc, and we're meant to hit beta tomorrow. I think something like "Optional: Only select a posts page if you only have one type of content e.g. Blog" would actually be even more confusing than the non-explained stuff that's there now, because the choices people make there often depend on how their theme is set up.

#3 @jane
14 years ago

What would help would be if the dropdowns could be indented so that they are clearly the children of the "A static page (select below)" radio button. If I were going to put any text there I'd try to make it conversational, maybe. "Since your blog posts won't be on the front page, where do you want them to live?" But really, I'd probably just go with the indent for 3.0.

#4 @nacin
14 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

(In [13971]) Add indent to front page drop-downs in options-reading, to better indicate they are dependent on the radio button above them. fixes #12266

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